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.
Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”
While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV.
Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’”
If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease.
At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.
At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.
They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
- Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
- Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
- Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C
The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.
As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.
If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single
Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.
That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.
Work Gets in the Way:
Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.
The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.
Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.
Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.
Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.
The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.
Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.
Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.