Thursday, July 20, 2006
National Enquirer Lies! Stop The Presses!
Is the tide turning against gossip rags? Why don't celebrities always sue when they know it's all utter lies? They can certainly afford it and soon the Enquirer and its ilk couldn't afford to print the lies.Kate Hudson just won a libel suit against the National Enquirer in the UK for claiming she was anorexic and her mom had done an intervention. (It didn't help that the Enquirer had run glossy photos of Hudson around the same time saying she looked terrific.) More importantly, Hudson is suing other publications that jumped on the story and reprinted the lies -- it would be great if the media realized just because one rag printed a story didn't mean it was fair game to go crazy with -- especially when that outlet is a gossip rag. The Enquirer UK also had to apologize to Britney Spears for claiming her marriage was over. Obviously, that's her job.