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SB 606 seeks to protect celebrity children from paparazzi




Halle Berry, left, and daughter Nahla Aubry attend Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: Get The Sillies Out! 50+ city tour kick-off performance on Thanksgiving weekend at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday Nov. 23, 2012 in Los Angeles.
Halle Berry, left, and daughter Nahla Aubry attend Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: Get The Sillies Out! 50+ city tour kick-off performance on Thanksgiving weekend at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday Nov. 23, 2012 in Los Angeles.
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Halle Berry's latest role has her playing an angry mother seeking to make a change in the world. Who is she playing? Herself.

Earlier this week, the actress testified before lawmakers in Sacramento on behalf of a bill which would protect the children of celebrities and public officials from the paparazzi. Berry spoke on the negative effect these photographers have on her 5-year-old daughter, Nahla. 

"My daughter doesn't want to go to school because she knows 'the men' are watching for her," she told the Assembly Committee on Public Safety. "They jump out of the bushes and from behind cars and who knows where else, besieging these children just to get a photo." 

Senate Bill 606 was written by Democratic senator Kevin De Leon of Los Angeles, who joined the show today.