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Type of site
Tabloid journalism
Available inEnglish
Headquarters13031 West Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, US
Created by
EditorHarvey Levin
(Warner Bros (WarnerMedia)) (2005–2021)
Fox Entertainment
(Fox Corporation) (2021–2022)
Walt Disney Television
(The Walt Disney Company) (2022-present)
LaunchedNovember 8, 2005; 18 years ago (2005-11-08)[2]
Current statusActive

TMZ is an American celebrity news website. It launched on November 8, 2005. The managing editor is Harvey Levin. The name TMZ stands for thirty-mile zone after the historic "studio zone" at the intersection of West Beverly Boulevard and North La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

The infotainment website was made as a project with AOL and Warner Bros., but is now solely owned by Fox Corporation after WarnerMedia sold TMZ on September 13, 2021. TMZ claims that pay for stories and/or interviews. However, Levin said that TMZ does "sometimes pay sources for leads on stories".

A syndicated television show, TMZ on TV, launched on September 10, 2007.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jim Paratore, TMZ Founder, Dies at 58". TMZ. May 29, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  2. "TMZ -- Pretty Mature for a 4-Year-Old". TMZ. November 8, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2009.
  3. "TMZ on TV". TMZ. Retrieved 26 September 2014.

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