Entertainment behind the scenes
Paparazzi trouble? Keep your clothes on, says LA’s top cop
New laws against paparrazzi? Who needs them? If celebrities just kept their clothes on, the problem might go away. Anyhow, Lindsay’s got a girlfriend and Britney has cleaned up her act.
No, that’s not a paparazzi photo agency talking. It’s Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton explaining why he boycotted a city council meeting on Thursday to discuss what should be done to clamp down on out-of-control photographers.
“Half of this issue — actually about 90 percent of the issue is that
celebrities should keep their clothes on,” Bratton told Los Angeles’ Fox11 television on Thursday.
“Paris Hilton’s out of town, things are quiet; Lindsey Lohan’s got a
new girlfriend, that’s keeping things quiet; and evidently Britney has gone
straight now in terms of cleaning her act up, so basically paparazzi are losing
interest,” Bratton said.
It’s true. Compared to last year’s daily round of celebs in trouble, getting jailed, arrested, checking in and out of rehab and generally making news for all the wrong reason, it’s been relatively quiet on the Hollywood scandal front this summer.
And while that may be good for Bratton, it’s definitely bad news for the paparazzi.