Trent Vanegas

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Trent Vanegas (born 12 July 1974) is a writer from Detroit who is best known for his website. His site entitled Pink is the New Blog (PITNB for short) launched in 2004. On his blog he documents celebrity gossip and offers commentary. Vanegas is a former teacher, who once worked at Grosse Pointe Wood's University Liggett School.

Biography[edit]

Although originally from Detroit, Michigan, Vanegas currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Vanegas spent five years as a high school history teacher before starting the blog.[1]

Pink is the New Blog[edit]

Pink is the New Blog started in June 2004. Venagas started the blog for the purpose of getting into the habit of writing every day. [2]

The website focuses on celebrity gossip (often assigning his own monikers), including Britney Spears, Kevin Federline, Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, and Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as Vanegas' own daily adventures and exploits. The website's signature is in the large block pink letters that are used to add comments to paparazzi photos. Some celebrities like John Mayer have copied the idea to give props to Trent and his site by using the large pink blocks in the pictures they take themselves. Vanegas also has pictures of himself with celebrities and celebrities with their pinkisthenewblog.com stickers. The blog has been published via blogger since its inception, and its host URL Blogspot. In 2008, the site moved to WordPress and was relaunched with a new layout. As of November 2011, Pink is the New Blog receives over a million unique hits per week.[3]

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