Idk, don't you think that the repetition of the "presumably Louis is waiting for a paternity test" thing could just be low level press stealing the line from each other?
Well, I don’t write for news sites but I do write product descriptions, company biographies, etc. at my job, and sometimes my boss tells me look at the stuff written on competitors’ websites and go from there. I, and my company, could get in a ton of trouble if I ripped off full sentences from one of these sites, I ALWAYS have to paraphrase and then quadruple check that it doesn’t sound too much like the competitors stuff before publishing. I imagine it’s the same even among lower ranking news sites. Also, 46 outlets saying the exact same thing isn’t a coincidence.