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Paparazzi in Palm Springs?

By Tamara Damante, KESQ News Channel 3 News Reporter, tdamante@kesq.com
Published On: Jan 04 2013 07:17:46 PM CST
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

  The stars are arriving in the desert this weekend, for the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
     While cameras will be flashing as fans gather to get a glimpse of their favorite actors, will "Paparazzi" be an issue?
     A deadly New Year's Day crash, that killed a 29 year-old photographer, chasing down Justin Bieber, in Los Angeles has reignited the debate over stricter "Paparazz"i laws.
     We asked industry insiders in town for the film festival what they think--and whether or not it's a problem during the film festival.
     Kathleen McInnis is a Hollywood Publicist for actor, Bill Pullman. She says, "If we're describing "Paparazzi", the sort of '"Stalkerazzi" as we call them, we haven't had a problem with that at all."
     Following the "Paparazzi" death, Justin Bieber issued a statement, calling for "meaningful legislation," to protect the lives of celebrities and the photographers themselves.