Justin Bieber may have a baby face and appeal to the tween set, but that doesn’t mean he should be trifled with. The singer got into a scuffle with an aggressive paparazzo yesterday that resulted in an ambulance being called (to treat the pap) and Justin losing his shoe and hat. Girlfriend Selena Gomez arrived on the scene to aid Justin in his hour of need. Neither looks very happy about it.
Bieber’s got a lot of fierce competition in the paparazzi brawl department. After the jump are some of our favorite kerfuffles!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is so adorable—he’s one of the only guys who can rock a baseball cap without making me want to scream. When some paparazzi photographers started snapping photos of him at LAX, on his way to Pittsburgh to film “The Dark Knight Rises,” Joseph whipped out his phone and started to give them a taste of their own medicine. Adorbs. [ONTD] Keep reading »
Earlier this week, Pink released the first photo of her daughter, Willow Sage Hart (still such a kickass name, right?). It was and still is super cute, as you can see above, and it melted all our hearts. And then, last night, Pink posted a note on her site explaining why she released the picture, and I thought it was just wonderful, and by far the best response to paparazzi attacks I’ve ever heard.
It’s kind of long, so you can go ahead and jump on through to read the whole thing, but I strongly suggest that you do. If you don’t, just know that she’s donating all the money she gets from that little family portrait up there to charity and that Carey Hart has been pooped on. Do you love it or what? Read more… Keep reading »
“[The paparazzi] wait down the street on either end to see which way I’m going to go. … The weird thing about it is, it kind of makes me feel safe. I live alone, and I feel like they’re always there, they’re always watching. If someone were to come in and rob me — there’s photographers. It’s like the best security system ever … Maybe I’m that pathetic at this point. But it’s a constant presence.”
— Far from being a nuisance, January Jones treats the paparazzi like built-in bodyguards. Somehow I don’t think she appreciated them so much when she had that hit-and-run. [Oh No They Didn't] Keep reading »
“I do hope there will at some point be laws about how close they can get to children with cameras, because I think at some point, it’s gonna be clearer that it’s emotionally not healthy. … We try not to get them into the middle of it, but when they do, we just have to kind of smile and say, ‘Don’t worry, it’s not scary. They just like to take pictures.’ As a parent, the only thing you can do is try to make sure that they don’t feel it’s a threat, you don’t act like it’s a threat, and you just keep smiling so they don’t feel anything negative.”
—Angelina Jolie talks to Larry King about how she handles the paparazzi snapping photos of her kids. We wish there were a law against taking photos of kids too, Angie. Though it would deprive us of adorable Shiloh photos. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“THANK YOU so much for posting the video of your employees sitting outside of my daughter’s school, because now the entire world can see how creepy and disgusting you are. You do not get to spend 200 dollars on a camera, and think that gives you a free pass to shadow my child. These are strangers, grown men, stalking young children. You think that’s ok? Here’s a better visual: Pulling up to school and seeing grown men slouched in black windowed cars outside of a preschool, all day. I’m not even there, so you cannot say you are following me as you always do.”
—Nicole Richie has declared war on X17 on her blog, after getting sick of seeing photographers outside Harlow’s preschool. She’s vowed to do a background check on every photographer there. You go, Nicole! [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Don’t mess with Russell Brand’s woman or he may attack. That’s exactly what happened at the Los Angeles airport on Friday when he was arrested for misdemeanor battery after sticking it to a photog a la Adam Lambert. Apparently he was provoked to action when the pap was trying to get upskirt shots of his fianceé, Katy Perry. “If you cross the line & try an put a lens up my dress, my fiancé will do his job & protect me,” Katy tweeted. It’s almost kind of sweet. He doesn’t want anyone else to see Katy’s vag. A little bit of machismo chivalry never hurt anyone. [NY Daily News]
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Bow down before Spencer Pratt, women! Last year, the former star of “The Hills,” all-around nutcase, and crystal devotee declared he would be legally adding “King” to his name, and his internet home at KingSpencer.com (I felt slightly ill just writing that) certainly suggests the megalomaniac is reaching new heights in his megalomania. The King of Absurdistan has tweeted that he’s going to start his own “PAP” (read: paparazzi) agency: “anyone tweet me any celebrity sitings I’m starting my own PAP agency! I will pay for good tips if they get me the photo hahaha.” Ah, I love a literate man. But it wasn’t until this past weekend (OK, it was a slow weekend, what can I say?) that I actually visited KingSpencer.com! Which features this awesome image of King Spencer. I don’t know why they didn’t Photoshop the crown right on his head. I hope it launches soon. Keep reading »