Hollyscoop is a celebrity gossip blog at its truest, with juicy rumors and Hollywood buzz dished several times daily to fans who can’t get enough. The site reports gossip as called in by readers, eyewitnesses and anonymous tipsters, or as gleaned by Hollyscoop’s team of three gossip-loving reporters.
Because the site reports on breaking stories in the earliest stages, some gossip is unconfirmed, but Hollyscoop is careful not to cross any legal boundaries. Juicy stories that are too new to be vetted are still reported with cautious words like “allegedly” and “reportedly” and “may have.”
A fun feature of Hollyscoop is the Blind Item of the Day, usually a gossip tidbit so scandalous that propriety (and the threat of libel) keeps the site from revealing the name of the star guilty of the scandal. (A recent Blind Item asked which actress makes money on the side by hiring herself out for personal services for $50,000.) Users can then vote on who they think the culprit is, and registered users can view the most popular answers.
Those who seek unique content can keep their eyes out for articles marked “Hollyscoop Exclusive,” denoting that the story is one of the site’s true scoops. Examples include Michael Lohan dishing on Lindsay’s Chateau Marmont overdose, a story he revealed to Hollyscoop directly.
The team keeps their fingers on the pulse and includes links to hot stories from other sources, and also reports on exciting happenings on celebrity Twitter feeds or other Web sites. A regularly-changing sidebar hotlinks to the most-talked about celebrities of the moment, and the faces make it clear that the heat factor is as much for good news as it is for controversial behavior.
A division of DNA Group Inc., Hollyscoop is the brainchild of three native Los Angeles women with credentials in the entertainment and writing world. Diana Madison got her start with “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider” and works alongside Hollyscoop writers Nora Gasparian and Ani Esmailian, both journalists.