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(TMZ)   Paparazzo (Italian world for annoying bug) killed by car impact, fulfills Subby's etymology, entomology headline dreams   (tmz.com) divider line 81
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2013-01-02 09:32:33 AM
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-01-02 09:32:35 AM
Maybe something will actually be done about these guys now that one has been killed. Doubt it, but one can hope.
 
2013-01-02 09:35:34 AM
In this thread, people will click on a TMZ link and then complain about paparazzi.  They will find nothing odd about this behavior.
 
2013-01-02 09:37:48 AM
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*deep breath*

And this children is why we don't play in traffic.
 
2013-01-02 09:40:13 AM
His legacy: giving his life to photograph justin bieber's car.
 
2013-01-02 09:40:29 AM
 
2013-01-02 09:43:39 AM
Cue the families estate suing CHP in 3....2.....1....
 
2013-01-02 09:44:32 AM

DeadMouseTails: Maybe something will actually be done about these guys now that one has been killed.


Why do something just when we have a positive trend going?
 
2013-01-02 09:49:33 AM
Cue the PCU guy writing his thesis about some actor on tv.
 
2013-01-02 09:51:07 AM

dragonchild: DeadMouseTails: Maybe something will actually be done about these guys now that one has been killed.

Why do something just when we have a positive trend going?


Though I understand the sentiment, I still would hate to be the person that hits one of these asswipes while driving home from whatever I happen to be doing that evening. That, more than anything, would be reason enough to do something about these guys.
 
2013-01-02 09:51:46 AM
At least Bieber has found a productive hobby. I hope he goes to the store for a quart of milk very, very often. And at high speeds. Without headlights. Swerving back and forth. Back and forth.
 
2013-01-02 09:53:32 AM
Italian world?
 
2013-01-02 09:57:41 AM
You imbeciles! He died fighting Canadians!
 
2013-01-02 09:57:59 AM
Golf clap for subby, as I'd thought of a similar joke in the past but was never able to find anything to put it together with... Nicely played.
 
2013-01-02 10:07:01 AM
Well, I hope someone got pictures of it.
 
2013-01-02 10:19:24 AM

Staffa Kar Therma: Well, I hope someone got pictures of it.


us.123rf.com
 
2013-01-02 10:21:21 AM

Rapmaster2000: In this thread, people will click on a TMZ link and then complain about paparazzi.  They will find nothing odd about this behavior.


This.

However, the TMZ tv show is the one celeb show that I'll stop on for a minute. Because they mock celebrities, not drool over them.
 
2013-01-02 10:22:08 AM
For some reason, this does not sadden me.
 
2013-01-02 10:22:30 AM

rockrobster: Italian world?


And we're just living in it, buddy.
 
2013-01-02 10:25:33 AM

DeadMouseTails: Maybe something will actually be done about these guys now that one has been killed. Doubt it, but one can hope.


Do you seriously think anything can be done? Sad fact is, as long as people have an obsession with celebrity, there will be a strong financial incentive for asshole photographers to be assholes.
 
2013-01-02 10:35:41 AM
Uuuuh, did I read that right? He wasn't even in the car? His friends were driving it.

I knew Justin Bieber was a moron. But haven't his lawyers explained to him that if his moron friends get in an accident with his Ferrari he's responsible? Actually...now that I think about it, he should let them drive the car AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
 
2013-01-02 10:37:09 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Cue the PCU guy writing his thesis about some actor on tv.


Hey bub, you leave the Cain-Hackman Theory out of this. That's a solid, peer-reviewed piece of science right there.
 
2013-01-02 10:42:35 AM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Uuuuh, did I read that right? He wasn't even in the car? His friends were driving it.

I knew Justin Bieber was a moron. But haven't his lawyers explained to him that if his moron friends get in an accident with his Ferrari he's responsible? Actually...now that I think about it, he should let them drive the car AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.


You didn't read that right. Try again.
 
2013-01-02 10:54:00 AM

miniflea: DeadMouseTails: Maybe something will actually be done about these guys now that one has been killed. Doubt it, but one can hope.

Do you seriously think anything can be done? Sad fact is, as long as people have an obsession with celebrity, there will be a strong financial incentive for asshole photographers to be assholes.


The funny thing is a celebrity like Beiber totally needs those guys, since his fame is less about talent and more about staying in the public eye. If people aren't taking pictures of him all the time people will forget about him and move on to the next person.
 
2013-01-02 10:55:01 AM
At least he died doing something meaningful with his life.
 
2013-01-02 10:55:48 AM

Rapmaster2000: In this thread, people will click on a TMZ link and then complain about paparazzi.  They will find nothing odd about this behavior.


I clicked to indicate interest in stories about Papz getting killed; hopefully this will encourage more press about Papz getting killed, along with the logical extension of that idea.
 
2013-01-02 11:03:12 AM
The photog then crossed Sepulveda to snap pics and was told twice by the CHP to go back to his car on the other side of the road. When the photog tried crossing back, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle as he crossed back and was killed.

Assuming that the reporting is accurate (unlikely) and complete (also unlikely), then it sounds like the reporter's family has grounds for a wrongful death case. The officer should not have ordered the photographer to cross a busy street at night.

Also, fun fact: Sepulveda Blvd. is the longest municipal street in the world. Don't ask me how I knew this.
 
HBK
2013-01-02 11:10:42 AM

tillerman35: Assuming that the reporting is accurate (unlikely) and complete (also unlikely), then it sounds like the reporter's family has grounds for a wrongful death case. The officer should not have ordered the photographer to cross a busy street at night.



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SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY!
 
2013-01-02 11:11:59 AM

tillerman35: The photog then crossed Sepulveda to snap pics and was told twice by the CHP to go back to his car on the other side of the road. When the photog tried crossing back, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle as he crossed back and was killed.

Assuming that the reporting is accurate (unlikely) and complete (also unlikely), then it sounds like the reporter's family has grounds for a wrongful death case. The officer should not have ordered the photographer to cross a busy street at night.

Also, fun fact: Sepulveda Blvd. is the longest municipal street in the world. Don't ask me how I knew this.


Now I have "Pico And Sepulveda" (the Dr. Demento theme) stuck in my head.
 
2013-01-02 11:15:12 AM

HBK: tillerman35: Assuming that the reporting is accurate (unlikely) and complete (also unlikely), then it sounds like the reporter's family has grounds for a wrongful death case. The officer should not have ordered the photographer to cross a busy street at night.


[t2.gstatic.com image 355x142]
SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY!


Consider this a divorce.
 
2013-01-02 11:15:58 AM
My most sincere and heartfelt Ha HA! goes out to the deceased scumbag's family.
 
2013-01-02 11:23:09 AM

tillerman35: The photog then crossed Sepulveda to snap pics and was told twice by the CHP to go back to his car on the other side of the road. When the photog tried crossing back, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle as he crossed back and was killed.

Assuming that the reporting is accurate (unlikely) and complete (also unlikely), then it sounds like the reporter's family has grounds for a wrongful death case. The officer should not have ordered the photographer to cross a busy street at night.

Also, fun fact: Sepulveda Blvd. is the longest municipal street in the world. Don't ask me how I knew this.


I thought it was Yonge Street?
 
2013-01-02 11:25:42 AM

DeadMouseTails: Maybe something will actually be done about these guys now that one has been killed. Doubt it, but one can hope.


This isn't the NFL management protecting it's players. These are bottom-feeling leeches whose first question was, "So did he get the pictures??"
 
2013-01-02 11:29:53 AM

Rapmaster2000: In this thread, people will click on a TMZ link and then complain about paparazzi.  They will find nothing odd about this behavior.


I, for one, welcome TMZ's new business model of profiting off the death of their sources.
 
2013-01-02 11:36:08 AM
He knew what he was getting into.
 
2013-01-02 11:36:17 AM
i212.photobucket.com

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2013-01-02 11:36:33 AM
Doesn't anyone use stop strips anymore?
 
2013-01-02 11:39:43 AM

Skarekrough: And nothing of value was lost.


Not true, there's a camera in there somewhere.

/photog?
 
2013-01-02 11:56:23 AM
Live by the camera lens, die by the lens.

/The headlight lens that is.
 
2013-01-02 11:58:28 AM
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2013-01-02 11:59:25 AM

mechgreg: miniflea: DeadMouseTails: Maybe something will actually be done about these guys now that one has been killed. Doubt it, but one can hope.

Do you seriously think anything can be done? Sad fact is, as long as people have an obsession with celebrity, there will be a strong financial incentive for asshole photographers to be assholes.

The funny thing is a celebrity like Beiber totally needs those guys, since his fame is less about talent and more about staying in the public eye. If people aren't taking pictures of him all the time people will forget about him and move on to the next person.


True. Sometimes I wonder how many celebrities know this and how many don't, and are genuinely annoyed by the attention they don't want.
 
2013-01-02 12:14:36 PM

Rapmaster2000: In this thread, people will click on a TMZ link and then complain about paparazzi.  They will find nothing odd about this behavior.


You're wrong!

Most of the complainers won't click on the link.
 
2013-01-02 12:14:37 PM

miniflea: mechgreg: miniflea: DeadMouseTails: Maybe something will actually be done about these guys now that one has been killed. Doubt it, but one can hope.

Do you seriously think anything can be done? Sad fact is, as long as people have an obsession with celebrity, there will be a strong financial incentive for asshole photographers to be assholes.

The funny thing is a celebrity like Beiber totally needs those guys, since his fame is less about talent and more about staying in the public eye. If people aren't taking pictures of him all the time people will forget about him and move on to the next person.

True. Sometimes I wonder how many celebrities know this and how many don't, and are genuinely annoyed by the attention they don't want.


The ones who don't like the attention generally don't get it. I mean who is a bigger star, Bieber or Johnny Depp? Yet you never see Depp on tabloids because the dude lives in rural France to avoid the attention. Same with Clooney it is not like TMZ is going to send a photographer to Italy when they can just park some guys outside of a trendy restaurant in LA and take picures of Bieber or Lohan or something. Any celeb who lives in southern California is actively pretty much looking for that attention.
 
2013-01-02 12:15:39 PM
WTF??

From the LA Times article - The paparazzi have tracked the driving habits of Bieber, 18, and the Los Angeles city attorney's office has been unsuccessful in its attempt to use a novel state law to limit their pursuits.

Judge Thomas Rubinson ruled in November the state law did not pass constitutional muster in a case against Paul Raef, a photographer who sped on the 101 Freeway last year to capture Bieber receiving a traffic citation.

Passed in 2010, the law punishes paparazzi driving dangerously to obtain images they intend to sell. But Rubinson said the law violated 1st Amendment protections, potentially affecting wedding photographers or those speeding to events where celebrities are present.
 
2013-01-02 12:20:51 PM

Ecobuckeye: Also, fun fact: Sepulveda Blvd. is the longest municipal street in the world. Don't ask me how I knew this.

I thought it was Yonge Street?


Yonge Street could only be called the longest street in the world if "Highway 11" and "Yonge Street" were synonymous, which is not the case.
 
2013-01-02 12:23:24 PM

mechgreg: The funny thing is a celebrity like Beiber totally needs those guys, since his fame is less about talent and more about staying in the public eye. If people aren't taking pictures of him all the time people will forget about him and move on to the next person.


They'll move on anyway.  He's not paid as a singer; he's paid to sell sex to confused 13-year-old girls.  He's on the same career track as any boy band.
 
2013-01-02 12:35:34 PM
Bieber (how do you spell that little shiat's name??) doesn't need to be in the public eye constantly. You all may not like it, but he is legitimately famous, maybe has some talent, and he's going to be around for a long time, doing one thing or another. And when he fades away, it will probably be because he has more damn money than he can spend in a lifetime, and he's retiring.

The gossip industry has been around ever since there have been "celebrities," and it's done just fine, even back in the days when all the info they had was the squeaky-clean stuff released from publicity offices and managers. Everybody would still have their jobs if the paparazzi stopped stalking celebrities, stopped trying to get shots of them sunbathing, or crotch shots, or pictures of them in their bathrobe with their hair uncombed.

So to say that if we stopped looking at it, the problem would go away, isn't true. This stuff has been around a long time, and it seems to be human nature to be curious about famous people, whether they deserve it or not. Just because the interest has become kind of pathological (is there a celebrity who hasn't had, for real, some kind of dangerous stalker?), doesn't mean that it would just disappear if got rid of the worst paparazzi. We just wouldn't get to see Anne Hathaway's twat. Personally, I would have been just fine without it.

I'm not sure where I"m going with this, so here's a picture.

cache.gawker.com
 
2013-01-02 12:42:30 PM
Diana's revenge.
 
2013-01-02 12:48:32 PM

Rigger1955: WTF??

From the LA Times article - The paparazzi have tracked the driving habits of Bieber, 18, and the Los Angeles city attorney's office has been unsuccessful in its attempt to use a novel state law to limit their pursuits.

Judge Thomas Rubinson ruled in November the state law did not pass constitutional muster in a case against Paul Raef, a photographer who sped on the 101 Freeway last year to capture Bieber receiving a traffic citation.

Passed in 2010, the law punishes paparazzi driving dangerously to obtain images they intend to sell. But Rubinson said the law violated 1st Amendment protections, potentially affecting wedding photographers or those speeding to events where celebrities are present.


So photographers are now just like the cops in that they have the same ability to break the speed limit without fear of prosecution?
 
2013-01-02 01:11:58 PM

dragonchild: mechgreg: The funny thing is a celebrity like Beiber totally needs those guys, since his fame is less about talent and more about staying in the public eye. If people aren't taking pictures of him all the time people will forget about him and move on to the next person.

They'll move on anyway.  He's not paid as a singer; he's paid to sell sex to confused 13-year-old girls.  He's on the same career track as any boy band.


Of course they will move on (according to the 11 year daughter of a friend of my family they already have), but the longer he can stay in the public eye (by being photographed) the longer it will take before people totally forget about him and the more money he can make.
 
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