Why is it more fun to pick on the rich and famous for minor transgressions? I don’t know, but it is. Maria Shriver, the first lady of California, has been caught on film breaking the state’s no cell phone while driving law. TMZ.com, a celebrity gossip site, has posted pictures and video of Shriver breaking the law on two occasions. After being presented with the evidence, the Governator has promised “swift action”. Schwarzenegger’s office later clarified the Governor’s comment, saying that he means he’ll ask his wife not to talk on her phone while driving.
If only she had waited a few more months… Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law today that bars the paparazzi from taking unauthorized photographs of celebs. The new law makes it a crime to take and sell photographs of celebrities while engaged in “personal or familial activity”. Media companies that purchase such photographs will also face stiff fines under the new law.