An erroneous report from a fake news site claimed “Wrecking Ball” singer Miley Cyrus was found dead Monday in her bathtub. Cyrus didn’t address the rumor on Instagram or Twitter this week, but made sure her fans knew it was fake by promoting NBC’s “The Voice,” her new reality TV show project, on Instagram Tuesday.
“Watch my episode on Snapchat now!!” she captioned a promotional image for the show. “Can't wait 'til you see who I'm sending to the #VoiceOnSnapchat finale!” The photo garnered nearly 280,000 likes from her 51.3 million IG followers.
Even though Hollywood Life presented the death hoax as a fake story, Gossip Cop, which famously debunks celebrity rumors, slammed the publication for “sensationalizing” the phony report with this headline: “Miley Cyrus Dead? Report Surfaces Claiming Singer Died In Her Bathtub.”
“Seriously? Real journalistic outlets don’t tease readers with the possibility that a celebrity (or anyone, for that matter) has died,” Gossip Cop wrote in a scathing article Tuesday. “The bad blog knew full well when it wrote this story that Cyrus was just fine. But the site still crafted the article to make it seem like the worst had happened.”
Cyrus, 24, meanwhile, continued to live her life. A picture of her with her fiancé, “Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth, surfaced this week. They were on their way to Nobu in Malibu, California, which is one of Cyrus’ favorite restaurants, Hollywood Life wrote Wednesday. She sported her signature hippie style for the occasion, while Hemsworth donned a T-shirt and shorts.
The two have been the subject of seemingly endless speculation. As their apparent wedding day gets closer, questions about the location of the nuptials have run rampant. One of the most popular bits of gossip is that they want to get married in Australia. Another popular tabloid topic is that the couple broke up and Cyrus is subsequently pregnant.
The pop star has been battling death hoaxes and pregnancy rumors since she was a teenager.
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