Due to overwhelming demand, Starline Tours is increasing the number of buses used for the "TMZ Hollywood Tour - Secrets and Celebrity Hot Spots," to keep up with visitor demand for this unique tour that highlights celebrity haunts and the stories behind them in and around Hollywood.
This year, the TMZ Tour will be offering up to 16 tours per day in high season, that's quadrupling last year's schedule, with some tours departing at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights to capture the nightlife scene.
"The popularity of this tour - which is really a "show on wheels" - indicates our visitors' insatiable appetite for all things celebrity, as well as the huge audience of TMZ," says Philip Ferentinos, Director of Starline Tours.
Over the past year the TMZ Tour has been showing Hollywood secrets and hot spots like no one has ever seen before. The stars stop and interact with passengers; they pose for photos and at times board the bus to the amazement and joy of tour guests. Recent celebrity experiences include David Spade, Cee-Lo Green and countless others. Sometimes even celebrity dogs get in the picture, like Jiggy, the dog of Lisa Vanderpump from the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" outside her restaurant, Villa Blanca, in Beverly Hills.
"When superstars like Shaquille O'Neal and Diddy say hello to our guests, and the TMZ guide gets it on video for the TMZ website, it makes our visitors to LA feel like celebrities, too", says Vahid Sapir, owner of Starline Tours. (View friendly Shaquille posing for photos at http://tinyurl.com/TMZstars )
TMZ and Starline Tours created the TMZ Hollywood Tour - Secrets and Celebrity Hot Spots in May 2011 on a special custom-designed bus that shares celebrity secrets TMZ-style. This one-of-a-kind journey offers passengers shocking and never before seen video from the TMZ library that brings the Thirty Mile Zone to life while visiting real celebrity spots that have appeared on the TMZ show.
Tickets are from $49 for adults, $39 for youth and hotel pickup from 250 area hotels is available for an additional charge. Visit www.starlinetours.com or www.tmztour.com to reserve and purchase online and view recent celebrity sightings on the TMZ Hollywood Tour.
TMZ is the first multi-platform, three screen successes for any media company and stands out as the most cited entertainment news source in the world. Launched in 2005, TMZ's meteoric rise is based on TMZ's consistent ability to be first to break celebrity news. TMZ attributes its growth to multi-platform coverage and original reporting on key entertainment events.
TMZ remains the #1 original Entertainment News web site for 5 consecutive years (comScore). The TMZ television program continues to build on and supplement the worldwide success of TMZ.com and is the #1 syndicated magazine among adults ages 18-34 (Nielsen). TMZ on TV is cleared in more than 75% of the country including Fox O& Os through 2014 and also airs in several international markets. TMZ.com is #1 in celebrity news mobile offerings for last 37 consecutive months (Nielsen).
Starline Tours is the oldest and largest sightseeing tour company in Los Angeles, having pioneered the famous Movie Stars' Homes Tour in 1935 - making this Starline Tours' 77th operating year. The company offers a full range of sightseeing tours of Los Angeles including a multi-lingual City Tour, a city-wide Hop-on Hop-off Double-Decker tour and tours to Theme Parks, Movie Studios, San Diego and Tijuana and pick-up from over 250 hotels in the Los Angeles area.
Starline Tours has locations throughout Hollywood, with its main terminal at Grauman's Chinese Theatre at 6925 Hollywood Blvd. The company also has a sales office on Santa Monica Pier, starting point of the Malibu Stars' Homes Tour, as well as a new terminal in Anaheim at the Jolly Roger Hotel. The company is privately owned and operated in conjunction with TourCoach - the company's Bus Charter division. For reservations please call toll free from the U.S.( 800) 959 3131 or from abroad 001 323 3333, or visit www.starlinetours.com.