Posts tagged "hoax"

‘Elaborate Hoax’ Alleged In NHL Star Patrick Kane’s Rape Case

There’s been another shocking revelation in what has already been a twisty week for the alleged rape case against hockey star Patrick Kane. Just two days after it was reported…

Newser | September 25, 2015 - 5:15 pm

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 24, 2014 - 10:30 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 24, 2014 - 9:30 am

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,…

Celeb Dirty Laundry | December 2, 2013 - 6:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 4:45 pm

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…

Newser | April 23, 2013 - 2:50 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 25, 2013 - 10:40 am

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…

Ami Angelowicz | January 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Newser | January 17, 2013 - 10:50 am

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… | December 4, 2012 - 4:50 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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…

Lauren Hunter | July 30, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 13, 2011 - 10:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 3, 2010 - 8:15 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2009 - 3:20 pm