What Is TMZ? We Explain Here

Fox Corporation is the owner of the tabloid website TMZ. WarnerMedia sold TMZ to Fox Corporation on September 13, 2021, in exchange for $50 million.

The term “studio zone,” which refers to a region with a 30-mile radius centred around the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, is where the name “TMZ” comes from, originally appeared in the film and television business.

Harvey Levin, a lawyer-turned-journalist who served as a legal analyst for the Los Angeles television station KCBS-TV, is the managing editor of TMZ.

America Online (AOL) had expressed interest in launching a website with a primary focus on celebrities three months before the official launch of TMZ and had hinted that it was planning to launch a Hollywood and entertainment-focused news site that would be produced in collaboration with Telepictures Productions.

When the site first launched, AOL affirmed that Hollywood gossip, including celebrity interviews, pictures, and videos, as well as news about the film, television, and other industries, would be its main focus. Fans may “track shifting hairlines and waistlines of their favourite singers over the years” by viewing the site’s extensive database of star images and videos.

UK Roadblock Momentary

According to the gossip website “Oh No They Didn’t,” TMZ started banning access from the UK on December 24, 2010, and the notice “Due to legislation within your region, you are unable to visit this website” appeared.

When questioned further, TMZ replied that the blocking occurred as a result of “legal restrictions” relating to English defamation law.

The UK can now access TMZ as of January 7, 2011.