It’s evident from the lede of John Plunkett‘s article in The Guardian that the reporter is catering to a more erudite British audience. FishbowlLA can’t imagine too many American daily newspaper profile pieces that would begin like this:
Perez Hilton makes for an unlikely Saul on the road to Damascus.
Hilton, who started out with a website called PageSixSixSix.com (before being sued by the New York Post), has indeed come a long way in terms of his own media myth, happily now calibrated to a less mean-spirited tone and diminished fondness for phallic scrawl. Mr. Lavandeira also insists that a report last year suggesting he was offered $20 million for his online empire is complete hooey.