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* ComicBook/SheHulk was once a victim of a paparazzi who photographed her sunbathing, topless. Fortunately for Jen, the guy's editor airbrushed the photo, making her skin look flesh-colored instead of green (likely a routine editing job by someone who didn't realize she was supposed to be green). No-one who read the rag ever realized the woman in the picture was her.
* SpiderMan once had to deal with a rather vile paparazzi (and the biggest sleazeball you'd ever meet) named Nick Katzenburg, a FatSlob with absolutely no morals, who gained a high position at the Daily Bugle because J. Jonah Jameson had been replaced by [[MasterOfDisguise the Chameleon]], making the Bugle's attacks against Spider-Man into outright slander. When the real Jonah returned, Nick's claws were clipped a little, due to Jonah having ''some'' morals as a newsman, and then ''severely'' grounded when Thomas Fireheart became the owner in a hostile takeover, turning the Bugle's coverage towards him positive in order to repay a debt he felt he owed (which, sadly, was just as biased, only in reverse). Nick's slanderous ways finally came to a head when he took incriminating pictures of the Rose and published them with Peter Parker's name to protect himself; once the truth came out, he was the target of both the underworld ''and'' the police, and an attempt on his life led to a heart attack and his eventual death from lung cancer.

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* ComicBook/SheHulk was is once a victim of a paparazzi who photographed her sunbathing, topless. Fortunately for Jen, the guy's editor airbrushed the photo, making her skin look flesh-colored instead of green (likely a routine editing job by someone who didn't realize she was supposed to be green). No-one who read the rag ever realized realizes the woman in the picture was is her.
* SpiderMan ComicBook/SpiderMan once had has to deal with a rather vile paparazzi (and the biggest sleazeball you'd ever meet) named Nick Katzenburg, a FatSlob with absolutely no morals, who gained a high position at the Daily Bugle ''Daily Bugle'' because J. Jonah Jameson had been replaced by [[MasterOfDisguise the Chameleon]], making the Bugle's attacks against Spider-Man into outright slander. When the real Jonah returned, returns, Nick's claws were are clipped a little, due to Jonah having ''some'' morals as a newsman, and then ''severely'' grounded when Thomas Fireheart became becomes the owner in a hostile takeover, turning the Bugle's coverage towards him positive in order to repay a debt he felt he owed (which, sadly, was just as biased, only in reverse). Nick's slanderous ways finally came comes to a head when he took takes incriminating pictures of the Rose and published them with Peter Parker's name to protect himself; once the truth came comes out, he was is the target of both the underworld ''and'' the police, and an attempt on his life led leads to a heart attack and his eventual death from lung cancer.
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* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] ''{{FanFic/Ragnarok}}'', much to Light's dismay, the tabloids become interested in "the [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]] cop" that teen idol Misa Amane hangs out with and write up a trashy article about him which concludes that if [[PlatonicLifePartners he and Misa aren't a couple]] then [[TransparentCloset he must be gay.]]
* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] ''[[FanFic/ThreeSlytherinMarauders 3 Slytherin Marauders]]'' it seems the staff of the Daily Prophet has nothing better to do than stalk an 11-year old boy.
* In ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', Navarone gets his revenge on Celestia by getting her caught up in a tabloid scandal.
* In the ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'', Jalal Stormbringer claims to have been a victim of trash like this "ever since the printed periodical replaced the town crier". ([[Really700YearsOld Given how old he is]], that is likely true.) He mostly ignores it these days.
* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Mega Man has often been the subject of tabloid scrutiny, but this trope really takes effect in the interlude to Episode 14, where [[spoiler:Tiesel Bonne gives footage of Mega and Kalinka's kiss to the Conduit]], opening Mega Man and Kalinka up to tabloid scrutiny like never before should the footage be leaked.

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* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] ''{{FanFic/Ragnarok}}'', ''Fanfic/{{Ragnarok}}'', much to Light's dismay, the tabloids become interested in "the [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]] cop" that teen idol Misa Amane hangs out with and write up a trashy article about him which concludes that if [[PlatonicLifePartners he and Misa aren't a couple]] then [[TransparentCloset he must be gay.]]
* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] ''[[FanFic/ThreeSlytherinMarauders ''[[Fanfic/ThreeSlytherinMarauders 3 Slytherin Marauders]]'' Marauders]]'', it seems the staff of the Daily Prophet ''Daily Prophet'' has nothing better to do than stalk an 11-year old boy.
* In ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', ''Fanfic/DiariesOfAMadman'', Navarone gets his revenge on Celestia by getting her caught up in a tabloid scandal.
* In the ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'', ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersSeries'', Jalal Stormbringer claims to have been a victim of trash like this "ever since the printed periodical replaced the town crier". ([[Really700YearsOld Given how old he is]], that is likely true.) He mostly ignores it these days.
* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', ''Fanfic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Mega Man has often been the subject of tabloid scrutiny, but this trope really takes effect in the interlude to Episode 14, where [[spoiler:Tiesel Bonne gives footage of Mega and Kalinka's kiss to the Conduit]], opening Mega Man and Kalinka up to tabloid scrutiny like never before should the footage be leaked.
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* The movie ''Film/{{Paparazzi}}'' did this as the whole excuse for the film's plot.

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* The movie ''Film/{{Paparazzi}}'' did does this as the whole excuse for the film's plot.






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* Rita Skeeter's job description in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series; she was an immoral paparazzi who really didn't care who she hurt or whose reputation she ruined (or even if her information was exaggerated a little - or [[BlatantLies more than "a little"]]) so long as she got the dirt on a subject. As it turned out, she was using an illegal method to get her stories, [[spoiler: being an unlicensed Animagus who could turn herself into a beetle and listen in on any conversation like a fly on the wall, literally.]]

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* Rita Skeeter's job description in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series; she was is an immoral paparazzi who really didn't doesn't care who she hurt or whose reputation she ruined ruins (or even if her information was is exaggerated a little - -- or [[BlatantLies more than "a little"]]) so long as she got gets the dirt on a subject. As it turned turns out, she was is using an illegal method to get her stories, [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being an unlicensed Animagus who could can turn herself into a beetle and listen in on any conversation like a fly on the wall, literally.]]






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* One episode of ''Series/{{Absolutely Fabulous}}'' had Patsy locked in a steamy affair with an important man (possibly a cabinet minister), leading the tabloids to hound her and refer to her as a "flash fash slag."
** An two-part episode of ''Dream On'' reversed the gender roles when Martin Tupper began an affair with a woman who turned out to be the wife (Teri Garr) of a prominent politician (George Hamilton). In the ensuing tabloid uproar, cameo roles went to people like Rita Jenrette, Gennifer Flowers and Jessica Hahn, all of whom had experience with the phenomenon in real life.
* I am almost ashamed to add this RealLife example, but ''JonAndKatePlusEight'' is a tragic classic version.

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* One episode of ''Series/{{Absolutely Fabulous}}'' ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'' had Patsy locked in a steamy affair with an important man (possibly a cabinet minister), leading the tabloids to hound her and refer to her as a "flash fash slag."
** An * A two-part episode of ''Dream On'' reversed the gender roles when Martin Tupper began an affair with a woman who turned out to be the wife (Teri Garr) of a prominent politician (George Hamilton). In the ensuing tabloid uproar, cameo roles went to people like Rita Jenrette, Gennifer Flowers and Jessica Hahn, all of whom had experience with the phenomenon in real life.
* %%* I am almost ashamed to add this RealLife example, but ''JonAndKatePlusEight'' ''Series/JonAndKatePlusEight'' is a tragic classic version.



-->'''Abigail Adams''': ''(Reading)'' "The reign of Mr. Adams has hitherto been one continued tempest of malignant passions. As president, he has never opened his lips without threatening or scolding. He is a repulsive pedant, a gross hypocrite, one of the most egregious fools upon the continent, a hideous, hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman."
-->'''John Adams:''' It is beneath the President of the United States to take any notice of insinuations.
-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' In any other country, such filth would have been silenced long ago.
-->'''President Adams:''' Mr. Hamilton takes equal pains to ensure that the Federalist Paper are filled with scurrilous attacks on UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson and his party.
-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' Think of all the vile falsehoods written about you-continue to be written about you. You may have patiently borne all the slanders, but I have not. "Before it is too late to retrieve our deranged affairs-"
-->'''President Adams:''' For goodness sake.
-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' ''(Continues reading)'' - the people must demand the immediate resignation of old, querulous, bald, blind, crippled, toothless Adams.
-->''[[BeatPanel (Long Pause)]]''
-->'''President Adams:''' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne I am not crippled.]]
-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' I find no amusement in this. Waste of paper and ink.
-->'''President Adams:''' Waste of time reading it, Abigail. Put it down.
-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' They would not say such a thing about [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington Washington.]] They would not call George Washington hermaphroditical!
-->'''President Adams:''' They could call him toothless, though. ''(Both laugh)''

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-->'''Abigail Adams''': ''(Reading)'' Adams:''' ''[reading]'' "The reign of Mr. Adams has hitherto been one continued tempest of malignant passions. As president, he has never opened his lips without threatening or scolding. He is a repulsive pedant, a gross hypocrite, one of the most egregious fools upon the continent, a hideous, hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman."
-->'''John
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'''John
Adams:''' It is beneath the President of the United States to take any notice of insinuations.
-->'''Mrs.
insinuations.\\
'''Mrs.
Adams:''' In any other country, such filth would have been silenced long ago.
-->'''President
ago.\\
'''President
Adams:''' Mr. Hamilton takes equal pains to ensure that the Federalist Paper are filled with scurrilous attacks on UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson and his party.
-->'''Mrs.
party.\\
'''Mrs.
Adams:''' Think of all the vile falsehoods written about you-continue you--continue to be written about you. You may have patiently borne all the slanders, but I have not. "Before it is too late to retrieve our deranged affairs-"
-->'''President
affairs--"\\
'''President
Adams:''' For goodness sake.
-->'''Mrs.
sake.\\
'''Mrs.
Adams:''' ''(Continues reading)'' - ''[continues reading]'' "-- the people must demand the immediate resignation of old, querulous, bald, blind, crippled, toothless Adams.
-->''[[BeatPanel (Long Pause)]]''
-->'''President
Adams."\\
''[[[BeatPanel long pause]]]''\\
'''President
Adams:''' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne I am not crippled.]]
-->'''Mrs.
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'''Mrs.
Adams:''' I find no amusement in this. Waste of paper and ink.
-->'''President
ink.\\
'''President
Adams:''' Waste of time reading it, Abigail. Put it down.
-->'''Mrs.
down.\\
'''Mrs.
Adams:''' They would not say such a thing about [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington Washington.]] They would not call George Washington hermaphroditical!
-->'''President
hermaphroditical!\\
'''President
Adams:''' They could call him toothless, though. ''(Both laugh)''
''[both laugh]''



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* Taken UpToEleven in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Sneak Peak". Ian Peek ran a popular celebrity gossip show that seemed like the typical one, but the difference is, he would use ''any'' method, no matter ''how'' immoral, to get the dirt on celebrities. As it turned out, he had murdered a Wayne Enterprises scientist in order to steal a device that would make him intangible, letting him spy on and record conversations that most paparazzi couldn't access. A SmugSnake to the extreme, he even dared to publically expose a mobster who turned informant on other crime bosses, and not only discovered Terry's identity as the current Batman, but Bruce Wayne's identity as the original one. However, right before he planned to air that secret in what he hoped would be his biggest hit ever, he discovered he was losing control of the device, and it was making him intangible against his will. He postponed the airing, and then called Bruce, [[AintTooProudToBeg pleading with him for help.]] Unfortunately, it was far too late for Bruce to do anything. As Terry arrived and a fight broke out, Ian ''completely'' lost control of it, and plummeted downward, unable to even stand on solid ground, eventually vanishing through the basement floor. He [[NeverFoundTheBody hasn't been seen since]], but Bruce theorized that he [[FateWorseThanDeath would probably keep falling until he reached the center of the Earth]], so it's not surprising.

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* Taken UpToEleven in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Sneak Peak". Ian Peek ran runs a popular celebrity gossip show that seemed seems like the typical one, but the difference is, he would will use ''any'' method, no matter ''how'' immoral, to get the dirt on celebrities. As it turned turns out, he had has murdered a Wayne Enterprises scientist in order to steal a device that would can make him intangible, letting him spy on and record conversations that most paparazzi couldn't can't access. A SmugSnake to the extreme, he even dared dares to publically expose a mobster who turned informant on other crime bosses, and not only discovered discovers Terry's identity as the current Batman, but Bruce Wayne's identity as the original one. However, right before he planned plans to air that secret in what he hoped would hopes will be his biggest hit ever, he discovered discovers he was is losing control of the device, and it was is making him intangible against his will. He postponed postpones the airing, and then called calls Bruce, [[AintTooProudToBeg pleading with him for help.]] Unfortunately, it was is far too late for Bruce to do anything. As Terry arrived arrives and a fight broke out, Ian ''completely'' lost control of it, and plummeted plummets downward, unable to even stand on solid ground, eventually vanishing through the basement floor. He [[NeverFoundTheBody hasn't been seen since]], but Bruce theorized that he [[FateWorseThanDeath would will probably keep falling until he reached reaches the center of the Earth]], so it's not surprising.
surprising.
4th Jul '17 7:11:16 AM Morgenthaler
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15th Apr '17 5:49:01 PM LadyJaneGrey
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TruthInTelevision (but ''not'' in tabloids), ''especially'' applied to Hollywood actresses and actors.

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actors. For characters who work for such publications, see {{Paparazzi}}.
31st Dec '16 1:24:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* The price of fame--being in tabloids, having your name turned into dirt by them, and people believing these scandalous lies-- is something that Mary has to live with in ''Film/WhatPriceHollywood''.

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* ''Film/WhatPriceHollywood'': The price of fame--being in tabloids, having your name turned into dirt by them, and people believing these scandalous lies-- is something that Mary has to live with in ''Film/WhatPriceHollywood''.
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31st Dec '16 1:24:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* The movie ''Paparazzi'' did this as the whole excuse for the film's plot.

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2nd Oct '16 5:36:58 PM LongTallShorty64
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* The price of fame--being in tabloids, having your name turned into dirt by them, and people believing these scandalous lies-- is something that Mary has to live with in ''Film/WhatPriceHollywood''.
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* Rita Skeeter's job description in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series; she was an immoral paparazzi who really didn't care who she hurt or whose reputation she ruined (or even if her information was exaggerated a little - or [[BlatantLies more than "a little"]]) so long as she got the dirt on a subject. As it turned out, she was using an illegal method to get her stories, [[spoiler: being an unlicensed Animagus who could turn herself into a beetle and listen in on any conversation like a fly on the wall, literally.]]

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* Rita Skeeter's job description in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series; she was an immoral paparazzi who really didn't care who she hurt or whose reputation she ruined (or even if her information was exaggerated a little - or [[BlatantLies more than "a little"]]) so long as she got the dirt on a subject. As it turned out, she was using an illegal method to get her stories, [[spoiler: being an unlicensed Animagus who could turn herself into a beetle and listen in on any conversation like a fly on the wall, literally.]] ]]



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24th Jul '16 7:19:07 AM TheNerfGuy
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' series, Jalal Stormbringer claims to have been a victim of trash like this "ever since the printed periodical replaced the town crier". ([[Really700YearsOld Given how old he is]], that is likely true.) He mostly ignores it these days.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' series, ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'', Jalal Stormbringer claims to have been a victim of trash like this "ever since the printed periodical replaced the town crier". ([[Really700YearsOld Given how old he is]], that is likely true.) He mostly ignores it these days.
19th Dec '15 5:46:33 PM nombretomado
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* SheHulk was once a victim of a paparazzi who photographed her sunbathing, topless. Fortunately for Jen, the guy's editor airbrushed the photo, making her skin look flesh-colored instead of green (likely a routine editing job by someone who didn't realize she was supposed to be green). No-one who read the rag ever realized the woman in the picture was her.

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* SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk was once a victim of a paparazzi who photographed her sunbathing, topless. Fortunately for Jen, the guy's editor airbrushed the photo, making her skin look flesh-colored instead of green (likely a routine editing job by someone who didn't realize she was supposed to be green). No-one who read the rag ever realized the woman in the picture was her.
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