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Wow! I missed so many stories today. It all started kinda late again at around 11:00 AM. I was parked on the Thursday side of the street and I would get a parking ticket if I didn’t move my car by 12:00 PM since the street sweeper was going to pass by my house. My hair was all messed up; I was completely not ready when I rolled out of bed. I put on my pants, my shirt and my socks. Now where did I put those shoes? After a few minutes I finally made it out of my house and I moved my car to the Friday side. I went back into the house and I warmed up my coffee that my beautiful girlfriend makes for me every morning. I turned on my computer and my Pap Alert goes off. ‘Eva Longoria is at the Chateau Marmont. Can you check it out?’ “Sure,” I said.
I took off my clothes and I jumped in the shower. Twelve minutes later, I come out and I get ready with clean clothes. I finish off my coffee and I checked my e-mail. Finally, I was ready for Eva.
I headed to the Chateau Marmont. When I get there, to my surprise, there were a few paparazzi waiting outside the hotel. I wasn’t going to deal with all the chaos. I didn’t stick on Eva.
I started my route. Soon after, I get a call from The Ninja; he told me that he was on the chase. Darn! He beat me to the first spot again. Now that is two days in a row. The Ninja is on fire. He was on Gwen Stefani. ‘She is headed to the studio,’ The Ninja said. The Ninja told me that he has her covered and that I should look for another story.
The funny thing about the Gwen story is, it looks like the Paps that were on it had an interesting time getting shots.
It looks like another “Good Samaritan” was feeling good about helping both Gwen and the Paps lose money.
Remember that Gwen is promoting her new clothing line and that Gwen is wearing it, and more than likely, she wanted a picture taken of her wearing her clothing. If a picture is not taken of her wearing her new clothing line, than it is not going to be in the tabloids, and therefore, will not get the additional advertisement; advertising is what helps get a product/service sold.
The paparazzi like Gwen because she has always been really cool with us. Remember ‘Good Samaritans,’ let us do our job.
I was feeling a little left out. By now it was close to 3:30 PM and I still haven’t used my camera; this was very unlikely for me, I always find someone. Then I get my break; I was on 3rd St. heading eastbound from Crescent Heights Blvd. I spotted Heath Ledger. He was driving this mystery car (I need to say that since I don’t want to give out any details that would help any competition ). He was driving like a racecar driver. I could barely keep up with him! I called The Ninja for help. Fortunately for me, The Ninja was close to the area.
Heath did not know that we were following him. We were doing him Old School Style. He takes us miles away and finally turns into this underground parking. We couldn’t get any shots. The Ninja and I set up for the second follow. I took the front entrance and The Ninja covered the back alley. We fully covered all exits.
I was parked across the street from the front entrance and I have a full view of the underground parking structure. Heath has always been really hard to work on. If he spots you following, he will go out of his way so that you cannot get any shots. Finally, after waiting there for about two hours, Heath comes out. Well, to make a long story a little bit shorter, he makes a right onto a busy intersection, he barely makes the yellow and we get caught behind a few cars. Fortunately for us, he never saw us. Heath has always been good at recognizing Paps. Since he didn’t see us, that means that he doesn’t know our cars and that means that we could work on him the next time we find him.
Well, I was still feeling like I was missing something. At around 6:45 PM I was about to call it a day. I decided to make one last stop by Fred Segal. I was talking to my girlfriend; I was telling her about my horrible day. ‘Babe, I got to go,’ I said to her. This is my call to her to tell her that I have found a story. I found Tia Carrere and her husband, Simon Wakelin, hanging out. Tia and her husband have also been real nice to paparazzi.
She told me about her husband’s show that I need to mention called “The Greg Behrendt Show” which premiers on September 12. There! Now I did my job. She also told me (actually, she was talking into my video camera) that she is starting on the OC on Monday and that we should all watch. She also mentioned that I was the first one to know.
Look, there I am in the shadow.
Do you guys now see how the celeb and paparazzi relationship works? The paparazzi can help celebs promote themselves.
Yes! I knew it. I do have a job.
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Friday, August 11, 2006, 3:16 AM
(This Blog has been modified from the original and is now in its fourth edition. I apologize for my indiscretions for comments that may or may not have offended some readers. Please accept my apology in this matter.)