Entourage star Adrian Grenier's new HBO documentary, Teenage Paparazzo, features many of his famous friends giving their take on the paparazzi.
No surprise that Paris Hilton, with whom he fakes a relationship to see if the media will pick up on it (they do), admits that although they're "annoying," but says "being in Hollywood, you need them."
But which celeb compares the photog frenzy to "having the Empire State Building shoved up your ass one brick at a time?"
"They'll go so far as to try and create a picture," Matt explains, "I remember Ben telling me one time right after we got famous, and he was coming out of a restaurant and the guy screamed 'I saw you with your mother at the Academy Awards and she looked like a f--king whore.' He was with somebody who was also a celebrity at the time who was like, 'Get in the car right now,' because she saw he was gonna do something. He got in the car and was shaking."
But Adrian's doc is about more then just celebs' experience with the shutterbugs. It also follows his relationship with 14-year-old pap Austin Visschedyk, the youngest snapper on the streets, who becomes semi-famous himself during filming.
So what did director Adrian take away from this whole experience? He tells me he's now "sympathetic" towards them.
"I tried to show the human side of both paparazzi and celebrities, so they don't look like like these lurking, dangerous, ominious monsters and I don't look like just a paycheck," he explained during the premiere at the Pacific Design Center Tuesday night.
It's an insightful look at celebs, the people who love them and the media. Oh, and Lindsay Lohan makes a cameo.
See for yourself next Monday at 9 p.m., when Teenage Paparazzo premieres on HBO.
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