Photographer Robert Caplin is suing Perez Hilton for copyright infringement after the gossip blogger used photos taken by Mr. Caplin of Glee actor Darren Criss on his site without permission, according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Federal Court.
According to the complaint, Mr. Hilton published 14 copyrighted images on PerezHilton.com and added his own watermark over the photographer’s. Mr. Caplin is asking for damages of $2,100,000 ($150,000 per photograph).
The Amanda Show
Amanda Bynes was arrested Thursday night after reportedly throwing a bong out the window of her midtown apartment. The former child star was charged with reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana.
For anyone who’s been tracking Ms. Bynes’s recent activity—especially anyone who’s been following her on Twitter—news of Ms. Bynes’s latest Read More
About 41 minutes ago (according to Tweetdeck), Modern Family actress Sophia Vergara wrote an angry message to Perez Hilton:
mobi.perezhilton.com/2013-02-27-sof… this is not news.this is desrespectfull.we know everyhing we need to know about my brother’s death.
We followed the link and were surprised to find that the article was missing, and replaced by a new “Top Story” on the Hollywood gossip blog:
The Lady and the Dance
Braving the elements on a rainy October Monday, we headed to the West Village for a Cointreau-cum-cabaret soirée headlined by the inimitable Dita Von Teese. As we ascended the spiral staircases, cocktails were being served up at every corner by bartenders who were far more … enticing than the limp canapés on offer.
At a crowded movie premiere in Midtown recently, The Observer witnessed a young movie and TV star—a dashing young man who’s been involved with several starlets despite whispers about his close relationships with other men—sitting for the entire party in close conversation with a well-groomed gent, even as his co-stars circulated. As we passed, the Read More
A selection of celebrities who have recently attended Cirque Du Soleil and been summarily featured in press on People or Us Weekly‘s web sites or PerezHilton.com, placed in ascending order of desperation for publicity:
Avid Life Media, owner of sites like HotorNot.com, has teamed up with two gossip bloggers, Zack Taylor and Nik Richie, to make an offer on Mario Lavandeira’s gossip site PerezHilton.com for $20 million, according to Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan.
Mr. Taylor and Mr. Richie might use traffic to Mr. Lavandeira’s site to boost the Read More
A couple of years ago, Jordan Osher spotted Kanye West in SoHo, chomping on a hotdog and spilling mustard on his shirt. Naturally, he took a picture.
“You get a photo of it and, what do you do with it?” Mr. Osher asked The Observer. Well, put it on the Internet, of course! “The average Read More
It turns out that celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe is not as thick-skinned as you would expect of someone who has spent so much time standing alongside such oft-photographed personalities as Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie. In the most recent episode of The Rachel Zoe Project, which was filmed earlier this year, Ms. Zoe Read More
How does Perez Hilton, a.k.a. Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr., deal with the criticism of his bitchy eponymous gossip Web site? “I cover myself in baby oil!” said Mr. Hilton, 29, at the launch party for PMbuzz.com—a new online nightlife social network co-founded by Danny Epstein, a 21-year-old entrepreneur, and his father, Fred—at the subterranean, heavily Read More