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A Rose by any other name? Lonelygirl15 = Hoax

by gabe
September 14, 2006 1:14 AM
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What would Andrew Gold have to say about this??

In yesterday's New York Times Business Section Virginia Heffernan and Tom Zeller, Jr exposed Lonelygirl15, YouTube's first breakout star ("the obsession of millions of devotees" according to the gray lady) as a hoax.

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The Exorcism of Jessica Rose

More specifically, the alleged amatuer videos were actually scripted and staged in serial fashion by "Ramesh Flinders, a screenwriter and filmmaker from Marin County, Calif., and Miles Beckett, a doctor turned filmmaker." Bree, aka Lonelygirl15, is "Jessica Rose, a 20-ish resident of New Zealand and Los Angeles and a graduate of the New York Film Academy."

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