Pop Culture: Perez Hilton

PerezHilton.com becomes huge hit

The era of mean-spirited celeb blog coverage reached its height when Perez, aka Mario Lavandeira started Perezhilton.com, complete with upskirt pix, gay celeb outings, obscene drawings and verbal insults. Everyone complained how terrible he was, but everyone clicked on the website and stayed there for hours at a time, turning Perez into a feared and powerful force in Hollywood.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.