Sitting in on an OK! Magazine staff meeting would be so awesome.
There’s an element to celebrity gossip that is always, well, gossip. You take what you read with a grain of salt. But there’s gossip, and there’s deliberately and wholly inventing stories, misleading us with vague text and exclamation points.
Either Jessica Simpson’s name came up in the lottery this week, or the darts all landed on her, because she is apparently having a baby! Would you believe that the same bombshell was dropped almost verbatim last week, only about Jennifer Aniston?
It’s true! Doubly joyful news!
CONFIRMED! REVEALED! What is? That OK! wrote a cover story? Consider it official!
According to this fine publication, as Jessica nears her 30th birthday this week, she has a new man (Eric Johnson) and a new plan - to become a mother!
The first part of that is true, at least. But then there’s this line:
“Enjoying an early birthday celebration at the Greenbrier Casino Club gala opening in West Virginia on July 4, Jess caused a stir with her visible bump!”
No word if they mean a visible bump on her head or knee.
Seriously, time to get a little more creative with your made-up nonsense, guys. You’re going to be labeled the magazine that cried fake-pregnant wolf.