Arnold SchwarzeneggerBecause he truly cares about protecting Lindsay Lohan, California governor (it's hard to even type that with a straight face) Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday signed a bill aimed at making life harder for the scourge of LA (aka the paparazzi). The bill triples the damages that celebrities can win if courts find they have been "assaulted" by photographers, and also denies the photogs any profits from photos that stem from the conflicts.

While newspaper publishers are disappointed by the new law, most Californians (even the sad, non-famous ones) probably find it hard to oppose - though there's a lot of silly drama about the paparazzi, there are also well-documented cases of real danger to the objects of their attention. It'll be interesting to see if this leads to a decline in risky behavior or not.

categories Movies, Cinematical