The National Enquirer


Megan Fox made a surprise appearance at her former fiancé Machine Gun Kelly’s recent 34th birthday party. Many people were surprised because they assumed their relationship was over after they called off their engagement. We know that the couple are still together for now, working on the relationship with therapy sessions a few times a week. Their engagement is still on pause and they’re not technically in a committed relationship, but couple’s counseling is helping them decide whether they should stay together and work toward marriage or go their separate ways.

Blast from the past, Delta Burke, made a surprise appearance on the Glamorous Trash podcast and while she dished the dirt on what happened with her exit from Designing Women , what she didn’t reveal is that CBS is working on a reunion movie, bringing back Delta, Jean Smart and Annie Potts. We know that the tentative script has them reuniting in Atlanta for the funeral of Julia Sugarbaker played by the late Dixie Carter. It’s not a done deal yet, but if the stars align the funny women will be back in Atlanta making us laugh.

Catch and kill has been in the news a lot this week thanks to Donald Trump’s ongoing criminal trial in New York City. Former National Enquirer honcho David Pecker testified how the tabloids make deals to purchase unfavorable stories about certain celebrities and not print them in exchange for cooperation from the celebrity. Our longtime work with the tabloids certainly made us familiar with this concept and while we weren’t there when the Trump agreement was hashed out, we can share this juicy tidbit. Decades ago the Enquirer made a similar deal with Bill Cosby – in exchange for not publishing stories about his wandering eye, Cosby provided the tabloid with exclusive interviews and information for years.

David Beckham made the news twice this week. First when he posted a video to his social media of The Spice Girls reuniting to honor of Victoria Beckham‘s 50th birthday. His second headline was his $18.8 million lawsuit against Mark Wahlberg and his fitness company F 45. Here’s what we know about both stories… Not only did the Spice Girls reunite for Victoria’s birthday, but they’re planning to perform together at next year‘s Grammy awards as they are set to be honored. As for the lawsuit, we’re hearing that it’s going to get ugly unless it gets settled quickly. David is confiding to pals he has some sort of smoking gun, but he’s not revealing exactly what it is!

And finally, Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce were vacationing in Carmel, California, this week but rest and relaxation weren’t the only reasons they were there. We can tell you this: The couple is looking to put down roots in California outside of Los Angeles, where Taylor already has a home. In addition to the Carmel and nearby Monterey area, they are also considering Santa Barbara. They are looking for a coastal community where they can settle down and raise a family. We heard that was the REAL reason they spent time up there and plan to visit Santa Barbara in the near future as well.

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Who doesn’t LOVE tabloid journalism? In its heyday, The National Enquirer sold over five million issues a week, and a lot of the readers were Hollywood celebrities! A movie about Generoso Pope, the man who founded the Enquirer, is in the works but we’d rather see an expose on the secret files of the Enquirer. We worked on the gossip column at the Enquirer back in the 80’s and reporters whispered about secret locked files with very damaging info about Hollywood’s biggest stars. These stars cooperated and did interviews for the Enquirer in exchange for the stories NOT being used. Just a few years ago, current owner David Pecker was charged with buying salacious stories about Donald Trump and killing them for his buddy. He also helped Harvey Weinstein by providing info to smear the women accusing him. Needless to say, we were never fond of Pecker -he was only interested in money and power, and had no appreciation for the joys of tabloid journalism. Today The Enquirer is sadly fading away – they should have established a powerful online presence years ago. What will happen to those secret files?


Does Sofia Vergara realize how lucky she is to have married nice guy Joe Manganiello? Her last fiancee, banking heir Nick Loeb, turned out to be a massive sleazeball in many ways. Sofia just won a court battle against him ruling that he cannot use IVF embryos they created together before they split. Remember, this is the guy The Enquirer exposed back in 2012, when two prostitutes came forward with info about his personal habits. The two took lie detector tests and described Nick as a sex addict who regularly indulged in viagra and cocaine fueled sex orgies with as many as five hookers at once in fancy NY hotel suites, with porn on every TV. Some of the girls cost $1000 a night. Their identities were kept a secret and after the story came out, Nick started calling hookers he knew and threatening them, trying to find out who sold the story. The story was published one week BEFORE Nick proposed to Sofia and she ACCEPTED! Unbelievable. Fortunately, she came to her senses (she should THANK The Enquirer) and they did not marry. Anyway, now Nick is promoting his conservative ANTI-ABORTION film Roe v Wade starring Jon Voight. Several actors and the original director of the film quit when they saw the “inaccurate” script and Nick ended up directing and acting in it himself. True to form, Nick never paid some of the actors who did appear in the film, and they are complaining to SAG. Sofia really dodged a bullet…

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Rose McGowan was a presenter at The Critics Choice Awards this year and we hope she got a standing ovation. We happen to be in the middle of reading Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill, and we will never look at some people the same way. Among them, Rose McGowan. We honestly didn’t realize how incredibly brave this actress was to stand up to the most powerful man in Hollywood, the vile Harvey Weinstein. Ronan documents how she overcame her paralyzing fear despite Weinstein’s threats, the stalkers he hired, the “spies” who pretended to help her. His smear campaign derailed her career during her biggest earning years. It was more awful than we ever imagined. HER bravery empowered other women to step forward, and THAT changed everything. Ronan’s book also reveals how disgusting The National Enquirer has become…Read it!

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We were SO delighted to learn that The National Enquirer was responsible for exposing the Roger Stone sex scandal in the mid 90’s when he was top advisor for Bob Dole’s campaign. Ironically, Dole was lamenting the “moral crisis in America.” Stone was fired after the lurid story about him and his wife advertising in swingers magazines for threesomes (with MEN!) calling themselves a “hot former model and her bodybuilder husband.” Those were the good old days – this scoop couldn’t happen today because the NE publisher, David Pecker, protects Donald Trump and his friends…

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In The Front Runner, Hugh Jackman nails the role of the idealistic presidential hopeful Gary Hart, who, in 1987, had droves of devoted youthful supporters and was predicted to win the 1988 election. Hart was outraged when reporters sniffed out a potential scandal and started digging into his private life. They found evidence of cheating with a young woman from Miami, Donna Rice. Before this, politicians had been “protected” – newspaper editors avoided scandal. But more women in the newsrooms and technology changed that old boys club.
Hart arrogantly refused to answer questions about adultery and fearing the worst, he dropped out of running. Here’s where the movie was a huge disappointment: People were a bit unsure about his guilt UNTIL The National Enquirer published the famous cover photo above. THAT ended Hart’s career, but there was NO mention in the film! The tabloid should get credit for this public service! Too bad The Enquirer is not interested in personal accountability for politicians TODAY…


Richard Simmons is going to waste a whole lot of money on legal fees if he continues to pursue his lawsuit against The National Enquirer. A judge has already declared he doesn’t have a case because claiming he was transitioning into a woman is not career or character damaging. The magazine has an abundance of photos of Richard dressed up in drag from head to toe. (It’s rumored that a former assistant provided some of them) Keep in mind, The National Enquirer has excellent lawyers who fanatically examine every story before it’s published, so they seldom lose a lawsuit. Our advice to Richard: Save your money!

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The Russians weren’t the only ones scheming to manipulate presidential campaign results and put Donald Trump in office. Trump’s close buddy David Pecker, CEO of American Media, who owns National Enquirer, did his VERY BEST to get his pal elected. Our former boss! (Pecker flies to Florida on Trump’s jet.) We were particularly appalled by this deviously photoshopped cover of Hillary Clinton with a frightening list of unsubstantiated medical issues indicating she was at death’s door! This was printed not long after Donald Trump declared her physically unfit for the job of President. During the primaries, the Enquirer lambasted Trump’s opponents Ted Cruz with claims of extramarital cheating, they targeted Jeb Bush for doing cocaine in the ‘80s, and accused Ben Carson of crippling surgical patients for life! Trump was very conspicuously spared of ANY negative press. The Enquirer claims their stories (lies?) during the election, upped circulation by 12%. Consider yourself warned: Our President is in bed with The National Enquirer!