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Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Jack Black by LALATE

Jack Black Not Dead - Fake New Zealand Death Story Resurfaces

LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Jack Black is not dead. A fake Jack Black death report from last year, that falsely claimed that Black died in New Zealand, surfaced last night. In December, a fake report claimed that Jack Black erroneously died on the Kauri Cliffs while filming in New Zeland. The same false report today, however, is regaining speed.

In early December, Jack Black battled fake death reports stemming from the website Global Associated. The false Global report claimed that Black had been in New Zealand filming, which he wasn’t. Global claimed that Black fell hiking in New Zealand, which he hadn’t been, and that he died. The same false report, for reasons unknown, resurfaced online last night.

The false report states “Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available. The accident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m.”

But buried in the bottom of the article is a disclaimer, in small font. The disclaimer reads “this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction”. It adds “any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated”.

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In December, Black battled fake death reports at the same time as Zac Hanson, Hurricane Chris.

Moreover, the same fake report about Jack Black has previously been used to kill off Will Smith as well. The author has used the same “Kauri Cliffs” story before for identical stories about Dwayne Johnson, Tony Danza, Tom Hanks, and Jeff Goldblum, among others.

Since 2007, the speed and frequency of fake celebrity death reports has grown. But the fake reports are also becoming more similar. A route 80 car crash, a New Zealand fall, a Zermatt snowboarding accident have been among the most common fabricated stories.

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Typically the tales target male celebrities, rather than females. Music celebrities are most frequently targeted with fake car crashes, while film actors are targeted with fake sporting accidents.

In recent months, however, the biggest confusion has stem from false Facebook profiles. Frequently, “RIP Celebrity” Facebook accounts have been established. Fans have become irate and confused that someone would go to the extent to create entire Facebook accounts to falsely report a celebrity’s death.

Jack Black is not dead. Adam Sandler is alive and well. And Lil Wayne hasn’t been driving on Route 80 either.

Zac Hanson, Hurricane Chris Not Dead – Fake Death Reports Strike Jack Black Also

Posted: December 3rd, 2011 in Hurricane Chris, Jack Black, Zac Hanson by LALATE

Zac Hanson, Hurricane Chris Not Dead - Fake Death Reports Strike Jack Black Also

LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Zac Hanson, Hurricane Chris, and Jack Black are not dead. But fake death reports for all three celebrities are striking Saturday. While the source of the fake death report for Hurricane Chris remains unknown, Zac Hanson and Jack Black are falsely being reported dead by two different websites today. Fans are furious.

First, on December 1, a website posted a fake death report of Zac Hanson. The false Hanson report featured the erroneous and improper use of a notable celebrity news magazine and a legendary music producer. Neither have reported any such tale fabricated by the website today.

The website writes “… Magazine – Zac Hanson Dead”. The magazine has never reported that Hanson is dead. The bizarre and illogical report claims that Hanson was at his “estate” in “Michigan” today.  The report on its face is obviously fake and authored by someone uninformed about Hanson.

The fake report states “Family members found Hanson unresponsive and without a pulse early Saturday morning at his estate. ” The report adds “First responders were able to revive Hanson but sources close to the family suggest he died after being transported to the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.”

The report even then uses Jermaine Dupri’s name. ” “First its Amy Winehouse then its little Zac Hanson, they grow up and die so fast” tweeted Jermaine Dupri, a lifelong friend of Zac Hanson. ” Zac Hanson is not dead, and Dupri did not tweet that message.

Fans fumed at the ridiculously false report. “That funny…cuz I just saw them perform at Jingle Jam in Indy…he seemed pretty alive to me.” Another called it the “this is the best [fabricated] article I’ve ever seen; my favorite part is that Zac and Jermaine Dupri are BFF’s. ”

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Second, the origin of the fake Jack Black story is also revealed today. “Jack Black Falls to his Death in New Zealand” claims the infamous Global Associated today. For fans of Black, the New Zealand story might sound familiar. Global Associated has been falsely reporting Kauri Cliffs stories for years. The story is always the same. The tale features a celebrity hiking in New Zealand’s mountains, falling from the Kauri Cliffs, and the accident always happening at 4:30 am.

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Finally, the source of the fake Hurricane Chris death reports is also unknown. But since 2007, fake Hurricane Chris stories have dominated news. They surfaced in January 2007, then December that year, and then continued most recently in May two years ago.

Hurricane Chris is best known for “A Bay Bay” , the 2007 release of his album 51/50 Ratchet. The album went to number two on U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums and number twenty-four on the U.S. Billboard 200 that year.

Jessica Alba The Office!

Posted: December 17th, 2008 in Jack Black, Jessica Alba by LALATE

Jessica Alba The Office

Campari Calendar girl Jessica Alba to join The Office? Jessica Alba will appear on a mega post Superbowl The Office episode that will also feature Jack Black.

Also joining in will be Cloris Leachman.

The hour long broadcast is called “Stress Relief”. Alba recently appeared in Milan, Italy to promote the launch of her holiday calendar for Campari, the super sultry calendar that this year uses a sexy pool side theme in stark contrast to the mythical calendar for previous Campari pinup, Eva Mendes.

The Who VH1 Rock Honors

Posted: July 13th, 2008 in Jack Black, The Who, VH1 Rock Honors by LALATE

The Who

The Who will appear this Thursday on the VH1 rock Honors. Their concert performance was recorded last night here in Los Angeles. The Who guitarist Pete Townshend and lead singer Roger Daltry performed Saturday night at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. The original drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle died in 1978 and 2002. Both appear in the VH1 telecast with archive footage.

Celebrity guests included David Duchovny, Mila Kunis, Rainn Wilson and Adam Sandler

“It’s an honor to honor what I consider to be the greatest band of all time,” said Jack Black to the crowd. “Wanna know why they were the greatest? Because they were the first ones to really rock hard.”

Watch the performance this Thursday on VH1.

Panda Pounds Sandler!

Posted: June 9th, 2008 in Indiana Jones, Jack Black by LALATE

Kung Fu Panda

The U.S. boxoffice went “Bear Style” on Adam Sandler as moviegoers last weekend went Kung Fu fighting to see Kung Fu Panda.LALATE has predicted Kung Fu Panda led by Jack Black for Dreamworks to be a huge hit, and it was, pounding in $60 million to Sandler’s (still strong) $40 million second pace finish.

Warner Bros “* and the City,” suffered a 63% drop in the boxoffice but still pulled in $100 million in only 10 days. Indiana Jones from Paramount held at 3 with $22.8 million, bringing it $253 million domestically its first three weeks.

Stay with LALATE for all your movie suggestions, trailers, reviews, and more. Before you choose your movie to see that weekend, visit LALATE for the insight and previews on what to watch.

Up next weekend, “The Happening” and “The Incredible Hulk”.

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