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Rumor Has It:
The Spanish distributor for the movie ‘Larry Crowne’ was fined for a poster showing stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts riding a motorcycle without a helmet.
Tripictures was given a traffic fine of 30,000 euros ($41,500) for using the films U.S. poster to promote the movies overseas premiere because the government claimed it promoted reckless driving.
The distributor initially thought the ticket was a joke, but in 1985 Spain instituted a law that banned advertisements from promoting reckless driving. Fines are also given to celebrities if they promote the image of poor driving. One example came last year, when singer Shakira drove through Barcelona on a motorcycle without a helmet in one of her music videos.