Celebrities always have some the best rumors around. Their lives are so public and documented, but somehow, we’re always sure they are hiding something from us. We always want to believe that celebs are always ducking paparazzi and sliding into some strange world of weird habits and relationships.
But most of the time, when you hear a rumor flying around about your favorite celeb, they end up being debunked or proven, and then forgotten forever. There is always a gossip newspaper claiming that so-and-so is sleeping with someone else’s spouse, or this person is doing crazy drugs despite them being in rehab.
The rumor mill loves celebs even more than regular people. Famous celebrities and rumors go together like burgers and fries. The U.S. sports hundreds of businesses based on the fact that we love celebrity gossip, and learning more about their crazy lives!
Sometimes, however, the rumor gets so big, it seems to take on a life of its own. It grows out of proportion, altered a little bit here and there until it becomes blown out of proportion. People continue to spread rumors over and over again, until they become urban legends. These legends, real or imagined, follow around celebs for the rest of their lives, and even haunt them and their families from beyond the grave. Here are some of the weirdest celebrity urban legends we’ve ever heard!
10. Jamie Lee Curtis – Body Parts
Jamie Lee Curtis went under the knife early in her career, augmenting her breasts and getting liposuction. The star now openly says she never wants to go under the knife again; the surgery made her feel fake. However, the urban legend around Curtis’ surgery says that she got her boob job for a whole different reason. The legend claims that Curtis, who was born a hermaphrodite, had her breasts enlarged to make up for the feeling that she was never a “real woman.” Since hermaphrodites are sterile, rumors started flying when Curtis adopted kids and never had any of her own. The True Lies and Halloween star has never cleared up the rumors. There are tons of ways a woman can become infertile… that didn’t stop the rumor mill from coming up with all sorts of crazy stories!
9. Donald Trump – Serious Car Accident
What a strange rumor! Although Donald Trump has never admitted it, one way or another, there is an urban legend stating that the possible Presidential Candidate was once in a terrible car accident. A random good citizen stopped to help the wealthy businessman, and Trump doesn’t like owing anyone favors. In response to the stranger’s help on that fateful day, Trump paid off the man’s mortgage. Although no one has ever been able to verify the story and it is most likely not true, it still sounds interesting. If you ever are in desperate need of some money, we recommend trying to find a way to help Mr. Trump!
8. Bill Gates – Satanist Ruler Of The World
This is one of those rumors that makes no sense at all, yet still manages to get circulated year after year. There is a weird conspiracy theory that Bill Gates is the Devil or the Anti-Christ. The idea originated when someone decided that the letters in Bill Gates added up 666 in ASCII, an acronym for the American Standard Code for Information Interchange. This is ridiculous, but seems to be the only explanation people can come up with for his success in the business world. They believe he’s taking over the world one computer at a time, and will eat our souls through the screens. Perhaps it’s the Devil’s fault when you sit on your computer and lose hours at a time to Facebook and silly clicker games!
7. Walt Disney – Icicle Zombie
This rumor just won’t die! People love to spread around that the founder of Disney, Walt Disney, was cryogenically frozen after death, hoping to be brought back to life in the future as some sort of icicle zombie. However, the rumor is simply not true. He actually did the opposite; he was cremated instead of frozen. People who keep this rumor going question his frozen corpse being buried at Disney, because of family secrecy. Although Walt’s family wasn’t forthright with the details of his death and burial, it was more for privacy than hiding some weird Han-Solo-in-carbonite body under the bricks of Disney World.
6. KISS – Inked In Blood
The world famous band KISS were the absolute kings of memorabilia and other mediums. The rockers found themselves in cartoons, as dolls, and even had their own comic books. The world was in love with KISS, and financial genius Gene Simmons milked it for all it was worth. The band made quite the killing off their work. But one of the weirdest rumors ever to be spread around centered around one of their comic books. The legend states that the four band members mixed a touch of their blood into the red ink that printed each of the comics. They did it to lend a creepy air to it and sell more copies. Turns out, this rumor is totally true. There are KISS comic books out there worth a pretty penny, mostly because of the famous DNA on all of the pages. Gross.
5. David Bowie & Mick Jagger – Lovers
Back in 1970, having a gay romance was a huge deal. It might seem weird in our modern culture where gay men and women are accepted and can even get married now. So when David Bowie’s ex-wife told the whole world she once caught Bowie and Mick Jagger going at it (in the couple’s bed, no less), the world was shocked. Although both Bowie and Jagger denied it, it did get the rumor mill spinning. Before his death, David Bowie admitted to being bisexual, but has always denied his ex-wife’s statements. Even towards the end of his life, Bowie continued to deny the rumors, leading us to believe that they are most likely false. But Bowie’s ex-wife Angela still claims they are true, so who knows?
4. Marilyn Manson – Spare Ribs
Another gross urban legend claims that Marilyn Manson had some of the strangest plastic surgery yet. The rocker was rumored to have had some ribs removed. Now many stars have been incorrectly rumored to have ribs removed (like Cher, for instance) to make themselves look skinnier, but Manson was said to have had the surgery done for a much weirder purpose: to be able to bend forward enough to give himself oral sex. Why a wealthy star who can probably have groupies take care of that for him instead would go through such lengths to do the deed sounds insane, but celebs can sometimes be insane. However, this rumor is completely false. (Thankfully.)
3. Gene Simmons – Fake Tongue
KISS makes the list again! Simmons did some spectacular things to keep his career alive and make the band tons and tons of money, but did he alter his iconic tongue to rocket the band into legend? Rumor has it that his super long tongue isn’t all his, and that some brave cosmetic surgeon added a piece of cow tongue to replace his own. The extra long tongue did end up becoming an iconic part of the band’s culture. The rocker was willing to do anything to make himself and his band stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately, the medical community wasn’t quite up to the task in 1970, so we’re pretty sure that all that tongue belongs to Gene and Gene alone.
2. Richard Gere – Anus Gerbil
The rumor that Richard Gere was rushed to the ER to have a gerbil removed from his anus after weird sex-play is absolutely false. The whole putting-a-rodent-in-your-butt isn’t really an actual practiced thing that people do for pleasure. That didn’t stop the rumor from spreading, though. Although there is no proof that this rumor is true, it didn’t stop South Park from making a joke about it in one episode. True or not, that episode remains a favorite!
1. Wizard of Oz – Ghost On Set
Who doesn’t love the Wizard of Oz? The movie has remained a family classic for decades. However, the movie also has some crazy rumors surrounding the actors, extras, and even the sets. Everyone knows the movie syncs up perfectly to a Pink Floyd album, and that the original Tin Man, Buddy Ebsen, almost died from the way they made his makeup. However, one false urban legend continues to haunt the movie despite being proven false again and again. During the scene where Dorothy is walking through the forest with the Scarecrow and Tin Man, there is a dark-looking figure in the background. Many people over the years have claimed it was one of the mistreated Munchkin actors that took his own life during filming, but no one noticed until after the scene was done filming. Creepy? Yes. False? Absolutely.