Friday, July 1, 2011

Mid year review for 2011, part two:
Birth predictions.

While the main gossip rags that predict deaths are just the Three Wicked Step Sisters, the Enquirer, Globe and low rent Examiner, a whole slew of the mags will tell their readers some celebrity is pregnant. The common thread is how unreliable these stories are.

The way I count these predictions is to go back six to nine months and list all the Bun In The Oven Alerts. That means this review is dealing with stories from October, November and December of 2010. Here are the stories that actually panned out.

Mariah Carey
Natalie Portman

Here are the stories that were so much balloon juice.

Angelina Jolie
Khloe Kardashian (twice)
Kim Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian (three times)
Beyoncé Knowles
Kate Middleton
Elin Nordegren
Willow Palin
LeAnn Rimes
Jessica Simpson
Carrie Underwood
Kendra Wilkinson
Trisha Yearwood

Three true stories, sixteen lies. Batting average of .158, not as stinky as the death predictions, but still AMAZINGLY unreliable.

This underscores the reason I started this blog in the first place. If the supermarket rags are this bad at stuff that can be verified or proven false, imagine how bad they are at the stuff that just remains rumor.

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