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Paparazzi

Daniele Lo Presti: tale of sleaze, blackmail and organised crime

Daniele Lo Presti

It is more than two months since Italian paparazzo Daniele Lo Presti was murdered under Testaccio bridge in Rome. Lo Presti had been due to meet friends for a run on February 27 at 5.30pm, and had been jogging on the footpath that follows the Tiber River.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 2:32am

Who said it?

Under the severe circumstances, I feel I've done everything that I had to do. Now I would like to see you choose someone respectable

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, announcing his resignation

I was scared stiff

Hong Kong's egg-waffle man, Ng Yuk-fai, on being pursued by paparazzi amid the media frenzy over his run-in with officialdom

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The Truman Show

Set-up: The Truman Show tells the story of a man who is unaware his life is being broadcast on TV, 24 hours a day, to billions of viewers across the world. The film was released just as reality TV was starting to become a popular form of entertainment. It took the idea of television intruding into people's lives to a frightening extreme.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Model experiences the best and worst of the fine (and not so fine) art of photography

It's ironic that just one day after Lynn Xiong Dailin confronted a stalking paparazzo, the model was at the opening of the Lomography exhibition at Times Square talking about how much she enjoyed taking photos.

At the weekend, Xiong was followed by a paparazzo while walking her dog in Stanley with friends.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Sammi Cheng and Andy Hui follow their hearts as love returns after seven-year split

So it's official - seven years after they split up, Canto-pop diva Sammi Cheng Sau-man and singer Andy Hui Chi-on have decided to give love another try.

Hui confirmed they had started dating again at a press conference on Monday to talk about his May concert. Cheng, filming in Yunnan province, posted an announcement on her Weibo page that evening.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Historic shoe line-up overlooked amid a whole lot of bally-hoo

Swiss label Bally opened a new shop in Causeway Bay's Fashion Walk last week. To mark the occasion, they presented a unique one-off exhibition of shoes and items from Bally's own museum dating back to 1851.

30 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Beggar with fashion flair flees from the spotlight of public attention

Who's the sexiest man on the mainland today? Well, it turns out he is not even a film star or a model. Cheng Guorong (pictured left) has been sleeping in the streets of Ningbo, Zhejiang province since he was sacked from his last job.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Press Council condemns photos' publication

The Press Council yesterday condemned Oriental Sunday for publishing in January paparazzi photographs of student activist Christina Chan Hau-man in underwear at her Cheung Chau home. The council, which received 49 complaints over the photos, said they infringed her privacy and breached the code of practice. Oriental Sunday, owned by New Media Group, made no response to the judgment.

4 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

'Guitar god' Pao breezes along amid drive to introduce new Gran Turismo at party

One of the treats at the Maxalto opening was having local jazz great Eugene Pao perform with singer Angelita Li. Well, it was deja vu about an hour later because Pao turned up again across the harbour to play BMW's party at Spasso previewing their new 5 Series Gran Turismo. To see the guitar god jam twice in one night was a treat.

7 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

letters

Iron out glitches for ultimate benefits

Computers are essential in daily life. They are used for forecasting the weather, at banks, schools and at home. They are possibly the greatest invention around today, and have made our lives a lot simpler.

The government is trying to promote electronic textbooks. But this decision has stirred a lot of debate.

6 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Boyfriend or not, altercation hardly model behaviour

It really doesn't pay to lie. Model Rosemary Vandenbroucke and her on-and-off boyfriend Christopher McCurdy found themselves in a mess with the police and the media last week when two eagle-eyed tabloid hounds spotted them having sushi. Their tete-a-tete might seem no big deal, except Vandenbroucke had been telling the press she had broken up with him.

15 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Give stars a break from the limelight

I strongly believe everyone, including celebrities, has the basic right to privacy under the law.

Stars work their way to the top by entertaining us with music, dance and acting, and they're as entitled to their privacy as anyone else.

2 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Bad boy's superhero bash filled with nemeses in dark Saturday night fever

They might have looked like Superman on Saturday night, but when most of the revellers woke up on Sunday morning, we're quite sure they felt more like Will Smith as Hancock. For his 41st birthday, Dragon-i founder and self-styled bad boy Gilbert Yeung Kei-lung decided on a superhero theme for his bash.

26 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Legal remedies

To counter the excesses of paparazzi, western countries like Britain, the United States and Canada have passed laws against video voyeurism or covert filming.

4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Hollywood West

If you are even remotely involved in one of these fields - the media, fashion, entertainment (and it often feels like three-quarters of Los Angeles' population are) - then it doesn't take a lot to be invited to the numerous quasi-glittery events that take place here every week. After having lived here for seven years now, I tend to press 'Delete' on just about all such invitations.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

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