Hollywood celebrities make some of the best pranksters, and April Fools’ Day this year did not disappoint. From Netflix’s hilarious Seth Rogan stunt to a potential musical remake of the endearingly terrible film The Room, here’s a roundup of the stars who pulled the craziest pranks in 2018...
Tom Hardy casts himself as James Bond
The actor has been rumoured to be the next James Bond, so he decided to take matters into his own hands for April Fools’ Day. Posting a photo alongside Daniel Craig, he wrote, “Dammit I was in my tux and on the runway GTG… no drama.”
Seth Rogan gets acquired by Netflix
Netflix US tweeted out a hilarious video of Seth reading his new deal, which stated: “I, Seth Rogan, do hereby relinquish ownership of mind and body to the entity known as “Netflix, Inc.” (hereby referred to as “Seth’s Owners”). Of course, it was all fun and games!
***EXCLUSIVE: NETFLIX ACQUIRES SETH ROGEN IN UNPRECEDENTED BUSINESS MOVE*** pic.twitter.com/0fgWHJhprh— Netflix US (@netflix) April 1, 2018
The Bachelor ’s Arie Luyendyk announced pregnancy with Lauren Burnham
Arie took to Twitter to share a doctored photo of his fiancé Lauren’s fake baby bump, announcing, “Secrets finally out, we have a bunny in the oven!” This one didn’t go over so well, with many people taking to social media to express their anger over the joke, upset that the couple were poking fun at the expense of couples suffering from infertility.
Todd Kraines, the man behind Scott Disick’s famous prank, got revenge
Todd is a family friend of the Kardashian clan, but most people know him as the guy that Scott impersonates to play tricks on momager Kris Jenner. This time, however, the tables turned! The real Todd called up Kourtney Kardashian and asked, “When that whole thing was going on, like did you guys ever think about how it would affect my life?” She responded flatly, “No.”
TheaterMania announced that The Room would be coming to Broadway
The theater company took to Twitter to announce that Lin-Manuel Miranda, the famous American playwright behind Hamilton, would be bringing Tommy Wiseau’s film The Room to life on Broadway. The film recently came back into the limelight after James Franco released The Disaster Artist , a moviebased on Tommy’s life and work. Of course, this was all a lie – but fans seemed into the idea!
This is all VERY premature, we’ll try it out of town in San Francisco. https://t.co/kiyzHrqmho— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 1, 2018
Stephen King for Governor of Maine
One of the more creative (and politically relevant) pranks this year was king4maine2018.com, a website built by an unknown source claiming that, “after years of criticizing Governor Paul LePage, Stephen is considering making a run for Governor in 2018.” But anyone who navigated to the website was quickly rickrolled – the universal signal that you have, in fact, been pranked.
During Sunday’s episode of American Idol, The Bachelor host Chris Harrison appeared on stage instead of the show’s usual frontman Ryan! Right away, Chris addressed the crowd with his typical Bachelor intro, “Tonight, there will be drama. There will be tears. Who will stay? Who will go home broken-hearted? It’s all come up on tonight’s American Idol.” In perfect timing, the producer appeared on stage with a rose, informing Chris that he was on the wrong show.