‘Back to the Future’ reboot, a ‘Pitch Perfect’ slip, and more celeb April Fools pranks

Sinbad and CollegeHumor set the bar high   this year by releasing the “lost footage” from   the   Shazaam! I knew I had to take a bigger stand. I just played the best April Fools gag on my crew with 1000 extras waiting inside! It's OFFICIAL! I’m rebooting Back to the Future with an amazing all-female cast,” director Feig, who witnessed the   misogynistic backlash over his Ghostbusters film, announced on Twitter. “It’s OFFICIAL! Thanks, Bob [Zemeckis], for believing in me.”
Chris O’Dowd, who featured in Feig’s Bridesmaids, bolstered   the ruse by   tweeting about his role as the gender-swapped Lorraine McFly (now Larry McFly). Happy 4/1! Brady posted the front page on Instagram with the caption, “Happy April 1st! Thanks, Bob Z., for believing in me. Happy 4/1!”
The actor even posted a link to a fake article on The Daily Buzz in which a statement read, “With what is going on now in the country, I couldn’t stand by any longer merely as a citizen. #fakenews.”

Happy April 1st! I'm rebooting Back to the Future with an amazing all-female cast! Frankel’s real hair has been on display through her Skinny Girl social media channels, while Hadid promised her pic with the scissors emoji was just “jokes jokes.”

#shorthairdontcare #zerofucks #newseasonnewlook
A post shared by Bethenny Frankel (@bethennyfrankel) on Apr 1, 2017 at 7:17am PDT

✄ ✄ ✄ happy April foolz fwends 😉 😛
A post shared by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on Apr 1, 2017 at 5:25am PDT

jokes jokes .. “#MarieMcFly #BTTF18! #Takei2018 https://t.co/Wf7qvV1eXj
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 1, 2017

No, I'm not running for Congress. So that’s why I’m running for Congress. “Well, the cat’s out of the bag it seems,” the 79-year-old tweeted before eventually confirming, “No, I’m not running for Congress. https://t.co/R0qq3lrNLn
— chris o'dowd (@BigBoyler) April 1, 2017

You will be amazing. confirmed it was all a prank with a caption that read, “#aprilfools.”

🚨🇺🇸🚨🇺🇸🚨🇺🇸🚨🇺🇸🚨🇺🇸 ⬇️ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ➡️ 😜 #aprilfools
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Over in the land of football, Tom Brady   fans were riled up to   see a fake story from the NFL blog Cover 32   with the headline, “Buffalo Bills acquire quarterback Tom Brady in trade with New England.”
The article was   reposted on Yahoo Sports and included a faulty statement from Buffalo Bills head coach   Sean McDermott, which he had supposedly made at a press conference:   “Today, April 1st, 2017, the Buffalo Bills have made a game-changing trade. In February, The Boston Globe inadvertently released an edition of the paper that reported a victory for the   Falcons. https://t.co/aX30y8qFF3
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) April 1, 2017

Phelps got in on the fun when he seemingly announced over Twitter his return to professional swimming. pic.twitter.com/ZrhTCExLw7
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) April 1, 2017

Tragic accident on the set of Pitch Perfect 3…just kidding! “Some dreams/goals you just can’t get rid of…been doing a lot of thinking n I’ve decided that I’m going 2 make another comeback,” he wrote with a hashtag for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Crew members rushed to her aid when it seemed as if the star took   a serious spill down the steps of her trailer. Let's do this! Many more of these jests percolated across the Internet on Saturday, including from director Paul Feig, retired swimmer Michael Phelps,   Star Trek alum George Takei, and Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson. movie people think happened but really didn’t. Some dreams/goals you just can't get rid of…been doing a lot of thinking n I've decided that I'm going 2 make another comeback! One of the most difficult days in entertainment journalist is April Fools, a day when celebrities make a habit of pulling their own pranks with   joke announcements, casting calls, and the like. But Jon Ossoff is on 4/18. Wilson posted footage of the prank on Instagram of her shouting “April Fools!”
“I just played the best April Fools gag on my crew with 1000 extras waiting inside,” she tweeted. “You will be amazing,” the filmmaker replied. A post shared by Rebel Wilson (@rebelwilson) on Apr 1, 2017 at 8:12am PDT

Both Bethenny Frankel of Real Housewives of New York City and fashion model Gigi Hadid   posted fake photos of themselves with much shorter ‘dos. Let's flip Congress in '18 pic.twitter.com/41uj6l3yt7
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 1, 2017

Wilson caused a bit more of a raucous on the set of Pitch Perfect 3. #fakenews
A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Apr 1, 2017 at 10:42am PDT

Takei, an out gay actor and   prominent celebrity supporter of LGBTQ rights,   became a trending topic on Saturday when he claimed to be running for Congress. While we know there have been recent rumors about his impending retirement, we here with the Bills organization do hope he reconsiders and joins us to help bring the Bills some Super Bowl glory.”
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As for Brady, he took April Fools as a moment to remind everyone about   the Patriots’ mind-blowing Super Bowl win over the Falcons. Happy April Fools Pitches! Help him win at https://t.co/ctCcRiYcdL. I got you!!! #tokyo2020
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) April 1, 2017

Despite rumors and hopeful chatter that Phelps might   come out of retirement, he told EW in an interview, “The words that I was potentially gonna swim in 2020 never came out of my mouth, so if that has been written or quoted, it is misquoted.” He added, “I couldn’t be happier with how everything finished, but being able to go out how I want to… on my terms I think is what I always dreamt of.”
Moments after his tweet,   the official Instagram account for Team U.S.A. My hope is to challenge Devin Nunes for his seat in 2018.”

Well, the cat's out of the bag it seems. — Paul Feig (@paulfeig) April 1, 2017

So excited to be playing Larry McFly (formerly Lorraine) in this exciting re-boot. 🤣 happy April foolz fwendz
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) April 1, 2017

Show Full Article We have officially acquired Tom Brady in a trade with the New England Patriots. #MarieMcFly #BTTF18!