TV show Entertainment Tonight
has come under fire for reporting that actress Angelina Jolie gave birth to girl twins on May 30. The problem is that, as of today, the actress' birthday, she is still pregnant! According to Lavely & Singer, a law firm representing Jolie, the actress has not yet given birth and "an impostor claiming to be the actress's assistant misled some news organizations," the New York Times
also quoted Cynthia Pett-Dante, Pitt's LA-based talent manager, as saying, "It's not true. It's a rumor."ET
pulled the article from its Web site, but has yet to issue a retraction. An executive producer for the show told the Associated Press
that she wanted to "see how this story plays out" before doing so.
Would this have been avoided if Jolie and Pitt were more willing to work with publicists? Do they even really care that the media is off of their trail? They seem to be hiding out
in some remote location in France anyway.