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Brad Pitt shows scorn for Paparazzi
In recent weeks as he has been promoting his new film, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Brad Pitt has professed nothing but disdain for the paparazzi, and now the actor has told Rolling Stone magazine it was constant hounding by celebrity photographers that forced him and partner Angelina Jolie to move their family to France, where she gave birth to twins earlier this year.
We found this anecdote particularly surprising: “One guy bought out a hospital room above us, in France, and was trying to poke through the ceiling. That’s illegal, of course, but he paid,” Pitt told the magazine.
When Jolie, 33, gave birth in July at a hospital in southern France, the paparazzi jockeyed to be the first to catch a multi-million dollar picture of the babies. They failed, and in the end, People magazine won North American rights and British gossip magazine Hello! got all other territories.
Pitt and others have called for laws protecting celebrities from the paparazzi, but the paps claim any restrictions put on them would take away their U.S. constitutional rights. But c’mon, cutting a hole through the floor in a hospital? That seems extreme to us here on the Fan Fare blog. Others of you may think differently.