In the case of celebrity gossip, generally speaking the more salacious the story, the farther from the truth the story stands. Rihanna’s pregnancy scare was laughable, and Bruce Jenner’s transgender transformation seems more like a set up from the Kardashian matriarch than the truth. Read with the tiniest grain of salt, celebrity gossip stories only reemerge in the spotlight when said tabloid fixture is eventually forced to confirm the story. In 2009, TMZ was the first to release details and the graphic photo from Chris Brown and Rihanna’s pre-Grammy altercation forcing the couple to hit the press with their own version of the story weeks after the fight. Gossip magazines reported Kris Jenner’s impending divorce months before she finally confirmed the split. This year, the “sources” have provided tabloids with a mixed bag of ridiculous rumors, and side-eye worthy factual stories. Check out the most outrageous:
Beyonce and Jay Z Split
According to the media, if Beyonce and Jay Z aren’t heading towards splitsville, they’re expecting a baby. After an assault of rumors suggesting Beyonce was pregnant with a mini Blue Ivy, Bey put the rumors to bed when she embarked on the strenuous “Mrs. Carter World Tour”. In mid-November rumors of separation surfaced with sources alleging the time apart during Beyonce’s tour have split the couple, a rep has not confirmed whether or not the “source” is credible, but we’ll go with a no. Not only has Jay Z sat passenger side with Sasha Fierce in the past, according to Beyonce’s Tumblr page (where photos of her, Jay, and Blue are shared on the regular) the Carters remain firmly in tact.