Stone faced socialite Kim Kardashian waded through a sea of paparazzi as she left Kanye West’s apartment home in NYC on Tuesday. Every photo agency in the city has a photographer camped outside Kanye’s home. I hear the paparazzi work in shifts so they don’t miss a single shot of Kim or Kanye leaving the building. The going rate for a non-exclusive photo of Kim and Kanye together is about $50.00. A photo of Kim by herself is worth $20. Multiply those rates by all the blogs, magazines, newspapers and TV shows that buy the photos and you can see why the paparazzi are jockeying for position outside Kanye’s home.
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Pop singer Ciara hiked up her leather skirt to send the paparazzi into a frenzy outside the Ceconni’s restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif., early this morning.
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Actress Nicole Richie has once again become a favored target of money grubbing paparazzi. The 31-year-old mother-of-two snapped these photos of a heartless paparazzo who apparently dropped his daughter on the floor to take photos of Richie at LAX airport.
“This paparazzi dragged his poor, sweet little girl on my plane from NYC to LA. As he ran her off the plane, he dropped her ON THE FLOOR of LAX as she laid there, crying her eyes out.. Just to get his shot. #Heartbreaking #FatherOfTheYear,” Richie wrote on Instagram.com.
More unflattering photos of Beyonce hit the Internet over the weekend. These photos were not taken by Beyonce’s approved photog who supplies images to the media. These photos were taken by a paparazzi in Milan who somehow sneaked his professional camera equipment into the venue in Milan where Beyonce performed on Saturday, May 18.
If you recall, Beyonce went ballistic when unflattering photos of her performing during the Super Bowl halftime were published on numerous websites in January. Beyonce’s PR flack emailed the websites to remove the pictures, which resulted in one of the best viral memes of the year.
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Maybe this is the real reason Beyonce cancelled tonight’s concert in Antwerp, Belgium?
A large photography group that services multiple news organizations has gently informed Beyonce’s camp that they will blacklist Beyonce if she doesn’t lift the ban on photographs taken during her Mrs Carter world tour.
In a letter sent to Beyonce’s camp, an attorney for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) pointed out that the ban imposed by Beyonce on photographers has resulted in the proliferation of “prank” photos of Beyonce that are “far more unflattering” than the ones that have gone viral.
The NPPA attorney writes: “Ending the ban is more likely to result in publication of fair, objective and mutually beneficial photographs that serve your interests and ours.”
Read the letter after the break.
Eccentric music producer Kanye West was seen leaving his bestie Kim Kardashian’s Beverly Hills home on Sunday sporting a large hematoma on his forehead. West suffered the head injury on Saturday when he bumped into a street sign while he and Kim were heading to lunch.
Chris Brown is spiraling out of control again. Who knows what set him off this time around.
To hear his girlfriend Rihanna tell it, Brown should be happy to have her back in his life. He should be floating on cloud 9 instead of grabbing his crotch and flipping the bird at the paparazzi, who are just trying to feed their families.
Judging from this and other recent incidents, it seems that Rihanna’s presence in Brown’s life is causing more chaos than calm. It’s just a matter of time before this ticking time bomb explodes.