Ryan Phillippe to Media: Stop $hiting on Me!

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Ryan Phillippe is sick of the press referring to him as a jerk.

This may be a crazy thought, but perhaps the jerk of an actor should have thought of that before he cheated on Reese Witherspoon.

Phillippe actually shared this thought with Howard Stern after a rep for Abbie Cornish announced that his client and the Stop-Loss star had broken up in February.

The actor's beef? He and Cornish privately ended their four-year relationship face-to-face, so why the get the press involved: "Who announces a breakup?" he asked. "I don't understand that! There's no need for that."

Note to Phillippe: you're a public figure. Get over it.

Phillippe continued to rant to the radio host.

"I'm tired of getting s-it on," he said. "I don't feel like I deserve it. Things happen! How many people have you broken up with over your life?"

How many A-list, Oscar-winning actresses - with whom we've borne two children - have we cheated on with another young starlet, you mean? Zero, thanks for asking.

Moreover, who is crapping on Ryan Phillippe?!? The guy is hosting Saturday Night Live this week. He's worked steadily for years. Sounds to us like the actor is throwing himself an attention-grabbing pity party. Don't RSVP, readers!

In closing, Phillippe said he and Witherspoon, who share joint custody of their kids, have mended all fences: "It's gotten to a place where we're great friends and great co-parents."

That's great. Now stop whining, dude.

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Abbie Cornish, Ryan Phillippe Ryan Phillippe is the ex-husband of Reese Witherspoon. Slowly, however, he's gaining fame for his actual role in movies, too. More »
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