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Maria Menounos Serves Up a Big Fat Reality Show

We are longtime fans of Extra co-host Maria Menounos. When Rod Aissa, senior vice president of original programming at Oxygen Media, says in today’s release that she is “ambitious, unconventional and incredibly funny,” he’s right. Especially about the funny part.

Menounos, previously via Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show and other interviews, has relayed her fondness for throwing herself extravagant annual birthday parties. That’s the focus of the debut episode of Chasing Maria Menounos, set for March 18:

Maria goes all out with a luau-themed [June 8, 2013] party that includes a star-studded roster of friends such as Dancing with the Stars dancer Derek Hough, Perez Hilton and Khloe Kardashian. Maria’s 35th birthday takes on a big significance; what starts out as a party becomes about facing down the realities of getting older and leads Maria to rethink the way she wants to live her life. Luckily for her, she can do it with comedic flair.

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Perez Hilton to Star in Gay Dads of New York

The kinder, gentler Perez Hilton era is going into overdrive.

BunimMurrayLogoPer a Bunim/Murray Productions announcement today, the original Internet gossip king is developing a reality show titled Gay Dads of New York. No word yet on who else, if any, other celebrities might be featured. Hilton so far is the marquee name:

Set in New York City, the reality docu-series will follow Hilton, who recently became a single father, and a group of gay dads, single and married, as they support each other through the ups and downs of raising children.

“Up until now, people know me more for my opinions than who I am,” says Hilton. “This show will give viewers the opportunity to get to know the ‘real’ Perez Hilton and my family, as well as some other really dynamic gay dads, and the women that make up their support system. I am a recent transplant to New York City, looking for friends and open to – hopefully – love. To new beginnings and this exciting new venture!”

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Author Brews Frothy Mix of Coffee, Celebrity and Twitter

CoffeeCrazyCoverNYC performer-turned-author Robert Galinsky was kind enough to make us aware of his new book Coffee Crazy: 140 Aha! Coffee Moments from the Conference Room to the Cafe to the Kitchen. It’s out officially next week and really, it’s hard to resist a synopsis like this one:

It’s a book about our national drink with 140 passages, 140 characters or less, and includes 100 passages I’ve authored and 40 passages that I’ve curated exclusively for the book from the likes of: Rosie Perez, David Hasselhoff, Robert Evans, Perez Hilton, Elvira and coffee shops Aroma Espresso, Ninth Street Espresso, The Bean, Joe’s and many more.

Here’s a sneak peek at the kind of content you can expect:

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Perez Hilton Needs a New PR Rep

It sounds like the unnamed rep for Perez Hilton quoted in today’s New York Daily News @Confidential item is completely out of touch.

Ahead of Hilton’s August 16 NYC visit and media round, the rep told the paper that the gossip writer credits every Internet source that he borrows from. This despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.

Even more disappointing, given the genesis of Hilton’s blogging career, is the suggestion that @Confidential’s interview request was turned down because the columnists would not guarantee a “favorable” article:

“What’s the angle?” his spokesman asked. “He’s moving to New York City for a few months, he LOVES it there. I just want to make sure the article is going to be a favorable article :)

While we didn’t promise favorable coverage, we did say we would be “fair.” Perez’s rep replied with, “that’s a pass.”

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Perez Hilton Is a Dad

Who would have expected this a few years ago, when he was posting crotch shots of a then-teenage Miley Cyrus‘ on his site? Perez Hilton is a daddy.

Writes Hilton on his site:

I am ready to announce that earlier this month I was blessed with the birth of my first child, a beautiful and healthy baby boy – with lots of hair on his tiny head!

My family is overjoyed at this newest and most cherished addition.

Hilton told the LA Times a few years ago he wanted to have a child by the age of 35. Today’s announcement made no mention of his son’s surrogate mother or if he plans to raise the child alone.

Photo: Perezhilton.com

Wacky Tabloid Weekly World News Turns to LA Paywall Firm

Remember the Weekly World News, that black-and-white broadsheet next to the supermarket checkout that you used to scan regularly before Perez Hilton, TMZ and Radar Online?

Though it was interrupted by a more recent ownership change, it never fully went away. WWN migrated to the Web only in 2009 and has since slowly doubled its monthly way to a current Top 1,000 Quantcast ranking. However, as we all well know by now, Web traffic does not translate into similar-size bank deposits, so the publication has turned to MediaPass, an LA company specializing in paywall solutions, to help monetize the clicks. From tomorrow’s official announcement:

“We are excited to have a brand like the Weekly World News choose MediaPass to distribute their content in a way that will help them instantly generate revenue, but is also fair to their readers and makes sense within the current paradigm of online publishing and sharing,” said MediaPass CEO Matthew Mitchell. “As a digital-only publication now employing our paywall, there’s no reason they can’t generate the kind of revenue they did at the peak of their print existence…”

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Perez Hilton Has a New Radio Show

Perez Hilton just landed himself another syndicated radio show. The gossip blogger has a new gig with Cumulus Media Networks to host “Perez Nights Live,” with co-host Adam Bomb. The show will, of course, have a celebrity focus and will air weeknights from 7-11pm ET in 50 markets–including Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Detroit.

Looks like LA didn’t make the cut. Noooooooo!

[Photo: Helga Esteb/Shutterstock.com]

Perez Hilton Fronts Another Fashion Disaster

Mario Lavandeira, who makes a good part of his Perez Hilton living ridiculing celebrities, is often caught in the same sort of crossfire. Last fall for example, he placed second on Out magazine’s list of worst dressed gay men, behind Boy George.

Intentionally or not, Hilton added to this wretched reputation when he attended the 45th anniversary bash for The Advocate sporting a Juicy Couture jacket, Longchamp bag, Loudmouth Golf pants and Jeremy Scott shoes. After he shared the photo at right on his site, readers were not amused:

Chrstn7: Sorry Perez but that outfit is a hot mess!! You are trying to be like Lady Gaga by putting on crazy outfits to make a statement but it’s only going to put you on the worst dressed lists.

Alliestp: Do you always have to look like you got dressed in a dumpster?

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INTERVIEW: Michael Lewittes on Becoming a Gossip Cop

Long before e-mail bulletins, tweets and Drudge Report siren headlines, there were alpha-numeric pagers and pay phones. As veteran east coast journalist Michael Lewittes recalls, these now antiquated devices played a key role in one of his earliest moments of reporter triumph.

“One night I was out to dinner and drinks with New York’s police commissioner and deputy commissioner,” Lewittes (pictured) tells FishbowlLA. “Across the pagers came the message that Tupac Shakur has been shot (not when he was murdered, but a previous shooting).”

“I got the scoop,” he continues. “I had to drop a quarter in a pay phone to call the desk at the New York Daily News. Just a few hours later, I was on the subway — en route to work — and the riders were reading the Daily News and our rivals, the New York Post. But only the Daily News had the Tupac exclusive that he had been shot outside of a recording studio on the West Side in New York. And it remained a Daily News exclusive all day long on the radio and news broadcasts.”

“Naturally, today that story would have been picked up in a split second, spread across the globe, and no one would have known it was broken by the Daily News.”

The era of “hat tip” entertainment journalism is replete with theft, cacophonous forward-momentum and miraculously scrubbed errant reports. Which for Lewittes, who moved on from the Daily News to Cosmopolitan, the Post, US Weekly and Access Hollywood, frames his latest gig. Since 2009, he has been calling out bad entertainment reporting on his well-respected website gossipcop.com. And he has, in part, Perez Hilton to thank for this.

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Anaheim Gives Perez Hilton a Warm Welcome

Great job, WWE fans.

You didn’t let me down Monday night when Perez Hilton was introduced as the guest ring announcer during the Raw SuperShow from the Honda Center in Anaheim.

The kids in my section were clueless about who Hilton was, but the adults did their part and showered the gossip blogger with boos during his atrocious segment.

That’s the first and last time we will see Hilton in a WWE ring.

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