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Perez Hilton to Serve as WWE Guest Ring Announcer

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is mixing it up with the WWE, serving as the guest ring announcer this Monday for the Divas match on the Raw SuperShow from the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Yeah, that should go over well with the 15,000 rabid WWE fans who will be in attendance (including yours truly) and likely aren’t fans of Hilton or his blog empire.

The Divas are contributing bloggers to Hilton’s newest project, FitPerez.com, a blog focused on the fitness, health and wellness of celebrities.

Good luck out there, Perez. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Perez Hilton Talks to The Guardian

With Lady Gaga set to kick off the four-part ITV2 series Perez Hilton: Superfan this Wednesday, the Internet’s original celebrity gossiper has been doing some transatlantic PR.

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.

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Would You Wear a Perez Hilton Pump?

You can add shoe designer to Perez Hilton‘s resume.

The celebrity blogger has designed two shoes for ShoeDazzle and their “Celebrity Shoe Design Program for Charity.”

According to the release, “Sparkle” is “a black faux suede pump with silver stud detailing on the heel, platform and dual ankle straps,” and “Shine” is “a casual unisex silver metallic sneaker with stud embellishments and zipper detailing.” Both shoes are available starting on Nov. 11 on ShoeDazzle.com

100 percent of the profits from the sale of his shoes will go to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which addresses LGBT issues in K-12 schools.

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Kinder, Gentler Perez Hilton Launches Perezitos.com

As Perez Hilton approaches the one-year anniversary of a redemptive journalistic makeover, he is adding in kind to a web empire that already includes spinoffs CocoPerez.com and PerezFit.com.

The newest cog in the Perez portfolio is Perezitos.com, focused on celebrity parents and their kids, with advice from pediatricians thrown in for good measure. The man born Mario Lavandeira tells Reuters LA he’s thrilled with his new M.O.:

“I’ve had some people say they miss the old Perez but thankfully, the majority of the comments are people embracing this change and direction, and at the end of the day, the reason I made the shift was for myself,” he said. “I can still be critical, and I am, and I can still talk about celebrities, but I can do it in a way that’s not mean and hurtful and nasty. My new motto is ‘be sassy…’”

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TMZ, Radar Steer Clear of New Group Hollywood Leaks

Launched August 19 via Twitter, the self-proclaimed Anonymous hacker group offshoot Hollywood Leaks has so far busted into Julianne Hough‘s cell phone, the email account of a cast member of the upcoming Tom Cruise movie Rock of Ages and, most notably over the weekend, the cell phone of rapper Kreayshawn.

Considering that this gang is in the business of sharing the same kind of illicit celebrity materials as TMZ and Radar Online, without occasionally having to negotiate a purchase price or pay a licensing fee, it would be interesting to read a tweet from Harvey Levin about Hollywood Leaks or get some kind of POV from the National Enquirer adjacent Radar reporters. But so far, no such luck.

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Perez Hilton and LA’s LBGT Community

Over at KCET, Japhy Grant writes about a recent run-in with gossip blogger Perez Hilton at a West Hollywood GYM Bar dodgeball game. At first glance, the piece may seem like celebrity namedropping, but a full read gives interesting insights on Hilton’s tenuous place in LA’s LBGT community.

Perez and I go way back. We were friends in college, though that friendship took a turn for the worse after I penned a 2006 Salon article entitled “Perez Hilton’s Gay Witch Hunt” in which I accused him of being a “Savonarola in a pink pants suit” after he made the claim that drawing fake semen on Clay Aiken’s face made him a civil rights advocate….

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Mary Hart Gets Ready to Say Goodbye

There’s a whole lot of Mary Hart love being shown in the media this week ahead of her final appearance tonight on Entertainment Tonight. And she deserves every bit of it.

Hart is the Johnny Carson of the entertainment TV news magazine world, retiring at the top of her personal game after 29 years on the air. Joining her for an ET send-off taped yesterday were a number of her former male co-hosts, including the best one of them all, John Tesh. Those two had major on-air chemistry, the kind that LA TV station execs dream of when envisioning ideal local news anchor pairings. The latest crowning tributes include one from Brooks Barnes of the New York Times:

“Without Mary, ET starts to look like what it is–kind of dear and not particularly edgy,” said Martin Kaplan, the director of the Norman Lear Center for the study of entertainment and society at the University of Southern California. “I don’t know how large the cultural niche is for dear in a Perez Hilton, TMZ, Gawker world.”

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On Treme, New Orleans Bounce and ‘Mr. Ghetto’*

If you haven’t seen the above video “Walmart” by Mr. Ghetto, it was only a matter of time. When a friend in New Orleans first sent this to us yesterday it had about 40,000 views. It’s up to nearly half-a-million views now. This thing has viral written all over it.

We bring Mr. Ghetto and his Walmart song up for those of you who have been watching this season of David Simon‘s Treme on HBO. This is what the character of Davis–a New Orleans local–is talking about when he regularly extols the glories of “Bounce.” Davis is constantly harping on Bounce as a legitimate form of musical expression in the great New Orleans tradition. This Fishie personally feels that Treme, though an otherwise wonderful show, is inadvertently sullying the reputation of the city of New Orleans and her citizens. Because, as you can see, Bounce is absolutely ridiculous.

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Perez Hilton in the Year’s Worst Trailer

Even though French filmmaker Christophe Lenoir‘s A * Is Killed is aiming for factually inspired thriller territory, the English language trailer recently posted to YouTube in no way makes that clear. From the bizarre, Perez Hilton talking-head cameo opener to a pair of hilariously phony TV newscasters, it’s got early commenters emphatically asking WTF?

Indian actor Himesh Reshammiya plays a musician obsessed with the death of a Michael Jackson-like pop superstar. The Bollywood performer also supplied soundtrack music:

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Henry Winkler Reels In Memorable Fly Fishing Book

Not very many books are released on a Sunday. But that’s the case with I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River: Reflections on Family, Photography, and Fly Fishing by Henry Winkler, arriving from Insight Editions May 1st.

FishbowlLA got its hands on an advance copy, and our favorite aspect of the 143-page tome – by far – is the way it showcases a celeb’s personal moments in a way that has nothing to do with TMZ, Radar Online, or Perez Hilton doodles. There’s a gracious dedication to attorney Skip Brittenham and late talent agent Leonard Hanzer, a lovely preface by Winkler’s wife Stacey, and this reminder of the old adage it’s who those you know, know:

While sitting at the luncheon table at our oldest son’s wedding, I showed a few photographs I had taken over the years in Montana to Cristina and Tony Thomopolous. They introduced the idea of a book and then introduced me to [literary agent] Jan Miller.

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