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Emma Stone did not quit acting to become a singer, despite a claim exactly one year ago today that maintained she was switching gears and pursuing a career in music. At the time, Gossip Cop said the story was completely off-key and now 365 days later, it's clear we were right. In fact, since the tabloid report first ran, Stone has recorded absolutely no music and filmed a handful of TV shows and movies.

On July 12, 2017, the National Enquirer contended Stone was leaving the acting business to make an album. The entire article was based on the actress showing off her singing talent in La La Land, for which she won an Oscar. To back up its premise, the tabloid quoted a so-called "source" as saying it's been Stone's "dream" to make a record, though she's unsure what genre she would like it to be. The magazine's alleged insider further claimed that she keeps her musical aspirations "private and discrete, which is what's so appealing producers."

Now it's 12 months later, and Stone did not quit acting for a music career. One year ago, Gossip Cop checked with an actual Stone insider, who told us she wasn't ditching movies for music. Our impeccable source said it was categorically "not true." And time has proven that and our reporting true.

Since the tabloid's inaccurate article, Stone has been very busy... acting. In fact, since the claims were made, the actress filmed The Favourite with Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. The movie is set to be released in November. Also, Stone shot the Netflix series "Maniac" with Jonah Hill. And it was recently reported that Greta Gerwig is looking to direct a remake of Little Women with Stone, Meryl Streep, and Saoirse Ronan. Nowhere in the past year has there been talk of her quitting acting and/or recording music.

Equally significant is that in the time since the Enquirer first published its article until now, it has continued to be wrong about Stone. For example, just last week in a story about Justin Theroux, the outlet falsely claimed he was dating Stone and Selena Gomez, among others. But as her rep told Gossip Cop, Stone and Theroux, who's also in "Maniac," are "just friends and colleagues." We suspect in a year from now, we'll be able to look back at the magazine's string of stories linking Stone to Theroux and similarly point out how time once again separated our factual reporting from the tabloid's fiction.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.

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