Most Read: Entertainment

Trove link goes here

Live Discussions

Weekly schedule, past shows

Going Out Guide

GOG Blog

Alcohol delivery? Ultra hopes you’ll drink to that.

Alcohol delivery? Ultra hopes you’ll drink to that.

Ultra promises to drop off your desired beer, wine or spirits within an hour of ordering.

Tonight’s Nightlife Agenda: Stone happy hour and Jesse Boykins III

Tonight’s Nightlife Agenda: Stone happy hour and Jesse Boykins III

Looking for something to do tonight? Try delicious $4 beers and the new sound of soul.

Best Bets

More Best Bets

Recently Reviewed Restaurants

More Recently Reviewed Restaurants

Celebritology Celebritology Chat with Us - Thursday 2pm Contact Us Facebook Twitter RSS
Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Cher death hoax gives Kim Kardashian quite a scare


Cher, left, and Kim Kardashian. (Dennis Cook/AP; Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)
Poor Kim Kardashian got quite a scare last evening, as a completely false rumor about Cher’s death spread on Twitter. Yup, this is yet another celebrity death hoax story!

“Did I juist hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? OMG,” Kardashian tweeted. [Ed note: Kardashian’s misspelling of “just” has been maintained to accurately depict her state of mind upon hearing the rumor.] “I hope this is a twitter joke and not true. I don't see it on the news anywhere. I'm praying its not true...”

Perhaps, before tweeting this to her 12.8 million followers, Kardashian could have done a little digging. It seems the rumor began when Twitter user Lorraine_Star sent a tweet falsely attributed to CNN: “RT @CNN: American recording artist Cher dies at 65 years old. Found dead in Malibu home.” Then, like all good Twitter rumors, it spread to the point that it became a trending topic, “RIP Cher.”

About an hour after sending her first Cher-related tweets, Kardashian learned the truth: “Can't believe people would make up a sick joke like Cher died. These people need to get a life! Thanks twitter for clearing that up!”

More from Celebritology:

Demi Moore 911 call released: actress was ‘convulsing’ and ‘burning up’

Tom Haverford must be a fan of ‘Drive’

Michael Jackson’s children, Justin Bieber attend Grauman’s ceremony

Matthew Broderick to star as Ferris Bueller in Super Bowl ad?

By  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Categories:  Celebrities, Kim Kardashian

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company