Unfortunately, I’ve had to do quite alot of research on tabloids for a term paper. It’s quite unbelievable what these “news” sites get away with! The people saying nothing is true in tabloids are correct when they say that nothing is true on ANY of them. The US laws protect their lies, and the tabloids are quite crafty in how they present those lies. Most of them are owned by the same corporations, and just recycle the articles between each other to save on salaries, etc. They choose the “celebrity of the day”, usually the one with the most avid fans, pay the paparazzi to spy on that particular celebrity (some have been caught altering, even creating pictures), and create words to fit the paparazzi picture. Then they pay a source to say a few words that the tabloid “journalist” tells them to say. Instant story. They have a picture, they have a “source”, they have the celebrity. AND they have the fans that are naive enough to be lured into clicking on the headline the tabloid so masterfully creates. The tabloids make their money through advertisers on their site that give the tabloid so much money per site “hit”. The average “hits” each average-sized tabloid gets is 169 million per month. Even if the amount per hit were under a dollar, that still equals quite a large amount of money, doesn’t it? The bigger-name tabloids gets even more “hits” per month. They aren’t required to name their “source”, they aren’t required to verify ANY of their information. Very few celebrities try to sue the tabloid because, quite frankly, it is very difficult to find a tabloid guilty of wrong-doing under the current laws of the United States. The US Supreme Court defines a public figure (which includes celebrities) as “not as other mortals”. Public figures must go way above and beyond what the average citizen must prove to determine liability. So, before you click on that luring headline, think about it. Your going to be reading false information about the star you’re a fan of, the celebrity you’re a fan of will be constantly lied about in that tabloid as long as they are bringing the tabloid money through clicks, and the paparazzi will NOT give that celebrity any peace as long as their picture will give them a paycheck. If you are a true fan of ANY celebrity, don’t read this trash. Don’t help to pay the paparazzi to harass them. Help them to have some peace. And thank you for helping with my research!