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Jake Byrd: Hollywood's #1 Fan Jake Byrd Videos Press Conferences Red Carpet Events Political Events Paris Hilton Press Conference Night of 100 Stars Sarah Palin rally Beaver PA Gloria Allred About Octomom Billy Joel's Hollywood Star Ceremony Presidential Debate Michael Jackson Child Custody Hearing American Idol Finale L.A. Supermarket Strike • OJ Simpson Press Conference Object 1
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Tony Barbieri A.K.A Jake Byrd Tony Barbieri knows Jake Byrd, a ubiquitous gadfly who shows up at celebrity events and makes comments so politically incorrect they'd make Borat blush. To call Jake obnoxious would be kind. Barbieri knows Jake so well, in fact, you might confuse the two as being the same guy. Jake will have none of that, of course. Some people will see Jake at a celebrity trial, for example, and say, "You're a writer on the Jimmy Kimmel Show." An indignant Jake will shout back, "No, you're a writer on the Jimmy Kimmel Show!"Viewers of the media frenzy surrounding the Michael Jackson trial in 2005 likely saw a great deal of Jake. Jake ingratiated himself to fans with his fervent support of Jackson, only to annoy many with statements one might construe as pro-pedophilia. Jake called Jackson "a world treasure."Says Barbieri, "Jake was the mouthpiece of the fans, and some of the fans didn't appreciate what Jake's views were." The New York Times didn't appreciate Jake, period. In a story about Jackson's arraignment, the paper quoted Jake, assuming he was a real person. The Times later printed a correction stating he was fictional. Jake disputes this report. Jake also made an appearance during the Paris Hilton trial wearing a cap reading "Let her live." When Hilton was sent back to jail in June for driving with a suspended license, Jake, who's a huge Hilton fan, repeatedly screamed "No!" at a news conference. Jake was also outside the home of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes after the birth of their daughter, Suri, last year. Wearing a "Yes Suri" T-shirt, Jake handed out cigars to fans, then proceeded to interrupt them while they were being interviewed. "Suri means
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