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8 Cigar-Loving Celebrities (and Their Favorite Cigars)

Smoking cigars can be relaxing, celebratory, or a social occasion for people of all backgrounds. In fact, there are more than 17.4 million people who smoke cigars regularly, and stores like Thompson Cigar are thriving as they distribute top-quality cigars throughout the country (and beyond).

But what you may not know is how many famous people enjoy (or have historically enjoyed) the taste and occasion of smoking cigars.

Cigar-Loving Celebrities

These actors, politicians, and other celebrities love a good cigar:

  1. Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill was known for his indulgences, in addition to his wartime bravery and political cunning. He enjoyed some of the best food and drink he could get his hands on, and of course, made the investment in cigars. It’s said that he smoked between 8 and 10 cigars a day, and once convinced the King of Saudi Arabia to waive his prohibition of smoking in his vicinity.
  2. John F. Kennedy. Another politician, JFK procured 1,000 Petit Upmanns in 1962 before signing an embargo on all Cuban products (which of course, included world-famous Cuban cigars). It’s somewhat ironic that a man who loved cigars so much would prohibit their import in the United States for decades to come.
  3. Michael Jordan. It’s hard to imagine a professional athlete smoking cigars, with the potential threat to their lungs, but Michael Jordan enjoyed a good cigar even at the height of his athleticism. Even while smoking in the vicinity of his nonsmoking teammates, no one dared call him on the habit.
  4. Jack Nicholson. Jack Nicholson has smoked cigarettes for years as a way to calm his nerves, but eventually found cigars to be more relaxing. He was introduced to cigars in 1973, on the set of The Last Detail, and has been fond of them ever since. A few decades and 3 Academy Awards later, Nicholson still finds time to light up a good cigar.
  5. Babe Ruth. It’s hard to picture the legendary baseball player Babe Ruth without a cigar sticking out of his mouth. Also known for his indulgences, when he was off the field, Babe Ruth frequently ate good food, drank good booze, and smoked the best cigars he could find. His habit never interfered with his ability to smash home runs.
  6. Francis Ford Coppola. Famed director Francis Ford Coppola has enjoyed cigars for many years, but the root of his habit dates back to an introduction from Jack Warner, the former head of Warner Bros. studios. Warner taught Coppola the basics of choosing a good cigar, and how to light them properly. He even left behind a gold-and-silver cigar cutter, which Coppola inherited.
  7. Sigmund Freud. Sigmund Freud was an especially heavy smoker throughout his lifetime, enjoying nearly 20 cigars a day. Eventually, his habit caught up to him when he developed oral cancer, undergoing 34 surgical procedures before his death. Due to his association with overanalyzing phallic objects, Freud also coined the phrase, “sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”
  8. Harrison Ford. Han Solo and Indiana Jones are just two of the notoriously cool characters Harrison Ford has played on screen. Harrison Ford is seen chomping on cigars in many of his pictures, but also enjoys them offscreen.

Enjoying the Habit

Smoking regularly may be harmful for your health, but almost any habit, when employed in excess, can be bad for you. These celebrities make it a point to enjoy individual moments, and celebrate special occasions with top-quality cigars. And for them, the enjoyment of the habit is worth it.

Anne Hathaway Did NOT Say ‘White People Are Inherently Evil,’ Despite Fake News

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Anne Hathaway never said “all white people are inherently evil,” despite an outrageous and provably false report. The claim is coming from a website with a history of publishing fake news and attributing fake quotes to celebrities. Gossip Cop can clear up the situation.

Last week, an 18-year-old black woman named Nia Wilson was stabbed to death by a 27-year-old white man while standing on a subway platform in Oakland, California. Officials have yet to determine a motive behind the unprovoked attack, but many believe it was racially motivated.

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Following Wilson’s murder, Hathaway wrote a lengthy Instagram post in which she called out white privilege and criticized white people for not doing enough to combat violence against minorities. “White people- including me, including you- must take into the marrow of our privileged bones the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives DAILY in America and have done so for GENERATIONS,” the actress wrote. “White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence.”

Hathaway continued, “Given those givens, we must ask our (white)selves- how ‘decent’ are we really? Not in our intent, but in our actions? In our lack of action? Peace and prayers and JUSTICE for Nia and the Wilson family xx.” That was the extent of the actress’s post, but YourNewsWire is claiming that she called out all white people for being “inherently evil.” The article is nothing but fake news and clickbait. The actress never used the words “inherently evil” anywhere in her post.

Hathaway did in fact face some criticism over her post, as some African Americans took issue with the actress trying to speak for them. One person on Twitter wrote, “Dear Anne Hathaway: You’re wrong. I don’t fear for my life every day, and it is disingenuous for you to make such statements on my behalf.” Another person shared, “News flash #annehathaway ‘ALL black’ people don’t fear for their lives daily. You don’t speak for me. I don’t have a victim mentality. And stop it with the white guilt.” Several other people shared similar gripes about Hathaway’s message.

However, Hathaway wasn’t criticized by anyone for calling white people “inherently evil,” and that’s because she never made such an audacious statement. Although some people have a legitimate issue with what Hathaway actually said, YourNewsWire is trying to stir up even more controversy by attributing a fake quote to the actress. When Gossip Cop alerted Hathaway’s rep of the bogus quote being used by the blog, we were told, “Anne’s actual words are on her Instagram.”

Conclusion: Click on the following link to see Hathaway’s full Instagram post. It’s clear as day that she never said the words “all white people are inherently evil.”

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Sounds Like Kris Jenner Has A Favorite Grandchild…

Is Kris Jenner playing favorites??

On Sunday, the KUWTK star — along with Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Khloé Kardashian — attended the City of Hope poker tournament in Los Angeles where she gushed about her nine grandchildren.

Related: Kris Tries To Explain Why She Cheated On Robert Kardashian!

When asked by US Weekly which grandkid is the most attached, she said diplomatically:

“It changes all the time.”

However, the 62-year-old revealed she has an “amazing connection” with Kourtney Kardashian‘s eldest son Mason!

The reality TV star also said that she’s “close to all the girls because [they] do a lot of fun, girly stuff,” but recently got close to 3-year-old Reign on a family vacay.

Miz Jenner explained:

“On vacation, I think I was attached to Reign… You know it changes every day. The babies are just starting to get animated so that’s cute. There’s a lot of personalities.”

Because of her E! show, KJ is able to spend lots of quality time with her little ones, including North, Saint, Chicago West, Penelope Disick, Dream Kardashian, Stormi Webster, and True Thompson!

“We’re together every day because we’re filming together every day… The grandkids all come over to my house and swim. Last night was taco night!”

Despite their young age, none of the kids are camera shy, especially Kim’s eldest daughter!

“I think everybody’s got their own little special personalities… North is a force to be reckoned with. I will say that. She is amazing.”

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Kylie Jenner Does THIS To Get Her Sexy Post-Baby Body!

Work. It. Out!

According to an E! News source on Monday, after giving birth to baby Stormi Webster in February, Kylie Jenner “loves her body” but “wants to tone and tighten up areas that she feels are different now.”

Photo: OMG Stormi Looks SO BIG In Kylie’s Latest Pic!

The insider added:

“Kylie has never been a fan of working out in the past, but has recently started a new routine and has been trying to be very consistent.”

To get her sexy post-baby body, the Life of Kylie star does a “lot of HIIT (high intensity interval) training,” but “needs to be constantly switching up the moves” in order to keep things interesting.

The mother-of-one has also turned working out into a “really fun family event in the mornings.” The source explained:

“She loves working out with her sisters and they motivate her a lot.”

With sister Khloé Kardashian back in Los Angeles, “the girls often have a nanny or someone watch the triplets (Stormi, True, Chicago) in the morning so they can all workout.”

In a recent Instagram Story, Kylie was seen working out with Kourtney Kardashian and BFF Jordyn Woods, who has motivated Kylie to get into fitness.

“She saw how good Jordan looks and feels, and wanted to feel the same.”

Travis Scott‘s girlfriend aims to exercise once or twice a week since she “really had never worked out before so she is easing into things.”


“She is looking great and has already been seeing progress and changes in her body.”

Kylie is one sexy momma!

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Robert Pattinson In Love Triangle With Sienna Miller, Demi Moore?

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Robert Pattinson is not in a “love triangle” with Sienna Miller and Demi Moore, despite a new report claiming the actresses are fighting over him. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this storyline. In fact, it appears the actor is dating another woman at the moment.

An alleged “insider” tells NW, “Rob is used to women flinging themselves at him, but it’s a little amusing when two big stars are vying for his attention.” The supposed source contends that Pattinson and Miller have always had a “flirty friendship,” but they’ve been growing closer “now that they’re both finally single at the same time.”

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Meanwhile, Moore is supposedly “on the lookout for a new toyboy” and Pattinson is at the “top of her wish list,” according to a so-called “close friend of the actress.” The questionable source adds, “She’s asking her daughter Rumor [Willis] to help hook her up with Robert. When Demi wants something she goes after it.”

However, Gossip Cop has already debunked rumors about Pattinson and Miller being more than friends. The actress’s spokesperson told us on the record less than two weeks ago that there’s nothing romantic about their relationship. The two have known each other for years, as the actor is close friends with her ex-fiance Tom Sturridge, with whom she shares a child.

As for Moore, there’s zero evidence that the actress is pursuing Pattinson. The two crossed paths at the New York City premiere of his movie Good Time in August 2017, but they haven’t been connected in any way since. If Moore met the actor nearly a year ago, why is she only going after him now? Also, the magazine claims the actress asked her daughter Rumer to make an introduction, but there’s noting to indicate that Rumer even knows the actor.

Regardless, Pattinson was spotted on a date night with Suki Waterhouse in London over the weekend. Photos emerged of the actor and model kissing and cuddling as they strolled through the streets. Gossip Cop has reached out to reps for both stars to find out more about their relationship, but it’s quite clear the actor isn’t in a “love triangle” with Miller and Moore.

Additionally, NW has proven to have zero insight into the Twilight star’s love life. Gossip Cop busted the tabloid a few months ago for falsely claiming that Pattinson was going on “secret dates” with Kristen Stewart. The magazine’s latest article is equally bogus.

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth Signing Pact To Save “Failing Romance” Is Fake News

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A story about Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth signing a “pact” to “save their failing romance” is fake news. It comes from the same site that falsely claimed twice this month that the couple broke up. Gossip Cop can bust this latest phony report.

Three weeks ago, RadarOnline wrongly announced Cyrus and Hemsworth had “split for the second time.” The blog maintained the relationship had been “hanging by a thread,” but now it was over with wedding plans called off. Gossip Cop pointed to visual evidence that showed the stars were still together. Then only days ago, the website doubled down with a follow-up story that claimed Cyrus and Hemsworth were “on the rocks” amid their “shocking split. Again, Gossip Cop highlighted indisputable proof that the singer and actor had not gone their separate ways.

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Now the outlet is back-tracking, but also peddling more bogus claims. In this latest piece, the online publication asserts Cyrus and Hemsworth are “agreeing to a pact in a last-ditch effort to stay together.” A so-called “source” is quoted as saying, “They’re tired of breaking up and making up, and have come up with a pact to help them walk the line.” That supposedly includes a vow to “spend 21 hours together a week even if it’s just watching TV and allowing each other 14 hours of personal time a week.”

Considering there are 168 hours in a week, it’s unclear why Hemsworth and Cyrus would want to spend only 21 of those, less than a full day, together. Other requirements allegedly entail separate bathrooms, more time in Tennessee and increased action between the sheets. The notion that a “source” close to Cyrus would really discuss her sex life with a gossip site is implausible. It’s even harder to believe that the same blog that wrongly claimed, twice, that the couple broke up this month now has a genuine scoop about their “pact” to stay together.

Furthermore, ensuring they spend time together is nothing new for the couple. More than a week ago, in a piece about how Cyrus and Hemsworth are “happier than ever,” “Entertainment Tonight” reported, “They find every way possible to spend as much time together as they can, even with their non-stop schedules.” It was also stressed that Hemsworth is “the man she plans to spend the rest of her life with,” and that they “both agree they are in it for the long run.” They wouldn’t need to make a “last-ditch effort to stay together” then.

Additionally, while the website maintains the purported “pact” includes a stipulation about “more time outs” in Tennessee, E! Online already reported nearly two weeks ago that not only are Cyrus and Hemsworth in a “great place,” but they’ve been “spending a lot of their time being low-key in Nashville lately.” In other words, the stars have already been doing the things in this supposedly new agreement. So the outlet isn’t offering real news, but seemingly trying to do damage control after spreading lies about Cyrus and Hemsworth splitting. They have been together all along, and no contract is suddenly needed.

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Celine Dion Plastic Surgery “Disaster” Story Is Not True

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Celine Dion has not recently had plastic surgery that’s left her looking like a “disaster,” despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can correct this claim, which is based entirely on speculation. Actually, it’s clear from photos of her in July 2017 and from just two days ago that the singer looks pretty much the exact same from year to year.

In yet another article designed to be sensational, the National Enquirer maintains Dion has “reportedly undergone extreme facial fixes that… have backfired badly.” The publication further contends she looks “terrible” and “totally different from just a year ago.” Not surprisingly the magazine doesn’t mention where it’s been “reportedly” asserted she’s had plastic surgery that made he look like a “disaster.” In fact, a search online appears that the supermarket tabloid itself is the one that started the false rumor.

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After noting how Dion lost her husband and manager Rene Angelil in 2016, an unnamed “source” is quoted as gratuitously saying, “She totally lost her looks” afterwards and is “unrecognizable.” The same unidentified and untraceable “source” asserts, “The word is she went under the knife to try and give herself a fresh start… It clearly hasn’t turned out very well.” Again, “the word” from where? Who’s making these allegations?

The magazine follows its practice of quoting anonymous sources using vague general terms, such as “reportedly” and “the word is,” with another tabloid trick, having a doctor who’s never treated the subject of the story offer his or her opinion, based on photos that the magazine chose. Alongside an unflattering picture of Dion dressed down and signing an autograph, the plastic surgeon named Dave David offers that he believes she had Botox, but feels, “She looks terrible, haggard and homely.” And even though he shares how he thinks the Grammy winner looks “homely” and “terrible” from possible cosmetic work, Dr. Dave David adds, “her teeth look better,” “now she has a chiseled chin,” and overall “looks like a completely different person.”

To recap: The tabloid says Dion “reportedly” has “extreme facial” plastic surgery and it came out a “disaster.” To support its claim, the magazine then has a doctor, who’s never been within 25 feet of the singer, look at less than flattering images of her and declare she looks “terrible.” And then a few sentences later, the same plastic surgeon seemingly praises the cosmetic work he thinks she may have done. Lastly, Dr. Dave David announces she “looks like a completely different person” from last year.

Now let’s look at two Getty Images (below) of Dion. The photo on the left is from when she played the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, France on July 20, 2017. The picture on the right is from her concert at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia this past Friday, exactly 53 weeks after the first shot was taken. You’ll notice Dion looks not “completely different,” but virtually exactly the same.

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Dion’s rep not only assures Gossip Cop the article is untrue, but she even told the tabloid on the record that the performer hasn’t had any new cosmetic work done, and yet the magazine still dismissed the spokesperson’s remarks, which in this instance double for reality. Instead, the often disproven publication decided to ends its piece with its unnamed and possibly nonexistent “insider” taking a cheap shot, alleging the singer had plastic surgery and relating how it “backfired and ended in total disaster.” But even if you disregard the rep’s comments or Dion herself saying she wouldn’t do Botox or anything that might affect her performances, just based on the photos above of her, it’s clear the only thing that “backfired” and is a “disaster” is the Enquirer’s article.

Of course, the outlet doesn’t have a stellar record when reporting about the singer. A couple of years ago, Gossip Cop busted the same magazine when it swore up and down Dion was dating her guitarist Kevin Girouard. That was a total falsehood, as is the latest claim. The only surgery she’s had recently was on her ears. In March, Dion posted on Facebook that she had to cancel a concert in Las Vegas because she underwent a minimally invasive procedure in her middle ear that affected her hearing and singing.

Justin Bieber’s Team Worried He’ll Refuse To Sign Prenup Before Marrying Hailey Baldwin?

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Justin Bieber’s handlers are not worried about him refusing to sign a prenuptial agreement before marrying Hailey Baldwin, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim. Not only is the story coming from an outlet that has been repeatedly and provably wrong about the singer, but we’re also told it’s untrue.

According to Life & Style, Bieber’s team is nervous he’s going to make “a $ 250 million mistake.” A so-called “source” is quoted as telling the tabloid, “He could easily end up having to fork over millions of dollars if they split especially if they’re already talking about having children.” The same purported insider goes on to blather, “Although Hailey is a successful model in her own right, she’s nowhere near as well off as Justin.” Adds the alleged tipster, “plus, her father [Stephen] has filed for bankruptcy in the past.”

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Before we go on, let’s examine the supposed source’s quotes because upon closer inspection they actually offer no insight at all. The first remark about how if Bieber and Baldwin married and then divorced he “could easily end up having to fork over millions of dollars is obvious. He’s a recording artist, who earns millions from his songs and tours. If they don’t have a prenuptial agreement covering the division of their assets post-wedding, those monies would be part of the marital assets that would then be split. The “$ 250 million” he’s reportedly earned before marriage would not be up for grabs unless he converts those assets into communal property.

Next, the “source” contends that he’d have to dole out cash if they have children. Yes, it’s called child support and lots of dads pay it. Absolutely no one would expect Bieber not to, should they have kids and then divorce. And lastly, Stephen Baldwin’s financial state has nothing to do whatsoever with the model and Bieber.

Further along in the article, the same “source” asserts, “Justin’s family really does hope that he and Hailey work out.” That same seemingly made-up tipster concludes, “They just don’t want to see him pay the price years down the line.” Once again, it doesn’t take an insider to know any of this. Universally, parents hope their kids’ marriages “work out” and not end up in messy divorces. It’s highly unlikely that anyone’s folks really want to see their children suffer emotionally and financially from a split.

Now that Gossip Cop has established that the tabloid’s “source” doesn’t really know anything more than the general public does (or could easily surmise), let’s see what we’ve has learned. While Gossip Cop desperately wanted one of our Bieber insiders to comment on the record (for full transparency), unfortunately we were unsuccessful. That said, we told by a member of his team, who only commented on condition of anonymity, that the magazine’s whole premise is untrue. But, as noted above, one doesn’t even need our source to know that.

While the outlet contends that Bieber’s handlers are worried he’ll refuse to sign a prenup, curiously it doesn’t provide any reasons why that’s a legitimate concern. Having one doesn’t mean he’s any less in love or trusting of Baldwin. It’s often a simple roadmap and protection for both spouses. For instance, it’s possible Bieber records less music while Baldwin models more, making her the primary breadwinner.

Regardless, readers should be suspicious of the publication’s claims because it has a terrible track record when it comes to reporting about Bieber’s personal life. In 2014, for example, the tabloid ran a cover story that maintained Selena Gomez was pregnant with Bieber’s baby. It’s safe to say enough time has passed for everyone to agree that was completely false.

And just six months ago, the same outlet wrongly asserted Bieber was secretly engaged to Gomez. That entire article was also predicated on a “source.” It should be no secret at this point that the tabloid’s Bieber sources, if they even exist, have no insight into his life or wedding plans with Baldwin.