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A story claiming Tristan Thompson is "annoyed" Lamar Odom is "still hung up" on Khloe Kardashian is made-up. Gossip Cop can bust the report. We're told on background that no one close to Thompson actually spoke about this subject, which is clear when the claims are closely examined.

This week, Odom did interviews with "Extra" and "Access Hollywood," and during the separate chats, he was asked about his pregnant ex-wife becoming a mother. He answered cordially. Now HollywoodLife is purporting to have a "source" who asserts in totally unnatural language, "Tristan Thompson is annoyed Lamar Odom seems to be still hung up on Khloe." No real person would use Thompson and Odom's full names in conversation like that. Such phrasing suggests this "source" doesn't actually exist and the quote was manufactured.

The site's seemingly nonexistent tipster goes on to allege Thompson "wishes" Odom "would stop talking about Khloe because they have been over for a long time." It's further claimed Kardashian herself is "also struggling to deal with her ex's behavior." In more suspicious language, the almost assuredly invented "source" contends, "Khloe gets uncomfortable every time Lamar does an interview and comments on Khloe's life." It all leads the blog to ask readers, "What do YOU think? Is Lamar still hung up on Khloe or no?"

Well, Gossip Cop thinks HollywoodLies, as it's nicknamed, doesn't really know what it's talking about. Odom didn't speak about Kardashian because he's "still hung up" on her. He talked about her because he was asked by journalists wanting a headline on a newsy topic, Kardashian's pregnancy. It's not like the former NBA star purposely set up the interviews to discuss his ex. On the contrary, as Odom himself posted on Twitter, his appearances were to promote and celebrate the launch of his new clothing line.

Of course, HollywoodLies doesn't acknowledge that in its article, which gives the false impression that Odom went out of his way to do interviews about his former spouse. That's not the case. And Kardashian and Thompson, knowing how the media works, are well aware of that. Simply, stars are sometimes asked about their exes, even if the topic has nothing to do with the reason for the interview. That's all that happened here. It has nothing to do with Odom holding a torch for her.

Just as significant, and as the awkward quotes mentioned above suggest, Gossip Cop is told the assertions in this misguided story didn't actually come from a "source" close to Thompson and Kardashian. In fact, in the past HollywoodLies has made it clear it doesn't have inside knowledge or access when it comes to the couple. In December, for example, the online publication falsely speculated Kardashian and Thompson were married. That's a pretty big claim to get wrong. Of course, if the outlet really had a "source" connected to them, it wouldn't have made such a mistake in the first place.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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