| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:09 AM
When the news broke Sunday that Philip Seymour Hoffman died, it was hard to believe. Not because the actor was young and had a promising future - although that's true - but because word on the Internet was he was the subject of a death hoax the day...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:34 AM
If you frequent social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, chances are you've come across a photo of a giant squid that allegedly washed ashore along the Santa Monica coast line in California.
If you thought the photo was too bizarre to...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Like a lumbering and laborious monster intent on capturing his prey, Six Flags Magic Mountain continues to make slow but steady progress toward improving its annual Fright Fest event.
Photos: Fright Fest 2013 at Six Flags Magic Mountain
In hopes of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:11 PM
It is outrageous that the threat of gun violence — even the rumor of a threat — can paralyze one of the world's great centers of learning for hours. But such is the fear in a state where a school massacre was almost unthinkable a year ago.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
A 40-year-old man who pleaded guilty to making false bomb threats against his former employer, United Airlines, has been sentenced to prison, federal prosecutors said Monday.
United States District Judge Otis D. Wright II sentenced Patrick Cau, who also...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:34 PM
A Los Angeles man's story of being kidnapped while walking his dog last week -- just days before he was supposed to testify in a celebrity-linked burglary case -- has been deemed a ruse, police said.
Police spent three days looking for Darwin Vela, 22,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Someone made Paris Hilton the butt of a Twitter hoax Thursday involving "her" reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, and girlfriend is not happy about it.
"RIP Nelson Mandela," the Photoshopped tweet read. "Your 'I Have A Dream' speech was so...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Jennifer Ehle, Anson Mount, Abigail Spencer and Marcus Thomas have joined the cast of heist film "The Forger" alongside John Travolta, Christopher Plummer and Tye Sheridan.
Shooting began Monday in Boston on "The Forger," produced and co-financed by Code...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Christopher Plummer has joined the cast of heist movie "The Forger" opposite John Travolta and "Mud" thesp Tye Sheridan with shooting set to start in October in Boston.
Sheridan won the new young actor award Saturday at the Venice Film Festival for David...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
You may have seen the YouTube video of the young woman making a "twerking" video for her boyfriend who ends up setting her yoga pants on fire when the dance goes horribly wrong. Well, it was hoax ably perpetrated by......
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Michael Gibson thought he was a lucky man. Someone was offering him a $95,000 government grant if he'd pay a fee of only $1,500.
He did get lucky, just not in the manner he thought.
When he tried to wire the fee, the transaction didn't go through...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:46 PM
A man convicted in a Thousand Oaks "swatting" incident for falsely police he was armed with an AK-47 and ready to kill hostages has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Nathan Hanshaw, 22, was convicted of making interstate threats, threatening to use...