Supposed Shooting at Home of Lil Wayne Was a Hoax
On March 11, 2015 reports of a shooting at the home of US rapper Lil Wayne began appearing online. The Twitterverse lit up with the shooting rumours as did other social media channels.
Published: March 13, 2015
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
Nancy Pelosi and The Three Trips of Captain Cook
Message claims that Nancy Pelosi, current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, answered a psychiatrist's test question in a way that revealed a decided lack of intelligence
Published: August 2009
Miley Cyrus Death Hoax
Online reports and rumours claim that teen singer and TV star Miley Cyrus was killed in a car accident.
Published: September 2008
Charlton Heston Gun Collection Photographs
Email claims that attached photographs show an extensive gun collection that belonged to the late actor, Charlton Heston
Published: June 2008
Travis Barker Death Hoax
Message claims that famous drummer Travis Barker was found dead in his garage in November 2007
Published: November 2007
Paris Hilton Stabbed in Jail Hoax
Reports claims that jailed heiress Paris Hilton was stabbed multiple times by another prisoner
Published: 13th June 2007
Sinbad Heart Attack Hoax
Message claims that US actor and comedian, Sinbad, died of a heart attack on March 14th
Published: March 2007
Tom Hanks Death Hoax
Message that appears to be a news report claims that the actor Tom Hanks fell to his death while filming on location in New Zealand
Published: November 2006
Steve Irwin Statue Email Petition
Email message asks recipients to "sign" a petition to get a life-size statue of Steve Irwin built at Australia Zoo
Published: October 2006
Steve Irwin Became Born Again Christian Rumour
Forwarded email claims that Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin became a born again Christian shortly before he died
Published: September 2006
Jaleel White of Urkel Fame Is Not Dead
AP news report claims that actor Jaleel White, who played the lovable Urkel in "Family Matters", has committed suicide
Published: June 2006
Will Ferrell is Not Dead
A bogus press release circulating around the Internet claims actor Will Ferrell was killed in a paragliding accident
Published: March 2006
Naked Chef Free Cook Book Hoax
Email forward claims that an attached file is a new cookbook from British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver
Published: November, 2005
Serena Williams Interview Hoax
Email message claims to be the transcript of an interview with tennis star Serena Williams in which she states that it is better to date white men than black men
Published: November 2004
The King of Sweden Has Not Been Shot
Internet Rumour claims that Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has been shot in Athens
William Hung Is Not Dead
Emailed "News story" claims that American Idol celebrity, William Hung, is dead from an intentional drug overdose.
Published: July 2004
Fake email news item claims that pop diva Britney Spears was hospitalized due to a drug overdose
Magic Johnson Coma Hoax
Email claims that basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson is in a coma due to AIDS related complications
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