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New Movie Takes Aim at Celebrity Journalism

”Starsuckers“ documentary premieres in London.

What do Amy Winehouse’s flaming beehive and Guy Ritchie’s self-inflicted black eye have in common?

Both stories appeared in the pages of Britain’s tabloid press. Neither is true.

The two incidents were fake showbiz news tips phoned into newspapers by the makers of the new documentary "Starsuckers," to see whether they would be used without fact-checking. The fact that they were forms part of the movie’s argument that the culture of celebrity has undermined journalistic standards and warped society’s values.

Read more from the Associated Press.