Friday, July 21, 2006

National Enquirer's face is red. In the last few weeks, they've had to issue two apologies and retract stories they had written about Britney Spears and Kate Hudson. The Enquirer reported that Britney was ready to divorce K-Fed and that Kate was dangerously thin. But is someone out to sabotage the newspaper? They think so. From TMZ:

"National Enquirer officials in the United States believes reps for Spears and Hudson are intentionally creating a deception -- that the retraction was from their paper when in fact those stories never ran domestically -- only in the UK paper. They believe the alleged deception unfairly sullies the National Enquirer name. But Marty Singer, whose law firm, Lavely & Singer, reps both Hudson and Spears, scoffs at the notion that any deception exists. Singer says the National Enquirer and the UK National Enquirer "are one in the same." Singer notes the same company -- American Media -- owns both papers and also claims that "they carry most of the same stories." National Enquirer Editor in Chief David Perel says Singer may be right, but the fact is the two stories in question never ran in the U. S. of A. -- and there, Perel says, lies the deception."

Hmmm...I won't deny that the Enquirer often breaks stories first. And that I don't love their best and worst beach bodies issue. But I don't think there's a sabotage going on here. I think the Enquirer just has to bury its head for a while until they break Jennifer Garner's second pregnancy. Oh wait, Star already got their first. Star: plus a thousand. Enquirer: minus twenty five.

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