Beach drama as Spielberg sails to Sardinia

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2011
Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Life may be a beach for Hollywood stars Steven Spielberg and Gwyneth Paltrow, but that doesn't mean everyone in the sand is happy with them.

According to showbiz magazine Us Weekly, Mr Spielberg was fined more than £150 after he steered his speedboat too near to the Sardinia shore and interrupted a group of sunbathing visitors.

Sunbathers alerted the police, who issued the film director with a ticket for breaching maritime regulations.

Mr Spielberg, whose companions on board included Ms Paltrow, promptly apologised and paid the fine the following day.

Last updated: 10:00am, July 26 2011