In honor of Fridayâs release of Oceanâs 8, Gossip Cop is looking back at five wrong rumors weâve busted about the movie and its stars, including Sandra Bullock, Rihanna and Anne Hathaway. The highly-anticipated Oceanâs Eleven reboot has been the subject of many false stories since it was announced. Check out some highlights below.
Earlier this week, Gossip Cop busted Womanâs Day for falsely claiming Jennifer Lawrence regretted turning down a role in the heist film. The main problem with the tabloidâs article? The actress was never in talks for the movie. Lawrenceâs rep confirmed she was never attached to Oceanâs 8 or in discussions for the film. Simply put, the actress doesnât regret turning down a role she was never offered.
Last month, Star made up a story about Bullock trying to prevent the cast of the movie from feuding with each other. It was alleged that the filmâs star couldnât agree on a schedule to promote the movie, and each wanted the promo tour to revolve around them. The premise was provably untrue. Last month alone, the Oceanâs 8 cast attended a screening of the movie in New York City, as well as a photo call held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On Tuesday night, the Oceanâs 8 stars hit the red carpet at the movieâs NYC premiere. The women have also done dozens of talk show and print interviews as a group, and speak very fondly of each other.
Gossip Cop busted Star in September for falsely claiming Rihanna had been cut out of Oceanâs 8 due to her allegedly poor acting skills. When the story first emerged, a Warner Bros. insider assured us the singer wasnât cut from the reboot. As time has shown, Rihanna is very much a big part of Oceanâs 8, and heavily featured in the movieâs trailer and marketing materials.
Back when the movie was filming in March 2017, OK! made up a ridiculous story about a therapist being on set to prevent the cast from fighting with each other. Gossip Cop debunked the absurd claim when it was first published, and the filmâs stars have since stated they all got along great on set. Hathaway dismissed rumors of âcatfightsâ during a âTodayâ show interview last month, saying, âWe genuinely love each other and weâre so there for each other.â
And finally, when the film was still in pre-production in late 2016, Gossip Cop corrected the website Heat Street after it wrongly reported George Clooney would be co-starring in the reboot. The outlet claimed the actor wasnât just making a brief appearance in the movie, but had âa proper supporting role.â However, Gossip Cop can confirm that Clooney doesnât even make a cameo in the movie, let alone co-star in it. In fact, The Wrap recently compiled a full list of all the Oceanâs 8 cameos, and the actor isnât among them. Oceanâs 8 is now playing in theaters.
ïżŒAnderton, Ethan. âRumor: Jennifer Lawrence May Join Sandra Bullock in Female-Led âOceanâs Elevenâ Spin-Off.â Slash Film. 15 May 2016.
McRady, Rachel. âSandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Their ‘Ocean’s 8’ Co-Stars Color Coordinate at NYC Screening.â Entertainment Tonight. 23 May 2018.
âSandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett & ‘Ocean’s Eight’ Stars Kick Off Promo with Worldwide Photo Call!â Just Jared. 22 May 2018.
Ledbetter, Carly. ââOceanâs 8â Cast Shuts Down The Red Carpet At Premiere.â Huffington Post. 6 Jun. 2018.
McCluskey, Megan. âRihanna’s Criminally Flawless Look Stole the Show at theÂ Ocean’s 8Â Premiere.â Time. 6 Jun. 2018.
Johnson, Zach. âAnne Hathaway DispelsÂ Ocean’s 8Â Catfighting Rumors.â E! News. 31 May 2018.
Verhoeven, Beatrice. ââOceanâs 8′: Here Are All 23 Cameos, From Anna Wintour to Dakota Fanning.â The Wrap. 7 Jun. 2018.