4. Nicki Minaj + Drake's Fake E-Nuptials
In August, hip-hop fans got taken for a bit of a Twitter ride by Drake and Nicki Minaj, when the duo tweeted that they had gotten hitched. Drake tweeted: "Please refer to @nickiminaj as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and don't stare at her too long. She’s finally mine. :)", and Nicki confirmed, "Yes its true. Drake and I tied the knot." Turns out, the announcement was all fun and games. One day later, Nicki tweeted: "Dear Barbz, My husband Drake and I have decided to have our marriage annulled. We'll maintain joint custody. Luv, HB." We award the duo brownie points for manipulating the media and getting their fans' hearts to flutter.
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3. Portia, Ellen ... and Oprah?
In September, Ellen announced the warm and fuzzy news that her wife, Portia de Rossi, made a permanent change: Her name. She tweeted: "I just got some amazing news. The court has granted Portia's name change. She's now officially Portia Winfrey." In all seriousness, we're really happy for the new Portia Lee James DeGeneres. Portia De Rossi: Marrying Ellen Degeneres Saved Me
2. The Old Spice Guy Proposal
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Why propose to your girlfriend yourself when you can have the Old Spice Guy do it for you? That's what Johannes S. Beals thought this past summer, when he tweeted to the Old Spice guy, "Can U Ask my girlfriend to marry me? Her name is Angela A. Hutt-Chamberlin." Three hours later, The Old Spice Guy himself created a practically-naked video proposal that went viral. In turn, Patti Stangers of the world cringed for months.