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'''Tucker Tibor Max''' (b. 1975, [[Atlanta, Georgia]]) is an [[United States|American]] [[humorist]] and [[Internet celebrity|Internet personality]]. He chronicles his drunken and sexual encounters in the form of "[[Gonzo journalism|gonzo]]" [[short story|short stories]] on his website ''TuckerMax.com,'' which has reportedly received millions of visitors since Max launched it on a bet in 2002.<ref name=variety>[http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117986988.html?categoryid=13&cs=1 Darko to Serve Max's Beer] Variety. "Richard, Ted and I all appreciated Tucker's gonzo style of writing in his book", Tatiana Siegel, June 10, 2008</ref><ref>[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i6e371b8ae16a0b5b50948cd291d19f56 Three in the Can for Beer in Hell] Hollywood Reporter. "garnering millions of unique site visitors to read his short stories" July 8, 2008</ref><ref>[http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117955454.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 Pair making tracks to Max] ''Variety'' "Blog clocks 1 million-1.5 million unique visitors each month."</ref><ref>[http://www.tuckermax.com/archives/entries/the_bet.phtml The Bet] ''TuckerMax.com''.</ref>
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'''Tucker Tibor Max''' (b. 1975, [[Atlanta, Georgia]]) is an [[United States|American]] [[humorist]] and [[Internet celebrity|Internet personality]]. He chronicles his drunken and sexual encounters in the form of "[[Gonzo journalism|gonzo]]" [[short story|short stories]] on his website ''TuckerMaxisadouchebag.com,'' which has reportedly received millions of visitors since Max launched it on a bet in 2002.<ref name=variety>[http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117986988.html?categoryid=13&cs=1 Darko to Serve Max's Beer] Variety. "Richard, Ted and I all appreciated Tucker's gonzo style of writing in his book", Tatiana Siegel, June 10, 2008</ref><ref>[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i6e371b8ae16a0b5b50948cd291d19f56 Three in the Can for Beer in Hell] Hollywood Reporter. "garnering millions of unique site visitors to read his short stories" July 8, 2008</ref><ref>[http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117955454.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 Pair making tracks to Max] ''Variety'' "Blog clocks 1 million-1.5 million unique visitors each month."</ref><ref>[http://www.tuckermax.com/archives/entries/the_bet.phtml The Bet] ''TuckerMax.com''.</ref>
   
His book ''[[I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell]]'', made the [[New York Times Best Seller List|''New York Times'' Best Seller List]] in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/05/books/bestseller/0205bestpapernonfiction.html?_r=1&oref=slogin NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction] 2/5/06</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/06/books/bestseller/0506bestpapernonfiction.html?_r=1&oref=slogin NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction] 5/7/07</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/13/books/bestseller/0413bestpapernonfiction.html?_r=1&oref=slogin NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction] 4/13/08</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/books/bestseller/bestpapernonfiction.html?_r=1 NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction] 1/2/09</ref> He is also the founder of Rudius Media, an Internet-based publishing outlet and management firm.
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His book ''[[I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell]]'', is a fucking tool and liar and has been reported to have gay sex with michael jackson[[New York Times Best Seller List|''New York Times'' Best Seller List]] in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/05/books/bestseller/0205bestpapernonfiction.html?_r=1&oref=slogin NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction] 2/5/06</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/06/books/bestseller/0506bestpapernonfiction.html?_r=1&oref=slogin NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction] 5/7/07</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/13/books/bestseller/0413bestpapernonfiction.html?_r=1&oref=slogin NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction] 4/13/08</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/books/bestseller/bestpapernonfiction.html?_r=1 NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction] 1/2/09</ref> He is also the founder of Rudius Media, an Internet-based publishing outlet and management firm.
   
 
Max is a graduate of the [[University of Chicago]] and of [[Duke University School of Law|Duke Law School]]. He is the son of Dennis Max, a restaurant owner in South Florida.<ref>{{cite web
 
Max is a graduate of the [[University of Chicago]] and of [[Duke University School of Law|Duke Law School]]. He is the son of Dennis Max, a restaurant owner in South Florida.<ref>{{cite web

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Tucker Tibor Max[1]
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Occupation Writer, Blogger
Genre Fratire, Non-fiction
Notable works I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

Tucker Tibor Max (b. 1975, Atlanta, Georgia) is an American humorist and Internet personality. He chronicles his drunken and sexual encounters in the form of "gonzo" short stories on his website TuckerMaxisadouchebag.com, which has reportedly received millions of visitors since Max launched it on a bet in 2002.[2][3][4][5]

His book I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, is a fucking tool and liar and has been reported to have gay sex with michael jacksonNew York Times Best Seller List in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.[6][7][8][9] He is also the founder of Rudius Media, an Internet-based publishing outlet and management firm.

Max is a graduate of the University of Chicago and of Duke Law School. He is the son of Dennis Max, a restaurant owner in South Florida.[10]

Projects

In 2006, Max began development of a television pilot for Comedy Central, but the project was reportedly canceled after a dispute with Sony about feature film rights.[11]

In September 2006, Simon Spotlight Publishing, a division of Simon & Schuster, announced that Max was contracted to release a book in January 2008, titled Assholes Finish First. Undisclosed delays have pushed the release date back to 2010.[12][13] He purportedly received a $300,000 advance from the publisher for Assholes..., and released a revised and expanded edition of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell in January 2009.[14] [15][16][17][18] Max's producer has referred to Max's writing style as gonzo.[2]

Max is also the founder of an online company named Rudius Media. The company website states that it is "dedicated to finding, publishing, managing and publicizing new and original content by unknown or under-promoted artists and writers."[19] His blogging network includes journalist and television host Mark Ebner,[20] strategy writer Robert Greene, and actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy.[21][22][23][24]

In 2008, The Hollywood Reporter announced that he was producing a movie based on his first, bestselling book, also titled I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.[25][26] Max has detailed the process on a production blog hosted on the movie's website.[27] Actor Matt Czuchry will portray Tucker on film.[28]

Lawsuits

In 2003, Max posted on his website an account of his relationship with Katy Johnson, who was Miss Vermont in 1999.[29] Johnson filed a lawsuit against Max claiming, among other things, an invasion of her privacy.[29] In response to the lawsuit, a Florida state court judge issued an "unusual" order for Max not to write about Ms. Johnson, to use Ms. Johnson's first, full, or last name, to use the phrase "Miss Vermont" on his website, or to disclose any "information" or "stories" about Ms. Johnson.[29] Ultimately, Johnson voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit against Max, and Max's story was once again posted on his website.[30]

In January 2006, Max posted a thread on his message board satirizing Anthony DiMeo III, a Philadelphian event planner, for throwing a poorly run New Years Eve party.[31][32] Dimeo subsequently sued Max under the Violence Against Women Act contesting that some of the comments on Max's message board were libelous and represented criminal behavior.[33][34] The lawsuit was subsequently dismissed under the Communications Decency Act, with U.S. District Judge Steward Dalzell noting that although Max could be a "poster child for the vulgarity," the law must protect "the coarse conversation that, it appears, never ends on TuckerMax.com."[35][36]

Bibliography

Filmography

Writer
Year Film Other notes
2009 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Co-written with Nils Parker
Producer
Year Film Other notes
2009 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

References

  1. ^ "The Michael Crook Call Out Thread". Rudius Media Message Board. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  2. ^ a b Darko to Serve Max's Beer Variety. "Richard, Ted and I all appreciated Tucker's gonzo style of writing in his book", Tatiana Siegel, June 10, 2008
  3. ^ Three in the Can for Beer in Hell Hollywood Reporter. "garnering millions of unique site visitors to read his short stories" July 8, 2008
  4. ^ Pair making tracks to Max Variety "Blog clocks 1 million-1.5 million unique visitors each month."
  5. ^ The Bet TuckerMax.com.
  6. ^ NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction 2/5/06
  7. ^ NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction 5/7/07
  8. ^ NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction 4/13/08
  9. ^ NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction 1/2/09
  10. ^ Max's Grille. "Dennis Max". Max's Grille. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  11. ^ Goldstein, Gregg "Beer in Hell" flowing to Big Screen Reuters April 17, 2008.
  12. ^ Matthew Thornton (2006-09-25). "Deals". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  13. ^ Tucker Max. "Assholes Finish First". Amazon. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  14. ^ "Gilmore Girls" veteran tastes 'Beer in Hell' Yahoo News. "and a $300,000 advance for his alcohol-fueled memoir for Penguin Books."
  15. ^ Vance, Ashlee (11 March 2007). "Tucker the f**ker claims blogger book deals are 'easy'". The Register. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  16. ^ Max, Tucker (1/02/08). "Vote on the new cover for IHTSBIH". The Rudius Media Messageboard. Retrieved 2008-01-14.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  17. ^ "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell (Paperback)". Amazon.com. 01 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  18. ^ Max, Tucker (1/06/09). "East Coast Book Signings". The Beer In Hell Production Blog. Retrieved 2008-01-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  19. ^ "Rudius Media". Rudius Media. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  20. ^ Mark Ebner Bio Tru TV "He also writes a blog on breaking news from the corner of Hollywood & Crime at HollywoodInterrupted.com."
  21. ^ "About the Rudius Authors". Rudius Media. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  22. ^ "Hollywood, Interrupted" (Mark Ebner)
  23. ^ "Power, Seduction and War" (Robert Greene)
  24. ^ "JamieKennedy.net" (Jamie Kennedy)
  25. ^ Goldstein, Gregg (4/16/2008), "'Beer in Hell' gets big-screen treatment", The Hollywood Reporter  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  26. ^ IMDB: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
  27. ^ I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell - The Movie blog.
  28. ^ Jesse Bradford, Matt Czuchry, and Geoff Stults in "Hell" ArtistDirect.com July 10, 2008
  29. ^ a b c New York Times - Internet Battle Raises Questions About Privacy and the First Amendment
  30. ^ TuckerMax.com: Johnson's Notice of Voluntary Dismissal
  31. ^ "What fun: A judge's ruling on libel suit" The Philadelphia Inquirer. May 31, 2006. Accessed via Lexis Nexis 2/19/2009. "The four-hour event with food and open bar at Le Jardin, in the Philadelphia Art Alliance gallery, ended early, the judge said - and after more than twice the 325 invitees showed, the liquor ran out, and revelers turned unruly, stealing two artworks, tearing sconces, trying to make off with a donations box."
  32. ^ Sometimes failure is funny: Dimeo's NYE party Rudius Media Message Board. January 3, 2006.
  33. ^ "Online rudeness to the max, but is it libelous?" The Philadelphia Inquirer. March 18, 2006. Accessed via Lexis Nexis 2/19/2009. "By contending that Max's site violated the new law that prohibits anonymous annoyances on the Web - the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 - the comments also represent criminal behavior, the lawyer alleged."
  34. ^ Duffy, Shannon Judge: Bloggers Entitled to Immunity Under Communications Act Law.com. June 2, 2006.
  35. ^ "Courts are asked to crack down on bloggers, websites" USA Today. October 3, 2006. Accessed via Lexis Nexis 2/19/2009. "In dismissing the suit, U.S. District Judge Steward Dalzell noted that Max "could be a poster child for the vulgarity" on the Internet, but that he nevertheless was entitled to protection under the Communications Decency Act."
  36. ^ "What fun: A judge's ruling on libel suit" The Philadelphia Inquirer. May 31, 2006. Accessed via Lexis Nexis 2/19/2009. "While Dalzell wrote that "there is no question that tuckermax.com could be a poster child for... vulgarity," he found the law must protect "the coarse conversation that, it appears, never ends."

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