Sarah Jessica Parker has become the latest celebrity to exchange words with the hounding paparazzi -- but this time, the pleas of a celebrity actually worked.
While walking with her son, James Wilkie, in New York on Tuesday, Parker, frankly yet politely, asked the surrounding photogs, "Could you please not take pictures of me and my child?" Remarkably, Parker's request was granted and the paparazzi, heads down, quietly walked away.
While SJP demonstrated a reserved way of getting the paparazzi to leave her alone, other celebs have chosen to use the more volatile Sean Penn method.
Wednesday photographer Anthony Goodrich filed a police report alleging that Bruce Willis assaulted him by smashing his camera into his face while the star entered West Hollywood restaurant Koi. A spokesman for Willis denied the allegations, saying that at no time did Willis "hit, push or hurt" a photographer.
Even Paris Hilton - who could single-handedly employ a nation of paparazzi - kept a calm and cool composure signing autographs as fans (young and old alike) and photographers swarned her SUV in New York on Tuesday.
While it's clear that handling the paparazzi can be a stressful situation, it doesn't take a brainiac - or even a Hilton - to know violence is never the answer.