June 7, 2007 |
IN the celebrity world, rumors are to be expected. Yet rising R&B-pop star Ne-Yo still had a rare experience after entering the spotlight last year, when some magazines accused him of being a straight sex addict and others alleged he's a closeted homosexual. Although these tales -- the former fueled by explicit video swiped from his cellphone -- were upsetting, Ne-Yo heeded the sage advice of Jay-Z and shrugged them off.
August 5, 1988 |
Thomas Jefferson was a French agent, an atheist and, if elected President, would confiscate all the Bibles in the country. That was the campaign rumor in 1800, pressed by his opponents during the fourth presidential election in American history--an election the Father of the Declaration of Independence won anyway. For the last two weeks, Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis has been dogged by rumors that he once received psychiatric treatment for depression.