The Best Celeb April Fool's Day Pranks
The Best Celeb April Fool's Day Pranks
Thanks to social media, blogs and our constant need to invade famous people’s personal lives, it has now become commonplace every year for celebrities to turn the tables on us on April Fools Day. Because we can’t live without our celeb gossip and getting the inside scoop, stars love to prank us into starting silly chatter and believing fake stories. And let’s be honest, it’s pretty amazing when they do.
April Fools 2015 was no different. Celebs came out in full force to pull pranks, including false makeovers, fake romances and some plain old endearing silliness.
Here’ a look back at all of the best April Fools pranks that celebs pulled off yesterday.
The Katy Perry hair chop
Pop princess Katy Perry posted a picture of herself with an extremely short boy’s haircut on her Instagram account, with a caption that read, "I asked for the Kris Jenner." Although the cut hasn’t been confirmed as being fake yet, we can only assume KP threw on a really bad boys wig, right? Sorry Kris Jenner.
Sam Smith switches teams?
Everyone’s favourite soul singer of 2014 Sam Smith pulled a silly Twitter prank on his fans, by tweeting out that he was now straight. After about an hour of letting that simmer, he followed it up with an “April Fools” declaration, and a hysterically laughing emoji. Oh Sam.
Draco and Harry Potter are lovers?
Former Harry Potter star Tom Felton posted a half naked photo of himself and his former co-star Daniel Radcliffe on Instagram, declaring that the two were officially a couple. The caption that went with it read, "May as well just say it. We're together now x #drarry." As unbelievable as it sounds, his fans loved it and it received over 130 thousand likes. Nice one.
Preggo Bachelor stars
Former Bachelor starsSean and Catherine Lowe announced on Instagram that Catherine was 17 weeks pregnant with the couple’s first child. People later helped fuel the prank by fake confirming that the couple were expecting…but that the father was Andy Dick. Yikes.
Simon Cowell to appear on British money
Simon Cowell is a very rich British guy, so some folks might have believed The Sun’s prank that the record label exec and X-Factor mastermind was going to appear on a limited edition run of £5 notes in Britain. The Sun claimed they were going to be called 'Sivers'. It turns out it was obviously a prank story, but how cool would that have been?
Kathie Lee and Hoda get naked
Yesterday the Today Show tweeted out a tease photo that Kathie Lee and Hoda were going to do their daily show naked. Oh boy, that’s a scary thought. Thank god the photo was pixilated. But it was a good momentary prank, ladies.
Richard Branson relocates
Epically rich entrepreneur and Virgin Group head honcho Richard Branson may own tropical islands, hotels and mansions around the world, but yesterday he tricked his Twitter followers into thinking that he was going to give up big city living and move Virgin Group headquarters to Branson, Missouri…with a population 11,064. Although joke is pretty lame, (yes, the city is called Branson, his name is Branson) he did make some cool t-shirts to support the gag.
Vin Diesel goes Back To The Future
The folks at IGN were circulating a fake trailer for afilm reboot of Back To The Future starring Vin Diesel. At first it seems totally legit while watching it, and then like magic, we realize we’re getting punk’d hard when we see the title of Fast To The Future pop up.It was a good gag, dammit.
Ryan Reynolds makes Deadpool soft
Ryan Reynolds took part in a spoof Extra interview with Mario Lopez to trick fans into thinking his highly anticipated, crass superhero flick Deadpool will be a soft family film. It’s a pretty convincing gag, with a hilarious pay off at the end of the video. “F*** you, Slater!” Mario Lopez was a good sport too.
Rihanna pranks Kimmel
The best celeb April Fools prank of 2015 wasn’t played on us. Jimmy Kimmel was the victim. Rihanna got revenge on the late night prankster by turning the tables on his notorious gags, and surprising Kimmel with a middle of the night dance party in his bedroom, complete with sirens, lights, confetti and fat stacks flying. It was amazing! Jimmy, who was fast asleep, was actually wearing a retainer and looked completely shocked. His wife helped Rihanna pull it off. You need to watch it!