Mark Ebner
Tuesday August 22nd 2017


"Veteran muckraker Mark Ebner of "Hollywood, Interrupted" has a knack for producing beautiful writing from ugly subjects. Scientology, pit bull fighting, celebrity scandals, scam artists... you name it, he's investigated it." - Xeni Jardin,

"Ebner is like the Patti Smith of Scientology-bashing - he was doing it before it was cool and inspired legions."

"The best investigative journalist since Hunter S. Thompson." - Paul Gallagher,

"There's only one legitimate investigative journalist that works in the entertainment industry these days: Mark Ebner." -

"Ebner terrorizes Hollywood by running the best industry website anywhere" -


"Website of the Week." -The Scotsman

"Site of the Day" - The Hot Blog

"Featured Site" - WNY Media Network

Reasons to buy “Six Degrees of Paris Hilton”

If you want to discover more of the dark underbelly of L.A., where celebrities hang side-by-side with drug dealers and other criminals, Mark Ebner’s upcoming book “Six Degrees of Paris Hilton” is for you.Rush & Molloy, New York Daily News
In his new book Six Degrees of Paris Hilton, Mr. Ebner takes you to the places they never show you on “Access Hollywood,” because if the general public could access the side of Hollywood Mr. Ebner uncovers, that tub of popcorn in your lap at the multiplex would serve only one purpose, that of a barf bucket. – Joseph Lindsey, Big Hollywood
Six Degrees of Paris Hilton takes readers on a wild ride through the life of Darnell Riley–murderer, extortionist and debt collector who worked his way into the social circle of the Hollywood heiress…It’s an incredible story, and Ebner takes the reader on a whirlwind tour from the red carpet to the federal penitentiary. – Marty Beckerman, The Daily Beast
[A] scathing, disturbing and pathologically engrossing new crime book…Six Degrees is more than just a shocking expose. The book’s a cultural indictment, and judged in the literary and journalistic sense, as fine piece of crime writing and social criticism as can be committed to publication.The PhilaLawyer
Nothing but the raw, unvarnished truth about how gullible and asinine young Hollywood is.Tucker Max
Well, let me say this right off, Mark Ebner’s Six Degrees of Paris Hilton is even better than Hollywood Interrupted. Let’s face it, you’re as interested in the sleazy dirty side of Hollywood as much as I am, it feeds our cynical need for turning over the rocks.Full Metal Cynic
Mark Ebner…delves into the lives of many sordid types–sloshy actress Tara Reid, solo porn star and MTV VJ Simon Rex (with whom Hilton also made a sex tape), various Playboy Playmates, and of course Girls Gone Wild impresario Joe Francis. And they all seem, in one way or another, to orbit around the great Dark Planet created by one Paris Hilton.Gawker
This book is a celebrity-soaked bitches’ brew bubbling over with toxic-shocked debutantes on a collision course with miscreants and the maladjusted…In Six Degrees of Paris Hilton author Ebner deftly, boldly and unflinchingly turns over the 3-carat rocks to show the wanna-bes squirming with the worms as everyone struggles for a moment in the flashblub’s glare and a lifetime of big payoff. – Lisa Derrick, The Huffington Post
A terrific the cast of Pulp Fiction come to life. – Deminski & Doyle 94.7 FM, Detroit
That is a bizarre read. – Mancow Radio
A scary book…a frightening book. – Judith Regan, Sirius Satellite Radio
Lurid and masterful reporting. Every word rings true with an insider’s absolute knowledge of Hollywood’s rich and famous. Fiendishly ingenious and shocking. Mark Ebner is a born storyteller who has seen it all, from the mean streets to Bel Air mansions. – Robert Graysmith, author of Zodiac
In Six Degrees of Paris Hilton, Mark Ebner lays bare the dark, twisted heart of a Hollywood so savage, so murderous, so unbelievably drugged-out, degenerate, sex-soaked, weird, and violent that only a journalist with Buick-sized balls and questionable sanity would even dare to go there. Most terrifying of all — the story is true, and Ebner tells it with a ferocity and heart that will have readers panting and forgetting to wash or eat until they’ve clawed their way to the end. Forget all the glossy, big name, so-called Hollywood crime books you’ve ever read. After Six Degrees of Paris Hilton, they can torch the place and feed the ashes to rats. You’d have to go all the way back to In Cold Blood or Ellroy at his best to find a criminal saga any better than this. Let Ebner take you on a tour of shiny hell. You hold in your hands something very close to a masterpiece. – Jerry Stahl, author of I, Fatty and Pain Killers
A totally absorbing, outrageous book. – Evan Wright, author of Generation Kill

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6 Responses to “Reasons to buy “Six Degrees of Paris Hilton””

  1. Sounds like an interesting book. Very informative thanks for sharing!

  2. jason shaw says:

    Sorry to say this book is a slap in the face to a true author. You have writing skills of a 5th grade special ED student. I feel your pain, you were counting on this book to get you out of the 69 VW van you live in. According to the sales statistics you will be dying in that van. With your enlarged liver and Hep C I can only hope you a slow aggonizing death. I don’t wish bad upon to many people, but you my friend deserve everything you have coming. What goes around comes around.

  3. Nathan says:

    I wasn’t sure if I was going to buy this book until I read Jason Shaw’s comment here. Since it pisses someone off enough to write that, I’m definitely buying it now! Thanks Jason

  4. Kathryn says:

    Just finished reading this book and it is great. Scary and kind of awful but you are a seriously good writer. Are there any “normal” people in Hollywood?
    I will pray for Darnell Riley and his redemption every night because of all those messed up people he seems the most likely–intelligent, introspective and self-aware–of them all. Therefore the most redeemable.

  5. Bobby Mott says:

    Who the fuck is Jason Shaw?
    What goes around certainly does come around.
    As someone who is quite familiar with the Ebner, both literarily and personally, I take great exception to Shaw’s criticism of the writing. I deduce from his post that he is just another in a long line of little girls with far too many hair and bath products. A mediocre punk born to live and die, a mediocre punk.

  6. spankster says:

    wow just read the book Mark
    I agree with Jason Shaw
    who cares? enjoy the van!

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