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Camera-toting partygoers leave paparazzi in the dark

From Monday's Globe and Mail

Anyone within shutter range of celebrities can use their cellphone cameras, and nerve, to launch themselves onto gossip sites ...Read the full article

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  1. Jason Richard from Windsor, ON, Canada writes: Boo hoo. And are we supposed to feel sorry for these paparazzi who have made their living by invading people's privacy time and time again? I think not! Maybe it's time to get a real job instead of making a living by stalking people.
  2. Rollo M Tomasi from Belgium writes: There's a paparazzi in all of us screaming to get out?
  3. Some Other Guy from Canada writes: This article, which seems to be about the blight of the poor paparazzi, wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that the Globe invites readers to send in their TIFF pictures, would it?
  4. Noone Anywhere from Canada writes: Why is this ON THE FRONT PAGE??? Don't celebrity fluff pieces belong in the Review section? The Globe gets worse by the day.
  5. Rolloff deBunk from Calgary - centre of American wannabe's, Canada writes: This goes to show that shots of those beautiful people dont have to be beautiful - a reasonable facsimile will do!
  6. Kevin Dooley from Canada writes: All I can say is ... Thank God I'm not a celebrity. Sounds horrible.
  7. A Yu from Barbieston, Canada writes: "The (Four Seasons) hotel has strict policies barring photography in its public areas." Even for guests? Remind me not to stay there the next time I visit Toronto.
  8. J K GALBRAITH from Canada writes: I agree with many of the comments posted above regarding this specific article. However, it is a representative of a larger issue regarding the entire Film Festival and the media coverage. From almost the day of the pre-festival news conference by the organizers, where they release the list of celebrities attending the festival, there seems to be a greater focus on them than on the films by all media. Whether it is the CBC or the Globe and Mail, the film coverage seems now to be secondary. In the sports world, they often tell what type of a person you act by how you have responded after scoring a goal, hitting a homerun, or scoring a touchdown. The advice given to young players is to act like you have done it before! After over 25 years, you would think Torontonians and the local media could act like the festival has been there before and that high profile performers have visited the city before. Please stop going gaga over every celebrity who attends the festival and remember that the festival is about the films and performances that take place on the screen and not outside the movie theatres. Even the small town of Sundance, Utah seems to act more grown up and world class about the celebrities than Toronto and its media. Let's have two pages of coverage about the films, directors, writers, and their performances for every one page of star gazing and gossiping rather than the other way around which seems to be the case. Is the Globe and Mail up to the challenge of making Toronto seem like the world class city that it is in how it reports on TIFF?
  9. C Web from Kingston, Canada writes: Maybe some of these talented photographers will leave the tabloid world and persue REAL photography work or art.

    And as tabloids seek out cheap amateur shots, the quality of the magazines will degrade and perhaps too will the level of readership and fascination with celebrities.

    We can only hope.
  10. Jason Richard from Windsor, ON, Canada writes: @ J K GALBRAITH - Very well put! I agree 110%.

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