April 19, 2006

Celebrity Eavesdropping!

Source: Zap2it.com via Google Groups

Paparazzi eavesdrops on Douglases with baby monitors

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Oscar winner Michael Douglas says that the
paparazzi have gone too far, exploiting equipment meant for his
children to eavesdrop on him and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

"They could turn to the frequency and listen to conversations in the
house with baby monitors," Douglas reveals in a Thursday, June 23
interview with "Access Hollywood." "There is such a selfish bounty
hunter quality about it."

The Hollywood couple has two children together: Dylan, 4, and Carys, 2.

"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria -- who is co-starring with
Douglas in the upcoming White House thriller "The Sentinel" -- also has
had frightening moments with unscrupulous paparazzi.

"I'm a single woman who lives alone," she says. "So when I come home &
there's people hiding in my bushes, I don't know if it's a rapist, I
don't know if it's murderer, and then it's a paparazzi [sic]."

The paparazzi have been criticized for going to extreme lengths to dig
up dirt or snap photos of celebrities. Recently, "Herbie: Fully Loaded"
star Lindsay Lohan had her car rammed by photographer Galo Ramirez's
minivan, some say deliberately. The young starlet has hired attorneys
to investigate the crash and is considering taking legal action against
Ramirez.

Perhaps the most tragic incident occurred in 1997 when Britain's Lady
Diana and her lover Dodi al-Fayed died in a car crash fleeing from
aggressive paparazzi.

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