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!Gio!
Nov 8th, 2006, 05:46 PM
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Madonna's Paparazzi Face-off
by Natalie Finn
Tue, 7 Nov 2006 07:28:01 PM PST
Madonna is sporting a bruise on her cheek after getting jostled by the paparazzi at Heathrow airport over the weekend – while she was holding her adoptive son, David, a source close to the singer tells PEOPLE.

"She had the baby in her arms when it happened," says the source. "When she landed in London, there was a lot of pushing and shoving. She was jostled around. She got hit in the paparazzi's commotion."

David, the 1-year-old she is in the process of adopting from Malawi, was not hurt in the scuffle. "Thank God the baby is OK," says the source.

Over the weekend Madonna returned to London from New York, where she'd spent the week promoting her newest children's book, Too Good to Be True, and her upcoming NBC TV special Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London, as well making several media appearances to respond the controversy surrounding David's adoption.

Madonna's Paparazzi Face-off
by Natalie Finn
Tue, 7 Nov 2006 07:28:01 PM PST
We know people have a lot of questions about the Madonna adoption, but we never thought they'd resort to violence to get answers.

Well, don't worry, they haven't. But the "Live to Tell" singer did suffer a bruise on her cheek during a run-in with paparazzi over the weekend at Heathrow Airport, People magazine reported Tuesday.

Madonna was carrying her adoptive son, David, when a pack of photographers, on site to greet her plane from New York, gathered round.

"When she landed in London, there was a lot of pushing and shoving," a source close to Madonna told People. "She was jostled around. She got hit in the paparazzi's commotion…Thank god the baby is okay."

The U.K. resident was in New York promoting her latest children's book, Too Good to Be True, and her upcoming Nov. 22 concert special on NBC, Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London.

The pop star also took time out for multiple interviews, sitting down last week with Meredith Vieira from the Today show and Time magazine. During both chats she castigated the media for turning the mole hill that was her decision to adopt into a mountain.

Since starting adoption proceedings, Madonna has been accused of everything from waging a publicity stunt, to snatching a little boy away from his rightful guardian, to using her fame to cut through government red tape.

"When you throw in things like I'm a celebrity and I somehow got special treatment, or make the implication of kidnapping, it gets mixed into a stew and it sells lots of papers," the Material Mom says in Time's Nov. 13 issue.

Madonna and hubby Guy Ritchie brought 13-month-old David Banda to live with them and their two children in London last month after a relatively short waiting period in Malawi, during which the couple were granted an interim adoption.


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Lindsay Lohan in another paparazzi car accident scare
Posted on Wednesday, November 08, 2006 (EST)
No sooner than she had managed to get over the trauma of being in an accident thanks to the paparazzi, they were once again responsible for giving actress Lindsay Lohan another scare.

New York, Nov 8 (ANI): No sooner than she had managed to get over the trauma of being in an accident thanks to the paparazzi, they were once again responsible for giving actress Lindsay Lohan another scare.

According to reports, the ‘Bobby’ star was left shaken when a photographer, eager to get a snap, rammed into her black Mercedes in the wee hours of the morning.

Lohan had earlier been spotted at celeb hangout Hyde where she was seen sitting in her car talking to a "mystery man," reports website TMZ.com, which also stated that "La Lohan appeared a little upset and teary-eyed under a hooded shirt" before "speeding off, alone".

The actress' rep, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, confirmed the accident, but could not reveal information of her condition or whether she had filed a police report.

A source said that though at first Lohan drove herself a short distance from the scene of the crash, she was so shaken up that she called a pal to come to her aid.

"She was apparently able to drive a short distance from the crash. But she later pulled over and called a friend to pick her up," the New York Daily News quoted the source, as saying.

This is not the first time Lohan has been in an accident while being chased by the paparazzi. She suffered cuts and bruises back in May last year when a photographer rammed her car with his minivan.

In October 2005, Lohan rammed into another van that was making an illegal U-turn, while trying to escape from the photogs.

Recently, a sobbing Lohan called police, alleging that two paparazzi had tried to hit her Cadillac Escalade, causing her rep to insist that the paparazzi are “hounded” the 20-year star.

"She was being hounded. She called her mom and cried. I think Lindsay has been hounded by paparazzi more than most celebs," Zelnik said. (ANI)


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Johansson Paparazzi Chase Ends in Car Crash
Scarlett Johansson's trip to California theme park Disneyland ended in disaster Friday afternoon, when her Mercedes hit another car as the paparazzi chased her. According to eyewitnesses, the Lost In Translation beauty was driving near the tourist attraction's entrance with two pals, when she swerved to get away from pursuing photographers and hit another vehicle containing a woman and her two young daughters. An onlooker says, "The front of Scarlett's Mercedes damaged the side of the other car pretty badly. Scarlett looked really shaken up and when both cars pulled over in a safe spot, she apologized profusely to the other woman. After that, they spent around 40 minutes on their phones, sorting out all of their insurance and legal paperwork." A Mercedes representative arrived soon afterwards with a new car for the actress to drive home. Johansson's publicist Marcel Pariseau states, "The fender bender was induced by the paparazzi, who chased her for 45 minutes."

In June, fellow Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan was left with minor injuries after photographer Galo Ramirez allegedly drove into her car deliberately. Ramirez was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The case is pending. And just last week, Reese Witherspoon got the disappointing news that a group of paparazzi who "besieged" her in April will not face criminal charges of false imprisonment.



Paparazzi chase Pitt, Jolie on rickshaw ride
PUNE, India - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, in India to shoot scenes for a movie about the slain journalist Daniel Pearl, went on an autorickshaw ride with their 5-year-old son Sunday.

The couple were chased by photographers, cameramen and reporters, forcing them to turn back after a 20-minute ride that took them past stores in downtown Pune, in western India.

Several traffic signals slowed their short rickshaw ride. At every red light, security men traveling in a rickshaw behind jumped out and surrounded the three-wheeler to prevent the media from snapping pictures of Pitt and Jolie.

Security for the star couple has been tight since their arrival in Pune by private jet along with their children Maddox, 5, Zahara, 18 months and 4-month-old Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt.

On Saturday, one of Pitt’s and Jolie’s bodyguards manhandled a British photographer as he tried to take their picture at the hotel, an incident caught on video by an Indian television station.

The couple are reportedly scheduled on Monday to start shooting scenes for “A Mighty Heart,” in which Jolie plays Pearl’s widow, Mariane.

The movie is based on an adaptation of Mariane Pearl’s book, “A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl,” and will be co-produced by Plan B, a production company founded by Pitt and his ex-wife, actress Jennifer Aniston.


You know this is going to far, its one thing going through there trash, writing trash about them but when someone ends up getting hurt its going way too far. People often forget that
celebrities are people too.

Sally Struthers
Nov 8th, 2006, 05:48 PM
the people need to be prosecuted :fiery:

!Gio!
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:08 PM
the people need to be prosecuted :fiery:

My point exactly, makes me so mad to see this and they get away with everything. The death of Princess Diana:mad: :fiery: .

tenn_ace
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:21 PM
I wonder what would were the consequences if that happened to a senator/congressman or any other high profile politician... I bet there would have been hearing and a law adopted very quickly.

Rocketta
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Paparazzi becoming dangerous, How Far is too far?

It went too far when people started being able to make a living off of it. When people's livelihood's are dependant on them taking pictures, some will do anything for that all mighty dollar.:o :o :o

skanky~skanketta
Nov 8th, 2006, 07:04 PM
well, if these celebrities just stand and pose for the papparazzi i think it would be ok. i mean, they ARE celebrities. and thousands of magazines depend on these photos.

Rocketta
Nov 8th, 2006, 07:31 PM
well, if these celebrities just stand and pose for the papparazzi i think it would be ok. i mean, they ARE celebrities. and thousands of magazines depend on these photos.

Here's the thing though....shouldn't those magazines hire photographers to do this type of thing? That way there is someone/entity held accountable for their actions and also some standards of decency would apply to everyone in the field. Then magazines can buy pics off of each other. It's an industry that has grown to big and fast to have very little rules governing it. :shrug:

Boss monkey
Nov 8th, 2006, 09:14 PM
their has to be some hard part to being a celebrity, but some times they take it to far.

!Gio!
Nov 8th, 2006, 09:35 PM
well, if these celebrities just stand and pose for the papparazzi i think it would be ok. i mean, they ARE celebrities. and thousands of magazines depend on these photos.

But when Jennifer Aniston or Brad Pitt is sunbathing in her/his private backyard naked and someone violates there rights and takes pictures, what should they do just pose naked, because some magazines depend on it.
They have no life, no privacy just because they are in movies or in music videos and just because they get paid obscene amounts of money for it doesn't mean they are prostitutes and the media is there pimp. So they get lots of money, so what they entertain us, I love movies, I love music, they help in everyday life, they take the edge of. Pictures are okay, interviews are okay but Madonna should not get beaten up for it, I mean If I was famous, some of the things I do when I party or in my house, I can't imagine if they were on the front page.
So Hilton might be a skank, or Courtney Love a drugged up drunk, Janet Jackson shows her breast, so what, there are so many people doing worse, no one is perfect, not us and not they, they are all just trying to live their life and should the price of fame be so high? We admire them, we buy there material so why do we punish them so much. I think a lot of people are being hypocritical, esp the media, what if we were in their shoes, money is not everything, I don't want to be famous or a star I don't care the money that might be involved in it, its too high a price for some of the things they have to deal with.
The Hollywood dream, the perfect life, the perfect celeb, its just a dream and we need to wake up. They are living, breeding, human beings and they should not be treated like monkies(which is wrong too) at a zoo.

!Gio!
Nov 8th, 2006, 10:19 PM
It went too far when people started being able to make a living off of it. When people's livelihood's are dependant on them taking pictures, some will do anything for that all mighty dollar.:o :o :o
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I agree, thats a great point, but its sad to think that some people will sink that low for money. Its nice to see them digging trough trash though:rolleyes: .