Steven Tyler to Testify in Support of Anti-Paparazzi Bill

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Forget Steven Tyler in drag. Get ready for Steven Tyler in front of the Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee, testifying in support of proposed legislation!

Hawaii legislators have put forth the Steven Tyler Act, which aims to halt rampant, intrusive and harassing celebrity gossip photographer behavior.

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The Aerosmith frontman and stars such as Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, and Ozzy Osbourne and his family, have come out in support of the proposed bill.

The state Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a hearing on the bill in Honolulu, and Tyler himself, who initiated the bill, is expected to attend.

The legislation aims to impose stricter penalties on paparazzi who harass celebs, and would enable stars to seek damages from those who intrude.

The bill also expands its definition of privacy invasion to encompass not only physical trespassing but also the use of technology to invade celebs' privacy.

The proposed bill already has Hollywood rallying behind it.

"The paradise of Hawaii is a magnet for celebrities who just want a peaceful vacation," Steven Tyler, who has a house in Maui, said in a statement.

"As a person in the public eye, I know the paparazzi are there and we have to accept that," added the rock star, noting that there still should be boundaries.

"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."


Steven Tyler Biography

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Steven Tyler is the lead singer of Aerosmith. With huge lips, he's led this band for many, many years and shows no signs of slowing down. More »
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