The Globe is the latest tabloid to falsely claim the all-female cast of Oceanâs 8 is in a massive feud. According to this newest story, the starsâ âtitanic egosâ are âsink[ing]â the filmâs promo tour and the chances of a sequel. Gossip Cop can bust it.
âOceanâs 8 leading ladies are nearly clawing each otherâs eyes out in the ultimate catfight,â begins the article. The supermarket tabloid alleges that getting the cast together to promote the project has been âhell.â A so-called âinsiderâ asserts that while Sandra Bullock âcarries the movie,â her co-stars are âall huge stars, too, and expect special treatment.â To that end, itâs claimed that if Bullock gets a limo ride to a talk show appearance, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna âwant a luxury ride, too.â
Rihanna is deemed the âbiggest diva,â with the magazineâs unnamed and unidentifiable source alleging she has been âcrowing to the other ladies about âmy fans.’â Itâs further claimed Bullock was left âfumingâ when she was supposedly asked to get Rihannaâs autograph for fans at one of the premieres, and that Hathawayâs âhoity-toity attitudeâ has people âon the warpath.â Maintains the purported tipster, âThe production staff is pulling its hair out trying to please everybody.â As for the future, the outletâs alleged âsnitchâ contends, âEveryone is hoping the ladies will get back together for a sequel, but given how difficult it is to please them, whether that will actually happen is anyoneâs guess.â
Thereâs a clear sign, though, that this is a bogus story when the publication repeats the already debunked claim that a therapist was hired to stop fights on set. Gossip Cop busted that allegation more than a year ago. Bullock later proved our reporting was right in an interview with People, saying, âEarly on in the shoot we started reading stories that we were at each otherâs throats, but the opposite was true.â In fact, thereâs been so many wrong rumors about the Oceanâs 8 cast that we rounded up a bunch of them earlier this month.
To date, the only legitimate report of issues between the stars came a few weeks ago, when WWDâs minute-by-minute account of the New York Oceanâs 8 premiere asserted Bullock was ânot happyâ Rihanna was late. Of course, celebrities are late for red carpets all the time, making this a fairly miniscule problem in the grand scheme of things. And itâs quite clear from Rihanna herself how much she appreciates her colleagues. In an Instagram post celebrating Oceanâs 8 topping the box office, she wrote, âCongratulations to all the ladies and the entire team that was a part of this project from beginning to end! This makes me so happy and proud to be a woman!â
And in evidence of the camaraderie between them, co-star Mindy Kaling shared the post, as did Hathaway, who further expressed her gratitude on Instagram with the exclamation, âTHANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!!!!â She also captioned another photo of Bullock and Blanchett with the hashtag, â#lovemygirls.â Additionally, this weekend, Oceanâs 8 passed $100 million at the box office. Itâs now expected to end the up the second highest-earning film in the modern franchise, only behind 2001âs Oceanâs 11.
Obviously then, nothing has been ruined and thereâs plenty of affection going around. Furthermore, the increasing grosses make a sequel all the more likely. Of course, itâs too soon for any official decision on another film, which makes it all the more ridiculous that the tabloid is casting doubt on the possibility. It also should be noted that the details of promo obligations are typically negotiated before cameras even roll, as such requirements from either the star or the studio are usually worked into cast contracts. So the notion that the actresses are now clashing over âspecial treatment,â something that wouldâve been figured out long ago, doesnât hold up.
Lastly, readers should be aware that the Globe published this clearly dubious tale even though reps for Hathaway, Bullock and Blanchett all told the magazine that it didnât have any merit. Now Hathawayâs spokesperson tells Gossip Cop, âIt is so typical that they would do something like this for women. They never make this [stuff] up when itâs men working together. All of the actresses in this film adore each other and continue to stay in touch with each other.â
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âSandra, Cate and Mindy Rob the Met Gala.â People. 14 May 2018.
Shuster, Andrew. â5 Wrong Rumors About ‘Ocean’s 8’.â Gossip Cop, 8 June 2018.
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Rihanna. â@Badgalriri on Instagram: âTried to Tell Y’all Bout the God I Serve!! Won’t He Do It Tho???! Congratulations to All the Ladies and the Entire Team That Was a Part of…”.â Instagram, 11 June 2018.
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