It's been quite a turnaround for Hilton, who said that before becoming a blogebrity he had been in a deep depression and last year filed for bankruptcy and was fired from a job at a celebrity weekly magazine.
—Erin Carlson, "Love him or loathe him, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton says he'll 'always be an outsider'," The Associated Press, November 6, 2006
The Noble Square resident would regularly post lengthy political essays on Chicago: Howtown on the Make, an online journal born in late 2001.
His blog-ebrity status earned him a political column in 2003 on Gaper's Block, a local news and events Webzine.
—Tracy Swartz, "How to break up with your fans, readers," Chicago Tribune, April 18, 2007
—Ron Rosenbaum, "Frenzy of Judyism May Augur the Dawn Of New Neural Age," New York Observer, October 31, 2005
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