by Free Britney at

John Mayer has a message for the celebrity gossip world - particularly websites that think they're all that: You can't hang with the best in the biz.

"Snarky gossip bloggers, take heed," Mayer writes on his blog, "You will never have a better knack for cutting people down than Don Rickles does."

In reference to the legendary comc who insults everyone, including members of his audiences, Mayer continues, "You owe much of your success – both pecuniary and otherwise – to the groundwork laid by [Don Rickles]."

Legendary comedian Don Rickles and his #1 fan.

After watching Rickles, 82, perform at Connecticut's Foxwoods Casino, Mayer says, "He made Perez Hilton look like a sycophant. Nobody - and I mean nobody - has what it takes to point out a morbidly obese man in the front row and call him out on it in song" – noting that the man himself laughed hysterically at the bit.

The lesson learned, says the singer-songwriter: "If you're going to make someone laugh at the absurd, tell some truth with it; if you're going to make someone cry, give them a silver lining to look to; and if you're going to insult someone, as the legendary Don Rickles has for the last 55 years, end it with a wink and a smile."

That's good advice. We'll keep those tips in mind, John. Do you own stock in Don Rickles or something? Go write some lame songs, you douchebag. ;-) :-)

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by Free Britney at

Trust us, it's for your own good.

The singer-songwriter took a break from wining and dining Jennifer Aniston Tuesday night, and things got a little rough for a celebrity gossip photographer who tried to procure a picture of the crooner but got too close for his bodyguard's liking.

Mayer dined with a friend at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, then departed out the front door, right into the belly of the celeb news monster.

So to speak.

As the douchebag musician ducked into his BMW, his bodyguard shoved a celebrity gossip cameraman to the ground, briefly grabbing him by the throat in the process.

The photographer, Marc Rhea, immediately stood up and started screaming at Mayer & Co. before visiting a Tarzana hospital to make sure he had no serious injuries.

Rhea has not filed a police report. Yet. Here's the altercation ...

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by Free Britney at

Singer John Mayer did not address his alleged make-out session with celebrity news blogger Perez Hilton during an XM radio interview yesterday.

He did, however, bash Perez Hilton personally more than once.

He complained on the radio that the general public "are people who ... couldn't name me three songs off one record, but get onto a blog and go to the comments and say, 'Well, he was with that dog so-and-so. He probably smells like butt.' You know, people try to like do the Perez Hilton syntax, and it's terrible."

Umm... sure thing John!

Mayer also said that when Perez Hilton got his own VH1 reality show, What Perez Sez, "that was the moment when the Fourth Wall broke."

John Mayer is hitting back against Perez Hilton and celebrity gossip in general ... although he's not denying that their alleged make-out session took place.

"I have never seen it, but that was the moment that the wall broke, and we realized that these people don't really hate celebrities," John Mayer said.

"They just want to be actually in there."

NOTE: We're starting to believe Perez more and more on this one.

Mayer said he expected more Hilton / celeb gossip copycats to emerge and get even nastier when it comes to critiquing news and celebrities' every move:

"There are 14-year old kids who think "Ehh, good Perez Hilton, but not good enough: I must add to that.... (typing) ... he's actually a douchebag!'"

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