Perez Hilton, Tastemaker?!?

perez Hilton and sloane Berrent at Twiistup 3 by Mike Macadaan

Sloane Berrent with Perez Hilton and “Britney’s dirty underwear” by Mike Macadaan at Twiistup 3.

Waking up to this story in the NYT made sent a chuckle of disbelief across the land. Perez Hilton, the ocd-celeb blogger with the funny, unshowered hair and the hastily Photoshopped, illegal photo usage, is now Mr. Lavandeira in the New York Times? In an uncorroborated report that he’s soon to be given his own record label by a major?

The talks are preliminary, and an agreement is not certain, but Mr. Lavandeira could receive $100,000 a year as an advance against 50 percent of any profits generated by artists he discovers and releases…

First McCain and now this — the Gray Lady really is on the fast road to fade to black. They didn’t bother to mention Lavandeira’s tendency to print rumors from unnamed sources as fact — take for example his guaranteed reports of Fidel Castro’s death last year.

Read the story here.