People Gets Less Than Real with Correction

Earlier today, the usually unimpeachable People magazine ran an incorrect item about Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards (pictured) leaving rehab. Because the report originated in their pages, it was quickly picked up by everyone from Radar Online to HollywoodLife.com.

But the item is no longer posted. Thanks in large part to GossipCop.com, People realized the error of its ways. In place of the original report, there is now a somewhat laughable correction in the magazine’s subsequent Richards item:

Despite earlier reports she had left treatment and was home with her sister Kyle, she was, in fact, visited by Kyle.

You mean your earlier report? There’s no way anyone reading this article could surmise that it was in fact People that originated the misinformation. Kudos also to MSNBC.com for doing the extra legwork on this story and determining it was suspect.

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