Perez Hilton called a “talentess dope” after he walks out before interview

Gossip blogger Perez Hilton was slammed by Los Angeles TV station KTLA for walking out before a scheduled morning interview. Apparently Perez thought the interview to promote his new book would take place earlier, so he arrived at 8am. The interview wasn’t until 9:20 though, and he decided to take off instead of waiting it out, complaining that he needed to go work on his blog. Anchor Sam Rubin explained that Perez was offered the use of an office until his scheduled slot, but that he decided to leave instead of staying and said that he could Skype in for the interview. That wasn’t acceptable to the station and Perez refused to stay. Predictably, Perez got indignant about the way KTLA explained his absence to their viewers and tweetedI expect an apology and an on-air correction/retraction!” Instead of ignoring him, which they probably should have done, KTLA anchor Rubin explained how the incident went down and how unprofessionally Perez had behaved, calling him a “talentless dope,” who “upchucked his way onto the scene.”

“Perez said we lied about what happened here, and he demanded a retraction…Well demand this you talentless dope, here is what really happened,” KTLA anchor Sam Rubin said.

“So Perez, you can take this as my deposition. We booked Perez at his request to promote his new book and appear on our show at 9:20 AM. Somehow the Perez Hilton staff — not our staff, who he yelled at by the way — but his staff got him here in a car he commissioned around 8:00 AM. And when Perez found out he was on at 9:20, he said he simply could not wait. Now, the available slots in our show yesterday were taken. We had somebody you might have heard of, Snoop Doog at 8:45,” Rubin explained.

“We had a children’s choir on right at 9 o’clock. Perez said rather than wait his rightful turn — the other guests were here when they were supposed to be here — he needed to work on his blog. We offered Perez the use of our entire KTLA newsroom, even my luxury office, so he could work here. Perez was adamant that that would not do. Perez said he wanted to leave and would be happy to visit us via Skype. You know what, maybe I could Skype in from my home every day, too,” he continued.

You asked to be here … do what you agreed to do and be here,” the anchor admonished.

“We did not misrepresent what happened with Perez yesterday and he knows it. And guess what, KTLA morning news and yours truly have been here long before Perez Hilton upchucked his way onto the scene and we will be here long after he slithers away,” he said.

Rubin told the audience that Perez’s publicist asked for the gossiper to be booked again. His response? “Absolutely, when hell freezes over.”

[From Popeater]

I don’t understand why Perez just couldn’t work from the KTLA offices until his timeslot. It’s not like they don’t have computers and Internet access. If he left his laptop at home and was jonesing because he didn’t have a program to draw sperm on people’s faces there are free online programs that let you easily edit photos. (My favorites are and Aviary.) There’s a lot of pressure to write when you run a blog, especially in the morning, but Perez could have stuck it out and worked while he was waiting. The good thing about being a gossip blogger is that you can work from anywhere. The guy used to work out of a coffee shop for God’s sake. Perez is the Tila Tequila of bloggers, though. He really will do anything for attention. I wouldn’t be surprised if he escalated this small incident in order to get more publicity. It worked.

In response to this statement from Sam Rubin calling Perez out, Perez personally went after Rubin and tweeted three times in various ways “Sam Rubin is my kind of guy! He’s been SUSPENDED from his job 3 times Such a pro!” Oh please, as if Perez would be able to keep a job in which someone else told him what to do.

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  1. Tony says:

    This person is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

  2. photo jojo says:

    Oh God. I *own* that sweater. Now I’ll never be able to wear it again. *sigh*

  3. bella says:

    He looks like Tweedle-Dum in this picture!

  4. Firestarter says:

    Loathsome creature !

  5. Ethel says:

    He reminds me of the poor Jr. high guy who wants to be part of the cool crowd, but has to be sarcastic and mean to be noticed. He acts like a spoiled brat thinking the world revolves around him. Gossip at its worse.

  6. embertine says:

    Don’t worry jojo, that cardy is adorable. Don’t let this disgusting individual ruin it for you; just remind yourself that look a thousand times better in it than he does.

  7. diva says:

    I predict that Perez will slowly fade into obscurity by next year. His constant “outing” of celebrities is uncalled for and even GLAAD is against him. He is very biased in his gossip reporting and always pushes a gay agenda and is very mean spirited. Most of the posts on there are people who are saying how much they hate him and he can’t erase them fast enough.

  8. jewtastic says:

    Can’t stand him.

  9. Meow says:

    diva-I think he is on his way out, too.

    I haven’t looked at his site in ages, and as was said above, the comment sections are filled with hate for him. However, a click on his site is still a click.

  10. logan says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha. What a goober.
    Can you just imagine if Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton were to mate. I think they do share the same fashion DNA.
    Send in the clowns.

  11. Lway says:

    What a dork – he is a total fashion disaster and it’s NOT cool

  12. Bete says:

    Not only is his blog dull. He can’t write to save his life and he’s one of those annoying queens who thinks they have every right to out people, or even create rumors for the sake of it.
    Can’t stand him. I wouldn’t lose sleep over him being hit by a bus.

  13. steelmagnolia says:

    He is just a bitter entitled moron. Hate to be negative about someone I don’t know but I think an exception can be made when they draw cartoon penises on people’s faces.

    Also, he looks like the lovechild of Grimace and the Hamburgler in this picture. Ridiculous.

  14. lastwordlinda says:

    Diva, I hope you are right and that he spends the rest of his life trying to be “famous” again and having every door slammed in his face. He is a horrible individual.

  15. Icecat says:

    Please, oh please, let Perez be on his way out. I used to read him all of the time. And, I have to admit when I came across his site 3yrs ago it is what turned me on to gossip sites…BUT I have been Perez free for months now!! I will never give that hypocrite my clicks again!!

    I just have one question though. Don’t you think from 8:00 when the argument happened, and all this went down, wouldn’t it have been close to 9:20 anyways??? Would he really have had to wait that long.

    Perez, please go far away!!

  16. blinkblue says:

    I don’t understand all his diva drama about having to “work”, he’s posts are always a day late and copied from other sites.

  17. BamaGuy says:

    I bet he forgot his drugs. I cannot think of any other reason he would not wait less than two hours for a free chance to promote himself. What a loser!

  18. ann says:

    People, people, people you take this man wayyyy to serious. He is like the joker of old times. Just around to make us laugh. Or maybe they called them a fool. Just look how much better he makes you feel about your own life. If not your life, everything in your closet no matter how old looks 100% better. THANK YOU PEREZ FOR BEING THE FOOL THAT YOU ARE. Now go away.

  19. Ursula says:

    Serves them right for trying to make such a pathetic creature relevant.

  20. Tess says:

    Hilton is a sorry excuse for a human being…unfortunately, he won’t be going away anytime soon.

    Here’s a newsflash:

    Cable TV slockmeistress Jane Velez Mitchell is his new BFF. Expect Perez to benefit with new found TV exposure on her show.

  21. Icecat says:

    LOL @Ann

    Great Point!!

  22. BitterBetty says:

    He has the body of a potato. and why people buy his book which is basically a collection of a year old posts from his blog is beyond me.

  23. Toe says:

    I’d buy him a first class ticket to Neverland or Uganda

  24. Neelyo says:

    diva, please don’t say that perez pushes a gay agenda. i am gay and whatever agenda he may be pushing certainly does not represent me and I know there are many other gays who would be insulted to be lumped in with him.

    and besides, what exactly is a gay agenda?

  25. Feebee says:

    OMG, that was fantastic!! On point and accurate. Showed what a pathetic turd Perez is. This is the guy who ‘ran his blog’ from some coffee shop but couldn’t from a news room. Perez would bring out violent tendencies in the most mild mannered of people.

  26. diva says:

    @Neelyo I am all for gay rights, however I am totally against “outing” gay people who are not publicly out that Perez mercilessly goes after in his blogs. What I meant by “gay agenda” is that he blows everything to do with gay rights out of proportion for example with the Adam Lambert controversy he said ABC was homophobic based on that incident. If you look him up on Wikipedia GLAAD is totally against Perez and has made it very clear that he does not represent the gay community which he always claims to be when he is interviewed as if he is the last word on gay rights. So that is why I find his “gay agenda” offensive because it is not in line with all gay peoples feelings.

  27. Mandamus says:

    “Oh please, as if Perez would be able to keep a job in which someone else told him what to do.”

    you’re just jealous because he has a job where no one tells him what to do.

  28. Peach says:

    I totally ‘get’ what you’re trying to say here. I really do. That outing people is bad and he’s not exactly the spokesperson for the gay rights community.

    But saying ‘gay agenda’ is a lot like calling a black person ‘coloured’. It’s a sour connotation that is used by right-wing nuts to stop otherwise perfectly fine things like…teaching kids tolerence.

    It’s a lot like when woman got the right to vote or the right to be police officers and they were slammed for pushing the ‘feminist agenda’ or the ‘woman’s agenda’. When really, it was the agenda of equal rights.

    One of those phrases that might be better off left to Fox News and other homophobes.

  29. Firestarter says:

    Well, he may not have that job where no one tells him what to do for much longer if he keeps his antics going.

    I seriously doubt anyone is jealous of Perez Hilton. I know I am not.

  30. Novaraen says:

    Dlisted is a MILLION times better than Perez’s site.

    A BILLION even.


  31. Jenn says:

    The ooopma loompa strikes again.

  32. moo says:

    Obviously, he can still get a job as a circus clown.

  33. SolitaryAngel says:

    BWAHAHHAHAHA!!! I just fell in love with this news anchor…. 🙂 Hate this fool..

  34. BitterBetty says:

    Novaraen, I don’t think people check his site daily for the quality, but the quantity. he updated his blog 10 times a day with multiple posts, everyday. even if it is mostly drivel and self promotion rather then actual celeb gossip, I believe that’s what appeals to people reading that festering pimple of a blog.

  35. Buckley says:

    Giant pathetic turd douche.
    He looks like Herman Monster.

  36. Mike Miller says:

    Sam Rubin is my hero! That was awesome. Simply awesome. That “upchuck” line is a thing of beauty.

  37. hatsumomo says:

    Hey photo jojo you can send it to me! I’m a size 9 or (m). I dont care if some twat wore it, I’ll make it look cool.

  38. Green Is Good says:

    Team Sam Rubin !!! That was an Epic rant. Almost up there with Christian Bale’s rant.

    Perez couldn’t wait an hour? What a schmuck.

  39. Green Is Good says:

    I wonder if Sam reads Dlisted? “Chonies” and “Mertle”(sp?). That’s straight outta MK’s dictionary.

  40. Brianna says:

    God, the people on this site are are so bitter. I LOVE Perez and have been a huge fan of his site for years now. He’s the Spencer Pratt of Blogging. Everyone needs a villain around and he plays the part perfectly. What a group of BITTER BETTYS!

  41. Firestarter says:

    Sorry Brianna, but I have to disagree with you, Perez is the bitter one, not the people who do not like him or his style of blogging.

  42. marie says:

    He ridicules and mocks children. Don’t need any other reason to avoid his blog.

  43. Tazina says:

    Perez Hilton is such a hypocrite. In the past he has made several unkind and totally unwarranted comments about Alexa Ray and then after her suicide attempt he pretends he is concerned for her well being….right….is this what we used to call “two-faced”?

  44. thepickle says:

    omg the DRAMA! so Perez. He will never slither away..he is building his empire.

  45. BitterBetty says:

    “He’s the Spencer Pratt of Blogging”

    AHahahaha burn!

  46. ~M says:

    This CREATURE have a publicist?! Wow…

    The Talentless Dope is not responsible for his own existence – God created him on His day off. But the people/fans who promoted him to that “stardom” ARE!

  47. Neelyo says:

    Thanks Peach for saying it much better than I did and thank you diva for your response.

  48. Iggles says:

    Wow. Team Rubin!

  49. katyusha says:

    I can’t get past how he thinks his outfits are ok…I mean really, they’re atrocious, even for someone who tries too hard…2 bowties?
    Today or yesterday he posted pics of his dog dressed up to look just like him…that poor dog looked humiliated and Perez still looked like an idiot.

    I can’t stand that guy…he is the biggest self-righteous hyprocrite I’ve seen in awhile, and more importantly, he doesn’t proof read his blogs before he posts them. He doesn’t know how to correctly use contractions and he uses words in the wrong context. Ugh!!
    Go to school, Perez!!

  50. Jag says:

    Wow… that was great of the newscaster. I used to read Perez as soon as my computer booted, but for months now, I come here instead. I only go to his site if I’ve read everything here and at Dlisted, and a couple of other sites, and then get bored. lol

  51. princess pea says:

    @ Peach – Nicely put.

    @ Brianna – You’re kind of right… he is the Spencer Pratt of blogging. That’s part of the problem. And while I so dearly wish that Spencer Pratt would fall into an active volcano, I gotta say, it sure wouldn’t hurt if he was holding hands with Perez when it happened.

  52. Cinderella says:

    He puts too much effort into trying to be a star. He’s not even entertaining anymore.

  53. Donna says:

    Douche Bag of the Year award goes to Perez Hilton. (Previously held by John Gosselin). I quit looking at his site months ago. Tired of his “outing” people all the time and his double standards. First class Douche!

  54. Goddess711 says:

    A friend *hired* Perez for a club opening in Toronto last year, Perez pulled a ton of Perez shit. $18ks down the tubes. Who would want him around anyway?

  55. flourpot says:

    I want a gay agenda. Where are they sold? Any coupons? 😛

  56. juiceinla says:

    Pick up this month’s Los Angeles Magazine for more DivaWannabe without a cause behavior. In their “things we shouldn’t tell you” section they remark that During his interview, Perez asked 7 times if he was going to be the cover. When told “no”,he said (paraphrased) “Well I can’t give you anymore time. You already got an hour, hour and a half, and I only give people about 10 minutes.”

    he should be so lucky to be the spencer pratt of blogging (LOL- btw priceless) He’s more like the New York (of VH1’s I love New York) of Blogging.

    really- who does he think he is? really?

  57. lanette says:

    Perez is a total idiot….

  58. WTF?!? says:

    Perez IS a talentless dope, but this congenital idiot who is supposed to deliver the news but couldn’t help trying his hand at stand-up is an even bigger embarrassment.
    The one who engages to dope is the bigger dope. It’s *exactly* what I’d expect from an LA “news anchor”: no professionalism, all Hollywood.

  59. Kathie says:

    Perez who? Is he someone who used to work for Celebitchy or D-Listed? Lol, You guys RAWK!

  60. lola lola says:

    Why is this even a story?

  61. winnie says:

    How does Perez get to make fun of people for being fat? He’s fat! He claimed that he lost weight..don’t think so.

  62. Baho says:

    A Tool.

  63. Amee says:

    Is he the albino grinch that sole christmas?
    ahh thats mean i apologise.
    i shouldnt compare him to the grinch- the grinch is cute after all.

  64. dwayne says:

    I love Perez, and I don’t really mind his antics. They make him even more interesting!

  65. Polyps up Perez says:

    To label that creature as anymore more than decaying smegma below the tongue of his dead sister gives him too much credit.

  66. Bambi says:

    He’s just a bad blogger. He’s not witty and he’s late with the gossip.

    Apparently, though, Perez feels as though he’s transcended the need to produce anything of value and can get by on sheer notoriety.

    It will be interesting to see how much mileage he can get out of throwing fits and taunting public figures.

  67. mike says:

    Useless garbage ignore him