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Drake Forbids Friends From Bringing Fast Food Into His House?

One of this week’s tabloids claims Drake forbids his friends from bringing fast food into his house because he’s a strict vegan. The story is completely made-up.Gossip Cop can debunk it.Drake Makes Pals Slurp On Sidewalk! reads a ridiculous headline in the latest issue of Star.

The accompanying article says the rapper recently kicked a group of his friends to the curb when they showed up at his house with bags of greasy fast food.A supposed source tells the outlet, Drake’s on a healthy vegan diet and was so disgusted his friends would bring over cheap drive-thru meals that he refused to let them inside his Hidden Hills house with the meaty grub.

The alleged insider adds, The hangry guys had to sit outside, and munch their supersize lunch on the sidewalk!For starters, these quotes sound totally fake and unnatural. Who in casual conversation would refer to Drake’s home as his Hidden Hills house? Let’s not even get started on munch their supersize lunch.Still, Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the rapper, who wasn’t able to speak on the record, but assures us the incident described in the magazine never occurred.It’s worth noting, Drake has spent the majority of the month on tour in the U.K. so it’s unclear when any of this was supposed to have gone down.

Additionally, the gossip media has a habit of making up odd stories about celebrities being difficult due to their vegan lifestyle. Last month, for example, Gossip Cop called out Star’s sister outlet, OK!, for falsely claiming Zac Efron refuses to eat in restaurants that serve meat.Gossip Cop also busted the National Enquirer for making up a story about Emma Watson being a diva on movie sets. The reason? The actress allegedly refuses to eat the food from craft services and demands that vegan meals be delivered to her trailer.

There’s no truth to that narrative either.Gossip Cop also debunked a made-up story about Joaquin Phoenix urging Rooney Mara’s family, who own football teams, to get the NFL to stop using leather footballs.The tabloid claimed the vegan actor wanted his girlfriend’s family to convince NFL bosses to stop using footballs derived from animals.There’s a recurring theme here.The tabloids clearly enjoys coming up with storylines about famous vegans creating drama due to their diet. This latest take on the subject is more fiction.

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Crass culture

The Grammys and Oscars allow us to trumpet the accomplishments of the arts, but rarely do we get such opportunities to chortle at the missteps as well as the masterpieces.Now that we are a full two months into 2019, enough time has passed to look back on the worst of the worst in 2018. There were plenty of lows in a truly tumultuous year, so let us take this opportunity to celebrate the fact that these debacles are behind us.

Worst celebrity: Logan PaulJonah Baker | ArgonautThis one comes without debate. Logan Paul had arguably one of the worst years of any celebrity in 2018, which is all the more impressive when you consider that Mark Zuckerberg continued to be Very Mark Zuckerberg and Roseanne Barr torpedoed her return to fame in no fewer than three separate instances.Paul had already set himself up for disappointment based on the fact that his target audience is 12 years old while his antics call to mind the most unhinged frat bro ever. Even with that disadvantage, Paul made a fool of himself in January 2018 by uploading a video in which he and his cronies found the body of a suicide victim in Japan and proceeded to make jokes and cause irreparable damage to Paul’s brand and even put a strain on U.S.-Japanese relations. Many lost subscribers and sponsors later, Paul proved to learn little and posted a video that included jokes about the tide pod challenge and cruel treatment of animals. YouTube temporarily suspended his advertising revenue and cemented his status as one of 2018’s worst.

Worst film: GottiFeel free to forgive yourself if you don’t remember this movie. I had to go back and sift through John Travolta’s latest comeback attempt, but I must admit even the briefest of research will suffice for this category.The movie received a perfect 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and led all 2018 movies in Golden Raspberry nominations with six. The film resulted in a $5.6 million loss for Vertical Entertainment and MoviePass Ventures, and just about everyone involved deserves blame.It certainly feels as if mob boss biopics are always chasing the “The Godfather,” but “Gotti” may be the furthest thing from an unrefusable offer.
It seems impossible to believe that Travolta played such a polished role in “American Crime Story,” but otherwise it seems impossible to bet on anything Travolta is involved in going into 2019.Worst album: RECKLESS by NAVWith an unmissable nasally voice, NAV spent most of 2018 trying to be taken seriously as another RB artist from Toronto, not as moody as The Weeknd and not as preposterous as Drake.

RECKLESS was the laborious result of his unfortunate approach. In an already overpacked scene, NAV brought nothing innovative to the table and clearly suffered without the co-authoring and producing help of Metro Boomin from his prior release.RECKLESS proves that there is no end to NAV’s moodiness, and no feature is going to save an album that will ultimately prove easy to leave in 2018.2019 has already brought us a fresh batch of controversy and conflict, but at least we can firmly say that the (relatively) new year will require zero attention paid to these works of ‘culture.’Jonah Baker can be reached.

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