Monday, June 24, 2024

Beyonce Had Her Twins, We Broke the Story, and then People, Others Lifted It without Credit


Well, that was a fun night!

At 4:11pm Eastern time Saturday afternoon we broke the story that Beyonce had had her twins on Monday night. No one else knew this. We did. We had excellent sources. There was a lot we couldn’t write, and we omitted the name of the hospital to give the family privacy.

Around six hours later, other outlets started reporting the story. At first only US Magazine gave us credit. Soon after, the Daily Mail and Variety followed suit and linked back to

People magazine, once considered the “serious” celebrity magazine, simply stole the story without credit. Many others did the same, including the infamous thieves at the Hollywood Reporter.

This is how it works now. It’s exhausting. And it adds to the accusation of “fake media.” The so called MSM has no respect for itself. Why should Trump and his followers feel any different?

As for People, this just follows their debacle a couple of weeks ago with Jennifer Garner. Something has gone really wrong at People. I’m sorry to see that.

As for Beyonce and Jay Z, let’s hope they get their kids home soon. TMZ says the reason they’ve been in the hospital so long is because there was a “minor issue.” But the whole family should be in ‘formation’ soon.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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