As long as events happen around the world, there will always be a theory of conspiracy to accompany it.
On August 31st this year, it will mark 17 years since Princess Diana died, as a result of injuries when her driver in Paris crashed. It was reported that the crash happened due to the media chasing Diana’s car, in the hopes of getting that moneymaking photo. This evoked a media frenzy of conspiracy theories; the most popular being that this was some kind of assassination plot organized by the Royal Family, after they felt she had brought shame on them. This was of course, complete speculation, and this event has rocked the Royals including her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, ever since.
No matter what happens, as long as there is an event or person in the public eye, then there is an opportunity for a conspiracy theory. Whether it is founded or complete fabrication, there are people who will believe in these stories and continue to believe no matter what the facts are. Here is a list of 7 of the most unbelievable Hollywood conspiracy theories to ever surface, and that people actually fell for.
7) Nicolas Cage Is A Vampire
We are all familiar with the ‘somewhat’ crazy antics that Nicolas Cage is famous for. Although we have mostly all come to acknowledge that this is simply Cage’s personality, there have been surfacing theories that state otherwise. One of the most unbelievable theories to surface states that Nick Cage would actually be a vampire, that has been around since the 1870s. Sounds crazy, right? Well apparently, Cage would look exactly like a man from a picture taken 150 years ago, that was sold on Ebay, for $1 million. Even though the rumors were fortified by the painting, they had originally begun during the filming of Vampire’s Kiss. The director, Robert Bierman, had claimed that Cage was comfortably eating live cockroaches, as well as drinking real blood, in order to really get into character. We wonder why Cage wasn’t cast in the Twilight Saga.
6) Marisa Tomei Won An Oscar Because The Presenter Said The Wrong Name
The Oscars are arguably one of the most prestigious events in the Hollywood calendar. Nominees for awards and other members of the Academy are invited to walk the red carpet every year. The nominees for the Oscar award attend in the hopes of becoming the owner of an Oscar statue and the coveted title that comes with it.
Although many actors and actresses may have won Oscars for starring in movies where the people they portray are trying to prove or disprove conspiracy theories, the Oscars is not without its own! In 1993, Marisa Tomei was a newcomer to the big screen, and was nominated in the ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ category. Her competition for this Oscar included huge names in Hollywood, with the likes of Vanessa Redgrave in the running. Nevertheless, Tomei was named the winner of the award for her role in My Cousin Vinny.
After the awards, rumors started to circulate that the Oscar had not actually been for Tomei. The theory was that the presenter of the award, Jack Palance had read out the wrong name. He was supposedly drunk, stoned, or unable to read the card, therefore could not announce the correct winner. In another version of this theory, it was claimed that he read Tomei’s name as it was the last name on the list of nominees, therefore, it was still on the teleprompter screen.
Of course, this theory has been proved to be untrue, as the Oscars have officials in the wings in the event of this very scenario happening, whereupon they would take the stage and announce the correct winner.
5) Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Didn’t Actually Write The Play, Good Will Hunting
In 1998, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won the Best Writing Oscar for their screenplay, Good Will Hunting. Whilst the pair enjoyed the fame that ensued from the success of their work, the rumor mill started in Hollywood, with a conspiracy theory that the pair stole the script from another writer and claimed it as their own.
William Goldman was the supposed writer, however, he actually refutes this himself. As with any screenplay or book, the script is reviewed first by experts who give feedback on what they read. Affleck and Damon had reportedly been advised to remove the FBI portion that they had in the play, so they approached Goldman for his advice. Goldman agreed that this was the correct direction for the play and that they should go with the family and Boston approach, removing the FBI portion. Affleck and Damon took this advice and Good Will Hunting as we know it, was created. Even though Goldman has categorically stated that he did not write it, the theory is still believed to be true.
4) Beyonce Is Actually Her Sister’s Mother
According to ‘someone’ who claims to work for the Department of Health in Texas, Beyonce’s birth certificate was found and showed her birth year as 1972, rather than her publicized 1981. If this conspiracy can be believed, then it would mean that Beyonce had Solange, her ‘daughter/sister’, when she was 12 or 13, making her now a mother of 2 and a grandmother!
It is rumoured that the family covered up the baby, bringing her up as their own child and Beyonce’s sister. The conspiracy goes further, saying that Beyonce’s mom, Tina, is actually her sister. Friends of friends who have not been named supposedly back up these theories, but all quotes have no named sources.
Maybe this is just a conspiracy theory within a conspiracy theory. Was this story concocted to give Beyonce further media exposure? As we all now, attention is attention, be it good or bad. Whatever the reason, there is no evidence to suggest that either of the theories concerning the Beyonce family are true.
3) Michael & Latoya Jackson Are The Same Person
Thanks to plastic surgery, Michael managed to change the way he looked, causing massive deformities and skin color changes. Rather than being content with the way he looked, Michael changed his appearance so much that you would have been hard-challenged to know that he had started his career as a popular, young black singer. For reasons unknown, Michael changed his skin color, nose and whole face, through plastic surgery.
Michael was one of the Jackson Five and the theory was that Michael and Latoya (his sister) were actually the same person! They looked very similar and both had their share of plastic surgery, giving some people the impression that this was some sort of double lifestyle going on.
Of course, Michael has since passed away, putting pay to the theory that existed. However, the theory believers still think that this was Latoya’s way of living the life of 2 strange people’s live’s, instead of one.
2) OJ Simpson Is Khloe Kardashian’s Father
You cannot read any paper, any news website or even turn on your radio, without the Kardashian name arising. Although, more recently, its regarding the infamous wedding of Kim.
Khloe has also been in the headlines with some conspiracy theories flying around, regarding the paternity of her father. It is highly disputed that Robert Kardashian is not Khloe’s biological father.
Norman Pardo, O.J Simpson’s manager, made the theory. Its rumored that he said OJ, the former NFL player, was actually Khloe’s father. He has been as bold as to say that, ‘It’s all going to come out sooner or later. Khloe could be O.J’s kid.” Simpson was very close friends with Kris Jenner and her then husband, Robert, and was especially close with them during the time that Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.
It’s reported that Robert Kardashian was a member of his ‘Dream Team’ during his famous murder trial.
1) Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is famous for the many successful movies that he has starred in, however, he is also famous for being a member of the Scientology Church. This religion has caused a stir with some of its reported rules and beliefs. Along with that, it has also evoked several conspiracy theories to do with Cruise, especially regarding his marriage to Katie Holmes. One of the first theories involves all 3 of his marriages, as each one has ended when his wives have turned 33 years of age. This connects with some symbolism’s of Scientology, as the religion was founded in Phoenix, Arizona which sits on the 33rd parallel on Earth’s equatorial plane.
The main conspiracy theories have been regarding his last marriage to Katie Holmes. One of the many theories states that the Church put out a casting call for potential brides after Cruise split with Nicole Kidman. Some famous names were targeted to ‘audition’ including Scarlett Johansson, who did attend, but found it was actually a Celebrity Scientology Centre in Hollywood, so she left. Katie Holmes stayed and was the ideal candidate, so after the ‘audition’, Katie went missing for over 2 weeks. On her reappearance, she fired her agent and manager, bringing the belief that she was ‘brainwashed’ by the Church.
Theories continue, stating that Holmes was paid 3 million a year to stay married to Cruise, although this could have been part of their pre-nuptial agreement. On marrying Cruise, more theories report that Holmes was continually trailed by 2 cars owned by the Church, although the Church disputes this.
The theories go on, stating that Holmes was forced to sign a contract for a minimum of 5 years of marriage, and the fact that they actually did end the marriage after 5 years, sparks some to believe the truth behind this particular theory. Its reported that Holmes said during her marriage to Cruise, she was controlled in everything she did and every move she made, so could there be any truth in the many theories that surround the couple? None, so far, have been confirmed as true.