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Late-Night Links

February 22, 2007

Tyra Banks and Photoshop collaborate to reproduce her barrier-breaking Sports Illustrated cover ten years ago. I think we all know which party worked harder. [POTP]

Marcia Cross pops out those twins. [dlisted]

Anna Nicole Smith: same great trial, now with more decomposition! [A Socialite’s Life]

The Desperate Housewives crew thinks they’re gonna drag this thing out for four more years. I’ll believe that when I see it. [ONTD]

Hollywood hands Barack Obama a clean $1.3 million. [FishbowlLA]

Yet another Perez Hilton lawsuit. But this one involves Jennifer Aniston’s boobies! [Bricks and Stones]

Dancing with the Stars announces its new cast. The D-list line-up includes *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone, which I find endlessly amusing, as he once hosted Fame, a wildly unsuccessful reality talent competition. Nowhere to go but up, now, buddy! [Celebrity Smack]

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Perez Hilton’s Hair is Bright Fucking Pink

January 20, 2007

No joke. I saw him in the Salt Lake City airport this afternoon, at baggage claim. BRIGHT PINK. Neon. You CAN’T MISS HIM around here. I think that’s what he wanted.

Finally in my hotel room after a day of travel and chicken wings. More on today’s journey later.

Thank you to Evil T for being such a total rock star around here today.

BITCH FIGHT

December 20, 2006

Perez Hilton’s war on the man who lanced Lance Bass, Reichen Leimkuhl, continues. Perez ran this not-so-blind item today:

Riddle me this: What not-so-bright professional pretty face is making up lies in a transparent attempt to save his relationship with his meal ticket? The power bottom – who loves to engage in various illegal activities, various friends of his who have partied with him confirm exclusively to PerezHilton.com – has a history of lying. Several moles in the celebrity weeklies tell us that during his recent split with a former boy-bander, whose publicist confirmed the news, the former military brat was still claiming the two were together. Obviously one party has more to lose from the demise of that relationship and he’s going to do whatever it takes to save it.

P.S. Not only did the not-so-bright homo hook up with a fellow reality TV star recently, but the two have also hooked up in the past!

It is sooo on.

Leona Lewis Wins X Factor

December 17, 2006

Shocking exactly no one, Londoner Leona Lewis won X Factor tonight. X Factor is kind of like the British American Idol (which is strange, because AmIdol was based on the British Pop Idol, so I’m not really sure how this show came about, but they’ve still got Simon Cowell there, along with fellow judges Sharon Osbourne and some small old guy who reminds me of that little gay man who was Karen Walker’s nemesis on Will and Grace). Anyway, Leona’s been a stand-out in the U.K. since the start of the competition, but her profile has been relatively huge in the U.S. thanks in large part to Perez Hilton, who raves about her almost daily on his website.

Her first single in the U.K. will be “A Moment Like This” (yeah, that’s right, the same song Kelly Clarkson used as her first single…cute, guys). But, I’ve gotta hand it to her, as much as I love me some Kelly Clarkson, this is the first time I’ve been able to listen to this song without rolling my eyes. Her voice is so incredible you kind of forget that the lyrics sound like you wrote them in sixth-grade English after the seventh-grade football star smiled at you in the hall. I’ve linked that video here, but I’ll hand you over to Perez for some others.

Perez Hilton on Howard Stern

December 7, 2006

This is a recap of Perez Hilton’s visit to Howard Stern’s Sirius radio show this morning, via MarksFriggin.com. I’ve posted the whole recap here for those interested, but have bolded what I feel are the most interesting tidbits. If you heard the show, and there’s something missing here, email us or leave it in the comments!

Howard said that he gets a copy of The Onion newspaper every morning and it’s pretty funny. He read some of the headlines and an article that he thought was pretty good. He had to get to Perez Hilton (PerezHilton.com) but Fred told him he had to take a break first. A short time later Will came walking in with Perez so Howard asked Will if he actually listens to the show out there. He told Perez to just come in and sit down since he was already in there.

Howard asked Perez if he’s getting famous now that he’s got this web site going on because he sees him hanging with Paris Hilton and other young celebrities out there. Perez said that he wasn’t popular in school, he had kids picking on him and grabbing his back fat when he was in an all boy’s school.

Perez said he now has like 4 million people checking out his web site every day so the site is huge. Howard said that it’s obvious that he will never bad mouth Paris Hilton because she’s his friend. Perez said he still gets calls from her when she gets mad at something he writes.

Howard asked Perez what the last thing was that Paris got upset about. Perez said that it was a cartoon of her that she didn’t like. [Ed: I seem to remember a cartoon on there a few days ago of Lindsay, Paris and Britney, bare-bottomed, but it’s nowhere to be found now…anyone else remember this?] Howard said he read that there are rumors that Britney Spears and Paris Hilton might be lesbians. Perez said that he wouldn’t be surprised at all because both of them have said they like girls. Perez said that they probably have eaten each other out. Howard asked him if he’s ever smelled pussy on Paris’ breath. Perez said he wouldn’t even know what pussy would smell like.

Howard asked Perez if he thinks that Britney is having a break down because she’s out partying and flashing her beaver everywhere. Perez said that Britney has been a party girl for a long time and while she was married she was pregnant so now she’s back to partying again. That’s all it is. Howard said he saw the pictures of Britney Spears’ vagina on Perez’s web site and it looked like there was an odd piece of flesh down there. Perez said that she may have had a tummy tuck and that might be what the skin was.

Howard said that Beth goes on his web site like 4 or 5 times a day and she shows him what’s new. Perez said that the last time he was on the show he had broken the news that Lance Bass was coming out. That same day Lance announced it. Perez said that Lance has now broken up with his boyfriend and he feels bad about that. Howard read that Perez thinks that they broke up because they were both ”bottoms” in the relationship. Perez said he has friends who know the two of them so he hears things.

Howard asked what happens if two gay guys are bottoms. Perez said that sometimes the best tops used to be bottoms. He said he’s not a bottom himself.

Howard asked Perez about his web site and how he confirms his stories. Perez said he does like to confirm stuff before he puts them up. Howard said he saw Perez arguing with a photographer one time over the use of their photographs. Perez said that some of them like him and actually send him the pictures. Perez said that he got a picture from a fan who had a picture of Priscilla Presley pulling back her 17 year old daughter’s hair while she’s making out with her 24 year old boyfriend years ago. That picture ended up in the newspaper today and Perez thinks that it actually helps to sell pictures when they appear on his web site.

Perez said that when he started his blog two and a half years ago, he wanted to write about celebrities because they’re so much more interesting than he is. Howard asked Perez about outing people on his site. Perez said that he always gets confirmation about people being gay before he outs them. Howard said that some of them may not want to be outed though so maybe that’s not right.

Perez claims that he knows that Clay Aiken is gay but his record label won’t let him come out. Perez said that people tend to believe the artist and Lance Bass could have continued on pretending to be straight for years.

Perez talked about the face to face meeting he had with Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas recently after he had bad mouthed her so much on his site. He said she seemed to like him at this event he saw her at but he will continue to write bad stuff about her.

Perez also claims that he has celebrities who will call him and tell him stories. He said that John Stamos called him before he did Howard’s show last time and asked him to promote his TV show. Howard asked him if John shares stories about Rebecca Romijn. Perez said he hasn’t heard anything but Howard told him he has a lot of dirt on her and it could be big news if he could give it up. He won’t spill the story because John has asked him to keep that stuff quiet.

Howard asked Perez if his web site is doing well. He said it’s never been better but he has started his own merchandise thing to help offset his legal costs. There are people suing him over the pictures he uses on his site and he thinks the only way he can fight it is in court. He said that he’s fighting for himself and for all of the other bloggers out there.

Howard asked Perez who the biggest celebrity asshole is. Perez said that Jesse Metcalf is one. He also said that Jennifer Aniston is another big asshole. Howard asked him who the hottest star is right now and who he has to write about. Perez said that every day is different so it was hard to say. He said that Brad and Angelina are always hot but right now Britney Spears is really hot.

Howard wondered why Michael Jackson has fallen off the face of the earth. Perez said that’s because he left the country. Howard asked Perez when he was last banged in the ass. Perez said it was a long time ago. He changed the story to when he last banged a guy in the ass but Perez said it’s been a long time. He did blow a guy about a week ago.

A caller asked Perez where he can find the Britney Spears pussy slip pictures. Perez said you can search his site with the ”star seeker” thing on the left side of his web site. That led to Perez talking about Britney for a short time and how she had 3 pussy slips in one week.

Another caller asked Howard how he can have this guy on the show when he says that the kid from Kyle XY is gay when the kid has come on the show and denied it. Perez said he’s heard that the guy has a new boyfriend and he still insists that the guy is gay. The caller asked Perez when he’s going to die of AIDS and said that if he ever sees this guy he’s going to slap the shit out of him. Perez said he must be doing something right to elicit such a violent act from someone.

Howard wrapped up with Perez and gave him another plug for his web site and talked about how often his girlfriend checks out his site. He went to break after that.

Gunning for Perez

December 1, 2006

If I’m understanding this correctly, Perez Hilton, whose gossip website received nearly 4 million unique visitors on Wednesday (thanks in no small part to Brit’s vagina — his normal numbers are closer to 2-3 million), is facing TWO separate legal actions for the unlawful use of photographs.

FIRST:

Perez may be sued by the seven top paparazzi agencies in the United States. Perez received a cease-and-desist letter dated Nov 29, representing an unprecendented cooperation by these agencies (Splash News, INF, Ramey, Bauer Griffin, WENN, Most Wanted and Flynet), which basically tells him to account for all photographs he’s run since Dec 1, 2003, pay retroactive license fees for them, and agree to pay future license fees for his images. Otherwise, he’ll face a lawsuit for damages.

SECOND:

Paparazzi agency X17 is done sending the cease-and-desists; they’re suing Perez for $7.5M in damages. Says Perez: “I have yet to be personally served with this lawsuit. My lawyers and I will address the situation when we have the opportunity to review the materials.”

It’s possible I’m missing something here, and these are all part of the same legal action, so please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

But now, my thoughts:

1) The X17 people are assholes. They disabled the “Copy Image” functionality on their website awhile ago, so bloggers cannot use their images. (We can still do a Print Screen, assholes.) On the other hand, the Splash News people (who I adore) will allow anyone to use their images if you include their watermark or a link to their site.

2) Perez Hilton’s an asshole. We all use copyrighted images without paying for them, but we pull images or source them upon request. Done and done. It’s really very simple. But Perez is an asshole from any angle. He has an endearing manner of using a very sophisticated graphics software (Microsoft Paint) to draw lovely representations of what one must assume is semen and cocaine on the faces of ALL the photos he uses (except when they star him), so they’re essentially unusable by those of us who choose to maintain some manner of maturity and decorum on our sites (yeah, I just implied we maintain maturity and decorum around here, so suck it).

3) This is kind of the end of a Golden Era for bloggers. As much as I wouldn’t mind seeing Perez knocked a few rungs down off his smug little celeb-outting perch, when he (inevitably) loses these suits, it may be just a matter of time before these agencies track down the rest of us and demand we pay license fees. And then gossip blogs will suck and it will be much harder to find Britney’s vagina on the Internet at any given point in time (kudos to those of you who thought to use the Google cache when this site was 502ing…and there were lots of you who did).

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

Here We Go Again

November 27, 2006


Perez Hilton continues to wage his own personal war against gay celebs who choose to remain — at least publicly — in the closet. Up today: Jodie Foster and her girlfriend, Cydney Bernard, whom Perez claims Foster has been dating for thirteen years. A quick Google search reveals that Bernard is a producer, and the two met on the set of Sommersby. Foster has two kids, and she’s never revealed who their father is.

Foster’s relationship with Bernard is well-known in Hollywood circles (in fact, it’s mentioned on both their IMDB pages), but Foster has clearly been perfectly happy keeping their relationship (and the rest of her personal life) out of the public eye. I mean, she’s Jodie Foster. She doesn’t exactly need paparazzi coverage to have a successful career.

Celebrity gossip bloggers have touched on the topic in the past, but, let’s be honest, Perez is the celebrity gossip blogger, and his readership has grown by more than 200% in the last six months. He now reaches nearly 3 million readers a day, which is approximately the number of viewers who tuned into Laguna Beach last season. I don’t expect Foster to hide from this; my guess is she’ll give a statement to People magazine next week.

Some critics claim Perez has mounted something more akin to an Inquisition than a gay pride parade with his regular outing of celebs. Is it fair of him to pull shit like this? No, no it’s not. Does it have the potential to send an extraordinarily positive message to the gay community, closeted or otherwise? Yeah. I think it does. To wax philosophic for a moment, it’s interesting that this kid from Miami who set out to talk shit about famous people in his spare time may actually have a significant cultural and historic impact for the gay community. Interesting, frightening, and pretty damn cool.

A Winner Emerges in the Race to Sue Perez Hilton

November 15, 2006

Congratulations, Splash News. We thought the smart money was on X17, but we’ve always loved you guys. Nothing on their website yet (perhaps their lawyers advised against it), but Jossip has the video (of course there’s video). They found Perez the same place anyone can — at the Coffee Bean in Hollywood — and handed him a cease and desist letter.
Perez has long been an enemy of the paparazzi, as he often runs photos without giving proper credit. We all do that, really, but few of us make our living doing this stuff, or have the readership Perez does (between 2-3 million unique visitors a day). Furthermore, most of us pull copyrighted photos on request. Perez hasn’t always been so willing to do that.
Ah, well. Let the games begin.

I Should Spend Some Time Reflecting upon What Has Become of My Life

October 9, 2006


Cuban dictator extraordinaire Fidel Castro was reported to have terminal cancer on Friday by Time.com. The impending death of the longtime Communist leader is an event with marked history-changing potential.

I heard about it today, Sunday, on PerezHilton.com, while searching for fresh dirt on Paris Hilton. And most of you will hear about it tomorrow, Monday, here on The Beet, while searching for fresh dirt on Paris Hilton.

Oh, come on, don’t pretend you already knew. Unless you read Perez’s blog first.

We are, truly, a generation to be reckoned with.

Update: North Korea has nukes, as of, like, an hour ago. Ha! I totally scooped you, Perez!

Lunchtime Quickies: Nick Carter Would Like You to Hate Paris Hilton, Watch His Television Program

September 27, 2006

  • God bless the British press. They’ve got a pic of cocaine in its natural habitat — the inside of Kate Moss’s nose.
  • If the standard blow-up doll isn’t doing the trick anymore, you can bid on an actual Fembot on eBay.
  • Nick Carter: “Paris Hilton is a psychotic evil whore blah blah blah blah hey by the way I have a television show coming out.”
  • Jamie Pressly gets engaged and Kate Hudson files for divorce.
  • Do you want a George W. Bush butt plug? Perhaps for use in conjunction with your Fembot? Okay, okay. Just promise you’ll think about it.
  • ABC’s website has a clip of the Terri Irwin interview that will air on 20/20 tonight.
  • I can’t believe I am linking to Perez Hilton just because I agree with his taste, but I am. Regina Spektor rocks, and when you’re done listening to the new Killers album, you should check her out.
  • Lost star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ayddibug ukilolopoti yi Abptu daka-daka shrekpiti.