Russell Crowe leads photographer on frantic 7.7-mile bike chase from Manhattan to Brooklyn

Had it been Alec Baldwin, I'd be nursing a black eye right now instead of feeling warm and fuzzy about the surprising bro-hug I got Tuesday from Russell Crowe.

Yes, Mr. Marcus Aurelius himself hugged me, a paparazzi who had just gone pedal-to-pedal with him in a 7.7-mile bike chase from Manhattan to the Brooklyn studio where the Oscar winner is filming "Noah."