Perez Hilton, the blogger who made a name for himself by being wantonly invasive and cruel to celebrities and crafting semen doodles, is a changed man now — or so he tells Alex Morris of New York magazine. Is it genuine? And, even if it is, does it even matter now?
This isn't the first time Hilton's publicly announced that he's changing for the better: in 2010, he bravely vowed to cool it with the semen scribbles, to stop outing celebrities, and to cease calling children ugly. Now he has a son (Mario Armando Lavandeira III, who was conceived with a donor egg and a surrogate and born in February), and he's claiming that fatherhood has softened him and drastically altered his priorities. With the wisdom he's gained from fatherhood, he says that he now has a lot of regrets from his despicable past: