It’s All a Joke
[lastfm]Adam Lambert[/lastfm]’s starring in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular? Google is now Topeka? In-N-Out Burger’s coming to New York? No, no, and unfortunately, no – they’re all pranks that have been pulled this April Fools Day. Check out a short list of some of this year’s April Fools pranks after the jump.
Adam Lambert announced that not only is he going on an ambitious world tour, but he’s also going to be starring in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular and in a remake of “The Wizard of Oz” with fellow “American Idol” alum [lastfm]Carrie Underwood[/lastfm]. Lambert later posted on his Twitter account the following: “The “rumors” on planet fierce are April Fools day jokes!! Tour dates and venues have not been announced. No radio city. No wizard of oz…”
[lastfm]Coldplay[/lastfm] unveiled on their site that they have come out with a new fragrance called “Angst,” a custom fragrance made of “sangre, sudor and lagrimas” (or blood, sweat, and tears in English). Their site quotes Chris Martin as saying “This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. People like to smell nice and we thought we could help them out.” The fragrance, sold through their website, costs 42 pounds but is listed as sold out.
If you head on over to RyanSeacrest.com, you’ll see that comedian and star of E!’s “The Soup” Joel McHale took over Seacrest’s site, as well as his Twitter account. The prank actually crashed Seacrest’s site multiple times throughout the day, and features photo galleries of McHale as well as promotions of all of McHale’s current ventures. On the main page you are greeted with the message: “Welcome to the all-new RyanSeacrest.com. I’m Joel. I’ve taken over Ryan’s website and his tree house. Anyone know how to bake cookies?”
Tween heartthrob [lastfm]Justin Beiber[/lastfm] took over Funnyordie.com, which has been renamed “Bieber or Die.” The site has a message that reads “Justin Bieber has decided to buy Funny or Die and do with it whatever his tiny little heart desires.” The site features Bieber remaking several popular Youtube videos like David at the Dentist, the Dramatic Chipmunk, and OMG Cat.
Google announced they are renaming the site Topeka as a way to honor the city of Topeka, Kansas for renaming their city Google. Topeka unofficially renamed itself in early March as part of a ploy to become part of Google’s municipal broadband project. You can read more about Topeka’s stunt here.
In what could possibly be the cruelest April Fools joke played today, New Yorkers woke up this morning to posters advertising that the popular West Coast fast food chain In-N-Out Burger was coming to the Big Apple this summer. This ended up being an elaborate prank pulled off by collegehumor.com. They made signs, fliers and even hired actors dressed up as employees to promote the event. The cat was eventually let out of the bag when a spokesperson for In-N-Out released a statement saying all the advertising in NYC was a prank.