Big name celebrities bring in big dollars for photographs and this was especially true for the Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake paparazzi craze. Both Diaz and Timberlake are highly recognized celebrities and when they became a couple, the paparazzi became ruthless and tried to take pictures of them any chance they got. The paparazzi do have a reputation of being ruthless but sometimes they do cross the line.
When Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz began dating, they immediately drew the attention of fans everywhere. Diaz is 9 years older than Timberlake so this created much speculation about if the couple would last and how they can even have a relationship with an age difference like they had. At the time they got together, Timberlake was topping the charts as a solo artist and Cameron was being feature in major motion pictures.
Because the two of them were both enjoying successful careers, the paparazzi took notice. The more famous and popular the celebrities are, the more money a good picture of them will bring in. Because of this, the paparazzi will go to any length to get that picture. In the case of Diaz and Timberlake, there are reports where the paparazzi were felt to have gone too far and the police had to be involved.
One of the incidents occurred when Diaz and Timberlake were leaving a friends home. A photographer who was hiding in the bushes jumped up and began taking pictures. The photographer ran off and Diaz and Timberlake chased after him. The photographer got into his vehicle and drove at Diaz who had to jump out of the way. Diaz felt this was intentional and filed a police report.
A second incident occurred when Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake were heading to their vehicle and the paparazzi were following them. There are different accounts as to what caused the chase but the only pictures show and visibly upset Diaz and Timberlake chasing the paparazzi. The couple says the photographers were being overly aggressive and the photographers deny this.
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake are not the only celebrities who have had multiple run ins with the paparazzi. The paparazzi can be a blessing to celebrities but they can also be overly aggressive in their pursuit of the photograph. The paparazzi are doing their job but there is a line they need to respect but they seem to cross that line often.