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Celebrities vs. Cameras

Kanye West attacked a paparazzo that tried to get a rise out of his girlfriend. Chivalry isn’t dead!

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In today’s Keeping Up with Kim and Kanye news, the rapper allegedly attacked a female photographer after she asked Kim about her ex-boyfriend. And while we don’t condone violence or interest in Kim Kardashian’s personal life (because isn’t seven seasons of it enough?) let’s use this as a chance to reflect on some of the craziest instances of celebrity vs. paparazzo.

Sean Penn

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Let this epic tale also be a cautionary one to anyone trying to get a candid shot of Penn: While shooting a movie in Macao in 1986, Penn found a photographer hiding in his hotel room. He then proceeded to hang him by his ankles off the ninth floor balcony. After the altercation, Penn was arrested for attempted murder, only to escape from jail after the guards left the jail cell door ajar. The charges were later dropped, sending a signal to others stars that hey; it’s okay to scare the shit out someone if they’re about to take your photo.

Hugh Grant

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In 2006, Grant allegedly hurled a can of baked beans at a paparazzo. So British!

Alec Baldwin

Photo: Scott D. Smith / Retna Ltd. | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012

How did Baldwin cap off a trip to the Marriage License Bureau before his wedding this summer? By punching a photographer in the face.

Vinnie Jones

Photo: Craig Barritt / Retna Ltd. | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012

In 1996 Jones almost bit a reporter’s nose off. We’re not sure of the details but Jones later described it as a “prank that went wrong.”

Justin Bieber

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Whether this actually happened or not, why on earth would someone openly claim to be roughed up by this guy?

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