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The viral story of a wedding invite a bride accidentally texted to a stranger who showed up anyway to crash the thing has been revealed as a hoax.

The wedding photo is real and the real story behind it is pretty darn good, though.

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This Instagram text exchange between newlywed "Kristen" and a stranger who told the bride, "We still coming," was made up by some random web user.

That user based on this real photo of the wedding party with their new friends that was posted to Reddit by the newlyweds, Ian and Amy Hicks.

"The text is pretty funny. The #westillcoming? That's hilarious," Ian said. "But this is really such a great story, because it's true."

"It happened to us."

The Hicks' wedding took place in June at the Colony Club in Detroit, after which the duo drove around the city in an antique trolley for photos.

Photographer Adam Sparkes suggested they stop by the abandoned Michigan Central Station for a few shots, and there, they met rap group 7262.

Filming a new music video, complete with custom Monte Carlos.

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A viral Facebook hoax is saying Miley Cyrus died this weekend. Don't believe any of the hype that Miley Cyrus is dead, though, and don't click on any links.

According to the sham report, the singer passed away at her home due to an overdose, but it’s all a farce. The headline spreading virally reads:

“[SHOCKING] Miley Cyrus Found Dead in Los Angeles Home! Country singer Miley Cyrus found overdosed this afternoon in her Los Angeles home.”

Miley is Money

Shocking as that would be ... Miley hasn't been a country singer in years, if ever.

Oh yeah, and this alleged tragedy did not occur in any way, shape or form.

It's more than just a cruel joke, too, as this particular hoax appears designed to spread bogus surveys that make money for the scammers behind it.

Pretty shameless, but also fairly customary (sadly) in this day and age.

When users click on the post, they’re redirected to a site designed to look like Facebook, which prompts them to share the page before continuing.

There’s no video of Miley Cyrus dead, of course, or story of any sort.

She’s been the subject of similar rumors in the past, as have a host of other celebrities. Check out other stars done in by hoaxes in the past:

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Women across the world already prone to swooning over Ryan Gosling were given another amazing reason to do so this weekend. Too bad it wasn't real.

On Saturday, a fake Facebook page claiming to be the actor's official page posted an emotional missive accompanied by a photo of him with a baby.

The Facebook page is not verified, but has 169,000 likes ... and 930,000 more likes on the Father’s Day post, with many fans praising the actor’s “decision.”

What was that non-decision not made by Gosling, you ask?

Ryan Gosling, Baby

“This father's day, I've decided to tell the story of how I became a father,” the post began. “This little guy was only 9 months old when I became his dad."

"His mom and I were great friends before she passed away from cancer. I promised her, I'd always look after him. So, I had decided to step up and become his dad."

"He brought me so much joy. He was my everything. 1 year after the adoption, his biological father wanted him. Of course, I put up a fight, but he won."

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Could the James Franco Instagram scandal be an elaborate marketing hoax? That theory is going around after the trailer for his new film just dropped.

In Palo Alto, James plays a teacher seducing a student. Coincidence?

Lucy Clode, James Franco

Here's the detailed background on the story if you missed it yesterday:

On Tuesday (April 1), 17-year-old Lucy Clode met James Franco, 35, outside his Broadway show Of Mice & Men and filmed an Instagram video.

He asked her to tag him in it on Instagram. She obliged, and then - according to leaked screen grabs - the actor proceeded to flirt with her hard.

On April 2, an apparent exchange between James and Lucy went viral. In it, he asks her how old she is (she says 17), then asks when her birthday is.

The conversation goes on for some time, with Franco allegedly proving it's him, then asking where she lives, what hotel she’s at, and for her number.

Eventually, when she reveals she's turning 18 in May, he backs off.

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James Franco tried to seduce a Scottish teenager in a series of flirty Instagram messages before learning she was only 17, a new report alleges.

According to the Mirror (UK), the blonde teenager ran into the star in New York on a birthday trip with her mother, posting a short video of their meeting.

Some time later, the pair begun to message on Instagram.

James Franco Instagram Seduction!
Did James Franco try to seduce a teenager online? A series of screen shots alleges as much. See for yourself and decide.

Screen shots of the exchange have now surfaced online, with images purportedly from the 35-year-old actor's verified account on the social network.

In them, he asks her where she’s from, how long she’s in New York, who she’s with, where she’s staying, and whether or not she has a boyfriend.

The teen explains her trip to New York was a gift for her 18th birthday, in a few days. He responds, “You’re 18?” before asking for a phone number.

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News of an Ariana Grande nude photo leak rocked Twitter late last night and early this morning, complete with the globally trending #ArianasNudesLeaked.

If the photos were real, it would surely come as a shock, as this is one good girl who you'd never expect to go bad, even in an age of so few surprises.

In any case, pics of an allegedly naked Ariana Grande at the beach, in the shower, at home wrapped around a Kendall Jenner look-alike and more "leaked."

Are they legit?

Ariana Grande Topless Picture?
Ariana Grande topless on the beach ... in your dreams, teenage hornballs.

All you have to do is check the calendar, as this appears to be nothing more than an April Fools Day gag, and not a particularly convincing one at that.

Some of the photos don't even look like her, and what April 1 prank starts March 31? Maybe they were trying to throw us off with the early jump?

Who knows.

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Pele is dead. At least one were to trust CNN, which many people understandably might given its (rapidly diminishing) reputation as a real news organization.

Fortunately for Pele, and unfortunately for CNN's future, he is alive and well.

The 74-year-old soccer legend is doing just fine despite a death hoax that gained steam on Friday and apparently duped the CNN show New Day.

And as a result, the network erroneously tweeted that Pele died (see below):

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A rep for Pele quickly shot down this “breaking” story and confirmed he's A-O-K.

A rep for CNN confirmed the network is going off the air in May. Just kidding!

Death hoaxes and false death rumors have always been around, but they've become 100 times common in the age of social media and declining journalism.

Just ask Pawn Stars' Chumlee or Wayne Knight in the past month alone.

Check out our gallery of stars the Internet has fake-killed below:

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Trey Songz has become the latest victim of a Twitter hoax today, but the R&B singer was not killed off a la Chumlee or Wayne Knight by the Internet.

He was merely outed as gay.

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Rumors that Trey Songz came out began circulating on social media after a doctored tweet purportedly sent from his Twitter account surfaced online.

News of his supposed coming out soon provoked myriad responses and re-tweets, with reactions ranging from amused to surprised to apathetic.

The "Dive In" singer soon hit back at the tricksters responsible, denying that he's gay and ripping those that made crude comments at his expense,

"The things you people craft up with hatred in your hearts ... the things people believe without question, or validity, all baffles me," he said.

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Goodbye, Newman? Not so fast.

Wayne Knight is not dead. The actor is very much alive and well despite an elaborate online death hoax that falsely reported his demise this weekend.

The actor best known for his portrayal of Newman on Seinfeld takes over for Pawn Stars' Chumlee as the latest victim of bogus Internet death reports.

"Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but ... I am alive and well!" Knight tweeted and reassured fans Sunday morning.

The 58-year-old amusingly added, "Does someone have to DIE to trend? Geez!"

"Thanks for all the love everybody. Didn't know you cared. Glad to be breathing!"

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Despite a hoax circulating on the Internet that Chumlee (a.k.a. Austin Russell) of Pawn Stars fame had died, he took to Twitter to prove otherwise.

"May we live long, Rich forever," he tweeted Wednesday.

The website EBuzzd was one of the first to circulate the hoax via an article Wednesday which spawned a wave of condolences on social media.

The article stated that "Austin Russell, also known as Chumlee, star of History's reality series Pawn Stars, has died from an apparent heart attack."

The website later recanted its report saying,

"We'd like to update our story ... It appears that our sources were incorrect and as fans of Chumlee, we are happy to report that he is alive and well."

Long live Chumlee!

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