OK! has gone baby crazy.
The same publication that once claimed Tom Cruise was set to pay Katie Holmes $75 million for a second child and (wrongly) insisted… and insisted … and insisted that Jennifer Aniston was set to become a mom is back with more baby blather.
According to OK!’s cover, a baby for Jessica Simpson has been “confirmed.” “Finally, A Baby For Jess” screams both the cover and the story’s headline. So what makes the tabloid’s crack team of obstetricians — consistently wrong in the past — convinced that Simpson is expecting?
The actress showed off a “fuller-figured look” at a “July 4″ Greenbrier Casino Club gala, observes the magazine, which can’t even get the event’s date right (it was July 2).
OK! cites a doctor (who hasn’t treated Simpson) as saying that her tummy and facial features are typical of a woman “in her 10th to 12th week of pregnancy.” Just in case that airtight argument falls through, OK! also points out that Simpson has a new boyfriend, Eric Johnson, whom a “source” calls “husband and father material.”
Plus, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz told Redbook last October that her big sister wants a baby.
She’s working out and dieting regularly (which, as everyone knows, never happens unless the goal is pregnancy) and has “thrown herself into expanding her booming fashion empire” (which, as everyone knows, is what women do during the first trimester).
OK! explains that Simpson is doing more design work because it allows her to stay home. Apparently, it never occurs to the magazine that she just likes designing. Of course, it also never occurs to OK! that someone might actually check to see whether Simpson is expecting a baby.
Gossip Cop did — and she’s not. A rep for Simpson tells us the story is “absurd and not true at all.” The only thing OK!’s cover “confirmed” is the tab’s laughable track record.