It’s that time of year again – and Hollywood is joining in on the fun of April Fools’ Day. From fake pregnancies to Twitter hacking, here’s how some stars are messing with their fans:
• Is Brooke Burke pregnant? “Where is your sense of humor?!? I will not be Dancing With baby #5. lOL Got you!!!! April Fools!!!” the Dancing with the Stars co-host, whose Web site reported the fake news on Thursday, Tweeted later in the day. (She even had her mom believing there would be another Burke baby on the way.)
• Justin Bieber’s already topped the pop charts – but what about the Web? The 16-year-old singer “bought” FunnyOrDie.com, renamed it Bieber or Die, and declared, “Anything that’s not Bieber dies!”
• Are the guys of Coldplay the latest celebs launching a signature fragrance? The band broke the faux news on their Web site that Angst by Coldplay, which features ingredients such as sangre, sudor and lagrimas, can now be purchased online for 42, although it’s already sold out.
• Joel McHale hacked into Ryan Seacrest‘s Twitter account, revealed the American Idol host’s embarrassing password (thirdnipple!) and caused an online traffic jam. “Whoops. Looks like I crashed your website again. Sorry ry ry. ;-)” McHale wrote.
• Sorry, Adam Lambert fans. The singer isn’t going to star in a Wizard of Oz sequel and he hasn’t launched a world tour just yet. After several false postings on one of his fan sites, Planet Fierce, about his upcoming projects, Lambert cleared up the rumors on his Twitter page.
• And, finally, though he wasn’t in on the joke, Ricky Martin also got caught up in April Fools’ Day after a fake statement posted on the Web quoted the singer saying, “I am not a homosexual,” just three days after revealing he is gay. Martin’s rep tells PEOPLE the statement is, of course, fiction.
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