Not to be outdone by Time Warner’s (NYSE: TWX) TMZ and Yahoo’s (NSDQ: YHOO) OMG, VH1 finally jumped on the gossip blog bandwagon with Scandalist.com. Aside from the usual daily posts and celebrity photos, it hosts quizzes and polls and will soon offer original video. Users can also access the site on their mobile phones and iPhone users can download the app (though I wasn’t able to find it on the App Store). VH1 plans to enable comment posting from mobile phones and a widget for Yahoo Go within the next two weeks. The effort follows the popularity of the VH1 Blog, though at first glance, hard to tell the difference between the two. Some top headlines from Scandalist include — aside from its “Top 100 Celebrity Scandals,” — Lisa Marie Presley, Grand Theft Auto IV and Pamela Anderson eating “fake meat in public – no, not her boobs.” The VH1 Blog houses the latest on its C-list reality show celebs, New York and Tailor Made and the girls on Flavor of Love 3. Release.
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