Happy April Fools' Day! Love, The Internet
April 1st, 2011
04:25 PM ET

Happy April Fools' Day! Love, The Internet

April Fools' Day is celebrated with great relish online, with entertainment websites and social media being no exception.

The U.K.'s Guardian has certainly received a lot of attention today for a fake blog update about the royal wedding: "According to several Tweeters in the King's Cross area, members of the Coldstream Guards in bearskin hats are storming towards the Guardian headquarters," the unfinished update says. "Indeed, right now, we can hear what seems to be numerous people running upstairs towards the newsroom here."

But of course, they're not the only ones playing pranks.

The popular TV and movie streaming site Hulu traveled back in time to give us a glimpse of what their site might have looked like in 1996, complete with full episodes of beloved '90s series "The X-Files," "NewsRadio" and "Sliders," not to mention a 15-year-old segment about ATM surcharges from "Good Morning America." (When you watch a video, it even makes the old "dial-up" sound while loading).

Last year, Joel McHale "hacked" into his E! "arch-nemesis" Ryan Seacrest's website, so what does one do for an encore? A "hacking" by the "Bronx Zoo Cobra," of course. Stories on the site include "Britney Spears' Albino Python: Where Is He Now?" and "My 5 Favorite Snakes to Play Me in a Movie."

Twitter can be a dangerous place on April Fools' Day as well, with fake announcements being made throughout the day. Tom Green went all out, tweeting "news" about himself, such as, "I'm getting back together with my ex wife Cameron Diaz"; "I'm getting my spinal cord removed, attaching four new limbs, and becoming an Octopus. Meeting with Plastic Surgeons today"; and "Justin Bieber is my son."

Later, Green disavowed the tweet about Bieber as an April Fools' Day joke, but said that all of the rest were "true."

Not to be outdone, ABC announced a "new" lineup of shows including "Mr. Sunsheen," "White Castle," "Grey's Private Anatomy Practice," and "Snookie Blue."

Do you have a favorite April Fools' Day prank from the entertainment world? Share it below.


soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. icecreambalance

    It is true that it has been already a tradition for everyone to unleash practical jokes online, with websites and social media with no exception. But this can cause troubles on April Fools' Day as well, with fake announcements being made throughout the day. April Fools foolery has been rampant in all forms of media these days. These pranks and practical jokes consist of bad, good and even inappropriate ideas. Anyway, it is just a matter of understanding of how April Fools' day is being celebrated before. To know about April Fools. Please visit this

    January 23, 2014 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
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  3. www.monogrammedeverything.com

    L-A-M-E

    April 4, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. stem

    Fricken lame! This is the worst post ever. Makes me wanna slam Fatima right in da pooper! Head Diva has so many fake followers now that she has to change her name. Everyone is trollin off her good name! See ya. Booze it up.

    April 4, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Fatima

    thats stupid

    April 2, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Barbara

    Loved Googles gmail motion!

    April 2, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Honey B

      That's is hilarious! I remember logging in and seeing that announcement and wondering "How are we going to be able to control email by our movements?" I never gave it another thought so the joke was on me because I thought it was true! LOL!

      April 5, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bill & Ted

    Biggest April Fool's prank? No Bieber Story! Dude come on!

    April 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TOM

    Yeah ! Joel is a smelly prevert ! He likes touching weeenies and naughty parts. I am gonna tell on him !

    April 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Zach

    Check out Northwestern's online magazine website: http://www.northbynorthwestern.com
    turned everything into Pokemon related stories. Awesome.

    April 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Head Diva In Charge

    @joel clearly you are an idiot.

    April 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joel

    I loved what was done at the movie news site Film School Rejects. They dedicated their entire homepage to a celebration of Michael Bay's 1998 film Armageddon. It's silly, but a great prank. Most of the Internet news outlets seem to just want to run fake news.

    But this is great: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com

    April 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • HollywoodSurF

      Best Looking Man in America.....................

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK8unfCCdQQ&w=640&h=390]

      APRIL FOOLS!

      April 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |

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