Lindsay Lohan punches paparazzo in the nose (update: video)

Lindsay Lohan tripped over a metal barrier last night while headed into Marc Anthony’s 40th surprise birthday party at a NY hotel. She took her frustration out on an innocent photographer and punched the guy in the nose. As TMZ points out, she probably thought the guy had tripped her. It’s unknown what kind of damage she caused or whether the victim was bleeding. Police were called but no charges were filed. Of course TMZ is all over that and promises that the video will be up soon. Lohan was heard on her cell phone saying afterwards “Oh my God, I just punched a paparazzi in the nose.”

Technically paparazzi is a plural term and the correct way to refer to just one celebrity stalking photographer is paparazzo.

Lohan may have just been following the recent trend of paparazzi abuse. Other celebrities involved in altercations with photographers in the past week include Kanye West and Nicole Richie, whobroke a fan’s camera. It doesn’t seem to matter whether the photographer in question was particularly bothersome to a celebrity. They’re pissed and they’re not going to take it anymore.

Update: TMZ has posted the video, and you can’t really see what happened as it’s far away and you just see Lohan kind of scuffle with someone. Lohan is on her cellphone the entire time and you hear her say “I just hit a paparazzi.” Someone yells “They got that on film, bitch. Crazy.”

Lindsay Lohan is shown on 9/12/08 in Toronto at the “Ultra Supper Club.” Credit: WENN

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  1. Enonymous says:

    I guess the new trend for celebrities this session is beat the cr*p out of the paparazzi. 8) It is all the range now “Be part of the paparazzi beating (angry celebrity and broken camera sold separately)”. :mrgreen:

  2. Lauri says:

    I have no problem with this. The way the papparazzi stalk celebrities at every turn–often breaking laws to do so–I kinda like that they are fighting back.

    Just like with everything else, there should be limits. A celebrity does attract attention, and that’s fine, but there should be a line drawn that they cannot and do not cross. Being famous shouldn’t mean that 100% of your life is open for scrutiny.

  3. vdantev says:

    Best thing she’s done in a long time.

  4. Kate says:

    After so much bashing she and Samantha got from all the press all around,and so much harassment from the paps who follow them around day and night every second asking them about everything all the time i was suprised this took so long.I have a feeling though Lindsay has been upset for a while with some paps from another site who have become her fathers spoke people. :? When Samantha is around she is happier and calmer.

  5. Nouvel says:

    GOOD FOR HER !!!!!!!!!!! She is awesome and I love her.

  6. Bodhi says:

    Celebrities can’t go around punching people anymore than I can. If that particular individual acttualy tripped her, then it might be a different story. But she had no right to sock him in the face & I hope she gets sued

  7. xiaoecho says:

    She looks gorgeous in the header photo.

  8. Kaiser says:

    She does look really pretty, Xiao. Did she maybe get something done… or do I just not recognize her Sober Face?

  9. Codzilla says:

    The real tragedy here is that the photog could have punched Lindsay back in self defense and he didn’t do it. Way to eff up a precious, once in a lifetime opportunity, man.

  10. alisss says:

    good for her! im surprised she hasn’t done it before now.
    i know i would have!!
    also, she looks really great in those pics above.

  11. daisy424 says:

    Agree with Bodhi, Amen Codzilla :D

  12. kate says:

    these paparazzi need to be punched more often. they are like a pack of rabid hyenas.