Can I state emphatically that I hate paparazzi? No? Well, then…
According to CelebrityStarbucks.com, Starbucks district managers in the San Fernando are considering banning Britney Spears from their stores due to the paparazzi madness that tail her like the leeches they are. See video after the jump of these low lifes following her into a Starbucks and crowding the place with cameras, ignoring a managers plea that they stop taking photographs or leaving… and trust me, I’m not one to ever defend Britney or uncamera-friendly management.
Officially, Starbucks headquarters in Seattle calls the Britney ban a “false rumor.” But they confirm there is an iron-clad policy of no cameras being allowed in any of its locations. [“Starbucks ban could kill Brit’s buzz,” Daily News]
And now TMZ.com has video up of Lindsay Lohan trying to walk out of Urth Cafe on Melrose to her car, only to be mobbed by these same paparazzi. What may not be so evident is that in their haste, these assholes knocked over a bussing station, sending some plates and cups to the pavement.
According to a buddy of mine who was witness to the scene, he said none of the paparazzi bothered to apologize or pay for the damage, and instead rushed to their cars to chase the malnourished starlet. Said friend also was disappointed that one paparazzi was only ALMOST hit by another by their car in the rush to chase LiLo.
(He also was proud to say you can see his BMW on the video, so he’s famous by proxy.)
Can anyone remind why these trash disgraces of journalists aren’t simply called stalkers?