CrackBerry Meets Perez Hilton

Written by Elaine Santore. Posted in Arts/Entertainment

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Published on June 30, 2008 with 1 Comment

Perez Hilton (aka Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr.) poses for a picture with Elaine Santore
during his appearance at Hot Topic at the Westfield Centre Saturday.
Photos by Luke Thomas

By Elaine Santore

June 30, 2008

Now I Can Die

Celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton was in town Saturday to sign autographs, promote his clothing line at Hot Topic, and appear at the premier of the film A Very Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild at the Castro Theatre.

I kept getting Twitter messages last week from friends asking me if I was going to meet him because everybody knows how much I love Perez. Surprisingly, Fog City Journal publisher Luke Thomas actually agreed to come with me. Luke is not a hater.

As I waited patiently behind some pre-teen girls (maybe I should have brought my 13-year-old cousin along to fit in better?), I was kind of disappointed to find Perez wasn’t sporting his signature multi-colored hair and extensions.

Perez Hilton

All I can say is that I was totally blogstruck. Whatev, this isn’t the New York Times; I’m allowed to be speechless in the presence of my blog idol. I asked Perez a couple questions while he signed an autograph for me, including one about gay rumors on the set of Gossip Girl.

Perez’ response: “I think it might just be gossip, but I wish it were true.” Um, duh.

Luke grew tired of my fangirl/softball questions and asked Perez some real questions:

Perez Hilton at Hot Topic in San Francisco from fogcityjournal on Vimeo.

Unfortunately, FCJ didn’t have enough time to ask Perez about that whole “Fidel Castro is Dead!” thing, or his advice on how to save Amy Winehouse.

Fog City also received some swag from Perez’ clothing line, including a Hot Topic gift certificate. We’re too old to shop at Hot Topic, but I did get a free pair of these shutter shades in Perez’ favorite color, pink:

Attention SF Politicians: FCJ Loves Real Celebrities More than You

Political missionaries Luke Thomas and  Tom Morello want YOU to Rage Against the Machine.
Photo by Tiffany Burns

Elaine Santore

Elaine Santore was born in San Francisco during the awesome '80s. She spent a considerable amount of her childhood around City employees, all of whom taught her the value of pretending to be productive. After graduating from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, she transferred schools three times but eventually received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in Psychology, with a double minor in Political Science and Textiles, Clothing and Design. This unique area of expertise makes her qualified to critique the sartorial missteps and psychological problems of local politicians. Elaine's work has also appeared in 7x7, California Home + Design, Filipinas, the Daily Nebraskan, SF Bay Guardian, and

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  1. why does perez look like eddie munster? although he has lost weight– he’s looking good and healthy. everyone aboard operation healthy lifestyle is feeling good at this time of year.