Friday, June 06, 2008

Entertainment Tonight Feels the Heat for False Angelina Jolie Birth Story

Sources are saying that Entertainment Tonight -- which first announced (false) news of the Angelina twinsies being born last week -- knew that the reports were false prior to running the television broadcast with the news. However, they moved forward with the broadcast anyway.

"Shortly after the story was posted [on ET's website] but several hours before the broadcast aired, [Jolie assistant] Goline told Entertainment Tonight that she was not the person with whom they had been corresponding, a person with direct knowledge of the conversation told The Associated Press. That account was confirmed by another person close to Jolie.

Entertainment Tonight was told before the broadcast that their information came from an impostor," said the second person. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly."

ET kept the story on their website without a retraction for days before they finally pulled it.

Someone's totally getting fired over this.