We don’t have an exact tagline. But something like this could work: The Hollywood Gossip: Lawsuit Free and Lovin It!
Unfortunately, for blogger Perez Hilton (aka Mario Lavandeira), the same cannot be said.
A photo agency is suing the celebrity kisser-upper for copyright infringement. The company claims Perez used their images on his website “without permission from the agency, thereby violating federal law.”
The plaintiff is seeking over $7.5 million dollars in damages from Perez for what they say is a loss of profits and injury to their reputation. We’re seeking recognition from Hilton for scooping him on the Lindsay Lohan in AA story.
The photo agency believes their pics have played a large part in the success and profitability of Perez’s website,, which reportedly charges between $9,000 and $16,000 a week for ad space.
Perez told TMZ: “I have yet to be personally served with this lawsuit. My lawyers and I will address the situation when we have the opportunity to review the materials.”
Give it up, Hilton. You’ve been served by The Hollywood Gossip for months now. Have fun shopping at Payless with Brooke Hogan.