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Caitlyn Jenner Sues 'Stalker Defendants'

AKA the paparazzi, for their role in fatal 2015 car crash

(Newser) - In the hours before her February 2015 car crash that ended up killing a 70-year-old woman, Caitlyn Jenner says she was chased, harassed, and tailgated by "Stalker Defendants" who ultimately helped cause her accident, she says in court documents seen by People . Those defendants are paparazzi photographers, whom Jenner... More »

Mountain Goat Dies Trying to Escape Alaska Crowd

It jumped into water to avoid photographers

(Newser) - After the unfortunate death of a mountain goat, Alaska residents and visitors have been urged not to act like the paparazzi when they encounter wildlife. The goat, which had apparently wandered down from a mountain into the city of Seward, drowned on Saturday while trying to escape a crowd that... More »

Justin Bieber Pissed (but Not Really) About Nude Photos

Sources say he's changed his tune since the pics went viral

(Newser) - Nude pictures of Justin Bieber on vacation in Bora Bora were leaked this week , and Bieber's legal team was quick to send cease and desist letters to news outlets that published them (as reported by TMZ , which was quite pleased with itself for not publishing them). But, as sources... More »

California Kicks Paparazzi Drones to the Curb

Gov. Jerry Brown bans flying drones taking pics, recordings in private airspace

(Newser) - If you've been thinking of firing up the ol' Blade Chroma Quadcopter to take some snapshots of Sandra Bullock's supposed new baby , you'll have to wait until she leaves her California home. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday that effectively bans flying drones over private property... More »

Paparazzo Hits Ryan Reynolds With Car, Flees

Reynolds is OK, publicist says

(Newser) - Ryan Reynolds was the victim of a hit-and-run in a hotel parking lot, his publicist and Vancouver police said yesterday. "While walking, Ryan was struck by a paparazzi driving a car through an underground parking garage," publicist Leslie Sloane said. "The man fled the scene. Ryan is... More »

Bruce Jenner Not Texting During Car Crash: Photo

Former Olympic athlete was smoking at the time

(Newser) - Looks like Bruce Jenner wasn't texting when he caused a fatal accident yesterday—so vehicular manslaughter charges may not be in the offing, TMZ reports. A photo snapped by an "independent photo agency" (TMZ's words) shows the former Olympian with a cigarette in his hand when he... More »

Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty in Camera Incident

Sympathetic judge says he understands that paparazzi are frustrating

(Newser) - Marion "Suge" Knight, the 49-year-old former CEO of Death Row Records, entered a not guilty plea in court yesterday for allegedly stealing a camera in Beverly Hills. He and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams, who was scheduled to appear in court but didn't show, are accused of chasing... More »

William, Kate to Pap: Stop Stalking Our Kid

Royal couple are threatening legal action

(Newser) - Prince William and his wife Kate have threatened to take legal action against a photographer they say has been monitoring their toddler son Prince George. The couple's Kensington Palace office said today the royals had "taken legal steps to ask that an individual ceases harassing and following both... More »

Celeb Couple Put Paparazzi to Good Use

Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield hold up signs promoting charities

(Newser) - Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are a much beloved celebrity couple, thanks in part to stunts like this: When they noticed paparazzi photographing them yesterday, they took advantage of the situation by holding signs in front of their faces that promoted charities, Teen Vogue reports. "We don't need... More »

Lorde Tweets Name, Photo of Her 'Stalker'

Says she's 'scared' of Simon Runting

(Newser) - Seventeen-year-old musical phenom Lorde, not one to suffer fools , says a male paparazzo is stalking her. Among her tweets from last night, most accompanied by Simon Runting's photo and, in one case, a link to his Facebook page :
  • "this man has been stalking me, photographing me and refusing
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Alec Baldwin Explains All, Exits Public Life

And he has quite a bit to say on the topic

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin is exiting public life, via a 5,267-word piece in Vulture explaining his side of all the controversy that has swirled around him, particularly since November, when he was labeled a homophobe. (It should be noted that, while he insists he is no homophobe and denies using the... More »

Stop Buying Mags With Pics of Celebrities' Kids

Dax Shepard explains his plea

(Newser) - When Dax Shepard (Parenthood star and husband to Kristen Bell ) discovered that a paparazzo had secretly snapped shots of his new baby daughter, it "broke my heart in a way that's not entirely reasonable," he writes at the Huffington Post . She hadn't decided to be... More »

Calif. Passes Internet Eraser, Celeb Privacy Laws

Teens can now demand online content be scrubbed

(Newser) - New laws passed this week mean young people in California now have greater protection of their privacy—especially if they have famous parents. One law approved by Gov. Jerry Brown requires Internet companies to remove a minor's online activity or scrub their content if they request it, the San ... More »

Paparazzo Knocks Nicole Kidman to the Ground

Actress wanted to press charges after incident

(Newser) - Nicole Kidman had a run-in, quite literally, with a paparazzo yesterday, when Carl Wu knocked her over with his bike. The freelance photographer was speeding down a New York sidewalk when he ran into Kidman as she walked into the Carlyle Hotel, TMZ reports. The gossip site has the incident... More »

Alec Baldwin Pins Photographer to Car

Photos show him scuffling with paparazzo

(Newser) - The photos look like Alec Baldwin is playing a cop arresting a criminal, but turns out they're just more evidence of how much Baldwin hates the paparazzi. You can see them at the New York Daily News —they show the 55-year-old Baldwin pinning a 60-year-old photographer to the... More »

Kanye West Suspected in Paparazzo Struggle

Brawl results in attempted robbery suspicion

(Newser) - Kanye West is suspected of felony attempted robbery after a brief dust-up with a paparazzo at LAX, according to TMZ . At the airport, "five photographers started shooting pictures of him and one of them was over the microphone and was saying stuff to him," a witness tells the... More »

Photog in Crazy Fight With ... Suri?!

The littlest Cruise upsets a paparazzo

(Newser) - A big, tough paparazzo proved recently that 7-year-old Suri Cruise is no match for him. In an undated video from Fishwrapper , Suri is seen walking to a waiting SUV with mom Katie Holmes and a friend—and she's not happy. She yells at the gathered paparazzi to "stop... More »

Halle Berry Testifies for Bill to Rein In Paparazzi

Actress says photographers stalk her daughter

(Newser) - Halle Berry testified today for a California bill that would limit the ability of paparazzi to photograph the children of celebrities and public figures. "My daughter doesn't want to go to school because she knows `the men' are watching for her," Berry told an Assembly committee. "... More »

Now Justin Bieber Flips Out on Photog

Leaving hospital, pop star threatens to beat paparazzo

(Newser) - Evidence keeps mounting that Justin Bieber is losing it : After passing out onstage last night (and then tweeting a shirtless photo of himself in his hospital bed), this morning in London Bieber flipped out on a photographer, reports pretty much every gossip outlet . Bieber was leaving the hospital when his... More »

Hawaii Senate Passes 'Steven Tyler Act'

Bill allows lawsuits over press invasion of privacy

(Newser) - When Steven Tyler speaks, lawmakers in Hawaii listen. The state Senate has passed an anti-paparazzi billed dubbed the "Steven Tyler Act" after the Aerosmith frontman kicked up a stink about unauthorized photos of him and his girlfriend taken inside his Maui home by a paparazzo with a telephoto lens,... More »

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