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Paparazzo Seriously Injured in Spears Madness

11/13/2007 12:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Miraculously, the victim was released from the hospital last night with only a tire mark on his arm. Not a single broken bone, and no internal injuries. Lucky guy!

TMZ has confirmed a paparazzo on a motorcycle has been injured while chasing Britney Spears.

The accident, first reported by That Other Blog, happened around 5:00 PM tonight, roughly a mile from the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel. Several cars were in line chasing the pop princess when one hit another photog on a motorcycle, throwing the rider off the bike and onto the road. We're told the rider was seriously injured and transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His current condition is unknown.

UPDATE: We're told that the injured person is what is known as a "spotter," and does not actually carry a camera. He will follow the star and tip off other photographers to her whereabouts. We hear he's fairly new to the Britney beat, only appearing on the scene in the past several days.

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lulubelle    

I wonder why the media would have a bias against someone who has expressed anger at the media for their behavior?

I wonder why the media would have a bias against someone who has expressed disgust and stood up to the media and asserted herself as a human being who deserves respect? Can you figure it out, kids?

I'm so glad to know you are all chemists. That's really reassuring to my life. Stupid. All the drug had to do was mess with the test, we the people can do without your extrapolations, it's all slander, slander, and more slander... Again. Surprised anyone?

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347.

Daddy wants some of the pie too.    

lulubelle--are you retarded or what? While other "stars" avoid the media going places where the media isn't Britney lives for attention and will do anything to get it. Without the media that you say "disgusts" Britney she would go nuts without feeding her "look at me" ego. This blog is about someone getting hurt in an accident yet you say nothing about the subject matter whatsoever but insult people here that are expressing their opinions.
You sound like the "kid". Anyone who would risk his life chasing Britney around is as stupid as you are!

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348.

bob    

NOW THEY ARE REPORTING THE PAPARAZZI GOT A BOO BOO ON HIS ARM AND IS NOT IN CRITICAL CONDITION, BAD REPORTING TMZ,,,YOU FAILED THE TEST AGAIN,

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349.

me    

Lets see ... She already lost her kids. Ended her marriage number 2. Now shes not showing any common sense. She can care less about anyone but herself. It is time for her to grow up, take responsibility for her own actions. She is not a child anymore....... I am sad to say that in todays society some kids and some adults look up to her as a role model. I for one have talked to my child about the behavior she has displayed.

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350.

Rhonda    

If more of them keep getting hurt, maybe they will learn to stop stalking this person unworthy of their time. Come on, if we all stop buying, reading and trying ot keep up with britney, maybe, just maybe she'll do something with her life.

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Southernbreeze    

I'm with Irwin.

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352.

Obama Hussein Barak is the Anti-Christ    

307, Bob, I agree – on tmz the injured pap goes from having broken arms, broken legs, broken back, and after seizing, not moving as he was taken away – same night he walks out of the hospital with a tire mark on his arm! Way to “report”, tmz – your fact checkers need some checking.

AND, for those of you who say that Britney should “stay home”, how about saying the paps should “stay home”. She does not call them to inform them where she will be … they cover everyplace she might be and follow her incessantly. Why? Because of people like us, a “good” picture of her (like running a red light) is worth lots of $$$. It’s always about the $$$. The paps put themselves and others in danger.

I believe that we all remember 9/11/2001. It took the breath out of the country and rocked the sites where the incidents occurred. In NYC as we watched in horror as things unfolded on a large screen tvs in a conference room at work, all we wanted to do was run home and hug our families tight. Kids didn’t want their parents to go to work the next day. The parents didn’t want to leave their kids the next day. BUT the mantra that we heard over and over and over again was “do not let these people hold you hostage in your own homes – go about you daily routine – show them that they can’t hold us down and they can’t take our freedom away”. Most of us in NYC behaved in exactly that manner. We left our homes, we went about our daily lives, never the same again, but we persevered. But all of you who say Britney should stay home b/c the paps are a bunch of money hungry out of control mob – THEY are the ones who should be held to a higher standard. Are there no laws in LA LA land????? These people are free to harass anyone they want, break laws, put innocent bystanders in danger for a “money shot”?

This world has gone crazy.

P.S. People is reporting another “emergency hearing requested by k-dud’s sleeze bag attorney has been called for Friday b/c of the “tmz video of Brit running the red light”.

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353.

you    

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Harvey Robert Levin (born 1951) is an American producer, lawyer, legal analyst, and a celebrity reporter.

Levin received an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. He passed the bar exam in 1975, and worked in various legal roles in the entertainment industry. For years, he was a legal reporter on KCBS-TV in Los Angeles where he reported on the O.J. Simpson murder trial. In 1994, Levin almost caused murder charges against Simpson to be tossed out when he presented a video on KCBS-TV that allegedly showed prosecutor Marcia Clark searching Simpson’s home before a search warrant was issued. Within days, Levin was forced to retract the story and apologize on air. In 1996, Levin moved to New York to work as a legal analyst for The People's Court and deactivated his California bar license. Levin next created and executive produced Celebrity Justice in 2002 until it was cancelled after three years. Today, he is a managing editor at TMZ.com, a celebrity news and gossip site launched by Time Warner-AOL in December 2005. He also executive produces and hosts TMZ on TV. He is a frequent guest of The Kevin and Bean Morning show, in addition to CNN's Larry King Live. Levin is openly gay and shares a home in Los Angeles with his boyfriend, a chiropractor.


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354.

you    

He hates beauitful women like Britt because he's jealous!

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355.

Star    

WAY TO GO KEVIN!!!! I hope you get the kids! Shes a maniac!

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356.

Fly on a Wall    

313 _ Great find.


Thanks for the copy and paste.


Have a great day.


PS repost on the OJ blog please, thanks again


Have a nice nite.


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357.

you    

If anyone has photos of Harvey Levin gettin' it in ass please post them. Stalk the queer.

2444 days ago
358.

SinCity    

Britney didn't cause this accident and she is not legally responsible for it. I also haven't seen any proof that Spears contacts the paparazzi to let them know where she is going. Even if she did, she is still not responsible for the paparazzi's actions --- they are. And if the pap who was injured was actually stupid enough to try and sue her for the accident, he would be laughed out of court. Aside from the stupidity of what is going on with the paparazzi, they are not only endangering themselves, they are putting everyone else at risk - from the celeb they're chasing, to the celebrities' children if they are also in the car, to someone who has nothing to do with any of this, who happens to be driving by (or walking) while this is going on. Unfort. it will probably take someone getting seriously injured, or even killed, before the California lawmakers decide to put a stop to it. Ironically, the tape TMZ provided itself, showing a pap standing in the middle of the road, taking pictures with Spears' car driving down the road towards him, along with her children and the court appointed parenting coach, is evidence in itself of what is going on. And nothing seems to be done about it, except it's being used as a spin against Britney. Btw, flashing a camera directly in the windshield of on coming vehicle can blind a driver. That alone should've been addressed by the police.

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Julie G.    

For the record, Your right. I used to live in Agoura Hills,California.. It is very narrow road up there. Curve up and down. I know excatly what you are talking about!

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Star    

Kill.... You are a mean person.

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