HollywoodLife Flip-Flops On Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani “Married”
HollywoodLife has once again been caught doing one of the things it does best: Flip-flopping. Gossip Cop can expose how the webloid has been running false and contradictory stories about Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani getting married.
In mid-May, the site alleged Stefani and Shelton were tying the knot after she was photographed wearing a diamond ring while performing at KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango. “We’re majorly freaking out over this,” the outlet wrote, sounding more like fan girls than reporters. Throwing journalism practices like fact-checking to the wind, it was said that the bauble is a “pretty telling sign that she’s newly engaged!”
Then, in late June, the blog picked up the OK! cover story that wrongly claimed Stefani and Shelton had secretly wed in March. Mind you, that’s before the aforementioned engagement allegation. With no regard for its prior “reporting,” the site babbled on about the couple’s supposed nuptials in not one, but TWO posts. One of those was all about Miranda Lambert’s alleged reaction to finding out her ex had remarried.
But then on Thursday, HollywoodLies purported to have this “exclusive”: “Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani: Why He’s Not Ready To Get Married ‘Just Yet.'” Uh, didn’t the site say in May that they were engaged, and then weeks later say they had married? Naturally, this new story didn’t mention either of those previous reports.
Instead, the webloid flip-flopped, and seemingly pretended to have inside access to Shelton, writing, “Their relationship seems to be doing amazing as ever, but we’re hearing that Blake still isn’t quite ready to put a ring on it ‘just yet.’” The piece, all based on a “source” (cough) went on to state, “It may be a while before Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani get married.”
That’s certainly not what HollywoodLife reported before. And it’s hard to take the blog seriously when it’s run several other false reports about Shelton and Stefani, dating back to last November. That’s definitely not the way an outlet builds trust or credibility.