Myths About Celebrities You Totally Thought Were True

Every once in a while, a rumor spreads about a celebrity that is so outlandish, the world believes it must be true. Have you heard the one about Mr. Rogers being a Navy SEAL? How about Jennifer Lopez having her butt insured for professional reasons? Remember, just because you read something on the internet doesn’t mean it’s true. Unless you’re reading this. We’ve taken the time to debunk the biggest celebrity myths you thought were true. The truth behind the lies will leave you wanting more!

Keep reading to find out if that outlandish story you heard was false!

Halle Berry And Her Sixth Toe

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A photo of Halle Berry popped up on the internet in 2005 that claimed to show the Oscar-winning actress had six toes. There rumor haunted Berry for years, even though she denied it several times. She finally made it clear in 2017.

Speaking to TV news show Extra, Berry said, “I want to set that straight. So many people think I have six toes, which I do not have six toes.” She also ridiculously had to announce she was not pregnant but had just eaten a large meal when an unflattering picture was taken. Her response to that claim was, “Can a girl have some steak and fries??”

Tupac Shakur Is NOT Alive

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Sorry to burst your bubble if you’re one of the millions of Tupac Shakur fans that chooses to believe the legendary rapper is still alive. He isn’t. The whole tragic lie started when a fake CNN website posted a story about Shakur, after “dying,” shopping in Beverly Hills with his friends.

Fans, eager to believe the icon was still breathing, made the article go viral. Of course, the media was quick to point out the story wasn’t actually reported by CNN. Still, once it was on the internet, fans chose to believe what they wanted to anyway.

On the next slide, a truly shocking rumor about Miley Cyrus is put to rest forever!

Miley Cyrus Pregnant At 14 Years Old?

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Child stars live under more scrutiny than you’d think. At 14 years old, then Disney Channel starlet Miley Cyrus was put under the microscope when a rumor began that she was pregnant. Supposedly, she spilled the beans in an interview with J-14 Magazine.

When Cyrus heard the news that she was expecting, she quickly took to the internet to dispell the rumor, saying, “I don’t want to have kids and lose my figure really young!” Nine months after the interview ran, there was no baby to be seen, but that hasn’t stopped people from believing the lie.

J-Lo’s Famous Backside Did Not Take Out An Insurance Policy


Jennifer Lopez isn’t afraid to put her body on the line for her work. But because her job as a performer can cause serious injury if she’s not careful, people began to believe in 1999 that the actress took out a $1 billion insurance policy on her body, including $300 million just for her butt.

The news was reported by The London Sun and The New York Post but was nothing but tabloid headlines designed to sell papers. Lopez laughed off the rumor, calling it “very funny.”

Jamie Lee Curtis probably didn’t think the next rumor about her was very funny.

How Masculine Is Jamie Lee Curtis?

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The answer is Jamie Lee Curtis is not all manly. She’s the ultimate “final girl” and not afraid to take on Michael Myers one-on-one, but that doesn’t mean she was born with male chromosomes. It just means she’s a strong and independent woman!

The ridiculous rumor started when Janet Leigh, Curtis’ mother, said she didn’t know if she was having a boy or a girl when she was pregnant, so she chose a gender-neutral name. She did the same with Jamie’s sister, Kelly, two years prior. There you go, you can officially put this myth to bed.

Mr. Rogers Was Not a Decorate Navy SEAL

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Apparently, it’s impossible in this world for people to believe someone can just be a good person. Fred Rogers was exactly that, creating and starring in Mr. Rogers Neighborhood because he wanted children to be raised without senseless violence as the only thing to watch on television.

In the early ’90s, the urban legend started, claiming Rogers was a Marine sharpshooter with over 150 targets taken down. After he passed away in 2003, the myth changed, claiming he was a Navy SEAL sniper and a master in hand-to-hand combat.

Pamela Anderson Is One Rib Shy Of a Full Rac

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Pamela Anderson has had a lot of plastic surgery over the course of her career. Some of it is more subtle than others. Because of this, when it was reported she had a rib removed to make her waist smaller while filming Baywatch, no one batted an eye thinking it was made up news.

Anderson, shockingly, isn’t the only female celebrity who has been accused of removing a rib. Tori Spelling, Jane Fonda, Kate Moss, and even Cher have been reported to have had the surgery. Personally, we’re shocked anyone would want to have this surgery in the first place!

Coming up, learn just how real Suri Cruise is!

Suri Cruise Is a Figment Of Your Imagination

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We’re going to do a quick face-palm before acknowledging this myth. Okay, we feel better. Before Vanity Fair released a photo shoot proving the existence of Suri Cruise, the child of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, people believed the baby didn’t exist.

Stories about Suri claimed she wasn’t real, was a Scientology conspiracy, and was from outer space. Were people really that shocked that Tom Cruise was capable of having children? For proof that Suri is a real girl, just look at the picture above. This myth is officially debunked.

Marilyn Used To Star On The Wonder Years

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Myths about child stars growing up into rock and roll legends are nothing new. At one point in time, people believed Alice Cooper played Eddie Haskell on Leave it to Beaver. In the same vein, there are people who believe that Marilyn Manson played Paul Pfeiffer on Wonder Years.

All you need to know to dispell this rumor is that Manson’s real name is Brian Warner while Pfeiffer was played by Josh Saviano. Just because he kind of looks like a young Manson doesn’t mean he grew up to hate everything.

Barbara Streisand Wasn’t Always Perfect

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This myth is nothing more than a case of mistaken identity. Barbara Streisand earned fame for her amazing voice and incredible acting skills. Before she was famous, she was supposedly an adult film star. Before you go running to tell your parents, let us tell you the truth.

Streisand never starred in an adult film. She did do an interview with Playboy once, and also has an adult film look-alike named Tasha Voux. Both Voux and Streisand were born in Brooklyn and look similar, but that’s where the comparison ends.

Tom Jones Denies He Insured His Chest Hair

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Here’s one thing Tom Jones and Jennifer Lopez have in common. According to one famous myth, the ’60s pop idol had his world famous chest hair insured by Lloyd’s of London. Like Lopez when asked questions about her butt policy, Jones said, “no such insurance policy exists or has ever been considered.”

The myth spread in 2008 when Daily Mirror, a UK tabloid, reported that the insurance policy was worth $6.8 million. They quoted a “mole” in Jones entourage who claimed, “Even at the grand old age of 67, the ladies love his hip-thrusting moves and catching a sneaky peak of his famously rugged chest hair.”

Coming up, you didn’t think Brad Pitt was untouchable, did you?

Brad Pitt’s Love Letter To Angelina Jolie Is Not In His Own Words

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In March 2012, a letter began making the rounds on the internet written by Brad Pitt detailing how his love for Angelina Jolie saved her life. In the letter, he writes about how she had lost 30 pounds and wasn’t sleeping, so he began praising her publicly and privately.

Two years later, Pitt and Jolie got married and started a family. A representative for Pitt told Snopes that Pitt never wrote the love letter, even though it was signed with his name. We may never know how the original author was, but we know with certainty is was not Brad Pitt.

Gene Simmons Tongue Is Extra Special

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There are a lot of rumors about rocker Gene Simmons. Some of these are true and some aren’t. We’re going to focus on one of the more ludicrous rumors that are false. Let’s all say it together; Gene Simmons did not replace his tongue with a cow’s tongue!

Just because Simmons has an aggressively long tongue does not mean it’s not a human tongue. The musician has denied the ridiculous accusation, so you know it’s not true. How much about his crazy life has he ever denied? Only the tongue thing, we’re pretty sure.

Richard Gere and His Unhealthy Gerbil Obsession


Why do people believe these myths? Our next one is about acting legend Richard Gere and just how far his love for gerbils go. Without actually getting into detail, you know what we’re talking about, and no, Richard Gere does NOT love gerbils that way.

The rumor, oddly enough, was supposedly started by Sylvester Stallone. The two worked together on The Lords of Flatbush and got into a fight. After the fight, Gere supposedly showed up at the emergency room where he had to have a gerbil removed from his body. And that’s all we’ll say about that!

On the next slide, we reveal the truth Walt Disney took with him to the grave.

There Is No Evidence That Walt Disney Is Cryogenically Frozen

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This is one of the longest enduring celebrity myths of all-time. We can say with near certainty that Walt Disney did not cryogenically freeze himself to avoid death. The story goes like this; Disney was going to die from cancer, but being aware of cryogenics, decided to freeze his body until there was a cure instead.

It is most commonly believed he is stored away at one of his many theme parks, underneath a ride; probably Pirates of the Caribbean. There is absolutely zero evidence, however, to support any of these outlandish claims.

Lady Gaga Is All Woman

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This one is simply a case of Hollywood being shallow. Lady Gaga is beautiful, but not traditionally Hollywood beautiful, so someone started a rumor that the extravagant performer wasn’t a woman at all. Gaga herself responded, “it’s too low-brow for me to even discuss.”

Sadly, the rumors persisted, forcing Gaga to talk to Barbara Walters about the issue. In the interview, Walters asked, “You know, there also is this strange rumor that you’re part man and part woman… True?” Gaga said “no” matter of factly before also saying she enjoys playing with androgyny and pushing boundaries.

Snoop Dogg Supposedly “Loves The Book Of Mormon”

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Our best guess is that if Snoop Dogg ever actually made this statement, he was referring to the Broadway show. The quote was supposedly made in 2008, one year before the rapper reportedly joined the Nation of Islam. Conflict of interest much?

Further destroying the myth, Snoop Dogg announced in 2012 he was “born again” by the Rastafari movement and changed his name to Snoop Lion. The change came after a trip to Jamaica. He even recorded a reggae album when he returned to the United States!

Megan Fox May Have Started Hew Own Transgender Rumor

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It’s best for Megan Fox to just laugh this one off. In 2011, the actress and model nervously said she was a man and looked like Alan Alda on a red carpet. The internet took her remarks seriously, suddenly digging into her past and claiming she was born Mitchell Reed Fox.

Fox added fuel to the internet fire when she said she was bisexual in 2009. The truth is, if Megan Fox was really Mitchell Reed Fox, there is no way she could have given birth to three children. Sorry internet, but you got this one very, very wrong

Andrew WK Isn’t Really Andrew WK

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We have no idea how this kind of myth starts, but there are people who believe that shock performer Andrew WK is not Andrew WK. Instead, a look-alike replaced the real Wilkes-Krier in 2005. Of course, just having one look-alike isn’t enough for the digital world.

One report claims that Andrew WK has become a performance piece created by several impersonators over the years. It’s surprising everyone thinks Andrew WK deserves the Elvis Presley treatment. When he gets his Las Vegas show we’ll be there on opening night!

Is OJ Simpson Khloe Kardashian’s Real Father?

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No. Like every myth on this list, the answer is no. This myth apparently started because Khloe Jenner doesn’t have many of the same physical features of her sisters, therefore they can’t be from the same family line. OJ Simpson even has a connection to Kris Jenner, who was Nicole Brown Simpson’s best friend until her murder.

Asked point blank in 2018 if he was celebrating his “daughter’s” pregnancy, Simpson replied, “Well, for Bob, God bless his soul, yeah. I don’t know for me… I would be proud… but trust me, I had nothing to do with it.”