Another weekend has gone by in Hollywood, and with it, comes a fresh batch of crazy Hollywood gossip. But Hollywire is here to set the record straight with some of the weirdest, funniest, most salacious drama that have been published today.
Today we've got yet another chapter in the Kris Humphries / Kim Kardashian saga, Anne Hathaway 500-calorie diet, Dumb & Dumber sequel news (we hope! we hope!)... but let's start off with a good, old-fashioned death hoax.
RUMOR 1 - RIP Chris Brown
TRUTH BEHIND IT? - Don't worry, it's totally false.
Every week it seems like the Internet conjures up a new star to fictionally kill off. This Chris Brown death hoax was interesting as it seemed to be particularly organized. Not only was the fake news being tweeted, but the people behind the hoax took to YouTube to post comments on his videos "memorializing" the R&B artist. If they wanted to be extra imaginative, they could have claimed that he died from a seagull attack in Miami (see above pic). But we can confirm that the R&B artist is indeed, alive and well.
RUMOR 2 - Kris tells Kim to fess up to fake wedding
TRUTH BEHIND IT? - Pretty believable.
The fallout from Kim & Kris' 72-day marriage never seems to end. Accoridng to the NY Post, Kris is holding out on huge settlement cash until Kim owns up to what really went down between them. "Kris wants Kim to admit to fraud, to admit the whole thing was staged for publicity, to make a public apology to him because he really wanted a marriage," says the Page Six insider. Whether the marriage was a TOTAL fraud or not is really unclear, but we certainly buy that Kris believes he was set up. This sounds very much like a scorned ex's POV. Particularly when Kim's camp seems to spin everything like she's the victim in this sitch. Based on all this nasty back and forth, we feel like the settlement proceedings could last ten times as long as the marriage itself.
RUMOR 3 - Anne Hathaway on 500-calorie per-day diet for Les Miserables
TRUTH BEHIND IT? - Not so extreme, but probably kinda true.
Anne Hathaway landed the coveted part as Fantine, the tragic prostitute in Les Miserables and roles as intense as this come with extreme preparation. But one report claimed something more intense than expected -- that Hathaway is on a 500-calorie-per-day diet so that she can be thin enough to play the dying woman in her final scenes. Her reps have shot down the rumor, saying that she is losing weight, but not going to such extreme measures. We have a feeling this is a case of extremizing a story. She's probably on a crazy diet to get to the frail state she needs to be, but Anne seems like a healthy young woman who wouldn't go to measures that could effect her long-term health. But as a serious actor with a demanding role, sometimes extreme measures are necessary if it's justified in the role -- so either way, it's not that bad!
RUMOR 4 - Dumb & Dumber sequel is happening!
TRUTH BEHIND IT? - All signs point to HELL YES!
We've been hearing rumors about a sequel to the classic 1994 Farrelly Brothers comedy Dumb & Dumber, but now it sounds like it's really happening! Director Peter Farrelly told ComingSoon.com, "We're getting set to shoot 'Dumb and Dumber 2' in September. It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back." Color me excited. Can't wait to see how they approach the sequel!" I'd like to express my excitment for this news about the movie, with a line from the original -- Just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this....and totally redeem yourself! Now, just, don't back out now, Jim. Otherwise, your fans will be asking for some serious IOUs.
Which rumors do you think are totally bogus? Let us know!!
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