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As managing editor of TMZ.com, Harvey Levin can be a celeb’s best friend or worst nightmare — not that he’s trying to be either. That’s com…

As managing editor of TMZ.com, Harvey Levin can be a celeb’s best friend or worst nightmare — not that he’s trying to be either. That’s coming through loud and clear in our second keynote Q&A of the afternoon here at EconCeleb. Interviewer Charlie Koones, former president and publisher of Variety and former board member of our parent company ContentNext Media, put it bluntly from the start when he asked: “It seems like you one day said, ‘Screw it. I’m not playing that game. Is that an accurate portrayal?” Levin was just as blunt: “Yes.”

He explained the thinking behind the WB-AOL (NYSE: TWX) joint venture that borrows some of its psychology from his previous show Celebrity Justice: “If a publicist was pissed at a celebrity show, they could get the story pulled by saying you’re never going to get on again if you run this story. … (I decided) we can do an honest show and not be beholden to anybody. We’re going to be really honest and tell real stories. … It’s not as if we don

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  1. Harvey Levin is a SCUMBAG FROM HELL and his TMZ TV Show is despicable! Anyone who treats him like a "star" or "celebrity" reveals just how ignorant, scummy, vile, ETCCCCC…they are as well!…(excuse me, now I have to puke!).

  2. I found Harvey Levin to be a great guest. He showed how ethical he really is and remember he is a lawyer. He doesn't make the situations showing the bad behavior of the stars, only reports them.

  3. Guytano Parks Friday, March 13, 2009

    Linda Mott: there is reporting (in an ethical way), and then there is the sleazy antics of TMZ (and others) who make a mockery of their subjects as they tail, harass, ebarass, photograph, film/videotape, pay a large $um of money to entice an LAPD officer to breach privacy policies in the Rihanna case, ETC!!! Do you actually believe these antics to be "ethical?"

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