23 Celebs Who've Had Hilarious Responses To Inaccurate News Stories

There were a lot of death hoaxes

It seems like every other day we're reading stories about celebrities who have either died in some shocking, gruesome manner, or celebrities who are pregnant. Depending on the source, these rumors might actually have some validity, but when you read that an actor just died in a snowboarding accident, when you've just seen pics of him on a movie set, that raises some serious eyebrows.

Usually, the celebs's rep will alert the public that he's actually alive and well, but sometimes the actor/singer/Internet personality will set the record straight himself in true LOL fashion.

Cole Sprouse

One half of the Sprouse twins found a loophole to make the "story" true. No word on Dylan, though.

Mara Wilson

The Matilda star used to have the second tweet pinned on her Twitter profile. Seems like every unreliable news source has a thing for either killing Wilson off or misappropriating her likeness.

Morgan Freeman

After death hoaxes started pouring in right and left in 2012, Freeman set the record straight in a Facebook message that's 100 percent impossible not to read in his iconic voice.

Jackie Chan

In 2013, fake news story emerged on Facebook that claimed the actor died performing a stunt for one of his movies. Clearly, he's still kickin' (get it?).

Macaulay Culkin

The Home Alone star seems to be the unofficial poster child for death hoaxes on the Internet. After people thought he was dead (again), Culkin tweeted a selfie from his band's Twitter account. Later, the prankster reenacted a scene from Weekend at Bernie's.


Usher Raymond IV/Twitter


In 2012, the "Yeah!" singer was the victim of a death hoax. Rumors circulated that he died in a car crash, but the R&B star set the record straight. Sharing two shirtless pics — now deleted — Usher tweeted the above message, as well as saying, "Never scared, never dead...Just #Lookin 4 myself."

Wayne Knight

Knight, a.k.a. everyone's favorite person to hate in Jurassic Park, told the Twittersphere he did not die in a car crash on Route 446 in Pennsylvania in 2014. "Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but . . .I am alive and well!," he also tweeted. Unfortunately, there really was a fatality at that location via car crash around the same time, it just didn't involve Knight.

Miley Cyrus

The Hannah Montana star managed to own the false story by joking, "And by the same man we mean @justinbieber."

Russell Brand

After "dying" in a snowboarding accident in 2012, Brand came back from the dead with a post-life thought.

John Cena

The WWE star made sure to set the record straight that he was still alive, but he also had to make sure his fans knew he was still #1 when it came to wrestling.

Norman Reedus

The Walking Dead star combined holiday cheer with debunking FOUR death hoaxes in under 140 characters. One of the hoaxes happened in June 2014, with him supposedly being a victim of a car accident. Shortly after the "news" broke, he tweeted out a photo of himself and costar Emily Kinney on set, chilling inside the trunk of a car.

Jon Bon Jovi

In 2011, the "Livin' On A Prayer" singer was the victim of cardiac arrest. Or, he would have been, had that actually been true.

Russell Crowe

The Oscar winner was "reported" to have died after falling off an Austrian mountaintop in 2010.

Cesar Millan

The Dog Whisperer was presumed dead for a short while in December 2014, thanks to yet another death hoax. According to UNAM Noticias, a Spanish-language website, Millan died from a heart attack. Besides sharing a Vine that got right to the point, his dog Junior posted on Facebook, alerting the world his buddy was still with us.

Nick Jonas

While not the funniest way to tell the media to quit it with the dating rumors, the Scream Queens star still made sure he had the last word, complete with emoji.

Terry Gilliam

The Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Twelve Monkeys director went so far as to make a funeral notice after Variety accidentally published an article that he had died.

Gayle King

After Total Beauty's Twitter account accidentally mislabeled Whoopi Goldberg as Oprah Winfrey, King and Winfrey posed for a photo that featured the misidentification and two very confused faces. King wrote, "@Oprah & favorite daughter watching #Oscars & seeing @totalbeautyeditors snafu! We all love @whoopigoldberg but we don't all look alike Jeeeze!"

Axl Rose

The Guns N' Roses musician asked the million dollar question after learning a fake MSNBC article — which has since been deleted — starting gaining traction on the Internet.

Miley Cyrus (again)

Besides dealing with pregnancy hoaxes, Cyrus has also fallen victim to the occasional death hoax. After a clickbait article titled, (SHOCKING) Miley Cyrus Found Dead in Her Los Angeles Home, started circulating on Facebook, she let the world know she was alive and kickin' in the most Miley way possible.

Josh Peck

"I died?! Wait..........I'm dead?," Peck wrote on Instagram.

Misha Collins

While not a news story, this is still hilariously inaccurate. After seeing this ad that suggests his Supernatural co-star Jensen Ackles is bald and uses hair replacement, Collins wrote, "Slanderous post! It's ridiculous to suggest Jensen is bald! He just shaves the center of his head in the off season."

Taylor Swift

After OK! Magazine tweeted out a (now-deleted) pregnancy hoax about Swift, the Grammy winner had some strong things to say to them. Swift was only helping two fans announce their pregnancy, not hers.

Zach Braff

The Scrubs star went above and beyond after the rumor he'd died from ODing on pills made the rounds on the Internet. "I would never off myself with pills," Braff said in the video. "If I had to do it, I would do it the way everyone else would do it, by hitting myself with pots and pans."

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