It’s been a few months since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have fallen out of the insane merry-go-round of gossip rumors that were alternating between rumors of the couple getting married and rumors of Angelina getting pregnant. I guess after months and months of 100% incorrect reporting, the tabs have decided to cool off on publishing those rumors because, HELLO, they have always been wrong. Star magazine, clearly scrounging for a headline story this week, decided to go back and resort to their old tricks in order to have something to put on their magazine cover. According to this week’s issue of the mag, Angelina is 3 months pregnant with her 7th child, a boy that will result in Brangelina’s retirement from Hollywood. Um, yeah.
Whip out the “CONGRATULATIONS!” banner and throw in a few blue balloons because — if you believe the latest rumors — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are expecting! Again! Hollywood’s golden couple have six children so far: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne, to whom Jolie gave birth in 2008. This will make the new bouncing baby No. 7, reports Star magazine in their Feb. 4, 2013, issue that hit newsstands this week. In January 2012, OK! magazine claimed Jolie is pregnant and that Pitt is “ecstatic over the news.” In February, mere weeks later, OK! magazine was at it again, claiming the two A-listers have set a wedding date for the summer (meanwhile summer has come and gone and … no wedding took place that we know of) and that Angie is preggers with twins. Again. This time, twin boys. In March, the talk around town was that Jolie struck her famous pose at the Oscars (remember the slit dress and the exposed right leg?) to draw attention away from her baby bump. By May, Life & Style publicized that not only is Angie pregnant, but so is Brad’s ex, Jennifer Aniston.
LOL! This shizz is hilarious. Now, y’all know that I love gossip as much as anyone else. I totally get that goss cannot be 100% correct all the time, that is a given. But I’ve never been a fan of the bold-faced lying that tends to go on in tabloid journalism, mainly because it makes people distrustful of other kinds of reporting. None of this is life and death, whether or not Angelina Jolie is pregnant again (which she isn’t, I’m certain) won’t chance the course of human history … but when these mags report outright lies week after week, month after month, year after year, how do they expect people to believe anything they say? In the end, tho, as much as I dislike the lying, I do enjoy the ridiculousness of the reporting for entertainment value … and mayhaps, that is the point. I guess as long as the reader is in on the joke, no harm caused. The sad thing is, tho, that here in the US, far too many people have no idea that a joke is being perpetrated and they believe everything they read or see on TV. Maybe that is the greatest tragedy of all.
In any event, who wants to go in with me on a baby gift for Brangelina?