August 9, 2009 |
Perez Hilton is not sorry. He is not sorry for trashing Miss California for saying marriage should be between a man and woman. He is not sorry he accused Michael Jackson of faking it on the day he died ("Heart attack or cold feet?"), though he did redact his post to remove the cynical speculation. He is not sorry he posted photos of Oscar-winning "Milk" screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, avatar of gay family values, having unprotected sex with a porn actor. ("If you make a sex tape or pictures, they will get out. And I will post them!"
December 17, 2006 |
It's hard to know whom to sympathize with in this fight. On one side: the paparazzi who stalk celebrities in their moments of greatest vulnerability — at doctors' offices, with their newborns, when they are falling-down drunk. On the other: a blogger who helps himself to those photos, scrawls puerile comments on them, and posts them on his immensely popular and profitable website. The owners of one L.A. photo agency are so frustrated with what they consider to be blatant theft by self-styled "gossip gangsta" Perez Hilton that they've decided to make a federal case of it. On Nov. 30, X17 Inc., known for the aggressive pursuit of celebrity prey, filed a $7.6-million federal copyright infringement lawsuit against Hilton, alleging that he has used 51 photos without permission, payment or credit.
December 4, 2010 |
There he was on national television, the self-styled "Queen of Mean. " Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton sat bolt upright in an almost-conservative jacket and tie. He pledged: no more nastiness, no more bullying and no more outing of gay men. When I called Hilton this week, it had been a little more than seven weeks since his appearance on "Ellen. " He pronounced himself, yes, nice. Or at least nicer. "I have done what I said I would do," Hilton said. "There is no going back. " In recent weeks, there's no doubt that the Viceroy of Venom, the Prince of Puerile has sheathed his deadliest lance.
March 21, 2013 |
The sleek man at the door bears no resemblance to the chubby pink-haired troublemaker whose snarky website made him as famous as the celebrities he loved to torment with nicknames like Sluttyienna (Sienna Miller), Potato Head (Rumer Willis) or Maniston (Jennifer Aniston). Gone are the schlubby T-shirts and hoodies. A body-skimming gray sweater now conceals rock-hard abs. Gone, too, is the outlandish hair color, replaced by a slightly thinning curly brown mop. His Park LaBrea condo and its Pepto-Bismol-hued room are history.
August 16, 2009
Robin Abcarian's piece (on Perez Hilton, "Wired for Conflict," Aug. 9) was fantastic. It was honest and funny and enlightening. I have mailed Mr. Hilton numerous times, just to let him know he is appreciated and I occasionally throw some fun stuff his way, which sometimes, surprisingly, ends up on his site! I am a straight Mormon from Ohio, and when Prop. 8 passed, I sent him a letter of encouragement, letting him know that not all Mormons are small minded. But more importantly, I told him to have hope.
June 25, 2009 |
Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton filed suit Wednesday against the Black Eyed Peas' manager over an altercation outside a Toronto nightclub that left the gossip maven bloodied and turning to Twitter to summon police help. In the L.A. Superior Court suit for battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, Hilton's lawyer alleged that a "brutal physical assault" by manager Liborio "Polo" Molina capped repeated verbal attacks by the Black Eyed Peas' members Fergie and will.i.am.