“Everybody needs a day off, everybody needs the right to say ‘hey, you know what I need a minute to breathe. I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 motherfuckers following me. Everybody here, they like sex right? Sex is great when you and your partner be like ‘hey, this is what we both want to do.’ But if one of those people don’t want to do that, what does that constitute, that’s called rape. That is called violation.”
Add Kanye West to the list of celebrities who need better analogies to describe invasions into their personal life which come with fame. This is what Kanye said onstage yesterday at the Wireless Festival in Birmingham, UK, and well, do I really need to say more? Much like when Charlize Theron compared Googling herself with “feeling raped,” the public is snapping back at Kanye — quite rightly. Think of another analogy, celebs. [Mirror UK] [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Famous parents are finally saying enough is enough when it comes to creepy paparazzi photos of their kids, and People has responded to the request for a change of policy with what is seemingly the most wishy-washy, off-target commentary they could come up with.
The magazine has announced that they will only publish photos of celebrity kids that their parents, in theory, agree to, such as at red carpet events. They claim they will no longer be using paparazzi photos of children, except for occasional “rare exceptions” (read: whenever they feel like it).
Is this response really any better than the magazine just ignoring the issue altogether and shamelessly continuing to fill their pages with Suri Cruise pictures like they always have? Keep reading »
Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner really worked tirelessly to get this anti-paparazzi bill approved, and it’s actually one of the best moves they’ve ever made. With this new law, any paparazzo accused of harassing a kid will be able to get fined up to $30,000 and also go to jail for up to a year. It will also be possible for the parents of these children to seek civil liability, which means that celebrities who have paparazzi following them and their children can easily have these paparazzi arrested.
Halle even released a statement after the bill was passed, saying, “I am forever in awe of the support I got within my community from the enormously talented musician Adele to fellow actor, Jennifer Garner, who traveled with me to Sacramento to share her children’s stories, experience, and her desire to give them a better life.” Read more at Celeb Dirty Laundry…
New favorite celeb kid: Violet Affleck! Little Violet went off on paparazzi trailing her, her father Ben and little sister Seraphina on a shopping trip, yelling at them, “Stop taking pictures of us and our dad! Get out!” Whoa, watch out guys! Before the pictures were taken, Ben was grousing on camera — obviously so the photographers would hear — “We don’t like it.” I hope that paparazzi don’t start trying to provoke Violet now and getting her to lash out. It’s creepy enough that grown men with cameras are following them around parking lots. [Crushable]
Now here’s something you don’t hear from the celebs of tinseltown everyday.
According to The New York Post, Canadian born singer Alanis Morissette is convinced the paparazzi serve a useful purpose in Hollywood as they “force transparency” on the celebrities they photograph.
“I actually like the paparazzi,” the “Ironic” singer reveals, who has been photographed on numerous occasions out and about with her 1-year-old son Ever and husband Mario Treadway. “They’re forcing transparency… What are we afraid of? Our relationships being dysfunctional?” Read more…
Jessica Alba’s got a lotta crap with her in this pap pic from her earlier this week. Good thing she’s got a comfy-but-chic outfit on. We’re really digging the peach-on-peach look, so that’s why we’ve decided to steal this style.
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