This is proof that the Tom Brady-Gisele Bundchen relationship has jumped the shark and officially landed in bizarro territory:
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's glam Costa Rican wedding was marred by gunfire [Saturday] night when security guards hired to keep paparazzi away fired at two photographers as they fled the scene with their film. No one was hurt.
The two photogs, Rolando Aviles and Uri Cortez, working for the INF agency, said bullets shattered the back window of their Suzuki jeep and also hit the front windshield. The agency said the two "narrowly escaped death." The two were caught using long lenses to capture the wedding of the Brazilian supermodel and her NFL quarterback husband. They were taken to the compound and ordered to give up their film (it seems that Bundchen has an exclusive photo deal with a Brazilian magazine). They refused and took off for their jeep when shots were fired. Police are investigating. There is no evidence that either Bundchen or Brady knew what had happened.
Cortez said he was shocked. "I couldn't believe it when I realized what they had done," he told the photo agency. "I could have lost my life for the sake of some pictures that Gisele didn't want published. Are they insane?"
I know people hate paparazzi, and death seems a bit extreme, but it does show how cutthroat the business is. The newlyweds had been married at a Catholic church in Santa Monica, Calif., Feb. 28 (an event that caused me to call Tom Brady "doughy"), but Saturday's event was very posh and exclusive.
Brady is coming off a serious knee injury that sidelined him the 2008 season. I do wonder if his new life as gossip fodder for entertainment tabloids will have any effect on his work ethic or performance. Before playing his last full game in the Super Bowl following the 2007 season, he was seen hobnobbing with Gisele in Manhattan while wearing a boot to protect a sore foot. He then played just an average game against the Giants as the Patriots scored a season-low 14 points in a shocking upset. Saturday's incident, though, does give a whole new meaning to the term "shotgun wedding."