Like many of us, celebrities have to deal with people saying things about them on a daily basis. They have to deal with the scrutiny that comes along with being in the limelight.
In the entertainment world, any number of rumors follow a celebrity on a daily basis, some for years. It just comes with the territory. Some of the rumors are juicy, scandalous and jaw-dropping. Other rumors are downright bizarre, and outrageous, and in all honesty, pretty difficult to believe. However, some people feel the need to believe the rumors they see and hear anyway, regardless of the facts. Or, you know, common sense.
These rumors have stood the test of time, but if you really think about it, they’re completely nuts. Let’s start with …
12. Is Lorde Lying About Her Age?
In 2013, New Zealand singer Lorde gained commercial success and fame after the release of her single, “Royals.” Lorde was just 17 at the time that her song was quickly rising on the charts. Due to her distinctive, and older look, many people assumed Lorde was lying about her age, and was older than she claimed.
11. Gene Simmons’ Tongue Surgery
KISS member Gene Simmons is notorious for having an abnormally long tongue. Simmons’ tongue undoubtedly became one of his signature trademarks, especially for his alter ego, “The Demon.” Because Gene Simmons’ tongue wasn’t so ordinary, someone started a rumor that he surgically replaced his tongue with a cow’s tongue.
10. What Really Happened To Lindsay Lohan’s Twin?
In the remake of The Parent Trap, Lindsay Lohan had double the role as she was portraying twins. Many viewers of the film assumed that Lohan really had a twin sister that acted alongside her. They even came to the conclusion that her twin sister was murdered when it was discovered that Lindsay Lohan was the better actress.
Next up, a weird rumor about a famous sports figure.
9. Derek Jeter’s Gift To His Women
Former professional baseball player Derek Jeter has dated many famous women throughout his career. There have been a few tales about how Jeter treats some of his one-night stands. After sleeping with the women, Jeter would call a cab to pick them up. He’d then gift them with a signed baseball, and a gift basket full of Derek Jeter memorabilia.
8. David Beckham’s Expensive Sex Toy Purchase
Soccer star David Beckham supposedly gave his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, an extravagant gift. After the birth of their third child it was rumored that Bekham gave her a platinum dildo with a diamond encrusted base worth a hefty $1.8 million dollars. The Beckhams never confirmed nor denied the rumor.
Could a famous pop star be the reincarnation of someone else?
7. Katy Perry Is Really JonBenét Ramsey
A few years ago, someone created a YouTube video with a crazy conspiracy theory about a famous singer. The video alleged that JonBenét Ramsey’s death was a hoax. JonBenét Ramsey is still alive and then grew up to change her name and become the pop star known as Katy Perry.
6. Does This Singer Have Butt Insurance?
Aside from her acting and dancing skills, Jennifer Lopez is famously known having a curvaceous figure. Various tabloids printed that the Shades of Blue star had taken an insurance policy out on her rear end. The insurance for Jennifer Lopez’s rear end was worth a whopping $27 million.
What ever happened to the next famous guru?
5. The Real Reason Why Richard Simmons Is Missing
Fitness guru Richard Simmons hasn’t been seen publicly since 2014. Many friends and fans grew concerned about Simmons’ well-being after his mysterious disappearance. The most popular rumor is that Richard Simmons was transitioning into a woman named “Fiona.” Simmons took to his Facebook page to discredit the rumor.
4. Oprah Winfrey And Gayle King Are Closer Than You Think
We all know that Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King have been the best of friends for quite some time now. Their closeness led many people to believe the two were more than just friends. The rumor mill was that Oprah and Gayle’s closeness was due to them being lesbian lovers.
3. Richard Gere’s Love For Gerbils
Actor Richard Gere supposedly had a weird fixation on gerbils. He allegedly went to an emergency room once after having problems with his butt. An X-ray revealed he had crammed a gerbil up in there. Various rumors say the gerbil was still alive, stuffed, or dead. In every version of the story, Richard Gere eventually left the hospital sans-gerbil.
2. Michael Jackson’s Sleeping Habits
Since becoming one of the greatest entertainers of all time, Michael Jackson had to deal with a variety of crazy rumors about him. One rumor in particular was about the star’s sleeping habits. A tabloid printed that Michael Jackson would sleep in an oxygen chamber to preserve himself from aging.
1. Beyoncé’s Fake Pregnancy
For some reason, there was a conspiracy theory that Jay-Z and Beyoncé used a surrogate mother to have their first child, Blue Ivy Carter. The rumors went so far as to say that the day of Blue Ivy’s birth, the Carters rented out the entire floor of the hospital so no one would know Beyoncé faked her pregnancy.
We’ve all heard the crazy tabloid stories about some of our favorite celebrities. Many of the rumors are so outrageous that only the truly gullible among us would believe them.
On a daily basis, those in the entertainment industry have to deal with the various stories about them. Many of the stories could be extremely hurtful. Others are so bizarre and crazy you can’t do anything but laugh at them.
What are some of the craziest rumors that you’ve heard about celebrities that you thought were true?
Do you think the rich and famous should learn to deal with the outrageous rumors? Or should people just stop spreading them?