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  • HOAX - 'U2's Bono Has Ebola'
    Circulating report claims that U2's Bono has likely contracted the Ebola virus after caring for a dying Liberian man.
    Published: October 16, 2014

  • Hoax Claims Jenni Rivera Faked Own Death
    Circulating report claims that famous Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera faked her own death in 2012 and now faces 15 years prison for fraud and conspiracy.
    Published: October 8, 2014

  • Emma Watson Nude Photo Threat was an Elaborate Hoax
    A threat to publish stolen nude photos of actress Emma Watson has turned out to be an elaborate hoax.
    Upodated: September 25, 2014

  • FAKE-NEWS - 'Eminem Quits Music After Checking Into Rehab'
    Story circulating via social media claims that rapper Eminem has announced that he is quitting music after checking into rehab to deal with a heroin addiction.
    Published: September 15, 2014

  • Lou Ferrigno Is NOT Dead
    Circulating report claims that popular US actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno has been killed in a car accident.
    Published: May 29, 2014

  • WWE Legend The Undertaker is Alive
    Circulating report claims that wrestling star Mark 'The Undertaker' Calaway was found dead in his Texas home.
    Published: April 17, 2014

  • SCAM -'R.I.P. Dwayne Johnson' - The Rock is NOT Dead
    R.I.P. message being distributed on Facebook claims that actor Dwayne Johnson has died during filming of a dangerous stunt for the movie Fast and Furious 7.
    Published: April 11, 2014

  • HOAX - 'Justin Bieber Admits To Being Bi-Sexual'
    Circulating report claims that pop star Justin Bieber has admitted via Twitter that he is bisexual. The report features a screenshot of a supposed Twitter post that features an image of Bieber kissing singer Austin Mahone.
    Published: April 9, 2014

  • Dwayne Johnson is NOT Dead
    Circulating report claims that popular actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has fallen from a cliff and died while filming in New Zealand.
    Published: April 7, 2014

  • Actor Wayne Knight is NOT Dead
    Reports and rumours circulating via social media claim that popular actor Wayne Knight has been killed in a tractor-trailer accident.
    Published: March 17, 2014

  • Michael Jackson Died Years Ago Hoax
    Email claims that Michael Jackson actually died many years ago and that the star's decayed body has recently been discovered buried at the Neverland Ranch. It suggests that an "other worldly" impostor has been playing the role of Michael Jackson for a number of years
    Updated: December 30, 2013

  • Drew Brees Did NOT Break His Legs in a Car Accident
    Circulating message claims that American football star Drew Brees has broken both legs in a car accident.
    Published: November 26, 2013

  • Oprah Winfrey is NOT Dead ? Links in Message Lead to Rogue App
    Message appearing on Facebook claims that media queen Oprah Winfrey has been found dead at her house after committing suicide at her home. The message invites users to click a link to watch an exclusive video message that the star made before her death.
    Published: November 6, 2013

  • Celine Dion Death Hoax Points To Rogue App
    Circulating messages designed to look like news headlines or "breaking news" articles claim singer Celine Dion has died and invite users to click a link to watch an exclusive news video about her demise.
    Published: October 24, 2013

  • Will Smith Facebook Death Post Leads to Rogue App
    Circulating Facebook message claims that actor Will Smith has died due to a doctor's negligence during an operation. The message invites users to click a link to see CCTV footage of the operation.
    Published: October 22, 2013

  • Adam Sandler Snowboarding Death Hoax - Adam is STILL not Dead
    Circulating message claims that popular actor Adam Sandler has died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.
    Published: October 14, 2013

  • Miley Cyrus is NOT Dead - Miley Cyrus Suicide Facebook Scam
    Message circulating on Facebook claims that entertainer Miley Cyrus has committed suicide due to "traumatic stress". The message urges fans to click a link to view a suicide video message from Miley.
    Published: September 3, 2013

  • Football Star Joe Montana is NOT Dead
    Message circulating via social media claims that retired pro football star Joe Montana has died in a single vehicle accident.
    Published: August 29, 2013

  • Jackie Chan is NOT Dead
    Message circulating via social media claims that popular actor Jackie Chan died after falling from a building during a stunt.
    Published: June 24, 2013

  • Justin Bieber did NOT Die in a Car Crash
    Message circulating via social media claims that popular young singing star Justin Bieber has died in a car accident.
    Published: March 4, 2013

  • Mickey Rourke Did NOT Die in A Snowboard Accident
    Messages circulating via social media claim that actor Mickey Rourke has died in a snowboarding accident.
    Published: January 24, 2013

  • Sylvester Stallone is NOT Dead
    Messages circulating via social media claim that actor Sylvester Stallone has died in a snowboarding accident.
    Published: January 21, 2013

  • Neil Tennant is NOT Dead
    Social media driven message claims that Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant has died in a car accident.
    Published: January 14, 2013

  • Jason Derulo is NOT Dead
    Circulating social media messages claim that entertainer Jason Derulo has died in a car accident.
    Published: December 24, 2012

  • Jim Carrey is NOT Dead
    Social media driven message claims that actor Jim Carrey died in a snowboarding accident in Sweden.
    Published: December 12, 2012

  • Adam Sandler is NOT Dead
    Social media rumours claim that popular actor Adam Sandler has died.
    Published: November 12, 2012

  • Lil Wayne is NOT Dead
    Social media driven messages claim that American rapper Lil Wayne has died of a drug overdose.
    Published: November 1, 2012

  • Johnny Depp is NOT Dead
    Social media driven messages claim that much loved actor Johnny Depp has died, either from drowning on a film set or in a car accident.
    Published: October 11, 2012

  • Social Media Rumours Falsely Claim Fidel Castro is Dead
    Rumours running rampant on Twitter and other social media sites claim that Fidel Castro has died.
    Published: October 11, 2012

  • Michael Vick Did NOT Break His Legs in a Car Accident
    Message circulating vigorously via social media claims that oft reviled football player Michael Vick has broken both legs in a car accident.
    Published: October 3, 2012

  • Tom Kenny, Voice of SpongeBob Is NOT Dead
    Circulating social media posts claim that Tom Kenny, the actor who supplied the voice of much loved children's character SpongeBob SquarePants has died.
    Published: September 13, 2012

  • Morgan Freeman is NOT Dead
    Pages and posts on Facebook claim that much loved actor Morgan Freeman has died.
    Published: September 11, 2012

  • 'Science Guy' Bill Nye is NOT Dead
    Messages circulating via social media posts claims that Science Guy Bill Nye has died.
    Published: August 28, 2012

  • Wrestling Star John Cena is NOT Dead
    Circulating social media message claims that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star John Cena has died of a head injury while practicing a wrestling stunt with a WWE co-star.
    Published: August 6, 2012

  • Wrestling Star Undertaker is NOT Dead
    Message circulating via social media claims that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Undertaker has died of a neck injury while practicing with a WWE co-star.
    Published: August 3, 2012

  • Rihanna Is NOT Dead
    Social media messages claim that popular singer Rihanna has died in a plane crash.
    Published: 11th January 2012

  • Jon Bon Jovi is NOT Dead
    Yet another celebrity death hoax began circulating at light speed around Facebook and other social media outlets. This incarnation of the hoax claimed that rock legend Jon Bon Jovi was pronounced dead after police found him in a coma at a hotel in New Jersey
    Published: 20th December 2011

  • Bill Cosby Write-In Candidate For President In 2012 Hoax
    Circulating message claims that US comedian Bill Cosby is intending to run for President in the 2012 elections. The message supposedly outlines Cosby's platform for reform should he become President.
    Published: 16th June 2010

  • Email Rumour - Keith Urban Asks Canadians to Leave a Concert
    Emails claims that country music star Keith Urban asked all Canadian audience members to leave his performance at the Minot Fair because they were not fighting with US troops.
    Published: 13th March 2010

  • Gordon Lightfoot Death Hoax
    Messages circulating via Twitter, Facebook and email claim that iconic Canadian singer- songwriter Gordon Lightfoot is dead.
    Published: 22nd February 2010


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