Celebrity vs. the Paparazzi: Who Will Win?

December 10, 2008 By:
Celebrity vs. the Paparazzi: Who Will Win?

Celebrities have a long standing love/hate relationship with the paparazzi. They love them when they have something to promote, and hate them when they don't.

While the paparazzi can be credited for launching some careers, like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian's, they've also been responsible for giving stars some negative press...i.e. Kanye West and his numerous attacks (and arrests) that stemed from an altercation invovling a paparazzi.

Stars like Reese Witherspoon, Kanye West and Brad Pitt have already called for paparazzi laws to be placed but reality show stars tend to be more welcoming of paparazzi's overzealous ways. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt practically have Pacific Coast News on speed dial. And we probably wouldn't know who Paris or Kim was without the paps that put them on the map...well that and their sex tapes.

So who loves them and who hates them? We've compiled a few interviews from your favorite stars to get their opinions on the paps and the role they play in their lives. What are your thoughts on celebrities and paparazzi's? Should there be a law passed placing some limits?

Paris Hilton: "If you're going to be in this business, it's part of what comes along with it. I just live my life and not pay attention and smile. I'm not going to do anything crazy to them."

Tyrese: "I got a problem with video cameras mainly. When you're on the red carpet and you're doing interviews you're supposed to be on camera. You sign up for that. But if you leave a restaurant or your house, or you're spending quality time with your family, your daughter or even your business associate, you don't nobody filming you. As far as paparazzi taking photos, that's a different subject."

Kim Kardashian: "You really don't have a choice. You just try to be gracious, and hopefully they get their shot really quick and leave you alone."

Amanda Bynes: "I think if you're nice to them they'll be nice to you. If they ever did anything to insult me I wouldn't be nice to that particular one. But generally they're pretty nice...I'm pretty boring, I don't really do anything so I guess they get bored."

Brody Jenner: "I think paparazzi's are trying to make money, they're on a hustle. I'm with the paparazzi, it's all good."