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CNET News.com feature: Gossip blogs get casting call

Last year, the big trend in the new fall season was bringing broadcasting to the Web--now, it's bringing the Web to the TV screen, with new shows like TMZ TV and What Perez Sez.

Before leaving for the office Tuesday morning, I left a note for my housemates on top of our television. "Won't be home till late. I'm DVRing TMZ TV and the new Perez Hilton show. Please do not delete the recordings. This is for work, not a joke."

I'm not one for celebrity gossip. I try to stay on top of what's being talked about, but I don't keep up with Britney's latest epidermal exposures or whether Jessica Alba is single, and the only time I watch the E network is when it's playing on the TV in front of the only unoccupied treadmill at the gym.

But the syndicated TMZ TV, which premiered on Monday, and the VH1 series What Perez Sez, which introduced its first event tie-in on Tuesday night with footage surrounding the weekend's MTV Video Music Awards, piqued my interest as a digital-media junkie.

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