15 Best Celebrity Pranks
If you’re going to prank a celebrity, it better be really good. Otherwise, it just ends up being a crazy stunt for publicity that ends up getting you sued or even ignored by everybody. One certain heiress was in the news recently she allegedly pranked herself by pretending to almost die in a plane crash. Well plane crashes are no funny business. It’s one thing to put a fake fly in somebody’s glass or a whoopie cushion in their chair. It’s another thing to scar them for life! May this be a warning to any aspiring celebrity pranksters out there.
Paris Hilton was on an aerial tour of Dubai when her plane simulated a nose dive and the story was that an Egyptian TV host named Ramez Galal tricked her into thinking it was real. The video shows Hilton screaming for her life and crying. Hilton insisted she had no role in the prank and tweeted, “Scariest moment of my life. I really believed the plane was going to crash and we were all going to die.”
Chris Pratt ran from dinosaurs in “Jurassic World” and ran from them in real life as well. A Polish Prankster named Sylwester Wardega made some detailed dinosaur costumes and around a corner to scare Pratt. Wardega was previously famous for a “mutant giant spider dog” prank that went viral in 2014 with over 140 million views according to Tubefilter. The video of Pratt being pranked already has about 7 million views.
Lady Gaga was on a show called “Boiling Points.” The staff made her angry and she would have won $100 if she could make it to 14 minutes without swearing. According to Daily Mail, a waitress took away her food and brought it back covered in trash. Gaga started saying bad words at the 12 minute mark. She said “Who would put that in their mouth? Would you put that in your mouth?” You’re right, Gaga, nobody would put that in their mouth.
This prank was good just because you could see that these guys got in trouble with Tom Cruise. The ex of Katie Holmes was at the London premiere of Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” when he was being interviewed. Next thing you know, a man squirted him with a water pistol that was disguised as a microphone according to Today. Which dollar store did they get that from? Cruise appeared to laugh but then said, “Why would you do that?” Then police arrested the squirter and three other men who filmed it.
It’s not everyday that you get Amy Schumer to fall down in front of you. “All the reporters were going crazy and it was Kim and Kanye, just standing there, owning it, being short and important. And I think falling is the funniest thing, so I took a dive in front of them,” said Schumer. According to People, Schumer said she caught up with Kim later that night and Kim thought it was funny. We all know how Kanye looked with his not-impressed face.
Rihanna just released her video for “BBHMM,” but the best video for that song would have to be her pranking Jimmy Kimmel. She wore big hoops earring, dressed in a black couture ensemble, snuck into his house and woke him up by blasting her song. She threw money and popped confetti on his bed and threw things at him. Then she jumped on his bed and, with a bunch of dancers, shone flashlights into his eyes. He looked totally confused. “I am a really big fan of your April Fool’s pranks so I was like…I wanna do that,” Rihanna told Kimmel.
Just imagine sneaky old Harry Potter creeping into Hermione’s room to hide a whoopie cushion under blanket. That’s what really happened on the set of the famous movie set, according to American Girl Magazine in an interview with Emma Watson. “We did a lot of pranks! Once Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry, brought in a remote-controlled whoopie cushion. He tried it on me, but it didn’t quite work,” said Watson.
Benedict Cumberbatch was the target for a prank on the set of “Star Trek into Darkness.” Fellow castmember Chris Pine was in on the joke, according to BBC. “We told him he had to apply the cream in dots all over his face and there he was doing this really intense scene with sunscreen spots all over him.” Cumberbatch took it like a good sport and said it was really very funny.
Emma Stone loves the Spice Girls so much. “I was obsessed with the Spice Girls. They taught me about girl power. I love them and I think they’re fantastic,” Stone told Graham Norton on his show. She was sitting next to Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx when Graham Norton asked her if she had ever met a Spice Girl. Then she freaked out, thinking that the Spice Girls were going to come out and they didn’t.
Tina Fey joked about George Clooney at the Golden Globes, saying he would rather die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age. She also called Matt Damon a garbageman. Then George Clooney wrote a letter to Fey, posing as Matt Damon. The letter said, “Dear Tina, listen, it’s Matt…I just want you to know that my kid now calls me the garbage man.” Damon figured it all out on “David Letterman.”
You probably thought Jigglypuff was the only celebrity who liked to draw on people’s faces while they slept. Think again. Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann got acquainted with Kate Upton on the set of the movie “The Other Woman” and took advantage of her sleepiness. They showed Seth Meyers that they sketched facial hair on Upton’s face while she dozed off on a plane. The moral of the story is to never let your guard down around Cameron Diaz.
Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo were either on good terms or bad terms, but we will never know. This prank certainly had Witherspoon fooled. They were on the set of the movie “Just Like Heaven” and Ruffalo pretended to be mad at her. “During one scene Mark suddenly said, ‘I can’t stand you. I want you to get out.’ Then he jumped out the window. We were on a second-story platform up in the air and he’d secretly gotten the stuntmen to put out mattresses to stop his fall,” said Witherspoon.
Paul Rudd was on “Conan” and he was promoting his movie “This is 40.” The thing is that he didn’t show a clip from that movie. He fooled Conan and showed a scene from an old movie called “Mac and Me” instead. “How many times have you shown that clip on this show?” asked Conan. Forbes stated that “Ant-Man” is Marvel’s cheapest movie ever at $130 million so Rudd has a good chance of making them a profit.
The show “America’s Got Talent” has a lot of different acts come on their stage. Nick Cannon is the host of that show and actually pulled off an amazing prank. Imagine Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B., and Howie Mandel sitting at the judges table when a mime comes up and pretends he is trapped in a box. Then the mime starts getting angry at the judges and charged toward them. It was Cannon the whole time!
Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson saw Niall Horan’s expensive black Range Rover and thought they would like to do something naughty to it. You could say they went in one direction to prank their bandmate. They covered the car with a rake, a teddy bear, a dustbin, and an umbrella. They posted it on Instagram and Niall called it modern art. And fans would be interested to know that Liam sang Malik’s solos during the performances since Zayn left the group.