LA paparazzi examined

For all those who idly or avidly read US Weekly, Life & Style, People – and you know who you are (OK, I read them)...

For all those who idly or avidly read US Weekly, Life & Style, People – and you know who you are (OK, I read them) – Radar magazine in its most recent issue provides a great, in-depth account of how much money photography agencies based in Los Angeles make from catching Cameron Diaz, George Clooney, et al at parties, at the supermarket, in the airport, etc., and all the counter-moves by celebs and the firms they hire to keep the “paps,” as the photographers are called, at bay.

Apparently among the tactics employed by Madonna, Russell Crowe, and other relatively tabloid-savvy celebs to keep tabloid coverage to a minimum is wearing the same outfit day after day. Jerry Seinfeld when he spots a photographer smiles and waves, which creates a lousy picture for the tabs, according to one photographer, while others hire firms staffed by ex-cops work to harass the paps in various ways to show them what it feels like to be stalked.

Almost makes you feel sorry for those poor actors and actresses. Or not.

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