The definition of a blog, according to Google search, is “a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.” I cannot say that I religiously follow any blogs. However, when I think of one who blogs one person comes to mind. That is the television personality and famous blogger known as Perez Hilton.
Perezhilton.com is a main hub for acquiring juicy celebrity gossip. Although this blog will not teach you how to dress or how to bake a seven layer chocolate cake, it will keep anyone updated on the latest celebrity news. For many this blog may not have important meaning, however, anyone who has the guilty pleasure of following celebrity gossip has heard of Perez Hilton.
Marios Armando Lavandeira, a 37-year-old male from Miami, graduated from NYU, and began his career doing some freelance writing. He began blogging because he thought it “seemed easy.” Perez provides his readers with a constantly updated look inside the lives of popular people in the media.
Perez ruthlessly attacks any figure in the public eye. In a way, his blog serves as a mode of connection between ordinary people and celebrities. The blog is not all negative. Perez does find time to compliment and endorse those figures who he is a fan of. The name of the blog itself mocks celebrity and notorious famous-for-nothing starlet Paris Hilton. This blog is a funny and easy way to consume popular culture and keep updated with the latest celebrity gossip news. Although the main focus is celebrity coverage, Perez will write about anything in the media that he feels deserves to be mentioned or made a mockery of. The site consists of multiple sections which allows the reader to search, limit the genre of posts, and see what is currently trending.
I would say Perez’s blog is targeted for young adults above the age of 17, due to inappropriate content. The main audience attracts those interested in popular culture. I think that pop culture is the best descriptor for a genre of this specific blog. It covers everything from celebrity fashion to updates on celebrity trials.
Another aspect of Perez’s blog consists of tabloid photographs, which he doodles on. He attempts to not only exploit public figures with their wrong (or right) doings, but also add his own comedic twist to ordinary photos that could be seen in a magazine.
As Hilton’s blog became to grow in popularity, he began to make appearances and gave his opinions on celebrities and their behavior. Perez’s blog is extremely consistent. In an interview he once mentioned that he was in his blogging chair for over 12 hours, which is why I think it is so good. Although the validity of the information can be unclear, Perez serves as the link between the ordinary and the famous.