Ryan Chartrand

Have you ever wanted to hear personally from one of those celebrity bloggers whose Web sites many of us often spend countless hours browsing to catch up on the most current gossip? Well, tonight is your chance.

Associated Students Inc. will be hosting celebrity blogger Perez Hilton at 8 p.m. in Chumash Auditorium.

“Perez is a great opportunity to bring something fun for students that will be purely for entertainment,” said Kristin Savage, ASI’s events outreach student supervisor and an art and design junior.

Hilton will be presenting comedy-themed commentary on pop culture. Savage said he will also present a slide show, discuss celebrities and be available to meet students and give autographs after the presentation.

“I think it’s going to be fun because college students like that kind of thing because it’s a good way to relax,” Savage said. “These events are cool because students can say this person came to my school.”

Hilton has become famous because of his Web site, www.perezhilton.com, which receives millions of hits per day. He has made appearances on television networks such as VH1 and E!

He also recently appeared on a television program called “What Perez Sez.” The program’s genre is classified as reality television, and it gave Hilton an opportunity to discuss up-to-date celebrity gossip.

Perez’s Web site uses the slogan “Celebrity Juice, Not from Concentrate.” It features several blogs focusing on events celebrities are involved in, such as updates on the untimely death of Heath Ledger. The Heath Ledger blog contains information that has been published by news sources as well as speculation about the circumstances surrounding the actor’s death. Perez also provided video clips of Ledger speaking to various organizations.

Students with a Cal Poly ID will be admitted to the event for free, and the general public can attend for $10. People are encouraged to arrive early because seating is limited and entry into the auditorium will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“Heck yes, I’m going,” general engineering senior Garrett Plate said. “I think it’s going to be funny and entertaining, and he’s a celebrity. Also, it’s the cum and coke.”

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