Being a celebrity has its ups and downs. You have the fame and fortune, the adoring fans and everything you could possible want – all the perks that come with being a star. But at the same time, you have to deal with gossip rags tabloids publishing crazy rumors about you and your relationships every day of your life. Maybe it’s just a small price to pay for the glitz and the glam? Sometimes, though, the rumors are far too absurd for anyone to actually believe.
Let’s take a look at the 10 most ridiculous celebrity rumors of the year:
Khloe Kardashian and Steve Martin are dating
Khloe Kardashian has been having an exceptionally difficult year. It was revealed on Keeping Up With The Kardashians that she had been hiding from her family for some time that her husband, Lamar Odom, had a serious drug addiction. When the news broke to the public, it nearly destroyed his career and tore her marriage apart. Now that Khloe has finally filed for divorce, she’s been linked to a new guy nearly every other day (let the woman grieve!). The most bizarre beau? Steve Martin. Once the comedian caught wind of the rumor, he joked on Twitter that they were “just friends.”
Brittany Murphy didn’t die of Pneumonia…she was poisoned
The tragic death of Brittany Murphy in 2009 was shocking for everyone to digest, particularly because the starlet was so very young when she passed. Murphy had publicly struggled with drug abuse, but her death was ruled to be the result of pneumonia. Her passing became stranger when her husband died of the same causes just six months later. Flash forward four years later to the present day, when Brittany’s estranged father has brought the actress’ death back into the spotlight – because he believes she was actually murdered. After testing hair samples that her father happened to have kept around (????), a forensic lab concluded that Brittany and her husband had not been poisoned after all – this case was closed.
Kris Jenner was dating ‘Bachelor’ Ben Flajnik
As soon as Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner announced her separation from husband Bruce, rumors began swirling about whom she would hook up with next. What nobody saw coming was that she would be linked to the former Bachelor star, 31-year-old Ben Flajnik. The idea of their coupling began after he appeared on her short-lived talk show back in July; the two were then seen hanging out together at the beach while Kris donned a bikini – not shabby for someone nearing 60. But what the tabloids fail to mention is that the two have a mutual close friend inGirls Gone Wild helmer Joe Francis – and nothing romantic.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z split
Why do people hate true love? Do they not want to see what real happiness looks like, because I’m pretty sure I would be most happy hanging out on a yacht in Ibiza with my husband all the time like Jay-Z and Beyoncé do when they’re both not out there making beautiful music that make the world sing. Every year, there’s a nasty rumor regarding Beyoncé’s personal life, and 2013 was no exception. Last year, it was that her daughter was conceived via surrogate and that her baby bump was a fake. This year, it’s that the stress of motherhood and their conflicting world tours mean they’re heading for a divorce (and if it’s not a divorce, it’s that she’s pregnant again). Clearly, the two have not separated and didn’t really have time to address the rumors – given Beyoncé’s secret album that she’s been working on for God knows how long.
Rihanna cancelled tour dates because she was pregnant with Chris Brown’s baby
Whoa, can’t a lady take a personal health day or two without getting accused of being pregnant? When Rihanna was forced to cancel four of her tour dates back in April, and after she was spotted leaving a medical center the tabloids jumped on the possibility that she could be a mom-to-be. Especially since she was still in a grey-area on again, off again relationship with World’s Worst Person Chris Brown, who would presumably be the father of the child – what could be better tabloid fodder than that? Thankfully, the news wasn’t true and she was back on the tour after no time at all.
The Jonas Brothers ended because Joe is addicted to heroin
Typically when you think of the Jonas Brothers, you think of squeaky-clean Disney darlings who would never do anything out of line. But according to many a gossip website, the reason for the JoBros recent, and very sudden (the night before their tour was supposed to begin) split was because middle brother Joe has a raging drug addiction that the other boys didn’t want to deal with any longer. All three brothers have vehemently denied the heroin claims, citing creative differences in their music – and a desire to move away from their Disney roots – as the reason for their band’s split.
Lil Wayne died
Back in March, Lil Wayne suffered a series of severe seizures and was reported to either be in a coma or dead by many media outlets. However, while the rapper was in critical condition immediately following his epileptic episode, he was stabilized once reaching the hospital and slowly recovered. The death rumors were likely due to an unsubstantiated report from TMZ that said he was receiving his last rites and was surrounded by family saying their goodbyes early in the evening. The site deleted the report, but the information already spread. Lil Wayne is alive and well, but still suffers from seizures that he must manage every day.
Jennifer Lopez underwent massive plastic surgery
Jennifer Lopez is often hailed for looking effortlessly beautiful even into her forties, but one doctor suggested this year that maybe she had just a little (okay, a lot) of help to get that way. A London-based plastic surgeon, who Jennifer has never met, let alone been seen by as a patient, decided to tweet to the world that he believed she has gotten a bit of work done over the years; he sent out a side-by-side photo comparison of a younger JLo with the present day version saying that he could see the signs of surgery – but noted that she looked pretty in both photos. Thanks? Jennifer hit back that she has never had any plastic surgery, causing the doctor to realize the mistake of his foolish ways – never mess with Jenny from the block or her legions of Twitter followers.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West timed their baby’s birth to coincide with Kanye’s record release date
Come on tabloids, this one is too easy. Kim Kardashian’s relationship and subsequent pregnancy with Kanye West has not been an easy road. After all, she was still technically married to ex-husband Kris Humphries for a good solid few months of it. But when little North West was born five weeks premature with no complications, rumors started up that the due date was a hoax, and that they had timed it to happen the day after Yeezus was release. If only that was how giving birth happened.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are divorcing because of an affair with Margot Robbie
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith aren’t just the parents of preternaturally cool (and bizarre Twitter user) teens Willow and Jaden, they’re a couple that’s been in love for many years. So when pictures surfaced of Will and hisFocus costar Margot Robbie in what looked like too comfortable of a shot, the first thing anyone thought of, of course, was an affair. Robbie denied the whole thing, pointing out that they were goofing around on the set of their film. But that hasn’t stopped tabloids from setting up a “jealous Jada” character who has to keep her eye on Will and hate Margot for trying to steal her man. So far, there’s no divorce on the horizon.