Hollywood Trying To Get A Special Anti-Party Crashing Law

from the party-poopers dept

Apparently, the movie studio execs in Hollywood who brought you such classic films as The Wedding Crashers only likes to glorify the idea of crashing parties when it's not their parties. They've evidently convinced politicians representing the state of California that rather than fixing some of the massive problems with the bankrupt state, they should create a special new form of trespassing law to stop party crashers. Essentially, the movie studios are upset that people kept sneaking into their big awards shows and related events, and they don't feel that existing trespassing laws are enough, so they want to throw such party crashers in jail for six months. Nice to know that Hollywood, and the politicians who work for Hollywood, have their priorities straight.

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 7:26am

    No more old stories of how someone famous sneaked into a party to get noticed for the first time I guess.

     

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    Danny, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 7:29am

    Tsk Tsk

    Thing is a lot of those party crashers aren't crashing the parties because they actually want to get into the event but are crashing for the bragging rights. Sure upping the punishment will scare some away but chances are it will excite the thrill seekers and braggers even more.

    But yes the real shame is that politicians think that protecting Hollywood parties is more important than small stuff like budgets, crime, health care, etc....

     

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      DH's Love Child (profile), Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 7:43am

      Re: Tsk Tsk

      I agree.

      Not to mention the California is facing severe budget constraints as it is, so they think they need to spend more taxpayer money to confine trespassers longer?

      Yeah, that's sensible.

       

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    anthony, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 7:49am

    going rate

    Politicians can be bought to do anything!
    Does anyone have a current price list??

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 9:01am

      Re: going rate

      Did you check Craigslist or Ebay? Usually they have a buy it now price if you don't want to bid.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 9:40am

      Re: going rate

      In the telecom industry around 12 million dollars will get your legislation through as that is roughly the amount spend by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and others on lobbying.

      Google, Facebook and others come behind with 3 million dollars together more or less.

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 10:11am

        Re: Re: going rate

        It also depends on the politician. I hear governors cost more than house of representatives but less than senators.

         

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    tuna, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 7:55am

    It's California's largest industry, of course the politicians are going to listen to them. That's what they're there for, to listen to their constituents..

    The same thing happens for the auto industry in Michigan or the farmers in Iowa.

     

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      DH's Love Child (profile), Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 8:11am

      Re:

      It's California's largest industry, of course the politicians are going to listen to them. That's what they're there for, to listen to their lobbyists..

      FTFY

       

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      TtfnJohn (profile), Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 9:56am

      Re:

      The auto industry and farmers lobby to jail party crashers?????????????

       

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      btr1701 (profile), Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 11:30am

      Re: Constituents

      > That's what they're there for, to listen to
      > their constituents.

      I think the 39 million other people in California outnumber Hollywood in terms of constituency.

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 4:08pm

        Re: Re: Constituents

        Perhaps if we can educate enough voters we can force current politicians to have a going out of business sale. Instead of 50% off, you can buy a politician for 75% off.

         

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        Anonymous Coward, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 4:10pm

        Re: Re: Constituents

        "I think the 39 million other people in California outnumber Hollywood in terms of constituency."

        Tuna should have said that they're there to listen to their *paying* constituents.

         

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          btr1701 (profile), Aug 3rd, 2010 @ 6:12am

          Re: Re: Re: Constituents

          > Tuna should have said that they're there to listen
          > to their *paying* constituents.

          Well, no. That may be the way they're behaving, but that's not their purpose.

           

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    Doug Wagner (profile), Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 8:00am

    Phewww!

    For a while there, I was afraid America might face a shortage of morons after we elected Mr. Obama...fortunately, Hollywood has stepped up to fill the void.

     

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    scarr (profile), Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 8:27am

    Overcrowding

    Perhaps someone should remind CA lawmakers that Lindsay Lohan just got out of a 90 day sentence after two weeks because the prisons are already overcrowded. Party crashing is obviously a bigger threat to the public safety than DUIs.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 9:02am

    Obviously the state should just provide a battalion of national guardsmen to serve cheese platters and keep out the riff-raff. Every b-rate celeb, and associated pack of agents and managers, is a national treasure. So when they get done from a hard day of imitating someone who actually did something in real life, they deserve to enjoy their cocaine and hookers without it being soiled by some gate crashing commoner.

     

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    Free Capitalist (profile), Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 9:20am

    Offense: Dismaying the Self-Righteous

    so they want to throw such party crashers in jail for six months

    That's exactly what California needs in its fiscal crisis: more prisoners incarcerated for victimless crimes.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 11:17am

      Re: Offense: Dismaying the Self-Righteous

      That's exactly what California needs in its fiscal crisis: more prisoners incarcerated for victimless crimes.

      What? You call being exposed to the presence of commoners "victimless"?
      /s

       

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    Muffin Man, Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 9:33am

    Ugh... God damn it! I always tell myself when I see the headline and some of the ridiculousness of them. I say: 'Self, I says... Don't read it, it's just going to end up pissing you off, but I always say... Naw I says... it can't be that bad can it...' It is always this bad... What a crock o $#!*! Is this really that big of a problem?! Let me predict the future... The Movie studio's and Celebrities will end up being the Royalty of the US of A. They shall be kept from the common folk and we shall be allowed to eat cake only by their good graces and by the under standing from legal department that by being told we are allowed to eat cake, does not actually entitle us to eat an actual cake and that any reference to such a comment could land us 10 days in the stocks, and sued for 100 million kagillion dollars.

     

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      abel g, Oct 7th, 2010 @ 12:17pm

      Its a problem

      no one said anything about royalty, its simply a law in favor of operant psychology (Behavior is governed and shaped by its punishment) to deter these "criminals" from committing these acts.

       

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    BearGriz72 (profile), Aug 2nd, 2010 @ 3:09pm

    Bad Hollywood,

    No Cookie!!!

     

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