June 29, 2006

No DEPP, but KATE shimmers

Letterman
June 29, 2006

Johnny Depp was scheduled, but we got Kate Bosworth instead.

She posed nice when she went in, but made a bee line for the SUV when she left.

Unfortunately for her, by trying to go 'around and behind' the shooters, we cut her off before she got to the car door. She looked like a deer in headlights.

Nice going, you bastids! LOL!

June 27, 2006

Corbis Outline@Home Launches

Source: PDN

Corbis Outline@Home Launches With Pics Of Stars' Homes

If you care what Paris Hilton's house looks like, keep reading.

Riding a wave of interest in celebrity homes, Corbis's celebrity portraiture division has launched a new collection called Corbis Outline@Home.

The collection will include work by photographers from both Corbis Outline and Beateworks, a stock photo company Corbis acquired earlier this year.

Corbis says the service is launching with more than 2,000 pictures, including the cribs of Madonna, Francis Ford Coppola, Oscar de La Renta, Naomi Campbell, Lenny Kravitz and others.

MediaVast Gets Funding

FYI: MediaVast - runs sites such as WireImage.com, FilmMagic.com, and two others.

Source: Thomson Newsletter

MediaVast Inc., a New York-based provider of visual content and related services to the media market, has secured $11 million of a $15 million Series C round, according to a regulatory filing. QVT Fund was joined by return backers like Time Warner and Baroda Ventures. www.mediavast.com

Celebrity Photog. Peter Borsari Dies At 67

Source: PDN

Celebrity Photographer Peter Borsari Dies At 67
By Daryl Lang

Peter C. Borsari, a longtime Hollywood party photographer who won the trust of celebrities, publicists and editors, died Monday in Los Angeles.

He was 67 and died after a sudden illness, according to fellow photographer Laura Luongo, who worked with Borsari for 15 years.

Over three decades of work, Borsari accumulated an archive of more 2 million images, including pictures of the entertainment industry's biggest stars – Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and more – as well several U.S. presidents.

"Peter always ... READ MORE HERE!

June 26, 2006

Celebs. and their encounters!

Source: TMZ

Celebrities and their pap. encounters.... (Britney Spears' Mom, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Simpson, Bruce Willis)... READ MORE HERE!


Clint Brewer's Arrest Document

Source: TMZ

* FYI = For those of you who wish to see the actual document!

CLICK HERE!

Paps speaks to TMZ

Source: TMZ

Popped Paparazzo Tells TMZ What Went Down

The paparazzo arrested yesterday at a day care center attended by Maddox Jolie-Pitt tells TMZ that he did not trespass on the grounds of the center nor did he jump any fences surrounding the facility, and that the police "wanted to make an example out of someone."

TMZ talked to Clint Brewer, who did not want his face shown on camera, last night as he left Lost Hills police station. The 25-year-old freelance photographer said he was detained there by sheriff's deputies for six hours. He says police impounded his Volkswagen Touareg SUV and over $100,000 worth of equipment inside, and that he won't be seeing the stuff until at least July 16, when he has to appear on court on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing.

Hordes of celebrity photographers and videographers have been staking out the Jolie-Pitt compound, its surroundings, and its residents ceaselessly since the couple returned from Namibia with baby Shiloh Nouvel. Brad Pitt's security chief, Rich Malchar, issued this statement yesterday: "School officials and myself feel that some of these paparazzi are like predators who will recklessly take and sell photos of innocent children for money."

The actual incident for which Brewer was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff is still somewhat unclear, as it was reported yesterday that the lensman jumped a fence at the day care center, and then that he was hiding in bushes at the facility trying to take pictures of young Maddox when he was apprehended by the a member of the day care's staff.

Brewer claims that there is no fence at the day care- at all- and that he didn't take any pictures of Maddox, the proof of which is in the camera that the police confiscated.

He says that what he was actually arrested for was parking his car on private property, not for trespassing on the grounds of the facility. According to the written complaint that Brewer showed TMZ, the arrest was made for a "602(N)P.C./Trespassing; Driving Veh. On Private Property without Owner's Consent."

Brewer says he was driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to the Jolie-Pitt residence in Malibu when he saw the family going towards the day care center, at which point he followed them and "went to have a look but didn't see anything."

The Jolie-Pitt security asked him to stop shooting, and called the police, who, according to Brewer, "turned up and wanted to make an example out of someone and has [sic]," after which they took him to the station for booking.

Before TMZ spoke to Brewer, he walked out of the police station with his shirt covering his face- classic photo-avoidance maneuver- an ironic pose for someone whose livelihood is earned on the other side of the lens.

June 24, 2006

Video: Malibu Stakeout!

Source: Reuters.com

Paparazzi have staged a "24/7" stake out of the Malibu beachside home of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in anticipation of getting an exclusive picture of Hollywood's so-called royal family. Pitt and Jolie reportedly left Namibia with their newborn daughter, Shiloh Nouvel and two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara over the weekend. They had been staying in the Southern African country for two months prior to the birth of their daughter.. The couple had traveled to Namibia in an effort to maintain their privacy.

That privacy is under assault as cars lined the Pacific Coast Highway outside the home. The payoff for an exclusive picture could be worth million in U.S. dollars.. The family recently sold official pictures of Shiloh Nouvel for over four million dollars (USD) for U.S. rights only. The couple said all proceeds would be donated to a charity, not yet named. Jillian Dullart, a photographer who's been stationed outside the Pitt-Jolie home since Friday, called the competition brutal. ... WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

June 23, 2006

Bruce Willis sues photog.

Source: Moldova.org

Actor Bruce Willis is to sue a photographer who publicly accused the actor of attacking him outside a restaurant in Los Angeles, according to the Digital Spy.

The “Die Hard” star is also accused by anthony Goodrich claiming Bruce to push a camera into his face whilst entering Koi, causing damage to his nose and teeth.

Willis's lawyer however claimed that the star had merely raised his hand in front of his face in order to shield himself from the camera flashes.

As BBC News Online notes, the actor is seeking at least $1 million compensation for defamation of character and damaging his "reputation and standing in the community".

But Willis's lawyer doesn’t deny that contact was made, he claims it was "minimal and inadvertent".

Brangelina vs. Paparazzo

Source: CBS NEWS

Paparazzo Nabbed Near Jolie's Son
Police: Photographer Hid In Bushes Outside 4-Year-Old's Daycare Center

MALIBU, Calif., June 23, 2006

(AP) A paparazzo was arrested in Los Angeles Thursday after allegedly trying to photograph the adopted son of actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Photographer Clint Brewer, 25, was attempting to take pictures of 4-year-old Maddox at a daycare center the child was attending, Pitt's publicist Cindy Guagenti said in an e-mail.

Brewer was seen hiding in bushes and photographing the church-based establishment shortly before 11 a.m. when security detained him and the property's owner made a citizen's arrest, said Lt. Crystal Miranda of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies arrested Brewer on suspicion of trespassing and he was later released on $1,000 bail, officials said.

Jolie, Pitt and their brood returned to Malibu two weeks ago after Jolie, 31, gave birth to daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt in Namibia last month. The couple have two older children, 18-month-old Zahara, adopted from Ethiopia, and Maddox, adopted from Cambodia.

Both Maddox and Zahara's surnames were legally changed to Jolie-Pitt after Pitt, 42, announced his intention to adopt the children.

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* FYI: Clint Brewer/Splash News

June 21, 2006

Kidman to paparazzi: This Bud's for you

If you can't beat 'em, toast 'em.

Rather than wasting their time trying to shoo the paparazzi away from their Sydney home, newlyweds-to-be Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban treated the 20 or so photographers camped out at their home Tuesday with a cooler full of beer accompanied by a note that read, "Enjoy! Nicole and Keith." The gesture was welcomed by the 'razzi, who enjoyed a cold one at the behest of the Oscar-winning actress and the country hunk, and went over better than, say, a bushel of poisonous apples.



If I was Kidman, I would have called the police on paps for drinking in public! LOL.

June 19, 2006

WHY BRITNEY NEEDS HANDLERS

Source: Page Six @ NY Post - June 19, 2006

WHY BRITNEY NEEDS HANDLERS

BRITNEY Spears needs guidance. "Dateline" staffers were shocked when they showed up with Matt Lauer to interview Spears last week and found the pop star alone in her Malibu manse. "Neither of her publicists, Leslie Sloane Zelnick or Nanci Ryder, showed up," said our source. Spears insisted on doing her own hair and makeup - a regrettable decision. Web sites derided her hair as a "rat's nest" and, when she started crying during the interview, one of her fake eyelashes fell off. "When [the NBC crew] got there, they thought they had the wrong day . . . During the interview, no one was there to rein things in," we're told. Spears, when asked about Kevin Federline being with a pregnant Shar Jackson when they first met, shot back, "Julia Roberts' husband had a pregnant wife when he hooked up with Julia, but no one ever talked about that!" Spears wore flip-flops, a see-through tank and micro-mini jeans. Reps tried to control the damage on Friday. "They asked NBC not to release footage to places like E!," said a source. Asked why Spears was on her own for the interview, Sloane Zelnick said, "Britney is a grown-up and makes her own decisions."

June 18, 2006

Spears blasts waitresses!

Source: WENN

Spears blasts waitresses for taking tearful snapshots
Wenn Sunday June 18, 12:00 PM

By WENN

Spears blasts waitresses for taking tearful snapshots

Britney Spears has slammed the staff of the New York diner she retreated to in an effort to escape a paparazzi army for ignoring her tears and taking snapshots.

The sobbing pop superstar went for something to eat in toy store FAO Schwartz's restaurant after the paparazzi caught her stumbling in the street with baby Sean Preston in her arms.

But she found little sympathy from waitresses there.

Speaking on TV news show Dateline in America last night, Spears lashed out at the callous staffers, who wouldn't let her dine in peace with her child.

She fumed, "Instead of the people inside of the place being like, trying to help or whatever, they wanted to take pictures as well.... READ MORE HERE!

VIDEO: STAKEOUT!

Source: REUTERS

Paparazzi stake out 'Brangelina'

Rough Cut

Jun. 13 - Paparazzi stake out Malibu in search of elusive photo of Pitt-Jolie and family.

Paparazzi have staged a "24/7" stake out of the Malibu beachside home of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in anticipation of getting an exclusive picture of Hollywood's so-called royal family....
with a (SOUNDBITE) from (English) PHOTOGRAPHER JILLIAN DULLART.... READ/WATCH MORE HERE!!

June 15, 2006

~~~ATTENTION ALL NY PAPARAZZI!!~~~


Ok Everyone....LISTEN UP!

Britney Spears just broke down in tears to Matt Lauer saying her biggest wish is for the paparazzi to “just leave her alone".

So everyone stop shooting her.

(My duties as a Good Samaritan have been completed. I can go to heaven now.)

Hilton Offers Spears Paparazzi Tips

Paris Hilton insists pop star Britney Spears should try and cooperate with the paparazzi and not antagonize them.

The hotel heiress, who appeared on the talk show "The View," claims she sympathizes with Spears' battle with the media, but that the best way to handle the pesky photographers is to smile and work with them.

She explains, "(The paparazzi) annoy me, too.

"I can understand going to a press event or a premiere that's fine, they're there, but when they're waiting outside your home every morning and following you around every single day it's hard.

"I'd rather them just take pictures at events, not at my house.

"I think it's better just to smile than when people give the middle finger or are rude to them, because that's what they want you to do.

"They want to get a bad picture."

June 13, 2006

See all you guys later !!! It's been great !!

Hey y'all !

Well, as most of you already know, I'm heading back home on Thursday and I wanted to tell all of you how much I enjoyed working and sharing and getting into arguments and fights with you on the line at the Ziegfled and elsewhere ;-)

I had a great time and I will sure be missing that New York photogs vibe, but hey, I'll be back !! and I know all the spots you guys hang out at, so...

I was thinking of swinging by Letterman on Thursday early afternoon to say goodbye to everyone who'll be there before I go catch my plane, but I'm also available tomorrow night for drinks or else if you guys know of a good place ;-)

For eveyone I won't see before I leave, thanks for all these great memories, take care and as we say back home : A BIENTOT !!

Cheers ;-)

Signed : you know who by now, don't you ?

Britney Spears Complains About Paparazzi


Britney Spears Complains About Paparazzi and Says She's an Emotional Wreck Right Now


NEW YORK Jun 12, 2006 (AP)— Britney Spears says her marriage to Kevin Federline is "awesome," and scrutiny from the paparazzi has made her an "emotional wreck."

Opening up in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer to be aired Thursday on the "Today" show and "Dateline," the 24-year-old singer says it is not true that Federline is living in the basement, as some media have reported.

Spears insisted that she loves her husband.

"He helps me. He has to. I'm (an) emotional wreck right now," she said.

The paparazzi have "crossed the line a little bit" by showing her in private moments, she said. She also defended her parenting skills, saying, "I know I'm a good mom."

She drew criticism earlier this year when she was photographed with her infant son, Sean, sitting on her lap as she drove. She cautions against judging her.

"I did it with my dad. I'd sit on his lap and I drive," the Louisiana native said. "We're country."

The singer said she feels like a target. Asked what she would say to the paparazzi as individuals, she says: "You have a life. And if you don't, you have to realize that we're people and that we … just need privacy and we need our respect. And those are things that you have to have as a human being."

Federline and Spears married in the fall of 2004, and their son, Sean Preston, was born last September. She revealed last month that she is pregnant again.

Federline also has two children, Kori and Kaleb, with his former girlfriend, Shar Jackson.

June 12, 2006

Hollywood Shocker!

Source: LA Times

Boutique Clients Shutter Bugged

Fraser Ross, owner of a shop catering to stars, has become a partner in a paparazzi agency. Even Hollywood is shocked.

By Richard Winton and Chris Lee, Special to The Times
June 6, 2006

Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and their fellow celebrities have turned a Robertson Boulevard boutique called Kitson into "L.A.'s hippest hot spot," in the words of US Weekly — a place where certain green tank tops go for $645 and $195 buys that special trucker's hat.

With the star power have come the paparazzi, who regularly line up in front of Kitson waiting for their shot — a frequent sight on the trendy boulevard, where the photojournalistic ritual sometimes has an unpleasant outcome.

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Such was the case on Robertson last October, when Lohan crashed her car while trying to evade a pack of paparazzi. Sheriff's officials say the cause of the crash was a van driver, not members of the paparazzi who had been following the actress.

"There's a wake-up call here," Kitson owner Fraser Ross told The Times then. "It's not good for my store; it's not good for business on the street."

But the same month, Ross became an investor and one of three officers in a new venture: Sunset Photo and News LLC, a paparazzi agency run by a veteran tabloid reporter and celebrity photographer.

Ross and his attorney said he is a "passive investor" and does not have any role in running the firm.

But his involvement with Sunset Photo offers another twist in the shifting relationship between celebrities and the celebrity media.

"We have long suspected collusion between the editors of tabloid magazines, the owners of these paparazzi agencies and the business that happened to always get in these publications," said Blair Berk, a Beverly Hills attorney who represents Lohan, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon. "It is outrageous, but not unexpected."

Even in the anything-goes world of the Hollywood paparazzi, some tabloid veterans said they have never heard of anything like it.

"He is working all the angles," said Frank Griffin, co-owner of the Bauer Griffin agency, who is considered the dean of the paparazzi scene. "He, like many, knows there is [big] money in this business."

Ross said in an interview that he sees nothing wrong with his investment in Sunset Photo.

"Someone needed money and I invested. I leave the business to other people," said Ross, comparing it to Disney's 50% interest in US Weekly.

His attorney, Glenn Feldman, said Ross decided to invest because he wanted to give his friend Jill Ishkanian the opportunity to be the first female head of a paparazzi agency. Feldman said it is one of several investments, which include the Kitson stores and real estate.

"He never attended a single meeting at Sunset Photo," Feldman said. "He has never been involved in the affairs of Sunset Photo." ... READ MORE HERE!

Jackie Chan the advocate!

Source: Digital Spy

Chan advocate of celebrity privacy laws
- by Miriam Zendle
Jackie Chan has met with fellow performers to discuss privacy laws in Hong Kong.


The Rush Hour star met with other Chinese stars to talk about laws to regulate the paparazzi. Many stars have been photographed unawares in their homes, and say this amounts to voyeurism.

According to Breaking News.ie, the stars feel “there’s a distinction between ‘public interest’ and ‘what the public is interested to know’.”

Singer Alan Tam noted: “When new laws are passed, maybe we can sleep well and don’t have to shower or go to the bathroom in the dark. It could make a big difference.”

“What you wear or who you are with or how much your meal costs have nothing to do with the public interest,” added actor Anthony Wong.

Paris Dazed & Confused!

Source: Jalopnik

Paparazzi Left Paris Hilton Dazed And Confused After Car Crash; Momentarily Forgot Name And Address

So it looks like the young and dumb and full of fun socialite, Paris Hilton is now claiming the reason she didn’t leave any contact information, despite California’s statutory requirement, after her hit and run last week was because she was momentarily dazed by the flashes of the light bulbs and shouted questions of the paparazzi. Which begs us to ask — does this mean if she weren’t followed around by the paparazzi, would she be a frickin’ rocket scientist? Just wondering.

Liz Hurley Escapes!

Source: Digital Spy

Liz Hurley to escape paparazzi in Paris

Monday, June 12 2006, 04:38 BST - by Peter Stiff
Elizabeth Hurley is considering moving to Paris in order to escape the paparazzi in London.

"It's nerve-racking to feel yourself constantly being watched. So I've been thinking that it might be better if I moved to Paris," she said.

The actress is concerned that constantly being watched by the snappers is upsetting her son Damien and annoying her.

"Ever since the whole Hugh Grant thing, every day when I take my son to school, the paparazzi are tehre tailing me," the 40-year-old said. "I know that Damien finds it very heard when people do that. He'll burst into tears, asking me why they're there. I don't know myself what they want."

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony led parade

Source: CNN.com

Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony attend the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York on Sunday.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony lent Hollywood glamour to the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday -- and attracted such a horde of paparazzi that police officers kept them roped off from the crowds as they marched. ... READ MORE HERE!

June 10, 2006

JERRY LEWIS Keeps 'Em Laughing

Jerry Lewis Friars Roast

June 9, 2006

The set up for this event is the same every year.

The press set up behind a small 'wall' (about 4' high and 3' thick). We shoot from behind the wall as the talent passes in front and on the stage. It has never been an ideal shoot.

You spend the event shooting various old school comedians and lesser talent (Tony Roberts, Pat Cooper, Steven Van Zandt).

Finally they bring out Jerry Lewis. Of course, everyone is trying to say hello to him, so all the press are blocked from getting a shot. After this mayhem, we finally get Jerry to pose with the Friar Award. But we can't get him solo and the entire stage is cluttered with riff-raff.

Jerry does eventually come to sit directly in front of the press. He then proceeds to place the entire rim of his drink in his mouth and do some classic Jerry Lewis faces.

After all this silliness, an entire mob of press chases him to the adjacent room, where he proceeds to hide under a tablecloth to get away from the photographers.

As we were running to the other room, Andrea took a nasty spill and wiped out on the floor. (Hope you're O.K.)

Funny event: As a group of photographers were waiting outside the event in the halls of the Hilton for Jerry to exit, Ice T and Coco come walking down the hall. We try to stop them, but Ice T rushes pass and says they can't stop because they're "In The Mix".

About 3 minutes later,
Coco comes back to us and asks if we want to take her picture. We tell her "Sorry, right now we're 'In The Mix'." We refused to shoot her and she just said "Oh..." and walked away.

Priceless!

June 8, 2006

Arnold Newman dies in New York at 88


Photographer famed for his revealing ‘environmental portraits’


NEW YORK - Photographer Arnold Newman, whose “environmental portraits” of artists and politicians revealed their souls through evocative settings and lighting, died Tuesday. He was 88.

Newman, who was in rehabilitation from a recent stroke, died of a heart attack at Mount Sinai Medical Center, according to associates at a gallery that represented him.

“Arnold had an ability to see things that transcended what everybody else looked at,” said Ron Kurtz, owner of Commerce Graphics, a New York gallery that deals in his fine art prints.

Based mostly in New York, Newman traveled the world to photograph artists, scientists, fellow photographers and politicians. Working as a freelancer for Life and other magazines, he photographed Pablo Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, Ronald Reagan and Mickey Mantle.

His portraits were posed to bring out what the subjects did, revealing them in their own environments. Among his best-known works were those of Igor Stravinsky at the piano and Nazi industrialist Alfred Krupp looking demonic in his factory.

June 5, 2006

Charities to benefit from first Brangelina baby pix


A week after her birth was announced to a waiting world, the infant daughter of Hollywood power couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, is already trading her instant celebrity for charity dollars.

The first pictures of Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt -- following a top secret photo shoot at the couple's fortress hideaway in Namibia -- are to be licensed worldwide by Getty Images, with all the profits going to charity, the photo agency said.


"The photo shoot took place over the weekend, but I can't give you any more details about that," Getty spokeswoman Deb Trevino said Monday, adding that exclusive deals had already been worked out with a number of publications.

Shiloh was born on the night of May 27 near Swakopmund, some 400 kilometers (250 miles) from the Namibian capital of Windhoek.

Pitt, Jolie and their two adopted children had checked into a beach resort near Swakopmund in early April -- their bodyguards and Namibian police shielding them from the ever-present paparazzi.

It was not immediately clear which charities might benefit from Shiloh's first baby photos but, in a joint statement, Pitt and Jolie highlighted the high rate of child mortality in poor nations.

"While we celebrate the joy of the birth of our daughter, we recognize that two million babies born every year in the developing world die on the first day of their lives," the statement said.

"These mothers and children can be saved, but only if governments around the world make it a priority," it added.

June 4, 2006

D2Xs replaces D2X as Nikon's flagship digital SLR


Nikon has unveiled the D2Xs, the company's follow-on to their 14 month old flagship camera the D2X. The main change in the new model is inside the viewfinder when Hi-Speed Crop mode is enabled: gone are the corner and edge markings delineating the smaller shooting area in favour of an innovative masking system.

There are other refinements in the D2Xs, relative to the camera it replaces, including a new wide viewing angle rear LCD, beefier battery, new software for verifying the authenticity of the camera's photos and numerous other nips and tucks to the feature set. But the headline act in the D2Xs is the new viewfinder.

CLICK HERE for the full review.

June 3, 2006

Alba Is Anti Topless!

Source: Fametastic

Jessica Alba avoids topless beach photographs
Friday June 2nd, 2006 at 4:01 pm
by HeatherHoneypot

Jessica Alba is put off going topless on the beach because of her constant shadowing by the paparazzi.

“I would do if it were just me and my guy, but photographers seem to pop up everywhere.”

“I think I’ll be wearing a bikini.”

Still, a bikini is a lot less than she used to wear: “I wore jean shorts to the beach when I was a teenager.”

“I was insecure and a born-again Christian hanging out with a group of kids that made me feel bad about showing my body, but now I’ve learned I shouldn’t be ashamed of what God gave me.”

Nicole's Plan!

Source: Mirror UK

WEDDING NICOLE'S DARK DAY
By Frank Thorne

NICOLE Kidman plans to foil snooping cameramen by getting married after dark.

The star and country singer Keith Urban, 38, fear paparazzi could ruin their big day by taking pictures from low-flying helicopters.

It is now thought they will marry after dark when it will be harder to snatch shots or to receive permission to fly over built-up areas.

Nicole, 38, rumoured to be tying the knot at a church in Sydney on June 25, has already sought advice from local helicopter boss David Gemmell.

He said: "She was worried about the paparazzi. I'm doing something for her."

The Australian Civil Aviation Authority said: "Ms Kidman is making a very smart move."

Sold On Celebs!

Source: The Telegraph

Sold on celebrities

How can you not be nosy about people who are so fascinating to look at?” The confession of the editor of a top gossip magazine on camera says it all about the industry. ... READ MORE HERE!

Mobile Pix!

Source: Mobilised.com

Paparazzi Pics For Mobile Phones
Wednesday, 31 May 2006


Mobile phone content provider, MobileActive, has announced its signed a deal with photo agency, Austral Press, to get access to its catalogue of celeb photo’s for use as wallpapers.

The deal could see not only celebrity paparazzi and studio shots available for download, but a huge catalogue of stock photographs covering a wide range of categories.

The Austral International Press Agency (Austral Press) represents top overseas photographic agencies and photographers from London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles and New York.

The Austral Press website is ranked within the top 1% of all websites accessed from within Australia and consistently appears within the top 50 Australian News and Media sites.

"We are excited to be working with the leading mobile content specialist’ MobileActive, now that mobile devices have taken centre stage in people's lives," said Dr Michael Harsanyi, managing director of Austral Press.

"We have decided to distribute our celebrity photo content via MobileActive, firstly to ensure that all downloads are of top quality, and secondly to create and build a mobile content community with an exceptional consumer experience.”

http://www.australpress.com.au/ & http://www.australphoto.com.au/

http://www.mobileactive.com/

Moss Gives A Beatdown!


Source: All Headline News

Kate Moss Gives Paparazzi Beatdown

May 29, 2006 5:31 p.m. EST

Felicia Willis - All Headline News Staff WriterLondon, England (AHN) - Disgraced supermodel Kate Moss was caught in an uncompromising situation when the paparazzi caught her ex Pete Doherty leaving her home.

According to Daily Dish, the catwalk queen kicked the unsuspecting photographer square on his backside, then snatched his camera lens cover and stomping on it.

A fellow photographer reveals to Daily Dish, "She just went ballistic. I've never seen her so mad.

"She lunged straight for the snapper and unleashed her fury."

Jolie Namibia Case Dismissed!

Source: Digital Spy

Judge dismisses Jolie's paparazzi case
Wednesday, May 24 2006, 16:04 BST
by Matt Houghton

A judge in Namibia has dismissed a case against a professional photographer who climbed a roof in order to take Angelina Jolie's picture.

John Liebenberg of South Africa was released with a warning after being in custody for three days.

But the judge could not understand why the 48-year-old veteran photographer had been detained by police for so long, saying "I don't understand that and I think it was unnecessary."

According to the BBC, Mr. Liebenberg remarked: "They probably wanted to make an example out of me to the other so-called nasty paparazzi press. But we have been very respectful to [the couple]."

Shannon Elizabeth Kicks Ass!

Source: All Headline News

Shannon Elizabeth Stands Up To Paparazzi
May 18, 2006 7:12 p.m. EST

Felicia Willis - All Headline News Staff Writer

New York, NY (AHN) - Actress Shannon Elizabeth allegedly roughed up a photographer and grabbed his camera, after he refused to stop filming the group she was with.

Shannon was said to be walking through Central Park in New York with "The Sopranos" star Jamie-Lynn Sigler, singer Lance Bass, and Reichen Lehmkuhl, the winner of "The Amazing Race."

Elizabeth can be heard on the cameraman's videotape pleading, "Will you stop filming? It's enough."

The cameraman then responded, "They don't seem to mind me," and the actress snipped, "We all mind. Stop."

The film footage ends at that point, because according to the photographer, Elizabeth grabbed his camera, took the battery out and threw it on the street.

June 1, 2006

CANCELED!- Rob Thomas/Jewel on GMA

There is no GMA tomorrow due to bad weather expected.
They have moved Rob Thomas/Jewel inside the GMA
studios-NO PRESS

Thanks to NikonDeb for this info.

Britney Spears Sours on Big Apple: May Abandon New York


Britney Spears is reportedly tired of Kevin Federline, tired of the paparazzi and the media attention and one report suggests she's tired of the 'Big Apple.' Will Britney abandon on New York City?

Gotham was not kind to Brit on her last trip and a report says she took notice.

Page Six notes that Spears fled California and K-Fed for New York with her infant son, Sean Preston, where she had a disastrous time. Her mission - at least according to one report - was to announce her pregnancy 'officially' on The David Letterman Show' before K-Fed could cash in on the scoop.

Here's a bit of her trip as described in the New York Post:

In the city, Spears, pregnant with the couple's second child, was continuously followed by a pack of paparazzi who caught her waltzing into Tao restaurant at 9 p.m. with her cranky baby and a pal - and leaving an hour later when he proved inconsolable.

The next day, a tired Spears tripped on her pants and almost dropped her young son - all caught on camera - and was later snapped sobbing at a deli.

"She felt drained and bombarded," our source said. "She is not very comfortable in this city, and New Yorkers didn't make her feel welcome. She has said she will never come back unless she has to."