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Lindsay Lohan is Pregnant, Or: April Fools’, Everyone?

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Lindsay Lohan is Pregnant, Or: April Fools’, Everyone?

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It was still April Fools’ Day on the West Coast when Lindsay Lohan Tweeted “Its official. Pregnant…,” a message that has been RT’d thousands and thousands of times out of excitement, shock, perverse curiosity, disbelief, etc. Maybe it’s real, and LiLo thought Twitter was the best way to alert the world; maybe it’s a ploy to avoid jail time for all her legal transgressions, since who would send a pregnant woman to prison? (The U.S. justice system, lol.) More likely, I guess, is that this is a “joke,” much in the way that many April Fools’ Day “jokes” are “jokes”—breathlessly unfunny misdirections delivered without any conviction, capable of fooling us only under the garish possibility that they might be true, which of course they never are. So, yes: It was 10:30 PM on the West Coast when Lohan sent this out, which means it’s probably not real. Or it is, and the tabloid news cycle is about to get seriously fucked over the next nine months. Either way, Lohan could probably take some lessons in April Fools’ joke-telling from a real master.