Slideshow April 2008

The Celebrity Hunters

David Samuels, the author of "Shooting Britney" in the April Atlantic, interviews Brandy and François-Regis Navarre of X17, Hollywood's biggest paparazzi agency, about a selection of recent celebrity photographs taken by X17's photographers on the streets of Los Angeles

Vanessa Hudgins Gets Flowers From the Paps

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Regis: "We like Vanessa Hudgins. She is kind of witty, she is smart. What was striking with Britney and Lindsay was how much energy they had when they were young. How fast and quick they were. Now we like Vanessa Hudgins, Miley Cyrus, and Ashley Tisdale. You can see the energy that they have and how badly they want to be big stars. They have the will and the confidence to do it. They are the ones that we are waiting for."

David Samuels is the author of Only Love Can Break Your Heart, a collection of essays and reporting, and The Runner: A True Account of the Amazing Adventures and Fantastical Lies of the Ivy League Impostor James Hogue, both published this spring. François-Regis Navarre, a former journalist for Le Monde, is the owner of X17, Hollywood's biggest paparazzi agency. Brandy Navarre, a former journalist for Reuters, runs the X17 agency. X17 regularly updates the images on its website, www.X17online.com."
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