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The Internet Age has made it exponentially more difficult for celebrities to get away with the kind of shenanigans they were known for in the past. These days, things are splashed all over the front page of TMZ, and, within minutes, the entire world is aware of the news.

Nowadays, it's the truly outrageous stuff that stays in the realm of rumor. Celebrating this salacious (and not at all factual) territory, a thread on AskReddit probed users to offer up their freakiest celebrity rumors, and, as usual they did not disappoint. I mean even if none of these items turn out to be true, I'm a better person for thinking that I may have seen Taylor Swift on 4chan.

As with anything you read on the internet, take all of these claims with a massive grain of salt. These are nothing more than rumors (but they sure are fun!).

1. Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider pays migrant workers from Home Depot to come to his house and choke him

This rumor comes from redditor Jah-Eazy, and it may explain why we haven't heard from Schneider in a while. If by some strange stroke of fate this is true, those workers better be getting a hefty sum.


Do you buy this rumor?

2. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is a regular on /b/ and according to some even posts nudes of herself with her face cropped out on there.

In probably the most unexpected bit of news, user TheNTSocial proclaims that Taylor frequents 4chan's random board /b/, also referred to as "the last place you would ever expect to find Taylor Swift." On /b/, you'll quickly discover that the Internet has no limits, and its users anonymously revel in that fact. Honestly, I thought this one was a complete sham, but then someone posted this graphic showing all the overlapping evidence, and it might just be possible.


Do you buy this rumor?

3. Quentin Tarantino

This one is a little less shocking and doesn't originate in the reddit thread. It all started when one young woman supposedly met Quentin Tarantino at a party. When she returned to his place, abuzz with the thrill of meeting such a famous figure, she was worried about where the night might lead. Well, it led south, all the way down to her feet.

According to the woman's emails published on Gawker, Quentin took a special interest in her toes, which he found...ahem...stimulating to say the least. Apparently, the reason we see so many bare feet in all of his films is exactly what we expected: Tarantino's got a foot fetish.


Do you buy this rumor?

4. Sylvester Stallone

Richard Gere and Sylvester Stalone were in a movie together. I think it was Lords of Flatbush. They had an argument and at one point Gere dumped mustard on Stalone's coat. Gere gets fired and the two started a rivalry. Stalone started the gerbil rumor. He told the rumor on a website in an AMA thing before reddit came along.

Pretty much everyone knows the VERY old rumor that Richard Gere once put a gerbil up his butt. While that's been pretty much proven false, one redditor pointed to this rumor that Sly Stallone was behind it all along. Apparently, if redditor DarrenEdwards is to be believed, Stalone invented this rumor in the early '70s and even supposedly admitted to it online recently. Did anybody see that coming?


Do you buy this rumor?

5. Lena Headey

Lena Headey has unpaid interns provided to her during the filming of Game of Thrones episodes by HBO. Their sole purpose is for her to berate and abuse them to help her get into the role and they're only allowed to wear underwear and are required to look at the floor unless Lena tells them to look up.

I'll be honest here. You wouldn't even have to pay me to be berated by Lena Headey as she plays Cersei. I would wear that as a badge of honor.

In all seriousness though, this rumor from AlbinoHessian reads a little bit too much like Cersei the character rather than Lena. Could she really be capable of Joffrey-level torture like this?


Do you buy this rumor?

6. Beyoncé

I'm really hoping the Beyhive doesn't flame me for retelling this conspiracy theory. Let it be known that I'm a huge Beyoncé fan, but this story is just too fascinating to ignore. After a pregnant Beyoncé sat down for an interview (shown in this GIF), her belly appears to deflate in a way I've never seen a baby bump react.

There are a few theories surrounding why this occurred. One is that this is simply a trick of light, and it's merely her dress crinkling. Another proposes that Bey wasn't showing much belly at this stage of her pregnancy, but the media was clamoring for baby bump pics. That led her to wear a fake belly to make it clearer that she was indeed pregnant.

The last theory is the most outlandish. This one claims that Bey did not carry Blue Ivy at all and that she actually paid a surrogate to go through the entire pregnancy. This would mean that she pretended to be pregnant the whole time, and this instance was her only slip-up. What do you think?


Do you buy any of these rumors about Bey's pregnancy?

What outrageous celebrity rumors would you add to this list?


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