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Lonelygirl15 Ain't So Lonely Anymore

9/9/2006 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

So the latest on YouTube starlet Lonelygirl15, if this morning's reports are to be believed, is that a "pair of filmmakers" has copped to helping start the Internet phenomenon.

But the story that's been told so far isn't the real deal -- and TMZ knows it. Normally we tell you everything -- but because of source confidentiality we can't this time. It's a much more intriguing and hilarious tale than anyone knows. When we can, we'll spill it.



The identity of video blogger known as Lonelygirl15-who captivated audiences all summer on her website and YouTube with her videos about her adolescence in a small town, living with religious parents-still isn't known, but, according to this morning's LA Times, that mystery is a little closer to being solved. The Times reports that a duo of filmmakers has come forward to admit that they are behind the Lonelygirl15 phenomenon, and that it's part of "a website centered around video and interactivity" that they are building. So this might mean that Lonelygirl15 might become a whole lot more famous than she is already-if they'll ever tell us who she is.

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McGraw performed a romantic duet with his wife Hill -- and then promptly slipped and fell on his face as soon as the song was over, says Page Six. He left the stage in silence while the audience gasped. Hill herself provided what Ben Widdicombe describes as a "Basic Instinct moment" when her Zac Posen dress slid up during the performance.

Meanwhile, presenters like Eva Mendes, Scott Weiland and Drea de Matteo needed two takes (or more, in the case of De Matteo, who got booed for her slip-ups) to get their lines down. And some audience members were so annoyed that they walked out, creating an awkward situation for the cameras. TiVo never looked so good!

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Liza Minnelli's ex-husband David Gest has asked a Manhattan judge to throw out their prenuptial agreement, a move that would allow him to go after Minnelli's considerable fortune if the request is granted, reports the New York Daily News ... The LA Times observes Ben Affleck and Matt Damon at the premiere of Affleck's new film "Hollywoodland," and notes just how much difference almost a decade can make. Back then, at the height of their "Good Will Hunting" fame, the two were the brash, cocky face of young Hollywood and were dating starlets (Gwyneth Paltrow and Winona Ryder) -- now, the two showed up to the soiree with wives Jennifer Garner and Luciana Barroso, and the two also recently welcomed their first children.
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brian scott miller    

Lonely Girl is a "galipoka" rip off, and not a very good one at that. Galipoka is just some crazy kid who riffs, he will be big oneday, if he keeps it up. This "Lonely Girl" thing is a Load of C®@p.

2784 days ago
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lina    

Who the hell is she? teen from a small town with religious parents? So what's the hype about? Come on, let me make a clip about being a woman from a big city and dead parents. Not newsworthy and either is this .

2784 days ago
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Lou    

this was really retarded. tmz, get a life. this was the stupidest thing you have ever posted. REMOVE IT

2784 days ago
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mary poppins    

YAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!

2784 days ago
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the wife    

I know it sounds mean, but, David Gest is one creepy looking MF.... Plastic surgery definitely hasnt done him any favors...

2784 days ago
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Missy    

I think I've seen dumber things on this site. Just my opinion.

2784 days ago
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Kelly T: Bill Hicks Fan, TMZ junkie    

This is from a YouTuber named TheBledman who did some research. How true it is... I don't know:

A federal trademark application, US Serial No. 78957059, for the term lonelygirl15 was filed on August 22, 2006 by Kenneth Goodfried of Encino, California. In the application he includes screenshots of an article about lonelygirl15, states that he is the sole owner of the trademark, and that he has been using the trademark in interstate commerce since May 24, 2006. [9] The first lonelygirl15 video was uploaded to youtube on that day.

2784 days ago
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Sandra    

What the heck does the Lonely Girl story have to do with the THIRTY MILE ZONE? After all the enormous strives you've made in such a short amount of time you just took your first step to JUMPING THE SHARK

2784 days ago
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JackoOnHisBacko    

Yawn. Yet another "Oohh, I know what's really going on! But, well, I can't prove it, but trust me! lolz!"

Are you a bunch of 14 year olds or what? If you know something, put up or shut up. All this "I have a secret but I can't tell what it is...lolz isn't this fun" BS is old.

2784 days ago
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Jaclynn    

Oh shut up, the video was pretty funny.

2784 days ago
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NursePollyPeptide    

couldn't open the clip, article "YAWn"

2784 days ago
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racer    

You'd have to be a complete moron or naive as hell to think the lonelygirl chick was not acting under direction. Is America really this stupid now??

2784 days ago
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Whatever    

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWN! Only a moron would think this was anything worth watching,

2784 days ago
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Esmy    

Wow! Lonelygirl is a fake! I love the way she does her videos. Well ill keep watching because they are so entertaining......... fake or real.

2784 days ago
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the wise old owl    

I NEVER EVEN HEARD OF THIS. IF THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT, THEN I DON'T WANT ANY OF IT. BORING............................. TMZ MUST HAVE $$$$ BEHIND THIS PROJECT, OR ELSE WHY WOULD YOU EVEN WASTE SPACE WITH THIS CRAP.
IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THIS IS STIMULATING TO SOMEONE. GET A LIFE !!!

2784 days ago
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