10 Celebrity Pranks

Justin Bieber punks Taylor Swift, and more
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2012 10:11 AM CDT
10 Celebrity Pranks
Brad Pitt and George Clooney mingle at the 31st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

In honor of April Fools' Day, the Huffington Post found video of 10 awesome (or awesomely embarrassing) pranks pulled on and by famous people:

  • Tom Cruise: Upon being squirted in the face with a water gun by a British reporter, Cruise's priceless response included the line, "You're a jerk."
  • Justin Timberlake: When Ashton Kutcher and Dax Shepard pranked him for Punk'd, with Shepard posing as a government official seizing his property because of unpaid taxes, JT actually cried. He later blamed his behavior on being stoned.

  • Taylor Swift: Justin Bieber punked the pop princess for, yes, the revival of Punk'd that premiered Thursday. He also managed to make her cry, by pretending she'd blown up a boat where a wedding was taking place.
  • George Clooney: He secretly replaced a female masseuse who was working on producer Jerry Weintraub, and gave Weintraub a massage while Brad Pitt filmed. Then, for the pièce de résistance, Clooney smacked Weintraub on the butt.
Click for the full list and videos, including one "especially painful" entry involving Sarah Palin. (More Tom Cruise stories.)

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