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Brad Pitt never took his sons to Coachella, just as Gossip Cop rightly said he wouldn't. More than a month ago, Gossip Cop busted a fake news story about the actor supposedly surprising Maddox and Pax with a trip. Now time has proven our reporting correct.

In March, HollywoodLife claimed to have "exclusive" details about Pitt's alleged plans to bring his two oldest boys to the annual Coachella music festival in April. The site, which is known for relying on misinformed "sources" or simply inventing "insiders," asserted Pitt was "determined to spoil" Maddox and Pax in the wake of his separation from their mom, Angelina Jolie. One purported "source" was quoted as saying, "A few people have suggested that he take Maddox and Pax to Coachella for the day."

HollywoodLies, as it's called, even editorialized, writing, "We all know how hard it is to bond with teenagers, but with a Coachella trip, Brad's job may get a whole lot easier!" But it was all made up. Gossip Cop was told at the time by one of our impeccable contacts that Pitt had no intention of taking Maddox and Pax to Coachella.

Well, now the two weekends of the 2017 festival have come and gone. Pitt and his sons never went to the star-studded event, confirming Gossip Cop was right when we said weeks ago that he was not planning on attending. Time has shown that HollywoodLies' article was a fabrication, just as we said it was when busting the tale last month.

The webloid seems to think it can get away with peddling fake news, but Gossip Cop will continue to hold the outlet accountable. Last October, months before this Coachella fabrication was even published, Gossip Cop exposed how HollywoodLife was making up stories about Pitt in the aftermath of his breakup with Jolie. That's because whenever there is a hot topic in pop culture, the site pretends to have insight on it. Post after post is manufactured, all with claims that aren't backed up anywhere else.

In this case, the blog combined the popularity of Coachella with the public's continued interest in Pitt. But one important fact remains the same: HollywoodLies didn't have Pitt sources last October. They sure didn't in March, either. And they still don't now in April. These stories are crafted for the purpose of duping fans and gaming Google, regardless of accuracy. It's fake news, and readers (as well as search engines) shouldn't stand for it.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is accurate to the best of our ability.

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