For whatever the reason, '90s celebrity gossip was way more intense than it is now. Maybe we were all freaked out about Y2K and decided to just lose it on famous people, or maybe a bunch of the crazy stuff on this list of celebrity rumors from 1990s actually happened. You probably know a few of these rumors by heart. Specifically Marilyn Manson having one of his ribs removed so he could uh… well you know what he was rumored to be up to. But some of the '90s celebrity rumors on here are totally out of left field, and it’s kind of surprising that they weren’t more prominent. You’d think that a bombshell of a rumor about Carl Winslow and Uncle Phil would be splashed all over daytime TV, but maybe they just that good at keeping their super secret relationship on the DL. Which of these rumors are fake, and more importantly, which ones are real? Decide for yourself and then tell us what you think.Rumors can be painful for those involved, unless the people involved are celebrities - then it’s totally cool to make up insane things about them, right? Even though any yahoo with an Internet connection can get online and make up a story about a star these days, the celebrity gossip of the '90s was brilliant. There were rappers coming back from the dead, secret gay affairs, and pop stars trying to live forever. They just don’t make celebrity gossip like they did in the good old days.
Marilyn Manson Removed His Ribs So He Could Blow Himself
This was one of the most prevalent rumors of the '90s. The story was that Mr. Manson and his bandmates removed a few of their lower ribs so they could S their own Ds. This rumor is most likely false, if only because no millionaire has ever had trouble finding someone else who could do that for them.Manson's story may not be true, but see how one '90s singer met her tragic end here.
Courtney Love Killed Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain's suicide was a massive loss for a generation, but it amplified the need for psychiatric care in those with bipolar disorder. But what if it wasn't a suicide?! What if he was actually murdered by his wife Courtney Love? That's what a lot of people online believe. As with a lot of conspiracy theories and creepy school yard rumors, this story probably isn't as interesting as a lot of people want it to be.
Angelina Jolie Wears a Vial of Blood Around Her Neck
There was a weird time in all our lives when Angelina Jolie was dating Billy Bob Thornton, and the weirdest part was that we all knew she wore a vial of his blood around her neck. Was this the proof we needed that Jolie was a vampire? Nope. Turns out it wasn't even a vial, it was just a locket with a smear of blood on the inside. Somehow that's almost more weird.
Calista Flockhart's Eating Disorder
Even though she was starring on the hit series Ally McBeal, Calista Flockhart couldn't shake the rumors of her anorexia. So much so that she feels the rumors negatively impacted her career.