Notorious skirt-flipper Cuba Gooding Jr. is up to his old partying ways again. This week, Cuba crashed a party during New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night with a wingman/assistant/procurer in tow, reportedly with the express purpose of pulling some wool. Several party goers spied Cuba at the party and watched in horror as he strode into the room and screamed “Show me the poonanny!”. Ok, so maybe it didn’t go down quite like that. It was actually worse.
Last month, Cuba Gooding Jr. got shit when he lifted up Sarah Paulson’s skirt on stage during a PaleyFest event for American Horror Story: Roanoke. Some people shrugged it off as Cuba being Cuba, others stared at him the same way you would a creepy uncle who can’t keep his hands to himself. Cuba spoke to People magazine at the FX All-Star Upfront in NYC yesterday about it. Cuba isn’t sorry, but he does see it all as a “very teachable moment.”
Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kathy Bates, and some other cast members of American Horror Story: Roanoke all got together for a panel discussion at the 34th annual PaleyFest in Los Angeles on Sunday. Since Cuba seems to be currently starring in his own personal series called American Mess Story, Cuba decided to give everyone in the audience an eye-full of Sarah’s ass by yanking at the back of her skirt. As you may have guessed, some people were not having it.
Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife Sara Gooding got married in 1994, and in 2014, she decided needed a break from him, so they split up. Three years of legal separation sounds like a dream situation for two people who don’t want to be married anymore. Getting to be single again with no messy divorce? That sounds great. Except that Cuba now wants the divorce part.
TMZ says that Cuba filed for divorce and is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their 10-year-old daughter. He’s willing to give Sara spousal support, but there’s a catch. He doesn’t want her to get a piece of the money he made after she filed for legal separation in 2014. That means Sara is welcome to some of his Snow Dogs cash, but she better stay away from his American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson money. Personally, I think Sara should at least be financially compensated for the 20 years worth of “Show me the money!” jokes she’s had to put up with.
Cuba has been acting single for a while now, so I’m guessing this divorce is happening because he was getting tired of having to answer “Wellllll….” every time a woman asks if he’s married. But now that everyone knows, he’s going to want to get used to the feeling of being swarmed by crowds of women everywhere he goes. I mean, what woman wouldn’t want to get with this?
One of my favorite scenes from American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson (or as I like to call it, Are You There Juice? It’s Me Bobby) was of Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson getting his partying on to “Everybody Dance Now” in a club with Ross Gellar. I know some people haven’t exactly been feeling Cuba’s acting in ACS. But I can’t say I’m one of them; he totally had me believing that his character was having a great time in that club.
As it turns out, that might have been a bit of method acting on Cuba’s part. Today TMZ released a video of him turnt up at LIV in Miami. Cuba used to strike me as the type who would sit silently in the corner of a club, staring intensely at the DJ while sipping his drink. But not anymore. After a couple dozen drinks (I’m assuming), Cuba whipped off his shirt and decided to wear it like a wig before busting out some topless dance moves for the crowd. Somebody should cover the Snow Dogs‘ eyes. Cuba wouldn’t want them to see this.
That pretend hair on Cuba’s head is beyond busted, and yet it isn’t nearly as bad as the curly wig they made Sarah Paulson wear as Marcia Clark.
The Daily Mail also found some footage of Cuba Goodtime Jr. rippin’ and tearin’ inside LIV, including an Instagram video of him pushing a dude’s face into his crotch and this one of him getting straight-up shut-down by a woman.
Today’s “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” award goes to the person who shot that video. I’m sure he moved faster than a speeding bullet after witnessing the exact moment Cuba Gooding Jr. realized he got caught and decided he’s going to murder their phone.
Cuba Gooding Jr. was on Watch What Happens Live last night to promote Shapiro Brows: The Mini-Series Event and that shifty Siamese Cat named Andy Cohen got him to talk about whether or not Scientology’s sexiest pin-up Tom Cruise has pulled, nipped, tweaked or pricked his face. As everyone knows, Cuba and Tommy did Jerry Maguire together and they’ve stayed friends. During a game of the Spill the Tea! last night, Andy asked Cuba to spill the tea on the secret to Tommy’s beauty.