Celebrity safety zone?
When Britney Spears went to court in late January to plead for renewed child visitation rights, mainstream media and paparazzi swarmed a car that her friend Sam Lufti was riding in. Spears turned out not to be in the car. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
As an ambulance carrying Spears leaves her Studio City home on Jan. 3, photographers jostle for a shot through the back window. (Mark J. Terrill / Associate Press)
LAPD Officer Vince Deglinnocenti tries to keep back press and paparazzi while representatives of the L.A. sheriff’s office talk with Paris Hilton’s assistants at her front gate. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Paparazzo Giles Harrison, center, and various others photograph Adrien Brody after he had lunch in the Sunset Strip area. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Lindsay Lohan, far right, follows the lead of a friend as they pass through a small group of paparazzi in the back alley behind West Hollywood’s Koi restaurant in August 2005. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Paparazzi wait for a glimpse of Adrien Brody along the Sunset Strip in 2006. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)