Lindsay Lohan is not pregnant, the actress announced Tuesday, refuting herself.
“April Fools. Where’s everyone’s sense of humor?” the troubled actress wrote Tuesday morning on her verified Twitter account. This after unleashing a retweet storm with three simple words posted April Fool’s night: “Its official: pregnant.”
Some, but certainly not all, of those following @lindsaylohan went for it hook, line and sinker. Within an hour, it had been retweeted more than 9,000 times.
Lohan’s initial tweet of the blessed nonevent has since been deleted.
For some, the kerfuffle underscored how all things Lohan are supercharged:
– “TELL THEM! only u could make one little joke and make everyone foam at the mouth like idiots,” said @timyawn.
– “dying at everyone who actually believed you hahaha…watch out, it may be on the cover of all the tabloids now,” @LoveHasN0Limits replied.
For others, Lohan’s joke just made the snark easier. Regarding her query as to the whereabouts of her Twitter followers’ sense of humor, @XANAXDREAMS responded, “Gone with ur career.”
“The first well-executed and convincing bit of acting you’ve ever done,” said @alexjon.
Predictably, many male retweeters feigned relief.
Even before Lohan’s “gotcha,” several followers riffed on her well-publicized battle with booze:
“Lindsay Lohan tweeted she’s pregnant, which is great because now she’ll have someone to get drunk with,” tweeted Emmerson McGinnis, a writer.
Others just couldn’t contain their (faux) surprise.
“LINDSAY LOHAN IS NOT PREGNANT IS SHE NO STOP REALLY HAHAHAHHA SHUT UP OMG WHAT LOL HAHAHAHHAHAHAH CAN’T CONTROL IT HAHAHAHAHHA WHAT LOVE IT,” wrote Dominic Riccitello.
Lohan has spent 250 days in five rehab facilities since January 2007, including one long court-ordered stint after a failed drug test.
She has appeared in court at least 21 times before four Los Angeles judges who have now found her in violation of probation six times and sentenced her to a total of nine months in jail.
And she has spent about two weeks behind bars in six trips to the Los Angeles County jail, served 35 days under house arrest and worked about 67 days of community service at the county morgue.
She is dating Avi Snow, the guitarist with City of the Sun.
What did he tweet about on April Fools? A tour stop in Missouri.