11 Insane Celeb Conspiracy Theories
Yes, there are people on Planet Earth who apparently believe these
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2014 8:29 AM CDT
This throws some cold water on the whole Michael/LaToya Jackson theory.   (AP Photo/Doug Pizac,File)

(Newser) – Conspiracy theories are not just limited to the worlds of science and politics: Radar rounds up 20 of the wackiest conspiracy theories ... in Hollywood. And yes, all of them are real (in some minds):

  • OJ Simpson, not Robert Kardashian, is Khloe Kardashian's real dad.
  • Siblings Michael and LaToya Jackson are actually the same person.
  • Beyonce is actually Solange Knowles' mother, not her older sister.
  • Nicolas Cage is actually a vampire who's been alive since the 1800s.

  • Ben Affleck and Matt Damon didn’t actually write the award-winning screenplay for Good Will Hunting.
  • Britney Spears is secretly employed by the George W. Bush administration, and her 2007 meltdown was perfectly timed to distract from W's troubles.
  • Michael Jackson was chemically castrated, either by an anti-acne drug that he took at age 12 or by a doctor later in life.
  • Clint Eastwood is the illegitimate son of screen legend Stan Laurel.
  • Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman were paid by the Church of Scientology to marry Tom Cruise.
  • The CIA killed Bob Marley via boots poisoned with a carcinogenic substance.
  • Marisa Tomei won the Oscar for My Cousin Vinny only because presenter Jack Palance called the wrong name.
Click for the complete list, including the supposedly real (and non-royal) father of Prince Harry.

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chiwawa
May 10, 2014 3:46 PM CDT
This seems like it was written by a paid public relations person. Several of there are closer to truth than they are to myth.
julianpenrod
May 10, 2014 2:37 PM CDT
A textbook example of the delusional mentality of conspiracy theory deniers. They have no proof for their side, they attack evidence the conspiracy theorists bring forward, they devote themselves more to mockery than actually addressing the matter, and they aim it all only to the dim wittedly unquestioning predisposed audience. Note, from the beginning, the decision by Newser to label these theories “insane” and “wacky”. Those words are not from the original Radar article. The original article used “bizarre”, “kooky” and “crazy”. This, then, represents editorialization on the part of Newser, which violates what “journalistic” integrity the website is supposed to have. Of course, if it has no integrity, then this and all the other material they place can be considered just so much lying doggerel. And, note, what is insane about saying that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon didn't write “Good Will Hunting”? How is that so far beyond the bounds of rational thought? It's a lie to apply that term, or any others used here or on Radar to that assertion. Radar is not necessarily anything more than a rag but Newser tries to trundle an image of being, to an extent, “journalism”. But, then, “journalism” has long been known to be a pack of lies itself. Where is the proof, for that matter, that not only is Beyonce not Solange Knowles' mother but that it is “insane” to think she is? For that matter, notice one of the items that Radar considers a “bizarre” conspiracy theory, the section on the paternity of January Jones' son, Xander. The segment talks about the many names that were floated as the possible father, but provides no one name in particular! In effect, claiming to air a “bizarre” conspiracy theory, but not actually naming one! No one necessarily gives Radar credit for journalistic ethic, but this is violating the format of a list, and that can be viewed as just a mechanical problem. If they can't avoid this, what necessary likelihood is there that anything they say can be trusted? But, then, note the quality of “proof” provided to counter these attacked theories. Radar provides, as unequivocal “proof” that O.J. Simpson is not Khloe Kardashian's father, Kris Jenner blurting, “I have never heard such crap in my life”. Clint Eastwood “puts to bed” questions that he is Stan Laurel's illegitimate son by the legally and “scientifically” inadmissible third hand quote of his mother purportedly saying, “I never met him let alone had his child”. Beyonce supposedly “disproved” claims that she faked her pregnancy by saying such assertions are “just crazy”. And James Hewitt's “disproof” that he is Prince Harry's father is his claim that he didn't meet Diana Spencer until two years after Harry's birth. No wonder those who condemn conspiracy theories also accept lies like “evolution” and “relativity” even though the only “proof” of either of these is the insistence by the New World Order that they be believed. As for Nicholas Cage, those in positions of power, influence, money, office, popularity never die. As illimitably cravenly self absorbed and greedy as they demonstrate themselves to be, they would lapse into a condition of permanent catalepsy if they thought death was inevitable! They don't die. Not Elvis Presley, Andy Kaufman, John Belushi, Diana Spencer.
793tango
May 10, 2014 12:38 PM CDT
If you want to know how gullible people are just look through a dozen articles on Snopes,com. As I told their editors once; what's scary isn't that these stories are floating around it's that so many people BELIEVE them!