'Bad Boys 2' Causes Road Rage in Miami
Will Smith, 33, and Martin Lawrence, 37, have lost several fans in south Florida this week, reports Reuters. The two, who have teamed up again to shoot "Bad Boys 2," a sequel to their 1995 hit, have helped tie up the main road between downtown Miami and Miami Beach for a scene in their movie. According to the news service, the closure has resulted in the usual 15-minute car journey taking more than an hour -- not counting the extra time for rubbernecking generally caused by a film crew. "Apparently those charged with governing and managing our city are so blinded by dollar signs and Hollywood lights that they cannot see how unconscionable it is to close the MacArthur Causeway for four days," local resident Robin Statfeld is quoted as saying in the Miami Herald. The paper goes on to report that Columbia Pictures is spending about $500,000 to cover the costs of the closure (which is scheduled to last until Thursday) -- including the hiring of traffic cops. On July 29, PEOPLE.com reported on the festive party to launch the movie. Among the guests was local resident (and former "NYPD Blue" star) David Caruso, who said, "I love working and living here." Obviously that's when he's not stuck in traffic.
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