JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Celebrity juice, not from concentrate: Perez Hilton, gossip blogs, and the new star production

Anne Petersen

Anne Petersen is a graduate student at the University of Oregon, where she focuses on Film Studies within the English Department. She first realized she wanted to write about films (rather than books) after seeing John Wayne twirl his gun in Stagecoach during her freshman year course in Westerns, and has been pursuing the impulse ever since. Anne is most interested in new applications of star theory, especially as concerns New Media, MTV, and celebrity culture in New Hollywood. She remains a devoted reader of perezhilton.com, and may be reached to discuss gossip and other similarly scholastic subjects at annehelenpetersen@gmail.com

Celebrity Gossip Sites of Interest:
www.perezhilton.com
www.laineygossip.com
www.thedefamer.com
www.thesuperficial.com