An undoubtable downside to celeb-life is the pesky paparazzi. A majority of the time they mean no harm and are just trying to get one shot of a celebrity, but sometimes photogs take it to another level, and intentionally rile up a star by repeating salacious rumors, or like in the case of Sean Penn’s paparazzi feud, invade a celebrity’s privacy by entering their home or hotel room. Earlier this month, Kanye West found himself in some legal trouble after wrestling a paparazzi to the ground in an attempt to take his camera outside LAX. Luckily, his felony robbery charge was soon dropped, but the West vs. photog freakout prompted us to look back at the most infamous celebrity vs paparazzi feuds we’ve seen go down. From Britney Spears’s attack of the umbrellas, to Lamar Odom’s flip out after a photog dared to suggest he was cheating on Khloe Kardashian, check out the top 15 celebrity vs. photog showdowns that rocked Hollywood.
In 2007 pre-conservatorship Britney was stalked by the paparazzi; from her baby-dropping incident that fueled parenting criticisms, to her crotch shots seen around the world – Brit-Brit went from pop icon to tabloid darling for the better half of that year. Then the umbrella attack happened. After pleading with the papz for privacy, the then bald-headed Britney lost her cool on a photog who refused to put down the camera during one of Britney’s bizarre outings, and began attacking his car with an umbrella. Spears checked into rehab shortly after the freakout.