Entries from June 2018 ↓

Paris Jackson Pays Tribute To Joe Jackson Following His Death: ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams Very Very Soon’

Paris Jackson took full advantage of her final moments with Joe Jackson before he lost his battle with terminal cancer.

The 20-year-old broke her silence on her grandfather’s death late Wednesday by sharing a heartfelt Instagram post describing the last visit to see him.

Related: Paris Says Grandpa Joe Did NOT Tweet From His Deathbed

In the post, she revealed it was “such a blessing” to “tell you everything I needed to tell you before saying goodbye,” adding she was “proud to have your strength and share the dynasty you spent your life creating, and proud to be a jackson. you are the first true jackson. the legend that started it all.”

Reflecting on the Jackson Five architect’s legacy, Michael Jackson‘s daughter added:

“None of us would be anywhere near where we’re at if it weren’t for you. you are the strongest man i know. your life’s work will go down in history, as will you, to be known as one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live. i will cherish every moment with you til the day i die, especially our last moments.”

Several of Joe’s children and grandchildren also paid tribute to the music mogul following the news of his death, including Paris’ brother Prince Jackson.

The 21-year-old shared in a statement:

“This man is and always will be an example or sheer willpower and dedication. He didn’t choose the path that was the easiest but he choose the path that was best for his family. You taught me to take pride in the Jackson name and what it really means, you taught me dedication in the face of adversity and most of all you showed me strength and fearlessness. There is and never will be someone like you. Fly free and until we meet again The Hawk.”

Read Paris’ full tribute (below).

RIP The HAWK. Joseph Jackson. spending those last few moments with you were everything. being able to tell you everything i needed to tell you before saying goodbye was such a blessing. everyone that came to visit you, came with love, respect, and so much pride in their hearts for you. proud of you, proud to be your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, proud to have your strength and share the dynasty you spent your life creating, and proud to be a jackson. you are the first true jackson. the legend that started it all. none of us would be anywhere near where we’re at if it weren’t for you. you are the strongest man i know. your life’s work will go down in history, as will you, to be known as one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live. i will cherish every moment with you til the day i die, especially our last moments. being able to hold your hand, lay with you and cuddle you, give you kisses all over your cheeks and forehead, meant more to me than you’ll ever know. quoting advice you gave me when i was a little kid and seeing your eyes light up, sharing stories my dad used to tell me about you, telling a joke and hearing you laugh for the last time.. my heart is full knowing we left each other in that way. i made you promise me you’ll come visit me. you agreed and i’m going to hold you to it. and i promised you that we will keep telling your story, over and over. to never be forgotten. my great grandchildren will know who joseph jackson is. i love you grandpa. so so so much that words can’t describe. i have immense gratitude for you, and always will. we all feel that way. thank you for everything. truly. rest in peace and transition. i’ll see you in my dreams very very soon.A post shared by Paris-Michael K. Jackalope (@parisjackson) on Jun 27, 2018 at 4:51pm PDT

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5 Wrong Justin Bieber Dating Rumors

Justin Bieber Dating Rumors

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Justin Bieber has had one high-profile serious relationship, but that hasn’t stopped the gossip media from falsely linking him to a ton of women over the years. In fact, the superstar has been inaccurately tied to so many models, actresses and singers, Gossip Cop decided we had to limit this look-back just to the last two and a half years. And even then, the five wrong rumors below are just a sampling of the untrue stories we’ve busted during that time.

In the fall of 2015, NW claimed Bieber’s “red-hot fantasies” about Britney Spears “became a reality when they locked lips at his MTV Video Music Awards afterparty.” The tabloid, which was the only outlet reporting this purported hook-up, quoted a so-called “insider” as saying, “She and Justin were all over each other!” But this was the magazine’s fantasy, not Bieber’s. When Gossip Cop investigated, we learned that Spears didn’t go to any after-parties for the VMAs. In fact, she didn’t even stay for the entire awards show. Spears left after presenting the night’s first honor. The story was a complete fabrication.

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The following summer, the Daily Mail made a double oops when it suggested Bieber was romantically involved with Ashley Benson and DawnChere Wilkerson, with whom he was seen spending time in Miami. Based solely on paparazzi photos, the paper wondered, “Who has his heart?” The answer, as Gossip Cop explained, was neither of them. Bieber and Benson’s time hanging out over the Fourth of July weekend included Ryan Good, Benson’s on-and-off boyfriend and Bieber’s close friend. Wilkerson, meanwhile, had been deemed a “mystery blonde,” with the outlet speculating she “could have been the girlfriend of one of his friends, or she could have been a new love interest.” In actuality, she was and still is the wife of Rich Wilkerson, a pastor favored by a number of stars. And he was on the trip, too.

Only weeks later in 2016, Celeb Dirty Laundry alleged Ariana Grande had her “sights set on” Bieber in the wake of her breakup with Ricky Alvarez. Though the pair, who share a manager, had been strictly friends for years, the website claimed a “connection” had been “swirling for some time now,” and predicted a “Bieber hookup” was in the offing. The blog even asserted fans were “practically salivating at the thought of seeing the two canoodle on the red carpet” at that year’s VMAs. Unsurprisingly, though, the site offered no proof, not even a “source,” to back its contentions up. It had also previously falsely blamed Bieber for Grande’s split from Big Sean. Much like that tall tale, Gossip Cop was assured this one was “wrong” and “stupid.” We were proven right when no romance blossomed, and Bieber didn’t even attend the VMAs.

By the spring of 2017, it was Hailee Steinfeld who was being thrown into Bieber’s orbit. TMZ, considered by many to typically be reliable, erroneously claimed they had been secretly dating for “a little over a month,” after being “introduced” by Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church. The only evidence the website could offer, though, was an image in which Bieber and Steinfeld appeared to be FaceTiming. Of course, that wasn’t proof of relationship between them. And a mutual pal of ours and the actress-singer insisted there was “zero truth, none whatsoever” to the report. Last month, Gossip Cop pointed out that a full year had passed since it was alleged Bieber and Steinfeld were dating, and the passage of time showed how untrue the contention was.

TMZ then stepped in it again last June, almost exactly a year ago, when it offered a post about Bieber finding a “nice chick” in France. The online publication described the woman as a “brunette beauty,” and suggested the performer was a “fan of three’s company” because they were also joined by a young girl who seemed to be “tagging along.” Opined the site, “Looks like he made the most of an off day from performing.” The implication that Bieber was on a romantic outing couldn’t have been more wrong. As Gossip Cop reported at the time, the “nice chick” was Lentz’s wife, and the “young girl” was the couple’s daughter. There was pretty much no excuse for the blog not realizing this, considering Bieber was regularly seen hanging out with Lentz and his wife, including in New York the month before. After our bust, the website updated its inaccurate story to tell readers there was actually “nothing to see here.”

Amidst all of this, Bieber has had an on-and-off relationship with Selena Gomez, as well as hookups with Sofia Richie and Hailey Baldwin. Most recently, he and Baldwin have been showing PDA in multiple states, but as E! Online reported about Bieber and Baldwin’s relationship status last week, they’re currently without a “label.” That hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from churning, though. Gossip Cop will continue to tell fans what’s real and what’s not as needed.

Katie Holmes, Jamie Foxx Did NOT “Call Off Wedding,” Despite “Split” Report

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Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx did not “call off” a wedding, despite a report claiming they have “split.” Gossip Cop can bust this misguided story, which is based on two false premises: Holmes and Foxx never had a wedding in the works in the first place, and they have never been a full-on couple.

But RadarOnline is announcing that “the wedding is off” now that Holmes and Foxx have supposedly “call[ed] it quits.” It’s specifically alleged the actress was “in the midst of planning her dream wedding” when she had a “sudden change of a heart,” leading them to cancel “the intimate dream wedding they’d been planning.” A so-called “pal” is quoted as saying, “Katie just couldn’t get over her trust issues.”

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The site alleges Holmes and Foxx originally planned to “celebrate their love with a wedding in Paris and a lavish honeymoon” at a cost of $ 300,000. But now she’s “called the whole thing off” and is “devastated,” asserts the supposed source. Previously, maintains the blog, they “wanted to spend all their time together,” a laughable claim considering Holmes and Foxx have only been seen together a handful of times.

The website also repeats the myth that Holmes had to abide by a “5-year dating ban” from her divorce with Tom Cruise before she could confirm she and Foxx were in a relationship. That (nonexistent) agreement would’ve expired last summer, and still neither one of them have ever spoken about dating one another. The outlet goes on to allege that despite them being free to flaunt a romance, Foxx wouldn’t “let go” of “single behaviors,” which “rubbed Katie the wrong way,” leading her to “draw up a prenup with a no-cheating clause.”

“Jamie balked at the idea of signing,” claims the alleged tipster, who contends Holmes eventually “called up Jamie to tell him she couldn’t do this anymore.” The publication further claims she’s already “started to move on” by going on a “few dates with an NYC lawyer [sic].” Of course, she hasn’t been seen on any such outings. It’s also doesn’t make sense that the “Dawson’s Creek” star would already be moving on to a new beau if was so “devastated” over the supposedly canceled wedding.

Here’s what’s really going on: The stars haven’t been seen together since late April, and Foxx often appears like a single man when he goes out. That’s because he is single and has been the whole time. At no point have he and Holmes been in a committed relationship.

In a February story about Holmes and Foxx being “secretive,” People reported, “They don’t see themselves as a couple in the traditional sense and they don’t want to be labeled as a couple.” Nothing that they have “separate lives” and “aren’t trying to join them,” it was further stressed, “There are no obligations, no requirements. They aren’t focused on what’s next or what the future holds.”

Indeed, Gossip Cop has reported for years that their casual is dynamic and there is nothing serious about it. And certainly nothing as serious as walking down the aisle. A rep for Foxx confirms to Gossip Cop that he and Holmes never had any marriage plans at all. In other words, this RadarOnline story is entirely off-base.

The site has been before, too. As seen in the screengrab below, Gossip Cop rightly busted the blog in 2016 for falsely claiming Holmes and Foxx were getting married at her Michigan home. That wedding never happened, just as we said it wouldn’t, and there was no wedding in the works now either.

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Jennifer Aniston Dating Hollywood Director, Pregnant With Baby?

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One of this week’s tabloids claims Jennifer Aniston is dating an unidentified Hollywood director and may already be pregnant with his baby. Gossip Cop, however, can debunk the bogus story. A rep for the actress says it’s completely untrue.

“Jen’s Hot New Man!” reads a headline in the latest issue of Star. The accompanying article quotes an alleged insider as saying, “Jen’s set her sights on a handsome director and he’s fulfilled her wildest dreams. She’s smitten with him, but she’s not ready to reveal his identity just yet, and her friends are buzzing that she could actually already be hiding a baby.”

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The questionable source goes on to say that several Hollywood types, “from actors to producers,” were pursuing Aniston when she split from Justin Theroux earlier this year, but the mystery director “ended up winning her heart.” It’s said that the only person who knows the identity of the actress’s supposed boyfriend is Courteney Cox, who “cried” when Aniston told her she found love again. “Courteney told her if the time comes, she’ll throw her the best baby shower ever,” adds the seemingly phony tipster.

The tabloid’s story is flimsy from the start. The supposed “source” doesn’t actually know the name of the director who Aniston is supposedly dating, and this “insider” only suspects she might be pregnant, despite having zero evidence to back up the claim. Regardless of what the outlet’s anonymous snitch believes, Aniston’s own spokesperson says on the record that she doesn’t have a new boyfriend, and certainly isn’t expecting a child.

Just last week, People also reported that Aniston is “very happy being single” and focused on her career for the time being. The actress is currently in Montreal shooting the Netflix comedy Murder Mystery alongside Adam Sandler. Star’s tale of a mystery boyfriend and possible pregnancy is simply baseless.

Additionally, the magazine has repeatedly proven to have zero insight into the actress’s love life. Gossip Cop busted the tabloid in March when it published a ridiculous cover story saying Aniston was back with Brad Pitt. The exes obviously never reunited, and this latest article fails to mention what happened to their supposed rekindling.

This also wouldn’t be the first time we’ve called out the magazine for wrongly reporting that the actress was expecting. Last year, for example, the outlet falsely claimed Aniston was pregnant with Theroux’s baby after 16 months of fertility treatments. It’s becoming quite clear the tabloid’s “sources” are either nonexistent or have zero knowledge about the actress’s personal life.

Here’s Who We Know Will Be Looking For Love On Bachelor In Paradise This Summer!

The castoffs have been cast on Bachelor In Paradise!

As you surely know, the losers non-winners from previous seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette gather every summer in Mexico to give finding love on reality TV another shot.

Related: Bekah M. Apologizes For Blasting Tia & Colton

On Tuesday, the newest batch of contestants were revealed — and drum roll please… here are the BIPers coming to the small screen on August 7 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC (below)!

Angela Amezcua of “The Bachelor” 21 (Nick)
Annaliese Puccini of “The Bachelor” 22 (Arie)
Astrid Loch of “The Bachelor” 21 (Nick)
Bibiana Julian of “The Bachelor” 22 (Arie) and “The Bachelor Winter Games”
Chelsea Roy of “The Bachelor” 22 (Arie)
David Ravitz of “The Bachelorette” 14 (Becca)
Eric Bigger of “The Bachelorette” 13 (Rachel)
Joe Amabile of “The Bachelorette” 14 (Becca)
John Graham of “The Bachelorette” 14 (Becca)
Jordan Kimball of “The Bachelorette” 14 (Becca)
Kendall Long of “The Bachelor” 22 (Arie)
Kenny Layne of “The Bachelorette” 13 (Rachel)
Kevin Wendt of “The Bachelor Winter Games” and “The Bachelorette” Canada
Krystal Nielson of “The Bachelor” 22 (Arie)
Nick Spetsas of “The Bachelorette” 14 (Becca)
Nysha Norris of “The Bachelor” 22 (Arie)
Tia Booth of “The Bachelor” 22 (Arie)

Wells Adams and Yuki Kimura will serve as bartenders and, as always, Chris Harrison will host.

Expect more cast members to be announced, as some from Becca Kufrin‘s season will surely join! But Grocery Store Joe is all that really matters, and we already have him.

Will U be tuning in?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!

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New Parents Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott Enjoy HOT Date Night!

The couple that plays together, stays together!

On Monday, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott were spotted at an NBA Awards after-party at Poppy nightclub in West Hollywood!

Related: Kylie Jenner Shows Off Post-Baby Curves!

According to ET, Stormi Webster‘s parents definitely enjoyed having one-on-one time. An insider revealed:

“Kylie and Travis arrived together, hand in hand around midnight through a private entrance… They couldn’t have looked [happier]!”

While Jenner wore a white off-the-shoulder cropped blouse and skin-tight leather pants with red stitching, Scott wore an oversized grey-black sweater.

Reportedly, the rapper performed at the event, and delighted the audience with his hit songs Goosebumps and Butterfly Effect.

The two reportedly left around 1:30 a.m.

We hope they had fun!

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5 Wrong Selena Gomez Pregnancy Rumors

Selena Gomez Pregnancy Rumors

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Selena Gomez is only turning 26 this summer, but according to the tabloids, she should have multiple kids by now. The gossip media has spent quite literally years falsely impregnating her. Check out five of the wrong pregnancy rumors below.

In 2014, In Touch ran a cover story announcing, “Selena’s Secret: Pregnant & Alone.” The tabloid claimed to know “her shocking decision to raise the baby by herself.” This was actually a disgusting bait-and-switch. After designing a cover that would dupe readers into thinking Gomez was currently expecting, the magazine changed gears inside the issue to discuss a purported past pregnancy. “In 2012, she got pregnant and miscarried Justin [Bieber’s] baby,” a so-called “friend” was quoted as saying, alleging she “lost the baby when she was barely two months along.” This was an incredibly gross claim, one that a rep for Gomez told Gossip Cop was not true. Shamefully, sister outlet Life & Style repeated this fabrication in 2015.

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That same year, the publication announced on one of its own covers, “Selena’s Nightmare: Pregnant By One Man, In Love With Another.” The premise was that only weeks into her romance with Zedd, Gomez was supposedly “convinced she’s expecting his baby.” An alleged “insider” cited by the tabloid claimed, “She thought she had the flu at first, but she also isn’t the best at taking birth control, so she is majorly stressing.” It was even said she was “terrified” the pregnancy would ruin a rekindled relationship with Bieber. But given the tabloid’s track record, it was readily apparent this was all made-up. Or as an actual Gomez insider put it to Gossip Cop, “This story is trash and totally false.”

By early 2017, Life & Style was deeming Gomez a “pregnant bride.” This time, the father and groom-to-be was said to be her then-boyfriend The Weeknd, whom she had only been dating for a short time at that point. “Friends say the brunette beauty is pregnant with The Weeknd’s baby, and the couple is set to rush down the aisle,” asserted the magazine. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t explained what happened to Zedd’s baby from 2015. And though it was claimed Gomez had “dropped several hints that she’s expecting,” time has since shown that Gossip Cop was right to bust the cover story. In fact, the article was so off-base that we named it our top Gomez rumor of 2017. Only a month before that, the outlet also ran a “pregnant bride” storyline about Gomez and Bieber, never explaining what happened with The Weeknd marriage and pregnancy. Of course, the Bieber version was just as false.

Last May, RadarOnline peddled a tale contending Gomez wanted to “trap” The Weeknd by getting pregnant with his baby. It was alleged that friends of the songstress were worried that she was “desperately trying to have a baby” with her fellow performer in order to ensure they stayed together. It was further claimed that Gomez believed she should have a child because “it is the only thing in life that she has not yet experienced.” Yet weeks prior, the contradictory site had insisted Gomez and The Weeknd had split. Clearly wrong with that, the blog then concocted this baby narrative. But Gossip Cop spoke with the same impeccable contact who helped us bust the bogus breakup report, and we were assured Gomez had no interest in getting pregnant to force her boyfriend to stay with her. Now more than a full year has passed, and it’s clear how phony this report was. Gomez and The Weeknd ultimately split last fall.

In 2018, the tabloids turned their attention back to Bieber, with NW claiming in February that Gomez told him she was pregnant when they took a trip to Laguna Beach. An alleged “insider” maintained, “Justin wasn’t expecting it, but he’s ecstatic about it. It’s a dream come true.” It was said to be “early days” of the pregnancy with this purported “Jelena junior.” But this was all coming from the same tabloid that ridiculously speculated last year that Bieber was the father of Kourtney Kardashian’s youngest son, Reign. In other words, this was hardly a publication with any credibility, and no reputable outlets were reporting that Gomez was expecting. That’s because she wasn’t. Gossip Cop learned that this supposed pregnancy reveal never happened.

Of course, that’s even more apparent now given that she and Bieber are no longer together, and recent photos of Gomez at a children’s hospital prom show she doesn’t have a baby bump. The former child star has made no secret of her love of kids over the years, so it stands to reason she is likely to become a mom eventually. But the pregnancy rumors detailed above were completely wrong.

Kim Kardashian Running For President In 2020 Or 2024?

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Is Kim Kardashian really making a “$ 100 million bid” for the White House? A new report claims she’s plotting to run for president in either 2020 or 2024. Gossip Cop can debunk the story. The reality star herself has already said she is not transitioning to politics full-time.

In the wake of convincing President Trump to pardon Alice Johnson, Heat claims “the next big thing the multi-talented entrepreneur has her sights set on is… the White House.” A so-called “insider” is quoted as saying, “Kim is deadly serious about running for president, and she’s willing to put her money where her mouth is.” Asserting Kardashian is worth $ 300 million, the tabloid’s supposed source alleges that “putting a third or even half of that into a focused political campaign is something she’s prepared to do.”

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It’s even claimed Kardashian has been “secretly shadowing politicians, past and present,” yet no officials are named and the magazine has no proof to back up that contention. Still, the purported tipster maintains, “She’s ready to make the transition into someone who is a genuine contender for either 2020 or 2024.” The outlet further contends she’s “stepping up her mission to become Commander in Chief.”

“Kim’s plans are increasingly becoming common knowledge,” claims the alleged tipster, who adds that Kardashian “wants to have everything in place, as well as support from key voter bases, before she officially announces her bid.” As for husband Kanye West’s own presidential aspirations, the publication insists he knows his wife would be “far less divisive” as a candidate than himself, and that he’d be “prouder than ever” to “stand beside her as she becomes America’s first female president.”

It’s actually striking that the questionable “insider” calls the couple a “team,” saying he’s “right behind her, pushing for [her candidacy] to happen” when in February this same tabloid alleged Kardashian was “begging” West to stop “ignoring” her. As Gossip Cop said then, it appeared the magazine has a habit of taking kernels of truth (West taking a trip to Berlin) and turning them into fake narratives (he’s not giving Kardashian “attention”). Now the same tactic appears to be happening here.

To substantiate these contentions about Kardashian running for president, the outlet features quotes from two recent interviews she gave about moving further into politics, in which she said “never say never” and that “this has fulfilled my heart and so since I feel so fulfilled, why would I stop that?” But the publication is misleading readers by manipulating what she said and not including her FULL statements.

When speaking with CNN’s Van Jones about running for president, Kardashian replied, “I don’t think that’s even on my mind.” It was only after he pointed out that “it could happen” since Trump, a fellow reality star, has become president, that she said “I guess, never say never.” She added, “But, it’s not going to be like ‘Kim’s running.’ That’s not what I’m going for.” Heat conveniently left out all of this context.

Similarly, in Kardashian’s “Today” interview, prior to saying she wants to continue helping people because it “fulfills” her, she told Hoda Kotb, “People have been asking me, ‘Are you getting into politics?’ Like no. I’m still doing me.” But because the tabloid cherry-picked her words and left out the denials, readers are being significantly misled.

Conclusion: On both CNN and “Today,” Kardashian explained her desire to keep using her position in society to help others, even possibly by working for an attorney and going to law school. But she largely shot down the idea of taking up the Oval Office, and has made clear she is not entirely changing her career to one in politics. Her words on the record are far more valuable that the unsupported claims from an untraceable, unidentifiable “insider” speaking to an outlet that has a history of twisting the truth.

5 Wrong Justin Theroux Dating Rumors

Justin Theroux Dating Rumors

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Much like Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux has been at the center of a number of wrong dating rumors since their February split. But unlike the cases with his estranged wife, where most of the claims are manufactured out of thin air, many of the romance narratives about the actor have been sparked by platonic sightings. Check out five examples below.

Less than a month after Aniston and Theroux announced their breakup, Star claimed he had been cheating on her with Petra Collins “for some time.” As evidence, the tabloid pointed to an Instagram post in which Theroux tagged Collins a week before he and Aniston split. Of course, that proved they shared a friendship, not a secret relationship. Furthermore, it had already been reported that neither Aniston nor Theroux cheated, and their separation had nothing to do with a third party. Gossip Cop also spoke with a rep for Collins, who maintained it was “definitely not true” that she and Theroux were romantically involved.

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In late March, HollywoodLife issued a “new couple alert” for Theroux and Aubrey Plaza after they were seen together on a Manhattan street. The website speculated he “may already be moving on” from Aniston, even though it admitted that Theroux and Plaza “didn’t flaunt any PDA or even touch” in the pictures paparazzi snapped of them. Had the blog done some investigating before jumping to conclusions, it could’ve learned, as Gossip Cop did, why they were together: Theroux and Plaza met up to innocently discuss a work project, not to have a rendezvous. We further reported, and People confirmed, that not only were Theroux and Plaza not dating, but she was still with her longtime boyfriend, Jeff Baena.

One of the more bizarre claims came in April, when OK! accused Theroux and Munn of hiding their nonexistent romance. Here’s what happened: The previous month, Munn preemptively shot down dating rumors after she was notified that In Touch planned to run a story about her being in a relationship with Theroux. She made it clear that was claim “100 million percent not true,” but the tabloid had the nerve to print its tale anyway. Then more than a month later OK! gallingly accused the stars of lying about not being involved. Of course, the magazine had no proof, just like the previous story was unsubstantiated, too. And while both outlets hid behind untraceable anonymous sources, both Munn as well as Theroux’s own spokesperson were on the record denying there was anything between them. They were never even seen together.

By May, publications turned their focus to Selena Gomez. Life & Style ran a cover announcing she and Theroux were “more than friends,” but sold its story with a lie. As Gossip Cop explained, the tabloid took a picture of Gomez at a charity gala last November, and through digital editing, replaced the man with whom she was posing with an unrelated photo of Theroux from a film premiere in September. And the only reason this article was concocted was because Gomez and Theroux had recently joined their mutual manager, as well as other stars, at an off-Broadway show. But just days prior, “Entertainment Tonight” reported that in the wake of Gomez’s split from Justin Bieber, she was focusing on herself and not interested in a “serious relationship.”

And in June, just last week actually, the magazine abandoned its Gomez storyline to allege Theroux was moving in with Emma Stone. After being seen hanging out together multiple times, a so-called “insider” cited by the outlet claimed “The Leftovers” star would be taking up residence at her Los Angeles home, even though one of the reasons he and Aniston split was because he preferred to be in New York. The purported tipster even predicted they “could definitely become Hollywood’s next power couple.” But Gossip Cop was told by the Oscar winner’s side that she and Theroux were “not romantically involved.” In fact, Stone herself told WWD less than a month ago that Theroux is “like my brother.”

Most of these instances show that it is not wise to read into Theroux being seen with this girl or that one. And in the case of Munn, it’s clear the gossip media has no qualms about peddling misinformation when the truth is readily available. That’s why Gossip Cop will continue to call out the wrong rumors as necessary.

Meghan Markle Pregnant With Baby Girl?

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Meghan Markle is pregnant with a baby girl, according to a wrong tabloid cover story claiming Kensington Palace has released a statement confirming she and Prince Harry are expecting. Gossip Cop can debunk the report. The palace has not announced any pregnancy news.

But the new cover of New Idea blares, “Official Palace Statement: We’ve Having A Baby! It’s A Girl.” As clear from the press releases on the official website for the royal family, no statement has been made about Markle being pregnant. The most recent release about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is in regards to their upcoming trip to Ireland.

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Following the unequivocal lie on the cover, the magazine announces Markle and Prince Harry’s “baby joy” inside the issue. And because the outlet doesn’t really have an “official palace statement” about a pregnancy, since none exists, it cites a so-called “royal cameraman,” who claims that a “royal baby is on its way.” As proof, this unnamed photographer contends that Markle’s “placement at the back of the balcony during the Trooping the Colour celebrations” was a “strategic move to hide any sign of a baby bump.” Actually, People has already reported that Markle’s balcony position behind Kate Middleton had to do with hierarchy. Since she and Prince William are the more senior royal couple, they took their spots first, and Markle and Prince Harry stood behind them. It had nothing to do with concealing a baby bump.

If that was the case, Markle wouldn’t have shown her midsection at a number of subsequent events. Acknowledging those recent outings, the publication and an untraceable “source” try to make the case that she’s come across as “peaky,” “tired” and “withdrawn” when she’s “usually so full of energy and very lively.” But she obviously still is. When Markle and Queen Elizabeth attended a royal event just over 10 days ago, she was laughing and smiling during the spirited appearance.

There’s another clear problem when the magazine asserts Prince Harry and Markle are “making sure to cram in as many overseas tours as they can before Meghan is too big to travel,” including a “tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.” While it’s true the couple is scheduled to visit all of those locales this fall, the outlet doesn’t acknowledge that according to the CDC’s world map of areas with the Zika virus, pregnant women are not supposed to travel to Fiji and Tonga. Obviously she wouldn’t be going there if she was really expecting.

But that’s not all. In a clear flip-flop from its cover declaration touting an “official palace statement,” in the article that untraceable “source” merely claims “the palace is already working on announcements.” Of course, that’s not what the publication initially leads readers to believe. The tabloid also deceives readers by falsely asserting Markle’s father has caused controversy by “accidentally revealing her pregnancy.” While the magazine maintains he “slipped that his daughter is expecting,” he’s done nothing of the sort. As Gossip Cop has already explained, Markle’s dad actually told “Good Morning Britain” that she’s wanted children, but noted, “I don’t think there is a stork in the air yet.”

Gossip Cop should also add that despite the fake “it’s a girl” quote the cover, nowhere in the actual story is it said Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a daughter. There is little doubt that Markle is going to be pregnant eventually. But when that happens, it is not going to be a tabloid or her father that reveals the news. There will, in fact, be an “official palace statement.” But there is no disputing that there has not been one to date. Furthermore, New Idea is not trustworthy. This is, after all, the same magazine that proved it wasn’t credible when it wrongly claimed months ago that Markle and Prince Harry were “already married” last summer.