Pulled From Season 85 of Downton Abbey: Disgraced Astor Accused of Selling Sham Heirlooms to Titanic II Revelers

Maggie Lange · 03/05/13 12:57PM

Convicted fraudster and mother-looter Anthony Marshall was caught attempting to scam party-goers celebrating the building of the Titanic II. Marshall tried to hawk a century-old Astor family heirloom—one that he said was worn by his grandfather John Jacob Astor IV when he died aboard the Titanic in 1912. Turns out, the watch that Marshall was trying to sell never boarded the Titanic.

Impostor! A Fake Bishop Walks Into the Vatican…

Maggie Lange · 03/05/13 09:55AM

A man impersonating a Bishop managed to sneak past Vatican security and get photographed with a cardinal—with only confidence, a winning smile, an entourage of fake clerics, and a too-short cassock. Good thing people still know what that is, because this paltry robe was his giveaway.

School Does Really Lame Job of Pretending Lady Gaga Came to Visit

Seth Abramovitch · 06/02/11 08:21PM

A school employee from New Jersey promised students that Lady Gaga would give the kids a talk about bullying via the internet. So she did what any reasonable person with absolutely no access to Lady Gaga would do after making a promise she could not keep: She hired a Lady Gaga impersonator!