Alanis Morissette is convinced the paparazzi serve a useful purpose in Hollywood as they "force transparency" on celebrities.

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Alanis Morissette is a fan of the paps, even when she's busy on mum-duty

The Ironic singer is adamant stars should not be wary of the snappers who follow them unless they have something to hide.

She tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I actually like the paparazzi. They're forcing transparency... What are we afraid of? Our relationships being dysfunctional?"

The Canadian star is shortly to release her first studio album since the birth of her son Ever in 2010. Click here to listen to the first single from the album, with a suitably dreamy video...

Think the paparazzi don't do a decent job? Here's proof of their hard endeavours...

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