The Ashley Tisdale HIV Rumor

You know I love good gossip -- I even love a good maybe-it's-true-maybe-it's-not-story -- but some things are just unnecessary.

A rumor hit the the web this weekend, saying that High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale had been diagnosed with HIV, after having contracted the disease as a result of her nose job earlier this year. Fortunately, Ashley's rep says that the terrible talk is "completely untrue," but it didn't stop one site from actually posting, what they claimed to be, a statement from Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

 A rep for the medical center told People.com, "We absolutely did not issue a release."

Why would anyone do this? It's not fun or funny -- and it gives those of us who like the fluffiness of celeb gossip a bad rap. There is a point when you've gone too far -- and this is definitely it.

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