Ever heard a celeb story that sounded too good to be true?
Gossip column veteran Michael Lewittes – he’s worked for the New York’s Daily News, US Weekly and Access Hollywood – and long-time friend Dan Abrams, MSNBC’s legal analyst, want to set the record straight for you: they recently launched GossipCop.com, a Web site that measures just how real the rumors are, on a scale resembling a thermometer.
Here’s a sampling of what the new site has broken down so far:
Lewittes told Good Morning America that the Web site is a response to what he called the devolution of entertainment gossip. “People used to really care about reporting,” he said. “They’d call their sources, they’d call both sides, then they’d make a determination. [Now] it’s more titillating to be outrageous than to be accurate.”
And how will Gossip Cop turn the tide? Lewittes believe entertainment news fans actually do care about accuracy – deeply. “At the end of the day, he says, “people want to know the truth.”
from Huffington Post
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