Rush & Molloy report that the paparazzi pack on Spears' trail now includes members of the Crips and Bloods, mainly because it's a full-out war out there. "I've heard stories of fights, of car tires being slashed, cars being blocked in," says one ex-snapper.
Indeed, says one photo-agency head, "whoever muscles their way to the front gets the best picture." Says another, "It's too dangerous ... She goes through a yellow light, you go through a red. People break laws."
McCartney and Mills – Court Showdown Begins
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills showed up to court in London on Monday, where Mills could be after as much as $150 million of the ex-Beatle's loot.
But today, it's Macca who's crying poor, saying that he didn't make any money during their marriage. Heather says his tour made tens of millions, but Paul claims that it lost $6 million. Of course, Paul is worth $1.6 billion, so there's clearly some coin there.
Reports have suggested that Mills intends to cross-examine Sir Paul herself, and to conduct her legal defense on her own.
Party Favors: Heidi's John Just a Plumber ... "Jaws'" Scheider Dead at 75 ... Was the Writer's Strike Worth It?
Heidi Fleiss says that the, ahem, gentleman (John Owen) who was with her when she got popped for pill possession last week, was her plumber, according to the Daily News, and that he "didn't even have enough pot to roll a joint." Fleiss also says she'll produce the scrips for the meds in question. ... Actor Roy Scheider, best known for his roles in "Jaws" and "The French Connection," died Sunday in Little Rock, Ark. No cause of death was given. ... After all the sturm und drang caused by the Writers Guild strike, the L.A. Times wonders, more thoughtfully than most, was it worth it?