Sharp-eyed Jeff Bercovici at has stumbled upon what appears to be a sort of line extension for TMZ - Time Warner's just-about-anything-goes gossip powerhouse.
"People's Court Raw" seems to be some sort of use-gen debate site.
I spent almost every summer between the ages of 10 and 17 in Jamaica.. I never thought anything about Los Angeles, I was never L. Until you get out of school, and someone offers you a job in L. It’s hard not to become enamored with 300-plus days of sunshine every year. There are a lot of things I don’t like about it, a lot of things I still think New York does much, much better.
But the sunshine is great, I live near the beach, and more importantly, my wife is never leaving. I guess my dream scoop is when the next big story happens, we get it first, whatever it is.
That was quickly followed up with a demand for an injunction that included a declaration from none other than TMZ honcho Harvey Levin himself that talks of how May 11 would be the "Termination Date," and that after then, Starline would no longer have access to TMZ tour guides, TMZ would no longer be involved in picking the route and that TMZ "will continue to try to operate the Tour on its own after termination." The very same day that the Ford Mustang ran into the TMZ tour bus on that frantic chase — providing opportunity for Levin, TMZ affiliate EHM Productions and parent company Warner Bros. Levin that EHM was a media company and it made no sense for it to operate a tour bus business and that the only source of information about tour bus operation EHM possessed was Starline’s confidential information obtained during the joint venture relationship. Levin said he did not care as the decision had been made and EHM was going to run buses and compete with Starline.
And while it’s an operation that has scooped the competition by being first to report Mel Gibson’s run-ins with the Los Angeles police, Heath Ledger’s death and John Travolta’s son’s death among other Hollywood headlines, Levin maintains that he and his staff are not in the business of gotcha journalism.Resume: Taught law school at the University of Miami in the mid-’70s; briefly practiced in Los Angeles before returning to teaching.Landed first television gig covering legal issues in 1982 at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.The media site was certainly proud of its cameo, and it was definitely great promotion for the celebrity tour it has been running since 2010.Except that two weeks earlier, TMZ canceled its celebrity tour bus deal with its partner, Starline Tours of Hollywood, alleging in a lawsuit that Starline kept missing payments.