He also starred on TMZ's television show and sometimes chimed in on TMZ Live, a live-chat streamed on After leaving TMZ he was offered a job with among other things.Prior to appearing on television, Hodges was a fashion model started his TV career as a runner at and when Harvey Levin started TMZ, he snatched Max right up making him one of the most famous characters in Harvey's circus.
—moved back to LA when my brother (who still lived here) gave me the news that he was going to be a father.
MH: My brother was a production coordinator at Victory Studios and gave me an entry-level job as a runner.
We kind of got the ball rolling on that, and we beat every other media source by an hour. MH: One time we did something on Suge Knight about him going bankrupt and all this stuff.
One night, I’m at Mel’s Diner, and I saw him, and I was like—oh crap.
Unsurprisingly, Chris’s love life is stunted because every girl he dates also has to get Caroline’s approval. He almost never brings girls home, and he has absolutely no game.
Chris Manzo might be five or six years older than he was the last time he came on this show (yep, that happened), but inside he’s still that 13-year-old boy terrified to touch a girl’s waist during a slow dance.I moved to LA after high school, thinking hair metal was alive and well on the strip, but boy, was I wrong.So, I moved back to Santa Cruz, traveled, moved to New York for a bit—NY rules!I vividly remembered thinking, “This show is going nowhere…” WRONG! I learned how to get around LA, found the South Bay (I’m sure I’d die in this city without the South Bay).So, I worked my way up from being a runner and took a job working for a tiny website Harvey Levin founded. Harvey grew that website into what is now TMZ—which I’m pretty sure is the first website to successfully turn into a TV show. He is a brilliant man, and he works 17 hours a day. Harvey Levin is the embodiment of “there is no such thing as no.” You just had to figure it out and do it.MH: I stayed at TMZ for a long time, and as fun as the show looks, news is really a hard and stressful industry in which to be. I wasn’t surfing enough, and I was dying at my desk.