Posted in industry | music on April 2, 2008

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Beth Ditto

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has vowed to stop reporting on artists signed to SonyBMG after the record label issued a lawsuit against the gossip website.

Writing on his website, Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, said that artists such as Justin Timberlake, Adele and The Gossip were now considered "dead to us".

"These are some of our favourite musicians," he said.

"It really, truly pains us not to talk about them. But, it is something we have to do!" [Gigwise]

Gossip tour dates HERE.

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Comments (21)

hmm.. a picture of beth ditto.. comment-baiting much?

Posted by nick | April 2, 2008 9:41 AM

Although most of the moronic posters on the boards are going to have bitchfest with this, it is pretty interesting.

There's plenty of blogs that post mp3's of up and coming albums who in their opinion are helping get word of the artists out there. And the fact that plenty of the major's leak tracks intentionally to try to get buzz out there. Seems that when the buzz isn't what they want, or they feel that it's going against their own marketing plans...that's when they lay the smackdown on the blogs.

This is an interesting case because like him or not, Perez has a pretty popular site aimed specifically at the type of market SonyBMG would love to market to. And I don't think id be too far off to guess that probably some people in SonyBMG have given Perez leaks, info, access to artists in hopes of him hyping them up...and having more mainstream sources picking up the steam.

Suing him 6 months after the fact seems a little stupid, and I have a feeling he's more of a scapegoat then anything else.

Posted by Reg! | April 2, 2008 9:43 AM

Sorry, this is not news.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 10:05 AM

I believe her name is Beth-Ditto. Damn she is fine!!!

Posted by Ditto Head | April 2, 2008 10:07 AM

gossip should cover "dress" by pj harvey.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 10:29 AM

I thought Divine was dead!

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | April 2, 2008 10:33 AM

be honest BV, did you post this just so you would have another excuse to post a picture of beth ditto?

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 10:42 AM

I thought we had established that anyone with a BMI over 30 was not only incapable of producing music worth listening to, they also should be put into concentration camps or should be fed to the third world poor or some shit?

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 10:47 AM

But she's a positive ROLE MODEL!

It's okay to be obese. Don't let our culture's obsession with thin make you feel bad about yourself!

Diabetes is a myth created and spread by Weight Watchers. Heart disease? That one came from those bastards that started Crunch!

Check your facts people!

Posted by feedbacker | April 2, 2008 11:13 AM

Why does Perez Hilton matter? Because he has a gossip website? God he is the most vile little rube that was been shat out. This is not news.

Posted by fortyver | April 2, 2008 11:14 AM

It's news because a BLOG has been legally disallowed from making a music review because a record company says so! Hello--what do you think you're reading???

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 11:27 AM

It's news because Perez Hilton is more influential than Rolling Stone now, because one of the largest record labels in the world is suing him for millions of dollars, and because Perez is fighting back by not covering their artists. Nobody takes this serious because it is Perez, but they should. Insert "Rolling Stone" every time it says "Perez" and you'll see why what Perez is doing is not right.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 11:39 AM

let's not forget that he now works for a rival label.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 11:51 AM

justin timberlake has really let himself go

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 12:09 PM

That fat b!tch is NASTY!

I love Beth Ditto though!

Posted by Mr. Green | April 2, 2008 12:35 PM

Oh Christ, who gives a flying fuck what Perez Hilton is or isn't reporting.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 12:40 PM

SONYMFGD can go fuck themselves. I'll talk about how fucking stupid Justin Whimperlake is any fucking time I want.

-Perez

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 1:28 PM

BBWs are the the new heroin chic.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 2:53 PM

When is daft punk going to arrange a date between beth ditto and bill clinton?

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 6:25 PM

you're crazy if you wouldn't bone this chick.
i personally get off on fatness.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 6:57 PM

how come no one asks if some post or other is just another excuse to post a picture of some thinner indie girl?? why only beth ditto?

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2008 1:09 PM

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