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Most notorious uncensored celebrity gossip site.

What parents need to know

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.


Some posts talk about celebrity skirmishes that turned violent.


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


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


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.

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.

What's it about?

Pink-haired 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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why celebrity gossip is so appealing. 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?

Website details

Genre:Fan Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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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 around dudes like Taylor Laytner and Justin Beiber. He is the worst blogger on the face of the earth and never has anything nice to say about anyone besides under aged/ marrried/ normal dudes. I'm not a fan of Miley Cyrus but, what ge says and does to her is horrible and it proves that if there is one website you should never never never never vist. Its his.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Safety and privacy concerns
Educator and Parent Written byJared Galczynski June 4, 2014
I like Perez Hilton, especially his radio shows.
Kid, 10 years old June 21, 2010

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

This website gives celeb gossip sites a bad name.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking