15 Insane Celebrity Conspiracy Theories

Celebrity Conspiracy Theories

There is something about the life of a celebrity that makes people think that their lives are far more dangerous, exciting, glamorous, and crazy than those who are just normal people. So it's no huge surprise that many fans come up with some crazy ideas about what a celebrity's life is really like. And let's not even get into huge changes in a celebrity's life, such as a marriage or birth. Such events usually make fans come up with some pretty crazy and off-the-wall ideas about what's "really" happening.

Celebrity conspiracy theories are hardly a new thing. Some of the most famous names in entertainment history have these kind of crazy stories attached to them. From the supposed murder of Marilyn Monroe to the death of Elvis Presley to the mystery surrounding the birth of Beyoncé's first daughter, fans come up with some pretty wild ideas about what they feel is more interesting than the more boring and actual truth.

Regardless, some of these conspiracy theories remain, becoming as much a part of pop culture as the celebrities themselves. Even the craziest theories tend to stick around, even after they are generally proven untrue.

Here are 15 Insane Celebrity Conspiracy Theories That Will Blow Your Mind.

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15 Avril Lavigne's Doppelganger

Avril Lavigne

This theory originated in Brazil on an Avril Lavigne website. It suggests that after all her success in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the pop singer sunk into a horrible depression that eventually led her to suicide. But the conspiracy is that no one knew about her death and that she got replaced with a doppelganger, an actress by the name of Melissa Vandella.

What's the reasoning behind this? Fans carefully studied photos of the singer from her earlier career to more recent photos and discovered that the "new" Lavigne did not have the same moles and blemishes as the "old" Lavigne. As those kind of marks are permanent, fans surmised that the "new" Lavigne was not the same person. Lavigne didn't help matters when she appeared in a photo shoot with the name "Melissa" written in Sharpie on her hand.

14 Lorde is actually a 40-year-old woman


A teenager could never come up with a song as deep as "Royals," right? At least that's what a lot of Lorde fans believe. Although the record label and Lorde herself kept telling the pubic that she was just 17 years old when that song released, there are many who believe that this is a lie and that the pop singer is actually in her 40s.

Part of this comes from the fact that Lorde actually looks a lot older than her age, although that might have something to do with the makeup she wears. Of course, one of the lyrics in the song is, "I'm kind of older than I was when I reveled without a care." She has continues to say things in interviews that contradicts her age claims.

13 Katy Perry is JonBenet Ramsey

Katy Perry and JonBenet Ramsey

The murder of child beauty pageant queen JonBenet Ramsay shocked the world, especially considering that police and investigators never solved the case. With such mystery surrounding her death, it's no surprise that conspiracy theorists started suggesting that the girl wasn't dead at all, but that she quietly grew up to become pop sensation Katy Perry.

A YouTube video released in 2014 about it refuses to go away, with claims that the proof is in Perry's face: her eyebrows are the same as Ramsay's. Yes, this theory exists because Perry and Ramsay have similar eyebrows. Pretty much everything about the theory is wrong and there is overwhelming evidence that Perry is definitely not Ramsay. But it still continues to keep people wondering what really happened to Ramsay.

12 Keanu Reeves is immortal

Keanu Reeves

It's no secret that Keanu Reeves is a man who ages well. There is very little difference from photos taken of him when he was younger compared to photos taken of him today. Obviously, this means that he's immortal, right?

It sounds ridiculous, but then fans started noticing historical photos of people who look exactly like Reeves. Thus rumors began that these people were, in fact, all the same man - Reeves - during different parts of his long and immortal life.

From Charlemagne to Paul Mounet, fans believe that Reeves has been around for a really long time. Both men also had mysterious deaths and burials, which lend credence to the conspiracy theory. Of course, that puts him right up there with Nicholas Cage, who some fans also believe is immortal.

11 Lindsay Lohan has a dead twin

Lindsay Lohan in Parent Trap

Lindsay Lohan has enough scandal in her life not to need additional conspiracy theories floating around about her. But there's one that refuses to go away. That theory states that she once had an identical twin sister who that appeared with her in the Parent Trap movie, but that sister died shortly after filming, so Disney just decided to give credit for both roles to Lohan instead.

This theory gets even more insane, though, because it suggests that Disney actually killed off the twin she wasn't a very good actress. Really? That's what people want to believe? That a multi-billion dollar company like Disney would kill off someone for bad acting? There is a long list of bad actors in Disney films who are still alive today that says otherwise.

10 Megan Fox is an Illumanati clone

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For whatever reason, movie fans love hating on Megan Fox, so when it comes to conspiracy theories, she's often a target. One of the most ludicrous, though, is that Fox isn't really the same person that she once was. This theory suggests that she's actually a clone put in place by none other than the Illuminati. Hollywood is already full of Illuminati people, according to the conspiracy theorists, so what's one more?

The theory states that she gets replaced often, usually fueled when a photograph comes out of Fox where she looks different from before (obviously, conspiracy theorists don't believe in the power of make-up and plastic surgery). Yes, Fox looks different in nearly every photo taken of her, but the clone theory is quite a stretch.

9 Nicki Minaj is really Jay Z

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One of the craziest celebrity conspiracy theories out there is that Nikki Minaj is actually the same person as Jay Z. Apparently, this all started when someone got bored and decided to slow down one of Minaj's songs and realized that when slowed down, she sounds exactly like Jay Z. But instead of calling this a strange coincidence, the theory that they are, in fact, the same person was born.

The idea is that the person we see as Minaj on TV only lip-syncs to words that were actually recorded by Jay Z, which is a little more believable than the two being the same person. The truth is probably more like Minaj finds inspiration in Jay Z, and learned a lot from listening to his music.

8 Britney Spears faked a breakdown to help Bush

Brittany Spears and George W. Bush

No one could forget Britney Spears' big meltdown in 2007. That was the year that the pop singer officially lost it in a series of public events and outbursts that landed her in a lot of scandal and trouble. But conspiracy theorists think that all of Spears' actions were staged in an effort to help George W. Bush.

There are a lot of coincidences that align with Bush needing diversion during his time in office with Spears' time acting out, including the reemergence of Al Qaeda that year. When that announcement came out, Spears left rehab and shaved her head. Spears also defended Bush in Michael Moore's documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11. When Bush's attorney general fired eight U.S. attorneys, news broke of Spears hooking up with Jason Filyaw in rehab.

7 Lady Gaga murdered someone and stole her identity

Lady Gaga as Countess Elizabeth in American Horror Story: Hotel

Earlier this year, Twitter user @prayingmantis told the story of Lina Morgana, a rising pop star brought into the studio of producer Rob Fusari. It was during this time that Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) also came into that studio. Morgana reportedly jumped off the roof of a hotel and killed herself in 2008. But the conspiracy theory suggests that Lady Gaga actually murdered her and stole her identity.

"Evidence" to support this theory is that Morgana was already well on her way to superstardom, with a record deal, songs, music videos, and an MTV documentary, but it was Lady Gaga who went on to fame. There are also claims that Lady Gaga stole Morgana's look. Morgana's family also have indirectly accused Lady Gaga of murdering their daughter.

6 Solange is really Beyonce's mother

Solange Knowles and Beyonce

We're not entirely sure why anyone would believe that Solange Knowles is Beyonce's mother rather than her sister, but there are people out there who subscribe to this theory. In doing the math, Solange would have been five years old when Beyonce was born - considering that both women are not lying about their ages. But the theory persists that Beyonce is actually ten years older than she says she is.

This all comes down to a statement made by a cousin who swears that Solange gave birth to Beyonce and that the family kept it a secret. More than likely, this cousin is just saying whatever comes to mind in jealousy, but when these conspiracy theories get started, they keep rolling down the hill like a train, picking up a steam.

5 Khloe Kardashian's dad is O.J. Simpson

Khloe Kardashian and OJ Simpson

Another theory that refuses to die concerns the paternity of Khloe Kardashian. Many fans believe that the reality TV star is actually the daughter of O.J. Simpson: this is a rumor supported by statements made by the football player's former manager, Norman Pardo.

Pardo once suggested that because the Kardashian and Simpson families often took wild vacations together, the likelihood of the girl being Simpson's daughter is great. He also made a point to suggest that there was a lot of cheating going on, too, something Kris Jenner, Khloe's mom, once admitted to.

She denies that O.J. fathered any of her children and insists that their father is Robert Kardashian, who she was married to at the time. However, this theory continues to make the rounds.

4 Paul McCartney is dead

Paul McCartney

Perhaps one of the most infamous of celebrity conspiracy theories is the theory that suggests that Paul McCartney died in 1966 and that the man we now know as McCartney is actually an imposter who looks exactly like him, sings like him, and acts like him.

The theory states that the band tried to hide his death and replacement, but felt so guilty that they snuck clues about it into their music. The Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album featured a lot of these hints, including words suggesting Paul's death when songs got played backwards. The song "A Day in the Life" also had lyrics that said "He blew his mind out in a car," which some believe refers to how he supposedly died.

3 Stevie Wonder isn't really blind

Stevie Wonder

One of the most famous blind singers, songwriters, and musicians of our time is Stevie Wonder, but there are some who believe that Wonder has been faking his blindness all along. This comes down to the fact that people don't understand how someone who was blind at birth could write songs with such beautiful detail, something they believe a person without sight could do.

Fueling those theories is the fact that Wonder is a huge basketball fan and likes to sit in the front row at games. He also once caught a falling microphone on live TV. A sports writer suggested that Wonder once ordered three plasma televisions for his home. Of course, none of these things actually proves anything, but some people like to stir up scandal, don't they?

2 Disney killed the original Miley Cyrus

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It seems like conspiracy theorists think that Disney kills off people they don't like or have issues with. Or maybe the company just feels murderous from time to time.

According to conspiracy theorists, not only did Disney kill off Lindsay Lohan's twin, but they also killed off the original Miley Cyrus to protect her family name and the Hannah Montana character (if that's the case, it didn't work).

The theory suggests that Disney got tired of Cyrus' newfound not-so-family-friendly behavior and decided to do her in because she was no longer the role model they wanted. Obviously, she got a clone, because Cyrus continued to make music, tour, and show up on television. Therefore, this theory literally holds no water because if it were true, the murder of Cyrus was pointless.

1 Stephen King killed John Lennon

Stephen King and John Lennon

Although there is a mountain of evidence behind Mark David Chapman shooting and killing John Lennon, there are some who believe that Lennon's murder was actually a conspiracy concocted by the government and horror author Stephen King.

The claim originally came from a man who crashed a Sarasota City Commission meeting in Florida where he made his first statement about Lennon's death. This all comes down to a photograph of Lennon signing an autograph for Chapman. A photo of King taken around the same time made the two men look similar.

Obviously, this theory states that the government made King do it and paid Chapman to take the fall for it. It doesn't make a lot of sense and just because the men appeared to look similar in a series of photographs doesn't make it true.


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