Everyone has those moments in their day where they do something embarrassing and then breath a sigh of relief when they know nobody was around to see it. Celebrities never get to have that feeling. Because when celebrities seem to be feeling the most confident that they are actually alone is when the paparazzi seems to strike the hardest.
Have you ever lost your balance and taken a tumble to the pavement? Now imagine if anytime someone googled your name, the hilarious image of you going down and the facial expression you made was splashed everywhere. Or just imagine digging into that delicious ice cream cone, getting it all over and then looking up and seeing the paparazzi snapping away.
Matthew Lewis (better known as Neville Longbottom) and his very recent wife, Angela Jones also got to have their romantic honeymoon photographed by the paparazzi. But they're not the only celebrities who have engaged in humorous situations on vacation when they thought they were alone. And while many celebrities may not want their partying ways getting documented, like Kate Middleton and Prince William or Jessica Simpson, that's not going to be enough to stop the paparazzi.
For some entries, the paparazzi may as well been wearing camouflage, but others like with Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, also reveal the humorous ramifications of what happens when some celebrities become aware that they're being photographed.
These are the 25 Hilarious Celebrity Encounters That The Paparazzi Caught.
25 Maria Sharapova Singing Karaoke
When Maria Sharapova is on the tennis court, she definitely always looks to be in control of what is going on. But when you consider she has competed in over 700 matches and put together a record of 630-158, there are plenty of reasons for her to always be feeling confident. This is also the case for her singing partner, Novak Djokovic who is also a professional tennis player who is even more accomplished as his career boasts the overall record of 794-170.
Which means that the two would at the very least have plenty of things that they could talk about when they get together for an evening away from the tennis court. But one thing that we're sure would probably be better off left unsaid was the time they both agreed to go and sing karaoke. You may have firsthand experience in knowing that this is an activity that is bound to have some potentially embarrassing things happen.
But those memories are also easier to forget if you have been drinking. Unfortunately for Sharapova and Djokovic though, there is no way that they would be able to act like this awkward moment never happened thanks to the trusty paparazzi member who took the photo.
24 Biel Taking Out The Garbage In Bath Gear
Both Jessica Biel and her husband, Justin Timberlake, know exactly what it feels like to have the paparazzi tag along when they leave the house for a date or to attend a red carpet event. But when Jessica Biel woke up on this particular morning and realized that she needed to take a quick step outside of her house, she was probably hoping that she was going to be free from the press.
Because no matter how beautiful Biel is, there is no way she is going to be able to look good while engaging in this particular task. Not only is Biel's hair tied up in a towel and her body adorned in a bathrobe (that to be fair, does look pretty comfy), but Biel is also rocking some fuzzy zebra slippers. When you consider that she also has a bag of trash in her hands, you may get the impression that Biel may have forgotten that it was trash day! But who hasn't been there?
It'd be really unfortunate if she was in the middle of relaxing in the shower, only to remember and have to end that, take the garbage out and had it photographed to top it all off. The fact that the paparazzi were there to catch such a mundane task may also speak volumes to just how big of a target Biel is for the tabloids.
23 Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Have Fun On Kiss Cam
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard seem to be one of the strongest couples in Hollywood. We just need to hope that unlike so many others before them, they can avoid breaking the public's heart by announcing they are filing for divorce. Especially because they also have 2 adorable children together.
But one thing that should make you feel confident that these two will stick together is the fact that they often seem to be engaging in behavior that shows the world how much they love one another. Including not being afraid to laugh at themselves when their opportunity on the "kiss cam" came up.
Bell has made headlines recently after she elected to open up about her struggles with depression; something that she also credits to Dax,
"I'm grateful to my husband for saying, 'No, you should just talk about it.' Like he talks about the fact that he's sober, and that helps people. And I now have not stopped talking about it, mainly because I want people to hear that it's not a big deal and that you can be happy and healthy.'... It occurred to me that I was showing this very bubbly, bright persona, and that it was inauthentic because it wasn't telling the whole story.'"
22 Leonardo DiCaprio Impersonates Paparazzi To Scare Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill has many friends in Hollywood. This includes Leonardo DiCaprio, who he worked with on the fantastic film, The Wolf of Wallstreet. Which means that when Hill wants to get lunch "with a friend", that friend may happen to be another A-List celebrity. Such was the case on this day when Hill was waiting outside of a restaurant for DiCaprio.
Which DiCaprio took as the perfect opportunity to play an amazing prank on Jonah Hill. Pretending to be an over-the-top fan, DiCaprio excitedly raced up to a very taken-aback Jonah Hill who later said,
"It was just funny! I was totally taken off guard. I was scared sh*tless. It was the best, man.”
Hill definitely knows what it feels like to have crazed fans run up to him and bombard him for photos and autographs. Which we are sure is also an experience that Leonardo DiCaprio also knows a thing or two about!
That being said, when DiCaprio engaged in this prank that he probably wasn't thinking a member of the paparazzi was on the nearby keeping track of the whole thing. But considering the A-List nature of both of these stars, it's also not the most surprising thing that it was caught on camera!
21 Anne Hathaway Runs Out Of Cupcakes
Everyone out there knows that it is important to make sure you are eating a healthy diet. But even when engaging in a lifestyle that is generally healthy, there are many different things out there in the world that you may qualify as being one of your "guilty pleasures" that you allow yourself to have when you want to treat your self.
If Anne Hathaway was sat down for an interview and asked about what one of her favorite snacks is, she may have to confess her love of cupcakes. Which, at the very least, the world has photographic proof of thanks to this member of the paparazzi. Perhaps you can relate to that feeling of going to reach into the bag for another one of your favorite snacks, only to come up empty-handed because you've already eaten all of them.
It's not a great feeling, but it is one that led to a hilarious facial expression by Hathaway that the paparazzi was more than happy to make sure they caught on camera. Hathaway has also probably allowed herself more than a few cheat meals when you learn that she has put on weight for an upcoming movie role, though she did not specify what role or how much she is gaining.
20 Prince George Doesn't Want To Be At The Royal Wedding
One of the biggest events of 2018 was the Royal Wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Many celebrities were invited to attend and we're sure it was one of the highlights of their entire year. But you can imagine that it was also a very long day for everyone, especially if they had to have a specific role in the wedding. This, of course, included the children of Kate Middleton - Prince George and Princess Charlotte who definitely weren't going to be left off the invitation!
While Princess Charlotte was seen waving to the crowd and paparazzi throughout the wedding, seemingly indicating that she was loving all of the attention, that wasn't the case for her older brother. Because judging from the expression that he has on his face as caught by this paparazzi member, Prince George definitely looked to be a little bit less impressed with everything else that was going on and was far more interested in going to bed.
There have been thousands of photos taken of the Royal children, but perhaps this recent one of Prince George looking exhausted and perhaps not enjoying the attention being shown towards Princess Charlotte is the one that makes you laugh the most.
19 Margot Robbie Meets The Water While Surfing
There were many things that Margot Robbie had to do to help get herself in shape to play the iconic comic book character, Harley Quinn, for Suicide Squad. But one of those things that she may not have added to her workout regimen was surfing. Because if she had, she may have been far more successful than she was when she took a trip out to the beach.
These photos were taken when Margot Robbie was having herself a memorable vacation to Hawaii with her then-boyfriend (now husband), Tom Ackerley. But we are sure that when she and Tom decided that they were going to spend their day out surfing the waves, that they probably were hoping to do so away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi.
We are sure that if they did know that every attempt they had at surfing was going to be captured on camera that they may have elected to go for a different activity on that day. Especially because while Robbie is one of the most desirable actresses in Hollywood, this isn't exactly a situation where her good looks are being put on prominent display. But is anyone really going to blame her for not looking her best while she is doing everything she can to just focus on standing up?
18 Jennifer Lawrence Becoming a Walrus
There are many recognizable restaurants in the world that excel in the world of Japanese cuisine. But if you had to name one restaurant as perhaps being the most synonymous with the phrase, you may say Nobu which has set up locations all over the world.
One of their most popular locations - at least as far as celebrities are concerned - is located out in New York City. And that definitely makes it a popular spot for members of the paparazzi to camp out in anticipation of stars who are emerging from a great meal.
Nobu is exactly where Jennifer Lawrence elected to go and grab a bite to eat back in June 2015. But perhaps knowing that the members of the paparazzi were lurking just outside the door, Lawrence elected to add a humorous spin to everyone's night by deciding to impersonate a walrus.
And if we're being completely upfront, it is a pretty good impersonation, but it is also one that we're sure had the paparazzi knowing that they were taking photos that would surely end up going viral. Which also means that the next time Lawrence was feeling some Nobu, that perhaps she elected to have it get delivered to her house.
17 Shia LaBeouf Stretching In Purple Pants
One of the most important things to making sure you are staying in great shape, is making sure that you are often exercising. And if you are going to exercise, you are going to want to make sure you are properly stretching. If you do not, you may find yourself getting hurt and spending far more time hurt on the couch, then out working on your gym body.
But for Shia LaBeouf, he may have wanted to make sure that he had accomplished all of his stretching before he had elected to leave the house for his workout. Because while it is important, that does not change the fact that this is a fairly humorous image that has been caught by the paparazzi.
One thing that definitely does not work in Shia's favor is the outfit he has chosen to work up a sweat in. Sure, those purple stretchy pants may have looked great when he saw them in the store, but that's not something that necessarily has translated to LaBeouf when he decided to put them on. Especially because they don't do very much for helping Shia disappear into the crowd, something he may prefer doing when he is working out.
16 Jessica Simpson Struggling To Stand
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson have been together since May 2010. Which means that they may have had many moments in their life that are well worth celebrating. And one of the best ways to celebrate is to perhaps engage in a little bit of liquor. Something that has also seemingly happened several times in their relationship. And while being drunk in public is something that has a very high chance of being awkward for a normal person, those chances shoot up even more if you're a celebrity.
Because when a very under the influence Simpson left the restaurant on this particular night after having one too many, she had to then manage her way past the hoard of paparazzi members who were more than happy to document her night out. The rush of attention once she left the door may also have had an impact on the fact that she looked to be very unsteady on her feet.
The two had a great reason to go out and celebrate on this particular night, as they were honoring Eric's 38th birthday. This photo is also from this past September, which means that Simpson may want to go a little bit less hard for when Eric turns 39.
15 Rihanna Trying To Enjoy The Water
If we're being honest, this photo may be a lot more depressing and awkward than hilarious. Because while it may be very awesome to be a celebrity, one of the big downfalls is put on prominent display with this next entry. Because the reality is that as shocking and perhaps humorous as it is that Rihanna had all of those people taking photos and videos of her, you can imagine that just as many people were on the opposite side of her (like the member of the paparazzi who took this photo).
Rihanna has surely had many encounters with her fans that has made her feel incredibly blessed for the opportunities that she's had. But there is no way that anyone here would have been able to approach her smoothly after creepily taking photos from a distance.
While many people may choose to go and spend some time at the beach in order to relax and forget about the world, something tells us that celebrities don't exactly have the same luxury when they decide that, that is where they want to spend their afternoon. And after this incident, we also wouldn't blame Rihanna if she ended up making this a very short trip to the beach.
14 Jennifer Garner's Hilarious Face While Grocery Shopping
When Kim Kardashian did an interview with Ellen back in November 2017 she was asked what it is she wishes she could have for her birthday, she said she wanted to be able to go grocery shopping; which she said her fame prevents,
"What I really asked for my birthday, you guys — this sounds so crazy and it might be really bratty, and unrelatable, so I'm sorry — but I asked for, I said, "Can someone just rent out Ralphs for me for one hour?...I just want to go to Ralphs with my kid in the cart and go through every aisle,' she said. 'I haven't been to a grocery store in years. That's my biggest misses."
She went on to say,
"I just miss the grocery store, like filling up your house with the groceries... that was so much fun."
Which may make you appreciate the little things that you can do in your life (such as grocery shopping) that some of the mega-celebrities seemingly feel unable to do. Though one prominent celebrity who clearly still feels comfortable shopping is Jennifer Garner. Though on this particular day, she probably wishes the paparazzi wasn't there to catch this hilarious reaction on her face.
13 Kunis and Timberlake Going To Town On Corn on the Cob
You are never going to be able to look "classy" when you are chowing down on certain foods. Which means that if you are out there on a first date, you may want to make sure you avoid eating things like spaghetti that can end up making a huge mess. One of the other foods out there that is impossible to eat without looking at least a little bit silly, is corn on the cob.
We are sure that when the paparazzi member who took this photo realized what Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake were about to eat and knew they were going to come away with some pretty funny photos. And to be fair, they did succeed. And thankfully both Kunis and Timberlake don't have to worry about a first-date anytime soon. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have been married since 2015. Not to mention the fact that they also have 2 children together. Whereas Justin Timberlake has 1 child with his wife, Jessica Biel, who he married in 2012.
If it makes the photo any less embarrassing for either of them, the photos were sneakily taken while the two were filming a scene for their comedy Friends with Benefits.
12 Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Show Off Their Karate
Some of the funniest entries on our list are of celebrities who clearly had no idea that the paparazzi was lurking around the corner waiting to catch them at their most vulnerable moments. But for this next entry, we've instead taken the time to show you how Sophie Turner elected to respond to some unwanted attention by the press. While it's possible it could have been her fiance, Joe Jonas' idea, either way, you have to admit that the karate moves that she is throwing up are pretty badass.
While we don't know if her moves are going to be strong enough to earn a spot the next time she is acting for Game of Thrones, she has still shown here that she isn't going to let some unexpected photo opportunities get her down. Which along with being the right attitude to have, especially considering she's always going to be followed by the paparazzi, leaves her fans with some humorous photos.
We are sure that's one of the many reasons as to why Joe fell in love with Sophie and helps solidify why he is so excited to get to spend the rest of his life with her. The real question is, does she spill any Game of Thrones secrets with him?!
11 Salma Hayek's Daughter Doesn't Prevent Her Tumble
We are sure that one of the most annoying aspects for celebrities to have to deal with when it comes to the paparazzi is the fact that their children can also be involved in the photos. But even though Salma Hayek is holding the hand of her daughter, Valentina, she has definitely taken all of the focus off of her daughter and instead made sure the cameras were focused on her as she stepped out of this building; only to not be aware of her balance.
There are several things that may have been a factor in Hayek taking a serious tumble down to the pavement. Perhaps her daughter was a little bit hesitant about leaving and facing the cameras, making Hayek stumble in the process. Maybe it was the fact that Hayek had decided to leave the house wearing heels? Or maybe it's a factor that not even Hayek would have been able to identify if she was asked.
But regardless as to why she ended up taking a fall, the reality is that she still ended up finding herself on the pavement. We just have to hope that she wasn't too significantly injured by the fall and was able to laugh off the humorous situation which was made all the more memorable by the clearly shocked expression on Hayek's face!
10 Gigi Hadid Nearly Walks Through a Dog Marking Its Territory
When Gigi Hadid is taking a strut down the walkway she definitely always seems to be in control of her surroundings and looking confident. But when she is strolling around the streets of New York, there are some things that she needs to be aware of that she definitely would never have to encounter on any runway show.
Such as the fact that she very nearly had her night ruined when she inadvertently almost walked right into the path of a nearby dog who had recently finished relieving himself. The incident happened back in April 2016 and while we're sure the paparazzi member may have been hoping that she walked right through it, as it would have been a bigger story, they still had to know that they were coming away with a photo that was bound to leave people entertained. We aren't too sure if Gigi even knew what was going on, and if she did, perhaps she just tried to play it off like she was oblivious.
Either way, let's hope that if Gigi has seen this photo that it will also serve as a reminder for her to always keep her eyes peeled as to what is going on around her.
9 Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn Enjoying Some Ice Cream
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn have worked together on several different projects, some of which are quite good, such as Wedding Crashers which also stars the amazing Rachel McAdams.
Which at least gives the impression to the general public that Vaughn and Wilson must enjoy each other's company. One thing that may make sure they stay good friends is having similar interests; such as both agreeing that ice cream is a pretty awesome snack.
But if we're being reasonable it may be a lot harder to find someone that doesn't like ice cream, than to find someone who does because ice cream is a pretty delicious treat. Especially now that the weather is starting to get hotter. But neither Vaughn nor Wilson seemed to realize the amount of trouble they were getting themselves into on this particular day. Because while that ice cream does look tantalizing, it also looks like a mess just waiting to happen.
And that, combined with the hilarious facial expressions that are on the face of both Vaughn and Wilson leaves you with a photo that may have made you laugh more than the entirety of their god-awful film, The Internship. Which if you haven't seen, perhaps the Rotten Tomatoes score of 35% is enough to make sure you don't waste your night.
8 Matthew Lewis' New Wife Staring Down The Drinks
When Matthew Lewis first came into the public eye, it was as the adorably nerdy Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise. But by the time the series had finished airing, Lewis had definitely matured into one of the more attractive celebrities in Hollywood. When talking about the evolution of his look, Lewis stated,
"I was 21, I was like "yeah, this’ll be cool!" It was never meant to be a "hey everyone, look at me! And then obviously a lot of attention focused on it, which I didn’t expect at all. I’ve never considered myself to be good-looking at all. Just average.'"
And while many celebrities find love in the arms of someone else that is famous, that wasn't the case for Lewis. He and his wife (as of May 2018), Angela Jones, met when she was working at a Wizarding World Event. Which you can imagine is one place where he could play the "Neville Longbottom" card and get some extremely positive results.
The two have recently gone off to Portofino to celebrate their honeymoon, but that doesn't mean the paparazzi has left them alone. This hilarious photo emerged not long after their vacation started of Jones clearly doing everything she can to make sure she focuses on not spilling those drinks!
7 Beyoncé Keeping Tabs On Jay-Z's Phone
One of the most important components of having a healthy relationship is making sure that you trust your partner. If you don't, you're just going to have a relationship that will leave you feeling insecure. But if you do something like be unfaithful, but the relationship continues because you've been forgiven, then your partner may have at least one reason to not be as trusting.
Such is the case in the relationship between Jay-Z and Beyoncé that has seen Jay-Z stray in the past. Which may also explain why the members of the paparazzi were able to catch this hilarious photo of Beyoncé clearly giving Jay-Z's phone a staredown while they were attending a basketball game. He'd have to be pretty brazen to openly be unfaithful beside her, but nobody would blame her for trying to keep a close eye on the situation.
When talking about how the couple has moved on from his unfaithfulness, Jay-Z stated,
"We did the hard work of going to therapy, and really we love each other so, we really put in the work, and for years. This music that I'm making now is a result of things that happened already and, like you, I like to believe that we're in a better place today but still working and communicating and growing. I'm proud of the father and the husband that I am today because of all the work that was done."
6 Gerard Butler Becomes a Member of The Paparazzi
If we are being completely upfront, there are a lot of actors in Hollywood who may be a more interesting member of the paparazzi to target than Gerard Butler. Some of his most recent efforts have failed to impress and it seems like unless things change quickly he may very quickly find himself out of Hollywood. This includes having the not so glamorous fact that in 2017 he was nominated for the Worst Actor at the Golden Raspberry Awards for two separate performances. Though the films, Gods of Egypt and London Has Fallen, were pretty awful.
But Butler would probably be thrilled if he could find a way to get the paparazzi to stop following him around. While many times he is surely not aware of it, that was not the case on this particular day. Though something tells us that the photo that he was taking of the paparazzi member was probably a lot less interesting than the photo that the paparazzi was taking of Butler. Especially when you consider how old the phone that Butler is using to take the photo!
But perhaps Butler also got to enjoy feeling like he was on the other side of the lens for a change.
5 Snooki Probably Regrets This Shoe Choice
Snooki is no stranger to finding herself in some awkward situations. But when you consider she made her career from appearing on the reality show Jersey Shore (and subsequent Jersey Shore: Family Vacation), perhaps you are very familiar with seeing Snooki in situations where she does not seem to have a complete level of awareness as to what is going on around her. Which was definitely the situation that she found herself in on this night.
Because while we are sure Snooki had a fantastic time when she decided to attend the Eleven nightclub which is located in Los Angelas, judging by this photo, her night probably should have ended a few drinks ago. As there is no way she had intended when she left the house to go party that she wasn't going to be able to comfortably walk home after. Though with those heels, the odds really weren't in her favor even if she had only stuck to water for the night.
It's clear that her bodyguard is trying to do everything he can to deter the paparazzi members that were waiting for Snooki's emergence from taking photos of his client in a compromising position. But the key word in that sentence may be trying! Especially because by ignoring Snooki, he allowed her to fall.
4 Ronda Rousey Looking Like She Rolled Out Of Bed
Ronda Rousey's career in the UFC had many amazing moments including the fact that for a while, she was considered to be the best female UFC fighter in the entire world. Which means that whenever she would leave the house that there was a pretty good chance she was going to be stopped by a fan.
But on this particular day that we have on the left, we are sure that is Rousey could, that she would have elected to go for a much different wardrobe choice. Because while rocking the pajama pants and messy hair may be comfy, it's also not the most flattering look. Though in Rousey's defense, the hilarity of this photo may also come from the awkward facial expression that the paparazzi member was able to capture.
Rousey definitely isn't going to be getting a break from the constant paparazzi attention now that she's traded her UFC gloves in for some wrestling boots and signed with the WWE. Though perhaps dealing with fans may be something she is used to by this point in her career.
She also did everything she could to avoid the paparazzi when she arrived at LAX to a horde of paparazzi members after her first public loss to Holly Holm.
3 Matthew McConaughey Dancing Hard
There are many celebrities out there who may become even more attractive once you see them shaking their stuff out on the dance floor. But if this photo is any indication, Matthew McConaughey is not one of those celebrities who becomes better looking when they are really embracing the rhythm of the dance floor. Though on this particular night, Matthew may have been a lot more concerned with making sure he is able to keep altering his mindset and being able to stay on two feet - which several other entrants on this list fail at - and not with how graceful he may have look on the floor.
McConaughey also may have often found himself in a partying mood when you consider that his most recent film, The Beach Bum, had Snoop Dogg as one of the other leads. McConaughey also admitted on Jimmy Kimmel Live that while filming a scene where the two were supposed to use artificial "greenery", Snoop switched out the "prop" product for some of the real stuff he had with him, leading McConaughey to say
“The next nine hours were a lot of fun but I don’t think we used one word in the English language."
2 Kate Middleton and Prince William Looking Altered After a Night Out
Kate Middleton and Prince William are among two of the most photographed people in the entire world. And while there are many celebrities whose scandals have rocked the world, it would be nothing in comparison to if any skeletons were to emerge from either William or Kate's past.
For this next entry, it's not a world ending scandal that's going to be revealed, but you may agree that this photo of William and Kate in what appears to be the back of a cab is definitely one that is not the most flattering.
And while we were not there and therefore cannot confirm if either of them had been drinking on this particular night, if we had to guess based on their demeanor that is captured in the photo, something tells us that answer is yes. The only positive of photos like this is that if their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, ever want to go out and engage in some tomfoolery that Kate and William wouldn't approve of, that these photos may work as a deterrent. Because the chances are that whatever Prince George, Princess Charlotte or Prince Louis do is going to be dictated in the tabloid news, which would definitely lead to some awkward conversations at home.
1 David Beckham Getting The Glare From Victoria In Front Of Cheerleaders
There are many advantages that come with being able to have seats that are literally right on the court at an NBA game. It's normally an honor that is often reserved for those who are definitely on the upper-class in terms of financial stability. Which may be why it makes sense that David Beckham has been spotted at various sporting events, often with great seats, over the past few years.
One of the main appeals that come with getting so close to the action is that the players aren't the only ones who go on the court, as the cheerleaders also seem to be within arm's reach of fans who are sitting that close.
Though as this paparazzi member hilariously caught, David definitely needs to be doing his absolute best to make sure his eyes do not stay fixated on them for too long. And instead, that he makes sure he is making eye-contact with his wife, Victoria. If he does stray for too long, that glare that he appears to be receiving from Victoria is bound to only increase by the time the game is over. Which would also be a pretty quick way to make her feel uncomfortable with him attending future games without her by his side!
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