Caitlyn Jenner‘s book The Secrets Of My Life was never turned into a TV movie, despite a claim one year ago. On June 10, 2017, the National Enquirer duped readers in an article titled “Caitlyn: The Movie!” that her book was being pitched around Hollywood to be made into a TV movie. Now, a full 365 days later, it’s clear that Gossip Cop‘s fact-check of the magazine’s story was right and the supermarket tabloid was wrong.
Exactly 12 months ago today, the publication quoted an unnamed and untraceable “source” as saying the transgender star was “looking to turn her new tell-all memoir into a made-for-TV movie.” The often debunked outlet’s supposed insider further stated, “Caitlyn is working to option her book into a movie project.” It should be noted the magazine’s entire story was predicated on one unidentifiable “source.”
Of course, how is one to know whether that tipster actually even existed? The magazine offers no transparency or proof. It’s even possible the Enquirer was piggybacking on a previous claim by OK!, one of its sister publications, that not only contended the former Olympian’s memoir was being turned into a TV movie, but also that Rob Lowe was set to star as Jenner in the made-for-television movie about her life.
Glaringly, neither of those articles mentioned whether they had reached out to Jenner or Lowe’s reps for comments, which is a standard practice in journalism. Instead, they hid behind what they identified as a “source” and wanted readers to simply believe them. Conversely, Jenner’s spokesperson, who also happens to rep Lowe, exclusively assured Gossip Cop on the record that the tabloid’s premise about the transgender activist turning The Secret Of My Life into a TV-movie was 100 false. In fact, the rep stated, “None of it is true.”
Now that a full year has passed, it’s clear the tabloid was either fed bad information and didn’t bother to fact-check it or it’s possible the magazine concocted its story out of whole cloth. The net result is that it was fiction last year that Jenner’s book was being turned into a TV-movie, and it’s no more factual today. And it will won’t become anymore accurate in a year from now either.
The Enquirer makes a lot of claims about Jenner, and almost always bases them on what it calls an “insider” or “source.” But it’s tipsters’ records speaks for themselves. For instance, just a few months ago, the same tabloid swore up and down that Jenner was joining the all-athletes edition of “Dancing with the Stars.” In that phony article, which Gossip Cop also debunked, an “insider” maintained she was going to “bring drama and glamour to the ballroom.” Of course, the season ended on May 21, and Jenner was never one of the athletes in the “Dancing With The Stars” cast.
We’ve said it before, and it’s worth repeating: Time is not the friend of outlets that peddle fake news. Eventually, the truth will come out and it will be come clear who publishes fiction and who actually fact-checks claims. And when the dust settles, it’s should be obvious that Gossip Cop is far, far more accurate than the outlets we bust.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.