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The Internet’s King gossip columnist, Perez Hilton, doesn’t seem like he would have time to sit down for a meal or – in his case – a frozen yogurt, but the reality is quite the contrary. Starting Internet news before any of us, Hilton is no doubt a digital legend, which is why we couldn’t help but get his scoop on everything food and lifestyle. After all, you can’t act like you don’t even have the slightest curiosity about what food group Perez Hilton starts his day with…can you?

From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

It would be very fattening. I don’t even want to think about it now. I’m working very hard at being healthy!

How would you say the Internet has changed since starting Perez Hilton in 2004?

Well, it’s changed in so many ways. Back in 2004, there was no YouTube; there was no Twitter; people weren’t yet consuming media on their cellphones. But, despite all that change, I’m still around and very thankful for that and lucky to do what I do and still enjoy it to this day.

How would you define your brand? How have you kept it relevant?

I would define my brand as your alternative to boring celebrity news. I provide a point of view that is fun while talking about a subject that a lot of people are interested in – and I don’t think too much about what my competition is doing. I stay relevant by working hard. What makes my site special and different is me, and what I bring to the table is my filter on celebrity. Nobody else has that.

In this day and age, what is good content?

Good content is something that you think your readers would want to read, which isn’t always what you would like to read. For example, I’m not a major One Direction fan, but I know my readers want to read about them, so I try to provide the best coverage for them.

In terms of gossip, how far is too far? Is there such a thing?

I definitely think “too far” is too far. It’s hard to put rules in writing because there are so many gray areas. I think I’ve learned and grown over the years, and I do things differently now than I did back then. I think sensitive areas are celebrity children and celebrity deaths and I try to be very cautious when dealing with both.

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  1. What a Crock

    September 23rd, 2013

    Hilton is an irrelevant, self-obsessed hack who steals all his stories from other gossip sites. Every answer in this interview is bullcrap.

  2. bnietzsche

    September 23rd, 2013

    “I dont read other blogs”. All the negative GaGa posts are articles and links from other blogs. He’s full of it.

  3. Get..that..chip off your shoulder

    September 23rd, 2013

    Every answer is bullcrap? Yea, he probably loves grills and hates Madonna and Jesus.

    Perez Hilton does a great job of combining ALL celebrity news into one site. He also features new music and up-and-coming artists, which other gossip sites fail to do. AND he has an entire section dedicated to animals. His website stands out from other gossip sites and I am happy TNP is featuring him on the site.

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