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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.

Paying for 15 minutes of fame in LA

In Los Angeles -- the land of paparazzi, dazzling dental work and endless glitz -- it turns out that you, too, can be hot enough to draw a crowd. For a price, of course. Crowds on Demand is the brainchild of a young entrepreneur who came up with a novel idea for giving everyday people a taste of fame, even if it is brief and bogus. The Oscars are coming up on Sunday, but you don't need to win an Academy Award to have a following. But why would anyone fork over several thousand dollars for artificial adulation?
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