Like him or not, Perez Hilton has become more than a headline writer covering celebrity gossip. Through the well-documented scuffle with of the Black Eyed Peas to this week’s feud with Sam Rubin, a reporter at KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles, Hilton has become the subject of said headlines, especially with his new book, True Bloggywood Stories: The Glamorous Life of Beating, Cheating, and Overdosing. The notorious blogger says he hesitated before agreeing to do the KTLA show after a “heated” interview earlier this year with an anchor via Skype and only opted to appear because he’s a “media whore” who wanted to promote his book. Who knew showing up an hour and a half before an appearance would cause such a stir and prompt Rubin’s on-air tirade?

Hilton paused between posts and interviews to discuss the kerfuffle with Rubin, Bloggywood, polarizing audiences, and who his favorite target is. What happened with Sam Rubin on Monday at KTLA?
Perez Hilton: What happened was just an unfortunate situation that has spiraled out of control. Basically, what happened was there was a lot of miscommunication. That’s the truth. I arrived to do a segment an hour and a half before I was supposed to go on. If I would have known when I really had to be there, I would have showed up on time or brought my laptop so I could still work. It was Monday, my busiest day of the week; I could not be away from my site for close to two hours, so I asked if there was any way possible that I could go earlier than 9:20 a.m., when I was scheduled to go. They said no.

I was trying to come up with options. I said to them, “I know it’s not your fault. I apologize. It’s not my fault either; there’s just a miscommunication and let’s see if we can come up with a creative solution for it.” ... They weren’t working with me. I was like, “Well, I’ve done your show via Skype before, can I do it via Skype at the scheduled time so I don’t throw you off schedule?” They’re like, “No, we can’t really do that because we advertised and promoted you as you being here in studio and we have a whole five-minute segment planned just for you.” I asked if I could do a quick hello from the studio, like 30 seconds or a minute, something like, “Hey, everyone, some breaking Tiger Woods news came up and I’ve got to run but I’ll catch up with you guys at 9:20 via Skype with all the latest.” And they weren’t even willing or able to do that. At that point, I was like, let’s reschedule. Then it really upset me. I don’t know if you heard me on [KIIS FM with] Ryan Seacrest [Wednesday], but I called them out on their BS. I dropped names, and the one anchor, Sam Rubin, couldn’t step up to the plate and hit a home run because he was batting with faulty balls.

So Sam’s on-air tirade was based on ...
It wasn’t necessary. I’m actually flattered because the reason they did it means that I’m newsworthy and they thought I’m newsworthy and/or they wanted to use me for publicity. So I’m flattered. I love that it’s become a big story. Today [Wednesday], I told my publicist to send it to all the news shows. Hopefully it gets on all the news programs and hopefully people talk about my book!

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