Sunday, November 14, 2004

WHEN STARS ATTACK... THEY WIND UP GETTING SUED: Earlier this year, in London, limp pop singer Chris Martin attacked a photographer trying to take a picture of him and his blonde actor girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow. Chris ended up being the target of legal action as a result, and apologised and everything. Now, though, as is the way, the whole thing is being re-made in Hollywood with a bigger cast - Timberlake and Diaz. And here, too, the twist is the paparazzi are bringing legal action. It turns out these people with their long lenses, who spend many hours sitting out in the cold hoping to get an upskirt shot or two, aren't as hard as we may have been lead to believe - they're actuallt shrinking little violets, in need of protection, reassurance and love. Saul Lazo and Jose Gonzalez say, in their action, that Cameron and Justin taunted them outside the Chateau Marmont hotel. And then they threatened them, and then they attacked them.

It's tricky to know which side to be on in this one: we kind of like the image of Justin Chickenbreast yelling "come back and fight" as much as we like the idea of men who regularly brave the crush outside celeb events being scared of Cameron Diaz.