Camera flashes, screaming, personal questions — it's not the Oscars red carpet, it was me getting a cup of coffee.
"Celeb-4-A-Day" fake paparazzi followed me around, giving a taste at life in the shutterbug lights — and it was exhausting.
Prepped by a pre-shoot questionnaire, they shouted at me from every angle, inspiring a glaring public to do the same. Yes, even in Los Angeles!
People yelled: "Who is it?" took cell-phone pictures and followed me around. It was overwhelming. I thought it was hilarious when they asked, "Are you Ashley?" repeating the paparazzi. When I put on my best "no comment" face, one girl even jumped to my defense shouting: "Leave her alone!"
Meanwhile, I felt bad causing such a disturbance, and even ducking into a store to catch my breath was tough because they don't want the chaos, and people who didn't believe it was fake were trailing me in there, anyway! I can't imagine how stars like Britney and Paris do 20 times this everyday.
Mine, however, was only an hour so we had some laughs, struck poses and, I have to say, next time I go for my grande latte, I'm going to miss my entourage!
Fox News Entertainment Producer Ashley Dvorkin covers celebrity news, red carpets, TV, music, and movies. Dvorkin, winner of the 2011 CMA Media Achievement Award, is also host of "Fox 411 Country," "Star Traveler," "Fox 411 Big Screen," and "Fox on Reddit."