Who’s the dude with the weird floppy hat roughing up the dude with the camera? That just happens to be Adam Lambert kicking a paparazzo’s ass. Woah. We’re surprised, ’cause Lambert really doesn’t strike us as the kind of guy who would suddenly go all Terminator on anyone!
The slap-down happened in South Beach, where Glambert and his peeps were chilling and walking around in the sunshine. Paparazzi were swarming around them and got a little too close for comfort, and that’s when Adam snapped. He was walking back to his hotel when he jumped the closest photog, shoving him around until his friends had to separate them. And if they hadn’t already made their displeasure perfectly clear, the American Idol alum’s entourage mooned the cameramen right after.
Don’t expect any remorse from the singer, however. The incident is outlined on Lambert’s Twitter, reading, “Eeew paparazzi killed my peaceful afternoon on the beach! #howisthisok?” This was followed by a longer tweet, with him venting, “They’re real good at provoking, but there ain’t any pics or video of the b.s. they spew out… Haha well… I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!”
Looks like he was feeling quite chatty, because he ended up calling out his own dodgy sartorial choices as well, tweeting, “Hahha the photos are hilarious !! Lol please everyone forgive me for that hat. – I was attempting a disguise- clearly failed. Hahah.” We’re laughing too, but we bet that camera dude isn’t! Who thinks a lawsuit is coming Glambo’s way even though the paparazzo seems to be smiling in half of these pics? Unfortunately, we do.
It’s been on our mind for a while, but with the past two days being what they have (you know, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart being snapped kissing and then angrily leaving and arriving at airports) we thought it might be a good time to have a fireside chat about the world of celebrity gossip, paparazzi and fans, a world in which – for better or for worse – we are deeply entrenched.
These two videos of Lindsay Lohan out and about on Saturday paint an ugly picture of both the starlet and the photographers who stalk her. The first – posted above – is of the poor girl holed up in a car covering her face as she waits in line at the McDonalds’ drive-thru. They taunt her with questions until she finally gives in and responds to them, while covering her face with her plastic hair extensions the entire time. She manages to work in a dig at Charlotte Ronson, who apparently refused Lindsay entry at her party this weekend. As they drive off, you can her one photog comment, “She’s f*cked up.”
The second clip (below) is longer and even more disturbing. The starlet is sitting in a parked car with a pal inside her garage. She’s too scared to come out of the car due to the presence of the camera men, who refuse to back away from the vehicle. They taunt and tease her about her alleged break up with Samantha Ronson this weekend and at one point giggle like a pack of prepubescent school girls picking on their favorite freak. At around the 2:40 mark you can hear Lindsay screaming at Samantha on the phone, shouting “f*ck you, f*ck you!” After the call though, she tells the paps, “F*ck yeah I have a girlfriend and I love her very much.”
At the end of the second video, Lindsay accuses the paparazzi of taking someone who “actually has talent and wants to be something, and wants to share something and do something good for people…and you put a video camera on them and you fucking build them up and take them down.” What with the recent rumors of Sam changing the locks on Lindsay and her rambling twitter feed addressing the drama, we think she’s doing a decent job bringing herself down. But we can’t help but pity the position she’s in – followed, freaked out, harassed and left to fend for herself. [via ONTD]