am i the only goober (insider: lol, regan) who was so curious as to what tmz stands for? that's ok, you don't have to admit it, if so.
'TMZ' stands for "Thirty Mile Zone", a term which originated in the 1960s. Due to the growth of "on location" shoots, studios and various talent guilds established a "thirty mile zone" -- outside of which shooting is considered to be a location shoot -- requiring per diems and other travel and living expenses to be paid. The zone remains centered in Los Angeles around the old offices of The Association of Motion Pictures and Television Producers at Beverly and La Cienega Boulevards in California. It was often said that "Everything entertainment happens in the 'Thirty Mile Zone.'" So essentially, the "Thirty Mile Zone" represents the center of Hollywood.
ahhh ... i can sleep better tonight.