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Sources say false tales hit fever pitch in recent months

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Feel like you're seeing more bogus news stories from Hollywood?

It's not your imagination.

Sources tell Sun-Times' Bill Zwecker that there's been a big increase in false tales about celebrities.

"Just in the past six months, I have noticed a big increase in hoaxes and totally false stories. That's always been a factor in the world of celebrities -- especially the past couple of decades -- but now it just seems worse," a source said.

One of the worst examples involved Oscar winner Morgan Freeman. He was falsely quoted in a detailed rant against the news media, including CNN and Fox News, for how they were reporting on the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Conn. The so-called statement particularly skewered the media for paying too much attention to the shooter.

Freeman issued no such statement, and his publicist said they are attempting to get to the bottom of the hoax -- and where it originated.

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