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Woman who shot boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt jailed 6 months

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Monalisa Perez is convicted 9 months after shooting her boyfriend in the chest, thinking a thick book would stop the bullet. She used a .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol

PEREZ. The 20-year-old is charged with 2nd-degree manslaughter. Photo from Norman County Sheriff's Office/AFP

WATCH: Gordon Ramsay cuts off finger in epic prank

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:28 PM

Gordon Ramsay shocks The Nightly Show guest Frank Skinner and by getting his finger stuck in a blender

WATCH: Emma Watson interviews nanny in hilarious prank

Mar 04, 2017 - 12:12 AM

Emma Watson is on the lookout for a nanny and she interviews an applicant with the help of Ellen DeGeneres

WATCH: Samara from 'The Ring' scares unsuspecting shoppers

Jan 24, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Freaky A group of shoppers get the fright of their lives as Samara crawls out of a TV in an appliance store

Pranksters change iconic Hollywood sign to 'Hollyweed'

Jan 02, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Police say unidentified thrill seekers used tarps to change the spelling of the landmark

The famous Hollywood sign reads "Hollyweed" after it was vandalized, January 1, 2017.  Police said unidentified thrill-seekers had climbed up and arranged tarps over the two letter "O's" to make them look like "E's," CBS affiliate KCAL reported. Each letter is 45 feet (13.7 meters) high, so the feat would have required not just bravado but considerable athleticism.   / AFP PHOTO / Gene Blevins

My Ikea nights: new craze irks Swedish furniture giant

Dec 22, 2016 - 12:57 PM

In Europe pranksters seeking a thrill have followed in the footsteps of two Belgian students who filmed and posted on YouTube a video clip about the night they spent last summer at an Ikea store in Ghent

File photo by AFP

WATCH: Adam Levine, Ellen DeGeneres scare people in bathroom prank

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Ellen and Adam hide in a bathroom cubicle to surprise unsuspecting women for a hilarious prank

BATHROOM SCARE. Adam Levine and Ellen DeGeneres hide in a bathroom to scare unsuspecting guests. Screengrab from YouTube/TheEllenShow

WATCH: Britney Spears breaks into Jimmy Kimmel's bedroom for surprise performance

Aug 04, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Britney gives Jimmy the ultimate wakeup call with a Rihanna inspired prank

Lawmaker wants emergency hotline prank callers penalized

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon files the Anti Prank Caller Act after the 911 hotline received 1 119 dropped calls and 304 prank calls on its first day of implementation

NO TO PRANK CALLERS. Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon wants to penalize prank callers of the 911 hotline.

Should telcos charge 911 calls? Netizens weigh in

Jul 28, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Netizens suggest other ways to deal with prank calls

WATCH: Caregivers experience horror in 'The Conjuring 2' prank

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:38 PM

A possessed patient scares these ladies by flying up in the air and screaming for their souls

PRANK. A Brazilian variety show pranks caregivers into thinking they're in a scene in 'The Conjuring 2.' Screengrab from YouTube/Câmeras Escondidas Programa Silvio Santos

WATCH: Kobe Bryant in hilarious hidden camera prank on 'Ellen'

Apr 28, 2016 - 12:33 AM

Kobe tells a doctor about his sweating problem in this hidden camera prank

SWEAT ISSUES. Kobe Bryant pranks a doctor on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' by telling her he has an excessive sweating problem. Screengrab from

WATCH: Maisie Williams pranks 'Game of Thrones' fans as a shop clerk

Apr 21, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark pranks unsuspecting customers at a Los Angeles game store and gives away free Game of Thrones merch

LORRAINE. Maisie Williams pranks unsuspecting 'Game of Thrones' fans who want free merchandise. Screengrab from YouTube/NYLON Video

MMDA Avengers and other pranks by brands on April Fools 2016

Apr 01, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Several brands decided to join in on the April Fools fun by playing some major gags on their loyal customer bases

Warriors prank Festus Ezeli, make it seem like he was cut

Apr 01, 2016 - 2:12 PM

So besides being good in basketball the Dubs are also good at fooling teammates It must be good being the champs

WATCH: Identical twins stage time travel prank in New York City subway

Mar 24, 2016 - 4:18 PM

Twins stage an elaborate prank to make them appear as future and present versions of one person

Photo from Improv Everywhere (

YouTube star Sam Pepper slammed for 'killing best friend prank' video

Dec 02, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Social media users react to Sam Pepper s prank where he pretends to kill Viner Colby Brock in front of Colby s best friend Sam Goldbach

'KILLING PRANK.' Sam Pepper pretends to abduct and kill Sam Goldbach's best friend, Colby Brock, in front of him. Screengrab from YouTube/Sam

Facebook user Phuc Dat Bich says name is a 'prank'

Nov 25, 2015 - 8:29 PM

The Australian Facebook user has a message for the thousands who believed his real name was Phuc Dat Bich

JUST A HOAX. The Australian man, who is of Vietnamese origin, says his prank 'made a fool' out of the media but also showed the good side of the people who reached out to him. Screengrab from Facebook/Phuc Dat Bich

Paris Hilton terrified by disturbing plane crash prank

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:26 PM

I really believed the plane was going to crash amp; we were all going to die says Paris on Twitter

WATCH: Chris Pratt surprised by dinosaurs in 'Jurassic World' prank

Jun 17, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Watch an unsuspecting Chris Pratt walk right into the dino themed prank

WATCH: Rihanna's epic April Fools' prank on Jimmy Kimmel

Apr 02, 2015 - 1:23 PM

It seemed like a UFO had landed said Jimmy

RIHANNA. Confetti and dollar bills, everyone! Screengrab from YouTube

WATCH: Katie Couric pranks James Corden on ‘Late Late Show’

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

‘I was like ‘Oh my God Katie Couric she’s died ’’ he says

KATIE AND JAMES. Oh my god! Screengrab from YouTube

Too much or pretty cool? 4 scary Halloween pranks

Oct 31, 2014 - 9:53 PM

An alien invasion a devil s daughter and killer clown test your courage

#PugadBaboy: Digging for Gold

Sep 23, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Gotcha! The best April Fools' pranks on YouTube

Apr 01, 2014 - 8:54 PM

Pranksters unite in these April Fools Youtube videos

Germany seizes cocaine-filled condoms sent to Vatican

Mar 23, 2014 - 11:40 PM

A ministry spokesman says a box packed with 340 grammes of cocaine valued at 40 000 euros 55 200 was seized at the international airport in the eastern city of Leipzig

WebHits: Seeing double?

Jan 27, 2014 - 8:00 AM

How much attention do you pay to people you ve just met?

Australian 'royal hoax' DJ sues network

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:11 PM

The DJ claims the company fostered a dangerous working environment

JOKE'S ON WHOM? Mel Greig (right), one of the DJs behind the 'royal prank call,' accuses her radio station's company of not providing a safe workplace. AFP PHOTO / NINE NETWORK 'A CURRENT AFFAIR'

Royal prank call station moves to halt probe

Jun 20, 2013 - 7:58 PM

Australian radio station 2Day FM files a petition to restrain the inquiry into the prank call targeting the Duchess of Cambridge that led to a nurse s suicide

KATE MIDDLETON. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at the premiere of 'War Horse' in London (September 2012)

Kate prank call nurse 'blamed Australian DJs in suicide note'

Apr 28, 2013 - 6:23 PM

The nurse found hanged after falling victim to a prank radio call by two Australian DJs targeting Kate Middleton left a suicide note blaming them for her death

FOUND HANGING. An undated family photograph of Jacintha Saldanha, the Indian-origin nurse who died after being hoaxed by an Australian radio show trying to reach Prince William's wife in London. File AFP PHOTO

Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez: Swatting victims

Apr 09, 2013 - 4:52 PM

Justin Selena and several other celebrities are badgered by swatting pranks

POOR JUSTIN. Who's next? Photo from the Justin Timberlake Facebook page

Australian DJs could face prosecution for royal hoax

Dec 23, 2012 - 8:54 AM

Scotland Yard said officers had this week sent a file to the Crown Prosecution Service CPS over the prank earlier this month by presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian from Sydney s 2Day FM radio station

'JUST A PRANK.' Sydney radio station 2Day FM presenters Michael Christian (L) and Mel Greig being interviewed by Tracy Grimshaw. The two presenters who made a prank call to a London hospital treating prince William's wife Kate are set to break their silence on December 10 in a "raw and emotional" interview with Australian television. AFP PHOTO / NINE NETWORK "A CURRENT AFFAIR"

Death threats for royal prank call hosts – police

Dec 14, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Death threats have been made against the Australian radio hosts at the center of the royal prank call tragedy

'JUST A PRANK.' Sydney radio station 2Day FM presenters Michael Christian (L) and Mel Greig being interviewed by Tracy Grimshaw. The two presenters who made a prank call to a London hospital treating prince William's wife Kate are set to break their silence on December 10 in a "raw and emotional" interview with Australian television. AFP PHOTO / NINE NETWORK "A CURRENT AFFAIR"

Nurse death 'unforeseeable, very regrettable' - radio station

Dec 09, 2012 - 9:15 PM

The Australian radio station vowed to review its broadcasting processes

Royal hoax DJs 'will not return' amid anger over death

Dec 08, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Two Australian radio presenters who duped a nurse at a London hospital which treated Prince William s pregnant wife Catherine have been taken off air as they face public fury after the woman was found dead

Australian station plugs Kate Middleton prank as 'biggest ever'

Dec 06, 2012 - 5:01 PM

Australian radio station 2Day FM boasts that their call to Kate Middleton s hospital is the biggest royal prank ever