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April Fools' Day

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Top April Fools' Day Articles

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  • To Tout Stanley Cup Playoffs, NBCU Teams Nick Kroll With News Staffers

    Talk about team coverage: To get the word out about NBCUniversal's coming Stanley Cup Playoffs broadcasts, the company enlisted a bevy of its TV journalists to take part in a fictional newscast about tracking a missing version of the popular sports...
  • TV Picks: 'Inside Amy Schumer,' 'Medora,' Hannibal Buress, 'Justified'

    TV Picks: 'Inside Amy Schumer,' 'Medora,' Hannibal Buress, 'Justified'
    "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). This week -- April Fool's Day, as it happens -- begins a second season for Amy Schumer's brilliant, biting sketch-cum-stand-up-cum-interview show. Although Schumer, who is 32, has been doing stand-up for...
  • FCC cracks down on broadcasters. Spec script market warms up.

    FCC cracks down on broadcasters. Spec script market warms up.
    After the coffee. Before thinking of a good April Fools' Day joke. The Skinny: I don't want to hear any spoilers about the series finale of "How I Met Your Mother." Although I haven't watched the show in maybe five years I've decided to catch up, so be...
  • Amazon Set-Top Box REVEALED: It's an Indoor Drone!

    The tech world's favorite guessing game can finally be put to rest. A long-anticipated set-top box Amazon is expected to unveil at a press conference Wednesday is in fact an indoor drone, according to sources. The device will wirelessly deliver films, TV...
  • April Fools' in the book world

    April Fools' Day is always busy on the Internet. And for some reason, it’s a day that seems especially fertile for the British comic sensibility. Amazon, the massive online retailer, is opening its first brick-and-mortar bookstore. Only it won&...
  • Gmail Shelfies (shareable selfies) continue April Fools' jokes

    Gmail Shelfies (shareable selfies) continue April Fools' jokes
    Selfies are great, particularly yours. But wouldn't they be better if they could be used as your and your loved ones' Gmail inbox background pictures? That's what Google thinks. To lead into one of its jokes for April Fools' Day 2014, Google is...
  • Catch them all: Google kicks off April Fools' with Pokemon Challenge

    Catch them all: Google kicks off April Fools' with Pokemon Challenge
    Google has kicked off the tech world's annual round of April Fools' Day gags with a Pokemon Challenge. The tech company's Japanese blog on Monday announced that an update for the Android and iPhone versions of Google Maps lets users go around and, you...
  • Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books in one sitting at Powell's

    Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books in one sitting at Powell's
    Former President Carter met his adoring, book-buying public in Portland, Ore., onĀ  Sunday, the Oregonian reports. The 89-year-old statesman signed 1,600 books in about two hours at Powell's Bookstore. Carter's new book is "A Call to Action: Women,...
  • For April Fools' and baseball season: George Plimpton

    For April Fools' and baseball season: George Plimpton
    To commemorate April Fools' Day and the start of baseball season, let’s take a look back at that greatest of all sports prank books, George Plimpton’s “Out of My League.” Originally published in 1961, it recalls Plimpton’s...
  • New hope for embattled STAP cell researchers?

    New hope for embattled STAP cell researchers?
    Just hours after Japanese investigators announced findings of fabrication and misconduct in a highly criticized "acid bath" stem cell study, scientists in Hong Kong said they had partly succeeded in reproducing the controversial experiment, but without...
  • Pranking the homeless: Glendale shelter is transformed

    Pranking the homeless: Glendale shelter is transformed
    Just in time for April Fools' Day, a new video shows how a Glendale shelter, with the help of a TV chef and others, pulled the wool over the eyes of the homeless. Their surprise was a filet mignon dinner in a fancy restaurant setting. "Feeding the...
  • Glendale's Ascencia shelter visitors 'pranked' with a positive spin

    Glendale's Ascencia shelter visitors 'pranked' with a positive spin
    Just in time for April Fools' Day, a new video shows how a Glendale shelter, with the help of a TV chef and others, pulled the wool over the eyes of the homeless, the Los Angeles Times reports. Their surprise was a filet mignon dinner in a fancy...