The National Inquirer has been known to be pretty credible lately.
In 2006, the Enquirer
was the first newspaper to reveal that O. J. Simpson had written a book, If I Did It
. The story was immediately denied by Simpson's lawyer, but was confirmed by release of the book one month later.
In 2003, the Enquirer
published a story claiming that Rush Limbaugh
was addicted to painkillers
. Law enforcement authorities in Florida later confirmed that Limbaugh was under investigation, and Limbaugh later admitted the addiction and checked himself into a drug rehabilitation
In 2008, the Enquirer
reported the marital troubles of Mel Gibson
and Billy Joel
, both of whom announced their divorces several months later.
In January 2009, the Enquirer
ran a story claiming that pop star Michael Jackson
was gravely ill and had "six months to live." Just under six months later, in June 2009, Jackson went into cardiac arrest and died in Los Angeles. In September 2009, the Enquirer
broke the story of Jackson's final resting place, Forest Lawn
. Two months later, just before Tiger Woods
' auto accident near his Florida home, the Enquirer
was the first to allege that he was having an extramarital affair. Shortly after this report, several other women came forward in other publications alleging affairs with Woods, who eventually admitted to having been unfaithful to his wife
In February 2011 the Enquirer
published a story claiming that Steve Jobs had only six weeks to live due to cancer.
Jobs died October 5 of that year, more than 7 months after the reports.
In February 2012 the Enquirer
posted Whitney Houston open casket photo
on its front page. The previous week, it had posted an article showing her having a drug related collapse two days after she was found dead in her room.
Also, didn't team Britney deny that the song 'Pleasure You' existed back in 2010? You think team Britney would say "yes, Simon is worried that Britney is crazy!" No lol