Entries in Pranks (4)


Jennifer Aniston 'Constantly Scared' Around Fiancé Justin Theroux

Photo by James Devaney/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston’s domestic life is more solid than ever, but, according to the actress, her fiancé Justin Theroux, keeps her on her toes.

In a new interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Aniston, 44, reveals that Theroux, 41, likes to hide and then, surprise her.

“He calls it trickery,” she says. “He’s constantly hiding behind drapes and I’m constantly scared. It’s like, it doesn’t get old on me.”

Still, she has a plan to get him back.

“Shh,” she said. “Here’s the thing, I won’t do that sort of elaborate scream. I’ll sneak up and then once I hit the body, then scream.”

Trickery aside, Aniston has a lot on her plate. Not only did she just produce a new TV movie for Lifetime, Call Me Crazy, but she also said recently that she has quite a bit of wedding planning left to do.

She said Tuesday that she doesn’t have a wedding dress yet, and joked about coordinating her big day:  ”[It] might make me crazy.”

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Stars Falling Victim to ‘Swatting’ Phone Prank

iStockphoto(LOS ANGELES) -- Justin Timberlake is the latest victim of a phone prank known as “swatting,” where pranksters send police to star’s homes to respond to a phony crime.

“Swatting is typically done through spoofing and spoofing is where you change the telephone number,” Former FBI special agent and ABC News Consultant Brad Garrett explained. Callers falsely report an incident in order to trick the authorities into dispatching an emergency response.

The unidentified caller reported that four men were breaking into the pop star’s home.

Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez and Rihanna were all targets of "swatting" hoaxes this week. They join Justin Bieber, Clint Eastwood and numerous non-celebrities as victims of the prank.

There are an estimated four hundred incidents of swatting across the country and they cost police an average of ten thousand dollars each time.

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Justin Bieber Pranks Manager with Sham Tweets

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(NEW YORK) -- Pop heartthrob Justin Bieber hijacked his manager’s Twitter account and seized the opportunity to post a few cheeky tweets on Scooter Braun’s behalf.

“hahaha. look who left their twitter open by mistake! priceless. I LOVE JUSTIN. He is the greatest. I wish i had more hair,” Bieber wrote Sunday after reportedly finding Braun’s account open.

Bieber retweeted that message from his own account, sending it out to his 23 million followers.

But he wasn’t done. Also tweeting as Braun, Bieber wrote:  “i wet the bed…often”; “my name is Scooter…im over 30 and I still have the name of a toy” and “#PRANKED”.

Braun, who has 1.6 million followers on Twitter, seemed to have a sense of humor about his protégé’s prank. He tweeted: “not cool. for my friends..that wasnt me. 18 year old kid snatched up my twitter. I apologize. Im back. I only wet the bed sometimes.”

“debating if i should erase the tweets of my being pranked. it is kinda funny but my grandmas check my twittre [sic] and they wont get it,” he added.

Bieber may have had his fun, but the “Boyfriend” singer better watch his back.

“and yes…revenge will be mine,” Braun vowed on Twitter.

Bieber is touring the world to promote his upcoming album Believe. More than 210,000 people flocked to his free concert in Mexico City on Monday.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


George Clooney: I've Been the Victim of Pranks, Too

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- George Clooney is a notorious prankster on his film sets, but he can take it as well as he can dish it.

He tells Parade magazine that Brad Pitt and Matt Damon have pulled tricks on him in the past.

He continues, "My friends used to change my outgoing phone message all the time.  This was the old days, when you had a phone machine.  They would change the message to something horrible and there was nothing I could do to change it back.  That was always brilliant."

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