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Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton

Highest Rated: 74% Bettie Page Reveals All (2011)

Lowest Rated: 23% Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild (2008)

Birthday: Mar 23, 1978

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

Born on March 23, 1978 in Miami FL to Cuban parents, Perez Hilton - born Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr. - attended the all-male Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami. He graduated in 1996 and moved to New York City, where he attended New York University. He graduated in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in drama and spent his first few postgraduate years working as a media relations assistant for gay rights organization GLAAD, as well as freelancing for a variety of gay publications. He moved to Los Angeles in 2002 to pursue acting, but did not find much success until 2004, when he gave up his acting aspirations to start his own blog, PageSixSixSix.com. Adopting the non de plume, "Perez Hilton" - a take-off on socialite-turned-celebrity Paris Hilton - he began his fateful celebrity-battering odyssey. Within six months, the blog was so popular that Hilton re-launched it as a full-fledged website, PerezHilton.com. He not only keyed in on the climate of celebrity worship, but added a dollop of acid to the mix by writing witty, sometimes mean-spirited captions on the latest celebrity images. While his site continued to attract staggering amounts of traffic, Hilton was often derided for irresponsible reporting and copyright infringement. His practices included outing alleged closeted celebrities. In his biggest lawsuit, photo agency X-17Online filed a lawsuit against Hilton in federal court on Nov. 20, 2006, seeking $7.5 million in damages for copyright infringement. Hilton shot back that his use of their photos fell under the "Fair Use'' exception to the Copyright Act. Eventually other online photo agencies backed up X17, and Hilton lost his host site. Hilton was quickly up and running with a new host and never used X17 photographs again. Although he managed to settle his myriad of lawsuits and returned to bashing celebrities unabated, his website, was dubbed "The most hated site on the internet." Despite the lawsuits and the inevitable backlash by studios and celebrity publicists, the site's popularity soon spilled over into other avenues. The media-savvy Hilton began showing up on news and talk shows to offer catty commentary. Not surprisingly, he was soon offered his own television show. "What Perez Sez" (VH1, 2007), a six-part series, hosted by the blogger. He co-hosted the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, and appeared on a variety of reality television shows - including "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" (Bravo, 2005- ), "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" (MTV, 2008-09) and "Celebrity Apprentice (NBC, 2007- ) - dishing gossip and courting outrage in equal measure. He also became a near-constant presence at red carpet events. In 2008, he also began hosting his own syndicated radio show, "Radio Perez," and appeared in various television series and films, including "Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild" (2008) and "The Hills" (MTV, 2006- ). Although he largely abandoned his acting aspirations after the site took off, Hilton ultimately found bigger fame as a provocateur. In 2009, Perez became a household name outside of the blogosphere when he appeared as a judge in the Miss USA pageant. Hilton sparked a firestorm of debate when he asked the Californian contestant her views on same-sex marriage. Hilton found her answer upsetting and he later retaliated on his site with a volley of angry words. Not long after that scandal, Hilton found himself in the news a second time when he hosted the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto. At an after party, Hilton got into an altercation with Black Eyed Peas manager Polo Molina. As a result, Hilton received scolding from GLAAD and other gay and lesbian organizations. In June 2009, Hilton filed a civil lawsuit against Molina, seeking $25,000 for "battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress." The charges were later dropped.

Highest rated movies

74% Bettie Page Reveals All
67% Going Down in LA-LA Land
33% Most Likely to Die

Photos

Perez Hilton Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne at arrivals for GNOMEO AND JULIET Premiere, El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA January 23, 2011. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Perez Hilton at arrivals for Variety’s 2nd Annual Hitmakers Brunch, Sunset Tower Hotel, Los Angeles, CA December 1, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Perez Hilton at arrivals for LIFE SIZE 2 Premiere Screening, the Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, CA November 27, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Perez Hilton at arrivals for 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA April 1, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Perez Hilton at arrivals for AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL Opening Night, Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center, Los Angeles, CA December 16, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Perez Hilton at arrivals for AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL Opening Night, Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center, Los Angeles, CA December 16, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Perez Hilton at arrivals for ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK Book Release Party, Rooftop at the Roosevelt Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA October 18, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Perez Hilton at arrivals for ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK Book Release Party, Rooftop at the Roosevelt Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA October 18, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne at arrivals for GNOMEO AND JULIET Premiere, El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA January 23, 2011. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Perez Hilton at arrivals for GNOMEO AND JULIET Premiere, El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA January 23, 2011. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Victorious, Perez Hilton (L), Victoria Justice (R), 'Wi-Fi in the Sky', Season 1, Ep. #9, 08/27/2010, ©NICK Glee, Perez Hilton, 'Nationals', Season 3, Ep. #21, 05/15/2012, ©FOX Girl Meets World, Rowan Blanchard (L), Perez Hilton (R), 'Girl Meets Texas: Part 3', Season 2, Ep. #22, 10/18/2015, ©DISNEYCHANNEL The Talk, from left: Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood, Perez Hilton, Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, 10/18/2010, ©CBS The Talk, from left: Sheryl Underwood, Perez Hilton, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, 10/18/2010, ©CBS The Talk, from left: Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Perez Hilton, Aisha Tyler, Julie Chen, 10/18/2010, ©CBS The Talk, from left: Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood, Perez Hilton, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, 10/18/2010, ©CBS Girl Meets World, Rowan Blanchard (L), Perez Hilton (R), 'Girl Meets Texas: Part 3', Season 2, Ep. #22, 10/18/2015, ©DISNEYCHANNEL Platinum Hit, Perez Hilton, 'Snap, Crackle...Pop!', Season 1, Ep. #9, 07/29/2011, ©BRAVO

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 94% American Reject Unknown (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship Self - 2021
No Score Yet 100% Viral Beauty Self - 2017
No Score Yet 70% We Love You, Sally Carmichael! Self $113.3K 2017
No Score Yet 18% WTF! Donnie (Character) - 2017
33% 10% Most Likely to Die Freddie (Character) - 2015
74% 61% Bettie Page Reveals All Unknown (Character) $102.4K 2011
67% 48% Going Down in LA-LA Land Ricky (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 74% Paradise City: Degrassi Goes Hollywood Self - 2009
23% 35% Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild Self - 2008
No Score Yet 22% Campfire Stories Kenny (Character) - 2001

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet MTV Cribs Self 2023
50% 31% The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist Self 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Very Very Best of the '70s Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011-2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Worst Cooks in America Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pop Game Guest 2017
80% 88% The Jim Gaffigan Show Himself (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010 2012-2016
No Score Yet 86% Girl Meets World Himself (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 89% Hot in Cleveland Teddy (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Next Top Model Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2010 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet World's Cutest Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
78% 82% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Perez Hilton (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012
70% 72% Glee Self 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perez Hilton All Access Host 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Girls Club Host 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kourtney and Kim Take New York Self 2011
No Score Yet 77% Victorious Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Degrassi: The Next Generation Self 2009
No Score Yet 29% Keeping Up With the Kardashians Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
63% No Score Yet Privileged Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Radio Unknown (Guest Star) 2008