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Halle Berry & Jennifer Garner's Testimony Helps New Paparazzi Law Pass!

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Halle Berry fought the law…and Halle WON!

The pregnant Oscar-winning actress was sick and tired of the paparazzi hounding her and her daughter everywhere they went!

Until recently, there was nothing on the books in California that said the press couldn't constantly follow them and take endless pictures for their own profit!

But that's all about to change now!

Thanks to the testimony from Halle and her fellow famous mom Jennifer Garner, the state has passed Senate Bill 606 into law! Starting January 1st, photographers who are found to be harassing minors who are singled out due to their parent's profession (actors, singers, politicians, etc.) could spend up to a year behind bars and could pay fines upwards of $30K!

Halle spoke out about winning her fight, saying:

"I started this fight with a great deal of hope and a bit of uncertainty so I cannot express my immense gratitude that Governor [Jerry] Brown has recognized, and acted to remedy, the plight of children who are tormented because of the identity or prominence of their parents."

This new bill does not forbid picture taking completely but it DOES clearly state that the pesky papz have to keep their distance from stars and their offspring!

Halle also personally thanked her pal Jen as well as new momma Adele for helping her in the quest to protect famous kiddos! She said:

"I am forever in awe of the support I got within my community from the enormously talented musician Adele to fellow actor, Jennifer Garner, who traveled with me to Sacramento to share her children's stories, experience, and her desire to give them a better life."

Congrats Halle B! Go out and celebrate! It should be a lot easier now that you won't have any annoying shutterbugs in your way!

[Image via AP Images.]

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12 comments to “Halle Berry & Jennifer Garner's Testimony Helps New Paparazzi Law Pass!”

  1. Lady_Says says – reply to this


    I think they should have to blur kids faces in pictures too, I've seen them do it in the British press for Gwyneth Paltrows children, not sure why just them.

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    these are two of the woman who parade their kids around the most. garner had her kid out today wearing a ben afflick t-shirt like she was an advertisement

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    its funny now that people hate halle barry and love Nayla and Gabriel she doesnt want her picture taken anymore.

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    I like celebrity gossip as well as the next person, but agree that children should be pretty much off limits. So good they passed this law.

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    These people were in Hollywood before they had kids. Shouldn't they have known the potential outcomes of paparazzi being on public property? You knew what you were getting into.

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    Re: joules1225 – And their kids knew before they were born ? Or movie stars shouldn't have kids ? Or they should keep them locked up ? That stupid.

  8. msaysfyou says – reply to this


    i really wish i had jennifer garner's problems.

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    celeb kids are boring anyways but halle has nothing to complain about shes one fug nasty anyways noone wants to see her …noone likes her and jennifer garner has the face of a rat and her kids all have her looks go figure but sure leave the kids alone but if they are with the star parents the paps still need to take the photo.. ITS CALLED FAME! if u dont like it dont do it..but yeah calling suri a bitch was outta line

  10. Lady Helen Highwater says – reply to this


    How Ironic
    Good parents Halle and Jennifer trying to protect their children from the photographers
    and than you have bad parent Perez, who is whoring out his son to anyone who wants to take a picture

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    Re: Lady_Says – Here in australia, the news reported that with this law, it meant no magazines would be able to print any photos of the celebs if their young kids were in it and if they got permission, the kids faces did have to be blurred.

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    It's time to protect the children but what about celebs like the Kardashians that call the paps and photogs and tell them where they will be? I wonder if New York will follow. They should also be fined for taking pics of Miley with her tongue out, sure sick of seeing those pictures.