Is Cher angry at Robert De Niro over being denied a table at one of his restaurants? That's the absurd claim in one of the new tabloids. Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus story.
According to the National Enquirer, Cher recently tried to dine at a Nobu in London, but was told the restaurant was closed for a private function. The singer supposedly had her driver take her to a different Nobu less than a mile away, but was told they were completely booked. A so-called "insider" now tells the magazine she's blaming the alleged brush-off on De Niro, who co-owns the restaurant chain.
"I wouldn't want to be in the same room the next time these two come together," says the questionable source. "Cher doesn't like it when she's not treated like Hollywood royalty." The supposed tipster further contends that the iconic singer also "had strong words for the restaurant staff" that turned her away. "This has all the makings of a big Hollywood feud," concludes the seemingly nonexistent insider.
This bizarre tale is coming from an anonymous and untraceable "source," but Cher's rep says on the record that the incident never occurred. Even if it had, the tabloid's premise makes very little sense. De Niro co-founded and co-owns the Nobu restaurant chain, but he's not personally in charge of reservations on a nightly basis. The idea that Cher would hold the actor responsible for her not being able to get a table is illogical. Regardless, the magazine's account of events never happened.
It's possible this story was made up to capitalize on a recent rumor about De Niro banning President Donald Trump from eating his Nobu restaurants. However, the actor's rep later told The Hollywood Reporter, "Bob has not banned anyone from dining at Nobu... No one is banned." This further shows that De Niro doesn't decide who can and can't eat at the establishment.
It should be noted, this isn't the first time we've had to call out a tabloid for falsely claiming that the singer was at odds with another big star. Last November, Gossip Cop busted the Enquirer's sister outlet, Star, for alleging that Cher was feuding with Meryl Streep on the set of the Mamma Mia! sequel. In reality, the two women have been friends for decades. One month after we debunked the claim, Cher defended Streep after the actress was accused of knowing about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct. Her conflict with De Niro is equally imaginary.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.