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Seal Not So Zen With The Paparazzi


A former paparazzi Jennifer Buhl has written a memoir called Shooting Stars: My Unexpected Life Photographing Hollywood’s Most Famous.

And here is an interesting excerpt book about an interaction with former The Voice Australia judge Seal:

It was not unusual for celebrities to get testy with the paparazzi. Some took it further than others.

“I’m gonna bitch-slap you.”

“You’re gonna what?” I sputter, stunned. I don’t know exactly what “bitch-slap” means, but I’m sure it’s not nice.

“I said, I’m gonna bitch-slap you,” he says again. He doesn’t say it loudly — others aren’t far away — but he says it boldly and he looks me dead in the eyes.

“Hang on a second. Why don’t you say that for my video?”

I put down my camera, rummage through my back seat for my point-and-shoot, then turn it on and start recording. By then, I’m noticeably unnerved and shaking. I point the camera at him.

“What did you say, Seal?” I think to use his name for sound bite purposes. He doesn’t say anything.

“Did you tell me that you were gonna bitch-slap me?”

“No, I never said that.”

“I think you did.”

He moves away. I figure he realises he doesn’t want to be here, not with video.

Sure it must get frustrating to have photographers following you around all the time but this was uncalled for.



1 Anonymous { 03.25.14 at 1:33 am }

Good picture choice – it looks like he gave somebody backdoor access and they have thrust something up his clacker.

Hopefully in future pap interactions he learns to pull it out.

2 Craig { 03.25.14 at 9:30 am }


3 Ryan { 03.25.14 at 9:49 am }

Seal is most likely a prima donna (amongst other things), but this is the word of a ‘former paparazzi’, without Seal’s version of events, so I think those words ‘former paparazzi’ are very important to remember.

4 Georgie { 03.25.14 at 5:31 pm }

Every picture tells a story don’t it…

” Your Honour, I swear on my GERD, that I did not say bitch slap to that girl!”