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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez - Waiver Blooper
In 2002, Jennifer Lopez rented a house in Malibu and flew her parents from New York to meet Ben Affleck. Though the pair behaved well in front of the parents, they were reportedly "all over each other any chance they got." Fortunately for the cooing couple, the catering staff had been forced to sign waivers preventing them from sharing anything they saw with the press. Fortunately for the tabloids, Ben and Jen forgot to go around after the party and collect the signed waivers. 
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Theater Mgr Lilian Baylis Discourages Romance
The famed theater manager Lilian Baylis vehemently discouraged romances between performers in her companies. When a young actor and actress visited her office hand in hand one day, Baylis ignored them for some time before looking up from her desk. "Well," she finally asked, "what is it?" "We're in love, Miss Baylis," the actor tentatively began, "and we—ah—want to get married." "Go away," Baylis barked. "I haven't got time to listen to gossip!"
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In December 2002 the Sun (a British tabloid) reported that Russell Crowe was planning to celebrate his engagement to Danielle Spencer by flying 300 friends and family members to his New Zealand ranch for a $1.5 million New Year's eve blow-out bash. "Crowe is a very generous bloke and is pulling out all the stops," a party organizer told the tabloid, adding that Crowe had ordered 500 bottles of champagne and 300 fresh crayfish for the occasion. Some time later, salon.com's Amy Reiter penned a column criticizing Crowe. "Nearly two bottles of bubbly per guest, but only one itty-bitty crayfish apiece?" Reiter wrote. "Nice to see Crowe's priorities haven't changed that much..." Some time later, a retraction appeared. "Apparently my ...
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When John Lennon Put Round Rumors That He Was Gay
John Lennon regularly read the tabloids and followed celebrity gossip (particularly rumors that Yoko Ono was involved in a "feminist" relationship with another woman) with considerable amusement. "I started to put it round [as a rumor] that I was gay," Lennon once confessed. "I thought that'll throw them off. I was dancing at the gay clubs in L.A., flirting with the boys, but it never got off."  Lennon's gag may have had an effect, however. Rumors did began to circulate that one of the Beatles was gay: Paul McCartney. 
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Denzel Washington - Tabloid Garbage
During the production of The Preacher's Wife, Denzel Washington, who played an angelic emissary in the film, learned firsthand what kind of "garbage" is printed by the tabloids. "I read that Whitney [costar Whitney Houston] and I hated each other's guts," he later recalled. "The newspapers printed so many lies. One day I'm reading that we're tearing each other apart." And the next? "The rags are saying that Whitney and I are both leaving our families because we've fallen in love and plan to get married..."
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Eva Mendes - tabloid gossip
"I'm the last person to pick up a tabloid—unless I'm in it," Eva Mendes once remarked. "Then I find it truly fascinating." The most ridiculous story she ever read about herself? "Supposedly I was naked and drunk in Miami Beach, hitting on some girl. I got the biggest kick out of that. The bad thing was my mom called and said, I read something.... 'It was a mom's worst nightmare. She did not think that was funny. But I loved it."
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Dorothy Parker & a Worn-Out Toothbrush
In the course of snooping through their hostess's bathroom one evening, Dorothy Parker and a fellow guest found themselves examining a worn-out toothbrush. "Whatever do you think she does with that?" asked Parker's companion. "I think," Parker replied, "she rides it on Halloween!"
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Jaime Pressly: Gossip
"I ran into my old nemesis at a party," Jaime Pressly once recalled. "We've hated each other since grammar school. I'd been in California a few years, and this girl had been spreading trash about me [back in Kinston, North Carolina]. She was standing there, glaring at me full of hate. I went up to her and said, 'Not a day has gone by when you didn't gossip about me, so I want to thank you for keeping my name alive.'" The upshot? "She hit me in the face with a beer bottle, so I beat the crap out of her. I hit her so hard, I broke one knuckle and dislocated another."
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Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck's Waiver Blooper
In 2002, Jennifer Lopez rented a house in Malibu and flew her parents in from New York to meet new boyfriend Ben Affleck. Though the pair behaved in front of the parents, they were 'all over each other any chance they got'. Fortunately for the cooing couple, the catering staff had been forced to sign waivers preventing them from sharing what they had seen with the media. Fortunately for the media, someone forgot to go around after the party and collect the signed waivers. 
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Ed Limato Exacts Revenge On A Gossip Columnist
In the run-up to the 2003 Academy Awards, New York Post gossip columnist Richard Johnson unveiled rumors that several movie stars—outraged that Mel Gibson was making a Jesus Christ biopic which blamed the Jews for the Crucifixion—were planning to boycott a soiree at his agent's Beverly Hills chateau. The boycott never materialized. At Vanity Fair's 2003 Oscar party at Morton's in Beverly Hills, however, Ed Limato, the agent in question, already angry about Jennifer Lopez's recent departure from his client roster, approached Johnson amid a crowd of celebs. "Are you Richard Johnson?" he asked.  "Yes," the columnist replied, whereupon the agent emptied his drink in Johnson's face.  "I think Limato was drunk," Johnson later remarked. "The people with him ...