Friday, July 27, 2007
Photography Staging - Britney Spears' Camera hits a Photographer
(SPLASH) Britney Spears defied a court order by taking her children to Las Vegas on Thursday. Unfortunately for the former pop star, she failed to get written permission from Kevin Federline, who shares 50/50 joint custody, to take the kids out of state. Once K-Fed got wind of Britney’s illegal Sin City visit, he demanded that she return to Los Angeles with their children.
Spears’ stay in Vegas was all-too-brief and totally disastrous. Britney’s bodyguard, Julie “JC” Camera, got into a fight with a paparazzo by the name of Kyle Henderson at the Wynn Hotel, Us Weekly is reporting. Camera allegedly shoved the photog in the chest and accidentally hit toddler Tater Tot in the process.
The paparazzo then alleges that Spears started yelling while Camera tackled his partner to the ground and began punching.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of The VH1 Perez Hilton Show (Do Not Attempt to Look at these Photos While Eating)
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Beyonce trips, Requests Video Of Fall Not Be Posted On YouTube; Fans ignore her
Beyonce Trips, Falls Head-First Down Stairs During Orlando Concert Singer Requests Video Of Fall Not Be Posted On YouTube. They ignored her and posted away. Sony requested they be removed and they were. But you can see, or imagine what it looked like from looking at this very blurry slideshow.
Lindsay Lohan on the Tonight Show 7/25/07
Most Expensive Celebrity Pictures and their Offspring
Forbes Magazine - "There are so many tabloids and so many photographers that there's no money in just taking a celebrity photo." Or just any celebrity baby photo. Photographers say there isn't much of a market for some stars' children, like squeaky clean Hugh Jackman and his son Oscar Maximillian. Though X-Men: The Last Stand has grossed $440 million, the film star is hardly a tabloid draw. Other humdrum A-listers who elicit paparazzi yawns: Courteney Cox and daughter Coco and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz and newborn Henry Chance.
And while royals like Prince William or Harry, the strapping sons of the late Princess Diana, are among the most coveted paparazzi scores thanks to their global recognition could fetch top dollar, they're the exception, not the rule. America has little appetite for others, like Sarah Ferguson's daughters Beatrice and Eugenie.
It's really the big fish that mean big bucks. First snaps of an A-lister and her newborn--Gwyneth Paltrow and daughter Apple, for example--can fetch upwards of $100,000. In 1996, the must-have picture was of Lourdes, Madonna's firstborn. Six years later photographers stumbled over each other trying to score the first of James Wilke, firstborn of Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker. But Parker and hubby Matthew Broderick decimated the value of the first picture by posing outside the hospital for scores of press. (That photo is so undervalued, it can't be found on the web, oh did I mention none of these photos are mine. If you own them I can source you, or remove it from this site)
And if you think celebrity children are being exploited by the paparazzi, consider the fact that many celebrities get in on the action, cutting their own deals for first photos. (Whether candid or posed, first photos always generate the most cash.) In 2000, OK magazine is believed to have paid Catherine Zeta Jones and husband Michael Douglas 600,000 pounds for the first pics of their baby, Dylan. Last year, People magazine reportedly paid Britney Spears $500,000 for the rights to her son Sean Preston's first photo shoot.
Earlier this year, Time Warner's People also outbid rivals Star and US Weekly for the first exclusive shots of Donald Trump's fifth child, Barron, his first with third wife, former model Melania Knauss, taken inside the couple's multimillion dollar Manhattan penthouse. The baby, who occupies an entire floor of the palatial pad, owns his own gilded stroller. If recent rumors of a Nicole Kidman pregnancy prove true, the Oscar winner will carry the world's next most valuable money shot, according to industry watchers. That is, of course, unless her ex-husband's new bundle of joy has yet to make her debut. "Suri Cruise is the most sought after picture right now," says one Los Angeles based photo agency executive. "That is, if she even exists."
1. Shiloh Pitt's first photos - People - June '06 - $4.1 Million
2. Demi and Ashton's wedding - OK! - Oct '05- $3 Million
3. Eva Longoria's wedding - OK! - July '07 - $2 Million
3. Larry Birkhead with Danielynn - Ok! - April '07 - $2 Million
3. Pax Thien's adoption photos - People - March '07 - $2 Million
6. Anna Nicole's wedding to Howard Stern- People - Sept '06 - $1 Million
7. Sean Preston Federline's first photos - People - Nov '05 - $500,000
7. Brangelina's first photos as a couple - Us Weekly - April '05 - $500,000
7. Angelina Jolie's first pregnant photos - People - Jan '06 - $500,000
10. Daniel Smith hours before his death - InTouch - Sept '06 - $400,000Not on the list, the Cruise Baby. I think no one believes it's really his.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Barbara Walters Speaks ill of the Dead
EL CANTANTE Premieres in NYC 7/26/07
Tan line J-LoPersonally I don't think Ken Paves' hair looks that good to be skilled enough to do Jessica Simpsons, Eva Longoria and now J-Lo It's NYC Premiere with the stars present, is this week. It's not at the Zigfield as far as I can tell, but could be at Chelsea West: Address333 West 23rd StreetNew York, NY 10011 7/26 - Film premiere; You should call and see if they give up the info!
Update: It’s playing in conjunction with the Latin Film Festival. There’s a special showing on July 28 for the general public at the Director’s Guild Theater 110 West 57th Street. It could very well be playing there on Thursday night for the VIPs. What you need to do is go through the schedule of the Latin Film Festival guide, which is online, and figure out if there is a show there that night or not. If not than there’s a good chance the movie will be there as few film makers want to take move that big film canister around too much. (these photos belong to another source, if they are yours I will take them off if you want or source you)
Monday, July 23, 2007
Clay Aiken, Claymates and Hexes
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Tammy Faye Baker Messner Dies RIP
Friday, July 20, 2007
Hairspray the Movie Premiere Review
Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo Photographs
Thursday, July 19, 2007
HAIRSPRAY Crazy on the red Carpet
HAIRSPRAY Can't Keep The Fur From Flying (title from Light and camera - thanks to John for sending it to me)
As I reported earlier this week, the Hairspray premiere was at the Ziegfeld Theater on Monday, 7pm
PR made this a wonderful mess for everyone.
The said you had to be on their list, others complained they never received confirmations, and then the rest of the crew with NYPD press passes, ready to work. (for years the photographers kept their own list separate from the PR people. It was first come, first serve, but now the new gig is in town they only want you to be on their list, and they will place you)
Some were taken inside, some were placed in the 'A List' area, and the rest were placed first n the red carpet.
Did anyone else notice a top level, all access 'A LIST' shooter shooting second row....hhhmmmm - was it Wireimage, those guys have all the secret contacts, don't they?.
And yet with all of this commotion, things ran quite smoothly. Their was plenty of space for us to shoot, and we barely went two rows deep.All the talent posedwere all cooperative; Travolta/Preston, Amanda Bynes,Michelle Pfeiffer;
As the event came to what seemed the end, a large portion of shooters left. Unfortunately for them, more talent arrived until 7:30pm, which included Liza Minelli, Paula Abdul and Katie Holmes. Katie Holmes being the money shot for the night. Later I read that she was the guest of Queen Latifah as they just finished a movie together, but you can betch bottom stars that had fellow Scientologist John Travola not been there, Katie would have not been there either.Although most of the paparazzi stayed out front for the departures, a few fans ventured out back thinking most of the talent would leave that way. They had to settle for John Travolta, which is not really settling, but it turned out that 90% of the talent left through the front door, including Katie Holmes.(All Photos: AP Photo)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Clay Aiken in Philadelphia, singing, humming, but mostly talking
The Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film festival Honors Farley Granger Tomorrow
Hairspray Premiere Pictures from the UK
I'm Ready for my Close-Up Mr DeMille: Starrbooty RuPaul in the House
Monday, July 16, 2007
Phillies Hit 10,000 Losses, and Fans Cheer the Record
I'm not a big sports fan, but I am a fan of moments in history. These folks do a great job at covering this moment.
The best line I heard last night on the news was "We now are the Best Team at losing"
The biggest losers The Phils last night reached a dubious distinction as they became the first team in any sport to lose 10,000 games, dropping a 10-2 decision to the St. Louis Cardinals before a sellout crowd of 44,872 at steamy Citizens Bank Park. Inq DN Photos