November 14, 2013

Alec Baldwin Apparently Calls Paparazzi A 'C**ksucking Fag'

Alec Baldwin reportedly hurled an anti-gay slur at a paparazzo in New York City Thursday.

Paparazzi arrived outside the actor's apartment following the ruling in the case against his stalker, Genevieve Sabourin, who was sentenced to 210 days in jail on Nov. 14. After the win, Baldwin lost it on a paparazzo, apparently calling him a "c**ksucking fag," because he got near his wife, Hilaria, and their baby.

TMZ has obtained footage of Baldwin's latest rant. The video shows the actor chasing one photographer on the sidewalk before going after another one in the street. He appears to use the offensive language before getting into a chauffeured car and riding off.

October 7, 2013

Kanye West court ordered to stay 30 feet away from photographer after his paparazzi scuffle

Kanye West is reported to have been given a restraining order following his alleged attack on a photographer at LAX airport in July.

The rapper is said to have been court ordered to stay at least 30 feet away from photographer Daniel Ramos, who filed a civil lawsuit accusing Kanye of assault, battery and interference with his civil rights.

But the judge also advised that Ramos keep his distance from the 36-year-old hip hop artist in a Los Angeles court on Monday.

The scuffle: Kanye West was court ordered to keep his distance from photographer Daniel Ramos, who he wrestled with in late July

Berk is said to have demanded that all of the prosecution’s evidence and case materials be handed over to her in the battery case.

And the presiding judge acquiesced, ordering Ramos' legal team to share their case files.

The photographer’s representatives then pressed to have Kanye undergo court ordered anger management classes.

But the magistrate shot down the request, advising that their client Ramos keep his distance from Kanye as well.

Meanwhile, Kanye will need the best defence possible as the prosecution has seven videos depicting the alleged assault from every angle.

The civil lawsuit accuses the rapper of assault, battery and interference with the photographer's civil rights and also seeks unspecified damages.

But in retaliation, Kanye's legal team filed documents in September claiming the rapper acted in self-defence, stating: 'Daniel Ramos is not entitled to relief of any claims set forth in the complaint.

'Daniel Ramos willfully and wrongfully caused Kanye West to reasonably believe his safety was in immediate danger.'

Kanye West responded to this assault by doing only those acts that were reasonably necessary for his self-defense and safety and was justified in doing those acts,' said the document filed by his other attorney Shawn Holley, whose hiring by West was first reported by

The document also asks for West to be awarded his court costs incurred in the lawsuit, according to a document obtained by TMZ.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in August declined to pursue felony criminal charges against West in connection with the scrap.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, which prosecutes lower level criminal offenses, has charged West with criminal battery and attempted grand theft.

Both charges are misdemeanors, but West could be sentenced up to a year in jail, if found guilty.

September 13, 2013

Kanye West charged with battery, theft in paparazzi incident

Rapper Kanye West has been charged with misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft in connection with a July 19 incident at Los Angeles International Airport, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said Friday.
IMAGE: Kanye West
West, who does not hold back when it comes to his hostile feelings toward paparazzi, can be seen on video obtained by TMZ leaving the airport. As the rapper walks toward a waiting car, he stopped to argue with one of several photographers standing at the curb. The video shows West grabbing a photographer and forcing him to the ground.

The photographer, Daniel Ramos, filed a lawsuit against West in August. Ramos, who is represented by attorney Gloria Allred, claimed his right hip was injured when the rapper punched him in an unprovoked attack and wrestled his camera to the ground. The lawsuit claims assault, battery, negligence and violation of civil rights.

"I told him twice, 'I don't want to fight you,'" Ramos said at an August press conference. "However, he attacked me anyway."

West was charged with one count of battery and one count of grand theft, both misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of six months each, Frank Matelijan of the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said. An arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 10.

This is not the first run-in West has had with paparazzi at LAX. West and his road manager, Don Crawley, were arrested at the airport in 2008 on felony vandalism charges after they confronted two paparazzi outside a screening area and smashed the men's cameras. West attended 12 hours of anger management and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service in that incident.

September 12, 2013

Nicole Kidman knocked over by photographer on bike

Freelance paparazzo Carl Wu ran into the star while riding on a bicycle outside the Carlyle Hotel on the upper East Side.


Nicole Kidman is supposedly pressing charges after a freelance paparazzo hit her as he was riding a bicycle on the sidewalk.

Kidman, 46, was returning to the Carlyle Hotel after attending the Calvin Klein show at New York's Fashion Week when photographer Carl Wu slammed into the starlet.

According to a witness for TMZ, Wu appeared to hit the brakes but didn't stop in time. A photographer at the scene told the gossip site that Kidman told Wu she wanted to press charges.

"She looked hurt, but there wasn't any blood," the witness said. "She put her shoes back on and ran into the Carlyle."

An ambulance arrived on the scene to check on the star.

TMZ reports that cops will write Wu a ticket for illegally riding his bicycle on the sidewalk but will not arrest him for anything more serious.