July 19, 2012 3:58 AM EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Expresses Unhappiness Over GQ Story: Other Celebs Who Have Disputed Articles
"The Dark Knight Rises" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is criticizing GQ for what he claims are inaccuracies in its reporting about his brother's death.
The 31-year-old actor, who appears on the cover of the mag's August issue, took to his personal website on Tuesday to refute the claim that his brother Dan died of a drug overdose in 2010.
"I have a problem with what their article says about my brother. I'll be honest, it really made me feel terrible," he wrote. "The 'allegations' to which [the journalist] must be referring were made by a handful of gossip websites. They are factually incorrect according to the coroner's office and the police department," he added. He was likely referring to an initial report that claimed the cause of his brother's death was an "overdose."
Claims of false reports about celebrities are nothing new, but they're less common when made in reference to reputable publications. Over the years, some celebs have publicly denied claims made in articles published in respected publications. From tabloids to esteemed periodicals, here are five celebs who have famoulsy criticized stories about themselves.