Caitlyn Jennerâ€™s book The Secrets Of My Life was never turned into a TV movie, despite a claim one year ago. On June 10, 2017, the National Enquirer duped readers in an article titled â€śCaitlyn: The Movie!â€ť that her book was being pitched around Hollywood to be made into a TV movie. Now, a full 365 days later, itâ€™s clear that Gossip Copâ€™s fact-check of the magazineâ€™s story was right and the supermarket tabloid was wrong.
Exactly 12 months ago today, the publication quoted an unnamed and untraceable â€śsourceâ€ť as saying the transgender star was â€ślooking to turn her new tell-all memoir into a made-for-TV movie.â€ť The often debunked outletâ€™s supposed insider further stated, â€śCaitlyn is working to option her book into a movie project.â€ť It should be noted the magazineâ€™s entire story was predicated on one unidentifiable â€śsource.â€ť
Of course, how is one to know whether that tipster actually even existed? The magazine offers no transparency or proof. Itâ€™s even possible the Enquirer was piggybacking on a previous claim by OK!, one of its sister publications, that not only contended the former Olympianâ€™s memoir was being turned into a TV movie, but also that Rob Lowe was set to star as Jenner in the made-for-television movie about her life.
Glaringly, neither of those articles mentioned whether they had reached out to Jenner or Loweâ€™s reps for comments, which is a standard practice in journalism. Instead, they hid behind what they identified as a â€śsourceâ€ť and wanted readers to simply believe them. Conversely, Jennerâ€™s spokesperson, who also happens to rep Lowe, exclusively assured Gossip Cop on the record that the tabloidâ€™s premise about the transgender activist turning The Secret Of My Life into a TV-movie was 100 false. In fact, the rep stated, â€śNone of it is true.â€ť
Now that a full year has passed, itâ€™s clear the tabloid was either fed bad information and didnâ€™t bother to fact-check it or itâ€™s possible the magazine concocted its story out of whole cloth. The net result is that it was fiction last year that Jennerâ€™s book was being turned into a TV-movie, and itâ€™s no more factual today. And it will wonâ€™t become anymore accurate in a year from now either.
The Enquirer makes a lot of claims about Jenner, and almost always bases them on what it calls an â€śinsiderâ€ť or â€śsource.â€ť But itâ€™s tipstersâ€™ records speaks for themselves. For instance, just a few months ago, the same tabloid swore up and down that Jenner was joining the all-athletes edition of â€śDancing with the Stars.â€ť In that phony article, which Gossip Cop also debunked, an â€śinsiderâ€ť maintained she was going to â€śbring drama and glamour to the ballroom.â€ť Of course, the season ended on May 21, and Jenner was never one of the athletes in the â€śDancing With The Starsâ€ť cast.
Weâ€™ve said it before, and itâ€™s worth repeating: Time is not the friend of outlets that peddle fake news. Eventually, the truth will come out and it will be come clear who publishes fiction and who actually fact-checks claims. And when the dust settles, itâ€™s should be obvious that Gossip Cop is far, far more accurate than the outlets we bust.