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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.”

Ah yes, the dreaded publicist email smiley face. On that level, we give Hilton’s flack :-( :-( :-( . The only good news for @Confidential is that there should be more opportunities in the near future to corner Hilton in NYC.

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