Last Thursday in London, singer Lily Allen had yet another run-in with paparazzi, this time directly after an incident where they were following her in her car, and one of their cars bumped into the one in which she was riding. Allen had her driver stop, as the paparazzi also exited their cars to get their shots (natch), and she fired off a slew of curse words before unleashing the URBAN SERAPE PHYSICAL INTENSITY, throwing her water bottle and kicking at one, while taking a swing at another.
Photos of the incident: [1,2,3,4, 5]
Allen had to be restrained by her own security team (as seen in the last two photos linked above), as the situation was diffused and the paparazzi left, presumably fully satisfied with their shots of Lily Allen going batshit.
Allen’s last major confrontation with paparazzi occurred in 2007, when she got into a scuffle with a group of them outside of a nightclub. That incident prevented the British-born singer from securing a visa for a North American tour, which had to be scrapped as a result.
In a related story, the next day in London, Allen filed and won a court injunction banning employees of certain photography agencies from following and “harassing” her. In particular, the Big Pictures and Matrix agencies were named, as well as photographer Dan Bosinovski and “[unnamed] individuals responsible for taking photographs of [Allen] outside her home and in other public places during February and March 2009.”
After having won the hearing, the singer’s attorney told reporters, “My client has faced constant harassment over the last few months from the paparazzi. … As a result of this and various incidents of harassment that took place yesterday, my client has now been forced to take legal action. In a court hearing that took place this afternoon, my client, Lily Allen, has resolved issues surrounding her constant harassment with two picture agencies and has also obtained from the High Court an injunction restraining further harassment of her by other paparazzi photographers. My client, Lily Allen, is delighted with the outcome of the hearing today.”
THOM YORKE FIGHTS BACK AGAINST SPOILED BRATS MILEY CYRUS, KANYE WEST
Perhaps it’s a bit highfalutin’ to refuse to meet with fans, but when you’re one of rock’s biggest acts and are trying to prepare for your very first Grammy performance, perhaps you’ve got a right to turn down random choads with false senses of “entitlement.”
At least that’s what Radiohead singer Thom Yorke believes, and he’s striking back against both Miley Cyrus and Kanye West after both prima donnas publicly complained when the band refused to meet with them backstage at last month’s Grammy Awards.
Miley was apparently really upset, as she’d already told all of her friends (including the Asian kid) that she was going to meet the band before going to the show, and was basically told to go pound sand after her manager tried to set up a meet-and-greet. She proceeded to go on a six-minute whine-a-thon on the Johnjay and Rich radio show last week: “I’m like, these are the people I really want to meet. I’d freak out. They’re my rock gods. These are the only people that I would cry over… My manager asked and said, ‘Miley’s really obsessed.’ And they were like, ‘We don’t really do that.’ … I left [during their performance] ’cause I was so upset. I wasn’t going to watch. Stinkin’ Radiohead! I’m gonna ruin them… I’m going to tell everyone.”
Uh-oh! You’d better watch out, there, Radiohead! Miley Cyrus not only has the big bad evil fascist Disney Corporation on her side, but her dad is Billy Ray Cyrus! I’m sure it goes without saying that Thom Yorke And Co. didn’t know that Hannah Montana’s dad is the guy who sang “Achy Breaky”, otherwise I’m sure they would have rolled out the red carpet and probably even recorded a duet. Shit… they probably would have recorded an entire album of duets with Miley AND Billy Ray! This is definitely Radiohead’s loss.
After hearing Miley’s comments, Thom Yorke fired back at the tween queen, saying, “When Miley grows up, she’ll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement.” ZING! POP! SNAP!
And as for Kanye, well, we’re all pretty familiar with his ego, so we probably all saw a tantrum a mile away with him. But it’s at least nice to see that Radiohead was being consistent in shutting down other musicians at the Grammys, as Kanye has quite a bit more credibility than Miley Cyrus but still got his dick kicked in the dirt.
During a taping for an upcoming edition of VH1’s Storytellers, Kanye revealed to the producers that he (and his “Dancing on the Ceiling” Lionel Richie mullet), too, had been turned down when trying to meet the band, adding, “When [Radiohead] performed at the Grammys, I sat the f*ck down.”
You show ’em, Kanye! Interesting to note that no one ever noticed this little stunt until he had to go and mention it himself. Maybe if Kanye would have done it with an Auto-Tune it would have gotten more attention.
Not to be outdone, Yorke most recently made a pretty obvious jab at both stars in a recent blog post on the band’s Web site: “Wish us all a safe journey if you still like us and you’re not one of those people I have managed to offend by doing nothing.”
ALSO IN THE NEWS…
Korn bassist is off drugs and on to Christ
Geez… these Korn band members are dropping like flies, aren’t they?
Lady Gaga compares music to sex
In the case of Lady Gaga’s music, that would be shitty sex with a fugly chick.
Oprah Winfrey believes Rihanna has low self-esteem
That and a nasty set of bruises. In a related story, Steadman Graham has secretly given
Bobby Chris Brown props for doing what he’s always dreamed of doing.
Bret Michaels plans a tell-all biography
Slow news day…
(WENN.com, INFDaily.com, dlisted.com, Eonline.com)
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