The mad man behind TMZ, Harvey Levin is kicking off his brand new show TMZ Live this Monday at 3 p.m. and is giving viewers a behind the scenes look inside what goes on in the TMZ newsroom.
This morning, Harvey joined us to tell us a little about his new show, plus some of the stories that TMZ is breaking on a daily basis, including Gladys Knight on Dancing With The Stars, the latest on Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, and how Bobbi Kristina wants to change her name from “Brown” to “Houston.”
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TMZ is inviting viewers inside their newsroom to see just how they break the biggest entertainment news stories in the world on Harvey’s new show, TMZ Live. The one hour show is a spinoff from their already successful online stream TMZ Live and a mix of their daily TMZ show.
What kind of news does TMZ break? One of the more recent stories they broke is that Kris Humphries is seeking $7 million from Kim Kardashian after their marriage unraveled.
“He’s saying they created a joint account when they got married,” says Harvey. “He’s saying she never gave him anything from the joint account…he’s saying now that she froze it, which makes no sense because you need both parties to do it if it’s a joint account…Kris Humphries is not a road scholar.”
Another big story that TMZ just broke, is that Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, now wants to drop her father’s last name in favor of her mother’s.
“She thinks Bobby Brown has been toxic in her life,” says Harvey. “When Whitney and Bobby divorced, she wanted to change it, but Whitney wouldn’t let her. Now that Whitney is dead, she’s going to go ahead and do it.”
Harvey also says that Bobbi Kristina must have seen her parents doing “crazy amounts of drugs” when they lived in their house in New Jersey.
Day in and day out, Harvey and the crew at TMZ are dealing with celebrities, and when asked if there are any celebrities in particular that are great people, Harvey says:
“Celebrities are like everybody. Some of them are crazy, some of them are great,” says Harvey. “The real craziness is the exception, it’s not the rule, but with thousands and thousands of people, the exceptions can number in the hundreds and that’s why things look so crazy.”