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Hollywood For Ugly Smart People

That's right, this is a company town, people, much like Hollywood. In L.A., the paparazzi follow blonde starlets in and out of restaurants and boutiques. In Washington, one particularly enterprising paparazzi outlet, TMZ, has begun doing the same thing with lawmakers, (most of whom seem to be wearing underpants, you'll be relieved to know). Harvey Levin is TMZ's founder, and he had this to say in today's Washington Post.

Levin sees politics as fertile ground. Individual lawmakers might not be well-known beyond their districts, Levin says, but sprinkling a little celebrity dust on them — even if it involves mild mockery — might give them more of a platform for their views. Besides, he says, "how many stories can you do about Lindsay Lohan?"

Um, a lot.