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 the 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. Which of these rumors are fake, and more importantly, which ones are real? Decide for yourself then tell us what you think.
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.
Calista Flockhart's Eating Disorder
Angelina Jolie Wears A Vial Of Blood Around Her Neck
There was a weird time in all our lives when Angelina Jolie was married to 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.
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 Marilyn Manson and his bandmates removed a few of their lower ribs so they could S their own Ds. This rumor is most likely false, but Manson continues to play coy.
Courtney Love Took Out Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain's passing was a massive loss for a generation, but it amplified the need for psychiatric care in those with bipolar disorder. But what if he didn't truly take his own life?! What if he was actually felled by his wife Courtney Love? That's what a lot of people online believe.
As with a lot of conspiracy theories and creepy schoolyard rumors, this story probably isn't as interesting as a lot of people want it to be.