Thought for the Day October 15, 2012: Meet Two More Faces of the Celebrity Gossip Machine: News Fabricators Chris Rogers and William Earl.

by twilighter

Let’s meet two more faces of the Celebrity Gossip Machine, Chris Rogers and William Earl.

Chris Rogers, the “weekend editor” of Hollywood Lies (Life) Magazine, is another news fabricator of the celebrity gossip machine and another stellar example of why Hollywood Lies takes the cake in terms of tabloid BS “news” reporting. He is yet another editor there who cannot edit his way out of a paper bag if his life depends on it and seems to have serious problems with simple temporal concepts like “after”, “since”, “before”, and “latest”.  Let’s take a look at his latest offering of October, a web article titled Kristen Stewart: ‘I Have Nothing To Be Ashamed Of’ After Affair.

From the sounds of that headline Kristen seems pretty brash about proclaiming that she is shameless even in the face of the so-called cheating scandal. But let’s read on:

“Kristen makes an ironic statement as she reveals that ‘I have nothing to be ashamed of’ in a candid interview. Do YOU think Kristen should be ashamed after cheating on Robert Pattinson?

Kristen Stewart has made a number of awkward statements since her affair with Rupert Sanders became public in July. However, Kristen’s latest statement seems to take the cake. “I have to be careful how to behave when I’m in the spotlight” Kristen told Tu Style magazine before her affair was made public. “Apart from that, I’m more free than what people think. Also because I have nothing to be ashamed of.”

We can certainly think of one reason that Kristen should be ashamed, but then again, everyone makes mistakes. Do you agree?

Another example: “When am I happiest? In my car with the right friend,” Kristen awkwardly told Elle UK back in March. Was she referring to Rupert? What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Kristen be ashamed?”

[bold highlights are mine]

You have got to be kidding me. How can her latest statement be made nearly more than four months ago.  Rogers’ headline implies that Kristen made the statement after the affair and just recently and that she has made several other awkward statements since the affair became public [July 25th].

But both statements he refers to here clearly pre-date July. He refers to her “latest statement” which was actually one that was made in a May interview at Cannes, long “before” her so-called affair. And if that isn’t bad enough, then he mentions a statement she made in March, and asks whether she was referring in it to being in her car with Rupert in July.  All of which unleashes another rash of nasty online comments protesting how brash and nasty Kristen is.

The only one taking the cake in this bit of nonsense and who should feel ashamed is Chris Rogers and his fellow idiotic editors at Hollywood Lies.  They are continually taking quotes of Kristen out of context, twisting them, and trying to deceive the public about things that she supposedly said, when she said it, and what she meant.  Misquotation, fabrication, deception, more stock and trade of the celebrity gossip machine. And of the rest of the celebrity gossip machine picks it up, reports it, and unleashes a further flood of nasty comments about Kristen on the internet.

And now for another flash of journalistic brilliance.  Fresh off of Hollywood Life’s debacle about Dree Hemingway being Rob’s mystery blond in New York, which they recently had to retract, here is a recent offering (October 11th) of William Earl, their managing editor, titled: Robert Pattinson’s Mystery Blonde: Sexy New Girlfriend Revealed?  Yes we are all officially holding our breaths in anticipation of being enlightened by that one. Earl continues:

“Many fans are speculating that the sister of a super-sexy A-lister was canoodling with Rob during his club night out — do YOU think they will start dating?

Robert Pattinson was caught caressing a sexy blonde on October 6 at New York City’s Electric Room — and now the woman may have been identified!

Rob, 26, may have been cuddling with Savannah Miller, the sexy sister of Rob’s good friend Sienna Miller. That’s what fans have been wildly speculating about.

We have to admit — it looks a lot like her! We wonder if there is a love connection now — Kristen Stewart better watch her back!”

The article continues with a seemingly unrelated quote from Rob about his lovelife in his latest film, Cosmopolis. But apparently William Earl and the idiot reporters at Hollywood Lies are the only ones that are wildly speculating in this story.  After the meaningless quote Earl continues with the following two separate sentences:

“DO YOU think Rob will date this mystery girl, HollywoodLifers?

UPDATE: Savannah Miller is married, so if it WAS her, they’re obviously just friends.”

WTF.  This is journalism?  He blames the speculation on the un-named fans and then agree with them?  Any high school journalism student knows the rubric of a news story- who, what, when, where, how, and why.  But the Hollywood Lies “managing editor” can’t seem to even get past the “what” before his story starts to go awry. And when he takes on an earth shattering news story like “Who’s the blond?” he can’t even seem to get the “who” right. Not to mention the fact that the blond object of the story (Sienna Miller’s sister) not only is married, but is also married with three kids.

This article followed hot on the heals of another one by Earl the day before (October 10) that claimed that a “body language expert” had declared an opinion that Rob was not in love with the mystery blond!

But we should not be surprised by anything that comes out of this managing editor’s mouth.  Earl’s the same guy who brought us the September  story entitled Kristen Stewart: Cheating On Robert Pattinson Was Not ‘Shameful’.  In that one Earl continues:

“K-Stew reveals how being ‘less inhibited’ helped her through recent drama — check out her new interview!
Kristen Stewart shocked fans when she was caught being unfaithful to Robert Pattinson, but in a recent interview she defends her actions! Kristen, 22, says she views this type of situation differently after playing Marylou in her new movie On The Road, she tells our sister site Movieline.
“It’s opened me in a way that’s probably more appropriate to my age,” she said. “I think I’m a bit less inhibited, and not thinking too much before speaking. It’s not about being shameful, I’m just a bit more unabashedly myself because of this thing, and it probably started at age 15. I can be around people and say what I think without fear.”
Kristen also opened up about what it took to play an adventurous character like Marylou.
“To play a part like Marylou, she’s very vivid and colorful but also on the periphery. You don’t know her heart and head and the how and why she does what she does. By the time that it came to film, I didn’t want to play her simply as this character that is just a wild and sexy girl. With the research we were able to do, applying the whys and getting to know the people behind the characters makes you think about the book differently.”
Do YOU think Kristen’s affair was “shameful,” HollywoodLifers?”
Once again, the only thing shameful is Earl’s ridiculous mis-reporting.  The quotes are again from Cannes in May and concern a movie character, not Kristen.  And the interview is nothing about the recent drama and how she got through it.  With management like that at Hollywood Lies, it easy to see why they have so much trouble with the truth.

If Hollywood Lies were a real news outlet, it would have printed an obvious retraction to its earlier Dree Hemingway claim, not simply pulled it from its webpage and act like it never existed. And If Hollywood Lies were a real newspaper, that real story would have looked much more like this:

On Saturday, October 6, Robert Pattinson appeared at the Electric Room, a bar in NYC, and he enjoyed a simple night out with some friends including Tom Sturridge and Sienna Miller.  Contrary to the false reports of several Hollywood gossip tabloids that make up and sensationalize stories to sell magazines, Pattinson did not “conoodle” Miller’s sister Savannah, Actress Dree Hemingway, or any other mystery blond for that matter.  He simply tried to have a pleasant night out.”

But I wouldn’t hold my breath.  It’s probably time for some more of that collective disgust.  Here’s to you guys.
Once again if you don’t believe me on these stories, put on hip boots and wade into the excrement.  On second thought, you may need a full wetsuit.  They are at:
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6 Responses

  1. Thank you! excellent series.

  2. My problem with this is that they are not a reputable news source and you say so. Yet you also take issue with them, correcting their misinformation. The fact that you do this gives them credibility, even more credibility than they had before you did this. Did you intend that to happen?

    • Exposing them for the ridiculousness that they are hardly lends them any credibility. I guess we will just agree to disagree on this one.

      • It regards them as worthy of being corrected. They are not worthy. Not at all. Now if you can make such fun of them that everyone will laugh at them, that’s the ticket.

      • I’m just and old country lawyer and I don’t know the finer ways to do it. I just have to do it my way. But if humor be thy foil, strike with your best blow. As for me,

        Now my charms are all o’erthrown,
        And what strength I have’s mine own,
        Which is most faint: now, ’tis true,
        I must be here confined by you,
        Or sent to Naples. Let me not,
        Since I have my dukedom got
        And pardon’d the deceiver, dwell
        In this bare island by your spell;
        But release me from my bands
        With the help of your good hands:
        Gentle breath of yours my sails
        Must fill, or else my project fails,
        Which was to please. Now I want
        Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
        And my ending is despair,
        Unless I be relieved by prayer,
        Which pierces so that it assaults
        Mercy itself and frees all faults.
        As you from crimes would pardon’d be,
        Let your indulgence set me free.

  3. Thanks again!

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