The news about Howard Stern’s marriage flipflop — he got engaged to Beth O last night — spread around the web in no time. Fellow Stern fan Tony Pierce blogged it immediately at LAist. Gary Dell’Abate said that Stern’s Wikipedia page was updated with the engagement in minutes (though it went up and down as Wikipedians fretted about sourcing it to an article). And Perez Hilton has the news but — covering his ass — frets that it may be a Valentine’s Day prank. The new gossip leader, TMZ, meanwhile, is behind; still concentrating on the other Howard Stern. People.com is hopelessly behind. Oh, yes, and HowardStern.com had the news. Gossip is about speed these days.
by Jeff Jarvis