TMZ and it's founder Harvey Levin about to have the tables turned on them.
Next week, The New Yorker will publish a tell-all story about the inner workings of TMZ.
Writer Nicholas Schmidlehas been working on the story over a year and Levin is scared to death about it.
TMZ debuted in 2005 and stands for “thirty-mile zone,” its 30-mile radius of coverage emanating from Hollywood (starting at West Beverly Blvd. and North La Cienega Blvd.). The site has broken infamous stories, such as the elevator dustup involving Solange Knowles, Beyoncéand Jay Z and the audio of former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist rant.
Levin, a former attorney whose site is often first with death and divorce documents, has deep roots in the L.A. legal community. TMZ stories often fuel speculation that he pays big money to keep the site’s traffic high. Now the tables are about to turn on Levin and his crew, with sources telling Hollywood Reporter that the reporting in the article is “aggressive,” and that Levin has warned staffers it probably won’t be a light read.
Levin has warned his staff not to speak to Schmidle.
Might be too late for that.
H/T NY Daily News