LAX Is Getting Its Own Celebrity Terminal, So Wave Good-bye to Shots Like These

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Kanye West at LAX. Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images

The rich and famous will no longer have to rub elbows with the un-showered masses at LAX, as The Guardian reports the airport has received approval to build a new terminal that will keep celebrities away from paparazzi as well as any member of the public who doesn't want to shell out the $1,500-to-$1,800 fee. This is of course sad news for anyone who fears our sense of a common public good is being eroded by the erection of various walled-off, private enclaves, but it's worse news for those of us who enjoy looking at paparazzi photos of rumpled and jet-lagged celebrities stepping off planes. Never again will we be treated to images like this recent classic, "Hot Dog (Chrissy Teigen Is Seen at LAX on November 17, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)":

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Chrissy Teigen is seen at LAX on November 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "The Greatest Generation (Danny DeVito Is Seen at LAX on November 09, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Danny DeVito is seen at LAX on November 09, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "Shade (Serena Williams Is Seen at LAX on November 18, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Serena Williams is seen at LAX on November 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "Generations (Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson Are Seen at LAX on November 19, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson are seen at LAX on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "Pantone 129-8 C (Kendall Jenner Is Seen at LAX on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Kendall Jenner is seen at LAX on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "Jean, Jacked (Cindy Crawford Is Seen at LAX on November 18, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Cindy Crawford is seen at LAX on November 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "Two Selfies (Miranda Kerr Is Seen at Los Angeles on November 19, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Miranda Kerr is seen at Los Angeles on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "Dames on Film (Helen Mirren Is Seen at LAX on November 16, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Helen Mirren is seen at LAX on November 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "Portrait of the Artist As Mark Ruffalo (Mark Ruffalo Is Seen at LAX on November 16, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Mark Ruffalo is seen at LAX on November 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "Bender/Gender (Cate Blanchett Is Seen at LAX on November 15, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Cate Blanchett is seen at LAX on November 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "Thousand-Yard Stare (Kanye West Is Seen at LAX on November 14, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Kanye West is seen at LAX on November 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images

Or "A  R  T  I  S  R  A  T  B  A  C  K  W  A  R  D  S  (Taylor Swift Is Seen at LAX on November 13, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Taylor Swift is seen at LAX on November 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "Still Life, Pillows (Chelsea Handler Is Seen at LAX on November 12, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Chelsea Handler is seen at LAX on November 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

Or "Scarlet Tower (Erykah Badu Is Seen at LAX on November 12, 2015, in Los Angeles, California)."

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Erykah Badu is seen at LAX on November 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/2015 Bauer-Griffin

However, if there is an upside, it's that from now on, whenever we do see a paparazzi photo from LAX, we'll know it's because that celeb wanted us to see it. Which is another way of saying those Kendall Jenner photos probably aren't going to dry up entirely.