PerezHilton

Website review by
Denise Duval, Common Sense Media
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Most notorious uncensored celebrity gossip site.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 12 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

Many posts make fun of celebrities' physical appearances. The site mocks celebrities while ingratiating itself to them at the same time. Some posts spark racist or religious slurs.

Violence

Some posts talk about celebrity skirmishes that turned violent.

Sex

Uncensored shots of topless celebs or celebs exiting vehicles sans underwear. There are also many references to celebrities' sexual antics.

Language

Language is fair game. Many appearances of "f--k," "s--t," "c--t."

Consumerism

Many ads on the site, some for products not appropriate for kids, such as alcohol, dating services, and sex toys.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Celebrities partying, drinking, and going to rehab.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is one of the juiciest and most non-kid-friendly places for celebrity gossip. Perez hones in on Hollywood's most notorious celebs, so there are many references to drinking, drug use, sex, and physical appearance. Posts are irreverent, very tongue-in-cheek, and often cruel, and language in both the posts and the comments isn't safe for kids (many appearances of "f--k" and "s--t"). Comments can also turn into a free-for-all of ethnic, religious, and racial slurs (most recently, a post about Madonna's visit to Israel sparked an outburst of anti-Semitism). Uncensored versions of celebrity photos show breasts and underwearless crotches. The site has a healthy amount of advertising, including some for alcohol, dating sites, and sex toys.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJared Galczynski June 4, 2014
I like Perez Hilton, especially his radio shows.
Adult Written bymissdiva15 April 9, 2008
Teen, 16 years old Written byteamjacobgirl2.0 December 13, 2010

Parents beware

Common sense, why are you being so nice and giving this stupid site 2 stars? That is way way way to nice for someone idiot who wears pink and draws hearts aroun... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old June 21, 2010

Stay away from that site!!!!!!!

This website gives celeb gossip sites a bad name.

What's it about?

Pink-haired PerezHilton.com founder Mario Lavandeira calls himself the "Internet's most devilish gossip columnist." He's famous for his trademark white pen, used to embellish photos on his site with things like drug residue under nostrils, and unflattering appendages. He's also developed a reputation for "outing" celebrities on his site, and being unapologetically fickle. Perez recently set a traffic record with 8.82 million page views in 24 hours, and his TV show What Perez Sez (definitely safer for kids than the Web site) on VH1 was already popular after week one.

Is it any good?

Celebrity gossip is a guilty pleasure, but Perez isn't covering it in a way that's appropriate for kids.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why celebrity gossip is so appealing. PerezHilton.com covers many celebrity lawsuits. Why do so many celebrities seem to be constantly at odds with the law? Also, for someone who earns a living making fun of celebrities, Perez Hilton seems to go out of his way to be photographed with them. Is he trying very hard to be a celebrity himself? How has the blogosphere changed the way we view celebrities and the news in general?

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