Star magazine in US appears to have Photoshopped a baby bump onto the Duchess of Cambridge’s slender frame.
Star magazine, which claims to reveal that Kate is pregnant with twins, published an image of the British royal from her recent visit to Singapore on the cover of its latest issue.
Kate Middleton, 30, is seen standing in what is quite a typical pose, with her shoulders back and hips forward, with her arm resting across her midriff, as she toasts Mary Tan, the wife of President of Singapore.
However, the gossip site Celebuzz suggests that Star magazine has taken the liberty of retouching the photograph, to make it appear as though the Duchess’s stomach is larger than it is.
Star magazine in US appears to have Photoshopped a baby bump onto the Duchess of Cambridge's slender frame
On comparison with what it believes to be the original photograph, the site says there are several glaring clues indicating that it has been airbrushed to suit the title’s headlines.
It reads: “Not only has is her floral slim-fit frock been mysteriously blown out…”
Star magazine accompanied the image with a sensational coverline of: “Scandal turns to joy: It’s twins!”
Two bullet points beneath add: “Pregnant Kate gets thrilling news amid nude photo uproar… Up to 125lbs and showing.”
The inside story cites a “family friend”, “insider” and a “source”, who apparently told the title that the Royal couple conceived during a “passionate night” in Wales after the London Olympics.
It is Star‘s second cover in a row claiming to reveal that the Duchess is expecting. Just last week it suggested that stitching in the waistband of one of Kate’s dresses was proof that it had been let out to make space for “mommy weight”.
The headline sparked a furious response from singer Demi Lovato who took to Twitter to slam the publication.
She wrote: “So apparently Kate Middleton (William?) is pregnant because of THIS picture… Are you KIDDING ME?!!
“And people wonder why girls/guys have body image issues.. Whether she is or not, she still has a beautiful body. Shame on you Star magazine.”
Beyonce has recently sparked rumors she is wearing a fake baby bump during an interview at an Australian television show.
Beyonce Knowles, 30, gave an interview to the Australian TV personality Molly Meldrum on the Sunday Night show.
At one moment, during the interview, the cameras appear to show Beyonce’s bump being squashed and moving as she sits down.
Beyonce’s interview on the Sunday Night show was to promote her new album 4.
During the interview on Sunday Night show, the cameras appear to show Beyonce’s bump being squashed and moving as she sits down
The singer told Molly Meldrum she is due to give birth in February, adding that she feels “grateful” and “blessed” to be expecting her first child.
After her appearance on the Australian TV show, the gossip websites have promoted speculation that Beyonce is wearing a prosthetic bump and some are even questioning if the famous singer is faking her pregnancy while a surrogate mother carries her baby.
Other speculation was that Beyonce was wearing a padded belly to the MTV Video Music Awards two months ago in an effort to make her pregnancy revelation “more dramatic”.
Beyonce made a point of flaunting her bump on the red carpet in an orange Lanvin dress and later rubbed it dramatically during her performance on stage.
Beyoncé revealed her baby bump on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards 2011
After that moment, Beyonce told Harper’s Bazaar about her public pregnancy announcement during an interview:
“I put a lot of thought into how I wanted to unveil it. It was important to me that I was able to do it myself.
“I was extremely nervous. It was the toughest red carpet I ever did… I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump. I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything.”
The 30-year-old singer also said she waited to start a family with husband Jay-Z so that she could concentrate on her career.
“It was important to me that I gave myself time to focus on becoming the woman I want to be, building my empire, my relationship, and my self-worth, before I became a mother,” Beyonce said.
She ended: “Now God has blessed us with the ultimate.”
As many other artists, Beyonce is seizing the opportunity to turn her pregnancy into a money spinner by launching her own maternity line.