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Entertainment 9 April Fools' Day Headlines That Turned Out to Be True (Photos)

17:10  31 march  2021
17:10  31 march  2021 Source:   thewrap.com

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Marvin Gaye et al. posing for the camera: april fools day true stories © TheWrap april fools day true stories

From the death of Marvin Gaye to a Will Ferrell-Kristen Wiig Lifetime movie, these events were unfortunately timed for April Fools' Day but were 100 percent real. Happy April Fool's Day. We hope you don't fall for any tricks — and that you don't take any real headline to be fake. Here are some examples of April 1 headlines that turned out to be completely real.

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Marvin Gaye et al. posing for the camera: Happy April Fool's Day. We hope you don't fall for any tricks -- and that you don't take any real headline to be fake. Here are some examples of April 1 headlines that turned out to be completely real. © Provided by TheWrap

Happy April Fool's Day. We hope you don't fall for any tricks -- and that you don't take any real headline to be fake. Here are some examples of April 1 headlines that turned out to be completely real.

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Singer Marvin Gaye was fatally shot by his father, Marvin Gaye Sr., on April 1, 1984. The news was so shocking and the timing so unfortunate that even Gaye's close friend Smokey Robinson thought it was a morbid prank by the disc jockey on the radio station where he heard it.

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a close up of Marvin Gaye: Singer Marvin Gaye was fatally shot by his father, Marvin Gaye Sr., on April 1, 1984. The news was so shocking and the timing so unfortunate that even Gaye's close friend Smokey Robinson thought it was a morbid prank by the disc jockey on the radio station where he heard it. [contextual-link post_id= © Provided by TheWrap

Singer Marvin Gaye was fatally shot by his father, Marvin Gaye Sr., on April 1, 1984. The news was so shocking and the timing so unfortunate that even Gaye's close friend Smokey Robinson thought it was a morbid prank by the disc jockey on the radio station where he heard it.

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Van Halen was one of the biggest rock bands on the planet in 1985, so it's not a surprise that lead singer David Lee Roth announcing his exit from the band, on April 1, would be considered to be a joke by most fans. But exit he did, to be replaced by Sammy Hagar, who took the band to even greater success.

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Van Halen was one of the biggest rock bands on the planet in 1985, so it's not a surprise that lead singer David Lee Roth announcing his exit from the band, on April 1, would be considered to be a joke by most fans. But exit he did, to be replaced by Sammy Hagar, who took the band to even greater success.  [contextual-link post_id= © Provided by TheWrap

Van Halen was one of the biggest rock bands on the planet in 1985, so it's not a surprise that lead singer David Lee Roth announcing his exit from the band, on April 1, would be considered to be a joke by most fans. But exit he did, to be replaced by Sammy Hagar, who took the band to even greater success.

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Gallery: 9 April Fools’ Day Headlines That Turned Out to Be True (Photos) (TheWrap)

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, known simply as Selena, was murdered on March 31, 1995, but that proximity to April Fools' Day was enough for some fans to accuse radio station KEDA-AM, which broke the news initially, of lying about it.

Selena smiling for the camera: Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, known simply as Selena, was murdered on March 31, 1995, but that proximity to April Fools' Day was enough for some fans to accuse radio station KEDA-AM, which broke the news initially, of lying about it. [contextual-link post_id= © Provided by TheWrap

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, known simply as Selena, was murdered on March 31, 1995, but that proximity to April Fools' Day was enough for some fans to accuse radio station KEDA-AM, which broke the news initially, of lying about it.

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On April 1, 2004, Google announced an invitation-only beta version of a new e-mail service, called GMail. With tongue-in-cheek press release in tow, the idea seemed like a fantasy, especially the 1GB space Gmail offered — at a time when the most popular free email hosts like Hotmail and Yahoo were offering 2MB and 4MB, respectively.

a drawing of a cartoon character: On April 1, 2004, Google announced an invitation-only beta version of a new e-mail service, called GMail. With tongue-in-cheek press release in tow, the idea seemed like a fantasy, especially the 1GB space Gmail offered -- at a time when the most popular free email hosts like Hotmail and Yahoo were offering 2MB and 4MB, respectively. © Provided by TheWrap

On April 1, 2004, Google announced an invitation-only beta version of a new e-mail service, called GMail. With tongue-in-cheek press release in tow, the idea seemed like a fantasy, especially the 1GB space Gmail offered -- at a time when the most popular free email hosts like Hotmail and Yahoo were offering 2MB and 4MB, respectively.

In 2012, Ashton Kutcher may have been best-known for taking over for Charlie Sheen on CBS' "Two and a Half Men." So it may have come as quite a shock when the announcement was made on April 1 that he would be playing Apple founder Steve Jobs in an indie movie, "Jobs," a full two years before Michael Fassbender was nominated for an Oscar for playing him in Danny Boyle's "Steve Jobs."

logo, company name: In a headline befitting The Onion itself on any day, the news that the satirical news humor website had won a Peabody Award landed, fittingly, on April 1, 2009. [contextual-link post_id= © Provided by TheWrap

In a headline befitting The Onion itself on any day, the news that the satirical news humor website had won a Peabody Award landed, fittingly, on April 1, 2009.

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On April 1, 2015, Lifetime announced its newest movie of the week: "A Deadly Adoption" — starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. It was the perfect setup for a great prank, but this one was dead serious. One day after the news broke, Ferrell and Wiig's camps announced the movie had been scrapped — that turned out to be the joke, and the movie premiered two months later.

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The Raiders were one of many teams to release a statement on the Derek Chauvin verdict. Though, the team raised eyebrows with a questionable tweet. pic.twitter.com/eeWbMYHK3U— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) April 20, 2021 USA TODAY Sports reached out to the Raiders for comment. 1/24 SLIDES © Harrison Hill, USA TODAY Nic Hernandez and Emma Ruddock hug in celebration after hearing the verdict of Derek Chauvin at George Floyd Square on April 20, 2021.

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