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Britney Spears, the Osbournes and more fly to Hawaii for hearing in support of anti-paparazzi Steven Tyler Act

By Gina DiFalco,

Aerosmith frontman and former American Idol judge, Steven Tyler, will appear at a hearing in Hawaii about anti-Paparazzi laws.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing about the Steven Tyler Act, which aims to stop the paparazzo’s intrusive and harassing antics.

Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, and the Osbournes will also be on hand to lend their famous voices, E! Online reports.

The proposed bill will give celebrities an opportunity to seek damages if paparazzi are being too intrusive while they’re in Hawaii, whether it be through physical intrusion or using zoom lenses or sound equipment.

"The paradise of Hawaii is a magnet for celebrities who just want a peaceful vacation," Tyler said in a statement. "As a person in the public eye, I know the paparazzi are there and we have to accept that. But when they intrude into our private space, disregard our safety and the safety of others, that crosses a serious line that shouldn't be ignored."

The Huffington Post reports that Neil Diamond and Tommy Lee are also rallying behind this proposal, and have submitted statements in support of it.

"Not only would this help the local economy, but it would also help ensure the safety of the general public, which can be threatened by crowds of cameramen or dangerous high-speed car chases,” the celebrities said in a statement. They also said of the law it is a “very notable incentive to purchase property or vacation on the islands.”

 
 

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