How does TMZ get those court documents and "scoops" so fast?
TMZ had a staffer on the L.A. County Superior Court payroll.
We all knew Harvey Levin's TMZ pays court employees to leak information to them, as recently fired L.A. County Superior Court spokesman has been accused of doing. But their real secret? Just plant a staffer on the courthouse payroll.
That's basically what the site did with TMZ senior producer Vania Stuelp, according to this Los Angeles Times story on accusations that court spokesman Allan Parachini was feeding tips to TMZ. Parachini was fired this week.