Washington is the author of last year's No More Paris Hilton Coverage memo, and also tells the hobgobliny man interviewing him here that the AP is the place to go for celeb news. "If you want to know that it really happened, then you're going to have to go to AP," he says. "If we put it out, you can bet the house on it that it really happened." That's the kind of statement that's never going to come back and bite you in the ass!
Speaking of Washington's ass, it was beaten badly about ten years ago by a Puff Daddy producer miffed over a piece Washington wrote for Blaze, a music mag he'd founded. Washington also wrote an editorial accusing Wyclef Jean of aiming a shotgun at him; Jean denied it and called the editorial a publicity stunt. A what? A publicity stunt, you know one of those things you do or say to get attention? Like, say, for a book you've got coming out next week from Simon & Schuster called "Black Will Shoot," for example? Hey, if you did have such a book, now would be a great time for a string of said attention-getting stunts!