Rumor suggests Big Brother 5’s Holly was beheaded, but she says it’s not true

A rather ridiculous rumor posted on message boards suggests that Big Brother 5‘s Holly King, who showed up to host a Big Brother 6 challenge, was accidentally beheaded in LA a few days ago. But she says her head is still attached.

Identical copies of the unsubstantiated rumor were posted on more than one message board, and often in random, non-Big Brother-related places, such as in ABC’s Invasion discussion board and the Horrorwatch message board. Those messages say that the rumor is “confirmed,” a sure sign that it’s completely made up. An earlier version of the post showed up elsewhere, including on The Hollywood North Report Message Boards.

Here’s the full “confirmed” message:

** BB5 Holly King Beheaded! ** CONFIRMED, Shocking News From Hollywood

There have been rumours circulating in LA all day that Holly King – the dizzy blonde chick from BB5 has been beheaded on a guillotine in the grounds of Greystone (Bev. Hills) in a halloween stunt for TV that has gone seriously wrong. I was talking with an English girl who works the bar in Red Rock on Sunset and she said some cops came in and said it was true – but she didn’t know who Holly King was.

- Further to this – a whole bunch of guys were talking about it on Friday night. One press guy said they were all over it but can’t release anything right now because of legal reasons.

It should be in the media real soon though

Of course, this sounds like something the folks at Snopes would tear apart as easily as a wet Kleenex, particularly with the parts about the media not releasing “anything right now because of legal reasons. When was the last time the media showed restraint? And this happened on Sunday; since then, there have been no media reports. Just dozens of postings.

And Holly has posted on the HollyKing.com guestbook saying she’s okay:

LOL welll lemme see ..yank yank ..still attached ~ orrrr is it ~ MMOOO HA HA ! Oh lordy Hilarious, I love it! Meowzers

Even if her head is attached, it still is functioning at Holly-level.

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