Category Archives: Paparazzi

“Anne’s Law.” The Anne Hathaway wardrobe malfunction.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Hi. I’m writing this for the Next Contestant, my political blog, because it’s about a law we need to pass, a federal law. No, it has nothing to do with the Fiscal Cliff or other big headline topic. It’s about rights of privacy, for all us, but for celebrities in particular.

Anne Hathaway was on the Today Show this morning promoting the movie “Les Misérables” in which she is starring. Matt Lauer was conducting the interview and asked her about a recent wardrobe malfunction. It was a question to which Ms. Hathaway’s response, as you can see in the Today Show video, was both intelligent and eloquent. (There’s an opening commercial, of course. The portion of the interview I’m talking about begins at the 50 second mark.)
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Kate’s breasts.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

For the record, this piece isn’t meant to be the least bit funny or clever.

I haven’t seen the pictures of Kate Middleton sunbathing. Probably never will. I’ve always assumed she had breasts, although, to be honest, even though I like breasts on women as much as the next guy, I’ve never thought about her in quite that way. In any case, they’re her breasts. Ms. Middleton and her husband seem like good people. Their high-profile lives notwithstanding, I think they have a right to their privacy – as do all the starlets and other notables the paparazzi have chased, embarrassed and otherwise annoyed to those celebrities’ detriment.
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Saturday, October 6, 2007

There’s a simple solution to the paparazzi problem.  All Congress has to do is pass a law giving qualified, registered celebrities ownership of all pictures taken of them.  The effect of the law would be to prevent publication of those photos or videos without their permission.  Without the ability to sell their services, that will be that for the paparazzi business.  Celebrities can always choose to permit the use of material they consider acceptable by selected publications and television programs.