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Marriage proposal hoax on ‘Ellen’ show

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The Ellen show audience got punked this week when a marriage proposal went south, but it turned out to just be an elaborate hoax to introduce “Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways.”

TooFab.com reports people are still talking about it today:

Twitter is exploding over a marriage proposal gone awry that just aired on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Jacob wanted to surprise his girlfriend Jodi by asking her to marry him on live TV, but to his horror she shook her head and cried, “I can’t, I can’t!”

… Of course, the audience’s horror turned to delight once they realized all the free stuff they were getting.

To get rid of any doubt, “Jacob” is really Ross, an “Ellen” staffer used in a similar hoax last year. So if you see a tall bald guy on the show, chances are it’s a prank!

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Laura Weisman

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