Everyone loves a good bit of juicy gossip. From an incestuous brother/sister relationship to cocaine in the butt action – join us as we regale 10 hilarious celebrity rumours.
10. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie and her brother have an incestuous relationship. This saucy rumour began circulating at the 2000 Oscars when a fervent Jolie exclaimed how much she loved her brother before kissing him on the lips. The media machine went into overdrive claiming they saw tongue and that they had been sleeping together for years. Jolie publically denied the gossip by saying that it’s quite weird that brother and sister can’t show affection for one another without wild rumours circulating.
9. Cass Elliot
Famous singer, song-writer Mama Cass will always carry the unfortunate rumour that she choked to death eating a ham sandwich. It all started when the Mama and Papas lead singer was found dead in her apartment on July 29, 1974. On her bedside table there was a half-eaten sandwich that police speculated may have been the cause of death. However, coroners later revealed that she died of a heart attack in her sleep – no food was stuck in her windpipe.
8. Oprah Winfrey and Gayle
What’s the deal here? There’s been a long-time rumour that these two are secret gay lovers. ‘My friend Gayle this’. ‘My friend Gayle that’. ‘We do everything together’. But Oprah maintains that the three-decade friendship is strictly platonic. I wonder how Stedman feels about it all.
‘Now Opie, honey,’ whispers Stedman. ‘Is Gayle DTF or what?’
7. James Dean
This is a curious one that I’d never actually heard of before but never the less the tall tale goes that the serial sex-fiend James Dean was known as the human ash tray amongst certain dubious circles. Some say he’d put cigarettes out on his arms while others claim he would visit Gay BDSM clubs to get cigarettes put out on his chest while he was bound and gagged.
6. Walt Disney
This one has been around ever since I was a kid. Old mate Walt Disney, creator of dreams, was cryogenically frozen when he died in 1966. The rumour specifically suggested his popsicled corpse was stored beneath the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in California’s Disneyland. Sadly this fantasy is not true but there is some legitimacy hidden behind the legend. When Walt Disney was diagnosed with lung cancer he had one of his assistants call Bob Nelson, the then president of the Cryonics Society of California, to ask all sorts of elaborate questions about the cryogenic process. But that’s where it ends. Walt Disney died on December 15th, 1966 and was cremated several days later.
5. Marilyn Manson
This American rock singer has a few classic rumours attached to his name. The first being that he had several ribs removed so he could blow his own trumpet, so to speak. And the second, is that he is actually Paul from the early 90’s comedy-drama The Wonder Years. Sadly, these rumours have been hilariously blown out of the water by Manson himself, saying if he’d had ribs removed he’d have spent his Wonder Years auto-fellating instead of chasing Winnie Cooper. Also the fact that Paul from The Wonder Years is actually Josh Saviano, who is now a prominent lawyer in New York, kinder pours water on this hot gossip.
4. Stevie Nicks
There’s no denying that Stevie Nicks had a drug habit, especially cocaine. But one pernicious rumour suggests that Nicks’ tolerance for cocaine got so high that she would get groupies to blow it into her rumbus through a straw. The stories got so out of hand that Nicks came out and publicly denied them.
3. The Rolling Stones
In 1965, during a drug raid on Keith Richard’s house, one police officer claims he entered one of the bedrooms of house to find Mick Jagger eating a Mars Bar out of Marianne Faithfull’s lady parts. Faithfull later stated the whole thing was fabricated by the over-excited police officers that visited the apartment that day.
2. Led Zeppelin
Sticking with food in weird places. Rock journalist Stephen Davis wrote in his Led Zeppelin biography that he saw members of the band put pieces of shark into a groupie’s nether bits. However, the band’s road manager Richard Cole claims he was the one doing it but it wasn’t shark, it was actually Red Snapper being put in her snapper.
1. Richard Gere
Some 20 years ago one of the most persistent Hollywood rumours began to circulate. The story goes that Richard Gere was admitted to an LA hospital with a foreign object lodged in his rectum. After several hours surgery the doctors removed a shaven and de-clawed Gerbil from Mr Gere’s anus.
National Inquirer reporter Mike Walker said ‘I’ve never worked harder on a story in my life,’ as he frantically tried to verify the claims back in 1995.
No one has been able to validate the story with concrete evidence or witnesses. However, a double rumour emerged in 2006 when it began circulating that Sylvester Stallone was the one that created the story in the first place.