This week’s Us Weekly and Life & Style covers share conjured stories about the contents of Jennifer Aniston’s womb. Because someone had to keep that fire burning and OK! was busy with “Hollywood’s Most Extreme Diets” this week (OK! lost its bid against People for the Kardashian exclusive wedding cover and so bikinis is what they are left with).
* Us Weekly claims that Aniston is preparing for a baby. Just as she has supposedly been doing in the tabloids for a solid five-years now. So, she’s five-years pregnant. Or she’s had at least that number of babies, right? Oh, wait. This would be another perplexing example of circular logic being used to sell covers on a slow week. The Kardashian wedding would almost have been preferable, at least that actually happened. Us Weekly’s cover story is basically a padded listicle of reasons that Aniston’s observed changes in lifestyle could mean she’s preparing to start a family. Because that’s how this works. The reasons? From Jezebel.com “Last weekend she didn’t drink alcohol at a party for Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres, friends say she’s stopped smoking, and she wore a baggy top two weeks ago. Plus, while on vacation in Hawaii, she often slept in until 10 a.m., so clearly she’s suffering from morning sickness.”
* Life & Style has a very similar story based on a source’s report of meetings with a fertility specialist. From Jezebel’s tabloids roundup, “Now Jennifer Aniston isn’t just pregnant: she’s expecting twins! Except, once you’ve purchased the magazine, you’ll find that this story is actually about some anonymous insider claiming that Jen wants to get pregnant with twins and has been discussing in vitro with a specialist. A second source says Jen ‘hasn’t colored her hair in months’… or perhaps she just forgot to touch up her roots before leaving for vacation.”