Perez Hilton
American blogger
Perez Hilton
Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr., better known as Perez Hilton (a play on "Paris Hilton"), is an American blogger and television personality. His blog, Perezhilton. com (formerly PageSixSixSix. com), is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities. He is also known for posting tabloid photographs over which he has added his own captions or "doodles.
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Jesse Watters squares off with gossip blogger Perez Hilton
Fox News - 6 days
A Trump debate on Watters World
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Twitter Points Out Kate Upton Isn't Even Wearing A Swimsuit On Her SI Covers
Huffington Post - 9 days
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Kim Kardashian Kind Of Returns To Instagram In Typical NSFW Fashion
Huffington Post - 2 months
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Britney Spears Took Her Mom To See Male Strippers And This Is What Happened
Huffington Post - 4 months
For most people, the prospect of watching male strippers with your parents falls on the “uncomfortable” scale somewhere between that time you accidentally screened “Caligula” for family movie night and when your dad insisted on chaperoning senior prom. But most people don’t gyrate in beaded bikinis in Vegas three times a week, so maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Britney Spears took her mom to see a strip show on Friday night. The pop star and her mother, Lynne, stopped by the all-male dance revue Thunder From Down Under in Las Vegas to experience all the shirtless goodness that Australia had to offer. By the looks of the Spears’ social media activity after the performance, the two had a damn good time.  In one Instagram captioned “Just a night off in Vegas,” Spears looks up toward a dancer with her hands clasped over her face in what we can only assume is a mix of pure ecstasy and embarrassment.  Just a night off in Vegas A photo posted by Britney ...
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Is Grace VanderWaal the Next Taylor Swift?
Huffington Post - 5 months
Grace VanderWaal, who won the 11th season of America's Got Talent has been dubbed "the next Taylor Swift" by judges Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell... and apparently the internet agrees. When googling her, you might be confused when her bio appears alongside a picture of Swift. Everyone from Reese Witherspoon, Ellen, Justin Bieber, David Foster, Jason Mraz, Mario Lopez, to Heidi Klum and Perez Hilton has been tweeting to/about her. Also, Simon Cowell called the 12-year-old singer/songwriter, and I quote, "perfect." That means a lot, especially coming from one of the most notoriously harshest critics. See for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2JFo_Q-0NA&app=desktop The next generation of superstars is emerging and coming into stardom in their own way. Modern day platforms like Netflix and Americas Got Talent is bringing geniuses out of the woodwork that the world would have otherwise missed. Instead of a tuned and groomed former Disney star turned pop sensa ...
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Twitter took us from Stars Hollow to outer space this week
Yahoo News - 7 months
As it does every week, Twitter had its late July ups and downs. The Obamas sprinkled some love on their timelines and folks had a field day when images from both NASA and Beyoncé were released (no, Queen Bey was not on the moon; yes she is otherworldly). Sarah Silverman and Shonda Rhimes had to squash a Twitter hack and show rumors, respectively, while Perez Hilton and Demi Lovato started their own gossip with a public Twitter feud. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter, one teen had a memorable prom party. Oh, and it’s almost Olympics time, and now we finally have a breakdown of who we can expect to compete for Team USA. In case you missed any of this news and more, check out our favorite Twitter stories below.  1. POTUS and FLOTUS show love on Twitter President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle showered each other with praise this week after speeches during the Democratic National Convention. “I love you, Michelle,” POTUS wrote on Twitter, adding that he was proud of his wife and say ...
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Selena Gomez Falls On Stage, Laughs It Off Like A True Pro
Huffington Post - 8 months
Selena Gomez is a true performer -- not even falling can throw her off her game. During the Tulsa, Oklahoma, stop on her Revival tour, the 23-year-old wiped out onstage while performing her latest hit, "Kill Em With Kindness." Like a pro, Gomez laughed it off, got back up and proceeded to joke about the tumble.  "First fall on the whole damn tour. Can you believe it? In Tulsa, Oklahoma?!" she said to the crowd as she chuckled. "Well, I'll be damned."  Selena fell during #KillEmWithKindness! #RevivalTourTulsa pic.twitter.com/PsK6JUjQg6 — Selena Gomez News (@SelGomezNewsCOM) June 20, 2016 “Primeiro show da Revival Tour que eu caio.” - Selena. HAHAHA! Selena escorregou e caiu no chão. Ela está bem! #RevivalTourTulsa A video posted by Selena Gomez Brasil (@selenagomezbr) on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:14pm PDT Gomez's spill comes just after Justin Bieber's nasty wipeout in Saskatoon, Canada. (The Biebs took a spill in April of this year, ...
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Only Justin Bieber's Ego Is Bruised After His Latest Fall From Grace
Huffington Post - 8 months
During a show in his home country of Canada, Justin Bieber took an unfortunate tumble through a trap door onstage. "Good thing I'm like a cat and landed on my feet. That scared the fuck outta me !" Hahahah omg you can just hear the thunk of him falling #JustinBieber #Purpose #PurposeWorldTour2016 #FellOnStage #LikeACat #FeelBadForTheGuy A video posted by Samantha (@samantha.jaide) on Jun 16, 2016 at 11:28pm PDT As he retreated with signature swag, Bieber suddenly dropped through the stage, landing with an audible thud that was met with a variety of gasps, laughs and screams from his fans.  @JustinBieber knows how to make a dramatic exit!! FALLING HARD in his concert in Saskatoon, Canada on Thursday night. Tag the biggest Bieber fan you know! PerezHilton.com/JustinBieber A video posted by Perez Hilton (@theperezhilton) on Jun 17, 2016 at 1:01am PDT But don't worry. If you think he's crying on his own, well, he ain't. Bi ...
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The Kardashians Make Quite The Appearance At Yeezy Season 3
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Kardashian clan was in attendance for the Yeezy Season 3 event at Madison Square Garden Thursday.  Kanye West presented his third fashion collection during New York Fashion Week with his family supporting him. Kim Kardashian donned a white fur coat and what appears to be a platinum blond wig. Even little Nori had on white, wearing a Yeezus sweatshirt, being carried by aunt Kendall.  Kim, Kourtney, Kendall and North arriving at the #YeezySeason3 at MSG tonight pic.twitter.com/TI9nKqHEhx — Kim Kardashian West (@KKWUpdates) February 11, 2016 The Kardashians and Jenners have ARRIVED for #YeezySeason3: https://t.co/O55jN2Z0rM pic.twitter.com/y1scJV2u9C — ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) February 11, 2016 The Kardashian/Jenners make their entrance at @kanyewest's #YeezySeason3 show! https://t.co/4Fv3VgIpw3 pic.twitter.com/gcBR0Ci1iO — Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) February 11, 2016 Kim, Kourtney, Kendall and North at the #YeezySeason3 ...
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Rihanna Finally Dropped Her New Single 'Work,' Featuring Drake
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Everyone put down your picket signs and stop writing angry letters that Rihanna will never read, because her new single is finally here ... and she brought Drake along, too.  "Work," featuring RiRi's frequent collaborator and onetime boo, was released on Tidal this morning, surrounding rumors that the full album would debut sometime before Friday. "FIRST SINGLE #WORK ft. @Drake from #ANTI is here!! Listen up," Rihanna tweeted to her 55 million followers, along with the single's cover art. She followed up that tweet with another to alert fans that the song is now on iTunes. #WORK feat @drake on iTunes now---> https://t.co/atvJ4EMWCL — Rihanna (@rihanna) January 27, 2016 Bad Gal RiRi must have been taking tips from Frank Ocean, because the gap between new album "Anti" and her last studio effort, "Unapologetic," has been the longest of her career. Over the last year, she's dropped a couple singles, including "Bitch Better Have My Money" and "FourFiveSeconds" (we ...
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18 fast and fluid news apps for iPhone and Android
Yahoo News - about 1 year
The past year has been all about the technology industry infiltrating the publication world. Facebook announced Instant Articles, Google launched an open source platform for publishers with Twitter, and Apple announced its own proprietary News app. At the same time, Flipboard, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and AOL all issued major updates to their respective news apps, showing there is a lot of interest in the world of news on mobile platforms. That said, below are our top picks for the best news apps, whether you’re a die-hard news junkie or merely a casual purveyor of the world affairs. Related:  200 Awesome iPhone Apps | Load your iPad with the best apps in every category New York Times Now The New York Times has one of the best news apps around in NYT Now. Not only does the app sport a cool icon, but it also offers free access to the most important news stories of the day, including those from other sources. A simple refresh will bring up new stories throughout the day, and you can read briefin ...
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Steve Harvey Finally Explains His Miss Universe Mistake
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Steve Harvey Finally Explains His Miss Universe Mistake
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Perez Hilton
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 36
    His daughter, Mia Alma Lavandeira, was born on May 9, 2015, via surrogate.
    More Details Hide Details Hilton released a song called "The Clap" (2008), about gonorrhea, composed and produced by Lucian Piane. The song's music video is from the movie, Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008).
    He became the seventh celebrity to be evicted on February 4, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Hilton starred as Danny Tanner/Bob Saget in Full House! The Musical, an Off-Broadway musical running at Theater 80 in New York City from September 10, 2015 through November 29, 2015. The musical was a satire on the sitcom Full House that aired on the American Broadcasting Company from 1987 through 1995. Hilton premiered his nationally syndicated radio show, Radio Perez, which included updates from his blog, on May 5, 2008. He has also appeared on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
    In January 2015, Hilton took part as a housemate on the fifteenth season of the British reality series, Celebrity Big Brother.
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  • 2013
    Age 34
    Hilton was referring to his first child, Mario Armando Lavandeira III, born on February 17, 2013, conceived with a donor egg and carried by a surrogate mother.
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    He moved to New York City in 2013, stating, "I love New York and that is where me and my growing family want to call home right now".
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  • 2011
    Age 32
    Hilton created and presented four-part British television series, Perez Hilton Superfan for ITV2 in December 2011.
    More Details Hide Details On the January 16, 2012 edition of WWE Raw, Hilton was a special guest referee for a Divas tag team match, between The Bella Twins and Kelly Kelly and Eve, stopping the twins' switch place and win. In April 2012, he appeared on Oprah's Lifeclass live at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, along with Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra, talking about how after his "spiritual awakening", he changed his past celebrity bashing ways and how he had found a new purpose.
    In a September 2011 interview with The Advocate magazine, Hilton admitted that the book was inspired by his own childhood: "I've always considered myself a freak, an outsider, and a bit of an interloper.
    More Details Hide Details I never really fit in with any groups, so I just did my own thing."
    On September 1, 2011, Hilton published a children's book entitled "The Boy With Pink Hair".
    More Details Hide Details Hilton described the book as a story "about every kid that's ever had a dream, felt excluded, wanted to belong, and hoped that one day they could do what they loved and make a difference."
  • 2010
    Age 31
    In 2010, Hilton guest starred as himself in the episode "Wi-Fi in the Sky" on Victorious.
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    On October 13, 2010, Hilton posted a video on YouTube entitled "I'm Going To Be Doing Things Differently", in which he addressed his actions over the previous years, and apologized for bullying celebrities.
    More Details Hide Details Hilton vowed to change the occasionally malicious tone of his website, even if it meant losing readers and revenue. Hilton also announced the launch of three new websites: CoCoPerez.com, which focuses on fashion, FitPerez.com, which encourages physical fitness, and TeddyHilton.com, an animal rights site. Hilton expressed that his own son, Mario Armando Lavandeira III, will likely be bullied as well. Hilton said, "He'll probably be bullied out and about because people might say things to me in front of him when we're in public... That's even one of the reasons why, even though his name is Mario, I call him Perez Jr. I want him to have an alter ego as well so when people do say things that are hurtful about his dad or hurtful about him hopefully it won't hurt as much because they don't really know him. Those people know you as Perez Jr. but you're not Perez Jr. so it doesn't matter what they say."
    In October 2010, Hilton became involved in the It Gets Better Project started by Dan Savage, urging celebrities to support gay teenagers who were being driven to suicide by anti-gay bullying.
    More Details Hide Details This prompted Khloé Kardashian to call out Hilton as her "personal bully", claiming that it seemed hypocritical to make an anti-bullying message at the request of a man who had repeatedly bullied her.
    On June 13, 2010, Hilton posted a Twitter message linking to an upskirt picture of Miley Cyrus, which allegedly showed the singer without underpants.
    More Details Hide Details Since Cyrus was still underage at the time, questions were raised as to whether or not child pornography charges could be raised. The site that he had linked to removed the picture in question. Perez responded to the accusations by claiming that the controversy was "fake" and that Cyrus did wear underwear in the photo in question. Hilton did not re-post the photo for proof. Instead, he linked to another image of Cyrus, supposedly taken on the same occasion, to prove that she had been wearing underwear.
    Hilton's original post featured sarcastic comments such as "Get your money back, ticket holders!!!!" and "Jacko pulled a similar stunt when he was getting ready for his big HBO special in '95 when he 'collapsed' at rehearsal!", in response to Jackson's recently sold out tour through March 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Upon realizing Michael Jackson's death was not a hoax, Hilton immediately deleted the original news post and replaced it with a shorter message that linked to a story at entertainment news site TMZ, which said the singer had in fact gone into cardiac arrest. Hilton has received backlash for the incident, becoming entangled in a Twitter argument with Pete Wentz about the situation.
  • 2009
    Age 30
    In August 2009, X17's lawsuit against Hilton was settled out of court.
    More Details Hide Details The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. On his blog, Hilton is open about his homosexuality and about his desire to out those who he claims are closeted gay celebrities. When former 'N Sync member Lance Bass came out as gay on July 26, 2006, Hilton received criticism for having been partially responsible in the outing. "It upsets me that people think what I'm doing is a bad thing", Hilton told Access Hollywood. "I don't think it's a bad thing. If you know something to be a fact, why not report it? Why is that still taboo?" On November 2, 2006, another celebrity often questioned by Hilton for remaining closeted, actor Neil Patrick Harris, revealed that he is gay. Members of the gay community who have criticized Hilton's outing tactics include Arts & Entertainment Editor of The Advocate Corey Scholibo, AfterElton.com editor Michael Jensen, and Damon Romine, spokesperson for GLAAD. Kim Ficera of AfterEllen.com, wrote,
    On June 25, 2009, shortly after Michael Jackson had gone into cardiac arrest, Hilton posted an article about the star's illness, claiming it was a publicity stunt.
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    On June 25, 2009, however, Hilton did apologize, stating "I am NOT apologizing to GLAAD I am apologizing to the gay community, to anyone who was hurt by my choice of words, and to all the people who have ever emailed me to thank me for all that I have done to fight for gay rights over the last few years."
    More Details Hide Details In addition, he pledged to donate any money won in the lawsuit against Molina to the Matthew Shepard Foundation. In a statement released on its website, Judy Shepard, Chair of the MSF, declined the gift, saying that "because the lawsuit presumably involves the physical attack prompted by Mr. Hilton's admitted use of an anti-gay slur, the Foundation will be unable to accept any funds obtained in such a manner." Hilton received little sympathy in the media over the incident, a fact he addressed in his video blog. John Mayer made comments ridiculing Hilton and the incident on his Twitter page, resulting in a volley of insults between the two. Gawker viewed Hilton's public apology with skepticism, being of the opinion that it was just an attempt to rebuild his "brand" and a possible attempt to prevent Canadian authorities from filing criminal charges against him for his use of hate speech during the Toronto incident.
    In June 2009, Hilton alleged in a video blog that he was assaulted by The Black Eyed Peas' operation manager, Polo Molina, following the 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards after party, where the group's lead vocalist, will.i.am, was DJing; Hilton reported that he was "clocked" in the eye by Molina. will.i.am also released a video statement in which he claimed he had approached Hilton regarding derogatory comments made by the blogger concerning bandmate Fergie and the group's latest release The E.N.D..
    More Details Hide Details During the incident, Hilton called will.i.am a "faggot" (Hilton later admitted in an interview with The Advocate that he originally considered using the word "nigger" instead) in order to get a reaction out of him, and it was at this point that Molina allegedly attacked Hilton. will.i.am claimed the attacking party was a fan, although Molina was detained and appeared in a Toronto court concerning the incident. Hilton later filed a civil lawsuit against Molina, seeking an unspecified amount over $25,000 US to cover medical costs and as compensation for the "humiliation, mental anguish, and emotional and physical distress" that Hilton suffered as a result of the attack. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation called upon Hilton to apologize for using an anti-gay slur against will.i.am during the incident, saying "We have reached out to Hilton and asked him to apologize... and we would ask media outlets to avoid repetition of the slur in their coverage of this story." Hilton initially refused to apologize, saying, "I am saddened GLAAD chose to victimize me further by criticizing me for how I non-violently dealt with a very scary situation that, unfortunately, turned violent."
    Hilton served as a judge for the Miss USA 2009 pageant in Las Vegas on April 19, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details During the Q&A portion of the contest, Hilton asked the Miss California USA representative, Carrie Prejean, whether she believed every state should legalize same-sex marriage. She responded that she believes marriage is between a man and a woman due to her upbringing. After the pageant Perez Hilton made derogatory comments about the contestant and told ABC news "She lost it because of that question. She was definitely the front-runner before that", leading some to believe that the answer directly had caused her to lose the competition. Prejean stated that Miss California USA officials had pressured her to apologize for her statement and "not talk" about her Christian faith. After the pageant, Hilton posted a video blog on his website, where he called Prejean a "dumb bitch" and said her answer was the worst in pageant history. Several politicians and commentators, including gay rights activists, condemned both Hilton and Prejean for making bigoted comments. However, some people, including a few gay rights activists, defended Prejean for exercising her right to free speech, saying that expressing one's views, no matter how offensive they may be, does not justify the use of misogynistic slurs against that person.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 28
    Hilton appeared as a contestant on MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstar, which debuted August 30, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He was eliminated in week 6 of the contest by judges' vote. On September 29, 2007, he hosted a Best of MADtv episode featuring pop culture parody sketches from previous seasons. He has appeared in music videos such as Simple Plan's "When I'm Gone", The Pussycat Dolls's "Hush Hush", Rihanna's "S&M" and in the video of the Latin music Anahí and Christian Chávez "Libertad". Hilton has also appeared in reality shows such as Victoria Beckham: Coming To America, MTV Cribs, The-N's Queen Bees, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Tori Spelling THS and Paris Hilton's My New BFF. In addition to reality television Lavendeira has guest starred as himself in scripted shows such as Privileged. Hilton is also a regular on TV Series TRL, MuchMusic, and Extra where he appears via satellite from his closet studio to talk about gossip.
    On June 26, 2007, Hilton posted an open call on his blog to all of X17's photographers, both past and present, to contact him if they have not been adequately compensated for working overtime or pictures submitted in the past.
    More Details Hide Details Hilton has not used photos by X17 on his website since the suit.
    In June 2007, Hilton's web host dropped his site upon threats of liability in the cases outlined above.
    More Details Hide Details Navarre called this "the first victory, and we put a lot of work into trying to get this to happen." He added, "It's a precedent that's huge. When we were talking to Crucial Paradigm they were saying they were not responsible, dragging their feet. We had to threaten them and show them they were liable. His new host is Blogads, and we're contacting them already."
    Days later, on April 26, 2007, upon arriving at the Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia to attend the MTV Australia Video Music Awards, Hilton was served with a lawsuit by celebrity photo agency PhotoNews claiming C$4,200 in damages for his alleged unauthorized use of a single copyrighted paparazzi photograph of John Mayer and Jessica Simpson.
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    On April 23, 2007, a consortium of five celebrity photo agencies filed a joint lawsuit in federal district court in California against Hilton, claiming more than US$7 million in damages from 25 instances of alleged copyright infringement.
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    On March 9, 2007, a judge ruled that Hilton could continue operating his website while the lawsuit remained before the courts.
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    On October 11, 2007, a judge cleared the way for Hilton to be deposed in an ongoing defamation suit brought against him by DJ Samantha Ronson, after a post on PerezHilton.com claimed that she had planted cocaine in friend Lindsay Lohan's car and set Lohan up to be photographed while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
    More Details Hide Details Hilton's report was a repetition of gossip initially posted on CelebrityBabylon.com. The judge was informed in court that the owner of that site has already settled the case with Ronson. On January 23, 2008, Perez Hilton was awarded $85,000 by Superior court Judge Elihu Berle in this lawsuit filed by Ronson. Hilton has attracted lawsuits due to his use of video footage of celebrities on his blog. He was named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by attorneys for Irish actor Colin Farrell on July 18, 2005, after posting a link to Farrell's sex tape with then-girlfriend Nicole Narain on his site and on February 20, 2007, a lawsuit filed against him by Universal City Studios Productions LLP for posting a topless image of actress Jennifer Aniston that was allegedly "misappropriated and illegally copied" from unreleased footage from her 2006 motion picture The Break-Up.
    A suit against Hilton for copyright infringement was filed by Zomba Label Group on October 11, 2007, stating that Hilton illegally posted recordings by Britney Spears on PerezHilton.com.
    More Details Hide Details The illegal postings include at least 10 completed songs and unfinished recordings leaked over a period of three months. The suit asks for real and punitive damages in an unspecified amount as well as legal costs. Spears is not a party to the suit. In March 2008, Hilton announced on his blog that he would no longer blog about artists signed to Sony BMG (which owns Zomba). However, when the lawsuit was settled in November of that year, Hilton ended his boycott and resumed regular blogging about Sony BMG artists.
    Castro appeared in an interview on Cuban television on September 21, 2007, "looking frail but sounding lucid", and mocking rumors of his death.
    More Details Hide Details On September 9, 2009, Perez appeared on The Tyra Banks Show and cited his premature reporting of Castro's death as his "one regret". On September 15, 2008, Terra.com named Hilton the Hispanic of the Year in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. As of October 2014, the popularity of the site is slightly down, PerezHilton.com was ranked by Alexa as the 1,234th most trafficked website on the Internet.
    On August 17, 2007, citing exclusive sources, Hilton announced the death of Cuban President Fidel Castro and claimed that he was the first media outlet in the world to break the news.
    More Details Hide Details Although Hilton claimed that U.S. officials would be making an announcement within hours no announcement was made, and no major media outlets verified Castro's death. The Associated Press later determined that rumors were sparked by a meeting of Miami officials who were to discuss the city's plans when Castro dies. Rumors were further fueled by a road closure in the Florida Keys that was due to a police standoff.
    Hilton claimed that on July 30, 2007, a seemingly "ordinary day", Perezhilton.com had over 8.82 million page views in a 24-hour period.
    More Details Hide Details Other sources dispute the reliability of Hilton's traffic claims. Pop singer Fergie has confirmed that she is referring to Hilton in her song "Pedestal" (2006), in which she criticizes an unidentified person for making negative remarks about her on the Internet.
    Hilton often promotes his favorite up-and-coming musicians by posting streams of their songs under the "Listen to This" category of his blog. London-based singer Mika's 2007 rise to popular success in North America has been partially attributed to Hilton's frequent support.
    More Details Hide Details Hilton and Mika also claim to be friends. During an interview in Cliché Magazine (June/July 2010), Hilton said that he only started blogging as a hobby. "What set my site apart is that prior to PerezHilton.com, most blogs were mainly online journals and diaries, but that never interested me. I wanted to talk about celebrities because they're far more entertaining." On March 11, 2005, within the first six months of Hilton's blogging career, PageSixSixSix.com was named "Hollywood's Most-Hated Website" by The Insider, catalyzing an initial surge in its popularity which temporarily crippled its server.
    However, in early 2007, he was criticized by The Hollywood Gossip blog for ignoring racist and homophobic remarks made by Paris Hilton.
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  • 2000
    Age 21
    After graduating from New York University in 2000 and before beginning his blogging career, Hilton attempted a career as an actor.
    More Details Hide Details He also briefly worked as a media relations assistant for the LGBT rights organization GLAAD, was a freelance writer for gay publications, worked as a receptionist for the NYC gay events club Urban Outings, and was briefly the managing editor of Instinct, a gay men's magazine. He says he started blogging "because it seemed easy". Hilton's angle on celebrity gossip includes an unapologetic desire to mingle with and be a part of celebrity culture. He often describes celebrity awards shows, clubs, and private events he has attended, and posts photographs of himself with the celebrities he writes about under the "Personally Perez" category of his blog. Although Hilton has an affinity for some celebrities, such as Lady Gaga and Sophia Bush, he also has a "vendetta" against certain stars, such as Disney Channel star Vanessa Hudgens and Gossip Girl teen actress Taylor Momsen. Teen phenomenon Miley Cyrus publicized her personal disapproval of Hilton via Twitter to which he replied. Some have suggested, however, that Hilton's proximity to the celebrities about whom he writes has led to biased coverage on his blog. He purports to have befriended Paris Hilton, the source of his stage name and frequent subject of his posts. It has been noted, for example, that he rarely reports on stories or rumors casting Paris Hilton in a negative or unflattering light, and that, unlike most gossip blogs, he often acknowledges and praises her positive achievements.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 17
    Hilton graduated in 1996, and the aspiring actor received a scholarship to New York University.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on March 23, 1978.
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