They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In this case, it couldn’t be more appropriate. Throughout his career, Sean Penn has had a few run-ins with paparazzi including assaulting a cameraman on a film set back in 1987 and kicking one in 2009. Looks like he’s passing the torch to his 19-year-old son. At least, his offspring didn’t get physical. Though allegedly, a shove was given by the younger Penn.
Hopper Jack Penn, who was named after Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, uttered homophobic and racial slurs at an African-American paparazzo from Splash News. The incident occurred on Tuesday in Beverly Hills while Hopper was accompanying his father to a medical office building. Sean walked in first, with Hopper following afterward. With the entire incident captured on film, obviously an apology was issued.
“I was accosted by paparazzi and made to feel like an animal – threatened and under attack, but that does not condone my own actions. I deeply regret my choice of words.” Hopper told TMZ
Just in case you didn’t know what those words were, one starts with a “n” and the other a “f.” Watch the whole thing go down in the video below.
On New Year’s Day, a photographer who thought he had spotted Justin Bieber sitting in his parked white Ferrari was hit and killed by oncoming traffic as he walked across an L.A. freeway to get back to his car after taking pictures. Ironically, Bieber wasn’t actually in the car or present on the scene when this incident happened.
The photographer had parked his car across the street and went over and took pictures of the people in the car. According to CNN, the police officer had told him to go back to his car twice before the incident happened.
Bieber has had some scary situations with paparazzi before, chasing him on the freeway in their cars and one of them was even charged criminally as a result. Although he wasn’t there when the incident happened, Bieber has released a statement with respect to this tragic incident. Read it below.
The growing fascination with celebrity culture and the chaos of the paparazzi has definitely become more of a topic of discussion over the past several years. Now, a new documentary film called ‘Sellebrity‘ explores just that. These celebrities complain about all the cameras, yet there is the argument that they need the cameras and the media in order to be famous. So where’s the line and when is it too far?
Many big name celebrities speak their mind in interviews contained in the documentary, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Kid Rock, and Jennifer Aniston just to name a few. The documentary also explores the price we pay as a society for indulging our curiosity with celebrity gossip culture.
Check out the interesting Kevin Mazur-directed documentary below.
Britney’s music video for “I Wanna Go” is here and we’ve got your first look! In the Chris Marrs Piliero-directed video, Britney Spears takes on the paparazzi once again, as she did in “Piece Of Me,” but this is on a whole other level.
Brit first attends a press conference, answering stupid questions from reporters, until she just can’t take it anymore. “F*ck you. F*ck you. F*ck you. You’re cool. F*ck you. I’m out.” And with that, Britney has left the building. She heads to the streets where she signs her autograph for a male fan, then is “a little inappropriate” and grabs his ass. She then flashes some guys across the street, only to get caught by a cop. He frisks the naughty pop princes, but it is she that seduces him into letting her go. Then comes the paparazzi. She flirts with on photographer’s camera a little bit, only to throw his cam onto the sidewalk. She soon realizes she’s surrounded. That’s when she whips out her mic and using it as a weapon, destroys all of the evil paparazzi. Or so she thought…
Jake Gyllenhaal was in Austin this past weekend to support his upcoming film “Source Code“, which I’ve seen and isn’t half bad. His sci-fi film kicked off this year’s South By Southwest film portion on Friday night. I’m sure Jakey was hoping his film’s merits would make headlines. Instead, a rather strange incident in the men’s restroom is overshadowing his film and putting Jake front and center.
While in men’s room relieving himself, a mini-brawl between Jakey and a photographer broke out. Apparently, said paparazzo was trying to take a pic of Jakey’s “source code” in mid-stream. LOL. I mean it’s one thing to sneak a peek, but to try and take a photo… Man, that’s just whack. Here are a couple of tweets from journalists who happened to be in the toilets as well:
Miley Cyrus pulls over and confronts the paparazzi on Saturday after they dangerously cut someone off. She steps on her achey breaky brakes, gets out of her car, walks over to the paparazzi in the car behind her and asks them if they’re done because they got their picture already.
A few days earlier, she was having breakfast with her family and she stormed over and confronted the paparazzi and told them they were disrespectful and rude and to stop filming her.
It always seems to be the young ladies of Hollywood that are stalked the most by the Paparazzi. Spears, Lohan, Cyrus, Bieber… It’s insane. I can see why it can get so dangerous on the road!
Check out both videos.
After arriving in LA with Katy Perry, Russell Brand got into a little scuffle with a photographer who got a little too grabby. Russell, wearing a black t-shirt that read “Good god, Let me breathe a little”, got into a verbal argument with the pap hound and then allegedly began to hit him. The victim then proceeded to make a private persons arrest. LAX airport police responded to what was being stated as “an assault involving a celebrity and a commercial photographer”. Once they responded, Russell was officially arrested and taken away for booking.
The man who is behind “Hollywood’s Most Hated Website” could very well be changing out of his pink clothes and into an orange jumpsuit. Perez recently tweeted a link to a revealing upskirt photo of Miley Cyrus…who is only 17 years old.
It was a photo of Cyrus, who was wearing a dress and getting out of a car…the photo captured her “exposed” for all to see. According to Salon, Hilton’s tweet said, “If you are easily offended, do NOT click here,” which is something he puts on some of his blog posts too. The pic and tweet have since been deleted – but Perez is facing a lot of heat for this.
Jeffrey Douglas, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, informed Salon that Perez’s involvement by sharing the photo was “extraordinary and intense,” and it was “suicidal for him to do this.”