Tabloid Scam Targets Twins

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's twins aren't even out of the hospital yet, and they've already been the victims of an attempted tabloid scam. Moroccan Cannon and Monroe Cannon are infants, but they're in the headlines already.

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Were Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's babies involved in a tabloid scam before they even checked out of the hospital? That's what Showbiz411 is reporting. According to the site, Moroccan Cannon and Monroe Cannon narrowly escaped a tabloid hussle that would have exposed them to the world while they're still in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Here's how it supposedly went down. Purportedly, Carey was breastfeeding Roc and Roe and a nurse recommended Carey drink a Guinness Stout to speed up her breast milk production. Carey did so, and the trick worked.

At the same time, a worker on the unit is reported to have contacted Child Protective Services to claim that Carey was drinking and taking pain medication while breastfeeding. In response, a social worker supposedly showed up at the hospital to investigate child neglect charges.

In fact, the person who filed the erroneous claim was simply trying to get someone -- the social worker -- to take photos of the as-yet-unseen celebrity babies, which could then be sold to the tabloids for an astronomical amount. Luckily, the scam was stopped before it could start, and the Cannon twins were kept out of the spotlight.

"Taxpayer money was wasted, too, because this was labeled an emergency," the site reports the couple as saying. "It was ridiculous."

Roc and Roe were born less than two weeks ago. Mariah and Nick renewed their vows the following day in the hospital. The couple has been married for three years.

Has the paparazzi gone too far when it comes to celebrity babies?

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Bethany May 12, 2011 | 2:39 PM

CPS is corrupt, if this kind of scheme can happen to Mariah and her husband, imagine just how many other families have been TRICKED and have had CPS called on them. And have had their kids taken away. Let this be a lesson to the world. I hope the nurse who told Mariah to drink a beer will be fired. What many don't realize is thas cps and the states are paid by our federal government for each child they put into foster care and adopt out. The caseworkers get bonuses for the nubmers of kids they pull our of homes. They lie and falsify documents, an Orange County mother just won a 4.9 million dollar lawsuit against Orange County, California CPS for lying and taking her two daughters away unjustly. With interest Orange County, California now has to pay 9.5 million. So yes America cps is all about the money. Pure corruption, and it almost happened to Maria Carey and her husband. Time to wake up.

Farren Square May 12, 2011 | 10:34 AM

Good for her for breastfeeding those little babes! That is exactly what preemies need, milk from their momma!

bowcancer May 12, 2011 | 9:58 AM

ppl wit money are ppl too jus as well as ne bodi else n dat was jus nt rite at all but im glad one could have the chance to put them out their in da spotlight like dat their only babies their a blessing from god n too mariah n nick wen their readi to show the world dey will so ppl need to leave dem alone let them enjoy their babies by themselves

thapelo May 12, 2011 | 9:33 AM

this is so wrong but atleast these people were stopped in their tracks! So yay 4 roc & roe!

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