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Fakes, Hoaxes, and Impostors

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  • Jennifer Ehle, Anson Mount, Abigail Spencer Join 'The Forger'

    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...
  • Government grant scams can be costly

    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...
  • Stephen Colbert denies 'Get Lucky' dance party was a hoax

    Stephen Colbert denies 'Get Lucky' dance party was a hoax
    Stephen Colbert became the talk of the Internet on Wednesday after a star-studded dance party to the Daft Punk hit “Get Lucky” went viral. Given the level of attention generated by the clip — and the last-minute cancellation and...
  • "Twerk FAIL" hoax revealed

     
    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......
  • Toronto: Christopher Plummer Joins 'The Forger' Opposite John Travolta

    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...
  • John Travolta's 'The Forger' Casts Tye Sheridan

    "Mud" star Tye Sheridan has been cast opposite John Travolta in indie heist drama "The Forger" with shooting starting in Boston in October. Philip Martin is directing. Code Entertainment's Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt and Eugene Musso will produce the...
  • The Calling's Alex Band says alleged assault was no hoax

    The Calling's Alex Band says alleged assault was no hoax
    Alex Band, leader of local rock band the Calling, described in detail what he says was an abduction and assault after a performance in Lapeer, Mich., on Sunday. Band said the alleged early morning attack left him with a fractured lower spine, 15...
  • Burbank police discover stash of ID theft, forgery equipment

    A 38-year-old man allegedly attempting to cash a forged check in Burbank led police to a hotel room full of credit card skimmers, printers, blank checks, false identities and personal information of multiple victims. At 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police...
  • Mike McGrady dies at 78; journalist behind sexy bestselling hoax

    In the summer of 1966, Newsday columnist Mike McGrady threw down the gauntlet to a trusted coterie of fellow journalists: Produce a novel so poorly written and relentlessly focused on sex that it would fly off bookstore shelves. Two dozen colleagues,...
  • Manti Te'o hoax: Alleged mastermind wants therapy, attorney says

     
    Ronaiah Tuiasosopo to speak on Dr. Phil: Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend affair, was planning to come clean and reveal the exact nature of his relationship with the football player and his role in the...
  • Manti Te'o says he was duped by hoax: 'I wasn't faking it'

     
    Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o strongly denied he had any role in an elaborate hoax involving a girlfriend Te'o later learned did not exist, blaming instead a Palmdale man for the entire incident. "I wasn't faking it. I wasn't......
  • 'Swatting' at Charlie Sheen, Miley Cyrus homes investigated

     
    The teenager arrested in connection with "swatting" incidents targeting Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber has also been linked to other cases, LAPD said....