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Have you heard who Bieber is seeing these days? Guess what Kim and Khloe are in the news for today! What’s happening with all black Hollywood stars boycotting the Oscars this year? And wait, Amy Schumer said what?
We’ve already talked about a few of the hottest celebrity news sites, but that list could use with some updating. For people who know JLaw means Jennifer Lawrence and not Jude Law, these are the sites you should bookmark to keep up with gossip from tinsel town.
TMZ, or Thirty Mile Zone, is one of the biggest and most popular celebrity news website’s in the world, and already made it to our list of the best entertainment sites. Each article highlights the celebrity name right at the top to easily scan news, along with categories and tags for specific types of news. And hey, listicle roundups too!
What Makes It Great: TMZ regularly breaks some of the biggest celebrity news. It was the first to cover Mel Gibson’s drunk-driving incident, Rhianna’s police photos after Chris Brown attacked her, and Michael Jackson’s death!
Perez Hilton started as one man’s look into the world of celebrities, but grew into something far bigger as he started leaking gossip that no one else knew about, allegedly due to his friendships with several stars. Hilton isn’t the most reliable source of news, but he is definitely the most entertaining.
What Makes It Great: In covering celebrities, Hilton has become somewhat of a celebrity himself. He has got pop stars writing songs about him, he’s often on talk shows and reality TV, and he’s quite open about his likes and dislikes — in fact, the bias is half the fun.
Hollywood Life’s approach to news is simple: If it’s entertaining to read or see, it’s worth writing about. From celeb gossip to fun tidbits like a great talk show appearance, the portal serves both outsiders and insiders. Plus, they often break news with astonishing detail before anyone else has even heard of it.
What Makes It Great: Bonnie Fuller has been writing about the entertainment industry for over 35 years. That’s a whole lot of contacts and a deep network of sources, not to mention industry cred that’s hard to come by. Fuller is the driving force behind Hollywood Life, and makes it a must-read for anyone interested in what’s up in tinsel town.
Dlisted is a one-man show, as author and site owner Michael K does all the writing and digging. He is known for his snarky writing style and no-holds-barred approach, but it’s shorter and more to-the-point than other sites.
What Makes It Great: Even though he’s alone, Michael is able to cover certain celebrities with unprecedented depth, like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.
The online edition of the UK’s second biggest daily newspaper is unashamed in its coverage of pop stars, actors, and other celebrities from Britain. From showing a bit of skin to coverage of what stars are doing on Instagram, the Daily Mail has a little bit of everything.
What Makes It Great: A lot of Hollywood stars actually hail from Britain or spend much of their time there. The Daily Mail is the best destination to find out what’s happening amongst the showbiz crowd in England.
Anyone interested in glitz and glamour knows the “E!” logo and everything it stands for. E! Online, the website of Entertainment Television, is the one-stop-shop for all the entertainment news you can handle.
What Makes It Great: Exclusive video clips are the best part about E! Online, sourced from its mothership. Also check out “Red Carpet”, where E! Online gathers exclusive pictures and videos from parties, movie premieres, award shows, and other major events.
You want to see pictures of hot stars or find out who is dating who? The Superficial will keep you up to date, and is unafraid to publish NSFW photos (Not Safe For Work, in case you didn’t know Internet slang) or other risque content as well. Adults only, please!
What Makes It Great: The Superficial realizes how skin-deep this celebrity-obsessed news game is, so it’s glad to play its part unabashedly. Plus, it has a troupe of talented writers who are able chuck enormous snark into each article, taking out the “serious” tone others might use and treat it for what it is: a hilarious, vicarious look at the lives of the rich and famous.
The world of showbiz has its fair share of teens and young adults, whose lives are obviously far different than their older colleagues. Just Jared Jr., a part of the Just Jared celebrity news network, focuses on younger celebs who are often overshadowed by the industry’s heavyweights.
What Makes It Great: The focus on youth sets Just Jared Jr. apart from the rest of the sites, making it the go-to destination if you want your fix of news on anyone from Justin Bieber to Demi Lovato.
Tech readers will know Techmeme, one of the best aggregators of tech news. WeSmirch is part of the same network as Techmeme and caters to celebrity news, collating only the most important happenings in the world of glamour.
What Makes It Great: Much like Techmeme, WeSmirch is incredibly easy to read and digest a lot of content. A headline, a quick blurb, and a picture — all arranged from the hottest item of the day to the least important. Everything is kept to one page, and updated daily.
While WeSmirch has a group of editors who aggregate that news, Reddit’s r/entertainment community is powered completely by regular users. Standard Reddit rules apply, so you can find trending news, sort by most recent, or jump into conversations to talk about any item. Almost everything will be a link to a site, so you’ll be going back-and-forth often.
What Makes It Great: Since it’s powered by the people, you aren’t being subjected to any media bias or preferential treatment. Plus, you get news from a wide variety of publications.
Your Favorite Celeb Gossip Source?
This is just the tip of the iceberg, of course, and the Internet is full of websites that talk about what’s happening in the lives of celebrities. What kind of celebrity news do you like?
If you love to follow celeb gossip and entertainment news, we want to know where you get your fix. Drop a line in the comments below!
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