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Old 06-25-2009, 06:59 PM
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Web site says Jeff Goldblum injured or killed in New Zealand? [HOAX]

Killed on location in New Zealand. R.I.P.

http://jeff.goldblum.mediafetcher.com/news/top_stories/actor_new_zealand.php

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:00 PM
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Jeez, what a Death Pool day!
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:02 PM
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Really? Him too? Wow. What a sad day.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:02 PM
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I can't link to this- site looks busy. Is this for real?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:02 PM
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Bad link, cite? Not seeing anything about it on google.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:03 PM
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Can't find any other source for this either. If true it's been quite the day.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:04 PM
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The link quit working... anyone know if it is true?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:04 PM
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I don't believe he's dead.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:06 PM
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I don't believe he's filming in New Zealand. He's been all over the U.S. media in the past week promoting Law & Order Criminal Intent, which is filmed in New York City.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:06 PM
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Actor Jeff Goldblum died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning - June 25, 2009.

Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:08 PM
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I thought I just saw him on the Daily Show or Colbert Report....this week.

?????
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:08 PM
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Man, I've been going around this afternoon saying "They're dropping like flies."

Now "The Fly" drops...off a cliff!
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:09 PM
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Damn! I just saw him on one of the late night talk shows the other day. I always liked his quirky mannerisms.

What a bad way to go, too.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:10 PM
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I don't believe it, as yet. We shall see.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:10 PM
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I thought I just saw him on the Daily Show or Colbert Report....this week.

?????
He's been on Colbert... twice this week, I think? He's been doing short bits with Stephen and plugging his show.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:10 PM
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wait... is it not aleady Friday there? If this happened their Thursday.. we would have heard right?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:11 PM
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Whatever that link is in the OP, it's not a reliable source. Going to need some confirmation here but I find this one dubious.

Michael Jackson really is dead though.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:12 PM
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No mention on the news yet, I won't believe it until there is more corroboration.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:12 PM
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The only other hit I get is at Democratic Underground - don't know anything about the site. 5 minutes later, if I click the link I get "missing topic".

Someone briefly edited Wikipedia to say he'd died, then it got removed.

I'm taking it with a grain of salt.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:12 PM
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Just on June 8th he was reported working on the Film Morning Glory in New York.

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/cele...t-work-214413/

A different Goldblum?

The movies were he is reported working on IMDB do not appear to deal with mountainous backdrops.

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:12 PM
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There seems to be absolutely nothing on the Net about it.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:13 PM
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It doesn't sound right. The movie he's filming according to the IMDB is being shot in New York City, which would make sense because that's where he's been all week, on Colbert and at least one of the other late night shows.

I wonder if its another actor with a similar name. It's happened before.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:13 PM
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FWIW, the only two movies on his IMDB listing as unreleased both have only one filming location listed: NYC (obviously convenient for his Criminal Intent schedule). No sign of New Zealand or an NZ like locale as being important to either film, from the limited information shown.

ETA: Gah, beaten by seconds. Again.

ETA (again): Ah, someone on IMDB thinks it's just a generator, and offered the following link as possible evidence:
http://jesus.christ.mediafetcher.com...ew_zealand.php

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:14 PM
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< googles >

Someone here claims it's made up from something called " FakeAWish.com"

< checks > it looks like she's right, it says it's fake at the bottom of the page

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:15 PM
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Couldn't care less about Michael. But I actually quite liked Jeff.

Edit: Er... like Jeff.

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:15 PM
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Mods, can we change the thread title to not scare people?

Maybe to: Has Jeff Goldblum been injured/killed in New Zealand?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:16 PM
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Please please please let this be wrong...
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:17 PM
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Mods, can we change the thread title to not scare people?

Maybe to: Has Jeff Goldblum been injured/killed in New Zealand?
I reported the post to the mods for review.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:17 PM
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The OP's link has it in the "Odd News"... I'm going with fake!
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:18 PM
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I reported the post to the mods for review.
So did I, thanks riker1384.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:22 PM
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This is from the linked site:
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THIS STORY IS STILL DEVELOPING...

Actor Jeff Goldblum died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning - June 25, 2009.

Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available.

The accident occured at aproximatly 4:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT +12). Additional details and information will be forthcoming.
Then I googled "Global Associated News" which is the logo in the upper right corner. I can't seem to get to any stories Google found, but they include "Paul Newman presumed dead in plane crash" and "Brad Pitt falls to his death in New Zealand" and a newsgroup entry which includes the quote "GAN admits they are "a totally bogus news source" , not unlike the Onion ." And finally, imdb.com says he's in New York filming a movie with Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams.

Jeff Goldblum fans can relax.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:25 PM
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Mods, can we change the thread title to not scare people?

Maybe to: Has Jeff Goldblum been injured/killed in New Zealand?
Done. For the record I'm sure this is fake.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:31 PM
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I preferred the original title.

Do dopers live in such a bubble of protection that 'Jeff Goldblum is dead' is cause for panic?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:36 PM
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I preferred the original title.

Do dopers live in such a bubble of protection that 'Jeff Goldblum is dead' is cause for panic?
I do. I just came out of my panic room once it seemed like he was still alive. That was close.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:37 PM
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I bet the name of who died in the story is generated by the URL.
]http://turd.ferguson.mediafetcher.com/news/top_stories/actor_new_zealand.php
Oh no, not Turd Ferguson!

I cannot load the page, so someone else will have to verify this for me.

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:39 PM
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Maybe he just caught a virus.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:45 PM
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I heard this very same hoax a few months ago, I swear.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:46 PM
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I'm glad Goldblum seems to be okay but come on, it would've been funny if it was true. Imagine you're Jeff Goldblum. You've spent 30 odd years putting your heart and soul into Hollywood. You've played dozens of characters, some iconic, and some...well, not quite so iconic. You've successfully entertained millions of people around the globe and you've done it all without jiggling the privates of a single vulnerable adolescent. And then on the day you finally pop your clogs you happen to go fifteen minutes after the most famous dude on the planet, your obituary is dismissed as background noise, and nobody figures out that you're dead until ten years later when Warner Brothers release a 'Memorial edition' of Earth Girls Are Easy.

How much would that suck?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:48 PM
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I bet the name of who died in the story is generated by the URL.
http://turd.ferguson.mediafetcher.com/news/top_stories/actor_new_zealand.php
Oh no, not Turd Ferguson!

I cannot load the page, so someone else will have to verify this for me.
I was able to load the page, and it says:
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THIS STORY IS STILL DEVELOPING...

Actor Turd Ferguson died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning - June 25, 2009.

Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available.

The accident occured at aproximatly 4:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT +12). Additional details and information will be forthcoming.
So unless Messrs. Goldblum and Ferguson were both killed in a terrible accident during the filming of a remake of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, I'd say that Mr. Goldblum remains alive and Mr. Ferguson remains fictional.

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:48 PM
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I bet the name of who died in the story is generated by the URL.
[noparsel]http://turd.ferguson.mediafetcher.com/news/top_stories/actor_new_zealand.php[/noparse]
Oh no, not Turd Ferguson!

I cannot load the page, so someone else will have to verify this for me.
It loaded finally, and I was correct. It's a joke page, you can make it say anybody you want has died.

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:49 PM
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My apologies. Mods, can you close this?
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Not only is this a hoax, some people are reporting that their anti-virus software reported some nasty business coming from that website. Malware or a virus, perhaps. A sneaky way to spread something like that, if it's true. In any case, perhaps best to be vigilant if you did actually visit it.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:19 PM
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Not only is this a hoax, some people are reporting that their anti-virus software reported some nasty business coming from that website. Malware or a virus, perhaps. A sneaky way to spread something like that, if it's true.
That is SO Jeff Goldblum-esque, if true.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:51 PM
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And the page also has this disclaimer:

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this story was dynamically generated using a generic 'template' and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank 'non-specific' template for the purpose of entertainment. For sub-domain info and additional use restrictions: FakeAWish.com
If you prefer, Mr. Goldblum (or whoever) may also die in a cruise ship sinking or plane crash.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:56 PM
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And the page also has this disclaimer:



If you prefer, Mr. Goldblum (or whoever) may also die in a cruise ship sinking or plane crash.
Given this :

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Not only is this a hoax, some people are reporting that their anti-virus software reported some nasty business coming from that website. Malware or a virus, perhaps. A sneaky way to spread something like that, if it's true. In any case, perhaps best to be vigilant if you did actually visit it.
You might not want to link there.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:01 PM
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Jeff Goldblum is alive and well, according to Kevin Spacey.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:05 PM
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In other news, President Gerald Ford died today at the senseless age of 93, having been eaten by wolves. He was delicious.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:08 PM
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Jeff Goldblum is alive and well, according to Kevin Spacey.
Oh, sure! Spacey spoke to his manager. All part of the conspiracy, I tells ya'
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:09 PM
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That is SO Jeff Goldblum-esque, if true.
Maybe he plans to inundate the mothership with pop-up ads?
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:36 PM
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Gary Coleman and Hillary Clinton also died today or so the early reports say:

http://gary.coleman.mediafetcher.com/news/top_stories/actor_new_zealand.php

http://Hillary.Clinton.mediafetcher.com/news/top_stories/actorplane.php

Web sites aren't always infallible so we might need to wait for further confirmation before we break out the tissues or pom-poms.

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