TMZ hits bottom

TMZ has posted a paparazzi picture of singer LeAnn Rimes picking her nose. Isn't it nice how the Web has empowered new, more relevant news media?

Related: NPR's Karen Grisgby Bates chased the Britney Spears paparazzi corps the other night as they ran red lights in pursuit of their prey. The All Things Considered story was about the proposed L.A. ordinance to control the swarms of mercenary photogs. TMZ boss Harvey Levin is quoted being shocked, shocked that the paparazzi have gotten out of hand.

"They should be prosecuted when they start endangering people because it is going to cause a serious problem one day soon," he says.

Asked if he's worried that someone might get maimed or killed, he says, "Unless things change, it's almost inevitable."

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