The celebrity gossip business is slow so far this summer — which means the glossy weeklies have to work extra hard to manufacture eye-catching news.
Which brings us to this week’s issues of In Touch and Us Weekly — both of which turn to the old reliable standby, Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt, to sell some magazines.
Bauer’s In Touch has Pitt writing an “explosive, unfiltered and intimate” tell-all memoir for which he was paid $10 million. And remember, you can’t spell that cover cut line without the letters N.O.T. T.R.U.E.
The mag’s editors assure us, based on the whispers of insiders, that the dreamy 53-year-old actor has been keeping a journal that he will use as a basis for the book, which will touch on his views about both Angelina and Jennifer. And the photos of his ex-spouses splashed on the cover make it seem they are none too happy about this upcoming book.
Remember, it was just last month that Star magazine promised readers that Katie Holmes was writing a tell-all about Tom Cruise. She was getting $8 million — so at least we are assured that In Touch editors dream bigger.
Over at American Media, [CEO David] Pecker picked a pair of paramours to prick our passions for the cover of Us Weekly. Pitt, they scream on the cover, is secretly dating Sienna Miller.
No, silly, they don’t have a photo of them coming out of a restaurant together or a video of the two carving their names into a tree inside a giant heart.
It seems the two of them went to the same UK music festival — separately.
The current issue claims Pitt is eager to start a new relationship and zeroes in on the “few meet-ups” he’s had with Miller, suggesting that the budding relationship could soon be dubbed “Brienna.”
Gotta give them a point there.
“They make great couple,” one source says of the two stars.
Gossip Cop rated both these stories a big fat zero on the truth meter — but we don’t care.
This rumor definitely has legs, but whether it’s true seems to be besides the point.
We love both these stories, and if you have some time this week and are totally sick of politics, then these titles here can certainly fill an hour or so conversation at the beach or wherever.
Planet Earth spin on a BBQ spit
New York magazine goes all-in on global warming in its recent issue, just days after the G20 summit concluded with 19 countries going one way and the US, after President Trump pulled the country out of the Paris climate accord, going the other.