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April Fools! Watch These Celeb Pranks & Enter to Win the @SheSpeaksUp #AprilFools Giveaway

April Fools! Watch These Celeb Pranks & Enter to Win the @SheSpeaksUp #AprilFools Giveaway

Though it’s a tradition that’s been going on for hundreds of years, no one is exactly sure how April Fool’s Day got its start. Some believe it originated in France in 1582 when people mistakenly celebrated New Years in April instead of January. Others link April Fool's Day to the unpredictable weather that can fool you this time of year.

Whatever the origin, we can all agree that there’s nothing like a good prank, as long as you’re not the victim. So sit back and enjoy some of the most memorable celebrity April 1st action!

Then read on to learn how you can win a $50 Amazon gift card - and that's no joke!

Last year we saw a pretty epic prank when Rihanna surprised the notorious prankster Jimmy Kimmel by showing up to his house at 1am on April 1st and giving him a private performance while he slept (complete with strobe lights and backup dancers).


Clever News reminds us that a couple of years ago we saw Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne go at it as they fought over who was more famous in Canada. The pop singers posted a short video clip to their Instagram on April 1st, 2014 of them pummeling one another. Lavigne later posted a picture to her Twitter captioned “#aprilfools” that shows her about to punch Miley in the face.



Ellen DeGeneres’ idea of a prank seems to be a good scare. She has a history of scaring her guests and on April Fool's Day in 2009 she made Christina Applegate scream in terror not once but twice. The actress was surprised by Ellen hiding in her dressing room before the show. Then during her interview, someone dressed as a fake plant snuck up behind her, inducing another bloodcurdling scream.



And who can forget the time Katie Couric managed one of the most memorable pranks ever on the Late Late Show with James Corden. As Corden introduced Couric, a stunt double appeared at the top of a set of stairs looking like she’s having trouble with her heels. She then goes head over heels, tumbling down each step. Corden rushes over in sheer horror asking if she is okay before the real Katie Couric emerges saying, “April Fool's!”.



What are your favorite April Fool's Jokes? Tell us and you will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.


There are two ways to enter:


Simply comment below to tell us an April Fool's Day joke that's memorable to you.




Tweet about the giveaway!


Click here to Tweet: "I entered the @SheSpeaksUp #AprilFools giveaway to win an Amazon gift card!"



*One lucky commenter or Tweeter will be chosen at random to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Giveaway is open through April 17th, 2016 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: The winner is SheSpeaks member Kjo102186! Thanks to all for entering and congrats to her!


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  • carolay By carolay

    The pranks on the Ellen show are always fantastic.

  • alzak1 By alzak1

    never very funny to freak someone out, be kind

  • ghpc70 By ghpc70

    Telling my husband he was going to be a father before we were ready to start having children.

  • BonnieD By BonnieD

    My husband moved my car at a shopping center so I would think it had been stolen and then sat back and watched my reaction. Not funny!

  • LaVonneLong By LaVonneLong

    I shared on Twitter: Thanks for hosting.

  • kimberley_22 By kimberley_22

    My favorites are those that freak someone out, but nobody really gets hurt. All for fun!

  • LaVonneLong By LaVonneLong

    I loved last year -- I made the family Brown E's but cutting out brown letter Es and putting them in a pan in the oven. They thought they were getting brownies. :) Cruel!

  • lauren75 By lauren75

    I remember the one from The Office where Michael Scott told someone he was fired. Very cruel but funny on the show.

  • dawniep By dawniep

    My husband would come home and say he got fired just to see my jaw drop! #NotFunny

  • kimcres By kimcres

    Tweeted. @huletthouse4

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