Gossip Cop: Week in Review
11:37 am, August 16th, 2009
The week began with “Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart spotted together all over Los Angeles, most notably taking in concerts and hanging out at hotels. Gossip Cop then busted a silly Star story that said Stewart was in a love triangle with Pattinson and co-star Taylor Lautner. But the most absurd RPatz rumor of the week had him engaged to a mystery woman. Controversy erupted later when Jennie Garth, the wife of “Twilight” star Peter Facinelli, allegedly leaked that Pattinson and Stewart were dating. Gossip Cop got to the bottom of the story and revealed that the New York Daily News had made up a quote implying the romantic reality of ‘Robsten.’ We also had a bit about a possible role for Patttinson, given to us by director Brett Ratner.
“Twilight” co-star Ashley Greene also got herself some publicity this week, both from leaked naked photos and for pictures of her making out with “Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford en route to LAX airport.
This week Gossip Cop had an exclusive from Lindsay Lohan that, contrary to reports, gal pal Samantha Ronson did not stage an intervention to force the “Mean Girls” star into counseling. Lohan told Gossip Cop that story was “incorrect.”
Jessica Simpson was the subject of a series of absurd stories in Star this week. One had her dating ex-boyfriend Tony Romo’s rival quarterback, Colt Brennan of the Washington Redskins. But the piece that really triggered a war between Simpson and the tabloid was an article claiming that she was going to write a tell-all about past romances, and that her dad was trying to peddle the book for $5 million. The story was complete nonsense, and Gossip Cop exclusively got its hands on a letter from Simpson’s lawyer demanding a retraction from the Star.
Reports had Britney Spears engaged. Not true. And Gossip Cop also corrected a story this week that Spears’ ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake was moving to Connecticut. Instead, we had footage of Timberlake being harassed by the paparazzi in Los Angeles, where he, um… lives.
George Clooney is no fan of the paparazzi, specifically an Italian photographer, whom he’s suing for climbing onto his property in Lake Como and taking invasive pictures, including one of a friend’s 13-year-old daughter changing in one of his villa’s bedrooms.
We were happy to confirm that “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert was helping winner Kris Allen with songs for his upcoming album. And in other “Idol” chatter, we corrected reports that had Victoria Beckham taking on full-time judging duties on the hit show.
Gossip Cop covered the Teen Choice Awards with red-hot red carpet photos and footage of Robert Pattinson having a “hairy” time. Like any good rumor cop, we also polled readers about Miley Cyrus’ pole dancing at the show. Speaking of Cyrus, Gossip Cop put to rest rumors that she would star in the “Sex and the City” sequel.
And what would a week be without Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie dish? Despite the incessant rumors of a break-up, Gossip Cop had an array of photos showing the couple happy together at the Hollywood premiere of “Inglourious Basterds.”
Gossip Cop is all set for another week of busting bad dish!
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