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Preschool drama: Save the babies! The celebrity babies!

November 13, 2009 | 12:28 pm
Jennifer GarnerIf Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are your parents, getting to school is a little more complicated than remembering to tote that sack lunch.

At one nursery-school-to-the-stars in Santa Monica, the paparazzi regularly outnumber the crossing guards. A new report suggests "visible police presence" may help protect the famous and not-famous alike, according to L.A. Now.

Little matters such as 1st Amendment rights and access to public streets limit what can be done, however, the report points out.

As reported by the Santa Monica Daily Press, a visit to the school by a city councilman got the ball rolling this year. Councilman Richard Bloom "reportedly witnessed photographers hooking their cameras onto a fence, some even climbing up the divider between the playground and a nearby alley."

All because somebody will pay for pics of Jennifer Garner with bed head, I guess.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Here at the Ministry of Gossip, we prefer our celebrities to be photographed in front of large appliances, not in front of a preschool, preferably with nicely styled hair. Jennifer Garner came through for us Sept. 24 in New York, supporting the "Make Time for Change" program for Save the Children's U.S. programs. Credit: Mark Von Holden / Getty Images