Jessica Simpson has given birth, the new OK! magazine cover implies. The tabloid, which has a long and not-so-proud history of putting bogus Simpson stories on its cover, goes into full-on bait-and-switch mode this week, plastering the words “My First Days As a New Mom” over a photo of the (still-expectant) star.
OK! promises “exclusive details” and claims, “The star opens up about her beautiful girl.”
Except, um, the “beautiful girl” has not been born.
As for the article itself, the magazine writes that Simpson “has longed for a baby her whole life — and now that blessed event is finally here!”
Uh, if by “blessed event” OK! means pregnancy, the tab is about eight months late.
And if the tabloid means birth, it’s still weeks early.
Most of the cover “story” amounts to rehashed, generic quotes about Simpson’s excitement about becoming a mother, plus some unsubstantiated speculation about her “dream nursery” and post-pregnancy fitness plans.
There’s nothing “exclusive” or newsworthy — just a completely shameless cover image. Had Simpson actually gone into labor before the magazine hit newsstands, OK! would look like insiders.
Instead, they just look like clowns.