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Paris Cops

We Don't Care About Kim Kardashian

9/26/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Parisian police couldn't care less Kim Kardashian was attacked while making her way through paparazzi at a Fashion Week event ... they say the assault means nothing to them ... and don't understand why Americans make such a big deal of it.

An official from the Prefecture de police de Paris said unlike the cops in the U.S. ... the Paris police don't become involved in such "minimal situations."

So cops tell us they will take NO action against Vitalii Sediuk for trying to tackle Kim to the ground. 

It's a pretty laissez-faire attitude ... considering Princess Diana was killed in Paris 17-years ago while trying to flee from paparazzi.  

As we previously reported ... Kim and Kanye beefed up their security while in Paris.


Kim & Kanye

Armed Guards & Armored Cars

After Paris Attack

9/26/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are bulletproof -- or will be very soon -- because they're ramping up their personal security -- complete with ARMORED VEHICLES -- after a frightening assault in Paris.

Our Kim and Kanye sources say ... K&K were "freaked out" after Kim was almost tackled to the ground by a crazy man. They're especially upset because the Paris paparazzi are following them in hordes ... and crowd control has become extremely difficult.

Our sources say ... they've hired 2 additional teams of armed bodyguards who will encircle them whenever they're in public during Fashion Week.

We're told Kim and Kanye will NOT retain the additional security when they come back to the U.S. They feel Paris has just become too insane for them to handle.

It's pretty ironic ... remember Halle Berry said she wanted to move to Paris because the paparazzi were less aggressive?

'Catwoman' Julie Newmar

A Photog Ruined My Wolford Stockings

9/24/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Julie Newmar FallsFormer "Catwoman" Julie Newmar took a big spill at LAX Monday and she's blaming an aggressive photog for her cuts and bruises … and for ripping her $89 stockings.

Newmar told cops she was getting out of her wheelchair to get into her car when she became disoriented from the camera flashes.

Catwoman didn't land on her feet this time ...  she fell on her hands and knees … bloodying them. Newmar filed a police report, but we're told nothing will come of it since the photog didn't commit a crime.

Newmar told us the worst part was ripping her Wolford stockings.

She's going to sue for lost profits -- she couldn't appear at a film festival.  And we're guessing she wants the 89 bucks as well.


Iggy Azalea

Goes W-I-G-G-Y

To Dodge Photogs

9/17/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0917-iggy-azalea-akmgsiIggy Azalea tried her best to hide from paparazzi -- and any talk about her sex tape scandal -- by going full ginger ... as in wearing a terrible red wig to walk through LAX Tuesday.

Iggy's lawyers will probably deny this is really her.

Lamar Odom

Makes Peace With Photog

After Hollywood Freak Out

9/15/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lamar Odom's war with the paparazzo he went after in the street last year is over -- TMZ Sports has learned the photog is dropping his lawsuit ... and all signs point to "settlement."

You remember the incident ... Lamar jacked a photog's bag in July 2013 and threw his camera equipment all over the street -- while a Hollywood tour bus drove by! 

The photog claimed Odom caused more than $15k in damage to his camera stuff -- and demanded more than $500k for assault, stealing property and more 

Now, we know the photog has filed court docs asking the judge to drop the case without prejudice (so he can't sue Lamar for the incident again.)

Smells like a settlement was struck between the two sides -- but when we called Odom's lawyer, all he would say was "no comment."

Sam Worthington

Sued For $10 Mil

Accused Of Beating Pap

9/12/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sam Worthington and his girlfriend are now facing a $10 million lawsuit ... stemming from their violent run-in with a paparazzo in NYC earlier this year.

According to the docs ... Sheng Li accuses Sam and GF Lara Bingle of viciously assaulting him in February outside a bar where he was snapping photos.

Both are also being accused of slander and libel ... for allegedly making false statements about him to the NYPD.

Li says he suffered a torn shoulder, facial contusions, injuries to his thumb and wrist, and adds he might need surgery ... according to the docs.

George Clooney

Church Pleads With Paps ...

He's Not Getting Married Here!

9/12/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0912-george-clooney-wedding-GettyGeorge Clooney's potential wedding has paparazzi swarming around a London church, but church leaders swear on their boss ... it ain't going down there. 

The Chelsea Old Town Hall finally had to address the buzz about a possible London ceremony -- posting a note on it's door, writing ... "We are not conducting the wedding of Mr. Clooney at this office today (Friday 12 September) and a film crew and press photographers would only cause possible disruption to other couples getting married on this day."

Clooney has said he plans to marry his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin in Italy, but rumors persist they will also do it in London ... where she lives. 

So far, the paps are standing their ground at the church … just in case.

Kanye West

Pop Quiz In ...

Airport Anger Management

9/8/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

090814_tv_kanye_west_launch_v2Kanye West is skating on thin ice -- one more blow up at the paparazzi could mean blowing his probation and going to jail. So, navigating a crowd of selfie-taking fans and photogs in an Australian airport, while pushing North's stroller is basically ... the ULTIMATE CHALLENGE!

Can Yeezus survive the gauntlet? Watch and find out!

Kanye West

I Don't Want to Hurt Paparazzi...

My Father Was One of 'Em

8/27/2014 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Kanye West played the 'some of my best friends are black' card in his civil lawsuit over the LAX paparazzi attack -- revealing that his dad was once a celebrity photog.

During deposition for the suit filed by Daniel Ramos ... Kanye told Ramos' attorney, "My father was a paparazzo himself." He added that his parents didn't raise him to "be out here wrestling with random paparazzi in front of LAX."

Kanye said he respects some of the paparazzi and gets along with them from time to time, but accused Ramos of asking him about "dumb s**t."

West went on to list a bunch of other jobs his dad did -- marriage counselor, medical illustrator and Black Panther. Maybe explaining why .... as we first told you ... he also declared himself, "the smartest celebrity you've ever f***king dealt with" during the deposition.

Kanye West

Grilled About Hating Paparazzi

More than Nazis

8/7/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West Hates Paparazzi More Than NazisKanye West was determined to explain under oath why he thinks the paparazzi are worse than the Nazis ... but his panicked lawyer muzzled him.

TMZ has a copy of Kanye's deposition in the lawsuit filed against him by a paparazzo whom he attacked at LAX.  

Nate Goldberg -- the lawyer for the photog -- is asking Kanye about a verse from his song, "Flashing Lights" ... rapping about paparazzi and saying, "I hate these n***as more than a Nazi."

Goldberg asks Kanye, "So why did you say that you hate the paparazzi more than the Nazis?"

Kanye responds, "'Cause that's what I wanted to say in that song."

Goldberg:  "Well, you understood that the Nazis killed --"

At that point, Kanye's lawyer, a panicked Shawn Holley, interrupts, "Oh my gosh!"

Goldberg:  "-- six million Jews."

Holley:  "It's really been a long day and we should probably" (she's about to say recess)

Goldberg:  "Well I'm not finished."

Goldberg then goes on to explain how it's "legitimate" for him to ask about the song because it shows Kanye's hatred for paparazzi.

Kanye then gets pissed that Goldberg quoted the "n" word from his song, saying, "But not legitimate to say n***a ... ever ... ever."

Holley successfully prevents Kanye from giving a full answer.   

Bullet dodged.


Kanye West

I Fear Electrocution By Drone

8/6/2014 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West DronesKanye West fears the paparazzi will fly drones over his home to get shots of his child in the pool and accidentally electrocute her.

TMZ has obtained a copy of Kanye's deposition in the lawsuit filed by a photog who was attacked by the rapper at LAX.

In the depo ... Kanye sarcastically asks the photog's lawyer, "Is your daughter stalked by like drones? Are there drones flying where she's trying to learn how to swim at age 1?"

Kanye goes on ... "Wouldn't you like to just teach your daughter how to swim without a drone flying? What happens if a drone falls right next to her?  Would it electrocute her?"

As for how that could happen, Kanye says, "Could it fall and hit her if that paparazzi doesn't understand how to remote control the drone over their house?"

Kanye then explains he and Kim are selling their $11 million Bel Air mansion because they didn't realize paparazzi could shoot directly from the street.

TMZ broke the story ... Kim and Kanye are in escrow for a $20 million secluded estate in Hidden Hills -- near Calabasas.  But Kanye clearly thinks even his 3 1/2 acres are not private ... because of paparazzi-controlled drones.

Kanye West

'I'm the Smartest Celebrity

You've Ever F***ing Dealt With!'

8/6/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0805_kanye_west_attacks_photog_akm_gsiKanye West swears under oath, "I'm the smartest celebrity you've ever f***ing dealt with. I'm not Britney Spears." 

We got hold of a transcript of Kanye's deposition in the case where he's accused of beating a photog and smashing his camera.  

Kanye explains to Nate Goldberg, the photog's lawyer, "I'm in the business of trying to make dope s**t for the world.  You're in the business of representing scums and trying to make as much money as long as there's this lapse in the law."

Goldberg grills Kanye about his song, "Flashing Lights," -- a rant against the paparazzi. Goldberg quotes from the song, "Till I get flashed by the paparazzi, damn, these ni**as got me."

At that point Kanye interrupts, "You have to ask for a hall pass. You can't just say the 'n' word around me." adding, "It offends me because you're a white person saying 'ni**a.'"

Kanye says there's a parallel between blacks fighting for civil rights in the '60s and celebs fighting for theirs today:  "I mean in the '60s people used to hold up 'Die N****r' signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also."  Goldberg asks if he equates the struggle of blacks in the past with celebrities today and Kanye says, "Yes, 100 ... I equate it to discrimination.  I equate it to inequalities."

Kanye goes on, "We, as group of minorities here in L.A., as celebrities have to ban together to influence guys like this -- guys trying to take the picture, guys trying to get the big win, guys trying to get the check."

The depo is riddled with Kanye's sarcasm.  When Goldberg asks where he lives, Kanye replies, "Earth."


Laverne Cox

V. Stiviano's Visor

Is the New Black!

8/4/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

080414_laverne_cox_launchThe trend we hoped would never catch on apparently has, because Sunday afternoon at LAX ... "Orange Is the New Black" star Laverne Cox was seen sporting the infamous V. Stiviano visor.

The Emmy-nominated actress fully channeled Donald Sterling's side piece as she made her way out of the airport and to her waiting car. She kept the visor down and remained silent the entire time, but trust us ... it's her. 

It could have been worse -- at least she didn't rant about becoming president or how black people "do stupid s*** like buy rims."

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