Is Hollywood Going to Ban Paparazzi from Harassing Celebrities

It is said that the constant hounding from paparazzi is one of the biggest issues faced by people who enter the world of fame, as more and more shock headlines fill the news regarding high profile celebrities and the issues they have faced thanks to being chased by paparazzi, the question is raised as to whether we should be putting more steps into place to protect our favorite celebrities. We have to remember that although many celebrities are aware of the risks that come with fame, they are people too, and they should be entitled to their privacy and peace of mind that themselves and their loved ones are safe.

 

The aggressive nature of the paparazzi that has been displayed in recent news is truly appalling, it is true that everyone should be able to work but when paparazzi are risking their own and their victim’s safety, something has to change. With many celebrities sharing stories of how paparazzi have chased them down in their cars when their children are present, or with paparazzi entering their private property hoping to get a shot, it is time to make regulations much stricter in order to reduce the constant stress that many celebrities face on a daily basis. All too often are we seeing news headlines with yet another story of a young paparazzi taking their simple point and shoot camera and risking lives for the sake of making a few bucks?

 

Health and Safety

There is a real demand for stricter health and safety regulations when it comes to paparazzi, when so many examples of celebrity harassment can be found, it is time to make a change to restrict where and when paparazzi are able to take pictures and there should be further enforcement in cases where people are ignoring the rules. It is so unnecessary for the paparazzi to chase celebrities in situations where they are spending time with loved ones and where they should be entitled to some privacy. Most celebrities are very accommodating when it comes to allowing paparazzi photographs however, there should be a level of respect for people’s private family life especially when most celebrities allow for allocated times and events where they allow photos to be taken of them.

 

Privacy

Although celebrities will be used to handling the stress of paparazzi harassment and many would argue that they should have to deal with that due to the fact that they live such lavish lifestyles, the family of many celebrities particularly young children did not sign up for the lifestyle, and so they should be allowed some degree of privacy. It is a common occurrence for paparazzi to step out of line and take steps like breaking into a celebrity property in order to get a good photograph. It is my personal opinion that this is a very wrong thing to do and whether the paparazzi is “just doing their job” or not, they should receive some form of punishment for this.

 

Current Paparazzi Regulations

At the moment there are very few actual laws surrounding what the paparazzi can and cannot do in terms of respecting the boundaries of the celebrities they photograph. It is actually illegal for a paparazzi to photograph a child in a way that antagonizes the parents, although this law has not actually made a significant difference and many paparazzi go unpunished for an offense. Again it is illegal for paparazzi to break the law in any way, yet we are still seeing cases where celebrities are being pursued and having their property entered without permission. Although the laws are in place it is very clear they are not being respected, the situation should be reviewed and the consequences of breaking these laws made harsher.

 

What Changes Should Be Made to the Laws Surrounding Paparazzi

 

It should be a criminal offense for a paparazzi to publish images that were obtained through unlawful means, rather than allowing the paparazzi to get what they want and get paid no matter how they obtained the picture.

 

The consequences of repeat offenses and in cases where a paparazzi is harassing a celebrity and their families should be much more severe, rather than allowing so many to get off the hook, the crime should be like any other and in extreme cases maybe even carry a custodial sentence.

Behind the Scenes: 7 Famous TV Homes that You can Actually Visit

If you are someone that is a fan of many popular TV shows and films, you may have found yourself focusing on more than the drama of what you are watching. This is especially the case if you are watching a TV show that is often set in the same place. If you are constantly seeing your favorite characters functioning within one space, it is hard not to get some form of emotional attachment to that space. When the shows or movie series that you love ends, you can often find yourself also missing the environment in which they were filmed.

 

A lot of the time, the scenes that you are seeing unfold are not actually taking place in an actual home or apartment- they are instead taking place on a set. This can be extremely disappointing if you are someone that is a big fan and would like the chance to visit the location that once housed all of your favorite stars, however luckily a lot of sets do allow you to visit and tour.

 

If you are someone that is desperate to go and visit some of the houses from your favorite shows and movies, fret not. There is still a lot that is available for you to visit today and here is a list of our top seven picks.

 

Home Alone- Winnetka, Illinois

Everyone has watched Home Alone. It is one of the most famous Christmas movies to ever exist and the house is one of the most famous elements of the movie, due to all of the traps that Kevin set throughout his home. To call this place a house would be an understatement as it is more of a mansion, which of course it would have to be in order to house all of the children that lived there. You can go and visit this famous house right now and have a look at all of the rooms Kevin explored, including the terrifying basement.

 

Father Of The Bride- Pasadena, California

If you are someone that was raised in the ’80s/90’s, you will be more than aware of the cult classic– the ‘Father of the Bride’. The house from this film has a special place in the hearts of a lot of people, as it is the main location that we saw Annie get married and even raise her children. The house was one of the main focuses of the film and so before it’s eventually torn down, make sure you go and check it out.

 

The Exorcist- Washington, DC

One of the most iconic houses on this list is the house in which the spooky events of the exorcist took place. There are plenty of tours that give you the opportunity to take a look around the house, especially around Halloween time. Houses like this bring a lot of tourism to Washington and have really helped to improve the realtor scene, so thanks to films like this, thehouseguys will buy your house fast in washington dc due to all of the tourist demand.

 

Harry Potter’s Home-  Bracknell, Berkshire

Though you cannot enter this one, the setting for Harry Potter’s actual house is actually completely real. It is occupied by a couple and has been for some time, but they are more than happy to allow people to take pictures outside the home and gain that Potterhead experience.

The Mrs. Doubtfire Home- SF, California

After the passing of the late and great Robin Williams, a lot of fans felt the need to divulge in some nostalgia and visit some of the actor’s most iconic locations. Arguably one of the most iconic of his movies is Mrs. Doubtfire, and you can go and visit where it is filmed and spend some time where Robin once worked.

 

American Horror Story- New Orleans, Louisiana

If you are an American Horror Story fan, you will know that there was nothing more iconic than the staircase used within the Coven season of the shower. The clinical white house was one of the most impressive parts of the show and so it is understandable that fans would be excited to visit it. Luckily, the house owners do a lot of AHS themed events, so you can go and get your witch on.

 

Charmed, Los Angeles, California

Charmed is another iconic show that completely defined a generation. Arguably the most notable parts of the house are the central attic, where most of the events of the show took place. It is also where the witches would keep their trusty spellbook and so was the center for a lot of drama. Today you can go to the house and get some really interesting behind the scenes insight on how it would feel to be a Halliwell sister.

6 Of the Best Animes You Need to be Watching Right Now!

When thinking of ways to pass the time, there will always be something out there for you to watch. However, what many of us English speaking folks out there often forget is that there is a whole other world of content out there for us to explore in a multitude of different languages. One of the best examples of this would have to be the Japanese animations, better known as anime. Whether you’re already a fan of the genre or if you’re stepping into a whole new world, here are 6 of the best anime’s you need to be watching right now.

 

Attack on Titan

An honorable mention on any anime fans list, the story follows brother and sister duo, Erin and Mikasa, as they are thrust into their own personal hell as the wall built around their city is suddenly destroyed and breached by human-eating monsters, the titans, for the first time in hundreds of years. Now, they decide to join the fight to protect the people in the various levels and eventually reclaim their city. It’s a heartfelt and often edge-of-your-seat type of entertainment. There is a fair share of gory moments within the anime, but if you feel like you have the stomach for it, it’s certainly worth the watch.

 

Tokyo Ghoul

An anime with arguably the best and most beautiful introduction, Tokyo Ghoul is an absolute must-watch. The anime is based on the popular supernatural horror manga of the same name. The story follows shy college student Kaneki, who after going on a date with a girl he met in a coffee shop, is attacked whilst walking home and wakes up in a hospital to find that he is suddenly repulsed by normal food and is now hungry for human flesh. He is then forced to come to terms with the fact that he is now half-ghoul, a notorious humanoid monster known and feared throughout Japan.

 

Ouran High School Host Club

More of a fun entry on this list, OHHC follows the story of Haruhi, a kid living well below the poverty line who has been given the scholarship to come to one of the most expensive schools in Japan. Whilst trying to find a place to study, Haruhi stumbles across the host club. A group of the richest and most sought-after boys in the school, who are paid by the female students to spend time with them. While trying to avoid being recruited into the club, Haruhi steps back, knocking over and breaking an expensive vase. To pay off his debt, he is forced to work in the host club – whilst also trying to keep his secret.

 

Aggretsuko

A fun and relatable anime for anybody in their 20s, Aggretsuko follows 20-something-year-old office worker Retsuko as she comes to terms with where her life is at and whether or not she wants to do something about it. She navigates through work, life, and relationships with a colorful cast of friends and co-workers to make the journey even more interesting. There are now 3 seasons for you to binge and fall in love with.

 

My Hero Academia

A well-known and colorful anime; in a world where everybody is born with a superpower, MHA follows Izuku Midoriya, the only exception, as he is recruited for one of the top superhero training academies and is forced to decide on whether he is capable of becoming a superhero without any powers. MHA also has a massive fandom, if you’re interested in brushing up on your knowledge, there are plenty of my hero academia quizzes available online. With a bit of practice, you’ll be up there fighting with the best of them in no time at all.

 

Death Note

Another popular addition to any anime-lovers list, Death Note follows the story of Light Yagami, a straight-A student bored with his life. After discovering a notebook, he finds out that whatever name he writes in the book, within 24 hours that person will die. Soon Light becomes overtaken by the power of the notebook. As people begin to notice the pattern of deaths, a task force is set up to catch the serial killer known as Kira, headed by detective consultant, L. Will Light get caught or will the deaths continue to plague the streets of Japan?

Is This the Most Stunning Garden on the Planet?

Gardening is one of the most Zen hobbies on the planet. It is a great way to de-stress and unwind. There is no greater feeling than reaping the rewards for spreading seeds on your lawn and watching as they bloom into some of the most beautiful and elegant flowers imaginable.

The average homeowner will put a minimal amount of time into their garden. They will keep it in order, mow the lawn, and de-weed. And that is understandable, gardening takes a lot of time and patience. While others are more than happy to put in the time and dedication to make something spectacular. And that is what happened with this garden, which some are now calling the most sunning garden on the planet.

 

The Garden

Owned by a woman named Aribella Adams, this garden started off as a large, yet desolate plot of land connected to a small farming property. The previous owners have left it in a right state.

Aribella said she had no previous gardening experience and started off simply hoping to clean up the garden. Four years later she is inviting people on tours around the beautiful landscape.

She created an almost maze-like structure for her garden. Starting with a section of roses, all the colors of the rainbow, lead you into a winding hedge maze. These hedges are lined with beautiful lilies and petunias of various reds and yellows.

This leads into an open section with a beautiful fountain made out of a hedge. This spits out beautiful colored water that provides a contrast to the spiraling statue of a soldier made of radiant flowers.

England is filled with stunning gardens, so for anyone garden to claim the title of Most Stunning is no small feat at all.

The 6 Best Nature Documentaries Ever Made

The Blue Planet

The Blue Planet is a pretty recently released documentary detailing the huge variety of aquatic wildlife that exists on our planet, this documentary is a very informative piece of work which it is pretty clear that a lot of hard work has gone into production. From sharks to huge whales, if you are someone with an interest in what is lurking beneath our waters then this is definitely the one for you. This series follows highly-skilled divers with the most cutting-edge equipment including high-quality buoyancy control system components, scuba gear, and underwater cameras, this technology allows viewers to get a much clearer insight into the underwater world.

 

Night On Earth

This documentary follows creatures from all walks of the animal kingdom, what many documentaries lack is an in-depth account of what the animals get up to at night. This is where Night on earth differs from other series that are available due to the fact that it takes place at night time through the majority of the documentary. What many don’t know about their favorite animals is that they are so active during the night so getting an insight into things like a lion’s night hunt is definitely a valuable experience.

 

David Attenborough – A Life On Our Planet

The work of David Attenborough is well known by the majority of people around the world, his relaxing tone and vast knowledge of natural life are comparable to no other. Life on our planet highlights the impact of human life on the animal kingdom, showing animals who have evolved for a more industrialized world and the impact it has had in comparison to animals that are still able to roam their natural habitat.

 

Tiny Creatures

Many people forget just how many different species of animals there are out there, with most nature documentaries focusing on the larger, popular animals rather than showing us what could be considered less interesting. Tiny creatures show us exactly that and inform us about some of the smaller animals we may not be as familiar with. By focusing on smaller creatures we are able to see just how vast our animal kingdom is and learn something new about animals we didn’t even know exist. This fresh approach is definitely worth a watch as it goes into great detail about the trials and tribulations associated with the food chain.

 

Walking With Dinosaurs

If you are somebody with a passion for the historic creatures that roamed the Earth long before our time then you are bound to enjoy Walking With Dinosaurs, with high-quality computer-generated imaging showing in detail some of the scariest dinosaurs that used to exist. The fact that all of this show is computer generated is really surreal as the footage looks as though it had been filmed in real life. Walking With Dinosaurs is a truly informative series that would be a great watch for anyone with an interest in how the Dinosaurs lived and how they came to an end.

 

Planet Earth

The final documentary on this list would have to be another one by David Attenborough, his knowledge of our planet and its inhabitants is unlike anyone else’s so it makes sense he would get two spots on this list. {lante Earth is an informative series following animals from different habitats per episode, this series provides a nice variety of information about different types of animals that live on our planet. With high-quality footage and impressive visual landscapes prepare to be shocked by how brilliant this documentary is, both in terms of it’s visual and informative elements.

Is Warner Brothers Dropping the Fantastic Beasts Series?

A few Christmases ago I spent a solid week going from shop to shop, trowling every online toy store, all to find the besten einhorn geschenke für mädchen. The reason being my two daughters had caught a bad case of the unicorn bug. Unicorns and other magical creatures. And how did they catch this bug?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The first installment in what is being now dubbed the Wizarding World Universe. Originally containing the Harry Potter movies, this is Warner Brothers attempt to rival the MCU and reignite the passions of all those who loved the original Harry Potter movies.

And to their credit, it worked. The first Fantastic Beasts movie was a resounding success. Eddie Redmayne gave a stellar performance. The supporting cast was fantastic. The effects were stunning and the creatures were made well enough to sell endless merchandise.

So why is the rumor mill touting that Warner Brothers is considering dropping the entire series? Despite the fact, there are still three more movies to go before the story is wrapped up?

 

The Sequel Curse

The Harry Potter movies worked wonders for a very important reason. They were coming from books. And authors writing a sequel book often have a lot more luck than scriptwriters creating a sequel. There is any number of reasons why, but the biggest is, of course, freedom.

The second Fantastic Beasts movie, Crimes of Grindelwald, did not meet the same success as the first. In fact, it was mostly scored very low by critics and the public alike. The biggest complaint was the disconnected nature of the film. The first movie had clear motivations, plot progression, and characters. The second was trying to set up too much for this Wizarding World universe.

This is a common problem we have seen with many franchises lately. They are all trying to compete with the MCU and create their own universe. But they miss the key factor that made the MCU so successful. Patience. Marvel spent years building their universe, and they did it by creating solo movies that were good. The DCU and the Wizard World universe both try to cram everything into the first or second movie, expecting audiences to take in all the information in one go.

 

Distancing From Rowling

It is no secret that J.K Rowling has made herself a very divisive person. We aren’t going to go into the debate about that. But it could be one of the reasons the studio is considering dropping the series. You cannot have a Harry Potter based movie with her name being all over it. Even if you didn’t put it in the titles, everyone would associate it with her. And while that doesn’t mean the movies would be bad, it wouldn’t be the first time a studio has stepped away from someone to avoid negative press themselves.

 

The Pandemic

The pandemic has caused a lot of turmoil for filmmakers. Especially considering cinemas as we know them are slowly dying. And the Fantastic Beat movies were always designed to be event films, drawing in large crowds. So home releases most likely wouldn’t allow the studio to recoup their costs. At the end of the day, movies are all about money for these studios. So it would not surprise me if this was the biggest reason that led to the series being dropped inf favor of more profitable projects.

 

Of course, all of this is just speculation. It could be the studio is simply going to delay the movie production until the pandemic has passed. That may be a while away yet, but we live in hope it will be sooner rather than later.

5 Great Films Set in New Jersey

Many films find the setting in New Jersey, some reaching the heights of top ten lists on sights like IMDB. If we were to list all the quality productions we would be here for far too long, though there are 5 that stand out.

 

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich is a stellar film from such a unique angle, its plot revolves around a puppeteer finding a door that allows those who pass through to see through the eyes of the famous actor John Malkovich, he then monetizes for 20-minute intervals as after that they are ejected out onto the Jersey Turnpike. The blend of realism and absurdism really find a happy warm-spot in this film, there are genuine characters who have very subtle underlying issues and fantasies that combine with the fairly unique premise to create this experience that is enjoyable and more than slightly thought-provoking.

 

War of the Worlds.

War of the Worlds when it was first written was the first the world had ever seen of the genre of Science Fiction, and the films do the original book justice by far. There are two versions to pick from one from 1953 and another from the early 2000s, either are a fabulous watch though the 20th-century version might hold more nostalgia in the way films use to be made. It is about Martians invading earth and the subsequent chaos that comes which such an extinction-level event.  This film carries excitement in buckets and asks that eerie question ‘what would happen if there was life on Mars, and what if they found us?’.

 

Paul Blart Mall Cop

There are some jobs that movies bring to the life you would never expect (I am still waiting on a film based on the pest control in nj though) Paul Blart is that exact thing. Paul Blart Mall cop and its subsequent sequels are good films to enjoy for their on the nose simplicity. Headed by funny-man Kevin James, this energy-filled comedy follows the titular Paul Blart, who fails in his training to be a police officer for the New Jersey police force, so instead decides to climb to the career he actually wants by gaining a job as a mall cop, but when a bank-heist situation arises, he has to step up and predictable hilarity ensues.

 

Friday 13th

Hailed as one of the most iconic horror franchises of all time, following the murders of Mrs. Vorhees, a distraught mother who lost her son to drowning whilst he was at camp, the fault of which she blames on the sexed-up councilors. This gore-fest is such a classic in the slasher genre, and a commonly misunderstood original considering Jason Vorhees becomes the main villain in the sequels, but it has some amazing performances from Betsy Palmer and a youthful Kevin Bacon. The sequels are also highly recommended for those more familiar with the Hockey mask wearing zombie-like Jason. The villain the franchise is now known for.

 

A beautiful mind

A beautiful mind is a biographical piece based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel-prize winning Mathematician. Starring Russell Crowe in one of his finest performances to date, it follows the character as he goes through life with this incredible brain that can easily decrypt and decode messages from sight alone, a skill that only he possessed. The emotion is rife in this film, Nash’s paranoid Schizophrenia combined with a period-plot revolving around the Cold War leading to Nash believing he was being followed by Soviet spies due to his condition means there is so many themes and discussions in this film that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who watches it.