Sticks and stones will break your bones but some rumors just don’t add up. And who knows more about rumors than those constantly in the public eye. We’re talking about celebrities - the tabloids just LOVE to make things up about those stars currently in the limelight. Some even go so far as to just blatantly make things up in order to sell papers, magazines or to get clicks on the Internet. Everyone needs a little clickbait, and what better way to do it than with a well-spun lie? Well, actually some of the lies aren’t that well thought out. In fact, there are some extremely outrageous claims that I just can’t wait to talk to you about. You know the ones: this one is pregnant by that one’s boyfriend, this one faked their death and, oh yes - this one is actually a man. These are just a few of many of the completely insane theories about our favorite celebrities swirling around the world.
From the good to the bad to the downright nutty, I’m going to highlight 15 of the most outrageous rumors about celebs in the biz. Here we go!
15 Khloe Kardashian And Steve Martin Are An Item
Probably the oddest rumor I’ve come across lately. It seems that Khloe Kardashian and Steve Martin have been secretly linking up. Yeah, the rumor goes that they have this hush- hush relationship and even though they are currently in relationships with other people… they’re still lovebirds. Both Kardashian and Martin have debunked the rumors stating that they are “just friends.” And even though these two are an unlikely pair, perhaps their relationship is just that. Of the garden variety friendship kind. I mean, they’re most likely telling the truth, right? Right.
14 J-Lo’s Insured Booty
This rumor has been around for quite some time, but I was recently reminded of it when Jennifer Lopez appeared on James Corden’s "Carpool" segment where he confronted the star about her alleged insured butt. Apparently the word on the block - Jenny’s block, that is - is that her bodacious booty is insured from anywhere between $27 million to $300 million. JLo shut it down real quick, basically saying why would you insure a butt anyway?
13 Miley Cyrus is a Doppleganger
Can’t a girl go a little bit crazy without people assuming that she is a lookalike? This is probably one of the silliest (and most hilarious) rumors, suggesting that the pop star died and has been replaced with someone who looks an awful lot like the original. The rumors even go into much detail to say that the real Miley kicked the bucket due to a heart attack and to not draw attention to her death, they just got a Miley stand-in. Hmmmm… not sure what normal family would think that was a good idea. But, if Miley is actually "Fake Miley" then damn, well done girl! Otherwise, this is just another preposterous lie so people who don’t agree with her life choices can feel better about themselves.
12 George Clooney Is Gay
The most coveted man in Hollywood prefers the company of hunks? Hmmm. This one might be a stretch but George Clooney, an actor that obviously is over the moon for the ladies, has had a rumor circulating that he is gay. Now, this one is totally a stretch, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Why couldn’t he be gay? Maybe he just really appreciates women in a platonic way, of course. Or maybe this is one of those claims that is just the fantasy of some hot male fans. Either way, Clooney’s recent marriage kind of debunks the general claim and sure, it could all be for show, but we just kind of don’t believe it. And Clooney doesn’t seem to be too bothered by the rumors, either. More power to you, dude!
11 Tupac Is Still Alive
There have been conspiracy theories since Tupac Shakur’s death that he, in fact, is not dead. Many of these rumors come from articles stating reasons why the rapper never was murdered. Reasons include that there was no body found, pictures surfaced after his death (of him supposedly perfectly alive) and that there are countless hidden messages in his lyrics that lead people to believe he was hinting at his presumed death. Not to mention, he’s released nine, count ‘em, nine albums since he’s been dead. Pretty impressive for a dead guy, don’t ya think? Either way, whoever owns his estate (we hope him) is making serious BANK!
10 Barack and Beyonce
This isn’t a Shonda Rhimes series, people. I highly doubt the leader of the free world is having a secret affair with Queen B. But ya never know, right? Realistically, with all of the work she’s doing these days, and the family she’s supporting and spending time with - we doubt she has time to go to the White House to knock boots with good old Barack. Plus, if anyone is having an affair, my bet is on Bey and Michelle. We're just saying. Shonda Rhimes could write that Scandal spin-off any day.
9 Publicity Stunt: KStew and RobPatt
Now, I won’t put it past a well-trained publicity team to meticulously craft this rumor to boost the signal of one of the most popular young adult franchises, but were Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson really just for show? Highly doubtful. But maybe. I really don’t know. If it was all part of the promotion of the movie, then I have to say bravo. I do not like KStew or Rob Patt, but that’s some lengthy publicity stunt, considering the two shared a pretty hefty off-screen relationship. Method acting for ya, perhaps? Hollywood sure has changed.
8 Jamie Lee Curtis is a Man
Right up with the rumor that Ciara had a penis (remember that was a thing, when I was probably in like high school), there have been rumblings swirling around in the celebrity world for years now that Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis is indeed a hermaphrodite. Not that there would be anything wrong with that… but I’m sure these claims that she was born with both male and female parts are a bit unorthodox for a star. Jamie Lee has acknowledged these accusations and has publicly stated that she is ALL WOMAN. One thing’s for sure- at least we know she has a good digestive system, no matter what else she's got going on down there. #Activia.
7 Cameron Diaz Bathes in Evian Water
The whole entitlement thing is real when it comes to celebrities and how they want to be treated. Some people make their assistants pick up their dog’s poop, others get $500 haircuts and apparently Cameron Diaz will only bathe in Evian-brand water. Yep. Like, the expensive water that you drink, that is probably really from some river down the street from me in Connecticut. But, seriously, rumors claim that Diaz refuses to wash her face in anything but this brand. We don’t mean to make her sound like a total snob, but we’re pretty sure the rumors are true, to an extent. Apparently, when spending a lot of time in a trailer when she’s filming, she’s been known to use the bottled water instead of that stanky water that’s been sitting in those tanks for ages.
6 Disney’s Founder Frozen for Later?
This is a well-known rumor, made up by fans or the competition - I’m not entirely sure. But the rumor is that Walt Disney has been preserved in a block of ice somewhere on the premises, ready to be brought back at any time. Shows on Nickelodeon, and even Disney channel originals, poke fun at the fact that good old Walt’s head is in some basement on Disney’s properties. What kind of mad science are they trying to pull? It’s interesting to think that maybe one day you can freeze someone and then thaw them out like a bucket of fried chicken you ate last week and it still tastes good… but, I don’t think medical science is quite there yet. Or is it? Either way, his family has confirmed that Walt is not frozen, and that he wasn’t even into that thing called cryogenics. Sure, sure. The first rule about Cryogenics Club is that you don’t talk about Cryogenics club. Dun. Dun. Dun.
5 Shia LaBeouf Is the Real Whistleblower
Move over Edward Snowden, Shia LaBeouf apparently got to the whole government corruption thing before you did. LaBeouf has been extremely odd in recent years, to the point where we don’t know what this guy is doing, if he’s even on the same Earth as the rest of us. During an interview on Jay Leno, Shia shared how an FBI agent confirmed to him that one in five calls are recorded. Wow. That’s crazy. I hope the FBI enjoys my useless chats, because there ain’t nothing exciting going on over here. But, really, no one even blinked when the crazed actor said something about a government conspiracy to listen in on our conversations and break our rights as citizens, but when Snowden rolls around years later-- the media is totes on board. Yup - I see how it is.
4 Oprah and Gayle Are an Item
This rumor is probably as old as these lovely ladies are. I guess it’s not normal for a couple of women to be besties anymore without people getting the wrong idea. Chatter that Oprah Winfrey and longtime friend Gayle King are more than just friends has been that nagging rumor that just came out (no, they didn’t come out) one day and never left. If you keep telling yourself it’s true… it becomes true, right? No. I don’t think that’s the case. Although, it’s somewhat suspicious the close nature of their relationship, but they probably are just best friends. No shenanigans to be had here.
3 Angelina Jolie’s Brotherly Love
Sharing a lingering kiss with your brother is apparently a big no-no and will spark a ton of rumors that you are in fact in love with said sibling. In 2000, Angelina Jolie smooched her bro James Haven at the Oscars and man, did the Internet go wild! That seemed to seal her fate, and people were (and still are) under the impression that she declared her love for him and that they have been involved in an incestuous relationship. Not one of my favorite rumors, because, well, this story is a bit troubling when you think about it. The actress has since denied claims of this rumored relationship, but I’m sure people still wonder just how close these two really are.
2 "Prince Charles, You Are NOT The Father!"
So, how about that. Apparently Prince Harry is the love child of Princess Diana’s affair with James Hewitt. Could it be that the Prince’s parentage has been a lie all this time? Despite what people might think, this out of this world rumor was denied by both Diana and Hewitt and we have no reason to believe that these two would be lying. They claimed that they met after Harry was born, but is it the truth or just an elaborate plan to make sure that Prince Harry still has an untainted place in the royal bloodline. I guess we’ll never know what’s true-- unless we call up Maury and get a paternity test going. Anyone down?
1 No Ribs for Cher
No, I’m not talking about the BBQ you get down in Texas, we are talking about the outrageous claim that Cher had some of her ribs removed in order to make herself look thinner. Yes, this is a real thing people were spreading (and still are spreading) around. Just because Cher was seen sporting a more narrow waist, people got it in their heads that she must have went under the knife in order to make these completely unnecessary and unheard of body modifications. Cher went so far as to enlist a physician to prove to the people (in writing nonetheless - how official!) that she has a full set of ribs. I don't know, I think I’m gonna need to see those x-rays, stat.