Is California Going Too Far To Protect Celebrity Kids From Paparazzi? (+video)

Reporters and paparazzi will claim it infringes on their First Amendment rights, she says via e-mail. There are already laws on the books that prohibit stalking and assaults of celebrities and everyone else. Prosecutors might find it challenging to apply the actual terms of this statute, she says. Questions will arise as to the paparazzi’s intent and whether their obnoxious behavior is the same as harassment or threatening behavior. Not all legal observers agree. There is no First Amendment right to harass others, says constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California at Irvine Law School. Californias new law does not create any new crime, It simply increases the punishment under existing laws for those who intentionally engage in harassing conduct directed at children that makes them fear for their safety, he says via e-mail. Professor Levenson says this law will give celebrities more ammunition to ask law enforcement to get involved in protecting their privacy and the privacy of their children. While I’m not sure anything will really stop aggressive paparazzi, if one goes to jail, the others might think twice, she adds. The real solution to this problem lies elsewhere, suggests Gordon Coonfield, a communication professor at Villanova University in Philadelphia. Paparazzi are merely middlemen, feeding a celebrity-hungry culture. Just as in the war on drugs, focusing on the middleman is a losing proposition, he adds.

Celebrity Guilty Pleasures That Prove Stars Are Just Like Us

I just really want to see what this is all about.’ And I have since watched every single episode. I love it … I love it.” Cynthia Nixon “I really love cheese. I can have cheese all day long every day. Pretty crazy about salted caramels as well. Also, toffee.” Ross Mathews “My guilty pleasure is elastic-waisted pants. And reruns of shows Ive already seen 400 times on TV.” Adrian Grenier “Chocolate every day.” Ryan Lochte “I dont know if its a guilty pleasure, but pizza and wings. Every Friday night, without fail, since I was 8 years old, [I eat] pizza and wings.” Joel McHale “Umm, ritual murder.” Joe Manganiello “Im a big ice cream fan. I do [eat ice cream a lot] when Im not training for various figurines of nudity.” Tiffani Thiessen “Red wine and chocolate.” Octavia Spencer “Im a big salty person, I like salty snacks, so I love going to the movies because I get to have popcorn. But my favorite food is meatloaf and the other one is popcorn.” Padma Lakshmi “I never feel guilty about taking pleasure. In anything.” Debra Messing “Reeses peanut butter cups.” Ian Somerhalder “I find myself sort of sitting in the corner by myself just consuming it Chocolate. It makes you feel good all over. But dark, organic, the real deal that makes you high as a kite, you know?” Laurie Holden “Pizza, pasta, burgers and chocolate.” Brooklyn Decker “Can it be like a food indulgence? Because I would say candy.” Brittany Snow “Frozen yogurt. It’s like an addiction, I don’t know what’s happening.

Celebrity Week In Review: Miley’s Just Being Miley, More Khloe & Lamar Rumors And Emmys Galore

Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Sandra Bullock’s hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre celebrating the release of her new film “Gravity” in Hollywood, Calif., on Sept. 25. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Chris Pine and Anna Kendrick filmed “Into The Woods” at an English Castle on Sept. 25. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Sofia Vergara headed to a taping of “Live with Kelly & Michael” in New York City on Sept. 25. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Hailee Steinfed and Taylor Swift attended the premiere of “Romeo And Juliet” at ArcLight Hollywood on Sept. 24 in Hollywood, Calif. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Eva Longoria attended the Padres Contra El Cancer 13th annual ‘El Sueno De Esperanza’ Gala in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 24. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Aaron Paul was all smiles as he headed out and about with his wife Lauren in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 24. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Heidi Klum rocked a see-through shirt at Heathrow airport in London on Sept. 24.