Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's new movie A Star Is Born has been the subject of many false tabloid stories. Gossip Cop has debunked many bogus reports surrounding the film and its stars. Here are five wrong rumors.
In September, Gossip Cop busted In Touch for alleging that Jennifer Lawrence was furious with Cooper for casting Gaga in A Star Is Born instead of her. Not only did a rep for the actress dismiss the story, but Lawrence praised the movie during an interview on Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast earlier this year and called Cooper "an amazing director." Meanwhile, Lawrence revealed on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in 2014 that she has a terrible singing voice, so it's highly unlikely the actress would have believed she'd be right for the lead role.
Gossip Cop called out Life & Style in January for wrongly reporting that Cooper, who also directed and co-wrote A Star Is Born, feared it would bomb at the box office. The tabloid claimed that Cooper felt the movie needed reshoots and was disappointed in Gaga's performance. In reality, the actor and the execs at Warner Bros. have been optimistic and excited about the project all along. For starters, the release date of A Star Is Born was pushed back from May to October so the film would debut during awards season. Additionally, Cooper has raved about Gaga since day one.
Last year, Gossip Cop debunked a Star story claiming that Cooper was more focused on making a A Star Is Born than he was on spending time with girlfriend Irina Shayk and their baby daughter. The outlet contended that the actor wasn't helping raise his daughter and was totally preoccupied with his film. The story was baseless. In fact, In fact, Cooper said in a recent interview that having a child is something he's "always dreamt of." The actor further expressed that having a family is a "miracle," and also shared how fatherhood has changed him for the better. Meanwhile, Shayk said in a recent interview with "Extra" that she's proud of her boyfriend and the success of A Star Is Born. The movie never got in the way of his relationships and personal life.
Gossip Cop also busted Star last year for falsely claiming that Cooper's singing voice in A Star Is Born was so bad it needed to be reduced by a professional singer. At the time the phony report first emerged, a production insider told us, "There is zero truth to this. The producers are over the moon about how the filming went." As time has shown, the actor has received rave reviews for his musical performance in the film. In fact, Cooper and Gaga's duet track "Shallow" is expected to score an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, and quite possibly win.
And finally, Gossip Cop called out the National Enquirer last year for making up a story about Cooper forcing Gaga to use her real name, Stefani Germanotta, in the credits of A Star Is Born. The magazine said the actor wanted his leading lady to drop her stage name to give the film more "credibility." Shortly after we debunked the story, Gaga herself tweeted, "I've seen a lot of rumors on the internet that for 'A Star Is Born' I'll be billed as Stefani, but that's not the case. It's Lady Gaga, baby!"
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.