The fastest-growing Internet news site does not belong to a prestigious newspaper or a storied television network reporting the great events of the day. Instead, it is a Web site barely a year old that beat everyone to the details of the sordid death of Anna Nicole Smith.
Over the past several months, TMZ.com's little newsroom of 28 repeatedly has scooped rivals on ongoing stories, such as the escapades of Britney Spears and her ex, K-Fed. Like the Drudge Report and Smoking Gun sites, TMZ made its name landing exclusives: documents from Mel Gibson's arrest, the photo showing thecontents of Anna Nicole Smith's refrigerator in her Bahamas bedroom, which included Slim-Fast and methadone.
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