By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated April 01, 2011 at 10:02 PM EDT

Today is the worst day of the year — especially for a gullible person like myself. (I’m not ashamed to admit it.) I would normally avoid the Internet completely, but when Nathan Fillion’s tweet declaring Castle had been canceled appeared in my Twitter stream, there was a momentary pause in my heartbeat. (Actually, it was probably more like a couple of minutes — I can’t be sure. I was sprawled on the floor when I came to.) Of course, I realized soon after that it was April Fools’ Day — and I’d been made a fool. Oh, Nathan.

So ‘fess up, PopWatchers. Have you been fooled today? Perhaps you’ve been duped by one of the things on my list of Top Ten Internet Shenanigans (detailed below). Share your stories of Foolishness — there’s no shame here… but people may laugh at you — and feel free to add to the list.


1. Nathan Fillion says Castle is canceled.

2. Google motion.

3. Huffington Post’s “digital subscription” offer

4. Hulu goes old school.

5. YouTube 1911.

6. Ryan Seacrest’s Twitter take-over.

7. Google’s comic Helvetica results.

8. Funny or Die loves Rebecca Black.

9. READERS’ PICK No. 1: The Aurors (as recommended by Sarah W., Steph, Ryan, and Sam)

10. READERS’ PICK No. 2: Shout! Factory’s Guiding Light: The Complete Series DVD set. (as recommended by furiousk and Dr Linus)

TWIST! Because I obviously haven’t seen everything on the Internet today, feel free to nominate your picks below, and I’ll pick two reader’s picks. List will be updated by midnight ET! GO!

UPDATE: Thanks for playing!

More April Fools’ Day from EW:

Nick Hathaway: In praise of ‘Ooka Dooka Dicka Dee’ songwriter

Rebecca Black’s hostile takeover of Funny or Die: ‘Friday’ is today and forever

Lost II? Today’s the day…