Friday, December 14, 2018

Blind Item #12

The ultimate kneepadding weekly magazine is being paid a monthly fee through a PR company for approximately 10 positive stories per month about this alliterate former actress turned celebrity.

75 comments:

Brayson87 said...

Well there's your new journalism business model.

Jennifer said...

MeAgain?

sandybrook said...

Hi DM'ers!

Amartel said...

All the gossip publishers are suspect regarding planting stories good and bad.

Connie Courtney said...

Doubtful anything can salvage MM's reputation. She is disliked by most in the U.K. Just got back from spending 2 weeks there, and boy. Are they vicious in their opinions of her.

Brayson87 said...
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OB said...

What's so funny about Kneepads is when the magazine started it actually printed interesting celeb stories. And if the celeb had some not so shiny past history, they'd address that too.

Brayson87 said...

@Amartel, It's not just the gossip publishers. ;)

Jennifer said...

Who is Kneepads? People, Us?

This fairytale sure went south very quickly!

Nutty_Flavor said...

Where is the money coming from?

VDOVault said...

@Jennifer People = Kneepads

LondonGirl said...

bit late for that...how she treated her family shows how vile she is...

Sd Auntie said...

Ugghh. An we get some real stories please

Do Not Lie said...

Great question Nutty-Flavor! Who is paying for this sugar spinning? If it is Sunshine Sachs (Smirky's PR company) then where is she getting this money from? Follow the paper trail but all roads very well may lead to her merching
and or submitting receipts to Prince Charles for her loaned clothing? Her upcoming mandatory IRS audit may clear some of this up.
From the vast scope of her PR article plants (positive for her, negative for members of the BRF) the cost is sky high!

Sara, Making It Work said...

It's a weekly, but they need to do 10 stories in a month? Doesn't add up.

Ann said...

Meghan Markle and she is taking down Harry's popularity with her. I'm assuming that Harry is personally bankrolling the stories as palace insiders are saying he's going all out to protect her. It's not working on the UK sites I visit. I've been reading UK sites for years and the royal family popularity just keeps slipping.

Nutty_Flavor said...

If you’ll allow me to put on my tin hat for a moment, Russia has been linked to about 14 assasinations on British soil over the past decade. (Here’s a BBC article about one of them: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43315636). Causing problems for the British Royal Family would be an excellent information war tactic. If you believe the Russians are clever enough to compromise a US President (I don’t, but never mind), compromising the Mountbatten-Windsor family isn’t too big a stretch.

Nutty_Flavor said...

At any rate, the Russians have plenty of cash to pay for PR. More than Harry has, more than Meghan can make from her dresses.

Krab said...

Ah, the fan fiction continues. Why would the Russians want to make MM look good by paying for positive articles in an American magazine?

Krab said...

I get it, she probably yachts for Putin. In between returning her custom made dresses, of course.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Oh, Krab, don’t be dumb. Formenting ethnic and racial division is a classic soft war tactic. The white Royal Family won’t welcome a biracial Princess! Bad news in multicultural Britain!

Too bad they picked such an unstable, unsympathetic woman. Better luck next time.

Krab said...

Er, maybe pick Hello magazine then instead of People? Sorry to point out the flaw in your "reasoning."

Also, where are these supposed articles? Must be at least 2 a week, then?

Oh, they're with the Singer/Esquire thing.

M said...

It was started as a replacement for Life magazine which had ceased publication. It changed the focus to celebrities and feel good stories.

shakey said...

LOL, before I read the comments I thought, "Why do we need to hear 10 good stories about Lindsay Lohan per month??? Are there that many?"

Regardless, 10 per month is well past overdoing it.

J said...

Harry, born half-royal and half-brained.

Nutty_Flavor said...

I wonder if some of the PR money goes to anti-Kate Middleton articles. There’s one in the New York Post today, borrowed from The Sun.

tatty said...

Here with the popcorn reading the stupid and crazy comments lol

gauloise said...

the positive stories are probably print + web, hence 10 stories a month

Tierney said...

The only thing that's going to help MM now is a massive "life-threatening health condition" (a la Liz Taylor from way back, except *hers* was real). And if it's pregnancy-related, all the better. There's no amount of do-gooding she can muster to accomplish that type of empathy and sympathy needed to overcome her current bad publicity. So, mark my words, that's exactly what's going to happen.

Mischief Girl said...

I subscribe to Hello! magazine, which is British, and I have to say it is FAR more kneepads-y than People. They only print excessively positive articles, the Royals are featured in every edition, and it's a weekly, so I could see this BI being Hello! and not People.

LEANNE NORMAN said...

I see the fantasist is at it again, before it's how she'd be brought down by secret recordings that might be racist now it's that the Russians might be using her to sow racial division in the UK, why would she get herself involved with people who kill you as soon as look at you, secondly the British people don't care that much about the royal family that it would cause a rift in society. It's funny you label her unstable when you're obsessed with her and make up scenarios about her being brought down.

@Connie Courtney I don't know what kind of people you spent time with here in the UK ( was it a DM commenters meet up? ) but as someone who lives here most people I've spoken to about Meghan seem to either like her or aren't bothered about her or the royal family in general, I've only met one person who expressed a negative opinion of her by saying they were unsure about her.

@Londongirl her family is completely dysfunctional, her estrangement from her father after he sold stories, private photos and private conversations as well as staged fake photos is understandable.
Her sister is estranged from her own mother who doesn't have a good word to say about her, she's also estranged from some if not all of her children as well as the difficult relationship with he brother. Her brother himself has a difficult relationship with their father and his own sons none of which are down to Meghan, sometimes families are toxic so you cut them out before it destroys you.

cupofteaandsliceofcake said...

Isn’t this de rigure for all people in the public eye? A pretty staple strategy of any PR company worth it’s salt. There are enough blinds about planted positive news stories here!

Angela said...

It actually raises an interesting point. Which gossip website is being paid for approximately 30 negative stories per month about Meghan Markle?

Do Not Lie said...

Tierney, a health crises won't even save Markle's shattered reputation. She has burned all of her bridges with her arrogant narcissism and abusive haughty nature. Imagine the backlash if her former lifestyle yachting photos emerged (some random wealthy guy taking a humiliating dump on her face) or a porn movie. So many possibilities and only now the facade is cracking towards exposure; you simply can't buy everyone off as there are too many in addition to her family who want their cut.
Regardless of whatever comments are made, there is something strange about her and her fast tracked wedding to PH. She has earned the disrespect, disapproval and banishment. After her saturation of the media with her obvious crap, NO ONE wants to see this aging, slippery and lying manipulative nobody again.

Unknown said...

Hey Megs, how goes it? LEANNE LOL

ihavenocomment said...

Sparkles PR Team is here on the boards to tell us how everyone in the UK loves her.
We get it, you're getting paid a pretty penny to promote this thrice-married moon bumper.

Please understand, nobody is buying it and you'd be better off to have Sparkles disappear for 6 months
to create more mystery. This will be the only option to potentially turn the tide of public opinion.
The oversaturation is only pushing people to despise her even more than they do.

Just wait until the surrogate drops off the twins at the Frogmore Servants Quarters.
If she had any brains, she'd lay low. Otherwise, she will continue on her way to becoming more disliked than she already is.
People are not fans of FAME WHORES like Meghan. Have some dignity and humility and STFU.
The public's disdain stems from your constant fame whoring to make people like you.

tatty said...

I think the more likely scenario is that nutty flavor has at least 5 commenting accounts.

Do Not Lie said...

Ihavenocomment, yes! However, I don't think this fame whore SoHo whore will ever win points or redemption even after lying low for 6 months. In actuality, I think it is virtually impossible for her to stay away from commenting on social media under phony accounts or crashing venues uninvited. Have you seen the photos of her overshadowing PH constantly and her expression when reacting to his (now diminishing due to her poisonous unpopularity) fanfare? She is bizarre as a true narcissist believing to her core that it is for her! Unhinged. She is banished but is ratcheting up the pillow hugging. No surrogate kids will help. SHE. IS. DONE. She could not deserve this dispossession more. MM is psychological sick and a cruel abuser, who after badmouthing the supportive BRF with her planted articles designed to undermine their stability, needs to go the F--- away forever in shame. No money, no title, nothing!

Unknown said...

OMG, go to People and see them defending MM and her crass bump cradling in a photo montage and article. Ha ha Enty you get all the bacon for Christmas.
Most of the photos show other Royal pregnant Mums accidentally brushing their hands on their extended bellies and one of Kate who looks like she got kicked, but none of any Royal deliberately belly clutching a la Miss Megs, it’s hilarious

Mischi said...

about Harry and Meghan's Christmas card - it turns out that it's identical to something she did with her ex-husband. LOL! and isn't it hilarious about all of those rumours that Kate is pregnant! I hope she is, because that will certainly steal Meghan's thunder. Karma from Eugenie's wedding, bitch!

Don't you ruin Harry Potter for me, Enty! said...

I'm British and my co-workers mostly think she's a low-class gold digger. I agree, but it's nice to see a little diversity in the royal family. Maybe they needed a Hollywood whore to shake things up and make them more interesting. As long as it helps tourism, Meghan can stick all the pillows she wants up her dress, as far as I'm concerned.

Unknown said...


Since she was removed from the Palace(in the real world, we would say Evicted) , Markle has made zero daytime or official appearances.
Several weeks.
The fashion awards thing was rogue. As was the college thing. Unofficial and solo.

The Queen has most likely sat Henry down, and had the Talk.. the same talk she had with Charles and Andrew.

Ann said...

I hope Kate is pregnant. Anything that knocks that two dollar whore off the royal balcony is a good thing. The Christmas card photo today certainly set Brits off in a big way. I had noticed in other photos she was draped across bfs in identical poses. So she's not even smart enough to change up her routine. Her narcissism will be her downfall. Eventually that half wit husband is going to realize he's been played. Too many people know where her secrets are buried and most of them are people she's pissed off. Personally I think Prince Andrew has been given the assignment to destroy her and she's no match for Andrew.

KnitWit said...

Waiting for a red bikini shot
like Diana. That would put the pillow talk to rest. Unless it is a pillow.

All X's said...

LOL "Muh Russians" meddling in Britain. Just like clockwork. We were told this will be the next tactic, and they were right. 100%

JenniB39 said...

What are they saying about her?? Does anyone truly believe she’s pregnant??

Bec said...

I have friends in the UK and they like Markle and think the press is nasty to her, so I'm scratching my head over the hateful comments here. Never saw her show. All I see is she's a strong public speaker, has a degree in international relations, is politically aware, and the queen's allowed her represent the family at charity engagements far faster than Kate.

I remember people were vicious when Kate was dating William - she was going to destroy the monarchy, and something with her uncle that was messy and shameful...and before that it was Camilla who was going to destroy the monarchy and her behavior was shameful... and everyone said Diana would be the one to destroy it before her, and how her behavior was shameful. So really, there's nothing new, is there?

Mischi said...

Bec, she's far from a good public speaker. She speaks and waits for people to applaud. And, all she talks about is herself.

CJ said...
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CJ said...

Meghan Markle in Daily Mail.

Mango said...

Obviously Harry is paying for the Kneepads mentions. And he'd better keep doing so if he wants to keep MM happy.

Article in the DM about Cambridge v. Sussex Christmas cards:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6497783/Markle-sparkle-v-country-Kate-Two-telling-cards.html

The Sussexes chose as their Christmas photo one in which MM and Harry are posing with their backs to the camera. After criticism they are spinning it as “turning their backs on the past and looking to the future”. Whatever. 🙄

Unknown said...

Maybe its harry and meagain polical advisers, the obamas

mary lamb said...

You people do realise that this is gratuitous cdan 'hits' material, don't you? Or, it doesn't even matter as long as you have a place to vent your ugly jealously.

Danielle said...

Its really sad that your source is the tinhats on tumblr. Just like your blind item saying it would hard for her to get pregnant or some crap like that. I personally think you are like the British media when it comes to Harry and Meghan- you don't know a damn at all.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Anyway, it’s all hella entertaining. Best gossip story going on right now.

Danielle said...

Have you spoken to a majority of people living in the U.K. and asked them how they felt about Meghan or are you only using the Daily Mail as a reference point.

Danielle said...

👏👏👏👏👏 Preach!!!! I am just glad to see someone in this comment section with common sense. Now if you ask me i think that Kate and Carole are behind this current smear campaign against Meghan because all this so called feud mess didn't start until Harry and Meghan's tour and the cookbook that Meghan helped the ladies of the Hubb Community Kitchen do both of these by the way were successful.

Here is food for thought to mull over: In Britain there is a newspaper called, The Telegraph and they did a story basically liking Meghan,the Hubb Community Kitchen and the mosque that Hubb is using for kitchen space to terrorism. Now a few days later Carole Middleton does/gives an interview with the same newspaper to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Paper Pieces but peep this y'all if you go to the website of PartyPieces it says that PP was started in 1987 which means their 30th anniversary was last year not this year. Now all of this may be nothing to the rest of you but i get suspect vibes from all of this.

GirlMerica said...

Whichever is real or not it’s really sad to think that little boy walking behind his mothers casket could be in such an awful situation. I always hoped the best for both Harry & William.

Nutty_Flavor said...

@Ann says "Personally I think Prince Andrew has been given the assignment to destroy her and she's no match for Andrew."

Really interesting point. Andrew knows the underworld, and he basically has no reputation left to lose - he's one of the least popular members of the Royal Family.

He also has a strong incentive to deliver for the family, because he's trying to get his two daughters set up as full-time royals, against Charles' wishes.

Not to mention getting Fergie back into the Royal good graces, which is already happening - she recently held a charity event at Kensington Palace.

Couch said...

I'm betting we'll see either MM or both her and PH to be interviewed on Inside Edition. Watch for it! I'll betcha a dollah!! AND, I'll even throw in Prince Charles to sit with them both as well, per Harry's request. I always try to keep in mind Harry/William know ALL the family secrets. Wouldn't take much for the rogue one (Harry) to threaten Charles if he doesn't help him out!!

Mango said...

…all this so called feud mess didn't start until Harry and Meghan's tour

The tour was when Meghan started losing her grip and showing her calculating nature. Cradling an invisible baby bump, time and time again. Baking banana bread to bring to tea (seriously, think about anytime YOU were on vacation; did you have time to bake anything? No. She must have driven staff crazy with her demands to get the ingredients and utensils to get the silly thing baked). While in New Zealand uttering a native phrase in Maori during a speech, pausing, and looking up expectantly for a reaction. Soooo fake.



Nutty_Flavor said...

So, back to my original question: who is paying for Meghan Markle’s PR?

Harry may be rich, but he isn’t liquid. Most of his money is in a trust, with a set amount paid out each year. (Unless he’s borrowing against the principal, which he might be crazy enough to do.)

Meghan hasn’t worked in more than a year and has no visible wealth accumulation, such as real estate. I doubt she can afford this.

I think someone else is paying. I wonder who.

Paul Saint John said...

I'm told her mother-in-law is fairly well-off and can afford to pay the fee. Hell, the Queen could buy the whole magazine, building include, if she so desired.

Puzzled Onlooker said...

I don't know what MM is like as a person but I'm from the UK and when I meet with others she really isn't the focus of conversation. I'd like MM's and Harry's marriage to work in as much as I'd like any marriage to work. I have heard speculation as to whether she might have a dark-skinned baby. Who cares? I don't mix with the royal family obviously so they have little meaning in my life (well I know some of my taxes go towards paying for them). I don't know if MM is a nice person or not and IF she is rude to her staff there is no excuse. It's hard to discern what is true Internet Land and what is fabricated. I may not agree with Flat Earthers but at least their conspiracy doesn't hurt people. I came across a conspiracy called "transvestigation" - people who claim that anyone famous or at least most famous people are secretly transgender - that theory really takes the cake but some people believe it! Of course someone has put out the idea that MM is secretly a boy and wearing a moon bump. I'm just mentioning that because as an individual I find it very difficult if not impossible to know what gossip about MM might be true and what is a hoax. Incidentally when I saw reference to "The People" I initially thought of the British tabloid "The Sunday People" (sometimes referred to as "The Sunday Peephole"),

Puzzled Onlooker said...

Should have said "in Internet Land".

Nutty_Flavor said...

Puzzled Onlooker, I think Meg's public behavior is enough to make it clear that things are not going well. No conspiracy required. (My only question is about who is paying for her positive PR, and it's unlikely to be the Queen.)

Either she'll have a baby in a few months or she won't, and then that mystery will be solved as well.

The bump does grow large and then shrink again in an odd fashion, and sometimes shifts or folds when she bends over, but perhaps there's a real baby (or two) behind it and Meghan is just padding for effect. She is an actress, after all.

Puzzled Onlooker said...

There is a very silly section of the British press though NF (and I'm saying this as someone from there). I'm getting on in years now but I can remember 30 years ago there were a lot gossip articles to the effect that Diana was marvellous, Fergie (as in Andy-Pandy's ex not as in the singer/actress) was awful. Whereas the truth was likely more that both of them had feet of clay. Diana was making waves about the land mines but then she died unfortunately. I actually came to have more sympathy with Diana when I learned how unhappy her marriage had been than before. Well I guess we'll all have to wait and see. I'd like the marriage to work as I say and I would like the Queen's (as in of England) grandchildren to have more successful marriages than three older children (Teddy Edward and Sophie are still on their first marriage). Though "People" in this instance I think refers to a non-British paper.

Puzzled Onlooker said...

Than the Queen's three older children - my proofreading skills are at sea today.

Mango said...

@ Nutty - I still suspect that it’s Harry footing the bill here. Yes, he’s not very liquid, but just how much money is being paid for the recent PR blitz? MM has really only needed damage control in the last few months. I’m sure PH could get his hands on some cash to get them through what he probably thinks will be just a few months of the press picking on his precious Duchess. Or it might be Charles, either lending Harry the $$, or paying the bill himself to keep the royal laundry looking clean.




Peopleknow86 said...

How does that not add up? 😂🤔 2-3 stories each week= 10 per month 🤗

Unknown said...

Her Majesty sure isn’t footing the bill for the problematic Duchess, don’t forget it’s her decision that got them evicted from KP, and after it was revealed that the Hub Community Kitchen had links to an unsavory organization MM still unofficially visited on Thanksgiving.
All her recent appearances have been alone, and unofficial not listed in the Court Circular.
MM’s behavior is such that it is taking press away from the official visits of Kate and William, the Royal’s have a hierarchy and their schedules are coordinated so the press isn’t split on what Royal to cover, it won’t be looked at kindly that much like Eugenie’s wedding MM wants the publicity for herself.
Charles is probably footing the bill, because he has an attitude that his son and wife are much more popular than himself, even in their own ranks. HM has worked a lot more with William preparing him for Kinghood than she has Charles, who has an uneasy relationship with his parents and is said to have embraced the Duchess because they both come from dysfunctional families. I don’t think Charles yet knows what a narcissist Megs is, but HM will not long let MM continue to take press and attention from Kate and Wills charities.
I also find it strange that at the Rembrance ceremony MM was placed on a different balcony than HM, Kate and Camilla. MM looked quite upset and I feel a picture is worth a 1000 words.

Unknown said...

I also do believe it’s Andrew and even the Duchesses own staff, doing the leaking. Andrew and Fergie because MM announced her pregnancy at their daughters wedding and the staff because MM is an unpleasant and rude individual whose demands are not just culturally different.
Another picture is the tag left on her dress in Tonga, and the rumors that MM and her pal Jessica are profiting on the wardrobe paid for by Charles.

Nutty_Flavor said...

@Unknown, you're right, it could be Charles paying for it all.

Charles is looking very ineffectual in this whole episode, and it's easy to picture Harry convincing him that Meg "just needs some help so people can see the good side of her" or some such nonsense.

Harry's can also use "the press killed Mummy" argument, which I don't think is strictly true.

But I'm sure Charles loves his son, and is acutely aware of his own lack of popularity. I'm still not sure Charles will ever be king.

Tiffytatortots 1 said...

Of course. Ever since MM came into the picture the number of negative Kate articles, posts, instagrams etc have significantly increased. It’s no coincidence. Megans crazy fans refuse to believe a bad thing said about her but are more than willing to eat up all the good things put out about her. Funny how that works out considering no ones perfect and where there’s smoke there is usually fire. They do love to drag Kate down, William and even the kids to prop up their queen of narcissism so these articles feed her fans and her PR knows this. The RF should have seen this coming and stopped the relationship before it even had a chance to get off the ground.

Danielle said...

Just reading these comments and this is tangible proof that people are really stupid and that all of you have too much time on your hands. Anyone with a brain can tell that Enty go to these royal forums( lipstick Alley, tumblr,royaly blogs) to read other people's tinhat theories then comes back here and writes a blind item about and you dumb idiots will lap it up.

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