BUZZMEDIA Snags Editors From PopEater, TMZ

Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA, the venture backed online entertainment content network, has snagged two editors for a new, yet-to-be launched celebrity site, the firm said today. According to BUZZMEDIA, it has hired on Mike Hess, formerly Managing Editor of AOL's entertainment news site PopEater, and Gillian Sheldon, former founding supervising producer at, to help build out a new "celebrity project" it will unveil in the fall. The company said the new property will "significantly extend" its position in the entertainment category. BUZZMEDIA operates Buzznet, Celebuzz, Stereogum, TheSuperficial, Absolute Punk, JustJared, WWTDD, GoFugYourself, SocialiteLife, Idolator, in addition to running the official sites for celebrities Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, and others. BUZZMEDIA is backed by Anthem Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and others.