Paparazzi turn tables on stars

Two freelance photographers are suing Denise Richards and Pamela Anderson, charging that Richards assaulted them when they tried to take her picture and that the women lied about the scuffle. According to the lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Richards and Anderson were at the River Rock Casino Resort in British Columbia, Canada, on Nov. 9, 2006, to work on the upcoming film “Blonde and Blonder.” When Richards saw Scott Cosman and Rik Fedyck taking her picture, according to the lawsuit, she became enraged, called them “paparazzi scum” and other names, assaulted them, seized their laptop computers and threw the laptops over a hotel balcony. Afterward, they said, Richards and Anderson “made repeated false and defamatory statements to law enforcement and various media outlets which were deliberately calculated to embarrass, humiliate and ridicule plaintiffs.” The photographers, who seek unspecified damages, said the incident caused them to lose revenue and caused them emotional stress. – Associated Press Snoop banned from U.K. entry British authorities denied rapper Snoop Dogg a visa for a series of planned concerts, publicists for his tour said in a statement Saturday. Snoop Dogg, co-headlining a European tour with fellow star P. Diddy, had been expected to play five dates in Britain. A spokeswoman for the Home Office said she couldn’t comment, but did point out that foreign citizens could be barred from entering the country if there were concerns about their presence. In April 2006, the rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and five other men were arrested on charges of violent disorder and starting a brawl, and spent the night in jail after trouble flared when some in his party were denied entry to British Airways’ first class lounge at Heathrow Airport. Seven officers suffered minor injuries and one suffered a fracture to the hand. Snoop Dogg was previously barred from entering Britain in May 2006. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more