The latest report on Aniston’s supposed pregnancy, there literally have been dozens, comes from Star magazine. It claims an “insider” has revealed that the actress spent $500,000 to add a nursery to her $21 million Bel Air mansion.
“Jennifer is having a boy and a girl, so she wants the room to reflect that equally,” the source says. “They’ve thought of everything, including making sure the house can be made completely childproof,” says the source. “Her most important concern is the babies’ safety.”
The story, however, is invariably fake and follows a well worn pattern. Jen is pregnant, but only tells a close circle of friends and family. Then one of those insiders leaks the story to a tabloid. Fat chance. Yet the stories persist.
In recent weeks tabloids have ramped up a bevy of canards to hype readership going into the New Year, when ad rates are set based on circulation. Problem is gossip web sites, often owned by the same company, recycle the stories, usually without question.
HollywoodLife and radaronline are two big offenders. The latter is owned by the same company that owns Star magazine.
Radar recently reported, for example, that Miley Cyrus slammed critics of Demi Moore. But the star went on Twitter and denied ever saying anything about Moore’s private life.
Star magazine proclaimed that “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, 24, is pregnant with boyfriend and purported baby daddy Jionni LaValle. She refuted the story a few days later.
But OK magazine wasn’t about to be topped by Snooki news. It reports this week that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are expecting twin boys? But don’t bet on it.