Ian Halperin, author of the upcoming Brangelina Exposed, has another expose to share: Star magazine's new cover story about his new book is a total fabrication.
"I was stunned," Halperin tells Usmagazine.com of Star's spread, which alleges inside access to his tome and teases details about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's "secret life of binge drinking, mind games, drugs, lovers and more!"
"I never spoke to [the magazine]," says the bestselling author. "In fact," Halperin adds, "I finished writing the book late last night which was hours after the Star story broke!"
Among Star's claims: "Brad contantly rips into Angie for her birdlike eating habits and her superstrict parenting style." To numb the pain, Pitt supposedly has become a "very bad drunk," while Jolie has taken a secret female lover near their chateau in France.
Scoffs Halperin, "I urge people to wait until the real excerpts from the book are published to get the real story of what is actually in my book."
As Usmagazine.com revealed exclusively in late October, Brangelina Exposed will parse through Pitt's marriage and divorce from Jennifer Aniston, Jolie's dark past, and the "glamorous fairy tale" the star couple has created for public consumption.
According to the publisher's press release, the book does point toward a shaky future for the pair, citing growing, "irreparable tensions" between the parents of six.