As PR for the new “Rosemary’s Baby”-esque horror movie “Devil’s Due,” a prop studio equipped a remote-controlled baby carriage with a demon baby. They took it out into the streets and filmed concerned New Yorkers looked inside a carriage sitting by itself only to have a screaming, bloody-eyed devil baby suddenly pop up. As you would expect, (nearly) everybody lost their shit over the prank. Scaring innocent old ladies! What fun! But I won’t pretend I didn’t start laughing when the devil baby began spewing nasty green goo. Nice touch, folks. [YouTube]
Every November, Refe Tuma and his wife wait until their daughters are fast asleep, and then create intricate scenes with their toy dinosaurs, making it look like the toys have come to life overnight and wrought havoc around the family home. The brilliant parents call their tradition “Dinovember.”
It started with the mischievous dinos getting into a box of cereal and making a mess on the kitchen table, and quickly escalated to more sophisticated setups from there. One particularly adorable moment from Dinovember involved the dinosaurs cracking open a carton of eggs and seemingly dining on them during the night. When the girls discovered their toys’ slimy path of destruction the next morning, they whispered, “Mom and Dad are not going to like this.” Keep reading »
Hey, incase you forgot, it’s April Fools’ Day, the day in which the internet spends a portion of its marketing budget on ridiculous pranks! Let’s review how various websites and brands are playing “Gotcha!” this year… Keep reading »
Jennifer Aniston‘s neighbors do not seem to approve of her boyfriend, Justin Theroux. The actor, artist and writer often parks his BMW motorcycle in front of his lady’s house. And apparently, when a neighbor walked their dog past the bike this morning at 8 a.m., it was covered in bologna. As in, someone had stuck the much-maligned sandwich meat to the seat, wheels, handlebars, etc. “I got the impression it was some weird message, like, ‘You’re full of bologna,’ ” the neighbor said to Page Six. “The bike was in otherwise in fine condition.” A few hours later, the bologna was gone.
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This a-hole took screwing around at work to a whole new level: Stephen Pottinger, an employee of the Houston Independent School District, is in trubs for signing up his co-worker for a mail order bride website. During company hours. “He had mentioned that he wanted to get back into dating,” Pottinger said. “We have a long-standing joke that when [the co-worker] starts talking, a lot of people start falling asleep. So I said, ‘Maybe you should start dating someone who doesn’t speak any English. They can just nod and smile.’” So the Michael Scott of Texas signed his colleague up on a website that matches Russian women with American men and forwarded responses to the guy during work hours.
Well, that is quite the prank. Keep reading »
With the high concentration of d-bags in Hollywood, few would have suspected Mel Gibson would be to whom we attribute the quote “You should just smile and blow me because I deserve it!” Mel’s foul, sexist language to describe his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and his racist, rape-y declarations shocked all of us. But it turns out Mel might have left some clues to how he views women. Piper Weiss at Yahoo Shine has examined 10 years of Mel Gibson’s on-set pranks and there are some disturbing trends: he likes to terrify and/or humiliate his female co-stars and directors. Keep reading »
I have an inner 5-year-old. And this inner 5-year-old totally thinks it’s funny when people prank Wikipedia. Take for example, one jokester who amended Michael Lohan‘s Wikipedia page on Monday. After the whole bringing-cops-to-Lindsay’s-apartment kerfuffle last week, Lindsay had Tweeted, “My dad is crazy!!” And so in lieu of adding actual info about Michael to the page, this person made the page read, “My dad is crazy!! My dad is crazy!! My dad is crazy!!” over and over again. Yes, it’s juvenile. But also funny. [Radar]
After the jump, other stars who’ve had their Wikipedia pages tampered with. Keep reading »