by John Wenzel on June 12, 2006
– We’re still trying to nail down bios for the cast members, but the latest stuff is here.
– The MTV staff wasn’t having any of it as I took the photos, trying to repel me, sending a cop over that said, “They ask that you not take photos,” etc. I asserted my right to stand on a public sidewalk but that didn’t stop them from standing in front of me and trying to block everything I did.
– You can probably expect the same thing if you try to take photos, but remember: it’s illegal for them to touch you or threaten you. If you’re in a public place, you have the right to keep the photos you’ve taken of the cast and crew. One production assistant called me “sick” and “a stalker” for taking the photos. Subtle, huh? “I’m just trying to do my job, man,” was the dude’s response as he put his hand in front of my lens. Hey, me too buddy.
– We’ll shortly have some pics from over the weekend, including the cast and crew out on the town and an unofficial launch party at Club Vinyl, where former cast members partied with about 2,000 of their closest “friends.” We’ve also had more reports of harassment from the crew of the show. People getting hassled outside the house at 1920 Market St., being asked to move along even though they’re on public property. Looks like MTV is being its old intimidation-heavy self.