Celeb April Fools’ Pranks Exposed
April Fools’ Day is the one time celebs have to get revenge on the media. Over the last few years we’ve seen some great attempts to deceive us, and this 1 April was no different. Our fave prank this year was trickster Simon Cowell and fellow Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams’ picnic in a London park. They tried to trick paps with a fake bromance, cruising round the lake on a swan pedalo and playing with daffodils as they dined on bubbly and fruit from a luxury hamper.
We also loved the Jessica Simpson birth prank. Glamour.com ran with the headline “World Exclusive: Jessica Simpson Gives Birth To Octuplets!” claiming that she had given birth to eight baby girls in an LA hospital, even going so far as releasing a fake statement from the famous singer.
Jessica is due to give birth very soon and has spent a reported Dhs7.3 million on security, including hiring 30 security guards and renting out a hospital wing because she fears kidnapping. This isn’t the first time the singer has been involved in an April Fools’ Day prank – in 2009 she pretended to be a computer repair whiz and smashed systems for a hidden camera skit.
Other top pranks this year included Sir Richard Branson’s announcement of Virgin Volcanic, a high-powered drill which would enable him to travel to the centre of the Earth along with buddies Tom Hanks, Seth Green and “science enthusiast Will.i.am”.