HollywoodLife readers on Wednesday were told Kourtney Kardashian was pregnant. Then on Friday, they were told the webloid had the "truth" and she wasn't actually expecting. Yes, this was another one of the site's infamous flip-flops, and Gossip Cop can break it all down.
This week, sister outlets Life & Style and In Touch wrongly claimed Kardashian was pregnant with Younes Bendjima's baby. Gossip Cop took the time to investigate and busted the untrue reports when we confirmed she did not really have a baby on the way. HollywoodLies, on the other hand, immediately picked up the misinformation without fact-checking and passed it on. The online publication breathlessly wrote, "As DJ Khaled says... another one?! Kourtney Kardashian is ALSO pregnant, as sources claim in multiple shocking reports, and it's Younes Bendjima's baby, of course."
Furthermore, HollywoodLies didn't only regurgitate the tabloids' contentions. The webloid also added its own fuel to the fire, writing, "Kourtney and Kim were spotted shopping at the Buy Buy Baby store in Los Angels, CA on Oct. 9. It's unclear as to exactly what — or who — they were shopping for, but it's worth pointing out that Kourt covered up in a loose black top. Hiding a baby bump, perhaps? Well, time will tell!" But if the site practiced real journalism, it wouldn't have needed to wait for "time" to "tell." The truth could've been obtained through fact-checking and investigating, which is what reporters are supposed to do.
But instead of doing that, HollywoodLies spread the claims and then, on Thursday, followed them up with a piece headlined, "Kourtney Kardashian Fights Baby Rumors With Kendall Jenner While Pregnant Sisters Hide At Home." Now the outlet said, "On the same day reports surfaced that Kourtney Kardashian is expecting her fourth child, she seemed to fend off the pregnancy rumors by doing nothing to hide her stomach on the red carpet!" It was even noted that the reality star "certainly didn't show signs of a baby bump" and "wasn't attempting to cover up her stomach at all, which leads us to believe this pregnancy news is just a straight up rumor!"
Of course, as noted above, the online publication could've learned that before picking up said rumors. It wasn't until Friday that HollywoodLies changed course, exclaiming, "Is Kourtney Kardashian Pregnant With Younes Bendjima's Baby? — The Truth." Here the publication asserted, "Kourtney Kardashian, 38, is NOT pregnant, despite numerous reports, which claim she is expecting with boyfriend, Younes Bendjima, 25. A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the oldest Kardashian sister and her new man aren't at that stage in their relationship."
By that time, though, Gossip Cop had already busted the pregnancy reports. And if HollywoodLies really had a "source" of its own, why didn't the webloid go to that person immediately to fact-check, instead of first sharing the claims and then speculating about whether they were true? Gossip Cop suspects that not only does the site's "source" not really exist, but the bad blog only covered the subject in this drawn-out, convoluted way to get as much traffic as possible out of the possibility of Kardashian being pregnant. In fact, even after posting the "truth" about the mom of three not expecting again, the outlet still ran another story on the subject.
The fourth article was titled, "Scott Disick 'In Total Denial' Over Kourtney Kardashian Pregnancy Rumors." According to a "source close to Kourtney," it was said, "Scott is in total denial over the Kourtney pregnancy rumors. He does not believe she could be pregnant and feels like she could not possibly be having Younes's baby." First all, why would a "source close to Kourtney" be telling the publication Disick's reactions to the rumors? Secondly, why would he be "in denial" and disbelief? All he would have to do is contact his ex to learn she's not actually expecting. He doesn't need to get his news, real or fake, on the mother of his children through the gossip media.
Frankly, Gossip Cop wouldn't be surprised if HollywoodLies tries continuing its wishy-washy narrative with a fifth story and beyond. Just remember that the sequence of events here show that the sketchy blog doesn't know what it's talking about at all and is just trying to dupe people. See the screengrabs below.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.