ByTommy DePaoli, writer at Creators.co
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Ever since the glamorous world of celebrity culture has been in existence, there have been endless accounts of rumors, gossip, and even full-blown conspiracy within the realm of the highly publicized elite. These days, it seems like it's hard for anyone to avoid the omniscient eye of the camera, but these are people whose lives are built around their public image. Isn't it possible that they have some well-kept secrets?

While anything is possible, sometimes the realm of conspiracy goes so far off the rails, that it becomes it's own form of entertainment. Often, the more absurd the story, the more people will eat it up, all the while knowing that it probably isn't true. With that kind of rational skepticism in mind, here are some of the seven strangest celebrity conspiracy theories that continue to proliferate pop culture.

1. Tom Cruise auditioned potential wives

As with most headlines related to Scientology, the truth probably goes deeper than anything we've been told so far. In this particular exposé from Vanity Fair, one woman named Nazanin Boniadi, before Tom Cruise got married to Katie Holmes, the Church of Scientology held "auditions" for potential wives—including Boniadi herself. The process involved divulging personal secrets, including details about her sex life, to high-ranking Scientologists. In the end, they decided on Holmes, which may explain why the supposedly arranged marriage ended so messily.

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2. Britney's meltdown was a diversion from the Bush Administration

If you're a diehard fan of celebrity gossip, then 2007 was probably the most substantial year of your life. The cornerstone of that year was Britney Spears' breakdown, which saw an unbelievable amount of paparazzi and media attention directed her way. In a bizarre turn of events, sites like Idolater reported that Britney was an employee of President Bush's administration, contracted to divert attention away from the hotly contested Iraq War. Idolater even creates a timeline of "coincidences" (whenever Bush would do something politically dicey, Britney would do something that made everyone talk) that they chalk up to conspiracy.

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3. Andy Kaufman faked his own death for an elaborate, lifelong prank

Despite his death being officially recognized as occurring in 1984, as recent as September 2014, publications are reporting about "song-and-dance man" Andy Kaufman being alive. Based on hospital records, Kaufman was diagnosed with a rare type of lung cancer and ultimately died of kidney failure. However, Kaufman allegedly told many people that he intended to fake his own death to drop out of the spotlight, and that has fueled rumors of his persistent existence all the way up to today.

Adding minimal credence to this conspiracy, the NY Post reports that Kaufman's longtime writing partner Bob Zmuda has published a book that maintains that Kaufman faked his death, and he will one day reveal himself as the ultimate prankster.

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4. M.I.A. was the original Edward Snowden

Never one to mince words, musical genius M.I.A. reportedly claimed that Google and Facebook were developed by the CIA, committed to "f***ing you up" without your knowledge. She goes on to contend that since all governments rely and potentially run Google, they can control what the general public sees. This was way back in 2010, before the tech whistleblowers of today came out, so do you think there's any truth to her proclamation?

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5. Beyoncé's sister Solange is actually her daughter

In arguably the most ridiculous conspiracy theory on this list, there's a strange but fervent belief online that Beyoncé gave birth to Solange, and the Knowles have been covering it up ever since. Now, this theory also requires that Beyoncé is lying about her age—since she and Solange are only 5 years apart based on their reported ages—but the theorists account for that! They claim that Beyoncé was born in 1974 instead of 1981 and ended up having Solange at age 13. As evidence, they refer to an interview with Gabrielle Union, who was born in 1972, who claimed that she and Beyoncé were friends "as teenagers." Based on this idea, Beyoncé passed off her baby to her parents, and they raised Solange as their own daughter.

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6. Ronan Farrow wears contacts to make his eyes lighter

Via Page Six
Via Page Six

According to Page Six, MSNBC host Ronan Farrow, son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, wears colored contacts to give the appearance that his eyes are a lighter, brighter blue. The weirdest part of this accusation is the fact that Ronan's eyes are ALREADY BLUE. We've seen celebs (*cough* Paris Hilton *cough*) wear blue lenses to conceal their brown eyes, but this really takes the cake. Page Six's sources report that he does this to look more like Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow's ex-husband and the man many people believe is Ronan's biological father.

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7. Jay-Z had a kid with someone who isn't Beyoncé

Earlier this month, reports came out that Jay-Z secretly father a son, a man named Rymir Satterthwaite, back in the 1990s. Satterthwaite attempted to bring Jay-Z to court for a paternity test, but Radar Online reports that the whole case will most likely be settled out of court. Apparently, Jay-Z does not want to submit to a paternity test, so he will most likely end up paying the legal and medical fees for the Satterthwaite family; however, since this will be outside of the courtroom, the outcome may never be publicly disclosed.

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