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These 9 Rumors Were Totally, Awfully Wrong in August — See Worst Offenders!

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss

Star Magazine Gossip

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There was a major shakeup in the gossip world during the month of August, but Gossip Cop can’t say it was a good one.

Star was pushed from its perch as our worst offender, ceding the dishonorable title to OK!.

We busted the tabloid 17 times, compared to calling out 16 Star rumors – it was close!

But for the first time ever, HollywoodLife cracked our top three, with 15 wrong and ridiculous stories corrected.

It’s hardly a surprise given the drivel the webloid spews day in and day out, often creating fake controversies for the sake of driving traffic.

Among the month’s most egregious missteps from the outlets were these nine:

Miley Cyrus Laughs at “Shocking Threesome” With Wayne Coyne Report
Miranda Lambert NOT Pregnant, Despite Report (Exclusive)
….Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie Alleged “Showdown” at George Clooney Wedding Made Up (Exclusive)
OK! Body Shames Jessica Simpson, Slams Star For Looking “Unfeminine”
Mila Kunis “Dramatic Delivery” Made Up By Desperate Magazine (Exclusive)
Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne NOT Dating, Despite Rumors (Exclusive)
HollywoodLife Stirs The Pot With Kristen Stewart Nicholas Hoult “Dinner Date” Story
Shame On HollywoodLife For Making Up Fake Selena Gomez-Taylor Swift Story At ALS Charity’s Expense
Kim Kardashian Nip Slip Faked By HollywoodLife

And that’s only a small sampling.

How did other outlets fare in August?

Check out the scorecard below — and stick with Gossip Cop as we continue to separate fact from fiction all year long.

TELL US: What was the worst rumor YOU heard in the last month?

GOSSIP COP’S August TABLOID SCORECARD*

2. OK! …………………………17

1. Star…………………………16

3. HollywoodLife……………15

4. In Touch…………………12

5. Life & Style (tie)……………10

5. National Enquirer (tie)………10

*Indicates the Top 5 publications with the most rumors corrected by Gossip Cop between August 1 and August 31, 2014.

 


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