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So What Do You Do, James Heidenry, Editor-in-Chief of Star?
The newly installed EIC discusses paying sources, good old-fashion reporting and the hypocrisy of celebrity weeklies.

So What Do You Do, Nina Parker, Producer and Correspondent for The Insider?
The star Hollywood reporter weighs in on the "boys club" of TMZ and gives some honest advice to gossip bloggers.

So What Do You Do, Dylan Howard, Editor-in-Chief of Celebuzz?
The man behind Hollywood's biggest scoops shares tips for entertainment reporters and explains why he doesn't consider TMZ a competitor.

So What Do You Do, Sharon Waxman, Founder of The Wrap?
The entertainment media fixture talks about establishing The Wrap as a credible source, the downfall of trade mags, and why quality content shouldn't be completely free.

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Why Gwyneth Paltrow Is to Blame for Whisper's Failure as a Media Source - Posted October 22, 2014
Earlier this summer, Whisper -- the creepers app that allows people to send and receive meme-ified messages anonymously -- wanted to become a viable news source. The idea: if you have real, possibly unflattering news to share and don't want to be outed by the soothsayers at TMZ, you post it on... [FishbowlDC]

Art (Unfortunately) Imitates Life for Stephen Collins of 7th Heaven - Posted October 20, 2014
Recently, one of the most (seemingly) wholesome actors of the small screen revealed a very dark and disturbing secret -- at least, that's what we thought. Stephen Collins -- who played the pastor/dad on the WB TV sho... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Changed ... And You Won't Believe What Happened! - Posted October 9, 2014
I am usually the first one to point out when Facebook goes off the rails or just does something pointless and stupid. So to be fair to the big enchilada of social media, I have to give it some props for making a move in the right direction and doing its... [AllFacebook]

The NFL, Domestic Violence and the Press Release That Wasn't - Posted October 3, 2014
Today we bring you a guest post from PR/marketing industry veteran Jane Hoffman. Get It Right The St. Valentine's Day massacre of Ray Rice cold-cocking his then-... [FishbowlDC]

Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson: 'We See Dead People' - Posted September 25, 2014
It is no secret that Hollywood is a big cereal town. Full of fruits, nuts, and flakes, you know? Two of the latest big names who decided to uphold that reputation are Goldie Hawn and her daughter Kate Hudson. Just in time for ... [FishbowlDC]

Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson: 'We See Dead People' - Posted September 25, 2014
It is no secret that Hollywood is a big cereal town. Full of fruits, nuts, and flakes, you know? Two of the latest big names who decided to uphold that reputation are Goldie Hawn and her daughter Kate Hudson. Just in time for ... [GalleyCat]

Someone Forgot to Cancel Joan Rivers' Instagram iPhone Promo - Posted September 19, 2014
Question: when did TMZ become a legitimate news source? Early this morning, the site best known for sex tapes and whatever deep dirt they have on Justin Bieber told us that someone forgot to cancel Joan Rivers' pending Instagram iPhone promotion after she passed on to a better place. Here's the image, which... [FishbowlDC]

Joan Rivers Promotes the iPhone 6 on Facebook from Beyond (or via a Forgotten Scheduled Post) - Posted September 19, 2014
The ability to schedule posts on Facebook is generally a useful feature, but... [AllFacebook]

Domestic Abuser Ray Rice Just Lost His Job - Posted September 8, 2014
Today the NFL proved that it is not completely divorced from reality by resolving a crisis it could no longer deny when a video of Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious during an argument in a hotel elevator surfaced on TMZ. We never thought that TMZ, of all p... [FishbowlDC]

Another Word the Media Should Really Learn to Use Properly - Posted July 3, 2014
For what seems like this entire year, the phrase "Breaking News" has been questioned. You may remember a certain Malaysian airline flight that disappeared without a trace. Every story that came out was "breaking news." A rumor was heard: breaking news. A psychic had a dream: breaking news. A news crew may... [FishbowlDC]

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone Create #PRWin for Charities - Posted June 19, 2014
If it ain't broke, do not fix this! paparazzi (n.) 1961, from Italian Paparazzo (plural paparazzi) surname of the freelance photographer... [FishbowlDC]

Louis CK & Judd Apatow Ask TMZ To Take Down Tracy Morgan Crash Video - Posted June 13, 2014
Louis CK and Judd Apatow are asking TMZ (via Twitter) to remove bystander video footage o... [FishbowlDC]

Jonah Hill Gives Good Apology - Posted June 3, 2014
Another day, another celebrity pulling an Alec Baldwin on an innocent professional photographer. This isn't really news, but when TMZ calls your apology "near perfect... [FishbowlDC]

How to Turn a Jeopardy! Contestant into a Viral Celebrity - Posted March 13, 2014
Well...not really. But the Arthur Chu story is an amusing example of TMZ's pitching style. We got an email with the headine "Jeopardy Villain Arthur Chu -- I'm NOT a Bad Guy ... Just Greedy As Hell", which is a generous spin on the man's own comments, to say the least. ... [FishbowlDC]

Drake 'Disgusted' at Rolling Stone, Which Dropped His Cover Shot for Philip Seymour Hoffman - Posted February 13, 2014
Last Friday Rolling Stone told Drake and his media team that it would pull his planned cover for one featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The corresponding interview/profile, posted today after a teaser, also included some negative comments Drake made about friend and collaborator Kanye West's most recent album--quotes... [FishbowlDC]

ICYMI - Trump 2016, DC Snow Storm, Vlad's Abs, & the Biebs - Posted January 21, 2014
In case you missed it, here are some stories that posted across the web in recent history. Donald Trump hints at 2016 White House bid by Lucy McCalmont... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ICYMI - Trump 2016, DC Snow Storm, Vlad's Abs, & the Biebs - Posted January 21, 2014
In case you missed it, here are some stories that posted across the web in recent history. Donald Trump hints at 2016 White House bid by Lucy McCalmont... [FishbowlNY]

Lindsay Lohan Sues Grand Theft Auto V - Posted December 3, 2013
Art imitating life -- if ever there was an example. In what has to be a dire attempt to get back in the spotlight comes teen-star turned crack-ho trollop Lindsay Lohan. She has nothing better to do these days tha... [FishbowlDC]

Gossip Writers: Social Media Made Celebrity Image Management Easier Than Ever - Posted November 25, 2013
(George) Rush and (Joanna) Malloy were two of America's best known old-school gossip columnists, but they decided to call it quits three years ago? Why? In a complaint that will sound familiar to every journalist everywhere, they say they'd had it with celebs' newfound ability to manage their im... [FishbowlDC]

Teddy Bear Org Shamelessly Criticizes Miley for Free Publicity - Posted September 3, 2013
Ever heard of The Teddy Bear Fund? Neither had we--until we read news that the organization, a nonprofit apparently created "for kids and by kids" and dedicated to handing out teddy bears to abused children, contac... [FishbowlDC]

The Friday Dump: Kris Humphries Thinks Lamar Odom Should Fear 'The PR Spin Machine' - Posted August 30, 2013
Today in Oh God, We Went There news, NBA free agent and E! Entertainment property Lamar Odom was arreste... [FishbowlDC]

Weinstein, Toy Company Recall Django Unchained Slave Action Figures - Posted January 18, 2013
Here's a controversy that isn't quite as blatant and ridiculous as the one surrounding Anthropologie's ... [FishbowlDC]

Elmo Resigns After Second Accuser Files Suit - Posted November 20, 2012
Seems like we just can't quite keep up with the ongoing PR crisis surrounding puppeteer Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo. After a man accused Clash of havin... [FishbowlDC]

PR and Porn Part 2: The Insider - Posted October 9, 2012
In yesterday's first chapter of our week-long series "PR and Porn," we introduced you to Br... [FishbowlDC]

PR Diva Death Match: Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj - Posted October 8, 2012
Today in TV Karaoke Competition News: The hottest gossip in the world of tee-vee at the moment appears to involve a battle of egos between new American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj (with a little BabaWa thr... [FishbowlDC]

Is Prince Harry's Strip Poker Scandal Really So Bad? - Posted August 23, 2012
OK, so the web has been abuzz with news of Britain's wild child, the fiery ginger Prince Harry, and his recent all-nude Vegas review. We agree that it looks pretty... [FishbowlDC]

TMZ Retracts Janet Jackson Abuse Story - Posted August 1, 2012
Every once in a while, TMZ gets a story wrong. Their latest goof was a report last week that Janet Jackson had slapped Paris Jackson during a famil... [FishbowlLA]

Celebuzz EIC Dylan Howard: Reporting is More Than Just Getting the Scoop - Posted July 18, 2012
To succeed in journalism, it is important to not only find your story, but to tell it in a way that's different from the competition. (And let's be honest, there is a lot of competition nowadays.) So, to take on that 800-lb gorilla of celebrity news, TMZ, Celebuzz editor-in-chief ... [10,000 Words]

TMZ Disputes KABC's Lindsay Lohan Report - Posted June 15, 2012
According to KABC, Lindsay Lohan was rushed to the hospital after she was reportedly found un... [FishbowlLA]

TMZ Founder Jim Paratore Dead at 58 - Posted May 29, 2012
Television executive and TMZ founder Jim Paratore died Tuesday of a heart attack during a cycling trip in F... [FishbowlLA]

TMZ Releases iPad App - Posted April 6, 2012
In the latest effort to expand their growing news empire, TMZ has released their first app for the iPad. The app includes all of the things you've come to love on the website (stories, videos, photo galleries) but optimized for iPad/iOS5 users. While I still prefer to read their articles within a web... [FishbowlLA]

TMZ on the Move to Marina del Rey? - Posted February 23, 2012
Goodbye, Hollywood. Hello, Marina del Rey? The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Thursday that TMZ is close to signing a 10-year lease for 36,000 square feet of offic... [FishbowlLA]

Lawsuit Filed Against Playboy For Favoring Women - Posted November 28, 2011
Steve Frye attended the "Lace Meets Leather" party at the Playboy Mansion and was blown away by the fact that men had to pay $1,000 while women got in for free. He was so blown away by having to pay that Frye... [FishbowlLA]

Showing Up Is Only Part of the News Media Battle - Posted November 9, 2011
The decision about which news stories media outlets cover live has been front and center in the wake of Monday's press conference with one of Herman Cain's accusers, Sharon Bialek, and her lawyer, Gloria Allred. So naturall... [FishbowlDC]

Unlike Everyone Else, WH Has Only a Few Words To Say About Weiner - Posted June 13, 2011
While both Democrats and Republicans are called for Rep. Anthony Weiner to vacate his Congressional seat, the White House is saying little about Weinergate. ... [FishbowlDC]

Rep. Giffords Photos Released to Stave Off Paparazzi - Posted June 13, 2011
[caption id="attachment_22549" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Photo: P.K. Weis/ for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords via Facebook"][/caption] Photographs of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was critically injured during ... [FishbowlDC]

A New Model for Celebrity PR - Posted April 8, 2011
"She's in your face and sure of herself, and she has no filter." This, from a profile in Thursday's ... [FishbowlDC] Taps People Senior Editor David Caplan as Managing Editor - Posted October 7, 2010
The destination for all things fabulous now has a managing editor: David Caplan assumed the post for, which was launched by... [WebNewser -]

No Right To Privacy For Tila Tequila, Sluts - Posted October 7, 2010
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has rejected Tila Tequila's request for an injunction against the release of a sex tape, reports TMZ. Tila has sa... [FishbowlLA]

Oksana Grigorieva asks Judge to Make Mel Pay for PR - Posted September 9, 2010
Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend wants him to pay her PR bills, Fox reports ... [FishbowlDC]

New Law to Curb Paparazzi - Posted September 3, 2010
The California Assembly has approved a bill that will impose big-time penalties on overzealous paparazzi. Under the new law, any photographer that break... [FishbowlDC]

Matt Donnelly: Yet Another Journo Joins Buzznet - Posted October 2, 2008
Matt Donnelly leaves E! (again), and this time -- maybe -- for good! Donnelly informed us that "after a great couple of months wit... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 24, 2008
More on Angler: Barton Gellman has been getting... [FishbowlLA]

That Kanye Video - Posted September 12, 2008
... [FishbowlLA]

TMZ Destroys A Kid's Life - Posted April 30, 2008
TMZ published the name of an underage alleged sex crimes victim. Super classy, guys. Tune in later, when Harvey Levin randomly selects one L.A. preschool sandbox to defecate in during recess. ... [FishbowlLA]

L.A. Times Scoops the Snoops: How Ornstein Got the Dirt - Posted April 3, 2008
Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Charles Ornstein speaks to us about his story in today's LAT which details yet another breach of confidentiality at UCLA Medical Center: 1. How did you get this story? Just ... [FishbowlLA]

Harvey Levin Bags Lindsay Lohan - Posted April 3, 2008
Lindsay Lohan shows up to t... [FishbowlLA]

Sex Offender Stalks Young Starlets For Fun And Profit - Posted September 24, 2007 is reporting that TMZ has employed a registered sex offender/paparazzi, Glenn "G-Hollywood" Gurniak. If this story sounds familiar, it's because ERS had previously reported that ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 18, 2007
Chemerinsky Coverage: Columnist Dana Parsons chides UCI chancellor Michael V. Drake for being such a bonehead. As does Op/Ed assi... [FishbowlLA]

Sundown on Sunset: Initial Acts of Violence - Posted August 24, 2007
KNBC's Laurel Erickson gets physical with a Telemundo techie. NYU's Jay Rosen slaps Michael Skube around in the LAT. JT LeRoy... [FishbowlLA]

TMZ: The AntiChrist Aftermath - Posted August 15, 2007
Ray Richmond and Tabloid Baby team up to take on TMZ. Luke Ford also got in on the action, but then he would, wouldn't he? ... [FishbowlLA]

Merv Griffin Dead of Prostate Cancer at 82 - Posted August 13, 2007
Merv Griffin, TV legend, is remembered by everyone. Semi-legend Ray Richmond, who worked for Griffin, has the best anecdotes, recounted at length. The Ramtha story is fabulous. Cynthia Littleton ... [FishbowlLA] Gets New Digs - Posted July 20, 2007
Attention celebrities (I know some of you read our site): The Associated Press of sleaze is moving closer to the Hollywood sign: On Monday, TMZ will relocate to 8033 Sunse... [FishbowlLA]

TMZ Sued Over Simpson Book - Posted June 20, 2007
TMZ got slapped with a lawsuit over the posting of the O.J. Simpson book. An excerpt from If I Did It appeared on the website (lifted straight from Pirate Bay) and the federal bankruptcy trustee filed an emerg... [FishbowlLA]

O J Simpson Book Leaked Online--Will TMZ Share with Goldman Family? - Posted June 20, 2007
Leaks, leaks, leaks. O.J. Simpson's book, If I Did It, shows up at TMZ, and if it's the real deal, his ghost-writer had a strong stomach. Sample: "I noticed the knife in Charlie's hand, and in one deft move I removed my right glove and snatched i... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted March 20, 2007
Paging Innovation Editor: This TMZ-goes-to-DC story is five days old. Why is it being teased from the LAT homepage as new? ... [FishbowlLA]

Sundown on Sunset - Posted March 16, 2007
Maybe it's all that exposure from BrooWaha, but we've been hit with an inordinant number of MySpace friend requests. While we slog through those this weekend, the rest of you can enjoy a few tasty news nug... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA 20 Questions with Joy A - Posted March 5, 2007
Pop On The Pop is much, much more fun than any of those big-boy celeb gossip sites, and here's one reason why: Joy A (pictured here showing off her lovely eyelids). We ask Joy A our patented 20 Questions to find out what makes her "pop." The answer? Jake Gyllenhaal,... [FishbowlLA]

Bonnie Fuller Seeking New Gig, Says NY Post - Posted March 2, 2007
Bonnie Fuller, editorial director of American Media, is sniffing around for a new job, according to Keith Kelly in the NY Post. Allegedly, she'd been talking to Hachette Filipacchi and TMZ, b... [FishbowlLA]