Hoaxes prove that sometimes the best stories are the ones that are made up. And who would make a better fictional story than a celebrity? Because isn't that what celebrity is all about? Image making. Story telling. Dream inpiring.

To celebrate the hoax that is the Balloon Boy, here are some celebrity hoaxes perpetrated against us, the trusting and loyal, make that gullible, public.

"Paul is Dead"
Probably the mother of all celebrity hoaxes was the rumor that Sir Paul McCartney, lead singer of The Beatles, died. "Paul is dead" is an urban legend that Paul passed away and was replaced by a look-alike/sound-alike. Weird.