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Spanish photojournalists win World Press Photo prize

The Hague, Mar 24 (EFE).- World Press Photo, which holds the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest, on Monday awarded several Spanish journalists a multimedia prize. The organization honored photojournalists David Airob and David Ramos, along with editor Jose Bautista, by presenting them with third place in the "short feature" category for their work "Calcio Storico."

Assembly passes 2 bills to restrict aggressive paparazzi; moves follow similar law last year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Assembly approved two bills on Wednesday intended to rein in aggressive paparazzi who pursue celebrities. AB1256 and AB1356, both by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, won approval in the Assembly and were sent to the state Senate.

Jennifer Garner, Halle Berry push anti-paparazzi bill

Hollywood stars Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner urged California lawmakers Tuesday to back a bill aimed at limiting the ability of paparazzi to photograph children of celebrities, local media reported. The legislation, which specifically targets paparazzi and was introduced by a Democratic senator, would widen the legal definition of harassment to include taking pictures of or recording a child without the permission of a legal guardian.

Bieber off hook after car hits photographer

Los Angeles police investigated Tuesday an incident in which a car driven by teen idol Justin Bieber hit a paparazzo, but decided after enquiries that the lensman was at fault, a spokesman said. Gossip website TMZ said Bieber, 19, was exiting the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood late Monday when his white Ferrari struck a photographer, who was treated in hospital with unspecified injuries.

'$ellebrity' explores paparazzi influence in fame game

By Zorianna Kit LOS ANGELES, Jan 11 (Reuters) - As one of the entertainment industry's most sought-after photographers, Kevin Mazur is training his lens on fellow photographers who traffic in the high-stakes game of capturing images of Hollywood stars as they go about their everyday lives. Mazur, a Rolling Stone magazine staffer who has shot bands including U2 and Bon Jovi and also is the co-founder of photo agency WireImage, makes his directorial debut with "$ellebrity," which opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday.
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