In honor of Sunday’s Grammy Awards, Gossip Cop has compiled a list of phony tabloid stories we’ve debunked about some of the nominees. Here are five wrong rumors about the 2019 Grammy contenders.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who are nominated for Record of the Year for “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, are frequently the subject of bogus reports. Earlier this month, Gossip Cop busted In Touch for falsely claiming Gaga off her wedding because she’s in love with Cooper. The magazine failed to mention that Gaga’s fiance, Christian Carino, has accompanied her to several awards shows, including the Golden Globe Awards, the Critics’ Choice Awards and the SAG Awards, to name a few. The singer shares a close friendship with Cooper, but the idea that she’s leaving her fiance for the actor, who shares a daughter with girlfriend Irina Shayk, is completely ridiculous.
Taylor Swift, who’s nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, is also a frequent tabloid target. A few months ago, Gossip Cop called out Life & Style for wrongly reporting that Swift was secretly engaged to boyfriend Joe Alwyn. The magazine didn’t provide any details about when and where the actor supposedly proposed, and that’s because it didn’t happen. Although it appears that Swift and Alwyn’s relationship is getting more serious, they’re not secretly engaged or in the process of planning a wedding.
Last month, Gossip Cop debunked an Us Weekly story about Best Country Song nominee Blake Shelton, who the magazine said would be announcing his supposed engagement to Gwen Stefani. In reality, an engagement isn’t imminent. Stefani said on the “Today” show in December there’s “zero pressure” to get engaged. A rep qualified to speak on the No Doubt singer’s behalf also confirmed that she and Shelton aren’t on the verge of getting married.
Ariana Grande, who’s nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album in addition to other awards, was said to be pregnant with Pete Davidson‘s baby last August. The claim came from NW, which insisted the reason the couple got engaged so quickly was because they had a child on the way. Not only did Grande dismiss the pregnancy rumors on Twitter, but less than two months later, Grande and Davidson called off their engagement.
And finally, Gossip Cop busted OK! last December for wrongly reporting that Justin Timberlake was struggling to sell tickets for his Man of the Woods concert tour. According to the tabloid, the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance nominee was panicking over his supposed inability to fill seats. In reality, the singer’s Man of the Woods tour was one among the top five highest-grossing North American concert tours of 2018, raking in $110 million in sales.
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