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35 out of 54 people found the following review useful:
A waste of time and a parasite upon humanity, 27 June 2008
Author: fritosorlays from United States
If I were to spend my time trying to find a word that could describe
how much I loathed this show, the world will have already found a clean
and efficient fuel source.
I did not watch TMZ for more than 30 seconds before changing the channel, and when the commercials come on and advertise TMZ, I groan, literally. Why anyone would spend time gathering and watching the garbage they air, I have no clue. TMZ constantly mocks, harasses, and stalk celebrities, making up lies and emphasizing mistakes you could catch any normal human doing. Celebrities are't criminals, but they aren't gods either. They don't deserve being stalked by these trash for mistakes I'm sure most of us make. They are people who just happen to be good at acting or singing, just as a programmer would be good at programming. Yet you wouldn't stalk him, the person who made your computer what it is and has probably provided more entertainment for you than celebrities ever could.
TMZ is trash, pure and simple. They make a living off causing others pain and ridicule. But perhaps it would be bearable, if not for the smug and childish attitudes of the staff. They're hypocrites of the highest caliber. Laughing at every fall, picking at every hair, and acting as if they are better than the celebrities themselves. The worst part yet is the people who actually enjoy this crap, they're no better than the staff.
Trash content, a trash staff, and a trash audience. I am surprised it has not been canceled yet. - Actually, no, I'm not, and that's what worries me.
12 out of 16 people found the following review useful:
Educational, inspiring stuff, 19 March 2012
Author: Jason Evans from United Kingdom
I was flicking through the channels yesterday when I stumbled across
TMZ on TV for the first time, just as they were asking the question
"What is Matthew Perry up to nowadays?"
"Oh my gosh", I thought to myself, "I've been so busy worrying about the situation in Syria, the Eurozone Crisis, and the conflict in Libya that I've completely forgotten to keep up to date with the life of Matthew Perry". Ashamed of my ignorance, I stayed tuned and watched those fearless TMZ reporters, valiant guardians of truth that they are, chase Matthew Perry across a restaurant car park whilst shouting insightful questions like "Matthew, who were you with tonight?" and "Matthew, do you still talk to Matt le Blanc?" These are questions that we all need to know the answers to, and yet the BBC and CNN stubbornly refuse to report on them - preferring to focus on trivial matters like famines, droughts and wars. Thank God that TMZ on TV is here to supply us with real, hard-hitting, investigative journalism!
9 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
I drive by this place everyday on a way to a real job., 24 January 2011
Author: Chuck Steak from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I live in West Hollywood. I drive by TMZ on Sunset Blvd. everyday on my way to work. Just a little FYI, they are in the Trader's Joe Building, they have the complete third floor. Crunch Fitness is also in the same building. TMZ does not advertise they are in that building, there are no signs. Or anything to indicate that TMZ and company are in that building. Except if you shop at Trader Joes & you keep seeing the entire TMZ staff in there buying food & drinks. They are all cool people, and they are making a decent living. Who cares if they are not reporting serious issue or current events. It is what is. I also thought that TMZ was short for "The Media Zone" it turns out that it means "Thirty Mile Zone" a production term about distance from other entertainment businesses.
28 out of 49 people found the following review useful:
Most disgusting Evil - This killed Princess Dianna, 15 January 2009
Author: sirjsk from United States
Extortion - Blackmail - Invasion of Privacy - Trespassing - Easdropping
- Peeping - political motivations - leverage industrial.
This show is a criminal syndicate posing as the worst trash of journalism. A step up when in reality it's much worse.
This show is the worst evolution of Mortin Downey Jr., Geraldo Brawls, and Jackass Ignorance. But not by accident or innocence but by design.
This show is a propaganda machine utilizing bling hypnotized, starry eyed, delusional aspiree's in thinking they are legitimized.
I've posted here many times and have found all posts cleared out. I was surprised to see any negative comments allowed again.
I support anyone working to get this show off the air, all others restricted and these participants blacklisted.
This show is meant to be divisive and destructive, for their own determinations.
It's time to stop.
14 out of 22 people found the following review useful:
Ghastly, hateful television, 5 January 2011
Author: radiodiffusion from UK
This odious piece of programming is simply dreadful on so many levels.
For the uninitiated, the format of TMZ is a bit like a televised
version of Heat magazine, in which a group of tossers sit around a
pretend office, throwing about meaningless pieces of celebrity
chit-chat or fawning over footage of z-listers going about their daily
Said tossers are headed by an inept, middle-aged man, hereafter referred to as "Captain Cockfeatures". Captain Cockfeatures floats around in front of the tossers, occasionally writing celebrity names onto a whiteboard - a format point which serves no readily-apparent purpose. He usually supports himself against a large wooden panel, which covers him from the shoulders down - this is, I presume, to spare us the sight of him furiously pleasuring himself to clips of Matthew Perry collecting his dry cleaning.
I suspect the need that the tossers and Captain Cockfeatures have to stalk, bitch about, and fawn over these celebrities is borne out of their own failed Hollywood ambitions. Their utter lack of charisma, wit or charm has scuppered their chances to achieve any kind of meaningful fame for themselves, so instead they leech of that of people who have actually made something of their lives. The most depressing thing however, is that there are people who watch this tripe - there must be, or they couldn't keep churning it out. Lord knows how they do it, I feel like I need to wash my brain after sitting through fifteen minutes of it. Ghastly stuff indeed.
27 out of 50 people found the following review useful:
Cancel this piece of crap, 25 August 2008
Author: DashTheGreat from United States
TMZ on TV has got to be the most brainless, untalented, and uninspired
piece of garbage to ever hit network TV. Who Okay'd this show, i.e.,
who needs to have their head examined? The "cast" of TMZ are a bunch of
rejects and Hollywood wannabes who obviously are just projecting their
hate for those who are more successful than them. I wonder how many
failed actors / actresses there are amongst the bunch? I'm guessing all
This show is absolutely pathetic. First of all, I love the little stuck up manner that they talk about their fellow human beings. They talk like they're better than celebrities, and all celebrities are immoral. Hmm... So, people at TMZ, how moral is trying to take pictures of people with no clothes on, or the other stuff that paparazzi do on a daily basis? Your jobs have no merit in society. Everybody laughs and steps over you. That's why the cast on TMZ try to make a name for themselves and act all high and mighty. They have no talent nor ambition. They can't join the Hollywood crowd, so they blast it.
So, in closing, TMZ on TV is a terrible show perpetrated by evil slugs who will do anything to get rich and famous. Unfortunately, they fail to realize that, other than their demographic, who ride around in "Rascals," and are probably over 100 year old fossils, nobody actually watches this show. You would have to be insanely bored, or have masochist tendencies and be punishing yourself for some wrong doing. Whatever network this is on, and who really cares? (this show left such an impression on me that I'm not even sure which channel it's on) please do us all a service and cancel this piece of crap before more peoples' time is wasted. I lost a few hours of my life watching this bogus, untalented piece of garbage (just to fall asleep, of course - this show has that effect), but nobody else has to. They probably air it at night because this show wouldn't have a chance in the daytime, where people could be easily interested by other things, such as smacking themselves in the head repeatedly with a 2 X 4.
31 out of 59 people found the following review useful:
Welcome to "all-slime-all-the-time" TV, 25 March 2008
Author: LeonardOsborneKael from United States
How to get a show on TV these days: get a bunch of snide, sarcastic youthful losers - who will appeal to all those snide, sarcastic losers out there in TV land - and have them do snide, sarcastic, pseudo-journalistic reports on those oh-so-marketable celebrities. Paris Hilton's proudest defender through three DUI convictions, attorney (?) Harvey Levin, arms folded, plays corrupting fagin to this smarmy crew of young, wannebe misfits. On this program, Harvey gets to pretend to go back in time and finally hang with the popular kids in school. Yes, the cool kids finally LIKE him. The budding young "reporters" - all carefully selected to present a wide appeal to the various awkward teens out there, seem shy at first. They come from nice homes and they're not 100% sure it's okay to trash away on pretty much anyone they can find footage of. But hangdog-eyed Harvey encourages them, egging them on, and they gain in snide, sarcastic confidence with each sojourn into the world of slime TV. After all, they are now no-talent celebrities, too, right? They are on TV, being smug - so, ironically enough, these kids are really the latest batch of "famous-for-doing-nothings". As far as the "reporting" goes, there doesn't even have to be a story - just footage - the snotty kids can do the rest with their sneering, contemptuous, drooling, star-envying voice overs. Oh gosh - it's fun to be snotty with famous adults and get away with it, isn't it! And it's apparently a can't-fail formula in today's media world. The producers are counting on America's youth to prove them right and Harvey seems sure this crap will make him a rich man - maybe even rich enough to live next door to his poor, downtrodden friend, Paris Hilton. Has anybody checked to see if this goon really has a law degree? If he does - with this show, he even manages to give lawyers a bad name.
23 out of 46 people found the following review useful:
Get A Life !, 29 February 2008
Author: ahmed elshikh (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Egypt
"How do they sleep at night", "This is utterly rubbish", "A sick waste of time". Those are my everlasting comments about such a big crappy program !. What really gets on your nerve and successfully is the way of making the show : An anxious old boss with a cup of coffee (as if he's tired out of working !!!?) among some young bunch of true genuine losers whom got a lot of spare time with totally nothing to do at all except chasing stars, any stars in so irritating trite style !. There isn't by any chance any use out of watching this even for having some nice brainless time as long as this Paparazzi kind of hunting is too annoying (as well as too embarrassing). Plus the fact that you'll never ever have any sort of news as what you'll going to watch every time is just some stars going in or going out places, and that's it !! So that celebrity or else was walking his dog, well The dog didn't bite him, he didn't bite the dog, so where is the news ?, or rather where is anything ??! So that celebrity didn't want to speak to you !, give him a space to breathe, treat him like a human, stop that unremitting nuisance, and then if he refuses to, then he's right, you're such a lousy show with nothing to offer or one respectable question to ask ! Actually, from the level of mentalities I see, no one of them got an iota of culture or even smartness to be able of criticizing in the first place. Not to mention how their sarcasm (if you call it so) is forced, dull, and sets a new definition for "tasteless" ! Can you have the ability to stand endless miserable jokes WITH some extremely silly people who crack them while being unable to stop laughing on them too ?! How Brutal ! In one damn episode one of the show's brilliant *reporters* asks Ann-Margret herself, an old lady for him!, if she's known person because he thinks that he saw her before ?? OH MY GOD !! And Mr. boss, with heavy reddish make-up on his cheeks, turned it into one of his unbearable laughing hysteria !!! I have never seen similar program with failure people whom are so happy with their failure and so proud of it like this at all. It's shameful how the show's makers expose boldly their stupidity, deficiency, along with desperate desire to be famous. They spend all the time blabbering about defects of other people, or imputing false ones to them, while that itself discloses how many real defects they already have. And you know what, dumb pals, these people you pursue, disturb and gossip about got talent and viewers to love UNLIKE YOU! In a word; nothing here to entertain or - God forbid - to obtain except tons and tons of provocation and disgust. In the list of programs concerning the stars' news or mocking at them, TMZ is not in the lowest rank, it's not in the list. I've always believed that Hollywood is cursed by so many ugly things...This is graphically a great instance for one of them. All in all those untalented shows or reporters are the ones whom could kill themselves and others by their petty pathetic work. P.S : The title of my comment is for the makers of THIS and its lovers too.
15 out of 51 people found the following review useful:
Good entertainment news show, 19 April 2008
Author: Grace Zeh (email@example.com) from Chantilly, Virginia, USA
"TMZ ON TV," in my opinion, is a good entertainment news show. I enjoy seeing Harvey Levin as the main anchor. There are many reasons why I said that. Even though Harvey Levin is a good anchor and host, I think he is somewhat of a goofball. If you ask me, it seems that there's always something juicy going on in the entertainment world. Still, I enjoy hearing about what's happening in the entertainment world. In addition, this is sort of like a live version of Jerry Springer's talk show. The only thing I don't like hearing about is when a couple has broken up or gotten a divorce. Now, in conclusion, I highly recommend this show to all you die-hard entertainment world fans. You will really enjoy it.
19 out of 59 people found the following review useful:
Rest easy: Decadence is alive and well. Kudos to TMZ for providing a valuable public service., 23 December 2007
Author: PWNYCNY from United States
TMZ shows how utterly and hopelessly common, shallow and debased are
today's media stars. Actually there are no words that can adequately
describe how incredibly ridiculous, two-dimensional and self-centered
they are. If they want to, these entertainment stars could easily avoid
the likes of TMZ, but they don't and because why?: They love the
attention, even negative attention. Like for instance the well-known
female singer and dancer who wanted to take a photograph of a mural
while dozens of paparazzi were milling around ... and then complains
that they won't let her take the picture ... but she won't leave!
Instead she just complains but gets all that attention. TMZ exists
because of characters like her who crave attention, no matter how
disgraceful their behavior. They behave like five-year-olds, but they
aren't kids, and their behavior is anything but cute. Their narcissism
is boundless. (If you don't know what the term "narcissism" means, then
that's your problem.)
Once upon a time the word Hollywood was associated with glamour, style, opulence and class. Well, that's ancient history. Any illusions one may harbor about Hollywood are torn to shreds after watching an episode of TMZ. TMZ shows that today's stars are a bunch of shallow, alcohol-swigging, drug-popping pathetic lowlifes whose money and fame cannot cover up the pathetic shallowness of their existence. Ugh! If you are featured on TMZ then you must be a sleazy shameless materialistic slob who loves wallowing in the mud. And this is not TMZ's fault. All TMZ is doing is showing how these so-called stars actually behave, arrogant demeanors included. Their arrogance is so appalling as to render it almost laughable. While war is raging in many parts of the world, people are losing their jobs, and all kinds of terrible things are happening, these Hollywood "stars" go merrily on the way, completely self-absorbed and oblivious to everything and everyone around them. For instance, TMZ showed a rock (or was a hip-hop) singer who comes across a beggar. Instead of dealing with the beggar himself, the singer tells his bodyguard to "take care of the guy." How touching. And this is the same person who produces music that we're supposed to buy, at highly inflated prices. Then there is the well known, well-to-do socialite who is wallowing in money yet has nothing better to do then to cavort from bar to bar. Then there is the famous movie stars who "help out" a struggling merchant by spending all of two-hundred dollars in the guy's store. What generosity! Or what about the famous movie actress who has nothing better to do with her life than berate the TMZ staff after she makes a spectacle of herself, thereby attracting attention ... and then complains. What does she have to complain about? Ever hear of free publicity? Many of these stars are roll models for today's youth, but after a dose of TMZ, you wouldn't want to be caught within five miles of some of these people. They may have talent, but many of them are just plain dumb. It seems that today if you're in entertainment and you're a star, it's a sure bet that you are a) a drunk b) a pervert c) intellectually challenged d) a sociopath or e) a combination of a - d. Are there any Hollywood stars who DON'T drink? You definitely will not want their autographs.
What makes TMZ so entertaining is that they don't make up what they show. It's real. It's unrehearsed. And it's unbiased. The movie stars shown are not acting. They are being themselves. Hollywood stars going into restaurants (often the most expensive); Hollywood stars going into clothing stores (often the most expensive); Hollywood stars on the town having a good time (often drinking); Hollywood stars with their kids (trying to act normal - phony of course); Hollywood stars trying to get away from the cameras (but never do. They love it the attention!) Decadence is alive and well in Hollywood ... and in New York City ... and wherever else these prima-donnas show themselves.
What about the well-known Hollywood star and her movie-star husband who have adopted children and converted what is usually a private matter into a media spectacle and then make it further known that they have donated "millions" of dollars to charity, all obvious publicity stunts. For Hollywood stars today, nothing is off-limits, nothing is sacred, nothing is too low. They will do anything for free publicity, and TMZ will be there to oblige them. Getting arrested ... going to jail ... getting into fights ... screaming ... yelling ... endorsing political candidates ... as TMZ shows, these Hollywood stars will do ANYTHING for publicity.
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