ONTD announces a marketing and advertising partnership with Buzzmedia, which also does this for other well-known gossip blogs. The most interesting thing in the copy is that the site claims to have 2.6 million monthly users, which must include non-logged in lurkers, because this is more than the number of LJ active users (people with accounts, that is). The press release claims that LJ has a worldwide audience of 28 million monthly, which agrees with Google Trends. However, Google Trends also claims that the US monthly uniques is only 6.1 million (Google trends says that Russian traffic is 11 million). If this is so, then ONTD might make up a substantial portion of US traffic.
In other news, Blogetry was not in trouble for anything to do with copyright, but because some terrorist organizations had signed up for accounts and were producing articles like 'Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.' The FBI says that they didn't, however, order the entire blogging site closed down, and that the hosting provider did it on their own, which is backed up by Burst.NET's statements.