Posts tagged "hoax"

My Tri-Boob Heart Will Go On


Every night in my feed
I see your three boobies,
That is how I know you go on

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 24, 2014

The Emma Watson Nudes Threat Was A Hoax, And Also F**k Rantic

They said it couldn’t be done, and I believed them: Fake internet marketing company Rantic made themselves look worse than 4chan trolls.
It turns out the trolls aren’t behind the Emma Watson nude photo leak threat. I mean, it speaks volumes that no one would put it past them to hear a speech a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 24, 2014

That Story About A Little Girl Being Kicked Out Of A KFC Because Of Her Facial Scars Was Apparently A Big Ol’ Hoax

Last week, you probably heard the story of a little girl who was kicked out of a KFC because, staff allegedly told her grandmother that her facial scars were “scaring people.” Three-year-old Victoria Wilcher has scars on her face leftover from a pitbull attack (shudder) and her family has been raising funds for surgery through…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 24, 2014

Meadow Rain Walker’s Fake Facebook Message Hoax Revealed

In a matter of hours Meadow Rain Walker’s heartfelt message to fans regarding the death of her father Paul Walker has gone viral. Four hours ago Meadow Walker supposedly wrote, “When I was little he taught me to walk, taught me to smile, and taught me to never give up. I loved him even before…

By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / December 2, 2013

Playboy‘s Pro-Consent Party Commandments Piece Turns Out To Be A Hoax

Clicking through a Playboy article all about asking consent before sex, all I could think was, Who are you and what have you done with Playboy???

Hugh Hefner and feminists are uneasy bedfellows — pun definitely intended — even in the most liberal fields of Sex Positive-landia. But there was not much to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2013

AP Twitter Feed Hacked, Dow Plunges

Hackers got their hands on AP’s Twitter feed today and briefly sent blood pressures racing with an afternoon tweet that President Obama had been injured in a pair of White House explosions, reports the Huffington Post. The real AP tweeted minutes later that it was a hoax and suspended the account. Incredibly, the Dow had been up 130…

By: Newser / April 23, 2013

Katie Couric Gives Manti Te’o A Hard Time In First Televised Interview Since Catfish Scandal Broke

Gotta say, props to Katie Couric for not messin’ around in her exclusive interview with Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o. Te’o had a much publicized sob story about losing both his grandmother and his girlfriend on the same day, but it was recently revealed on Deadspin that his girlfriend Lennay did not exist and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 25, 2013

5 Easy Tips To Avoid Getting “Catfished” Like Manti Te’o

Even if you know nothing about sports (ME!), you are now familiar with the name Manti Te’o, linebacker for Notre Dame. Yesterday, Deadspin published a piece exposing Te’o’s girlfriend’s death as a hoax. Not just her death, but her existence. Lennay Kekua was never born, never attended Stanford, never got in a serious car wreck,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 17, 2013

Notre Dame Star Manti Te’o’s Uplifting Story Was A Hoax

Sports website Deadspin has uncovered a doozy of a scoop in the world of college football: This year’s inspirational tale of woe about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o looks to be an elaborate hoax. All season, fans heard how Te’o drew inspiration from girlfriend Lennay Kekua, who died of leukemia. Except Lennay Kekua never existed, despite countle…

By: Newser / January 17, 2013

The Anti-Rape Panties Of “Victoria’s Secret”

Timed to coincide with tonight’s telecast of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, some activist types launched “PINK loves CONSENT,” a Victoria’s Secret parody peddling anti-rape panties. “To win back customers it has alienated with its ‘rape culture’ styles,” an activist who insisted she worked for Victoria’s Secret told Jezebel, the brand would replace apparently rape-friendly slogans like “SURE THING” with rape-thwarting…

By: NYMag.com / December 4, 2012

Police Say Sharmeka Moffitt Set Herself On Fire In Alleged KKK Attack

Yesterday. we were aghast to hear that a 20-year-old Louisiana woman named Sharmeka Moffitt claimed she had been attacked by three men and set on fire, burning the majority of her body, in a hate crime.

Last night, police confirmed that Sharmeka Moffitt actually faked the “attack,” scrawled the n-word and KKK o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2012

Girl Talk: I Was The Victim Of An Internet Nanny Scam

About a year ago, the ad agency I worked for let me go and while I looked for another job in advertising, I started babysitting to pay the bills. It was somewhat surprising to me how much I liked working as a babysitter: the hours are flexible, the pay is under the table, and you…

By: Lauren Hunter / July 30, 2012

Gay Girl In Damascus Blog A Hoax, Actually Penned By American Man In Scotland

Last week, we told you about the mysterious disappearance of Amina Abdallah, 35, a lesbian woman in Syria who penned the blog Gay Girl in Damascus. As Jessica initially wrote in that post, according to a post written by her cousin, on June 6, three men pulled up in a car and grabbed Abdallah. I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 13, 2011

Did Lady Gaga Fall For A Twitter Hoax By A Fake Cancer Patient?

Was Lady Gaga the victim of a twisted Twitter hoax? A Crushable blogger claims a 15-year-old girl named Ana, who allegedly tweeted under the Twitter handle @analilmonster and allegedly died from cancer this morning, may not actually exist.

Ana has apparently only tweeted for the past five days and only tweeted about Lady Gaga…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2010

Letter Claims Tiger Woods Got Hit In Mouth With A Golf Club And Is Recovering From Plastic Surgery

Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Is Tiger Woods hiding from the public eye because Elin Nordegren busted him in the face so bad with a golf club that he had to fly to Phoenix for plastic surgery?

That’s what a letter posted on the gossip blog Hollywood Interrupted is claiming. Blogs Gawker and Deadspin both say…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2009