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Old 02-15-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Help me understand the very existence of Perez Hilton

I hear his name bounced around every now and then. I swear- I turn on the morning radio, and I sometimes hear “Get your Hollywood daily dirt from Perez Hilton.”

I must admit- I don’t know a whole lot about this guy. All I know about him is that he is gay, that he dyes his hair in weird colours, and that Perez Hilton isn’t even his real name. I know he owns a ridiculous website- which I’ve never been to. It seems that he’s one of these so-called “gossip columnists.” And a lot of the entertainment media look to him for the latest in celebrity news.

What gets me is that he has knocked several of my favourite people, including Bono. And he has done this by spreading misinformation, and by making mean-spirited quips about them- all for no reason and to just be an A-hole.

I’ve heard he’s gained a lot of exposure on TV, radio, and other media. Everyone that doesn’t live under a rock knows his name. But it’s also apparent that that no one likes him or takes him seriously. So why has he become a quasi-celebrity?

He’s not trying to be a comedian. He’s not trying to be a news source. Or even a critic.

So what is he supposed to be? Who the hell is his employer? Who pays his salary? How can someone make a name for himself with basically bullshit job functions?

Making snide remarks about famous people- How can you establish a career out of that?

I’m confused. Can anyone further elucidate the reason why this guy even exists?

P.S. He is reportedly a HUGE fan of Katy Perry. Now that’s fucked-up.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:01 AM   #2
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He's a celeb gossip-monger as well as annoying fame whore.

That's as much time as I'm willing to spend thinking about him.
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I cant help but lol sometimes though at his paint alterations.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:10 AM   #4
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P.S. He is reportedly a HUGE fan of Katy Perry. Now that’s fucked-up.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:04 AM   #5
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I cant help but lol sometimes though at his paint alterations.
The only time I saw those was when he had his VH1 show but yeah those were pretty funny.
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I find him nothing but a multicoloured knob with moobs.
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He started a blog by sitting in a cafe in LA, talking about the rumors and gossip he would hear...

This little blog, started getting massive amount of hits per day. Then he had enough hits where people were willing to pay for advertising, that's how he started making his real money.

He found a niche and knew how to work it... And he's been the first to break a lot of "big" stories so now he's gained some "credibility"...
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I recommend this book:

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Old 02-16-2009, 10:19 AM   #9
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we dont want the birds and bees discussion today Dalton!
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Clearly the OP does. He wants to know about someone's existence.
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P.S. He is reportedly a HUGE fan of Katy Perry. Now that’s fucked-up.
Even worse, he LOVES Lady GaGa.

Re: Bono, look, if Bono chooses to spend times with young girls in bikinis then most likely someone is going to say something.
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oh right, sorry Dalts.



in fact, I'm interested to see the picture content of that book! LOL!
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He started a blog by sitting in a cafe in LA, talking about the rumors and gossip he would hear...

This little blog, started getting massive amount of hits per day. Then he had enough hits where people were willing to pay for advertising, that's how he started making his real money.
He has a book out now, too.

He makes a very good living doing what he does.

More power to him, I say
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Supply and demand, kids.
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Supply and demand, kids.
There's plenty of demand to see you become the victim of knife crime, but there's no supply.

Please explain.
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