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Hawaii lawmakers propose shielding celeb privacy

February 2, 2013 • Entertainment


This undated image shows Hawaii Sen. Kalani English in chamber. English authored a bill that more than two-thirds of Hawaii’s state senators have signed onto; a bill to protect celebrities from paparazzi, giving them power to sue over unwanted beach photos and other snapshots on the islands. (AP Photo/Senator J. Kalani English)

HONOLULU (AP) — More than two-thirds of Hawaii’s state senators have signed onto a bill to protect celebrities from paparazzi, giving them power to sue over unwanted beach photos and other snapshots on the islands.

The bill’s author says he’s pushing the law at the request of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, the former “American Idol” judge who recently bought a new home in Maui.

A representative for Aerosmith declined comment late Thursday, saying Tyler was not immediately available.

Sen. Kalani English, a Democrat from Maui, told The Associated Press the so-called Login to read more

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