Most Wrong Celebrity Rumors of 2011


By Shari Weiss


A number of totally bogus rumors spread in 2011. Here are some of the worst to cross Gossip Cop’s desk:

1. Katie Holmes “Drug Shocker”

Holmes slapped Star with a $50 million lawsuit after it ran a cover story claiming she was addicted to a Scientology treatment that had “an effect similar to heroin!” As part of the settlement, the tabloid was forced to eat its words and issue an apology to Holmes inside the mag.

2. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Split

In August, the couple slammed an In Touch report that they had separated after 13 years of marriage.

3. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Getting Married

If the tabloids weren’t declaring the Twilight stars broken up, then they were getting engaged and planning a secret wedding. Of course, none of the stories had a ring of truth to them.

4. Kourtney Kardashian Giving Baby to Sister Khloe

MediaTakeOut absurdly claimed a pregnant Kourtney was considering giving her baby to Khloe for a new reality show.

5. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Relationship Trouble

By the tabloids’ count, the couple was on the verge of breaking up approximately 50 times this year. They remained happily together through it all.

6. Celebrity Death Hoaxes

Lady Gaga, Jon Bon Jovi, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Eddie Murphy and a slew of other celebs were victims of death hoaxes, most often begun by the Global Associated News.

7. Jennifer Aniston Pregnant

By the tabloids’ count, the actress has now been pregnant on at least four different occasions. We’re anxiously awaiting the announcement(s)!

8. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds Dating

The mags were obsessed with trying to make this couple happen, even going to far as to claim Reynolds was adopting Bullock’s baby. But they NEVER dated.

9. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Engaged

A sparkly ring on Gomez’s finger led clueless sites like HollywoodLife to wonder if Bieber had popped the question. In actuality, Gomez – like most women – just has an affinity for sparkly jewelry.

10. Taylor Lautner Comes Out On People Cover

A photoshopped People magazine cover appeared to show the Twilight star announcing he was “out and proud.” But the cover, a manipulated version of a 2006 issue, was “absolutely fake.”

Gossip Cop looks forward to busting more bad dish in 2012!

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