Adrian Grenier says leave paparazzi bait Paris Hilton alone
Japan may have bounced Paris Hilton, but she has safe passage with actor Adrian Grenier.
The "Entourage" star premiered his new documentary "Teenage Paparazzo," which heavily features the heiress and entrepreneur in a larger discussion of celebrity culture, in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
"Leave Paris alone, is what I say," Grenier told us. "I don't know the details of her case, but I wish her the best."
Grenier was inspired to make his second documentary after meeting Austin Visschedyk, then a 14-year-old working as a paparazzo in Los Angeles. Home-schooled, snarky and working as late as 3 a.m. chasing the likes of Lindsay Lohan, the boy grabbed Grenier's interest.
"I was coming home one night and I was photographed by this kid and I thought, this paparazzi culture has just -- there's something rotten in Denmark," he said.
More than three years of filming and festival touring later, HBO Films scooped up the project, which debuts Sept. 27. Grenier's primary goal was to gain some understanding of what motivates the insane celeb culture, but now he feels legislators should intervene.
"It's time some lawmakers put some heat on the situation," he said.
Following the screening at the Pacific Design Center, attended by the likes of Isabel Lucas and Grenier's television costars Kevin Connolly and Sasha Grey, an after-party commenced in the outdoor courtyard.
Guests mingled in a ring of food trucks, with a paparazzi photo booth erected to document the magic -- consensually, of course.
"Teenage Paparazzo" also features interviews with Lohan, Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria Parker and Rosie O'Donnell.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Adrian Grenier, left, gets snapped by documentary subject Austin Visschedyk at the premiere of "Teenage Paparazzo" in West Hollywood on Tuesday. Credit: Associated Press
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