Pierce Brosnan is not quitting Hollywood and moving to Hawaii, as a phony report in a tabloid alleges. Gossip Cop has investigated the story and we can bust it. It's simply false.

An article in this week's National Enquirer insists the former James Bond star is "done" with Los Angeles and show business, so he's planning a full-time move to Hawaii. The publication quotes a so-called "insider" as saying he's also had enough of California "after the devastation of the Malibu fires," adding, "He's lived there for 30 years and thinks it's only going to get worse." Although it's true Brosnan's Malibu estate was damaged in a wildfire in 2015, it was not affected by the more recent fire.

The tabloid goes on to quote it dubious source as also claiming, "Pierce and [his wife] Keely are telling all their friends to come visit them [in Hawaii], because they want to keep out of Hollywood as much as possible!" The tabloid has three big problems with its phony report.

Strike one for the publication: Bronsan recently purchased a second home in the Los Angeles area. In late August, the Los Angeles Times reported that Brosnan and his wife had purchased a $3 million home in Santa Monica. For the record, that new home is actually a little closer to Hollywood than his Malibu compound.

Strike two? The actor has a slew of movies listed on IMDB in various stages of production, and Bronson was recently spotted in Scotland filming the Netflix movie Eurovision, due for release in 2020. Finally, Gossip Cop checked in with a spokesperson for Brosnan, someone who knows a lot more about his career than any tabloid. The actor's rep, who's authorized to speak on his behalf, tells us on the record he's not quitting Hollywood or permanently relocating to Hawaii. That's strike three and the tabloid is out.

It's worth noting, Bronson and his wife Keely Shaye have a vacation home on Kauai. The actor spends a lot of time on the tropical island, which is probably how the magazine came up with its premise. He's simply not quitting Hollywood to live there permanently.

The "quitting Hollywood" narrative is a common trope for the tabloids. Just last month, Gossip Cop put together a collection of stories about Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and other stars supposedly quitting Hollywood. Unsurprisingly, the Enquirer was responsible for three of the four phony reports in that rundown. Make it four with this one.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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