That is, unless you want to feel the full force of a Commander of the Order of the British Empire!
Things got very heated last night after Catherine Zeta-Jones was awarded the third-highest rank in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. As she and her husband, Michael Douglas, were leaving their London hotel, an aggressive paparazzo charged at her to get his shot. He allegedly hit her HARD in the face and Catherine was NOT happy about it. Witnesses report hearing her scream above the crowd, "I want a police officer right now. He punched me," before shoving the photog out of the way and retreating into the hotel.
Once she was safely inside, Michael came back out to confront the paparazzo himself, but thankfully his handlers ushered him away before he could do any damage.
Good. Poor man is still recovering from cancer, after all, and the guy totally wasn't worth it.
When reached for comment, Michael's rep told sources that if they wanted to know how it all went down, they should watch the paparazzi video and see for themselves.
These photogs have to learn to give celebs their space. Maybe he didn't mean to punch her in the face, but if he had given her room to breathe, it wouldn't have happened at all. We just hope she's feeling better this morning. There certainly didn't seem to be any bruising on her face as she and Michael made their way through Heathrow this morning, flying back to El Lay.
If he really hurt you, girl, he'll get what's coming to him. Violence should never be tolerated or overlooked!
Check out the gallery (below) to check out Catherine and Michael departing London for home.
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]
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