What Perez Sez

 
Celeb blogger brings risque commentary to TV.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Perez talks about celebs and their (mostly questionable) antics. Many of his comments are intentionally catty and insulting. He's Cuban and homosexual, and he frequently makes stereotypical comments about the gay lifestyle and makes a point of discussing the sexual orientation of many of the featured stars.

Violence

Perez provides commentary on celebs' violent behavior, but he's not a violent person, and nothing shown is taking place in real time.

Sex

Strong sexual innuendo, including references (most of which are silly and obnoxious) to genitals, sexual acts, etc. Many references to gay sex.

Language

Frequent use of strong language, ranging from words like "ass," "bitch," "hell," "slut," and "whore," to "s--t" and "f--k," which are bleeped out.

Consumerism

Celebrities and their music, TV shows, movies, and products are highlighted. Some of the interviews feature venues, stores, and restaurants from various cities, including The Palms hotel in Las Vegas. Some brand names are blurred, while others (like Jack Daniels Whisky) are slightly visible or briefly mentioned.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some celebs are seen smoking and drinking. Bottles of hard liquor are visible. Some references to celebrity drug use and stints in rehab.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this gossip/celebrity news series stars influential celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and highlights the questionable behavior of many popular celebrities (including stints in rehab, violent incidents, and more). While Perez is very knowledgeable about the entertainment industry, his commentary and interviews are filled with silly and often crude sexual humor (not to mention salty language, from words like "bitch" and "whore" to bleeped uses of "s--t" and "f--k").

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What's the story?

Celebrity news blogger Perez Hilton moves his gossip talk from the Web to the small screen in WHAT PEREZ SEZ. Calling himself the \"Queen of Media,\" the out-and-proud Perez shares his thoughts about anything and everything pertaining to celebrities, from red carpet fashions to run-ins with the law. In each installment -- which is as much about Perez as it is about the folks he talks about -- Perez shows highlights from the latest awards show and interviews the celebs who are willing to speak to him. His silly, often crude humor is full of profanity and strong sexual innuendo. Some of his favorite topics include talking to people about the size of their genitals and discussing his lust for specific musicians.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

As obnoxious as he can seem on camera, this blogger-turned-TV host has become a cultural icon because of his ability to successfully dish about other cultural icons. While his sharp commentary sometimes seems mean-spirited, it also demonstrates a real understanding of the music and entertainment industry and its role in society today. Time even named him one of the top 100 most influential people of 2007. (Which opens up a whole other can of worms, but that's neither here nor there.)

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about bloggers and their role in today's society. What makes some bloggers so influential? Should they be considered journalists, reporters, or something else entirely? Do you take bloggers as seriously as you do other writers? Why or why not? Families can also discuss celebrity gossip. What's behind our obsession with stars and what they do? Is celebrity news really "news"? Do the majority of people truly care about the wild behavior of stars, or do they care because that's what the media is feeding them?

TV details

Cast:Perez Hilton
Network:VH1
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Adult Written byJBerry April 9, 2008
age 0+
 

Parents BEWARE - NOT for Children

This show is inane babble and has no redeeming value. There are frequent cuss words and some are not bleeped. This 'man' uses his show and website to further his own quest to become a celebrity. 'What Perez Sez' is ABSOLUTELY inappropriate for children...please do not expose your children to this show.
Parent of a 6 year old Written byJulie P November 12, 2008
age 15+
 

The blog is better

He doesn't translate well onto tv as I hoped. His blog and this are pretty entertaining, but mean spirited and too young for under 15 probably. I read his blog daily :) I have to keep up Britney, Lilo, and now the breakup of Guy and Madonna---what will happen to Baby David?

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