7 Celebrity Urban Legends and the Truth behind Them ...


I'm sure you've heard plenty of celebrity urban legends in your time. From A actor's sexuality to B model's family life to C singer's affection for 19th century African hairdos, we hear so many stories about what famous people are like that it's hard to know which are true and which aren't. Personally, I couldn't care less who dates whom, but there have been several stories that are so odd that it makes me wonder if someone made it up or if the truth really is stranger than fiction. True or not, these are some of the celebrity urban legends I find to be most interesting. Many of them are “old news,” but the thing about urban legends is that they keep circulating regardless of how old they are or how many times they've been disproven. I got most of them off of Snopes.com, although some come from sites like TruthorFiction.com or the Huffington Post. Even Cracked.com is a good place to look for things like this because they are pretty picky about fact-checking.

1. X Celebrity Had to Have His Stomach Pumped for Semen

This is the perfect example of how celebrity urban legends circulate indefinitely despite being completely false. Among the “suspects” for this one are Elton John, Mick Jagger, at least two members from New Kids on the Block, Rod Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi (as well as his group's drummer)...it's gone around about women too, but the ones about men seem to get the most traction because “OMG I knew he was gay!” makes for better gossip-column copy. Guess what? According to Snopes.com, not one of these stories is true. Most of the time the person isn't even gay but, even if he were, this still wouldn't happen for biological reasons.

Visit snopes.com for more information, preferably not while eating.

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