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It's Aprils Fools' Day, which means pranks are in full swing. Whether you have tricks up your sleeves or not, you can get some great ideas from celebrity pranksters. From George Clooney's elaborate (and sometimes crazy) jokes on friends to Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon's ongoing battle to Ashton Kutcher's Punk'd past, there are plenty of famous jokesters. Though some of them, like Ellen DeGeneres, let others do their dirty work for them, others are more hands on - and in character - like Sacha Baron Cohen. Relive some of the best below, and be sure to watch out for any real-life pranks at your office today! Source: Getty View Slideshow › »
- Alyse Whitney
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, ABC premieres "Mixology," a comedy set in one night in one bar -- high-end Manhattan watering hole Mix -- as 10 single people try to find love, or at least lust.
Blake Lee stars as Tom, a man recently dumped by his fiancee, whose friends -- confident Cal (Craig Frank) and fast-talking Bruce (Andrew Santino) -- are tossing him into the singles pool after a decade off the market. First, he meets beautiful but brutal attorney Maya (Ginger Gonzaga), which leaves him in tears. It gets worse after that.
"Cal is the more levelheaded, clear-thinking man," Santino tells Zap2it, "and Tom is very impulsive and nervous and riddled with anxiety, and Bruce is the devil on his shoulder, if you will. I'm trying to get Tom to do something he's not used to. Instead of putting his feet in the water, I tell him to jump all »
Ashton Kutcher has had enough of Charlie Sheen. The actor made a public plea on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night, asking the actor to stop harassing him on Twitter with negative messages. Charlie has been vocal about his distaste for Ashton on the social networking site ever since the former That '70s Show star took over for him on Two and a Half Men three years ago. In fact, just last month, Charlie tweeted to Ashton that he should "quit barfing on my old, brilliant show," made a reference to Punk'd, and bizarrely included a mug shot of Woody Allen. Well, apparently Ashton has had enough, and he would really like for Charlie to "shut the f*ck up." Unsurprisingly, Charlie had a confusing response to Ashton's plea, taking to Twitter on Thursday to apologize to the actor and say that he was "pissed at other crap" and took it out on Ashton. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
B.J. Novak, best known for playing Ryan Howard on "The Office," did a Reddit Ama on Wednesday (Feb. 5). While funny as usual, Novak had an impressive amount of trivia about "The Office" to share with fans, along with touting his first effort as an author, the short-story collection "One More Thing."
You can read the entire, lengthy Ama on Reddit, or you can check out some of the best answers here.
Random 'Office' trivia
We have a "Ryan Howard" in my office - he's a freelancer with a similar personality to Ryan and who has a bizarre resemblance to you. Since senior management refuses to get rid of the guy, despite incredibly sub-par work, we're forced to deal with his absolutely asinine personality. Do you have any suggestions for dealing with him?
Turn a camera on him and surround him with more talented people conveying more likeable and entertaining and occasionally romantic storylines. »
Justin Timberlake's main claim to fame may be his music, but with the way the singer's been making us laugh over the years on TV, he's almost as well known for his comedy work as his singing. Almost.
In honor of the superstar's 33rd birthday on Friday (Jan. 31), let's take a look back at some of Timberlake's key TV moments throughout his career. From the unintentional hilarity of his "Punk'd" segment to his endlessly entertaining appearances on "Saturday Night Live," it's all here.
Happy birthday, Justin!
The one that started it all: 'Punk'd'
His first collaboration with The Loney Island: 'D*** In A Box'
One of his many, many hysterical appearances on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'
The time he was inside a Gingerbread Man suit on 'Ellen'
That time he hosted the 2008 Espy Awards
And, finally, he and Fallon teaming up for 'Wrappinville' on »
Proving he can do more than just sing and be really, really good-looking, the California native has taken on several dramatic roles in the past several years, from "Me and Orson Welles" to "The Paperboy," to positive reviews. This Friday, however, Efron shows off his comedic chops in the raunchy rom-com "That Awkward Moment," opposite pals Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan.
Whether or not you've had a chance to see Efron of late, there's still much to know about the fast-rising star. From his unexpected hobby to his run-in with Hayden Panettiere, here are 17 things you probably don't know about Zac Efron.
1. Efron's father encouraged him to start acting when he was 11, which led him to high school plays and, later, singing lessons.
2. He was »
- Jonny Black
Ahmed Ahmed -- the comic who stars in the TBS sitcom "Sullivan & Son" -- was arrested for domestic violence in L.A. last night ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops responded to a caller who claimed people were fighting inside of a home. When cops arrived to the scene, they discovered Ahmed and a female (believed to be his girlfriend) ... and we're told the woman had "visible marks." Ahmed was immediately arrested »
- TMZ Staff
The tiger claws are coming out! Charlie Sheen took a jab at Ashton Kutcher -- his replacement on CBS' hit sitcom Two and a Half Men -- on Monday, Jan. 6 via Twitter. "Hey Ashton," wrote the Anger Management star. "Sorry bro all good now quit barfing on my old brilliant show." 48-year-old Sheen continued, "Remember Punk'd? how duz it feel?" (Punk'd was a hidden-camera, prank show that aired on MTV from 2003-2012, which Kutcher, 35, created, produced and hosted.) The unpredictable actor's insult followed an initial [...] »
These days everyone knows Dax Shepard as one of the stars of "Parenthood" and being half of Hollywood's most adorable couple, along with his wife Kristen Bell. What many might not remember is that he got his start in show business by working with Ashton Kutcher to prank celebrities on "Punk'd."
Shepard turns 38 on Thursday (Jan. 2) and to celebrate take a time warp back to the very first episode of "Punk'd" from 2003, which saw him pulling pranks Justin Timberlake and "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz. He actually makes Timberlake cry, which is pretty incredible.
Shepard has come a long way since appearing on the show, but you can never forget your roots. Happy birthday, Dax.
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