Latest tourist activity: Be a paparazzo for a day
Now tourists can pay to hang out with professional celebrity spotters -- as a member of the paparazzi.
A Los Angeles company that takes visitors on running tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills to spot celebrities has added a tour led by paparazzo Rick Mendoza.
Off 'N Running Tours, a business that takes joggers to celebrity-rich spots like the Ivy restaurant and Rodeo Drive, added "Rolling With the Paparazzi" tours this week.
For $150 each, up to two people can hang out for three hours with Mendoza, a professional celebrity photographer who is known for suing singer Britney Spears, accusing her of driving over his foot in 2007. Spears reportedly settled the suit with Mendoza last year.
-- Hugo Martin
Photo: A car carrying singer Britney Spears is mobbed by paparazzi after a custody hearing in 2007. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times