In the start of their careers, many actors want the paparazzi to capture them, to add to their fame and marketability. Their agents and even friends “leak” their locations to tabloids and paparazzi just to increase their exposure. (Ask anyone who dated a Kardashian).
When (or “if”) they become famous, and seek any amount of privacy, it is hard to stop the location leaks, drone pictures, sidewalk ambushes, etc. from the paparazzi. Smart celebrities almost always give the paparazzi an opportunity to take some shots before their meeting or event, giving them what they want, in exchange for leaving them be (for a little while). Others can be downright mean to the photographers, especially if they are overly intrusive.
There are many incidents where paparazzi have been overly zealous about taking pictures, and have been assaulted by actors. (take a look at When Celebrities Attack: Top 10 Paparazzi Confrontations, on zimbio). Many times the paparazzi “egg on” the celebrities, to get more salable pictures – even if they risk arrest or jail time. In many cases, the celebrity can be arrested for assault, or the paparazzi can get a restraining order.There is a fine line between the tabloids need for fresh pics of famous people and the safety of actors and their families; many actors and actresses work hard to keep their locations and family (children, siblings, parents) away from the spotlight. They don’t want their children to grow up hiding from photographers or being exploited in the tabloids. It is also a safety issue, and bodyguards frequently intervene when paparazzi take unwanted pictures.Today we are bombarded with cell phone cameras, long zoom cameras, drone cameras, easily hidden body and handbag cams – not to mention businesses that have surveillance cameras for their establishments. Even the average person is photographed often and discreetly. When you add the paparazzi into that mix, they can behave like a pack of rabid dogs or polite professionals as part of the publicity game.
Today almost anyone can be a paparazzi, just make sure you have a cell phone with a good camera. And I hope no celebrity will take offense at your taking their picture!
Operators of dating websites want attractive people in their ads and in their database. Some actors and actresses have social media profiles on some dating sites, usually “freebies” to boost their exposure. Some are legitimate, and some have actors images in “fake” ads to attract more dating site customers. Most savvy people on dating sites realize that many profiles are fake. That is just how it works on the internet.
Actors don’t want their images misused or promoting sites without permission or compensation. They also have the same need for companionship as the rest of us, and will use sites that suit them – although they are very wary of “bad actors” and “posers” who want to date them because they are actors, and use them as arm candy. Or worse, to use their A-list status to elevate their own career or business.The dating landscape is burgeoning with choices that pull at us, except we can go on a “bad date” and move on, while an actor’s bad date can be on the news and in the tabloids. So they will be more wary and cautious than most people.
If you are using dating apps to meet celebrities, STOP. Look for values that appeal to you in a partner. Common interests (even in celebrity adoration) are good dating building blocks. I knew a man who said he was a greater lover than Casanova. Yes, I too believed he was a bit full of himself, then he explained:
Casanova’s claim to fame was the number of women he bedded over many years; while my friend claimed his power was “loving just one woman for over fifty years”. She is a lucky woman. As is he.
By Alan Chenkin, Learned about celebrities by reading the tabloids in the checkout aisle.
First of all, Famous people (aka Celebrities) don’t all date famous people. We hear more about celebrities dating each other when their publicists and the media and the paparazzi cover their dating habits. Many well known people work hard at keeping their private lives private, especially their personal relationships. Here are some links that go both ways on this topic:
It is usually more stressful on the non-celebrity who is dating a celebrity; they sometimes have a lot of difficulty adapting to the onslaught of press and paparazzi – and may have friends gossiping about them to the tabloids!
I hope your eyes have been opened on this, and you look beyond the fleeting fame and see that celebrities have the need for both famous dates and normal lives. Keeping them in perspective, well, that is a challenge.
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Many actors/actresses , like Emma Watson, are in high demand – and their schedules may not permit a lot of a social life. While you may be successful approaching her (Please don’t be creepy or a stalker – she may be very different in person from the characters that she plays) realize that you may be rejected, because her goals are not in sync with yours. AND, Ms. Watson is very private about her personal life – and may already be actively dating someone. You also don’t want to run afoul of her security people or Police, who consider her safety of paramount importance. In any case, here are some web references for you: