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Questions tagged [celebrities]

Questions about famous people, or people in the public eye.

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Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg attend a concert on February 4, 2019?

It has been reported in mainstream media that US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended a concert on MondayFebruary 4, 2019. For instance: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/02/04/...
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Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg alive as of February 2019? [closed]

Right wing sources on social media have been abuzz with rumors that Ginsburg has died. The conspiracy theory is that Democrats are hiding her death to avoid another Trump pick on the Supreme Court. ...
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Does Cristiano Ronaldo drink or smoke?

This image forwarded on WhatsApp makes the following claims about Cristiano Ronaldo. no tattoos (because "he donates blood twice a year and does not want to affect that") doesn't drink (because "his ...
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Did Jodie Foster say all men over 30 are full-blown rapists?

A December 23, 2017 YourNewsWire.com article claims: Actress Jodie Foster says she believes “every single man over 30” is a full-blown rapist whether they admit it or not. Is this true?
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How old was Joan Lee upon passing away?

The sad news is coming out this past day that Stan Lee's Wife, Joan Lee, has passed away — may she rest in peace. The news stories are a bit in disarray over one point though: whether she was ...
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Is Ellen DeGeneres legally married because of Obama?

From 'I am a legally married woman because of him': Ellen DeGeneres farewells Obama "I want to personally thank him for changing my life," DeGeneres said. "I am a legally married woman because of ...
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Is Adiel Tel-Oren an MD?

Adiel Tel-Oren (aka Dr. T.) is, according to his Facebook page a renowned holistic scientist, author, innovator, & educator. His Facebook page also claims he is an MD and DC. His company's ...
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Did a large number of celebrities threaten to go on strike until Trump resigns?

According to some web sites, several celebrities - including Rosie O'Donnell, Debra Messing, and Ed Asner - have threatened to go on strike until Donald Trump resigns the Presidency. The following is ...
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Did Rasputin have an affair with Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna?

Grigori Rasputin was a trusted friend of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia around 1915. There is a popular rumour that he was having an affair with Nicholas's wife, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna Wiki ...
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Did Elvis consume 100,000 calories a day at the end of his life?

This ABC Science article by Dr Karl S. Kruszelnicki claims Before he died, Elvis was eating about 100,000 calories per day! ... The basic element of Elvis' daily food intake was a 30-cm long ...
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Did John Lennon say this skeptical thing about foreign aid to poor countries?

“The show is always a mess and the artist always comes off badly… [Plus] America has poured billions into places like that. It doesn’t mean a damn thing. After they’ve eaten that meal, then what? It ...
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Was Princess Diana murdered? [duplicate]

Was there foul play involved with the fatal car crash that killed Princess Diana? It seems that the best conclusion was that their BMW was speeding on that night to try and escape from aggressive ...
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Is Tupac Shakur alive?

Did Tupac Shakur fake his own death? Numerous conspiracy theories have developed over the years - one being that he is somewhere in Cuba, but I feel that myth could easily be debunked or confirmed ...
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Did Hamza Tzortzis have a paid account on the Ashley Madison web-site?

The name and personal information of well-known British Muslim preacher, Hamza Tzortzis was found in leaked database of the Ashley Madison website (a dating agency for extra-marital affairs). In ...
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Was child porn found in the possession of Michael Jackson?

A recent article in the Daily Mail states: Michael Jackson was found to have a sizable collection of pornographic material at his Neverland Ranch in 2003 according to police reports cataloging the ...
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Do celebrities have their body parts insured?

I have read some articles listing celebrities that have their legs, butts etc. insured. Is that true or just some PR statements about "million dollars worth body"? If it's true, it would be ...
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Was singer Taio Cruz's birth name Adetayo Ayowale Onile-Ere?

Singer Taio Cruz has a web page that lists his full name as follows: Jacob Taio Cruz (Pronounced as ‘Tie’ ‘O’) In several other places, his birth name is listed differently: Music Brainz ...
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Is 2016 cursed for celebrities? [closed]

Here in the UK, it seems like every single day this year there has been another celebrity death. Before we have chance to mourn them or celebrate their achievements, another one pops off. People are ...
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Did Howard Hughes store his urine in Mason jars?

In the 2004 film The Aviator, a biography of Howard Hughes, it depicts the reclusive billionaire storing his own urine in mason jars in a screening room. Is this true? Note that the linked Wikipedia ...
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Does Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead have toxic blood?

The book White Line Fever: Lemmy - The Autobiography is an autobiography of "Lemmy" Kilmister, the lead singer/Bassist of Motörhead. It claims: in 1980 his blood was officially diagnosed as toxic ...
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Did Brian Blessed punch a polar bear in the face?

There's an oft-repeated claim that verteran British actor and explorer Brian Blessed punched a polar bear in the face while on an Arctic expedition. Apparently he himself has made this claim in ...
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Are Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen fraternal twins?

Wikipedia claims that American actors Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are fraternal twins. They have also both claimed this. Other sources claim the same: Washington Post, St. Petersburg Times, and ...
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Was Pope Francis a Black Sabbath fan in his youth?

Recently I stumbled upon the image of the young Pope Francis wearing a Black Sabbath T-shirt. Could this be real? I'm guessing this is fake, but I am at work and can't do a complete research about ...
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Did Elvis Presley ever tip a limo driver with a limo?

As always, Facebook makes for easy skeptics' fodder. Elvis Presley once asked his limo driver, "Do you own this limo or do you work for the company?" He responded, "I work for the company." Elvis ...
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Is Stevie Wonder blind?

According to this lifehacker article, there is a group of "Stevie Wonder Truthers" who believe that Stevie Wonder is not actually blind. Apparently, Boy George, in particular, said that Stevie Wonder ...
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Do celebrities/famous people get preferential treatment when convicted of crimes? [closed]

It always seems odd that many famous people/celebrities seem to get off of crimes with barely a scratch or dent, yet ordinary people who get into trouble end up paying for it far longer than others. ...
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Is Michael Moore worth approximately $50 million?

On the Celebrity Net Worth website, this claim is made: Michael Moore net worth: Michael Moore is a documentary filmmaker and author who has a net worth of $50 million. Is this true? This seems ...
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Have Bobby Fischer, Einstein, Hawking and Kasparov all had their IQs tested?

I commonly find on the internet claims that these men had/have the following IQs: Bobby Fischer: 180–190 Einstein: 160 Hawking: 160 Garry Kasparov: 190 I'm sure most have heard somewhere that ...
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Is this André the Giant's hand holding a can of beer?

Is this a genuine image of the hand of André René Roussimoff (André the Giant) holding an everyday 12-ounce (350 mL) can of beer? Uproxx and reddit suggest it's real (and word is he once drank ...
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Was Andy Garcia born with a Conjoined Twin?

Does Andy Garcia really have a scar on his shoulder from a childhood surgery to remove a half-formed twin? I've seen it around the net, for example on NNDB: Andy Garcia was born with a conjoined ...
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Did the Porsche which Paul Walker was in at the time of death have a different number plate to the one he was last seen in alive?

I came across a site where in the comments section somebody says that the number plate of the Porsche he was last seen in, was different from the one that crashed. I've tried challenging this claim, ...
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Is this picture of Beyoncé Knowles real?

I've seen this picture now a few times, is it legit? It's supposed to be Beyoncé Knowles. Here is a claim that assumes it is legit.
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How did Bruce Lee die?

Bruce Lee was an iconic actor and martial arts instructor who died at a young age. Wikipedia states: The preliminary opinion of Peter Wu, the neurosurgeon who saved Lee's life during his first ...
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Did John McAfee, the anti-virus creator, found an alternative medicine company?

The New Zealand Herald published today (November 17, 2012) reports that John McAfee, the anti-virus creator, claimed "to have founded an alternative medicine company using local plants to make a ...
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Are these nude photos of Barack Obama's mother?

In the last few days there is a video called "Dreams from My Real Father". The video claims that Barack Obama's mother posed for erotic/pornographic pictures for a pornographic magazine, and provide ...
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Does LSD provide a creativity boost?

The claim is of course widely known: LSD "broadens your thinking" and makes you "more creative". The last incarnation was Steve Jobs' biography taking a swipe at Bill Gates: “He’d be a broader ...
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Is there a higher divorce rate among celebrities?

Do celebrities have a higher divorce rate than the general population. This is normally focused around Hollywood type celebrities, so for comparison sake: Is the divorce rate amongst U.S celebrities ...
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Did Elvis fake his own death?

He'd be quite old now so even if he did fake his death, he's probably dead anyway, but over the years, there's been many Elvis sightings. Have there been any actual credible ones?
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Was John Maynard Keynes a child molester?

I was reading Conservapedia's article on John Maynard Keynes and pederasty: Keynes and his friends made numerous trips to the resorts surrounding the Mediterranean. At the resorts, little ...
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What formal education did L Ron Hubbard have?

There are various claims that L. Ron Hubbard (the creator of Scientology) had degrees and doctorates. What formal education and qualifications did he have?