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Debunking the week's tabloid stories

Gossip Cop logo Gossip Cop 10/14/2016

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Brad Pitt is seeking sole custody of his kids, according to In Touch. The publication notes that in a “shocking twist,” Pitt is now “fighting back” against Angelina Jolie, and will ask for full “physical custody” of their six children.

The magazine reports Pitt has “quietly been hiring high-powered experts,” and he’s “ready to fight and win” the custody battle. “Brad has compiled a dossier on Angelina of the serious mental health issues she has dealt with over the years,” an insider tells the outlet, which further states, “Brad’s file contains bombshell material.”

“Brad can destroy Angelina in court with the file he’s compiled on her,” says the publication. “Brad’s taking the kids and it’s Angie’s worst nightmare,” reveals the magazine’s source, adding, “He’ll go after Angelina and expose her psychological demons, show how she puts the children in dangerous situations when she visits war-torn countries and more.”

But the allegations aren’t true, Gossip Cop has learned. Pitt’s interest, as it has been all along, is in obtaining joint custody of the children. He has no intention of dragging Jolie through the mud, and will NOT be seeking sole custody, a Pitt pal confirms to Gossip Cop.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck
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Taylor Swift and Ben Affleck are about to start dating, reveals In Touch. The magazine reports Swift “made a major impression” on Affleck when they met backstage last year at a “1989 World Tour” concert, where he was “totally blown away by Taylor’s beauty and charming personality.”

A source tells the magazine, “After the show, Ben asked his Suicide Squad co-star Cara Delevingne to put them in touch,” and “the pair soon struck up a friendship.” The publication’s insider shares, “It started off as innocent texts, but those messages have become much more flirtatious, especially after Taylor split from Tom [Hiddleston]. She’s made it clear to Ben that she’s interested — and Taylor always gets what she wants.”

And it’s not a one-way romance. “Ben is on board, even though he still isn’t divorced from Jennifer Garner,” notes the outlet, which quotes its source saying, “He’s had a crush on Taylor since they first met and feels like they have a real connection.”

But it’s untrue. An impeccable confidante tells Gossip Cop, “It’s total B.S.” In fact, we confirmed with multiple contacts that this Swift-Affleck story was manufactured.

This all comes from the same tabloid Gossip Cop recently busted for wrongly reporting Jennifer Lopez was reuniting with Affleck, and that the actor’s own mother was urging Garner to get back together with him.

© Life & Style Kim Kardashian is quitting “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” because she believes the reality show contributed to her Paris robbery, reports Life & Style. The publication notes the public nature of her TV show has made her a target. 

A source tells the magazine, “Kim says the show is putting her in danger because her every move is documented by the cameras.” The insider continues, “Kim has been hysterical and told mom Kris Jenner that she is quitting the show.” Jenner, however, is “furious” about her daughter’s decision because the cancellation of the show “could cost the family over $75 million.”

The outlet’s source asserts Jenner “wants the heist to play out in the finale of this season and to film a follow-up season about how Kim is coping with the aftermath,” but Kardashian is “definitely done with the show,” and there’s no changing her mind.

Gossip Cop looked into the tabloid’s tale, and we’re exclusively told by Kardashian’s rep the claims are all “false.”

While it’s true “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” is on a temporary hiatus, we’re told she isn’t quitting the show, and filming is expected to continue shortly. Gossip Cop is further assured Jenner isn’t trying to capitalize on her daughter’s robbery, but has instead been nothing but supportive throughout the ordeal.

© National Enquirer Angelina Jolie is “back on drugs and back with [her] gay ex,” reports the National Enquirer on the cover of its latest issue. The publication states, “Jolie dumped Brad Pitt to return to the REAL love of her life — Japanese-American beauty Jenny Shimizu.” But, reveals the magazine, her “friends believe the hookup will send Angie spiraling back down into the drug hell that nearly killed her.”

A source tells the outlet, “Angelina has spun out of control since the split [with Brad].” “Her lust for lesbian sex and hard drugs has obscured everything in her life,” adds the publication’s insider. 

Gossip Cop is going to stop this nonsense right here, right now. 

The National Enquirer has ZERO proof that Jolie is using drugs or that she’s back with Shimizu, who’s actually married. And there’s NO evidence that Shimizu is the reason Jolie left her marriage.

A source close to Jolie exclusively tells Gossip Cop, “She’s not abusing drugs [and] there are no third parties involved — of either gender.” We’re further informed Jolie is “eating healthily and getting sleep,” so she can best take care of her family.

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx
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Jamie Foxx is battling Tom Cruise as he tries to adopt Suri Cruise? That’s the latest from the National Enquirer, which asserts in its new issue, “Jamie wants to be [Suri’s] ‘dad’ — but Tom’s bringing out the big guns to stop him!” According to the publication, Suri “could soon be in the middle of Hollywood’s most vicious custody war,” involving her dad and Foxx.

A source tells the magazine Foxx wants to wed Katie Holmes, and “officially take over parenting of Suri,” but when Cruise heard about it, he “flew into a rage” and “vowed to take [his daughter] away from his ex.” That’s not all. The outlet’s insider says Cruise is going to “destroy” Foxx, and “he’s prepared to use every weapon at his disposal to scare Jamie into withdrawing his adoption bid.” The Enquirer’s source adds that while “Tom’s determined to get revenge” on Foxx for attempting to adopting his daughter, “Jamie is locked and loaded for a showdown.”

Of course, this is coming from the same tabloid Gossip Cop busted for wrongly reporting Foxx and Holmes were already married, and that she was pregnant with his baby. Still, Gossip Cop checked in with Foxx’s rep, who exclusively tells us the adoption tale is “completely false.”


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