Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Burton Fed Up with "Ridiculous" Paparazzi
Tim Burton has slammed a north London newspaper, calling their rumors and paparazzi critiques "ridiculous." The director insists that the Camden News Journal has been making inaccurate stories about him and partner Helena Bonham Carter wanting to make bizarre developments to their home, which they share with their two children. He says, "There was an article that Helena and I were trying to get permission to build a fantasy land in our garden, some kind of amazing gypsy caravan. Our garden is about the size of this sitting area. And the paper showed a picture of an area that looked like what a homeless person would stay in." Burton also criticized the media for singling out him and Bonham Carter as "odd" and poking fun at Helena's fashion sense. The director adds, "Every other week there's a breaking story under the headline: 'Bonham Carter Dressed Like Shit.' So it's like we've got this reputation for being the spooky neighbourhood weirdos."