Hollywood is a fantasy land for many young people. Every year, millions flock to city of dreams hoping to become a rich and famous celebrity.
Even if you don’t want to become part of Hollywood, you still contribute to its largest industry every time you read a magazine or blog about celebrities, TV, movies, or pop culture.
These days it seems like everyone has a blog about celebrities and the entertainment industry of Hollywood, and it can be difficult filtering through the noise.
To make things easier, we put together this list of the top 10 celebrity and Hollywood news sites to get your daily fix.
PopSugar was founded in 2006 by husband and wife Brian and Lisa Sugar. It focuses on lifestyle content across a wide range of verticals catering to women 18-34. Its celebrity section is a great place to keep up with what your favorite celebrity is doing in their personal and professional life.
ONTD is a celebrity gossip news aggregation site created on LiveJournal in 204. It’s a collaborative community that hosts an average of 100 posts per day. Members submit posts themselves and comment on each other’s posts. It’s a popular hangout for fanatics of celebrities, and many celebrities have referenced the blog themselves.
8. Just Jared
Just Jared was launched in 2005 by Jared Eng and serves as a popular celebrity gossip blog. No matter who you love in Hollywood, Just Jared has them covered with current news, gossip, and rumors. If you search any celebrity’s name, you’re likely to come across at least one pic with the Just Jared watermark.
Slashfilm is a movie blog and podcast started in 2005 that covers news, reviews, and interviews, along with posting trailers of upcoming movies. It’s been consistently ranked as one of the top movie blogs on the Internet because of its in-depth and highly shareable content.
6. Perez Hilton
Perez Hilton is unapologetic in his persistent coverage of celebrity culture. A failed actor himself, he has no shame in cozying up to anyone famous. His trademark style is to write and draw on celebrity photos and he’ll call anyone out for their bad behavior. He’s even managed to scoop major entertainment publications on several occasions.
5. Us Magazine
Us Weekly is a print and online publication started in 1977. It covers everything from celebrity relationships to fashion, food, beauty, and entertainment. The publication walks a fine line between news and gossip, and isn’t afraid to occasionally branch out into political stories.
HitFix launched in 2008 and serves up breaking entertainment news, insider information, and music, TV, and movie reviews. It’s been cited as a source by several large, mainstream publications and is often on the cutting edge of entertainment news. Unlike most celebrity sites, which are geared towards women, HitFix is aimed at Millennial men.
3. E! Online
E! was created in 1987 as a cable and satellite television channel. IT broadcasts daily entertainment news, along with a variety of reality shows and original series. The online branch is a multimedia platform filled with video, audio, photos, articles, and an archive of shows to watch. There’s no better place to pre-game award shows like the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and Emmy Awards than E!.
Variety is an entertainment industry trade magazine created in 1905. While the print magazine has only 40,000 subscribers, the website draws over 17 million unique monthly visitors. Variety is a trendsetter in the entertainment industry and is credited with coining the terms “legit,” “sex appeal,” “payola,” “stripteas,” sitcom,” and more. Anybody who’s anybody in the entertainment industry pays attention to Variety.
TMZ burst onto the scene in 2005 and has become an unstoppable force in the entertainment industry since. It’s both a news and gossip site and a TV show that focuses on celebrity news and gossip. TMZ was the first publication to report Mel Gibson’s drunk driving arrest, Britney Spears’ divorce from Kevin Federline, Rihanna’s assault by Chris Brown, the deaths of Michael Jackson, Britney Murphy, and Prince, and much more. If you ever become a celebrity, know that you’ll eventually run into a reporter from TMZ.