Mean-spirited celebrity blogger Perez Hilton undergoes extreme makeover

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He was the blogger Hollywood loved to hate but now it appears Perez Hilton has turned over a new leaf.

In a very candid sit-down with the Los Angeles Times, the snarky blogger opened up about his new approach to the job that made him infamous.

Whether he was taking cheap shots at their children or outing their closeted lifestyles, Perez made a career out of taunting celebrities and he now admits that “hate” turned against him.

“I ended up becoming someone I didn’t want to be,” he told LA Times columnist Robin Abcarian.

And changing his mean-spirited formula was something he thought would dismantle his fan base.

“I’d been doing things a certain way for six years, and if all of a sudden, I do a 180 on people, will they stop reading my website?”

Ultimately, they did not – as his blog continues to be one of the highest traffic sites on the web, proving being nice does have its perks.

Perez credits his new baby for motivating him to change his ways. The single dad welcomed baby Mario via a secret surrogate late last month.

Read the full story at The Los Angeles Times website.