“Oprah Answers Everything!” screams the cover of People magazine, which seems a slight exaggeration since she doesn’t explain why my heating system only breaks down on the coldest days of the year, or why Easter Islanders erected the Moai statues.
But the article answers about as much as any story does in this week’s fact-challengedRead More
It’s a new year, but it’s sex, fat-shaming and politics as usual in this week’s tabloids. Meghan Markle is a “shameless sexpot,” rages the National Enquirer, positively shocked – shocked, I tell you – that Prince Harry’s betrothed wore a “daring sheer top” in official photographs. The hussy. An allegedly “stunned” Queen has decreed aRead More
The release of 2,800 previously classified documents on the killing of president John F. Kennedy has prompted this week’s tabloids to fresh heights of fantasy. JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald “worked for CIA!” screams this week’s National Enquirer cover, claiming a “world exclusive” revealing details of a shocking memo. There’s only one small problem: thisRead More
More than 30 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual abuse, another 200+ women have claimed sexual assault by writer-director James Toback, but only the National Enquirer, following a “12-month investigation” into Hollywood sex crimes, can reveal that Halle Berry “walked arm in arm” with an unnamed alleged sex harasser. Arm in arm?Read More
Stevie Wonder can see again, the Las Vegas killer joined a cult before the massacre, and Tom Petty could have been saved, according to this week’s fact-distanced tabloids.
How wrong can the tabloids get?
Having killed off country music star Loretta Lynn months ago, the Globe now reports “Loretta Lynn is back fromRead More
Did celebrities take last week off?
It seems that way, as so many of the stories in this week’s tabloids relate to events that happened years, even decades ago, though naturally they are presented as “news” complete with the mandatory exclamation points.
Tom Cruise “self destructs over cancer diagnosis!” would seem to beRead More
Nostradamus “predicted hurricanes and North Korea missile crisis,” claims this week’s Globe magazine, which promises to reveal the 16th-century French seer’s predictions for “what’s next!”
It’s about as plausible and fact-based as anything else in this week’s dubious tabloids. “The false trumpet concealing madness will cause Byzantium to change its laws,” wrote the ancientRead More
Breaking up is hard to do, and in the tabloid world it’s prohibitively expensive too.
Prince Charles and Camilla are in the midst of a “$250 million divorce,” claims the ‘Globe’ front page, though the story inside admits: “ . . . she’s telling friends she’s willing to settle for $25 million.” So it’s notRead More