Everyone loves a good prank on April Fool’s Day.
It may have been Easter Sunday, but it was also April 1st, and that meant people pulling their little pranks on family and friends. Celebrities were definitely getting into the spirit, as we saw everyone from American Idol to Netflix join in the fun. We couldn’t let these pranks go by without talking about them, so check out what some of your favorite celebs were up to on April Fool’s Day below.
American Idol: Ryan Seacrest and Chris Harrison
Is anyone else still shocked that American Idol is finally back, this time on ABC? While the contestants are trying to make their way through Hollywood Week on the show, ABC decided to have some fun at the start of the show.
The show kicked off with The Bachelor host Chris Harrison starting things off for the studio audience. Like most episodes of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, things started with dramatic music playing in the background.
With the long pauses in between, Harrison said, “Tonight, there will be drama. There will be tears. Who will stay? Who will go home broken-hearted? It’s all coming up on tonight’s American Idol.”
However, if you are a fan of the show, you know that is not how Idol starts! That is when host Ryan Seacrest jumped in to save the day. He said, “I appreciate the effort, but it’s: This is American Idol.” To which Harrison replied, “This is April Fool’s.”
There was some laughter in the audience, as Seacrest said, “Chris, my final rose. Goodbye.” He gave Harrison a rose and it was time for the show to start.
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— TheaterMania (@theatermania) April 1, 2018
This is all VERY premature, we’ll try it out of town in San Francisco. https://t.co/kiyzHrqmho
— 🧟♂️The Tomb Where It Happens🧟♀️ (@Lin_Manuel) April 1, 2018
For this prank, Lin Manuel-Miranda joined in the fun of a prank someone else was doing. Theater Mania sent out a tweet saying there would be a new Broadway musical coming from Lin, which would be based on The Room by Tommy Wiseau.
Theater Mania started the prank, but tagged Lin Manuel in the tweet and he kept the prank going strong. He tweeted, “This is all VERY premature, we’ll try it out of town in San Francisco.”
You know fans were going wild for a while, but Miranda later tweeted that it was a joke. He said, “So this was a great joke and all (WELL DONE @theatermania & @avb I take no credit) but WE REALLY DID watch The Room while workshopping Hamilton at Vassar.”
Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham
As if enough people were not fans of The Bachelor already, Arie Luyendyk, Jr. had to make sure most of Bachelor Nation hated him. The Bachelor star created some major drama when he posted on his Twitter and Instagram stories. The photo featured a woman that was sporting a baby bump. Luyendyk said, “Secrets finally out, we have a bunny in the over! @laurenburham91.”
After seeing the photo, many fans were perturbed with it and not asking questions. Bachelor Nation knew it was an attempt at an April Fool’s joke, which went terribly wrong. He later sent out a tweet saying “APRIL FOOL’S.”
Since there are a high number of couples that struggle with getting pregnant, making a joke of it is a terrible thing. People on Twitter were letting him know their thoughts, which is what the social media platform is all about, right?
One of the tweets, which was from @kedixo, stated, “Come on. Be better than that. It’s not a joke for many struggling families to get pregnant, it’s extremely expensive and it’s heartbreaking. I wish nothing but the best for Arie and Lauren but this is not funny, it’s cruel.
To join in the fun, Netflix decided to send out a press release, which stated that they had taken over Seth Rogen’s mind. It’s what they said, but we all know they didn’t do it.
In the press release, it stated, “World-renowned Canadian person, prolific marijuana user, and winner of the 2015 MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Kiss’ Seth Q. Rogen has entered into a lifetime deal to transfer full ownership of his personal autonomy to Netflix, Inc.”
This all originated during a wrap party in 2017, as Netflix Development Executive Jareth Chumley. He said, “After a wrap party in late 2017, Seth approached me and said something like ‘Jesus F—king Christ Jarbear, I would sell my soul for a f—cking enchilada right now.”
For the prank, it looks like that is exactly what Rogen did! Besides getting some laughs in there, the real reason was to promote Seth’s new project, which is titled Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity.” That starts streaming on Netflix on April 6.
From the fake pregnancy announcement to the fake childbirth, as Princess Love pranked fiancé Ray J. This was an early prank, as she pretended her water broke for their first child.
She had the help of their friends, as they squirted water onto the floor. They recorded the video and posted to their Instagram pages. She captioned it, “Got @RayJ good after show last night #APRILFOOLS.” Indeed she did get him good!
If you aren’t a fan of Ryan Seacrest’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, then you might not understand this prank. Todd Kraines was the infamous man behind the pranks that Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick were pulling on Kris Jenner at the time.
E! News had Kraines make an April Fool’s Day PSA video, as he talked about how much these jokes affect people’s live forever! During the PSA, he called Kourtney and talked to her about the prank and he got her to admit she was the one behind the prank and not Scott!
It looks like Todd was able to get a little revenge from their earlier prank.