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Test Your Knowledge: Celebrities vs. Tabloids Quiz
by Staff
Tabloids and Hollywood stars have a symbiotic relationship, but sometimes things go sour. How much do you know about these spats between tabloids and celebrities? Take this quiz to find out.

In 2016, for what amount did Dr. Phil and his wife sue the National Enquirer?

  • $40 million
  • $70 million
  • $250 million

What did the National Enquirer claim about Dr. Phil that triggered the lawsuit?

  • that he had two secret love children
  • that he abused his wife
  • that he was an alcoholic

In 2011, over what issue did Katie Holmes sue Star magazine?

  • substance abuse
  • infidelity
  • financial woes

As part of the Katie Holmes settlement, Star made a donation to what kind of group?

  • water sanitation charity
  • dance charity
  • carnival worker charity

How old was Ashley Olsen when she sued the National Enquirer for $40 million?

  • 15 years old
  • 18 years old
  • 20 years old

In the end, what happened to Ashley Olsen's lawsuit against the National Enquirer?

  • The magazine won.
  • It was dismissed.
  • It was settled out of court.

Which website did wrestling celebrity Hulk Hogan sue over a leaked sex recording?

  • Deadspin
  • Gawker
  • TMZ

How much did a jury award to Hogan after his suit against Gawker?

  • $30 million
  • $80 million
  • $140 million

Of the $140 million that Hogan won from Gawker, how much was considered punitive damages?

  • $5 million
  • $25 million
  • $90 million

News of the World made what up what story about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt?

  • They had an open marriage.
  • They were selling their adopted children.
  • They were divorcing.

In 2013, Tom Cruise filed a $50 million lawsuit against which publication?

  • In Touch
  • Star
  • National Enquirer

Why did Cruise sue both publications?

  • They claimed his face was made entirely of plastic.
  • They said he was a homosexual.
  • They claimed he abandoned his daughter.

How did the $50 million Cruise lawsuit end?

  • Cruise won $10 million of the $50 million.
  • The magazines won and then countersued.
  • It was settled out of court.

Kate Winslet sued the Daily Mail for calling her what?

  • obese
  • talentless
  • irritating

In 2007, soccer star David Beckham lost his attempt to sue which publication?

  • In Touch
  • TMZ
  • Entertainment Weekly

What claim did In Touch magazine make regarding David Beckham?

  • He was divorcing his wife.
  • He had sex with a prostitute.
  • He frequented sex clubs.

What false claim did Star make against Reese Witherspoon in 2006?

  • that she was pregnant
  • that she was terminally ill
  • that she was financially broke

How long did it take Star magazine to publish an apology regarding Witherspoon's nonexistent pregnancy?

  • two days
  • two weeks
  • two years

In 2005, the Daily Sport published which celebrity had a "passion wagon"?

  • Teri Hatcher
  • Tom Cruise
  • Olivia Munn

In 2007, the National Enquirer wrote that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were caught up in which kind of scandal?

  • abuse scandal
  • heroin scandal
  • sex scandal

Why did a judge throw out Britney Spears' sex tape suit against Us Weekly?

  • She ran out of money for legal fees.
  • Her claim was simply false.
  • Her public image was already sexualized.

In 1981, which celebrity sued the National Enquirer regarding an argument she supposedly had with Henry Kissinger?

  • Phoebe Cates
  • Carol Burnett
  • Jane Fonda

In the end how much did Burnett win in her suit against the National Enquirer?

  • $10,000
  • $150,000
  • $1 million

In 1990, Elizabeth Taylor sued the National Enquirer for printing that she had which disease?

  • lupus
  • leprosy
  • Legionnaires' disease

In 2005, British tabloid The Sun indicated that a man named Shane Nickerson was having an affair with which actress?

  • Angelina Jolie
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Jodie Foster

After the dust settled, what did The Sun say about a 2005 Cameron Diaz infidelity story?

  • It was "unfounded."
  • It was "not entirely baseless."
  • It was "a sad state of affairs."

In a lawsuit against the National Enquirer, what did Lark Voorhies indicate was "patently false and heinous"?

  • that she was addicted to cocaine
  • that she blew all her money on shoes
  • that she had dementia

What happened to the suit that Lark Voorhies filed?

  • It was settled.
  • She won $30,000.
  • It was dropped.

In 2007, the Daily Mail published a story indicating that Keira Knightley had which disease?

  • anorexia
  • HIV
  • leukemia

How much did Knightley win in her suit against the Daily Mail?

  • about $4,000
  • about $400,000
  • about $4 million