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Jennifer Aniston Pitching Brad Pitt Books To Turn Into Movies?

According to Heat, the exes have been meeting up at the super-exclusive San Vicente Bungalows in Hollywood, which has a strict ban on paparazzi and camera phones. Last year, in fact, we busted Heat for falsely claiming Pitt and Aniston would be starring in a romantic comedy together. “Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston Teaming Up On Movies?” Gossip Cop, 5 Mar. Separate reps for both stars assured us they never met up at the studio and weren’t collaborating together. The exes formed the production company Plan B back when they were still married, but the actor took over following their 2005 divorce. The alleged insider, however, maintains that Aniston wants to get involved in the company again. Despite how many different ways the gossip media attempts to sell this storyline, Gossip Cop can confirm that the ex-spouses have no plans to work together. “Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston Had Secret Meeting On Sony Lot To Discuss Movies?” Gossip Cop, 19 Mar. 2019. Shortly before that, NW made up a story about Pitt and Aniston “teaming up on movies” now that they’re on friendly terms again. At the time the story was published, the actress’s spokesperson plainly told us, “There are no projects that Jennifer is considering with Brad.” Nothing has changed in the time since, and this latest article doesn’t mention what happened to the romantic comedy they were supposedly planning. Matthew Hiltzik, Spokesperson for Brad Pitt. 2019. A supposed source tells the magazine, “It’s a favorite place for a lot of A-listers because they can slip in and out without getting noticed, and [Aniston] is meeting Brad there lately.”

The outlet goes on to say the primary reason Pitt and Aniston have been meeting up is to talk about producing a project together. (Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston has not been pitching Brad Pitt books to turn into movies, despite a made-up tabloid report. The ex-spouses aren’t in discussions to work together. Gossip Cop can debunk the story. “He’s really missed having her intellect involved in the production company. It was her idea to turn The Time Traveler’s Wife into a movie back when they were still married, which ended up doing great business for the company.”
Not only does Pitt’s spokesperson tell us the tabloid’s report is “nonsense,” but Gossip Cop has already corrected many variations of this phony narrative. Brad Pitt Heat Magazine Jennifer Aniston

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“Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt NOT Reuniting For Romantic Comedy, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 31 July 2018. 2019. Shuster, Andrew. 20 Aug. Earlier this year, Gossip Cop called out Grazia for wrongly reporting that Pitt and Aniston were meeting up on the Sony Pictures studio lot to discuss film projects. “Jen is an avid reader and has been telling Brad all about the books she thinks would make great films,” adds the anonymous tipster. The tabloid insisted the two were “going through old scripts” they had in development back when they launched Plan B.

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Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin “Marriage Troubles” Because Of Selena Gomez?

” …Things all around us Just get better with time. The source adds, “Justin says his heart is Hailey’s and, of course, she wants to believe that, but every time Selena comes up in conversation, he shuts down.” “It’s putting a major strain on their marriage,” concludes the purported insider. ” Instagram, 29 June 2019. In the past, Bieber has gushed on Instagram to Baldwin, “I fall more in love with you every day.” And a little more than two weeks ago he also shared on the same social media platform, “You are mine and I am yours,” along with the hashtag “#foreverandever.” For her part, a little more than a week and a half ago, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of Bieber proposing to her, Baldwin wrote on Instagram, “I have never loved you more… My heart belongs to you forever.”
Those are hardly the words of a couple having “marriage troubles.” Nor are they the sentiments of a man who’s “stuck” on his ex. Hailey Baldwin Justin Bieber Life & Style Selena Gomez

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Bieber, Justin. 2017. Regardless, Gossip Cop reached out to a mutual pal of ours and Bieber, and we’re told he and Baldwin are “very happy.” Our impeccable insider says the young couple continues to be smitten with each other, and “Selena isn’t a thought” to Baldwin and Bieber, who remain focused on one another. Gossip Cop, however, investigated the report, and there’s no truth to it. Eight months ago, the same magazine incorrectly swore up and down that Bieber and Baldwin were headed for a divorce. “I said yes to being your best friend for life, and today I have never loved you more… Nor has the publication gotten anymore accurate when it comes his relationship with Baldwin. According to Life & Style, nearly a year after Bieber and Baldwin wed in a New York City courthouse, the couple is struggling. 2017. While much has been written about the two, the reality is Bieber and Baldwin are very much in love. I fall more in love with you every day… 2019. A so-called “source” tells the publication, “Hailey thought her marriage to Justin would be different. Baldwin, Hailey. That too was obviously untrue. ” …You are mine and I am yours #foreverandever… “Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez NOT Engaged And Planning To ‘Secretly Marry,’ Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 13 Dec. “Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin Headed For Divorce?” Gossip Cop, 18 Nov. The only one with actual “troubles” is the outlet, which keeps printing falsehoods from untrustworthy sources. 2018. life gets more beautiful everyday because of you, my heart belongs to you forever… They’re young, rich, and famous and should be traveling the world on wild adventures.” Instead, asserts the tipster, “Justin just can’t get out of his slump some days, and Hailey often thinks it’s because he’s stuck on Selena Gomez.”

And while the magazine notes how Bieber has said he’s “heads over heels in love” with Baldwin, the outlet nevertheless contends his wife is “convinced” he’s still enamored with his ex-girlfriend. Of course, both of those tales were more tabloid fantasy than reality. (Getty Images)
Are Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin having “marriage troubles” because of Selena Gomez? That’s the sensational claim being made by one of this week’s tabloids. “Selena Gomez NOT ‘Pregnant Bride’ With Justin Bieber, Despite Tabloid Cover Story.” Gossip Cop, 8 Nov. ” Instagram, 8 Apr. ” Instagram, 7 July 2019. Bieber, Justin. A couple of years ago, for instance, Gossip Cop busted the magazine when it wrongly maintained on its cover that Bieber was going to make Gomez a “pregnant bride.” Not long after that, the outlet insisted Bieber and Gomez were engaged and going to “secretly marry” in early 2018. Life & Style has not been entirely reliable with its claims about Baldwin, Bieber and Gomez.

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Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt Did NOT Go On A Date Thanks To George Clooney, Despite Reports

At the time, reps for the stars exclusively told Gossip Cop the entire premise was made-up. 2019. (Getty Images)
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston did not go a date in Rome, thanks to George Clooney, despite a slew of regurgitated inaccurate reports. Shuster, Andrew. Incredibly, several outlets, including Yahoo, the Mirror, SheKnows, and the IBT, didn’t bother to do any reporting of their own and check whether the tabloid’s tale was true before publishing their own pieces over the past couple of days. It bears mentioning how just a few weeks before the absurd scenario was first published, Pitt responded to a paparazzo’s question about him dating Aniston by signaling there was zero truth to them rekindling. Notaro, Tig. Matthew Hiltzik, spokesperson for Brad Pitt. And the main reason for that is because Pitt and Aniston themselves have no desire to be a couple again. “Truth About George Clooney Getting Brad Pitt And Jennifer Aniston Back Together.” Gossip Cop, 28 June 2019. Tellingly, not one of those outlet had any information about when this supposed Roman holiday took place or direct comments from reps for the stars the way that Gossip Cop did. It never happened when a particular tabloid first tried to sell the phony narrative on its cover a month ago, and it’s still false now. As Gossip Cop often notes, a rehashed lie is still a lie. “Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston Becoming ‘Hollywood’s Golden Couple’ Again?” Gossip Cop, 24 Feb. “Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston Went On Roman Getaway With George And Amal Clooney?” Gossip Cop, 12 June 2019. Stephen Huvane, spokesperson for Jennifer Aniston, 12 June 2019. As we pointed out at the time the piece came out, for part of late spring and early summer, the Clooneys were in London and Lake Como; Pitt was in Cannes, Venice, and Los Angeles; and Aniston was in New York and Los Angeles. And while there was nothing to back up the original “double date in Rome” claim from the magazine’s anonymous, unaccountable, and seemingly manufactured “source,” Gossip Cop had spokespersons, speaking on behalf of the stars themselves, calling it all a complete fabrication on the record. The front page article was filled with provably incorrect information. Brad Pitt George Clooney Jennifer Aniston

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Shuster, Andrew. Significantly, the report didn’t offer any details about when Amal and George Clooney were supposedly in Rome with Aniston and Pitt. At best, some just threw in a line or two expressing doubt, but no proof whatsoever that they actually investigated the story. In June, Gossip Cop debunked a Life & Style story that untruthfully maintained Pitt and Aniston went on a secret date that Clooney and his wife Amal had set up in Rome for the ex-spouses. “Brad Pitt Responds to Jennifer Aniston Dating Question.” ET, 7 May 2019. Simply, despite repeated attempts to tie them together, the truth is Clooney is not trying to get Pitt and Aniston back together. “Jennifer Aniston: The Naked Truth.” Harper’s Bazaar, 6 May 2019. And every website or paper that recently posted portions of the Life & Style article without also doing its own independent fact-checking is guilty of spreading the bogus tale. 12 June 2019. Willis, Jackie. Additionally, Aniston is quoted in the current issue of Harper’s Bazaar talking about how she hasn’t been dating, which clearly includes her ex-husband. Shuster, Andrew.

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O.J. Simpson Did NOT Tweet ‘I Killed Her’ Nor Was He Hacked, Despite Reports

On Saturday, the often discredited blog, MediaTakeOut, published a piece it titled, “OJ Simpson ‘Admits’ To Killing Nicole On Twitter!! Among the tasteless tweets, pretending to be from Simpson, are “goodmorning i killed my wife,” “she’s dead i killed her,” and “if i could go back in time and unkill my wife i wouldn’t.”
That account is @TheReal0J32, and it too was designed to trick users. The bogus handle very slyly is using a zero to look like the “O.” That account is currently still up, but we suspect now that we’ve alerted Twitter it will be pulled down shortly. In addition to Kardashian laughing it off a few years ago when we asked her, Simpson’s assured Gossip Cop his client has “nothing to do with paternity regarding any Kardashian kid.” Perhaps now Simpson himself will “set the record straight.”

MediaTakeOut O.J. But that’s wrong, too. Simpson’s rep confirms to Gossip Cop that someone “replaced the l in real…and replicated the account.” Gossip Cop, however, has now discovered another fake Twitter account that has so far sent 31 phony messages. “Thanks to all my new followers. Nor was his new social media account hacked and sending out fake messages about him having confessed to killing his late ex-wife Nicole Brown. (Getty Image)
O.J. Simpson Told Khloe Kardashian She’s His Daughter?” Gossip Cop, 8 Feb. Instead, as Gossip Cop has exclusively learned, people on Twitter were duped by a similar-looking account with the handle @TheReaIOJ32. Simpson

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Simpson, O.J. The former football star was not hacked at all. “Coming Soon!!!” Twitter, 14 June 2019. 2019. As mentioned above, on Friday night Simpson started using Twitter, and in a video he posted to the site, he noted right away “there’s a lot of fake O.J. Love learning how to use Twitter.” Twitter, 15 June 2019. accounts out there.” Looking directly into the camera, he added before signing off, “I got a lot of gettin’ even to do.” And then on Saturday, Simpson posted his second tweet, and in that video he expressed, “For years people have been able to say whatever they want to say about me with no accountability, but I now I to challenge a lot of that [expletive] and set the record straight.”
Gossip Cop know all about these fabricated tales about him. Simpson, O.J. Simply, the imposter used a capital “i,” which looks exactly like a lower case “l.” That imposter’s account was subsequently suspended by Twitter. Simpson did not tweet, “I killed her,” shortly after joining Twitter on Friday, despite a few inaccurate reports. Just a few months ago we debunked a fictitious tabloid story that contended Simpson told Khloe Kardashian she’s his daughter. Gossip Cop has the exclusive about how people online and media outlets got duped by a handful of phony Twitter accounts. In its article, the site also offers how it’s possible “Simpson’s Twitter was hacked” or that “OJ may be trolling people.” Of course, it defies logic that Simpson would be “trolling people” by admitting to a heinous crime for which he was found not guilty in the criminal trial, but liable for Brown and Ronald Goldman’s deaths in the civil case. Other outlets including LarryBrownSports also reported about the “I killed her” tweet and stated that Simpson’s @TheRealOJ32 account had been hacked. (Wow),” along with some screenshots of tweets it maintained came from the new Simpson Twitter account. Shuster, Andrew. “O.J.

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Nicole Kidman ‘Keeping Tabs’ On Keith Urban?

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“Keith Urban Did NOT “Walk Out” On Nicole Kidman After “String Of Arguments,” Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 11 Apr. (Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman is not “keeping tabs” on Keith Urban, despite a false report claiming the actress doesn’t trust her husband. 2019. She just thinks of it as protecting her marriage.” The tabloid’s premise, which is coming from an anonymous tipster, is flat-out absurd. The country star wasn’t “dragged” to the event, nor are there any trust issues between the spouses of nearly 13 years. Of course, no such incident ever went down. 12 Jun. Unfortunately, we’re not surprised Life & Style is attempting to create nonexistent drama in the couple’s marriage. Urban accompanied his wife to the Season 2 premiere of “Big Little Lies” in New York City last month, but according to Life & Style, the actress “dragged” him there because she doesn’t like leaving him alone. Urban attended the Season 2 premiere of “Big Little Lies” to support his wife. “Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban ‘Biggest Fight Ever’ Made Up By Tabloid.” Gossip Cop, 2 Jun. Shuster, Andrew. Instead of acknowledging that it’s been wrong about the couple, the tabloid is instead claiming Kidman invited her husband to her premiere just because she wanted to keep an eye on him. Gossip Cop checked in with Kidman’s rep, who tells us on the record that the publication’s story is total nonsense. 2018. Last year, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for falsely claiming Urban “walked out” on Kidman and was living in a hotel as they prepared to divorce. An alleged insider tells the magazine that Kidman has “grown wary of her husband’s wandering eye,” adding, “Nicole makes no excuses about keeping tabs on him. The untrustworthy outlet has spent a lot of time falsely alleging that Kidman and Urban are having marriage problems. In reality, the spouses are going strong, as was evident at the premiere of “Big Little Lies” last month. In 2017, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for wrongly reporting that Kidman and Urban’s marriage was in trouble because she wanted to move back to Australia, but the country star insisted on staying in Nashville. Despite what the outlet’s possibly fictitious “insider” says, a rep qualified to speak on Kidman’s behalf confirms she’s not “keeping tabs” on her husband and has no reason to do so. And with all the stories about his flirty nature, who can blame her?”

The supposed source further contends that Kidman calls her husband nonstop when they’re apart but “she doesn’t see it as overbearing. We’re told it’s completely untrue. 2017. Here’s what’s really happening. The unreliable outlet didn’t realize that the spouses own several homes all over the world, including two properties in Sydney alone. The narrative is simply ridiculous. Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus story. Leslee Dart, Spokesperson for Nicole Kidman.

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Caitlyn Jenner Getting Plastic Surgery To Prevent Turning Back Into Bruce?

We’re told it’s not true. That phony report didn’t pan out either. The two women aren’t walking down the aisle together. “Caitlyn Jenner ‘Mayor Of Malibu’ Story Is Fake News.” Gossip Cop, 15 May 2017. The pair, who were acquaintances during Jenner’s marriage to Kris, haven’t reunited on-camera or off. An alleged source tells the outlet, “She spent $500,000 on her face alone when she transitioned, and now she’s in need of some maintenance because her feminine features are starting to disappear.”

The supposed insider goes on to say that Jenner “doesn’t want to see Bruce when she looks in the mirror,” and to ensure that doesn’t happen, she’s “ready to drop another $500,000 on plastic surgery.” The untraceable tipster adds, “She worked so hard to escape from Bruce, but he’s creeping back up.”
The magazine hides behind an unidentified and seemingly manufactured “source” to back up its story, but Gossip Cop reached out to Jenner’s spokesperson, who tells us on the record it’s “untrue.” Despite what the tabloid’s so-called “insider” claims, a rep qualified to speak on the reality star’s behalf assures us she’s not dropping major money on plastic surgery, nor does she fear she’s turning back into “Bruce.”
It bears mentioning how In Touch has already proven to have little insight into the former Olympic athlete’s personal life. “Caitlyn Jenner, Sophia Hutchins Planning Wedding?” Gossip Cop, 13 Apr. 2019. The accompanying article says the former Olympian doesn’t feel as womanly as she once did. “Caitlyn Gets A Bruce Scare!” reads a headline in the latest issue of In Touch. 7 Jun. 2017. Caitlyn Jenner In Touch

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Shuster, Andrew. Simpson were getting together for a TV reunion. Shortly before that, we debunked the outlet’s bogus report about Jenner running for the “mayor of Malibu.” The reality star hasn’t pursued any sort of political office. It should be noted, the reality star’s spokesperson went on the record to dismiss every article mentioned above. (Getty Images)
Caitlyn Jenner is getting more plastic surgery because she fears she’s losing her feminine features and turning back into Bruce, claims a new tabloid report. 2019. In 2016, Gossip Cop busted the publication for making up a story about Jenner adopting a baby boy. Shuster, Andrew. Alan Nierob, Spokesperson for Caitlyn Jenner. Gossip Cop can debunk it. Back in 2017, Gossip Cop called out the tabloid for falsely claiming Jenner and O.J. “Caitlyn Jenner NOT “Adopting Baby Boy,” Despite Report (EXCLUSIVE).” Gossip Cop, 2 Mar. 2016. Back in April, Gossip Cop busted the publication for wrongly reporting that Jenner was planning a wedding with Sophia Hutchins. The story, however, is completely made-up. It’s safe to say Jenner’s rep knows more about her personal life than In Touch’s anonymous “sources.” This latest storyline claiming the former Olympian is worried about becoming Bruce again is also nothing more than fiction. “Caitlyn Jenner, O.J. Simpson NOT ‘Set To Broadcast Their Reunion On TV,’ Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 25 Nov.

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Demi Lovato, Wilmer Valderrama Back Together?

Valderrama has continued supporting his ex as she works on her sobriety, but their relationship is no longer romantic. Just because the singer and the actor have kept in contact doesn’t mean they’ve reignited their relationship. 2018. It’s worth noting, Star has already proven to have little insight into the pop star’s love life. The interaction has prompted Star to claim that the exes, who split in 2016 after dating for six years, have rekindled their romance. “Demi Lovato, Wilmer Valderrama Planning Wedding?” Gossip Cop, 4 Apr. Demi Lovato Star Magazine

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“Demi Lovato, Jesse Williams NOT Dating, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 8 Feb. The actor supported his ex during her recent struggles with addiction and visited her in the hospital following her July 2018 overdose. Last month, the singer popped into her ex-boyfriend’s Instagram livestream for a friendly chat. This also wouldn’t be the first time we’ve had to debunk a story about Lovato getting back together with her ex-boyfriend. “Wilmer never stopped loving her, and he’s thrilled to have the old Demi back.” The alleged insider adds, “He’s had to take a step back while she works on her health, but the spark is still there.”
Gossip Cop checked in with an individual in Lovato’s camp, who tells us she’s simply not back together with her ex-boyfriend. (Getty Images)
Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama are not back together, despite an inaccurate tabloid report. The “That ’70s Show” star ended the conversation by telling her they should meet up later in the week. A source close to the actor similarly tells Gossip Cop that he’s not dating his ex again. We’ve learned that the exes simply haven’t reunited. 2018. Chatting with fans together over an Instagram livestream also doesn’t indicate a reconciliation. Following the singer’s overdose last year, Gossip Cop busted Star’s sister publication, Life & Style, for wrongly reporting that Lovato and Valderrama would be getting married in the wake of her health scare. Gossip Cop can debunk the phony claim. The singer has remained on very good terms with Valderrama since their 2016 split, and they’re still close friends, but they’re not a couple again. For whatever reason, the gossip media can’t seem to wrap its head around the concept of exes remaining friends. Last year, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for falsely claiming Lovato was dating “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams. 2018. “Demi Lovato, Wilmer Valderrama Getting Married After Drug Overdose?” Gossip Cop, 14 Aug. As time has proven, there was never a romance between the pair. Shortly before that, Star’s other sister publication, OK!, made up a similar story about Lovato and Valderrama planning a wedding. “They’re taking this slowly,” a supposed source tells the magazine.

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Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston Baby Rumors

“Jennifer Aniston Does NOT Want Brad Pitt To Be Her ‘Baby Daddy,’ Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 8 Mar. The magazine maintained that the child belonged to Pitt as the two had supposedly just gotten married at the actress’s 50th birthday party. The ex-spouses aren’t back together and certainly didn’t tie the knot at her birthday. “Jennifer Aniston Had Baby Bump On Movie Set, Pregnant With Brad Pitt’s Child?” Gossip Cop, 21 Mar. Shuster, Andrew. According to the magazine, the Maleficent star was “livid” over the situation, but Pitt and Aniston weren’t going to let that stop them. 2019. Naturally, the two didn’t tie the knot at Clooney’s house and haven’t had a child together. 2018. Jolie was never upset about Pitt and Aniston’s nonexistent plans to have a baby. “Why Brad Pitt Attended Jennifer Aniston’s Birthday Party.” E! Guglielmi, Jodi. News, 10 Feb. Brad Pitt Jennifer Aniston

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Shuster, Andrew. Cohen, Jess. “Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston NOT Having ‘Wedding And Baby,’ Despite Report.” Gossip Cop, 13 Jun. Meanwhile, separate reps for both Pitt and Aniston have told us countless times they haven’t rekindled a romance. “Angelina Jolie ‘Furious’ Over Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt Baby Plans?” Gossip Cop, 10 May 2018. Considering that the actor’s six children with Angelina Jolie live in Los Angeles, the story made little sense. The ex-spouses haven’t reconciled at all, let alone brought a child into the world. Gossip Cop busted In Touch last May for alleging that Jolie was “furious” over Pitt and Aniston’s supposed baby plans. Here are five wrong rumors. 2018. Spokespeople for all involved went on the record to dismiss the ludicrous report. Every aspect of the article was absurd. The outlet said the ex-spouses were planning to have a child “either naturally, or through IVF,” and that Jolie had somehow learned of the scheme. “A Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt Reunion Seems Unlikely: ‘They Haven’t Seen Each Other in Ages’.” PEOPLE.com, 16 Feb. Just last month, Gossip Cop busted New Idea for falsely claiming Aniston was displaying a “baby bump” on the set of a movie. “Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston Having Baby Girl?” Gossip Cop, 9 Jan. Shuster, Andrew. Aniston’s own spokesperson also dismissed the story as nonsense. (Getty Images)
In the fantasy world created by the tabloids, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have had multiple babies together. In reality, they haven’t had any, but Gossip Cop has debunked several variations of the phony narrative. 2019. The outlet further contended that the two bought an estate in Colorado so they could raise their baby outside of Hollywood. And finally, Gossip Cop called out the National Enquirer in March 2018 for falsely claiming Aniston was “begging” Pitt to be her “baby daddy.” The tabloid contended the former “Friends” star was desperate for a child and wanted her ex-husband to be the father. Stephen Huvane, Spokesperson for Jennifer Aniston. Although it’s true Aniston and Pitt started texting again following her separation from Theroux, the exes hadn’t seen each other in a long time when the tabloid’s story was published. Matthew Hiltzik, Spokesperson for Brad Pitt. Following the event, E! A supposed source told the magazine that Aniston was hesitant during her marriage to have kids with Theroux because he lacked “daddy qualities,” and she also wanted her child “to be just like Brad, in not just looks, but also [in] personality.” Separate reps for both stars assured us the article was pure fiction. 2019. According to the magazine, the exes held a gender reveal party over New Year’s to break the news to their friends. 2018. An alleged “insider” told the outlet that the pair would be getting married at George Clooney’s home in Lake Como, and would try to conceive a child immediately afterwards. News also noted that the two “definitely aren’t dating or on that path,” despite being on friendly terms. Gossip Cop called out In Touch in January for wrongly reporting that Aniston and Pitt were having a baby girl together. Last June, Gossip Cop debunked an In Touch story about Pitt and Aniston having both a “wedding and a baby.” The tabloid claimed the exes had reunited shortly after her split from Justin Theroux, and were already getting married and starting a family.

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Britney Spears Keeping Pregnancy “Under Wraps”?

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Shuster, Andrew. A full 365 days have passed and obviously the singer didn’t have another child. 2018. “Britney Spears Hiding Pregnancy?” Gossip Cop, 28 Apr. Weiss, Shari. Continuing to disregard some basic rules of journalism, such as investigating other outlet’s claims before republishing them, Naughty Gossip simply took Blind Gossip’s questionable article, which had no proof whatsoever, and presented it as fact. Now 12 months later, it’s clear we were right and that the outlet which swore up and down she was expecting her third child couldn’t have been more wrong. Conversely, Gossip Cop’s reporting was spot-on because our Spears insiders are impeccable. And that brings us to why Gossip Cop looks back from time to time at claims from the year before, like the one about Spears supposedly keeping a pregnancy “under wraps.” We revisit these reports because far too many media organizations that publish these types of falsehoods simply move on and don’t take any responsibility for having fed the public lies, which tend to spread across the web’s echo chamber. On April 28, 2018, a blog called Naughty Gossip exclaimed in a headline, “Britney Spears Is Pregnant.” The often discredited outlet, picking up its information from another site called Blind Gossip, noted then that Spears wouldn’t be able to “keep her secret under wraps for much longer.” Also included in the article was speculation about how Spears would be able to continue performing with a “baby belly.”

The story shared how the singer has a “steady partner,” so there was no need to guess who the baby daddy was. “Britney Spears NOT Having Baby With Sam Asghari, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 17 Feb. 2018. 2018. Still, it bizarrely neglected to mention that her boyfriend’s name is Sam Asghari. Just two months before those works of fiction, Gossip Cop busted Us Weekly when it similarly alleged inaccurately that Spears was having a baby with Asghari. It bears pointing out how neither of those blogs that breathlessly maintained she was expecting again apologized for their false reports, nor have they bothered (to this day) to update their incorrect stories to reflect Spears was not actually pregnant. Weiss, Shari. In each of those cases, the various tabloids and websites relied on bad information or unreliable sources. Well, as Gossip Cop stated out after speaking to a mutual friend of ours and the singer, Spears was not pregnant and hiding a baby bump. We also nailed Heat last August when it mistakenly contended Spears was getting pregnant and having a baby after her “Piece of Me” tour ended. (Getty Images)
One year ago today, a website insisted Britney Spears was three months pregnant and keeping the baby news “under wraps.” At the time, Gossip Cop reported it was 100 percent untrue. “Britney Spears Having Baby After Tour Ends?” Gossip Cop, 17 Aug. (Admittedly, even we flub on occasion, but at least we update our stories or add corrections.) The lesson is the next time an outlet asserts Spears is pregnant, check to see how it has fared before with its articles about the singer, and then still come to Gossip Cop to make sure you get the truth.

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Angelina Jolie In “Rage” Over Brad Pitt Being First To Start “New Relationship”?

2018. “Who Is Neri Oxman?” The New York Times. Nor has HollywoodLies shown itself to be a reliable source of information about the two, particularly when it comes to dating. And we also shot down another front page report that untruthfully stated Jolie was going to steal David Beckham from his wife Victoria. Shuster, Andrew. The two outlets asserted a highly “competitive” and “jealous” Jolie wanted to be in a “new relationship” first, and was angered and embarrassed Pitt ended up in one before her. “Angelina Jolie Stealing David Beckham From Wife Victoria?” Gossip Cop, 2 Jan. 2018. Weiss, Shari. Weiss, Shari. Source Says the Actor Has Been ‘Dating a Bit.'” People 19 Apr. Now a year later, there’s no doubt whatsoever that the magazine’s and HollywoodLife’s reports were total falsehoods. As Gossip Cop pointed out a year ago, it would impossible for Jolie to be in a “rage” about Pitt being in a nonexistent romance. The main problem with those stories, and it’s even clearer 365 days later, is that Pitt was not in a romantic relationship with Oxman. One Jolie confidante further told Gossip Cop on background last year that the outlet’s contentions were simply “ridiculous.”
In the intervening months since that provably wrong article, Star hasn’t become any more trustworthy with its stories about the now officially single actors. 2019. As reported some time ago, and mentioned again more recently, Pitt has been casually dating for some time since his split from Jolie. “Angelina Jolie Never Had ‘Secret Romance’ With ‘Mystery Man,’ Despite Claim A Year Ago.” Gossip Cop, 21 Apr. 2017. (Getty Images)
Is Angelina Jolie in a “rage” that Brad Pitt has been dating and the first to start a “new relationship”? “Brad Pitt Back on the Market? She, however, has had no interest in dating. At the time, Gossip Cop debunked the claim, and 12 months later it’s still completely untrue. And as Gossip Cop has documented, the blog also published a slew of made-up articles about Jolie having a secret romance with a “mystery man.” Those claims were also lies. Jolie’s camp has reiterated on several occasions that her focus has been solely on her six kids and career. Weiss, Shari. For instance, Gossip Cop busted the same magazine when it absurdly declared on its cover that Pitt was having a baby with Jenner Aniston after rekindling a romance with his ex-wife. Nor was there ever a race to find love first. Kimble, Lindsay. Interestingly, even though HollywoodLies’ whole tale was about the Oscar-winner being upset that Pitt was the first to start a relationship, just three weeks earlier the often discredited site insisted, albeit incorrectly, that Jolie was dating a real estate agent. Both the tabloid and the blog based their articles on the belief that Pitt was involved with Neri Oxman. As we’ve explained before, Gossip Cop looks back at articles from the year before to show readers how claims from other outlets have held up over time. Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt HollywoodLife Star Magazine

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Matthew Hiltzik, spokesperson for Brad Pitt. “Angelina Jolie NOT Dating Real Estate Agent, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 27 Mar. Shuster, Andrew. It was immediately apparent that the stories asserting Jolie had a “meltdown” over the rumors about Pitt dating Oxman were works of fiction. Green, Penelope. “Angelina Jolie Did NOT ‘Collapse’ In ‘Meltdown’ Over Brad Pitt Dating Rumors, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 19 Apr. 2018. 2018. 6 Oct. That was the premise of a couple of inaccurate reports from one year ago today. On April 19, 2018, HollywoodLife picked up a story from Star that maintained Jolie went into a “rage” after hearing her estranged husband was already dating. Not only did a rep for Pitt deny to Gossip Cop the two were involved, but the MIT professor even told the New York Times several months later that talk of her having ever dated the Once Up A Time In Hollywood actor was entirely false. 2018. “Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston Having Baby After Rekindling Romance?” Gossip Cop, 20 Nov. As Gossip Cop likes to say, time is not the friend of places that fabricate because the truth will always emerge.

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Brad Pitt NOT “Worried” Angelina Jolie Is “Spoiling” Their Kids, Despite Reports

It bears mentioning that because of their custody issues, Jolie is actually far more limited with how she can travel with the kids than she had been before. Apparently forgetting how the couple routinely traveled across the globe with their children on private jets and vacationed in several luxurious locations, including their chateau in France, the serial fibbers at HollywoodLies, as it’s known, now asserts Pitt “isn’t thrilled” with their trips. Louis, “by the time I was in kindergarten, we lived in Springfield, Missouri. No real person who’s supposedly “close” to Pitt would refer to Jolie as “Angelina” and then eight words later call her “Angie.” That’s typical of blogs that sloppily concoct quotations. To give the impression that it has some inside information, the outlet maintains it has a “source close” to Pitt who has shared his thoughts about Jolie “spoiling” their six children. Just recently, Gossip Cop busted the website for posting a wholly fictitious story about how Jolie “misses” Pitt and is sad their marriage is ending. Naturally, the cut-and-paste site Celebrity Insider picked up the story without verifying whether or not it was true. “Angelina Jolie Celebrates Vivienne & Knox’s 9th Birthday at Disneyland, Fans Freak Out on Twitter.” ET, 12 July 2017. 2019. And the 30-minute trip from Los Angeles to Disneyland in Anaheim for Knox and Vivienne’s 9th birthday celebration was nearly two years ago in July 2017. Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Celebrity Insider Celebrity Rumors HollywoodLife

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Rader, Dotson. And it also vaguely wrote without any specifics how Jolie and her brood “regularly go shopping together but also go to amusement parks and travel all over the world.”
Sadly, none of this is shocking, considering how many times Gossip Cop has caught HollywoodLies making up articles. However, an often discredited website has manufactured a story that falsely claims Pitt is suddenly “worried.” Not surprisingly, an equally unreliable blog has picked up the phony report and regurgitated the untrue premise without bothering to fact-check it. “Angelina Jolie Tried Getting Brad Pitt Back With Help From Selena Gomez?” Gossip Cop, 11 Nov. “Interview With Brad Pitt.” Parade, 18 Sept. It’s also the blog that actually alleged Jolie tried to get Pitt back with the help of Selena Gomez. It all started, as it far too frequently does, with HollywoodLife alleging that Pitt is “worried” his estranged wife is “spoiling” their children. So, how exactly does Jolie “spoil” the children? (Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie is not spoiling her kids any more now than when she was still with Brad Pitt. “Angelina Jolie Took All the Kids on a High-Brow Day Trip to the Louvre.” Elle, 30 Jan. 2018. As he told Parade in 2007, after a stop in St. “Angelina Jolie ‘Misses’ Brad Pitt, Feels ‘Disappointment’ Over Failed Marriage?” Gossip Cop, 2 Feb. Of course, Pitt’s camp has frequently told Gossip Cop that no one “close” to Pitt is leaking anything to places like HollywoodLies. There I basically grew up.” Exactly how “close” to the actor is the so-called “source” if he or she doesn’t know whether he refers to his estranged wife as “Angelina” or “Angie” and is a bit off about where Pitt grew up? Bailey, Alyssa. Neither of those tales were remotely true, and we’re told the latest one about Pitt being “worried” that Jolie is “spoiling” their children is not accurate either. 2018. That said, the seemingly fabricated “source” begins by saying, “Brad fears Angelina is spoiling the kids. And it states the Oscar-winner has taken them to “amusement park birthday celebrations and even the Louvre Museum in Paris.” Jolie’s visit to the Louvre with the kids was more than a year ago in January 2018 when she was flown on business to Paris to shoot an ad for the perfume company Guerlain. Now that Gossip Cop has reminded you of the truth, let’s examine the latest from that habitually disproven blog. Right after that, HollywoodLies refers to Pitt as “the Oklahoma native” before launching into more questionable quotes about him being concerned the children are being “spoiled.” While Pitt was born in Oklahoma, he moved out of the state shortly afterwards. The site notes she takes them on “endless shopping trips,” but doesn’t offer a single example of that. 2007. Gossip Cop, however, can debunk these bogus tales. He wishes Angie would stop buying the kids stuff they don’t need.” OK, we’re going to stop here and point out for readers how they too can detect when sites like HollywoodLife are lying. Seemayer, Zach.

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Angelina Jolie Having Breakdown Over Brad Pitt Dating Charlize Theron?

2018. The bogus romance rumors, which were started by an unidentified source, have been shot down multiple times by a rep qualified to speak on the actor’s behalf. And shortly before that, the outlet wrongly alleged Jolie went on a 48-hour drinking bender in New York City to cope with her split. This also isn’t the first time NW has dragged the actress into the narrative. 2019. 2019. Shuster, Andrew. 2018. “Angelina Jolie ‘Starving For Attention’ To Make Brad Pitt Look Like ‘Villain’?” Gossip Cop, 2 Sep. Despite what many unreliable tabloids are claiming, Pitt and Theron aren’t dating. Word is, she’s dropped an alarming amount of weight, which is getting even worse.”
The so-called “insider” further contends Jolie feels a loss of control now that Pitt has supposedly moved on with another woman, so she may be “starving herself” as a cry for help. “Angelina Jolie Not Sleeping Or Eating?” Gossip Cop, 18 Feb. Each of those articles about the actress’s divorce jeopardizing her health were 100 percent untrue. The two movie stars worked together on an ad for Breitling watches last year, but Pitt’s spokesperson has told Gossip Cop that he never dated Theron and “hasn’t seen her in months.”

Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped NW from claiming Pitt and Theron’s (nonexistent) romance is taking a toll on Jolie’s physical and emotional well-being. Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Celebrity Rumors Charlize Theron NW Magazine

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Shuster, Andrew. “Her tiny frame is Ange’s way of showing Brad all
 the damage she thinks he’s caused. “She’s gone from eating tiny meals to skipping them entirely. “Angelina Jolie Warned Charlize Theron To Stay Away From Brad Pitt And Their Kids?” Gossip Cop, 30 Jan. Gossip Cop can debunk it. Meanwhile, the publication also has a history of claiming Jolie is “starving herself” amid her divorce. Last week, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for falsely claiming Jolie warned Theron to stay away from Pitt and their kids. (Getty Images)
One of this week’s tabloids claims Angelina Jolie is having a “breakdown” over Brad Pitt supposedly dating Charlize Theron. Shuster, Andrew. Shuster, Andrew. “Angelina Jolie Did NOT Go On ’48-Hour Bender,’ Despite Report.” Gossip Cop, 2 Jan. Matthew Hiltzik, Spokesperson for Brad Pitt. “He always worried about her weight… no one would put it past her to use her skeletal frame as a sympathy ploy to divert his attention from Charlize,” adds the questionable tipster. “The news about Charlize has hit her hard,” an alleged source tells the outlet. Around this time last year, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for making up a story about Jolie not sleeping or eating due to the stress of her divorce. The story is completely untrue. But it’s a really unhealthy way of getting even with the man she once loved.”
In reality, Jolie’s health hasn’t been negatively impacted by an imaginary romance created by the tabloids. 2018. A few months ago, the tabloid alleged the actress was purposely not eating so she’d look gaunt and unhealthy, which would make her estranged husband look like the “villain” in their split. “Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron Still NOT Dating, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 21 Jan. The same goes for this latest one involving Theron, who isn’t dating Jolie’s estranged husband in the first place.

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Angelina Jolie Hired Private Investigators To Spy On Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron?

“As soon as Angie got wind of the relationship, let’s just say a few glasses flew across the kitchen,” an alleged insider tells the tabloid. After the false rumors about Pitt and Theron started circulating, the tabloids decided to capitalize on the situation by coming up with new angles and throwing other names into the mix. “She was really angry.”
From there, the questionable tipster says Jolie has enlisted a team of former Israeli state investigators to trail Pitt and Theron. As we’ve made clear many times, Pitt and Theron aren’t dating, despite several unreliable outlets claiming the two stars have been secretly hooking since last year. That’s the ridiculous claim in one of this week’s tabloids. Unfortunately, Star is keeping the phony soap opera going. Jennifer Aniston, for example, has also been arbitrarily included in this ongoing narrative. 2019. Here’s what’s really happening. “She has the detectives following Charlize’s every move,” adds the so-called “source,” who goes on to say that Jolie is hoping the investigators will dig up dirt on both Pitt and Theron so she can use it against him in their custody battle. And earlier this week, Gossip Cop debunked a report claiming Jolie warned Theron to stay away from Pitt and their kids. Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus story. Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Celebrity Rumors Charlize Theron Star Magazine

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Shuster, Andrew. “Brad Pitt Hiding Charlize Theron “Romance” From Angelina Jolie?” Gossip Cop, 22 Jan. If Jolie had really hired private eyes to spy on Pitt and Theron, which she hasn’t, the detectives wouldn’t find anything. The tabloid’s story is flat-out absurd. “Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron Still NOT Dating, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 21 Jan. Despite the fact that Pitt and Theron aren’t a couple, Gossip Cop still reached out to a source in Jolie’s camp, who confirms the actress didn’t hire private investigators to spy on two people who aren’t together. 2019. The magazine claims Jolie is furious about her estranged husband’s supposed new romance, and has set out to “destroy” both him and Theron. Last week, Gossip Cop busted Star’s sister outlet, RadarOnline, for falsely claiming Pitt was hiding his romance with Theron from Jolie. This premise came from an unidentified “source,” but the actor’s rep has told us on the record that he never had a romance with Theron and hasn’t seen her since they shot an ad for Breitling watches last year. Shortly after that, the tabloid’s other sister publication, OK!, made up a story about Pitt spending time with Jolie while dating Theron. (Getty Images)
Has Angelina Jolie really hired private investigators to spy on Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron? It’s worth noting, this isn’t the first time the actor’s estranged wife has been dragged into the bogus narrative. The two stars simply aren’t a couple. The magazine’s take on the subject is a complete work of fiction.
“Brad Pitt Spending Time With Angelina Jolie Amid Charlize Theron ‘Romance’ Is Made-Up Story.” Gossip Cop, 26 Jan. Shuster, Andrew. 2019. 2019. “Angelina Jolie Warned Charlize Theron To Stay Away From Brad Pitt And Their Kids?” Gossip Cop, 30 Jan.

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Jennifer Aniston Having Meltdown Over Brad Pitt Moving On With Charlize Theron?

She’ll be feeling pretty lonely right now.”
None of this is remotely accurate. They spent time together while shooting an ad for Breitling watches last year, but they haven’t seen each other in several months and never had a romance. And even if the romance rumors were true, which they aren’t, Aniston would have no reason to be upset. In fact, Aniston has been photographed smiling on set on several different occasions over the past week. Regardless, the idea that Aniston would be upset about her ex-husband moving on with another woman is completely absurd, especially considering that she and Pitt divorced more than 13 years ago. Parker, Heidi. “Jennifer Aniston puts on a youthful display on the set of new her TV show…” The Daily Mail, 23 Jan. Chocano, Carina. Bullock, Andrew. The Daily Mail even noted that Aniston looked “cheery” on the set of her show just days after the rumors about Pitt and Theron started circulating. “She got on with her work but she kept her head down trying to hold back tears in between scenes,” adds the supposed source. Over the past week, there have been a slew of false reports claiming Pitt and Theron are dating, but the actor’s rep has told us on the record that the two aren’t a couple. “That’s a fairy tale. “It’s probably no coincidence that her miserable mood comes right after the news broke about Brad’s latest romance.”
The questionable tipster goes on to say that Pitt’s “romance” with Theron is “a painful reminder that [Aniston] doesn’t have anyone special in her life as she approaches the big 5-0.” The so-called “source” further contends that the actress “figured she’d be happily married by the time she turned 50, but Brad’s moved on and so has Justin [Theroux] but she’s still single. “Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron Still NOT Dating, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 21 Jan. “We live in a society that messages women: By this age, you should be married; by this age, you should have children,” the actress said. For starters, Pitt and Theron aren’t dating, as the actor’s spokesperson has confirmed. 2019. That’s the ridiculous claim in one of this week’s tabloids. Brad Pitt Celebrity Rumors Charlize Theron Jennifer Aniston

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Shuster, Andrew. I have no reason to feel otherwise.”
Meanwhile, there’s absolutely nothing to suggest the actress has been despondent while shooting her Apple series. I have a great job. “JENNIFER ANISTON DOESN’T NEED A HAPPY ENDING.” Elle, 7 Dec. 2018. An alleged insider tells the magazine that Aniston “looked so unhappy” while filming scenes for her upcoming TV series, which takes place behind the scenes of a morning show. (Getty Images)
Is Jennifer Aniston having a meltdown on the set of her Apple TV series over the news that Brad Pitt has moved on with Charlize Theron? I have great friends. Gossip Cop can set the record straight. That’s the mold we’re slowly trying to break out of.” Aniston added, “I don’t feel a void…. 2019. Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped Woman’s Day Australia from making up a story about Aniston being devastated by her ex-husband’s (nonexistent) new relationship. Additionally, in Aniston’s cover story for the January 2019 issue of Elle, she dismissed the idea she’s lonely and unhappy because she’s single. 2019. What brings me happiness? “Jennifer Aniston looks cheery on the set of new TV show…” The Daily Mail, 21 Jan. I have a great family.

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Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron Still NOT Dating, Despite Reports

Shuster, Andrew. Gossip Cop can debunk these romance rumors once more. 2018. According to that tall tale, the two stars were having “secret hookups” all around the world. Reports of them being involved romantically are false.”
This narrative linking Pitt to Theron isn’t even new. “Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron Dating?” Gossip Cop, 24 Oct. The publication noted Pitt and Theron met while shooting a commercial six months ago, but “they have not been out together recently, and were never dating. Shuster, Andrew. 2019. Gossip Cop, however, checked in with a source close to Pitt, who wasn’t able to speak on the record, but assures us he’s not dating Theron. We’ve again learned the two movie stars aren’t a couple. One week later, the Australian edition of OK! An alleged source told the outlet the two stars met up last weekend at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, where “they were ridiculously touchy-feely and his arm was around her back. Shuster, Andrew. (Getty Images)
Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron are still not dating, despite inaccurate reports making the rounds. 2018. The two movie stars met last year while shooting an ad for the watch brand Breitling, but they’re not romantically involved and weren’t introduced by Penn. (OK Australia)

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Russian, Ale. “Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron Met 6 Months Ago on a Shoot: ‘They Have Spent Time Together.'” People, 21 Jan. On Sunday, the Sun published an article claiming Pitt and Theron “have been casually seeing each other for nearly a month” after being introduced by her ex-boyfriend Sean Penn. At one point he winked at her.”

The Sun’s story was picked up by several outlets, but none of those publications were able to verify whether or not Pitt and Theron are actually an item. “Brad Pitt’s Friends Want Him To Date Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Emilia Clarke, Kristen Wiig?” Gossip Cop, 12 Apr. In that article, which Gossip Cop busted, it was maintained Theron was in the running to be his girlfriend because both she and Pitt are Oscar-winners with adopted children. “Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron NOT In ‘Secret Romance,’ Despite Report.” Gossip Cop, 31 Oct. People magazine, a much more reliable celebrity news publication than the Sun, has similarly confirmed that the dating rumors are untrue. The majority of the outlets that ran the story simply regurgitated what was already printed. Back in October, Gossip Cop corrected the tabloid’s sister publication, Star, when it falsely asserted Pitt and Theron were secretly dating for at least a year. similarly declared on its cover that Pitt and Theron were dating and in a secret romance (see below). In that fictitious report, yet another anonymous and almost assuredly fabricated source exclaimed that Theron and Pitt were in “a very passionate romance!” While none of the aforementioned outlets, including the Sun, are that passionate about fact-checking, thankfully Gossip Cop is. The magazine’s seemingly made-up source was quoted as saying, Pitt was “smitten” and “their chemistry together is sizzling hot.” At the time, however, Pitt’s rep told us the entire story was 100 percent untrue. 2018. Back in April 2018, Life & Style floated the premise in a piece about how Pitt’s friends wanted him to date Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, Emilia Clarke or Kristen Wiig.

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Brad Pitt’s Sons Pax And Maddox Did NOT Wish Him Happy Birthday On Instagram, Despite Reports

Love you so much! Gossip Cop can confirm that Pitt’s teen boys didn’t post birthday tributes on Instagram. These outlets, however, made no mention of Pax and Maddox giving their dad a shoutout on social media. Outlets such as The Sun and The Daily Mail are wrongly reporting that both boys took to Instagram to wish their dad a happy birthday. Grossman, Lena. Those are all fan accounts that those reports are referencing.” A Pitt confidante similarly assures us that the accounts are fake. That’s because they don’t actually belong to Pitt and Jolie’s children. Maddox Jolie-Pitt on Instagram: “Happy Birthday to the coolest dad.” 18 Dec. 2018. In 2016, it was reported that the actress decided to file for divorce following an altercation between Pitt and Maddox on a private flight. Can’t wait to see you later.” A second Instagram account alleged to belong to 17-year-old Maddox featured a throwback photo of the boy with his father, along with the caption, “Happy Birthday to the coolest dad.”

Both teens have reportedly had a complicated relationship with their father in the wake of his split from Angelina Jolie. Can’t wait to see you later.” 18 Dec. Gossip Cop checked in with separate sources close to both Pitt and Jolie, and we’re told that their children aren’t on social media. 2018. None of the reputable celebrity news outlets have ever referenced these accounts. (Getty Images)
Reports are circulating that Brad Pitt’s adopted sons Pax and Maddox posted tributes to their dad on Instagram in honor of his 55th birthday. On Tuesday, an Instagram account made to look like it belongs to Pitt’s 15-year-old son Pax posted a throwback photo of the actor as a child, along with the caption, “Happy Birthday to this stud. Gossip Cop, however, has learned that the teenage boys don’t have social media accounts. Love you so much! The majority of the content on both pages are paparazzi photos that can be found online. The actor’s relationship with Pax has also reportedly been strained amid the custody battle. If Pax and Maddox had truly been active on Instagram for more than three years, the media would be constantly monitoring and reporting about their posts. News, 18 Dec. A mutual pal of ours and the actress says, “The kids don’t have Instagram accounts. News reported that Pitt spent his birthday with his kids on Tuesday. It should be mentioned, reliable publications such as People and E! The former outlet even stated, “The sweet posts put to bed speculation surrounding Brad’s relationship with his adopted children.” It would certainly be major news if Pax and Maddox broke their silence on social media, but that’s simply not the case. The fake birthday posts were fan-made. It’s worth noting, both Instagram accounts have posts dating back to early 2015. 2018. “How Brad Pitt Spent His Birthday With His Kids.” E! Brad Pitt Celebrity Rumors

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Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt on Instagram: “Happy Birthday to this stud.

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Kardashians ‘Petrified’ Of Scott Disick ‘Revenge’ Book?

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Are the Kardashians “petrified” Scott Disick will expose their dirty secrets in a no-holds-barred book about the family? “I woke up this morning in bed with my children, in the same house as my sisters… And just days after the nonsense about him penning a dishy book, Gossip Cop busted the same outlet for incorrectly maintaining Disick worries his son Reign is not his child. They also promised the book would delve into Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s marriage and would feature embarrassingly personal anecdotes about Kris Jenner. At the time, Gossip Cop busted the untrue premise about Disick wanting to slam the famous family, and now 12 months later it’s even clear he has no intention of getting “revenge” on them in print. On December 1, 2017, Life & Style and its sister publication In Touch maintained in nearly identical articles that Disick was going to reveal all the “skeletons in their closets” and “where the bodies are buried” for a big, fat paycheck. 2017. “Scott Disick NOT Writing Tell-All About Kardashians, Despite Report.” Gossip Cop, 2 Mar. Shuster, Andrew. Weiss, Shari. “Scott Disick, Sofia Richie NOT Engaged Or Planning Wedding, Despite Report.” Gossip Cop, 26 Oct. That’s what a couple of tabloids reported exactly one year ago today. Happy Thanksgiving!” Instagram, 22 Nov. Kardashian, Kourtney. 2017. I feel beyond grateful. As Gossip Cop likes to say, time is not the friend of outlets that publish phony reports. Celebrity Rumors In Touch Magazine Life & Style Scott Disick The Kardashians

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Lewittes, Michael. Meanwhile, Life & Style published an article nine months earlier that similarly contended inaccurately how Disick was writing a Kardashian’s tell-all book. Weiss, Shari. IMDb for Scott Disick. The reason, according to the tabloids, was that Disick had a “grudge” against his ex-girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian’s siblings and mom for allegedly exploiting his “personal demons” and “addiction issues” in exchange for ratings on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” And to get “revenge,” claimed the magazines, Disick was looking to pen an explosive $10 million expose. At the time, a Kardashian confidante assured Gossip Cop there was no chance Disick would write a $10 million tell-all about the Kardashians and Jenners, and now a full 365 days have passed and there’s no book or even talk of one from anywhere legitimate. If they were truly “petrified,” the Kardashians wouldn’t have spent that holiday with Disick. 2017. the father of my kids, my mommy, my grandma… And obviously, if he had a “grudge” or was looking for “revenge” for allegedly being used just for ratings, Disick wouldn’t have voluntary appeared on subsequent seasons of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.”
The two related outlets that made the claim have a spotty track record when it comes to accuracy about Disick. 2017. “Scott Disick Worries Son Reign Is Not His Child?” Gossip Cop, 6 Dec. But a falsehood told over and over doesn’t make it true, which is why Gossip Cop occasionally looks back at past reports so our readers can better assess who tells lies and who’s reliable. A little more than a week ago, Kourtney posted a photo on Instagram of her, Disick and their kids on Thanksgiving, along with a note that read how “beyond grateful” she was to spend it with them and many other members of the family. “Scott Disick NOT Writing $10 Million Kardashian Tell-All, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 1 Dec. Shortly before that story, In Touch wrongly asserted Disick and Sofia Richie were engaged. 2018. The publications asserted Kourtney was especially “panicked” because he knew the most about her and was “not as involved” with her or her family anymore.

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Brad Pitt NOT Dishing About Angelina Jolie On Jada Pinkett Smith Podcast, Despite Reports

In that off-base article, it was stated DiCaprio bonded so well with his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood co-star, he “made Brad an offer most men could not refuse – come join the [expletive] patrol.” As widely known to everyone, except perhaps to that podcast host, DiCaprio’s ladies-loving group wasn’t called the “[expletive] patrol,” but rather the “[expletive] posse.” Regardless, Pitt’s spokesperson also called that tale a fabrication. “Brad Pitt Turned Down Leonardo DiCaprio’s Offer To Join His Group Of Party Friends?” Gossip Cop, 30 Aug. Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Celebrity Insider Celebrity Rumors Jada Pinkett Smith

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Weiss, Shari. 2018. Somebody that understands him. Shuter also falsely alleged three months ago that Pitt turned down Leonardo DiCaprio’s invitation to join his group of party friends. “Brad Pitt Going Back To School?” Gossip Cop, 26 April 2018. Gossip Cop can exclusively shoot down this phony claim. 2018. Perhaps hinting to how Pitt has not badmouthed his estranged wife in the more than two years since their split, the actor’s rep tells Gossip Cop the premise about him suddenly wanting to air their dirty laundry “makes no sense.” And it makes less sense, considering Pitt and Jolie are close to settling their custody battle before it goes to trial in early December. (Getty Images)
Brad Pitt is not going to dish about Angelina Jolie on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook podcast, “Red Table Talk,” or anywhere else for that matter, despite a bogus report that was picked up by a few untrustworthy sites. Matthew Hiltzik, spokesperson for Brad Pitt, 21 Nov. That brings us to the latest story about Pitt looking to do an interview about Jolie on Smith’s Facebook podcast, a claim the repeatedly discredited blog, Celebrity Insider, picked up without even bothering to fact-check. Trock, Gary and Wallters, Mike. We’re exclusively told will “never” happen. 2018. Shuter further contends Pitt “wants to” dish about Jolie to Smith because she’s “someone that he trusts. Weiss, Shari. According to the podcast’s host, Rob Shuter, “Brad Pitt is in talks to do a big, big, big sit-down interview… The first one he’s done since the divorce, since the breakup with Angelina Jolie.” After maintaining how “everyone wants to get Brad’s side of the story,” the host rattles off what listeners would like Pitt discuss with Smith, including “what happened on that plane; what went down with Angelina Jolie; why did you two breakup?”

The host then asserts that “now it looks like [Pitt’s] finally going to tell his side of the story, not to Oprah, not to Robin Roberts, not to Jimmy Fallon,” but to Smith on her Facebook show. Somebody that’s [also] a star.”
To put this in a perspective a little more before revealing what Pitt’s camp now exclusively shares with Gossip Cop, it bears mentioning the host of the podcast previously claimed rather absurdly that Pitt was “in love” with Neri Oxman and “going back to school to impress her.” Of course, as Gossip Cop was among the first to note, Pitt was never in a romantic relationship with the MIT professor. “Jada is becoming the new Oprah Winfrey,” adds the host. The fictitious premise was first floated by another podcast called “Straight Shuter” that’s being promoted by the same company that owns such equally unreliable outlets as the National Enquirer, Globe, Star, and RadarOnline. “He will never dish on her in public and certainly not on a podcast,” Pitt’s spokesman exclusively reiterates to Gossip Cop. At the time of that report, his rep called the story a fabrication. “Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Settling Custody War.” The Blast, 21 Nov.

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Ben Affleck Has NOT Returned To Rehab, Despite Reports

Affleck, Ben. Instagram, 4 Oct. “Inaugural Celebrity Fan Fest Brings Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck and More to San Antonio.” San Antonio Current, 8 Nov. After leaving a treatment facility last month, Affleck acknowledged in an Instagram post that “addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle” and he’s still in “outpatient care.” But contrary to new reports, he has not currently returned to rehab full-time. Martinez, Kiko. Fisher, Ray. 2018. “Catching up with this guy today in San Antonio @celebfanfest Come check us out! In fact, the organizers of the convention retweeted fans’ photos of themselves with Affleck on Sunday. “Ben Affleck with fans at the Celebrity Fan Fest today!” Twitter, 11 Nov. 2018. In addition to the actor currently being in San Antonio for a convention for Celebrity Fan Fest, Affleck’s rep assures us it’s not true. According to an article published by the Mirror, “Affleck has checked back into rehab to make sure he beats the booze.” The British tabloid maintains the actor “told friends he believes he needs several more months of treatment to stay sober.” One such unnamed and untraceable “source” alleges Affleck was set to “move out and become an outpatient, but he’s checked back in.” The rest of the paper’s story rehashes how Garner and Affleck are now officially divorced and how she helped him check into rehab back in August. Far from a guy who would probably be downcast from having to return to rehab, Affleck was all smiles while posing with fans who were in turn happy to meet the Justice League star. (Getty Images)
Ben Affleck has not returned to rehab days after his divorce from Jennifer Garner was finalized on Wednesday, despite reports coming out of the U.K. Meanwhile, also on Sunday, the movie star drew attention to those who are suffering from and fighting the wildfires in California. Statement after leaving rehab. 2018. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct these claims. 2018. Twitter account of Best Of Ben Affleck. #BORGLIFE @benaffleck.” Twitter, 11 Nov. Gossip Cop, however, was a bit more successful and traded emails with Affleck’s spokesperson, who seemed to shoot down the “back in rehab” report by pointing out that it would be “hard to be in rehab [for Affleck] when he’s in San Antonio at a convention.”
And indeed Affleck was at the Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio on Sunday. Along with a link to how people can help the relief efforts, Affleck posted message on Instagram that read, in part, “My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims, their families, and those who have lost their homes.”

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Brooke Blumberg, spokesperson for Ben Affleck, 11 Nov. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail picked up that report and appears to have simply rewritten the Mirror’s story, without adding anything new for its piece that it titled, “Ben Affleck ‘returns to rehab’ a month after 40-day stint.” And while the two British tabloids attempted to reach Affleck’s rep, Canoe just repeated the claim without bothering to fact-check it. 2018.

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Angelina Jolie Tried Getting Brad Pitt Back With Help From Selena Gomez?

Gossip Cop noted 12 months ago it wasn’t true that Jolie wasn’t looking to Gomez for “style inspiration” to help reunite with Pitt, and it remains false to this day. 2018. More significantly, since filing for divorce in September 2016, Jolie has never had any desire to get back together with Pitt. Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Celebrity Rumors HollywoodLife Selena Gomez

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Image of Angelina Jolie in short, black sweater dress. “Angelina Jolie NOT Getting ‘Style Inspiration’ From Selena Gomez To “Lure” Brad Pitt, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 11 Nov. 2018. Shuster, Andrew. “Brad Pitt And Selena Gomez ‘Flirting’ At Golden Globes Angers Angelina Jolie And Jennifer Aniston?” Gossip Cop, 20 Jan. Jolie was pictured in a short black sweater dress that had long sleeves, while Gomez was wearing a long grey sweater dress that was sleeveless. Weiss, Shari. On November 11, 2017, the serial fibbers at HollywoodLife concocted a bogus story that maintained Jolie was looking to copy Gomez’s fashion style, all in an effort to win back Pitt. Image of Selena Gomez in long, grey sweater dress. Gossip Cop busted the phony claim back then, and it’s even more clear 365 days later that the entire premise was false. 2017. The often discredited blog seems to ignore how, according to a court filing in August, Jolie wants her divorce from Pitt finalized by the end of the year. Jolie’s own rep even went on the record to state the actress is seeking “closure to the marriage,” so that she and Pitt can move on to the next stage of their lives. According the website, which is nicknamed HollywoodLies, Jolie began dressing in clothes “similar” to what Gomez “likes to wear” to both show Pitt “she’s just as cute as Selena” and to remind her estranged husband of “what he’s missing.”

And while HollywoodLies contended, “Selena and Angelina actually own the same dress,” they actually don’t. Clearly, the Oscar-winner and young actress didn’t have the same dress, nor did Jolie use Gomez’s “style” to lure back Pitt. “Story Claiming Angelina Jolie “Regrets” Brad Pitt Split Is Fake News.” Gossip Cop, 29 Sept. Shuster, Andrew. Of course, the underlying claim about Pitt and Gomez “flirting” at the Golden Globes and angering Jolie was nonsense, so there was never any real concern for Jolie nor did she feel a reason to copy the singer’s style. It predicated its completely absurd report on an inaccurate belief that Pitt and Gomez were flirting 21 months earlier at the 2016 Golden Globes. “Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Trying To Settle Custody Case Out Of Court.” Gossip Cop, 9 Nov. Bizarrely, though, even though legitimate outlets have repeatedly reported how their divorce, at times, has turned bitter, HollywoodLies keeps returning, even of recent, to its untrue narrative about how Jolie regrets her split from Pitt. 2016. (Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie did not try to get Brad Pitt back with the help of Selena Gomez, despite a report from exactly one year ago today. If anything, as Gossip Cop recently reported, Jolie and Pitt are trying to settle their custody case out of court and quickly wrap up their divorce so that they can separately move on. Far from wanting to reunite with Pitt, Jolie is pushing forward with her divorce from him.
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Johnny Depp Did NOT Damage Brain In Boiling 1,000-Degree Sauna, Despite Reports

Eight years ago, a Russian finalist and former third-place finisher named Vladimir Ladyzhensky died after being in a sauna for just six minutes at 230 degrees during that competition. Depp’s fondness for saunas, and why he uses them when trying to figure out characters, is not new information. Our attention was also drawn to article in 2010 about the previously annual World Sauna Championships in Finland. Still, a result of the outlet’s claim, Gossip Cop investigated and found out that saunas are good for one’s brain. The site alleged Depp’s sometimes “bizarre behavior” and potential “brain damage” could be traced back to him having “boiled his brain” in a super hot sauna. Palmer, Alun. Gossip Cop can bust this untrue claim. 2010. He said he felt Sparrow’s brain was “boiled to some degree,” not his own. Celebrity Rumors Johnny Depp RadarOnline

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“Johnny Depp beim ZFF a conversation with Filmpodium Zurich talks about Jack Sparrow.” Youtube, 8 Oct. His off-the-cuff remark in Zurich about “1,000 degrees,” however, was nothing more than hyperbole and him kidding around. A 2016 study showed how saunas could actually reduce in a dramatic manner the risk of Alzheimer’s and various forms of dementia. “Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp on his own island retreat.” The Mirror, 9 May 2011. Additionally, Depp’s longtime rep felt the site’s premise about the actor having brain damage from using saunas was “absurd.”
And it is absurd, because it’s impossible to turn up a sauna to 1,000 degrees. “Are Saunas Good for the Brain?” New York Times, 21 Dec. Recently, Depp spoke about having “cranked the sauna up to about 1,000 degrees,” but he was clearly joking about the temperature. While Depp has talked over the years about sitting in saunas to get his creative juices flowing, he hasn’t caused harm to his brain from it. ‘Sauna’ on Wikipedia. “Finalist dies at World Sauna event in Finland.” BBC, 8 Aug. 2016. 2018. 2004. If one watches the talk, which touched on his characters, collaborations with Tim Bruton and other topics (linked above), it’s clear Depp was joking when he told the crowd how sitting in the hot sauna “affect[ed] me mentally” as he tried to figure out how to portray Jack Sparrow. (Getty Images)
Johnny Depp did not “boil his brain,” leading to permanent damage in a 1,000-degree sauna, despite reports. Bakalar, Nicholas. Depp also explained in a 2011 interview with The Mirror he likes saunas because the “solitude allows you moments of creativity.” “I was by myself in the sauna, 200 degrees, sweating and cooking myself and that’s where Captain Jack and Willy Wonka were born,” he added. As far back as 2004, Depp said he perfected his Jack Sparrow character while in the sauna. And far from having personally “boiled” his brain, one can see from how Depp addressed the audience in Zurich, he was clear-minded and simply being engaging and funny. His Finnish opponent, Timo Kaukonen, who was the defending champion, was rushed to a hospital with severe burns from enduring the same temperature during that same brief contest. On Wednesday, however, RadarOnline used Depp’s lighthearted exaggerating to fabricate its claim about him possibly injuring his brain cells as a result. Curiously, though, the blog never mentioned where Depp’s quotations came from about sitting in a 1,000 degree sauna. 2018. Robin Baum, spokesperson for Johnny Depp, 7 Nov. While researching this report, which bizarrely got picked up by other outlets without any fact-checking, Gossip Cop learned that while it’s possible to get a bit warmer, virtually no saunas exceed much more than 230 degrees. For starters, the maximum heat achieved in a sauna is approximately one-quarter of that. “Depp hits sauna to perfect Captain Jack.” Irish Examiner, 4 Nov. To recap: The website took Depp’s joke about turning up his sauna to “1,000 degrees,” which is impossible, and used it to concoct a narrative about how he’s damaged his brain, which explains the actor’s “bizarre behavior.” The reality is, while Depp has been eccentric since well before his Jack Sparrow days, the actor was extremely coherent last month in Switzerland when he regaled an audience about sitting in a sauna to create his pirate character. Depp shared with the audience how he felt Sparrow’s “brain has been part-boiled to some degree,” not his own as the website falsely suggested. Gossip Cop, however, looked into it and the unattributed comments in the RadarOnline article actually came from an interview Depp gave in October in Zurich’s FilmPodium.

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Brad Pitt Using Mystic Healer Sat Hari Khalsa To Cope With Angelina Jolie Divorce?

“Bad Pitt Seen Smiling with Spiritual Healer: They’re ‘Very Close’ But Not Dating, Says Source.” People. This latest article doesn’t make any mention of a romance. In August, Gossip Cop corrected the magazine for wrongly reporting that Pitt had won the custody battle and his six kids chosen to live with him. 4 Oct. Although it’s true that Pitt and Khalsa “are definitely very close,” as People magazine reported last week, she isn’t acting as his spiritual healer. 27 Aug. 2018. Additionally, the tabloid has proven to have very little insight into what’s going on with the actor’s divorce from Jolie. 2018. Last month, the actor was spotted laughing and chatting with the spiritual adviser at the annual Silverlake Conservatory of Music gala, which was founded by their mutual friend Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. An alleged insider tells the outlet, “Word is she’s making some special jewelry with ‘healing energy’ just for him.” The supposed insider further contends that Pitt has been revealing his “deepest, darkest secrets” to her. “Angelina Jolie Lost Custody Battle, Kids Choosing To Live With Brad Pitt?” Gossip Cop. 14 Oct. 2018. That’s the claim in one of the tabloids. Matthew Hiltzik, Spokesperson for Brad Pitt. Shuster, Andrew. Gossip Cop has learned it’s inaccurate. “Brad Pitt NOT Dating Jewelry Designer Sat Hari Khalsa, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop. 10 Oct. The publication simply found a way to link the actor’s friendship with the jewelry designer to his divorce from Jolie. The children are still living with Jolie and custody negotiations are ongoing. It’s always a red flag when related publications have different storylines going. Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Celebrity Rumors National Enquirer

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Fernandez, Alexia. This latest article involving Pitt’s friendship with Khalsa is similarly false. (Getty Images)Is Brad Pitt using mystic healer and jewelry designer Sat Hari Khalsa to cope with the pain of his divorce from Angelina Jolie? It’s reasonable to believe that Pitt has discussed some of his personal issues with Khalsa, as he probably would with any friend, but the idea that she’s practicing holistic medicine on him simply isn’t true. 2018. Weiss, Shari. It should be noted, Gossip Cop recently busted the Enquirer’s sister publication, RadarOnline, for falsely claiming that Pitt was dating Khalsa. The tabloid’s premise is based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable “source,” but Gossip Cop checked in with Pitt’s rep, who dismissed the story. To sell its story, the outlet uses the headline, “Stressed Out Brad Gets Some Hippie-Dippie Help!”
The magazine claims that Khalsa “has turned [Pitt] onto the power of stones and mind-bending mystic therapies,” such as Ozone therapy, a form of alternative medicine that pumps ozone gas into one’s body to treat disease. The National Enquirer is now claiming that Pitt has turned to Khalsa for holistic therapy as he navigates his custody battle with Jolie.

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Drake, Bella Hadid Hooked Up?

“Not me!!! Maybe it’s time someone hooks up that blog with better sources. In June 2018, several months after HollywoodLies’ article, fans speculated the rapper and the catwalker might have dated, having overanalyzed the lyrics to his song, Finesse, in which he referenced two “hot” sisters. “Drake, Blac Chyna NOT Dating, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 17 July 2018. For starters, the frequently wrong site inaccurately reported Drake “threw” Hadid’s birthday party at a New York City club. “Bella Hadid, Miguel NOT ‘Hot Couple’ After ‘Flirty Moment’ At Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.” Gossip Cop, 29 Nov. Hadid, Bella. On October 17, 2017, HollywoodLife, a blog that’s been busted before for fabricating stories, swore up and down Hadid and Drake were hooking up. The model tweeted, “Not me!!! The outlet, sometimes known as HollywoodLies, contended their chemistry was “off the charts,” and that following her birthday a few days earlier, their romance was “really heating up.” The site seemingly manufactured an alleged “source close” to Drake, all in an effort to push its false narrative. Bella Hadid Celebrity Rumors Drake HollywoodLife

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Weiss, Shari. In reality, he was simply a guest. that’s disrespectful. More importantly, Gossip Cop was assured 12 months ago that Drake and Hadid were not dating or hooking up, and a year later it’s been confirmed they were never ever a couple. It was 100 percent wrong back then, and now a full 365 days later, it’s clear the claim was entirely made-up. At the time, Gossip Cop corrected a website’s report about how they were secretly dating. The almost assuredly concocted “source” supposedly told the website the rapper and model were “hooking up,” but were keeping their “relationship on the down-low.” That was the convenient way for HollywoodLies to cover itself for when they weren’t spotted anywhere afterwards looking remotely romantic. that’s disrespectful. Weiss, Shari. WHY CANT PPL BE FRIENDS W/o all the insinuation.” Gossip Cop will side in this instance with the first party, namely Hadid, as opposed to that site’s unnamed and untraceable third-party “source.”
It should be noted, just one month after its phony article involving Drake, Gossip Cop busted HollywoodLies again when it untruthfully asserted Hadid and the singer Miguel were a new “hot couple.” And in July, we nailed the same website when it spread an unverified rumor that Drake was dating Blac Chyna. “Bella Hadid And Drake’s ‘Hot & Heavy Hookups’ Made Up.” Gossip Cop, 17 Oct. After the blog’s bogus rumor reemerged because of the song, Hadid finally responded on Twitter to someone who speculated she slept with Drake. (Getty Images)
Drake and Bella Hadid never had “hot and heavy hookups,” despite a story from exactly one year ago today. WHY CANT PPL BE FRIENDS W/o all the insinuation.” Twitter, 29 June 2018. 2017. She’s actually with another singer, The Weeknd. 2017. The often discredited blog further maintained Drake and Hadid were “crazy about each other.”
What’s really “crazy” would be turning to HollywoodLies for well-sourced stories. Weiss, Shari.

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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Did NOT ‘Call A Truce,’ Despite Report

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“Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie ‘Secret Meeting’ Never Happened, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop. The meeting between Pitt and Jolie described in the report never took place. If the website is right about anything, it’s to be skeptical. Regardless, Gossip Cop reached out to several trusted Pitt and Jolie sources, and one Pitt insider told us the so-called meeting “never happened.”
Unfortunately, Celebrity Insider has decided to recycle the inaccurate report without bothering to do any fact-checking. 12 Aug. The MIT professor and movie star never dated. The article said the meeting was a “success,” but included no real specifics, such as when the get-together took place and what the two had agreed on in terms of custody. The blog simply circulates what other outlets claim without doing any reporting or research of its own. Last month, the site picked up a false RadarOnline report about Neri Oxman dumping Pitt after getting “scared off” by the actor’s custody battle with Jolie. It should be noted, Celebrity Insider has a habit of copying and pasting untrue stories about the estranged spouses. 20 Sep. The quotes in the piece were quite suspicious as well. Last week, Gossip Cop corrected an ET Online story saying that Pitt and Jolie had a secret meeting at her house to “improve their co-parenting relationship” and “make things work” when it comes to sharing custody of their kids. While giving its account of the original article, the blog uses terms such as “the source claims” and “Jolie is the one who allegedly put the secret meetings in motion.” Using words like “claims” and “allegedly” makes it clear the outlet has very little faith in the story. The “insider” kept alternating between referring to Jolie as “Angelina” and “Angie.” A real source close to the actress would call her by one name, especially in the context of telling a story about her. “Brad Pitt NOT Dumped By Neri Oxman Over Angelina Jolie Custody Battle, Despite Report.” Gossip Cop. (Getty Images)
A new report claiming Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have “called a truce” in their divorce following a “secret meeting” is both late and wrong. After regurgitating some of the claims in the ET story, the blog writes, “If the reports are true, this could be a step towards finalizing the divorce and moving on.” Considering the website itself isn’t sure if the report is true, it probably should have done some more research before blindly spreading a false premise. We can once again set the record straight. Gossip Cop already debunked this story when it emerged last week. 2018. The problem with the story?

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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie “Secret Meeting” Never Happened, Despite Reports

But the real tipoff that the purported “source” or outlet concocted this tale are the quotes. Had it really occurred, the outlet would have mentioned an actual date rather than saying it all happened “recently.” Additionally, ET Online offers no new information from the alleged “meeting.” While it claims the get-together was a “success,” it reveals nothing more than how Pitt and Jolie are “going to stay with the plan set forth through the courts.” How exactly is that a “success” or even news? No one in real life would refer to Pitt in the space of a few sentences as alternately “Brad” or “Bradley.”
But that phony phraseology wasn’t just in the beginning of the article. Whoever manufactured those quotations couldn’t keep his or her story straight. 2018. Brad Pitt insider, who only spoke on condition of anonymity, 20 Sept. 2018. We’re assured by an insider that the meeting “didn’t happen.”
According to ET Online, after Jolie allegedly reached out to Pitt to “improve their co-parenting relationship,” the two had a private tete-a-tete. (Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt did not have a “secret meeting” to call a “truce,” despite a story that got picked up and widely spread without fact-checking the claim. A supposed “source” is quoted as telling the outlet, “Brad and Angelina actually set up a secret meeting at her house… Brad and Angie’s meeting was a success.” Adds the questionable “source, “Angelina decided it was time to try to make things work.”

Gossip Cop is going to stop right here and point out how the story is made-up. Regardless, we reached out directly to a number of sources and one Pitt insider assured us the report about the “secret meeting,” which offered no specifics, “never happened.” Gossip Cop has yet to hear back from Jolie and Pitt’s reps. Later in the outlet’s story, after discussing how the judge ordered Jolie to give Pitt more visitation time with the kids, the same “source” says, “Angelina created a very difficult situation,” but when she saw how the children reacted to being with their dad, it “helped Angie try a different tact.” Again, is she “Angie” or “Angelina”? Glaringly, the site doesn’t mention when this so-called “secret meeting” took place. First it’s said “Brad and Angelina” had a “secret meeting” in her home, before it maintains “Brad and Angie’s meeting was a success.” That’s followed by the same highly suspect “source” contending “Angelina decided it was time to try to make things work.” Is she “Angelina” or “Angie”? Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Brangelina Celebrity Rumors

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Jones, Tashara. Gossip Cop has been debunking stories for nearly a decade and immediately knew something was off. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct these reports. “Angelina Jolie Must Give Brad Pitt More Visitation with Kids: Judge.” New York Post, 16 Aug. A legitimate “source,” who’s close to her, would only call her by one name.

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Ben Affleck, Lindsay Shookus Never Had Baby Together, Despite Report A Year Ago

It seemingly was just guessing what it thought it may have seen in photos the blog bought. This past July, for example, the website falsely claimed Shookus and Affleck were having a “shotgun wedding” in Hawaii because she was (again) pregnant with his (nonexistent) baby. Every single person we contacted shot down the site’s claim, telling us Shookus was most assuredly not pregnant with Affleck’s baby. “Lindsay Shookus Wins Another Emmy after Ben Affleck Breakup.” Page Six, 18 Sept. in a flowy sundress with what it maintained was a “growing baby bump.” The off-base blog insultingly contended the “Saturday Night Live” producer appeared “curvier” and had a “fairly round belly.” Bizarrely, the outlet ended its inaccurate article by asking its readers if they thought she was “already pregnant.”

Clearly, the often disproven site didn’t have any facts to support its story. 2018. RadarOnline’s reporting about Shookus and Affleck did not get better in the ensuing months after that giant error. In fact, Shookus, who won an Emmy on Monday night for outstanding variety/sketch comedy series, clearly did not look pregnant. A full 365 days have passed and the “SNL” producer clearly didn’t give birth. Just days after publishing that make-believe report, Gossip Cop busted the same outlet for asserting Jennifer Garner was blocking Affleck and Shookus’s “wedding” by refusing to grant him a divorce, even though his then-girlfriend was supposedly “pregnant.”
That was two months ago and, as widely reported, far from having a “shotgun wedding,” Affleck and Shookus broke up. “Jennifer Garner Did NOT ‘Block’ Ben Affleck, Lindsay Shookus Wedding, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop, 11 July 2018. At the time, Gossip Cop was assured it was “not true,” and clearly a year later we were right. The site was wrong a year ago about Shookus being pregnant with Affleck’s fourth child and was wrong again a couple of months ago. But there’s a big difference between being pregnant and wearing a billowy dress. As Gossip Cop noted when we first debunked the claim, the only thing fertile were the imaginations of the people working at that website. “Ben Affleck, Lindsay Shookus ‘Shotgun Wedding’ In Hawaii Is Made-Up.” Gossip Cop, 9 July 2018. Nor did she have a “baby bump,” as wrongly claimed 12 months ago by RadarOnline. Lewittes, Michael. Bacardi, Francesca. “Ben Affleck’s Girlfriend Lindsay Shookus Sporting ‘Baby Bump’ Is Fake News.” Gossip Cop, 19 Sept. (Getty Images)
Ben Affleck and his now ex-girlfriend Lindsay Shookus never had a baby together, despite a report from one year ago. 2017. Ben Affleck Celebrity Rumors RadarOnline

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Shuster, Andrew. She also wasn’t expecting two months ago, as incorrectly contended. On September 19, 2017, the website alleged Shookus “sparked pregnancy rumors” when she was seen in L.A. Conversely, Gossip Cop reached out at the time to sources and friends who know Affleck and Shookus. There’s also a big difference between fact-checking and publishing bogus speculation, which is precisely what the outlet did. Weiss, Shari.

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Sara Gilbert NOT ‘Stressed’ Because ‘Roseanne’ Reboot Is ‘Not Going Well,’ Despite Report

“Roseanne In Talks For New TV Sitcom To Compete With ‘The Conners’ Spinoff?” Gossip Cop. Celebrity Rumors RadarOnline

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Petski, Denise. Weiss, Shari. 19 Apr. It’s adding a lot of pressure to her already busy life.” The alleged insider goes on to say that all those involved in the show are nervous about “how the audience will respond” without Barr’s involvement, but are doing their best “to try and make this show funny.” The questionable tipster adds, “They are just hoping that the audience will stick with them during this transition.”
There’s simply no truth to the blog’s account of the situation. “Roseanne Not Pushing Kabbalah On Co-Stars, Despite Reports.” Gossip Cop. 2018. In July, Gossip Cop busted the site for wrongly reporting that Barr was in talks for a new sitcom that would compete directly against “The Conners.” As time has shown, the comedienne hasn’t scored a new show. Back when the revival was still in production, Gossip Cop called out the blog for falsely claiming that Barr was “pushing” Kabbalah on her co-stars. A source close to Gilbert tells Gossip Cop the story is “just a complete fabrication.” Meanwhile, a production source tells us they “just finished the first two episodes – they’re incredibly strong and everyone’s feeling good about it.” Also, there’s nothing to indicate that Gilbert, who’s also an executive producer on the show, signed on without being confident in the project. On an episode of “The Talk” back in June, Gilbert said she’s “so excited” for the “Roseanne” spinoff. And shortly after the show premiered, the outlet made up a story about Barr demanding $1 million per episode to return for another season. Weiss, Shari. 2018. It’s not surprising that the site is now targeting “The Conners,” but this latest article surrounding Gilbert and the spinoff is simply false. 26 Apr. It should be noted, RadarOnline has published several bogus stories about the short-lived “Roseanne” revival, both before and after it was canceled. 14 Jul. 2018. 2018. (Getty Images)
One of the blogs claims Sara Gilbert is “stressed out” because ABC’s reboot of “Roseanne,” titled “The Conners,” is supposedly “not going well.” Gossip Cop can correct the phony report. According to RadarOnline, the actress is in a panic “because filming is not going as well as everyone had hoped.”

A supposed source tells the site, “It just does not feel the same without Roseanne and [Gilbert] knows that the entire fate of the show is falling on her. Filming in currently underway on “The Conners,” the spinoff of this year’s “Roseanne” revival, which was canceled in May after Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist remark about former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. The new show will focus on Gilbert’s character and feature many additional cast members from the original series and its revival. Weiss, Shari. “Roseanne Demanding Pay Raise To $1 Million Per Episode?” Gossip Cop. “Sara Gilbert On ABC’s Pickup Of ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff: ‘I’m So Excited.'” Deadline. 25 Jun. We’ve learned it’s completely untrue.

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Angelina Jolie NOT Using “Indecent Exposure” Charge Against Brad Pitt in Custody Battle, Despite Reports

“Angelina Jolie’s Drug Tests, Harassment and Wacky ‘Spiritual Hokum’ on the Set of ‘Tomb Raider’ (Exclusive Book Excerpt).” The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Mar. “Brad Pitt NOT Fuming Over Angelina Jolie ‘Pervert Pal,’ Despite Late And Wrong Report.” Gossip Cop, 31 July 2018. Gossip Cop also pointed this out when the outlets wanted readers to believe Jolie planned to use a “dirt diary” against Pitt. But if she really had such game-changing evidence that would prove he is unworthy of shared custody, wouldn’t she have used it already? “Brad Pitt Cleared of Child Abuse Allegations in Plane Incident.” CNN, 10 Nov. But there are still no grounds for the described behavior from 30 years ago affecting custody, and there is no evidence Jolie actually plans to bring this matter up. It was preposterous to suggest Jolie could be held responsible and lose custody for the unrelated wrongdoings of someone else. In this case, of course, it’s Pitt who is being accused of misdeeds. It was similarly illogical when these same publications tried to claim Pitt was going to connect Jolie to a “pervert pal” in court, someone whom she crossed paths with once who was charged with child sex crimes years later. Even though it amounted to a minor, and even insignificant, issue, the blog and the magazine maintain Jolie “could use the sleazy incident to kill Brad’s custody chances.” A family law attorney, who has no connection to their dispute, is even quoted as saying, “If she wants to embarrass him, she can dredge it up as part of a legal filing.”
Sure, maybe the anecdote is embarrassing, but it isn’t grounds for stripping Pitt of custody. Unfortunately, this “indecent exposure” storyline has already been picked by a number of places that often don’t fact-check, including Canoe, International Business Times and New Idea. The claims are nonsensical. “Pitt was once accused of ‘flashing his genitals’ and Jolie intends to drop the bomb in their nasty custody case,” the publications claim. Gossip Cop can bust the stories. How could Jolie and her camp possibly argue Pitt’s alleged mooning from three decades ago means he is an unfit father today, when for years she happily co-parented with him regardless of his past? It’s claimed a mother-daughter pair witnessed the alleged act, and contacted police about “guys showing off their genitals on the street.” Cops supposedly visited the set, and though Pitt wasn’t arrested, it’s said he and his friend were “still hit with indecent exposure charges,” which were later reduced to counts of disturbing the peace. To date, a judge has not objected to him spending time with his children, and it makes no sense for Jolie to suddenly bring up this purported incident now. Weiss, Shari. It’s a shame none of them bothered to look at the claims logically, or consider RadarOnline and the Enquirer’s track record before baselessly regurgitating such nonsense. Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Brangelina Celebrity Rumors National Enquirer RadarOnline

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Gonzalez, Sandra. At the time, the rising star was barely 25 years old and had no children. Galloway, Stephen. “Angelina Jolie Preparing ‘Dirt Diary’ For Brad Pitt Divorce Is Late And Wrong Story.” Gossip Cop, 12 July 2018. And, of course, the actress herself has her own sordid past. Weiss, Shari. 2016. The site and the tabloid describe how the actor was shooting a film in 1988 when he and a pal allegedly “started mooning cars on PCH” out of on-set boredom. 2017. (Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie is not trying to use a decades-old “indecent exposure” charge against Brad Pitt in their ongoing custody battle, despite reports. Last year, for example, it was revealed that Jolie had to undergo drug tests during the making of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider because producers were concerned about rumors she “dabbled in drugs.”
Digging into Pitt’s pre-parent history wouldn’t be a sound legal strategy because he could do the same with her. Sister outlets RadarOnline and the National Enquirer are both featuring articles this week that contend Jolie may have a smoking gun that will score her full custody of their six children. He’s never been arrested either before or since becoming a father, and Pitt was even cleared in a child abuse investigation in 2016.

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Jessica Simpson NOT Making “Singing Comeback” On Sister Ashlee Simpson’s Reality Show, Despite Reports

Seemayer, Zach. “Jessica wanted to sing one of Diana’s iconic songs, but Ashlee refused to ask her. But she won’t hesitate to cut Jessica off if she doesn’t sing and look her best.”
It should be readily apparent to readers that this “spy” and “snitch” are one and the same, and may not even exist. Though Ashlee’s E! But sister outlets the National Enquirer and RadarOnline are running nearly identical stories this week, claiming Jessica plans to return to both music and television through “Ashlee + Evan,” which documents Ashlee’s personal and professional lives with husband Evan Ross. She thought it was insulting,” both purported tipsters claim, referring to Ashlee’s mother-in-law, Diana Ross. But she’s not involved with “Ashlee + Evan” the way the outlets are claiming. And while the sister publications claim that if Jessica’s “performance on Ashlee’s show is a hit, she’s considering relaunching her music career,” they also assert that “those close to the spacey blonde wonder if she can pull it off.” The supposed snitches quoted in both stories contend, “Ashlee and Jessica’s friends worry because Jessica is always a bit off and awkward, like she’s in a daze.”
Curiously, though, the final quotes differ slightly: In the National Enquirer, the last lines are, “Ashlee is all for Jessica performing on her show. The singer-turned-designer has no intention of using “Ashlee + Evan” for her own TV/music comeback. The tabloid quotes a so-called “spy” and the website refers to a “source” as saying, “Jessica’s been enjoying life out of the limelight, but she’s ready to test the waters on her sister’s show.”

The articles specifically allege Jessica is “writing music and working on a song for the show’s finale,” but maintain the siblings disagreed on the path the older Simpson should take. It seems the magazine and its sister website, which share a staff, simply jointly concocted this narrative. But she won’t hesitate cutting Jessica if she comes across not looking her best.” Meanwhile, on RadarOnline, the statements are, “Ashlee is all for Jessica performing on her show. When asked about making her own reality return, Jessica exclaimed, “Oh, gosh no.”
That said, she did confirm she’ll be on some episodes “toward the end,” and is working on her own music again. “Jessica Simpson Says She Was ‘Shocked’ by Sister Ashlee’s Return to Reality TV (Exclusive).” Entertainment Tonight, 16 July 2018. “It’s definitely their journey together,” Jessica said of her sister and brother-in-law. (Getty Images)
Jessica Simpson is not making a “singing comeback” on sister Ashlee Simpson’s reality show, despite reports. Gossip Cop can bust the false stories. series will focus on her family life, Jessica is not using the program to stage her own return to the spotlight. In fact, last month Jessica did an interview in which she expressed shock over her sister’s reality show, and questioned why she would “want everything to be out there.” Jessica, of course, was speaking from experience, having previously starred on “Newlyweds” with then-husband, Nick Lachey. 2018. But it’s “not true,” a rep for Jessica exclusively tells Gossip Cop on the record. 29 Aug. Ashlee Simpson Celebrity Rumors Jessica Simpson National Enquirer RadarOnline

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Britney Spears NOT “Snubbed” By Meghan Markle And Kate Middleton, Despite Reports

So in addition to not fact-checking the magazine’s article, HollywoodLife apparently didn’t understand it, either. 2018. #TBT.” That makes it pretty obvious why the publication would be inspired to make this story up. 2018. The tabloid was also provably mistaken in June when it claimed Spears was “falling apart.” Time has shown we were right to debunk that, given that the singer is currently touring without issue. recently, she was sure that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted just that.” A so-called “spy” is quoted as saying, “Britney had her assistant write notes to Buckingham and Kensington palaces requesting audiences with the newlyweds and Queen Elizabeth.”

But it’s alleged Spears was “shocked to receive a letter back from both palaces — not from the royals themselves — saying everyone was too busy to meet her.” Laments the tabloid’s untraceable source, “Poor Britney didn’t understand, she thought everyone wanted to meet her.” This supposed snitch goes on to claim Spears was “offered a meeting” with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, “but said, ‘Oh aren’t they the boring ones with the funny hats?’”
The outlet further contends Spears “hoped (in vain) that Prince William and Duchess Kate would cut their Mystique vacation [sic] short to meet her.” Maintains the alleged tipster, “She didn’t realize royals had commitments. One more glaring problem? Weiss, Shari. (Getty Images)
Britney Spears was not “snubbed” by Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, despite reports. Making matters worse, HollywoodLife is regurgitating the outlet’s bogus allegations, but also twisting them. But Gossip Cop can bust the false stories. Britney Spears Celebrity Rumors HollywoodLife Kate Middleton Meghan Markle Star Magazine

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Snowball, Cecily. In any case, a Spears confidante who didn’t wish to be identified tells Gossip Cop that it’s “not true” this alleged situation went down to begin with. Even the queen!”
But the original Star story said nothing about Spears inviting any of the royals to her shows. “Britney Spears on Instagram: ‘Throwback to Exploring London with the Boys! She thought they just dressed up and hung out in a ‘court.’” Clearly this storyline is trying to play off the misconception that Spears is just a dumb blonde. But Gossip Cop suspects there’s another reason why this narrative was concocted: Spears and her sons visited Buckingham Palace, like thousands of other tourists, earlier this month. Can’t Wait to Be Back for #PieceOfMe next Week! Noting Spears’ UK concert dates, the site claims “there were some special guests she reportedly wanted to have in the audience: the royal family,” but “none of them accepted their invites.” The blog wonders about Middleton and Markle, “Why in the world wouldn’t they want to see her in concert?” The website goes on to editorialize, “Hey, it’s their loss, though. “Britney Spears and Sons Sean, 12, and Jayden, 11 Visit Buckingham Palace.” Daily Mail Online, 3 Aug. That means she was (supposedly) requesting meetings with Markle and company, not asking them to be in her concert audience. Can’t wait to be back for #PieceOfMe next week! Spears, Britney. The star posed for family photos outside the palace grounds, and just a week ago, Spears posted two of the snapshots on Instagram, writing, “Throwback to exploring London with the boys! “Britney Spears ‘Falling Apart’ Over Kevin Federline Child Support Battle?” Gossip Cop, 23 June 2018. Britney’s ‘Piece of Me’ shows are fantastic, and anyone would be lucky to see them. It’s highly likely that if the performer really did want palace meetings with the royals, her publicity team and management would handle the communication. The articles also claim the pop star was rejected by Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth, too. #TBT.’” Instagram, 16 Aug. Another indication that this was all manufactured is the claim that Spears had her assistant, of all people, “write notes” to the royal family. The magazine refers to Middleton’s “Mystique vacation” when the private island is actually known as Mustique. Rather, it was alleged she was “requesting audiences” with them. The allegations originate in the new edition of Star, which features the headline, “Britney Spears Snubbed By Harry And Meghan.” The piece begins by asserting that when the singer “brought her ‘Piece of Me’ tour to the U.K. “Mustique.” Wikipedia.