Michael Jackson's children are taken away from his mother temporarily, while her lawyer claims Katherine Jackson is being held against her will. Kristen Stewart apologizes to her boyfriend Robert Pattinson via People for sleeping with a married director, confirming a story in US Weekly that hasn't even come out yet. (The director, Rupert Sanders, also publicly apologizes to his family.) And a paparazzo is charged with reckless driving in that Justin Bieber chase on the 101.
From the Los Angeles City Attorney, Carment Trutanich:
Paul Raef, 30, a self-employed freelance paparazzo, was charged with the following four charges: two counts of Vehicle Code section 40008 (a), for both following another vehicle too closely and reckless driving, with the intent to capture pictures for commercial gain; one count of reckless driving; and one count of failing to obey the lawful order of a peace officer. If convicted, Defendant Raef could face up to one year in the county jail and fines totaling $3,500.
In determining whether to file charges, the City Attorney’s Office considered, among other things, the Defendant’s disregard for the safety of others on the road and the Defendant’s prior criminal history.
The case represents the first prosecution in the State under AB 2479. In 2010, the California legislature passed AB 2479 (D-Karen Bass), which imposes additional penalties on paparazzi driving dangerously in search of photos or video images for commercial gain. Arraignment is scheduled for August 9 in Department 103 of the Van Nuys Superior Court.
So there you go.