Last week I posted on this dude that was bothering celebs like Rumer Willis, Paris Hilton and James Gandolfini at JFK. I called him “gypsy cabbie”, because he reminded me of those cab drivers that accost your ass when you’re waiting for a taxi.
Rush & Molloy reports that his name is Jason Ertischek. He’s a 24-year-old from Brooklyn. He has a long history of bothering celebs. In July, Gypsy Cabbie admitted to Michael Buble that he was the one that called his hotel in Arizona at 2am begging him to come downstairs and take a picture with him. Michael screamed at him, “You’re an ass-. … I just have to laugh because you even have the balls tonight to admit it was you, even after I cursed you out for calling me in the middle of the night and I was telling you how I wanted to kill you.” Gypsy Cabbie shrugged him off and said, “Yeah, but could you pose for me now since I didn’t get you that night?” That is an amazing response. He seriously needs to consider doing stand-up. There’s pictures of the incident on Confessions of a Paparazzi.
A few readers wrote me that Gypsy Cabbie has been doing this since 2002. He apparently stalks every major event in the Tristate area hoping to get an autograph with some kind of celebrity. He tells the celebrity he’s their #1 fan! In college he went by the name “The White Funkmaster Flex” and had his own radio show. He was allegedly a black history major and his room is covered in the pictures he’s taken with celebrities.
I adore Gypsy Cabbie!!! He needs to keep a video diary of this shit, because I would love to see what celebrities curse his ass out next. Gypsy Cabbie just doesn’t give an eff!