Is Perez Hilton Over?
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Join Date: Oct 2007
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I think he's come to represent mainstream celebrity blogging, and while he occasionally posts exclusive info, he doesn't break stories anymore. I think he's more focused on developing other parts of his mini-'empire' and so the blog is just there for advertisers and to represent what it once was. Because he takes a lot of articles from other places verbatim.
Definitely ONTD and Lainey are my celebrity gossip websites of choice. ONTD because they cover everything and pull a lot from other sites, and Lainey because she provides funny commentary, and I think she represents that not all celebrity gossip has to be 'of the minute' but can include personal thoughts. She's quite selective of what she posts (i.e. no 'sad smut') and isn't really set up to relay breaking news, but more 'behind the scenes' info. I also think she's forged a nice balance of working with celebs and still expressing her opinion. She talks to a lot of celebs for etalk but she doesn't sell out to them like Perez. Even after meeting Buble, she posted that she wasn't sure how she felt about him. Plus, she has good BI's.
So in brief, yes, Perez is over.
It's just amazing how he let the site go so much in favor of mainstreaming himself and building cocoperez and that health website. He doesn't have a voice anymore. And if others are now writing it, he should give credit where it is due. I would've never thought his site would become so blah since he was at the forefront, even before TMZ and Lainey.
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