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What would you ask Perez Hilton?

September 9th, 2009
07:45 PM ET
Celebrity scourge Perez Hilton answers your questions this Thursday. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES.)
Celebrity scourge Perez Hilton answers your questions this Thursday. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES.)

On Thursday Connect the World delves into the murky world of gossip with Perez Hilton, outrageous author of "Hollywood's most-hated Web site" and salacious scourge of the rich, famous and indiscreet.

Hilton's celebrity-obsessed blog is a must for millions of people who want to know what their favorite stars are up to. Far from being an anonynmous blogger he appears to love the limelight and the lifestyles of those people he writes about.

Openly gay, he has been criticized for outing celebrities. His outspoken views and desire to be the first to deliver gossip to a waiting world has won him as many enemies as it has friends - and revulsion and respect in equal measures.

If you could ask Perez anything, what would it be? Send your questions by commenting below and we'll put the best ones to the man the stars fear most...

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  1. Melissa Barlow

    You preach that violence is not the answer. However, you make comments toward celebrities that may not have been verified from a reliable source. Aside from the Constitutional Bill of Rights, which protects freedom of speech, how do you continue to make snide comments after your altercation with Will.i.am? I realize that there is a Constitutional differentiation between physical violence and hateful speech, but what about human decency toward your fellow man? You must understand that some people may physically retaliate toward what you verbally lash out.

    September 9, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Reply
  2. SleepingBagMan

    Dear Perez Hilton,
    What are the prerequisites according to you which define a celebrity?
    Would you consider that travelling around the world in a yellow sleepingbag as something that would qualify someone as a celebrity?
    SleepingBagly Yours,
    SleepingBagMan a.k.a. "SBM" (www.sleepingbagman.com)

    September 9, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Reply
  3. Cameron

    After your altercation with Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas, there was a significant backlash towards you and your website. There were talks of 'boycotts' and losses of fans. However, the passing of Michael Jackson meant that a large number of viewers returned to your website for information. Do you feel a turnaround such as this displays the level to which fans depend on your website for actual news information? Do you feel that whilst the passing of Jackson was tragic, it actually played a large part in keeping your business alive?

    September 9, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Reply
  4. Marvin

    Hilton? Who are you? Really, you picked up somebody elses name... who are you?

    September 9, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Reply
  5. John 8:21

    When you consider the current state of human affairs in the world, juxtaposed with your own choices, actions, and career trajectory, are you content with your life's work thus far?

    Put yourself in your own shoes, and walk 35-40-50 years down the line. Now look back on your life - did you leave the world a better place? Worse? Or is it pretty much the same as when you came in?

    September 10, 2009 at 1:07 am | Reply
  6. Haitham

    Dear Perez,
    I once heard you say that outing gay celebrities is only fair since you would treat straight celebrities the same way if you had information about them no matter the consequences. My question is do you think fairness is a superior virtue to kindness?
    Haitham, Egypt

    September 10, 2009 at 1:12 am | Reply
  7. Erin O

    How many times have you dyed your hair and what was your favorite color/look? I like you bleach blond!

    September 10, 2009 at 1:58 am | Reply
  8. jeff

    what exactaly is the Cher's new surprises coming febrary 2010?

    September 10, 2009 at 2:39 am | Reply
  9. Harley

    If you could be any Politician in the world, which politician would you be and why?

    September 10, 2009 at 2:55 am | Reply
  10. Travis relocated to tokyo

    I know you've gotta be real flashy when it comes to getting the spotlight as a blogger, but my question is don’t you think your doing more to hurt the movement for universal equal rights when you address people the way you do? Now that you’re in the spotlight, do you really have to continue to use the same tactics? And finally do you believe in Marriage for all or the abolishment of Marriage as a government recognized sanctioning? my belief is that you do hurt the movement for universal equal rights by acting the way you do some times, because of this i believe you should calm down a bit when you address the world, and personally I’m a believer in abolishing marriage as a state recognized sanction because then the civil unions would have all the rights that marriage has today and the "so called" keep marriage sacred people can keep the weddings and what not inside there churches, but they still have to go through the state if they want the benefits. Ill finish by saying that I believe in equal rights weather it be universal marriage rights or the abolishment of marriage being recognized by the state with only civil unions being left, I believe don’t ask don’t tell should be removed but I’m not someone who follows the same road as you, as in I’m your typical grew up in a Christian community heterosexual white male… ps I’ve grown up, started thinking for myself and thus I am no longer religious.

    September 10, 2009 at 5:10 am | Reply
  11. Juliana

    You make a sad living, have you ever thought of getting psychological help to resolve your issues? Is an infamous reputation really that appealing to you? Do you really think people would follow you if they had to pay for it and have you ever thought about how boredom in an office might just make a dumb joke seem funny? Have you ever evaluated the essence of your fame? I am sure that if you did, you would probably change profession or use your criticism in a more constructive fashion.

    September 10, 2009 at 6:16 am | Reply
  12. Kaitlin A.

    I often send you emails of valuable celebrity tips. I get sad when you never post them. Perez, At the end of the day, after writing nothing but negative, meaningless, garbage about other people...How do you feel about yourself? Do you really get self full-fillment off of taking down people's careers, writing hurtful things about people–because let's be honest, celebrities are just people, often people with feelings. How are you positively contributing to the world? Other than giving me something sadly entertaining to read everyday??

    September 10, 2009 at 7:11 am | Reply
  13. Marco

    Why are you so mean to certain celebrities but when celebrities are mean back to you, you don't know how to take it?

    September 10, 2009 at 7:30 am | Reply
  14. paul

    were u seen with christiano ronaldo? whats the reltionship?

    September 10, 2009 at 7:32 am | Reply
  15. Rico

    Perez,

    Why did you not cover anything on the Ryan Jenkins murder-suicide issue? TMZ was on top of that and many of us were curious why you didn't cover such a huge and interesting story.

    P.S. You drooling over Lady BlaBla is too much anymore. Stop.

    September 10, 2009 at 7:42 am | Reply
  16. Michael

    Perez,

    The day that Michael Jackson died, you posted the photo of him being taken away in the ambulance on your website. On that first photo, you mentioned that you bet this was a publicity stunt by Michael. Obviously after you found out that Michael passed away, you took the photo and poor taste comments you made down.

    How did you feel after Michael passed away? What do you think when you post things making fun of celebrities only for the things you make fun of to be of serious nature?

    September 10, 2009 at 7:46 am | Reply
  17. Daan

    If he can honestly say that he's proud of himself

    September 10, 2009 at 8:34 am | Reply
  18. Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr.

    What's your greatest fear?

    September 10, 2009 at 9:34 am | Reply
  19. Alex

    Perez, you've speculated about quite a number of gay and lesbian celebrities on your blog within the last years. I strongly believe that every citizen – including famous actors, singers, and dancers – should have a fundamental right to privacy, especially in terms of such a personal issue as your own sexuality. The fact that someone is famous doesn't make their personal lives fair game for bloggers or journalists, particularly not if they keep their private lives private. Have you ever regretted the outing of a celebrity on your blog?

    September 10, 2009 at 11:11 am | Reply
  20. Bikerchick, Belgium

    Why don't you use your so-called influence for something positive, for a change? Your homosexuality is not a lifestyle, it's a punch line.

    September 10, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Reply
  21. Nancy

    Your issues with Jessica Alba is harsh. What is so wrong with identifying with the country you were born and raised in? Millions of people have fought to come to the U.S. to make a better life, more than they would have gotten at home. My parents are one of those people and they are proud to say they are American, not Asian, because we would not be where we are today if it wasn't for the kindness of America. You are too harsh on other people's opinion and you need to see the world in other people's eyes, especially with the fact that your parents or grandparents are immigrants themselves. You are a hypocrite.

    September 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Reply
  22. An

    Dear Perez,

    Do you know that Jesus loves you and gave His life for you?
    Pls accept Him as your savior today

    September 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Reply
  23. Laura

    Perez, can you reveal any salacious gossip that hasn't yet been put onto your blog?

    September 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Reply
  24. Yo Mama

    Dearest Prezy,

    Why are you so hetro-phobic? Straight people matter too.

    September 10, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  25. SNG

    Perez,

    Do you not give web space to celebrities you personally don't like?

    Do you still draw (paint brush) every single image on your site or do you have others that do it now? I assume you don't do all of them any more so my real question is did you have to "teach" someone to draw ridiculous things on pics in your same "style"?

    Super curious!

    September 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  26. Paul

    How does it feel to be one of the most intolerant men in the so called 'celeb world'?

    I find it fascinating that a mans such as yourself, can scorn a woman for holding a view contrary to yours, then try and portray yourself as a victim.

    Personally, i think you, and the rest of the celebrity hounds, are some of the worst facets of modern culture. Its no exaggeration to say, that at times, when i read about you, or what you've been up to, i feel revulsion.

    Shame on CNN for even giving you airtime.

    September 10, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Reply
  27. Bogdan Honciuc

    Why do you use the plural form of "I" when talking about yourself on the blog? And don't you think that your blog, which is read by millions of children and youngsters, should conform to the rules of grammar and punctuation? To quote you, "What do U think???"

    Thank you.

    September 10, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  28. Doug

    You make money off of other people's pain and embarassment. And, while we know that celebrities play the publicity machine when it suits them, do you think your contribution to the world will be considered worthwhile in the future or do you think people will see you as a know-it-all wannabe? Personally, I have visited your site now and then but you often say things that, quite frankly, breach the norms of common decency or, for that matter, freedom of speech. Do you agree?

    September 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  29. MELLO

    Did you have low self steem?

    September 10, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Reply
  30. Sebastian Patel

    What makes you believe you speak for the gay community? If being gay is your only qualification, would you concede that you are undiplomatic, brash, and totally unrepresentative of any point of view besides your own?

    September 10, 2009 at 3:16 pm | Reply
  31. Sakasama

    WoW, everybody on here hates you... NOT ME! You are succsessful in a world where gay people are treated like parihas or worse. I love what you do, and think you are very courageous for doing it!

    September 10, 2009 at 4:01 pm | Reply
  32. Canada

    I'm not sure why he gets as much media attention as he does. He is consistently unfair to those in his own community and other situations like Miss USA or Isaah Washington where used his forum try to take them down. However, when he does something equally or more awful in Toronto, it seems to have little impact to his career - as CNN is still giving him media attention. What makes him better than Miss USA or Isaah Washington? What has he done to better himself?

    September 10, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Reply
  33. Luv2blog

    Dear Perez, since you're a huge fan and really close to Lady Gaga, could you tell us whether she really is a hybrid/hermaphrodite?

    Thx, xoxo lexie

    September 10, 2009 at 4:51 pm | Reply
  34. Garrett W

    My question to Perez Hilton:

    "Why do you think you're a benefit to society?" I'd like to know his personal view on his own gossip service. I can see the half-drunken soccer moms gleefully sharing his weekly gossip of 'who-kissed-who', but lately, I've seen and heard him stir up nothing but trouble. The way you, and a lot of TMZ'ers dig up info, hound the faces and privacy of celebrities and their families....it should be criminal. Having a celebrity cursing at you, or even throwing the odd slap should be legal. You give bloggers and journalists alike a very, very bad name.

    Furthermore, get the heck out of the limelight! You write so much garbage about celebs, yet you put on the sheeps clothes just to blend in to get a scoop! It's good to see the wolves are finally noticing.

    September 10, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Reply
  35. Everyone

    Why do you clearly think that you are better then everyone else? What gives you the right to slander other people and be so hypocritcal (you should never ever ever be allowed insult how anyone else looks until you clean yourself up).

    September 10, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Reply
  36. Natali

    Dear Perez,

    First, I love your site, it always makes me laugh. But you trash talk a lot of celebrities, and reality stars. You make fun of reality stars for being famous over nothing, and self promoting themselves, but you yourself do it too! You wrote a book, you are going into the music business, and so on. A bit of pot kettle black?

    Also- why if you hate these stars so much, and cannot stand them, why do you write about them? E..g Speidi, are so annoying, and the only reason they can continue to be a success is if the media gives them attention, as soon as the media attention stops they are no one. Why don't you try that?

    September 10, 2009 at 5:39 pm | Reply
  37. Lou

    If I was your father I would be so embarrassed that I would have to change my name.
    Are your parents still alive and if so, are they proud of seeing what you have become?

    September 10, 2009 at 5:42 pm | Reply
  38. Helen

    Why do you threaten to sue Demi Moore for libel because she accused you of running borderline pornographic photos of her young daughter, yet you continue to draw and say obscene things about other underage starlets. Do you not find it perverted to draw penises and trails of vaginal fluids on photographs of young girls such as Miley Cyrus or Taylor Momsen? Is hurling sexual insults at minors only okay when someone isn't calling you out on it?

    September 10, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Reply
  39. MakedaJA

    After reading all this, my question is: WHO is Perez Hilton?

    September 10, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  40. His 15 Minutes........

    I would just like to ask him to go away.

    September 10, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  41. YOU ALREADY KNOW

    CHANGE THE WORLD

    September 10, 2009 at 5:58 pm | Reply
  42. Diana

    Have you ever regretted saying something negative about a celebrity? If so, when and why?

    What makes your blog so addictive?

    September 10, 2009 at 6:14 pm | Reply
  43. Aver

    How does it feel to become famous by scandalizing people who have not done you any harm?
    Did getting a slap hurt sooooo much that you suddenly understood how you had wronged some people before?

    September 10, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Reply
  44. Frank from Schaumburg

    Given that you've attacked hate speech (and rightly so), why can't you see your own hypocrisy in your hate-filled spews against Christians? How can you declare one form of hate speech intolerable while letting yourself off the hook?

    September 10, 2009 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  45. Alex

    Perez, Do you need some one professional to talk to, to let it al out ? Were you picked on as a child ? no role models? no one to turn to ? this may explain alot, to admit these would be the first truth you would have ever uttered. Small steps, small steps

    September 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  46. Michael Brewer

    I would like to ask Perez to please stop. I am a gay man and would like to state that he does not represent me or my idea of a what a gay person is. An attention junkie pure!

    September 10, 2009 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  47. Stas Urzhumtsev

    Any plans to come to Russia so far?

    September 10, 2009 at 7:34 pm | Reply
  48. James Martin

    Wow, she actually has a twin. Have to hand it to mom and dad for their play on the first name spellings. Way to go Mom and Dad.

    September 10, 2009 at 7:58 pm | Reply
  49. Kris

    The fact that so many people have even responded to CNN's question about Perez Hilton (I guess myself included) shows how low we as a society have come.

    September 10, 2009 at 8:10 pm | Reply
  50. Niels Plougmann

    Nothing! He does not have any answers worth knowing.

    September 10, 2009 at 8:13 pm | Reply
  51. Tempy

    Why didn't you cover the Jenkins-Fiore murder? Every other news/gossip blog out there did. What made you decide not too?

    September 10, 2009 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  52. Aurelio Abreu Guzzoni

    If celebrities had to give up either their wealth or their fame, which option do you think they'd select, and why?

    September 10, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  53. superluli

    Perez, please spare us from your Lady Gaga obsession! Please!!!

    September 10, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Reply
  54. Jay

    Ya umm who is Perez Hilton? Looks like a Conan O'Brien wannabe....

    September 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Reply
  55. Don Lanquist

    Thank you for this opportunity to voice my concern.

    What shall we do to stem the pandemic (panmedic?) infiltration of our nations' health and sink-hole economy? Trillions of embedded healthcare factors every time we (300/million people) buy something, or pay a tax? And this, totally unrecordable, .transferring directly to health insurance carriers, two of which netted $4.7 billion, and $5/billion.

    Also: GM for instance::Factor: $1600/car, plus all the "factors" embedded within all vendors, plus all the factors embedded within the sub-vendors, plus all the factors within car loans, car insurance, registration, sales taxes, Etc...Removing these will breath new life to our citizens, our economy, and to reduced prices in all exports to reverse the deficit.
    Over 17/million cars sold in 2007.

    Former attorney general, John Ashcroft said, "The most important function of government is to protect its citizens from harm."

    September 13, 2009 at 5:41 pm | Reply
  56. Bill .....Sydney, Australia

    I dont know who you think you are..but to me you you are nothing more then a Straightaphobic. Just the opposite of a homophobic. I watch the end of the Mrs America Pageant when you asked that question of Gay Marriage to Ms California. You pretty much based your decision on her due to the the answer she gave to your question. And since it wasnt the answer you wanted to hear or thought she shold of said. You seek your out revenge on her for answering the question honestly. I think you are at your 16 minutes of the usual 15 minutes of fame. It just shows how screwed up this nation is when time and time again they let people like you and others rise to celebrity staus for no reason at all. I tell you go get a real life and job. But I dont think you are capable of either one with much success.

    September 16, 2009 at 12:09 am | Reply
  57. Lim

    Just one question....Whether its Big Bang...or its the Theory for Static Universe......how can anybody explain through science what lead to these....what was before that...and how that came into being?

    September 22, 2009 at 5:17 am | Reply
  58. Dr. Etuka C. Obinwa

    I want to know how long it will take the Washington Politicians to change the face of the grave umemployment problem? A majority of Americans are suffering daily without any hope of getting a job. For example, I have a Ph.D in Geography, MA in International Security Studies and MS in Agric. Extension Systems and Management, 2006 and 2007 respectively. I collected a loan of $250,000 to finance the 3 degrees hoping that I would get a job immediately either in any University, organisation or institution to take care of my immediate family – 5 in number. But everyday my situation looks hopeless. To add insult to what I am currently going through I was denied cash assistance. What the Welfare Office approved were food stamps and medical assistance. How can someone with my type of education and experience be wasting fo almost 2 years without a any job?

    October 7, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Reply
  59. Dr. Etuka C. Obinwa

    I want to ask Perez what has gone wrong with the stimulus package dolled out to boost the American economy and ammeliorate the unemployment problem? Is this something usual to see in America? For instance, I am PhD holder in Geography, MA in International Security Studies and MS in Agric. Extension Systems and Management, I have been searching for a job in all sectors for 2 years without success. Notwithstanding when I applied for benefits to cushion the effects of been unemployed but was told that I did not qualify for cash assistance, only monthly food stamps and medical assistance. Yet I have a wife and 4 children to fend for. If I may ask, is it necessary to go to college? in the first instance, why did I go to the University to upgrade my living standard with a $250,000 Stafford loan which I did not have means to pay, yet the situation has contiued to be hopeless for me than it was before I embarked to better my career and standard of living? Is this common to see in America which claims to be the world leader and world beater in everything? I am very frustrated and confused, because everyday I listened to how the politicians in Washington deceive the American people with sweet talks that the economy is improving and the unemployment rate is some how. It is only a backward country that will allow people with my type of background to rot away should whilst those with less education are thriving in the midst of plenty. My present plight speaks volumes of how bad the general living and working conditions are in America. Have you had a chance to glance through the 2009 Human Development Index? America slumped further down in all elements used for the index. The likes of Norway, Canada, Australia, Iceland and China towered the U.S because they improved in the areas which America failed to address.

    October 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Reply

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