HOLLYWOOD – Amazing news just in: We are receiving unconfirmed reports that Tommy Lee Jones has smiled.
Apparently the veteran actor of The Fugitive and No Country for Old Men was walking his fifteen year old Rottweiler, Methuselah when he saw a little old lady on the other side of the street walking along. This did nothing to the famous granite visage, but then he noticed that some careless citizen had left a banana skin right in the old lady’s path. The corners of the Man in Black’s mouth twitched involuntarily.
Careful not to stare, Mr. Jones halted for a moment. Pretending to scratch Methuselah behind the ear, he kept one of his squinty eyes on the old gal’s progress. She slowly approached the banana skin and was almost upon it when through the mist of her aged vision she must have caught sight of the yellow peril.
As quick as she could – her foot was already raised – she took evasive action stepping into the road where she was hit by a speeding Cherokee Jeep and killed instantly. Tommy Lee Jones’ face broke into a broad happy smile, witnesses say many who ran immediately to film the moment on their phone cameras, even as the old lady – a Mrs Hampton of Detroit – bled out onto the asphalt. Sadly, by the time the camera function had been chosen the moment of hilarity had passed and Mr Lee Jones had resumed his usual melancholy gaze. Tommy Lee Jones and Methuselah walked on without further comment or harassment.