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The Death and Life of Defamer

Hollywood Gossip site Defamer has now been folded into parent site Gawker as a Hollywood column
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Say goodbye to Hollywood, baby. Defamer, the loved--but not loved enough--celebrity gossip blog has been folded into its parent blog, Gawker.

News broke yesterday, on a day when Hollywood had a little gold-dipped fella named Oscar on their minds, which Deadline Hollywood Daily's Nikki Finke didn't see as a coincidence at all. Finke explains she'd "been hearing for awhile that the Gawker empire founder and chief exec [Nick Denton] was trying to sell Defamer, which accounts for only 2% of total traffic of his network of Internet websites and had been flat for the past year. Then Denton announced Defamer was officially on the block. He had one taker but the offer wasn't good enough."