"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria -- who is co-starring with Douglas in the upcoming White House thriller "The Sentinel" -- also has had frightening moments with unscrupulous paparazzi.
"I'm a single woman who lives alone," she says. "So when I come home & there's people hiding in my bushes, I don't know if it's a rapist, I don't know if it's murderer, and then it's a paparazzi [sic]."
The paparazzi have been criticized for going to extreme lengths to dig up dirt or snap photos of celebrities. Recently, "Herbie: Fully Loaded" star Lindsay Lohan had her car rammed by photographer Galo Ramirez's minivan, some say deliberately. The young starlet has hired attorneys to investigate the crash and is considering taking legal action against Ramirez.
Perhaps the most tragic incident occurred in 1997 when Britain's Lady Diana and her lover Dodi al-Fayed died in a car crash fleeing from aggressive paparazzi.