Selena Gomez, The Weeknd Stories Made Up By HollywoodLife
As Gossip Cop reported earlier, on Wednesday photos emerged of Gomez and The Weeknd kissing while on a date Tuesday night. In the hours since the pictures debuted online, HollywoodLife has run FIVE “exclusive” stories about the apparent new couple. Yet before today, the outlet had no clue that the stars were even dating.
Now suddenly, the bad blog has “sources” dishing “exclusive details” about the romance. The headline on one such article reads, “Selena Gomez & The Weeknd: She Loves How He ‘Treats Her Like A Queen.'” Another post blares, “Selena Gomez ‘Falling Hard’ For The Weeknd: Thinks He’s Incredibly ‘Charming.'”
“Selena Gomez & The Weeknd: She Was ‘Super Happy’ During Romantic Date With New Beau,” states the title of a different “exclusive.” That’s followed by “Selena Gomez & The Weeknd: She’s ‘Happy That The World’ Knows About New Romance.” And then there’s, “The Weeknd & Selena Gomez: He ‘Still Has Feelings’ For Bella Hadid Despite New Romance.”
What’s more is those were all posted within a four-hour span. HollywoodLies, as it’s known, wants readers to think it is the go-to resource on a topic it knew nothing about yesterday. The webloid is also trying to game Google by offering up original (albeit seemingly made-up) content about a highly-searched subject. But while Gossip Cop doubts the site has real, legitimate sources on The Weeknd, we KNOW Gomez’s camp is NOT talking the outlet.
Not only did we re-confirm that today with an impeccable contact, but our insider even called it “predictable” that that the blog is now spinning such tales. Let’s not forget what Gomez herself has said: “HollywoodLife is the worst,” and “HollywoodLife is never true. Ever.” The singer’s fans, and all readers, would be wise to remember that. And it’s important to note this isn’t just a problem with Gomez.
It has become HollywoodLies’ modus operandi to seemingly manufacture sources and stories that aren’t necessarily negative, but offer nothing more than guesses. One such example came earlier this week when the publication had an “exclusive” about Taylor Swift being “happy” for Tom Hiddleston’s Golden Globes win. Such claims may seem harmless, but when the alleged statements aren’t truly told to the webloid, but actually crafted out of thin air, that is the spread of fake news. Now these five articles on Gomez and The Weeknd can be added to the ever-growling list.