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Up Close and Personal: The Ultimate Paparazzi Quiz
by Staff
Since the late 1950s, photographers known at the paparazzi have sought to snap shots of celebrities away from the confines of film sets and carefully managed and styled events. Test your knowledge of society's most controversial photojournalists.

Which film is credited with the origin of the term "paparazzi"?

  • "La Dolce Vita"
  • "Blow Up"
  • "8 mm"

In what city did paparazzi-style celebrity photography take off?

  • Los Angeles
  • Rome
  • New York

The paparazzo's SUV that Britney Spears famously beat with her umbrella in 2007 reportedly went for how much on eBay?

  • $15,000
  • $30,000
  • $45,000

What does the celebrity media site acronym "TMZ" stand for?

  • $30 Million Zone
  • The Malibu Zone
  • 30-Mile Zone

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sold photos of their first-born child to People magazine for reportedly how much?

  • $2 million
  • $4 million
  • $8 million

Which celebrity wedding famously spent $66,000 on security measures just to keep the paparazzi out?

  • Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi
  • Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

On the high end, paparazzi earned how much for their photos in the early days?

  • $50
  • $500
  • $5,000

In addition to a driver, who else might be part of a professional paparazzo's pack?

  • spotter
  • caller
  • decoy

Intentionally posing for a paparazzi shot is called what?

  • "white flagging"
  • "giving it up"
  • "B-posing"

Salaried celebrity photo agency employees typically make how much per image?

  • $60
  • $600
  • $6,000

Selling a celebrity image in multiple sizes to multiple Web sites and media outlets is referred to as what?

  • reprinting
  • polaroiding
  • versioning

Pioneer paparazzo Ron Galella was court-ordered to keep his distance from whom?

  • Jackie Kennedy Onassis
  • Jodie Foster
  • Barbara Streisand

Which tabloid magazine sparked today's celebrity-stalking paparazzi?

  • Star
  • National Enquirer
  • Us Weekly

Which actress has won multiple court settlements from paparazzi agencies for invasion of privacy?

  • Sienna Miller
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Angelina Jolie

True or false: It's legal to photograph a star in a public place without his or her permission.

  • true
  • false

On the high end, how much does an agency paparazzo earn per week in L.A.?

  • $3,000
  • $6,000
  • $9,000

Camping out in front of a celebrity's home is referred to as what?

  • door-stepping
  • camera-squatting
  • guerrilla-watching

True or false: The snarky captions on celebrity photos are always protected free speech.

  • true
  • false

Who was the original paparazzi queen?

  • Sophia Loren
  • Anita Ekberg
  • Brigitte Bardot

Which star faced up to 18 months in jail for punching a paparazzo in 2010?

  • Colin Farrell
  • Sean Penn
  • Christian Bale