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Diddy: "People are making fun of you for WHAT?"

After FOX cameras caught a candid shot of Cameron Diaz buttering Alex Rodriguez(notes) up with some Super Bowl popcorn on Sunday, I knew the story would be popped out of proportion.

Apparently, so did A-Rod.

According to a report from gossip columnist Bill Zwecker, Rodriguez was a bit perturbed after being spotted in a Cowboys Stadium luxury box and sought "a guarantee that he and Diaz would not be televised any further." If the New York Yankees star did make such a request it worked, as one of Hollywood's "it" couples never graced our flat screens for the rest of Super Bowl XLV.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

"He really went ballistic — thinking the cameraman was out to get them in a paparazzi-like shot. ... That's so crazy," said my source. "Anyone who knows anything about producing a live sports event — especially something as huge as the Super Bowl — would know that those celebrity shots are purely random.

"A-Rod, of all people, should know that."

In case you're one of the 12 people who haven't seen this yet:

If A-Rod did indeed get angry, it's a great window into why so many people smirk at his awkward attempts to control his image and the way he's perceived. After all, who goes to the biggest sporting event on the planet, brings a girlfriend who's one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, sits in the front row of a suite and still holds a reasonable expectation of privacy?

Yes, those who crafted A-Rod and Cameron's moment into some sort of embarrassing moment — instead of every American male's dream — were way off base. But the cameraman and producers who spotlighted that scene in the first place? Not so much.

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