George Clooney defends Britney Spears
(showbizspy.com ) - Actor George Clooney has leant his support to troubled popstar Britney Spears - saying that he sympathizes with her over her troubles with paparazzi following her.
Clooney, 46, told Entertainment Tonight: "You look at the footage of Britney running the red light - there's eight guys with cameras at night in the middle of the street. There are no rules now."
"It's getting to a point where people that are not involved are getting hurt."
The 'Ocean's 13? star, who was recently involved in a near-collision with the paparazzi earlier this month while riding on his motorcycle in the Hollywood Hills, said that he fears for the safety his neighbors.
"What they're doing is illegal, it's high speed chases and they're competing with each other," he says.
"They're not trying to catch me doing something stupid; they're trying to create me doing something stupid."
He adds: "You don't get to break all these laws and then say, 'I'm just doing my job.' The guys that commit all these crimes are rewarded for it. It creates bounty hunters in a way."
Clooney also dished out some advice to the paps : "Take your pictures but don't go 60 mph down a one-way street. Don't cause injury to people who aren't involved.