Celebrities attract the attention of the general public – it’s just the way it is. We are fascinated by their lives and experiences. But this fascination occasionally gives birth to outrageous rumors. People are never able to find the source of the rumor but they are able to easily believe the rumors.
Over the years, there have been many celebrity rumors that got popular and were believed by many people. We decided to share the best 10 of these rumors with you all. Check them out below.
1. Teen Idols are Dead
Surely you all remember “Saved by the Bell” – the popular television show that was about the lives of a group of high school friends. Around 1993, it was rumored that 2 of the show’s main stars - Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez – had died in a car crash. It was, of course, only a rumor; both of them are still alive. But many people are still confused.
2. The strange cocaine-delivery method of Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac’s gypsy songstress, is rumored to take cocaine up her rear end through a coke straw. Despite being ridiculous and denied by Stevie, this is one rumor many believed.
3. Marisa Tomei’s Oscar was a Mistake
When she won an Oscar for My Cousin Vinny, many critics felt that Marisa Tomei was undeserving of it. The criticism materialized into a rumor that the announcer had mistakenly announced Tomei’s name. But this could not be the case because, as per policy, if such a mistake is made the Oscar staff has clear instruction to come up to the stage and immediately clarify the confusion.
4. Keanu Reeves married David Geffen
In the mid-’90s, a French tabloid reported that Keanu Reeves, the actor of ambiguous sexuality, had married David Geffen, the gay mogul and philanthropist, in a secret ceremony. This turned out to be a blatant fabrication.
5. Milton Berle had the biggest penis in Hollywood
You can die satisfied when your enormous penis has been mentioned, even tangentially, in the New Yorker. Milton Berle got that honor in a 2002 story about his Friars Club memorial roast, where comedian Freddie Roman remarked, “We are here to honor Milton Berle, who passed away on March 27th. On May 1st and May 2nd, his penis will be buried.” The New Yorker story is a fitting homage to Berle’s colossal member, whose existence was supposedly confirmed by Saturday Night Live writer Alan Zweibel. Zweibel claims Berle showed him the legendary appendage during rehearsals for Uncle Miltie’s infamous 1979 guest-hosting appearance.
6. Led Zeppelin violated a groupie with a fish
Rock stars have been reported to act extra-crazily when on tour. Such an act of extra-craziness was described in the book Hammer of the Gods, the notoriously sordid 1985 Led Zeppelin biography. The book claims that Zep drummer John Bonham stuffed pieces of shark into a groupie’s vagina, but Cole corrects himself in a more recent account on Snopes.com: ”It wasn’t Bonzo, it was me…it was a red snapper. Bonzo was in the room, but I did it. Mark Stein [of Vanilla Fudge] filmed the whole thing. And she loved it…. It was the nose of the fish, and that girl must have come twenty times.”
7. Marilyn Manson was a sitcom star
If you have seen Marilyn Manson you can understand why his being a sitcom star is beyond belief. But that was exactly the rumor. It turned out that the sitcom role he was rumored to play was actually done by Josh Saviano. The role was Kevin’s best friend in the Wonder Years.
8. Jamie Lee Curtis is intersex
It is rumored that Jamie Lee Curtis was born with a penis. The rumor continues that she had the penis removed but cannot have children. Her existing children are adopted and Jamie has never addressed the rumor; so we cannot confirm or deny this one for sure.
9. John “Mikey” Gilchrist died from eating Pop Rocks and soda
Remember Mikey, the little advertising mascot kid who liked Life cereal? “Mikey likes it.” Contrary to popular opinion, John “Mikey” Gilchrist did not explode after eating Pop Rocks and chugging a Coke, and the combo of Pop Rocks and soda isn’t deadly — although it may cause you to lose your lunch. The rumor will probably never go away, but Mikey is alive and well.
10. Nancy Reagan was a Fellatio Artist
It is mentioned in Kitty Kelley’s biography that Nancy Reagan, prior to being the first lady, was renowned in Hollywood for her blow jobs. Back when she was Nancy Davis, the actress reportedly went down on many an actor “not only in the evening but in offices. That was one of the reasons that she was very popular on the MGM lot.” Is it true? No way to find out.