If you log onto perezhilton.com, you will be logging onto quite an informative website. The blogger, Perez Hilton, posts news stories BUT more importantly the latest in Hollywood gossip.
You may think that this “fandom” is about following the celebrity, but after years of blogging, Perez Hilton is the topic of fandom. He has raised awareness for gay rights issues, the political election, all the while drawing penises on his least favorite celebrities.
Perez’s blog gets millions upon millions of clicks a day, many even getting his updates sent to their phones.
Reader Brittany Buhler, 19, said, “I can’t live without my Perez. I get it sent to my Blackberry, and I read it during class.” Buhler also admitted to “hating” celebrities Perez does not care for as well.
For example, Perez idolizes Madonna and Angelina Jolie, but he writes negatively of Jennifer Aniston or as he writes “Maniston.”
Buhler said, “I hate Jennifer Aniston. Or really anyone Perez hates. You really become one with him after becoming a devoted reader.”
Perez has the most viewership of any website for 18-25 year old women besides Facebook, a social networkign site.
“Perez Hilton really has become more than just a gossip blog about Britney Spears. I think a lot of girls read about Barack Obama when they might not have picked up a newspaper,” Natalie Polen, 18, said.