In August 2015, a parody news site set fans to worrying after it falsely reported that actor James Earl Jones had died. He's just the latest star to be the subject of a hoax.
Celeb hoaxes: It just wasn't true – There was a rampant rumor in November that Robert Plant had turned down an $800 million contract that would've led to Led Zeppelin's reformation and a reunion tour. The only problem? It wasn't true. Plant's publicist called it "rubbish," and Richard Branson, who was said to have been financing the effort, also called the report "completely untrue."
Celeb hoaxes: It just wasn't true – Remember when the White Stripes, Meg White and Jack White, were claiming to be siblings? Turns out they were actually married. The two divorced in 1999, and the band broke up for good in 2011.
Celeb hoaxes: It just wasn't true – Marilyn Manson is way out there, but he did not have a rib removed so that he could more easily ... pleasure himself.
Celeb hoaxes: It just wasn't true – That Richard Gere gerbil story just refuses to die. And that's all we are going to say about that one.