Pin up boy Jesse McCartney was messed with by bikers and jumped in the backseat of his limousine for safety in a Punk'd prank in Los Angeles.
Contactmusic.com is reporting that the former Dream Street singer was on his way to a show at Beverly Hills High School in Los Angeles when his chauffeur drove into a line of bikes. The tattooed bikers came up to the limo to menace the driver and occupant, whereby McCartney ran for cover, saying, "I just don't wanna get hurt."
Jesse was in tears, reported contactmusic.com, as the bikers started banging on the windows of the limo. And ta-da! That's when punk master Ashton Kutcher showed up, and a relieved and good natured Jesse jumped out of the back seat and started attacking the practical joker.
And in case you missed it, there was a recent interview with Jesse entitled "You've got mail! From dreamy Jesse McCartney" by Tim Engle for Knight Ridder Newspapers. Text and link follows:
"We tried to get the It Boy on the phone but had to settle for an e-mail interview. Jesse's "mom-ager," Ginger, said he answered our questions and she typed:"
Q. Should we refer to you as J-Mac?
A. Nah, just Jesse.
Q. What did you have for breakfast today?
A. I had Starbucks and an English muffin with cream cheese on it.
Q. Where did you grow up? Where do you live now? You just bought a house?
A. I grew up in Westchester, N.Y., a half-hour north of Manhattan. I live in L.A., and, yes, my family and I bought a house in L.A. since I'm going to be here for a while, I figure.
Q. You just graduated from high school? Where/what school?
A. The same town I grew up in lower Westchester, N.Y.
Q. Did you actually go to school? How'd you fit that in with being a pop star and TV star?
A. I did go to school regularly through my junior year. I'd take five weeks off every now and then to go out on the road or work in a show. My senior year, Summerland kept me in L.A. full time so I had a tutor take my school's curriculum and teach me the same things my classes were studying back in New York. So I was able to graduate with my hometown class this year.
Q. What class were you best in? Worst in?
A. Gym and then there was gym. Social studies was the worst.
Q. Any college plans? What are you going to do with your life, young man?
A. I'm not going to college this year but plan to sometime in the future. I will finish out my recording contract and hopefully do some film work before returning to school.
Q. In the Fourth of July special taped at Ford's Theatre in Washington, I understand you dedicated She's No You to first lady Laura Bush. Are you a fan of hers?
A. I think she is a beautiful, poised lady, and she contributes her time to the board of the Ford's Theatre. So in my book, she's OK.
Q. It's hard to believe that Summerland was canceled (but is still on the air). Do you think you should have worn your wet suit more often or maybe taken off your shirt?
A. Many days it was freezing on the beach when we were working so, yes! I'd have liked to have worn my wet suit more often. As far as taking off my shirt I'm a skinny white boy from New York. No.
Q. Your song Beautiful Soul: Do you think teenage guys everywhere are using the title as a pickup line to girls ("I'm really in love with your beautiful soul ...")?
A. I doubt it. Ha-ha.
Q. You co-wrote several songs on your debut CD. Is one especially meaningful to you?
A. I like She's No You, the second single, because it was one of the very first songs I had a hand in, and I just liked it a lot.
Q. In the liner notes you say something about your grandparents having to cover their ears when they're on the road with you. What's that all about?
A. I like my music loud in the car.
Q. OK, I know you get this a lot: You're not related to Paul McCartney, are you? But I understand you perform Beatles songs sometimes.
A. I love the Beatles music. No, I'm not related, but one day Sir Paul and I will probably meet. I sing Blackbird and Here There and Everywhere.
Q. To prepare for talking to you, I bought six teen magazines like Tiger Beat and Twist, and you're on the cover of every one. Is that weird for you?
A. Yes, it's a little strange.
Q. Tiger Beat had a fill-in-the-blank thing: "What I love most about Jesse is his ." What do you love most about yourself?
A. That I can meet all sorts of people around the world and have a great conversation with them and have the opportunity to learn new things because of my career taking me there.
Q. With all these adoring female fans, does it P.O. other guys? Do jealous guys ever try to kick your butt?
A. I'm not too popular with the "boyfriends." They try to give me a hard time. I try not to get in their face to avoid conflicts, 'cause sometimes their girlfriends are cute!
Q. I do have to ask one Tiger Beat -type question. Do you have a girlfriend? I read that it's Katie Cassidy, but I don't know who that is. What can you tell us?
A. A little mystery is a good thing! Ha-ha.
Q. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? How about 20 years?
A. In 10 years I'll be an actor. In 20 years I'll be a director. Or ... I'll be selling hot dogs on Venice Beach. Either way I'll be happy.
Original article, July 7 2005, at: The Houston Chronicle/Knight Ridder Newspapers.