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JIMMY KIMMEL: Talks with Gawker editor Emily Gould about "Gawker Stalker" and the stalkerazzi.

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  1. jimmy kimmel's a dick

    and often visibly intoxicated

    Posted by: patrick | Apr 11, 2007 4:21:41 PM


  2. Kimmel's visceral attack on Gould was *oh-so* uncomfortable. That being said, I sorta liked it! Frankly, she just didn't have the fight within her to stand up against Kimmel, a publicist and the former Jackson lawyer...

    Posted by: midnight lounge | Apr 11, 2007 4:29:25 PM


  3. There are points to be made pro and con for gossip, for gossip blogs and for celebrity reaming. Unfortch, Gould was outgunned. But if it's not right to make up damaging lies about people, it's not right to make up helpful lies about them either, and when the PR machine does that for years I think that's what makes people want to go the opposite direction and attack stars. It's definitely not a black-or-white proposition. Gawker Stalker is kinda harmless "in the chain" of things...I mean, releasing a schedule of public appearances is just as much of a way of helping stalkers pinpoint victims, and that happens all the time (yes, they have security, but still). And the comment about how celebs are killed more often than we even talk about...that's loony. When? Anyway, fascinating clip.

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | Apr 11, 2007 4:42:37 PM


  4. Gould is a lame cunt, obviously, with her comments about contributig to not putting people on a pedestal, resentful, dare I say jealous, of the very celebrities from whom she makes a living [must like a tick sucks blood].

    Posted by: Leland | Apr 11, 2007 5:03:00 PM


  5. Gawker Stalker doesn't tell where celebrities are at the very moment; Gawker Stalker is about reports of celebrities seen in NYC after they've been seen. Before you judge, go to Gawker.com and look at what Gawker Stalker is about before claiming that Gawker Stalker violates celebrity privacy.

    Personally, I feel Kimmel and his goons on Larry King Live are hypocrites. They'll go after the associate editor of a known New York blog but then will put 10,000 blog ads on other gossip blogs advertising Jimmy Kimmel Live. Go figure.

    Posted by: RD | Apr 11, 2007 5:35:02 PM


  6. Not exactly a panel of winners there, but JK is at the very tipping point of hypocrisy when he goes after Gould. Has he never had a mean word about a celebrity? Has he not lied about celebrities when it suited them? How many nutjobs go to his show knowing their victims will be there? Gould needs to smarten up and strike back, but all of the panelists are "ticks" as Leland puts it.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 11, 2007 5:35:38 PM


  7. Sorry, RD. Their practice may have changed since this discussion, but, at the time, she admitted that a blast could say, e.g., "Angelina and baby are at Barney's" within 15 minutes of their first being seen—plenty of time for a dangerous stalker or just an obnoxious group of fans to descend upon them before they're likely to leave. What is possibly right or fair about that?And she has the gall to call something containing the word "stalker" "citizen journalism." I'm no huge fan of Kimmel, but he nailed this shallow hypocrite to the wall.

    Posted by: Leland | Apr 11, 2007 6:09:07 PM


  8. And here's a perfect example of Gawker Stalker at its most irresponsible, on it's current page:

    "Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    W 20th St & 5th Ave
    Apr 10th, 2007 @ 1pm
    Just saw Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. getting into his pretty beat up black Toyota Prious with New York plates on 20th St. between 5th and 6th Avenue. Looked very handsome and very much like his famous father."

    For those too young to remember, "his famous father" was assassinated, as was his uncle while President, and his cousin died in a plane crash. If "The Kennedy Death Curse" is a very real topic among hoi polloi—and it is—this makes Gawker Stalker a tip sheet for any psychopath who wants to join Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan in the history books.

    Pointless; inexecusable; and SICK!!!

    Posted by: Leland | Apr 11, 2007 6:15:08 PM


  9. And:

    "Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
    Greene St & Broome St
    Apr 7th, 2007 @ 2pm
    Caroline Kennedy and Ed Schlossberg strolling up Greene Street, between Broome and Grande in Soho. No bags, they looked to be window shopping...."

    Posted by: Leland | Apr 11, 2007 6:16:38 PM


  10. Oh please - SICK? Come on Leland, you're blowing a gasket over nothing.

    Overall, the number of celebrities who have been murdered is proportionally miniscule, and most of those who were had been stalked outside their homes by extreme sickos, e.g. Gianni Versace, John Lennon and even Nicole Goldman... I have some v high-profile celeb friends, and most are comfortable enough not to use security, worry about having a bodyguard or needing to take extra precuations moving in NYC - they are more bothered by the paparazzi than anything else.

    It is so much easier to "stalk" a celebrity outside their home or place of work, or any hit spot of the moment mentioned in Page Six (e.g. Waverly Inn, the in clubs, any of the TV shows) than to go through the hassle of logging onto a website, wait for some dodgy info on your celeb of choice to appear, figure out how long ago since they were spotted, and try to figure out whether it's worth going to the spot where they were.

    Caroline Schlossberg's home building is fairly widely known - do you think any idiot fanatic with any brain is going to hang out there, or rush down to Greene St. hours after she has left?

    Fully prepared to eat crow should anyone ever be hurt as a result of appearing on Gawker Stalker, but that hasn't happened in 4 years despite George Clooney's comments. For now, it's harmless and fun in my mind.

    Posted by: Patrick | Apr 11, 2007 9:30:40 PM


  11. whoops - should have said Nicole Simpson

    Posted by: Patrick | Apr 11, 2007 10:59:05 PM


  12. It justs take one celebrity to be hurt and then all this "arguing" will be moot....

    Posted by: alan brickman | Apr 11, 2007 11:03:26 PM


  13. This is such crap. Gawker Stalker, like the rest of Gawker.com, is primarily a humor site, using smarmy commentary (including readers' observations of celebrities). Jimmy Kimmel is such a tool, although Emily Gould completely blew it. His hosting behavior was not at all grounded in balanced journalism either. He didn't call out the celebrity representatives on their distortions, and he certainly didn't acknowledge that his humor has included hurtful jabs at others (a la Kevin Costner and the Jabba The Hutt pic). Guess it's a new, warm and fuzzy Jimmy who will never say anything mean about anyone to get a cheap laugh. I'm totally convinced he's reacting to getting called out for being a drunk.Sc

    Posted by: scotto | Apr 11, 2007 11:37:43 PM


  14. Jimmy Kimmel is a smug, untalented, asshole. It's hilarious how he tries to elevate himself as some relevant celebrity. He needs to be thanking Gawker for even printing a fake sighting of him, because I don't know why anyone would give a shit about him in the first place. He also looks like some sort of evil reptile with those creepy, tight crossed-eyes of his.

    Posted by: Ben | Apr 12, 2007 7:42:58 AM


  15. I can't believe you just posted Cris Crocker, that guy rules myspace with his crazy antics. He's also on youtube. You should check him out.

    Posted by: Anon | Apr 12, 2007 4:53:17 PM


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