Rumor Patrol: Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Slap, Spice Girls Vs. Usain Bolt, More

August 18th, 2012 1:07pm EDT

Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Slap: Hope Solo is promoting her book by claiming that her Dancing with the Stars partner, Maksim, slapped her in the face and hit her while they were intense training sessions. "He wanted my head in a specific position. To achieve that, he slapped me across the face. Hard.... he was extremely apologetic."

Verdict: He said, she said. Solo said there was footage of the incident, but after Maksim saw the tape it "disappeared" and never made it to air. Maksim has come out in his defense, tweeting "Always hated hypocrites and liars … but when someone is both AND an opportunist, I just feel bad for them. Can't win at someone’s expense," and "Life's best lessons are the ones that you smile through … while they hurt you the most! I'm bullet proof … FIRE AWAY!"

Spice Girls Vs. Usain Bolt: Usain Bolt won two gold medals and defended his title of Fastest Man in the World, but were his accomplishments overshadowed on Twitter by the Spice Girls reunion?

Verdict: True. According to Twitter, Bolt received 80,000 topical tweets per minute during his 200 meter race and 74,000 during his 100 meter sprint. However, the Spice Girls helping to close the Olympics received 116,000 tweets per minute.

Jonas Brother Reunion: Speaking of a reunion that would burn up the Twittersphere, is it possible the Jonas Brothers are reuniting for a new album and live shows?

Verdict: True. Kevin Jonas told Ryan Seacrest, "It’s going to be a celebration to be back on the stage together and kind of a party with our fans! We've been making some really good music that we feel like we’re ready to play and we just can’t wait to see the fans." The trio will play live shows and gear up for a new album release.

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