publication date: Saturday, February 25, 2006 (part of Round XXVII)

category: Hoaxes

clue: I'd be glad to read more about this actress if she were more honorable.

explanation: Coleman was a fictional movie star invented by a satirical article in Esquire magazine ("honorable") that many people didn't realize was a joke. The Italian name Allegra means "glad" in English. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, and Bob Miller

trivia: Scott was inspired to create the Hoaxes & Lies category after reading about the Coleman hoax online.


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