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Debunking the week's tabloid stories

Gossip Cop logo Gossip Cop 9/23/2016

© In Touch Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston have “split” over his ex-girlfriend Heidi Bivens, reveals In Touch. The publication reports that after Aniston “caught” Theroux with his ex, they had an “explosive fight” and he walked out on his wife.

According to the magazine, after Theroux recently got off a phone call during which he was “laughing,” Aniston asked who he was talking to, and he replied “Heidi.” A source tells the outlet Aniston “hates” that he’s remained in contact with Bivens, and warned Theroux that it was the “last time she ever wanted to hear about that woman.” But when he told Aniston he has “no intention of ceasing contact with Heidi,” they had a huge argument, then he “walked out on Jen,” and they “split.”

Despite the tabloid’s use of the word “split” on its cover and in its article, Aniston and Theroux have not actually broken up. Sadly, Gossip Cop has learned, this is par for the course with In Touch. The magazine has been printing “split” covers about the couple ever since they started dating years ago, and has even run quite a few “divorce” ones following their wedding last year. None of the claims were true, however, and this one isn’t either. A rep for Theroux exclusively confirms to Gossip Cop that he and Aniston have NOT split, and Bivens is NOT affecting their marriage.

Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift out and about, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia © Newspix/REX/Shutterstock Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift out and about, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Taylor Swift sent Tom Hiddleston and Calvin Harris “thank you” letters to express her gratitude to both of them for inspiring her new music, reports the National Enquirer. 

A source tells the publication, “Taylor had a dry spell for months since her tour ended and simply could not write her own material for an album.” But now after her two recent splits, the singer is “ecstatic that the songs are flooding into her head,” says the outlet’s insider, adding, “She is working on some hilarious material comparing the two men in her life.”

What’s more, reveals the magazine, “After successfully ‘shaking off’ two breakups in a row,” Swift “felt generous enough to send thank-you notes to both guys.” “She just wrote, ‘Thanks for the inspiration,'” relates the publication’s source, who reveals the letters didn’t go over well with Harris and Hiddleston.

Here’s what’s true about the National Enquirer’s story: Swift went out with both Hiddleston and Harris.

Here’s what’s not true about the National Enquirer’s story: Virtually everything else. Gossip Cop is assured Swift did not send mean-spirited “thank you” notes to Hiddleston or Harris for serving as “inspiration” for new songs. We’re told the tabloid’s the claim is simply “made up.”

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend 'The Place Beyond The Pines' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. © (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images) Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend 'The Place Beyond The Pines' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are married, reveals Us Weekly. The magazine reports the couple, who have been together for five years and have two children, had a super secret wedding.

According to the publication, which promises wedding “details,” Gosling and Mendes “quietly tied the knot earlier this year among a small group of family and friends.” The outlet then quotes a source as saying, “Eva and Ryan have always felt like a married couple. They are infatuated with each other.”

That’s lovely. But where are the promised “details” about their wedding? The tabloid doesn’t seem to actually have any. It’s not said, for instance, when the nuptials actually took place, whether their daughters played a role in the ceremony, or if any celebrities were among the invited guests.

That’s because the secret wedding claim isn’t true. Gosling and Mendes are 100 percent NOT married. A source close to the couple assures Gossip Cop, “The Us Weekly story is false.”

Justin Bieber perform at V Festival at Hylands Park on August 20, 2016 in Chelmsford, England. © (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images) Justin Bieber perform at V Festival at Hylands Park on August 20, 2016 in Chelmsford, England. Justin Bieber is “hungry to headline the halftime show” at this year’s Super Bowl, reports the National Enquirer. According to the magazine, Bieber wants to be “taken seriously” within the music industry and feels performing at the Super Bowl would be a step in that direction. 

An insider tells the publication, Bieber is confident he would “do an amazing job” at the NFL championship game and that his halftime show would be in the “same league as Madonna, Katy Perry and Beyonce.” “The only problem,” says the outlet’s source, is “no one will return [his camp’s] calls,” because the NFL reportedly has “zero interest in him” or in feeding “his ego.”

The tabloid, however, has fumbled once again. For starters, as Gossip Cop recently reported, Lady Gaga is set to perform at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. Additionally, Bieber has not angled at all to sing at the big game. A rep for Bieber assures Gossip Cop the claim is “complete BS.”

Gwen Stefani performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, July 15, 2016, in New York. © (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Gwen Stefani performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, July 15, 2016, in New York. Is Gwen Stefani upset over her former nanny’s new baby? That’s what the National Enquirer is reporting this week. “The nanny who stole Gwen’s ex-husband has given birth to a bouncing baby boy,” and Stefani is completely “heartbroken,” writes the magazine. 

The publication’s source says Stefani’s children’s nanny, whom she “once loved and trusted, is out cooing about her new baby. This is the woman who ruined Gwen’s marriage, and [the singer] can’t bear to see her so happy.” “Gwen’s suffering never ends,” adds the insider, who explains Stefani is in “agony” over the “home-wrecking nanny” now experiencing the joy of her own child.

Here’s the real deal: Stefani’s ex-nanny had a baby with her fiancé. It has nothing to do with Stefani, and the No Doubt front woman isn’t focused on it in the least, nor would she begrudge a new mother her understandable happiness. A rep for Stefani exclusively tells Gossip Cop that the National Enquirer’s absurd story is “untrue.”

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