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Jimmy Kimmel airs viewers' best April Fools' Day pranks -- VIDEO

Jimmy Kimmel has played some pretty good pranks on unsuspecting victims. But for April Fools’ Day, he asked viewers to channel their own inner Ashton Kutcher and punk their loved ones.

Kimmel and his staffers compiled some of the best submissions for their latest YouTube challenge in the following clip. Looks like Kimmel fans have a penchant for torturing their children with false information, from the poor kid who thinks he won an awesome prize from Legoland to the little boy who thinks his Xbox has been sold.

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Google, Hulu, and more test our gullibility with April Fools' pranks

If you see anything weird online today, it may be an April Fools’ prank — or it could just be the internet being characteristically ridiculous. Either way, we’re gathering together the best pranks from companies like Google and Hulu and will continue updating the list throughout the day. See what we’ve found below:

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'Anchorman 2' gets serious: No-joke cut might garner awards consideration -- VIDEO

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Underneath all the laughs and tomfoolery, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was a seriously wicked satire of the 24-hour news industry, political correctness in the age of feminism and vampires, the law of diminishing returns of celebrity cameos, and the modern-day global ramifications of the Boer Wars. (Open your eyes, people!)

So it’s only right that Paramount is finally releasing a No Joke Cut of the film, which lays out all the drama for serious cinephiles and NPR members.

“People know that Will [Ferrell] and I do many joke options for our movies, but I think what gets lost is the fact that underneath the laughs there’s a very powerful drama at work,” said writer/ director Adam McKay. “Movies like Sophie’s Choice, Ordinary People, and Breaking the Waves are the movies that inspire Will and me. I’m just glad, with the no-joke cut, audiences can finally appreciate the rawness and drama of Anchorman 2.”

The new version was announced today, the day before April 2. (Which can’t be a coincidence. UPDATE: It was not a coincidence.) Click below for the no-joke trailer: READ FULL STORY

April Fools' Comedy Day: June Diane Raphael on 'Burning Love,' her fave karaoke song from 'Les Mis,' and more

This April Fools’ Day we decided our readers deserved a good laugh. But since a website can neither get collectively engaged nor pregnant we realized we needed some help. So we interviewed five comedians with upcoming project. Get to know them as they answer our April Questionnaire. Then check out more of their comedy online.   

Get to know June Diane Raphael

June plays Jess’ gynecologist on New Girl (look forward to her returning this season).  She killed it on Burning Love as bachelorette Julie Gristlewhite (season 3 premieres April 12 on Yahoo! Screen). You can check out How Did This Get Made? a podcast where she, along with Jason Mantzoukas and her husband Paul Scheer, playfully talks about terrible/misunderstood movies. Plus, she just finished filming the ABC pilot Pulling with Jenny Slate and Kristen Schaal.  READ FULL STORY

April Fools' Comedy Day: John Mulaney on his hypothetical YA novel, Stefon in 20 years, and 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

This April Fools’ Day we decided our readers deserved a good laugh. But since a website can neither get collectively engaged nor pregnant we realized we needed some help. So we interviewed five comedians with upcoming project. Get to know them as they answer our April Questionnaire. Then check out more of their comedy online.   

Get to know John Mulaney:

You might know John from the times he’s appeared on Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update or remember his name as one of the writers (along with Bill Hader) of the Stefon character. Or maybe you’re a true comedy fan and have listened to his albums ”New in Town” or ”The Top Part.” If not, get on it. He’s also got a new pilot, filming soon, for NBC.  READ FULL STORY

Everyone on the Internet forgot what day it is. Just fooling!

Ah, April Fools': The one day when you can’t believe everything you read online.

A Google product that leverages “photo-auditory-olfactory sensory convergence,” a Twitter initiative that asks users to pay for vowels, and bacon-flavored mouthwash are just the tip of the jocular iceberg this year. Read on for a list of some of the best gags we’ve come across so far; we’ll be updating it throughout the day.

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The search giant/omnipotent Internet god’s next big project? Searchable smells. Somehow, this still doesn’t sound as ridiculous as Google Glass.

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