By now, it is already understood that certain things come standard with celebrity life. You’ve got fame. You’ve got fortune. You’ve got endorsements. And of course, you’ve got rumors.
Unfortunately, the rumor mill never stops spinning when you’re a celebrity. Sometimes, the gossip has something to do with a possible upcoming project. In which case, it may have been started by someone wishing you would consider a particular role on television or the big screen. In other cases, rumors come up with regard to a celebrity’s personal relationship. Sometimes, this is triggered as a result of a recently announced breakup or speculation that a breakup is about to happen.
On the other hand, there are cases when the rumors surrounding celebrities take on a more bizarre turn, especially when they is being purported all over the internet. Check out these 20 celebrity internet rumors we’ve uncovered to see what we mean:
20 Marissa Tomei Was Mistakenly Awarded An Oscar
Back in 1993, actress Marissa Tomei received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actres for her role in the film My Cousin Vinny. However, a rumor soon emerged that Tomei only took home the Oscar that night because presenter Jack Palance made a major blunder and announced the wrong name. Fortunately, that rumor has since been cleared up and dismissed.
19 The Beatles Weren't Sober When Meeting The Queen
As you know, The Beatles are considered royalty in the music world. Over the years, the group brought much pride to Great Britain, so it came as no surprise that Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison would eventually have an audience with the Queen. Lenon once claimed that the band was high during this momentous occasion. However, according to The Beatles Bible, Harrison later debunked this claim. Instead, they only smoked cigarettes.
18 Stevie Wonder Isn't Really Blind
Another celebrity rumor claims that Stevie Wonder isn’t really blind. According to Vice, there's some evidence claims to support this. First was when Wonder caught a falling mic stand during a White House performance in 2010. Another key evidence claim points to Wonder being able to take photos of celebs like Michael Jackson with his camera. However, if you could recall, Wonder has been blind since being born six weeks premature.
17 George Bush Was Behind Britney Spears’ Breakdown
Remember that time when Britney Spears suffered a very public meltdown and exhibited bizarre behavior? Well, some conspiracy theorists believe that this breakdown episode was orchestrated by the Bush administration. According to Vice, “Whenever a big snafu befell Dubya, Britney would have a conveniently timed meltdown, placing the pop star at the top of CNN's news crawl and steering eyes away from Bush's newest blunder.”
16 Tom Cruise Is An Alien
Another rumor that has been going around claims that actor Tom Cruise is an alien. As you know, Cruise is a big believer in Scientology, which believes in the existence of an intergalactic overlord by the name of Xenu. According to The Washington Post, this god “once expelled humans to Earth from another planet, and their disembodied spirits live in everyone.” And since Cruise is the public face of Scientology, it is likely that he is not completely human. Well, there is no factual evidence to support this claim.
15 Avril Lavigne Was Replaced By A Lookalike
For several years now, there has been a conspiracy theory claiming that singer Avril Lavigne died and was replaced by a lookalike. The incident supposedly happened in 2003 and since then, a clone named Melissa had taken Lavigne’s place. In 2018, Lavigne finally decided to quash this rumor. During an interview with Australia’s KISS 1065, the singer remarked, “Yeah, some people think that I'm not the real me, which is so weird! Like, why would they even think that?”
14 Margot Robbie Lied About Her Age
Around 2016, rumors started going around that Australian actress Margot Robbie had been lying about her age. According to a report from Jezebel, several past write-ups that mentioned Robbie’s age meant she couldn’t only be 25 years old at that time. Since then, Huff Post has conducted its own investigation and found that Robbie did declare the right age after all.
13 Lindsay Lohan Had An Actual Twin
Back in 1998, Lindsay Lohan starred in The Parent Trap. Here, Lohan had to play the role of two girls who are twin sisters. Perhaps because of this, rumors soon started to speculate that Lohan once had an actual twin and that she became a victim of a homicide. To make matters more bizarre, there were claims that the hit was orchestrated by Disney just before the release of Lohan’s twin movie, according to Bustle.
12 Tupac Is Still Alive
Several years ago, rapper Tupac Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas and mourned by the music industry. However, soon after, reports came out that Shakur was indeed still alive and living off the grid. At one point, reports claimed that he was sighted in Cuba and South Africa. Meanwhile, in 2018, the son of Death Row Records boss, Suge Knight, made claims that Shakur had been living it up in Malaysia.
11 Jennifer Lopez Has Booty Insurance
For a long time now, there have been rumors floating around that celebrities tend to insure certain body parts. According to a 2015 report from People, Jennifer Lopez’s booty is reportedly insured for a whopping $27 million. A year later, Lopez put these rumors to rest when she appeared on the “Carpool Karaoke” segment of The Late Late Show with James Corden. When Corden asked her about this, Lopez exclaimed, “No, there is no such thing as that.”
10 Nicolas Cage Is A Vampire
One bizarre rumor going around online claims that actor Nicolas Cage is an actual vampire. It is believed that the claim started after it was found that Cage shared a striking resemblance with a photograph of a man from 1870. However, when Cage sat down with David Letterman in 2012, he shot down the claim saying, “Now look, I don't drink blood and the last time I looked in the mirror I had a reflection.”
9 Jay-Z Is In The Illuminati
There are some who believe that the rapper and business mogul is a member of the Illuminati, a largely secretive organization that exerts hidden control over the world. One of the claims supporting this theory is that Jay-Z’s company, Roc-A-Fella Records, uses the diamond as its symbol. However, the existence of the organization is yet to be proven. Hence, there is no real proof to Jay-Z’s actual involvement.
8 Cameron Diaz Uses Evian To Wash Her Face
A few years ago, a crazy rumor floated around that actress Cameron Diaz would only wash her face with Evian water. However, speaking with Pop Sugar, Diaz remarked, “That's the craziest thing, since there are so many other bottled waters I wash my face with, other than Evian [laughs] . . . I think it was a marketing plan Evian had at the time. No, it's absolutely not true.”
7 Khloé Kardashian’s Dad Is O.J. Simpson
For quite some time, there was a rumor circulating that Khloé Kardashian’s real biological father was O.J. Simpson. This story possibly came out since the Kardashians were close friends with Simpson’s family before their fatal tragedy occurred. Fortunately, Simpson has since dispelled the rumor on Twitter saying, “Khloé, like all the girls, I'm very proud of, just like I know Bob would be, if he was here, but the simple facts of the matter is, she's not mine.”
6 Kim Kardashian West’s Robbery Was Staged
Another rumor surrounding the Kardashian family claimed the Paris robbery that left Kim Kardashian West traumatized was staged. This rumor was published by the celebrity gossip website MediaTakeout who claimed that Kardashian West lied about her armed robbery. According to a report from Reuters, the reality star filed a lawsuit against the website who refused to retract the story or publish an apology.
5 Taylor Swift Is The Clone Of A Satanic Leader
A few years back, a bizarre conspiracy theory claimed that singer Taylor Swift is the clone of a Satanic leader. This was mainly because Swift bears a striking resemblance to Satanic leader Zeena LaVey. However, there is no real hard evidence to support this claim. And sometimes, people just look similar for no good reason.
4 Justin Bieber Is Part Reptile
Now, believe it or not, there was a time when certain people claimed that pop star Justin Bieber was part reptile. The rumors started in 2017, when Australian news site, Perth Now, claimed a fan saw that Bieber “was hanging around with this big guy, his bodyguard I guess, and we were just staring because he kept turning into a huge reptile.” However, there is no concrete evidence to support this claim. Safe to say, it’s not true.
3 Keanu Reeves Is Immortal
If you must know, there is even a website dedicated to this rumor. And this website, appropriately named Keanu Reeves is Immortal, states that “he doesn’t age” and that “he lived through time with many identities.” Moreover, the website also explains, “His kindness can only be acquired in a long and wise life.” During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Reeves only said that he’s heard of the rumor.
2 Beyoncé Held Sia Hostage
Funny enough, there are some who believe that music icon Beyoncé kidnapped pop star Sia and held her hostage to force her to write songs. When Sia tweeted the message “Hope Everyone Like Pancakes” in 2016, many believed it was an acronym for HELP. While some have bought into the conspiracy, we’d like to remind everyone that there’s no real proof to this rumor at all.
1 The Beyoncé We See Today Is A Clone
Another rumor involving Beyoncé is that she has long been replaced by a clone. According to Genius, “The theory is that some time in the last decade or so, Beyonce passed away but, luckily, some music producers and possibly Jay-Z had the foresight to save a few stem cells of hers so they could produce clones at will…”
Sources: Vice, Reuters, The Washington Post