Splash News is the polar opposite of the typical entertainment blog. While several celebrity news and gossip websites are managed single-handedly by a lone writer with a laptop, reprinting news from a list of hot gossip links, Splash News is a huge, fully-staffed team of reporters and photographers who do the legwork to get original stories and pictures.
It’s no wonder Splash News is the original source for the photos found on websites (as well as in newspapers and magazines) in more than 55 countries around the world. Anyone who surfs celebrity gossip sites has seen the Splash News name, even if they didn’t realize it, listed as the credit for the latest paparazzi photo or juicy gossip story. Splash has broken some of the biggest stories in celeb news, notably the Michael Jackson baby scandal.
The tagline for the Splash News site is “the “only site you need for celebrity photos,” and for once it’s not just a marketing line. The UK-based company operates offices from its London headquarters as well as in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Rome to bring tons of up-to-date photos of the stars from around the world to users on the web.
The result is a collection of pictures that may be the best shots anywhere on the Internet, with a slew of candid shots that are exclusive to Splash News, meaning you won’t see them anywhere else. The site pays big money to tipsters and photographers, too, making sure the best photos get to be part of their collection.
See a shot you love? Splash News sells high quality prints of all their celebrity photos, in framed or unframed versions. If you’re in love with that pic of Daniel Craig in his swimming trunks or Gwen Stefani in a signature look, you can even have it made into a tee shirt or mug. Since Splash News owns the photos, they can do anything they like with them, to your specifications.
Some of the main site features are for journalists only, but the Splash blog (linked from the main page) is wide open, and crammed with an enviable amount of celebrity pictures and news. The video vault also archives celebrity footage, much of it exclusive to Splash News. Says the London Observer: “Splash has caused some of the most sensational waves in show business.” It shows no signs of slowing down.