Mike Myers and the Gawker Stalker Trail
Mike Myers’ publicist has reported that Mike and his wife of 12 years, Robin Ruzan, are filing for divorce.
Mike was last written about here this past July for his participation in an Inside the Actor’s Studio style show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Mike was remarkably friendly, charismatic, and full of wisdom–the crowd of wide-eyed comedy people were eating out of his hand. It appeared even Myers was invigorated by the experience. In the weeks following, Myers dropped by the Magnet Theatre in August to perform improv for a shocked, surprised audience. All signs looked like he was re-rooting himself in the comedy world here–which many people were giddily hoping for because he is awesome.
However, instead of continuing to hear Myers’ name in connection to local comedy stuff, talk dipped below the surface of the gossip contained herein and started popping up regularly in Gawker Stalker. So vivid were the erratic changes in the fork-tongued testimonials, that speculation suggests they’re probably congruous to Myers’ personal troubles. The following is a timeline of the quotes pulled from the Gawker Stalker research.
August 30th, 2005
I was out with some friends last night and saw Mike Myers at the Blue Mill Tavern (formerly Grange Hall). He seemed normal and was just basically hanging out with friends. Some people asked him about his meal and I think he even offered them a bite.
October 26th, 2005
Saw Mike Myers walking with head down, looking normal but self-conscious, on Bleecker and Bank Street.
Novemeber 22, 2005
Spotted a disheveled, bloated Mike Myers today (11/19) passing by the MoMa design store in Soho with a gay artiste-type friend. Couldn’t decide if the companion was more Karl Lagerfeld or Andy Warhol but he definitely upped the hip factor of homeless-looking Austin Powers.
December 12th, 2005
Last night outside Webster Hall at around 7:30, Mike Myers of SNL/Shrek fame stumbled past us, then proceeded to stumble up 11th street toward 4th Avenue, lingering on the block while looking terrible and talking on a cell phone. Perhaps he was practicing for his upcoming role as Keith Moon, but the man looked as bad as its possible to look, and after about 20 minutes of awkwardly bumping into walls and such, hopefully found his way somewhere safe.
December 27th, 2005
Saw Mike Myers yesterday (12/20) at Tea and Sympathy in the West Village with 3 friends. He looked very grumpy the entire time. Couldnâ€™t see what he was eating, but about halfway through the meal a very loud and obnoxious cell phone rang, getting everyoneâ€™s attention. He scrambled to get it, and apologized to everyone for the disturbance. Still looked grumpy, with a silly fur hat with ear flaps when he left.
Anyways, our thoughts are with Mike and we hope things turn out all right.