By Jeremy Kinser
Originally published on Advocate.com November 09 2011 5:38 PM ET
Being nice is paying off for Perez Hilton, who will cap what he describes as his best year yet with the launch of a new TV series in which he will interview Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Kelly Rowland, and Katy Perry.
The unscripted hour-long program, titled Perez Hilton Super Fan, has been picked up for four episodes by the U.K.'s ITV2 and will premiere next month. The series will find the self-proclaimed "Queen of All Media" getting exclusive access to celebrities who happen to have enormous followings within the LGBT community.
Hilton sees the program as a culmination of last year's announcement of his intent to change his behavior for the better, both online and off. "I was really concerned that everything would fall apart for me professionally when I decided to be a much more positive Perez on my website and publicly," Hilton tells The Advocate. "But thankfully that hasn't been the case!"
Hilton says the program has already been picked up in other territories besides the U.K. and producers are currently finding a home for it in the U.S. "Each episode is a super-fun hour with me and a global superstar, all of whom happen to be gay favorites," Hilton says. "The first season we Katy Perry, Kelly Rowland, Enrique Iglesias and we kick things off with the biggest star on the planet, one of my best friends, Lady Gaga. I have exclusive access and show you each celeb in a way only I can, and you won't want to miss it. It's very special!"
Following a rash of antigay-bullying suicides last year, Hiton appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October 2010 and pledged to try to make a positive difference. He published his first children's book, The Boy With Pink Hair, in September, and in March Hilton used his annual celebrity-studded birthday party to raise money for the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network.