The Founder of TMZ ‘Jim Paratore has passed away, he was fifty eight years old. He also created the shows ‘Ellen’ and ‘Rosie’ had died of a heart attack on Tuesday as he was out for a bike ride in France.
He was the president of Tele- pictures — a division of Warner Bros. He was an amazing guy, a great producer and the best salesman in the world.His list of credits is endless. On his watch, a slew of shows were produced, including “The People’s Court,” “The Bachelor,” “Extra,” “Judge Mathis” and on and on.
Jim is survived by his wife, Jill Wickert, and his daughter, Martinique Paratore.