Catfish episode 14

Last night's episode of MTV's Catfish: The TV Show featured a woman, Keyonnah, who believed she was in an online relationship with former kiddie rapper and BET 106 & Park host Shad Moss, a.k.a. Bow Wow.

Keyonnah's doubts were erased when the impersonator sent her $10,000, which she claims she spent paying off her family's bills. Catfish's dimwitted producers Nev Schulman and Max Joseph pretended not to know how easy it was to confirm the identity of the person imitating the rapper.

In a world where information is literally at our fingertips, Nev and Max couldn't put 2+2 together until 30 minutes into the show. By then the hapless trio are on a plane to Atlanta to meet "Bow Wow".

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Catfish The TV Show Season 2

MTV premiered a sneak preview of season 2 of their hit TV series "Catfish: the TV show" yesterday.

The show features gullible lovestruck people who "fall in Love" with fake online personalities. Season 2 features a woman who has never met her fiancé in person. And a couple who have dated online for 8 years without ever meeting face-to-face.

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Manti Te'o

Not one NFL team showed interest in former Notre Dame star Manti Te'o in the 1st round of Thursday's 2013 NFL draft.

NFL scouts weary of Te'o's distracting presence in the NFL locker room declined to draft the former Heisman candidate who had a terrible showing in the NFL Combines in February.

If you recall, Te’o made headlines for mourning a dead girlfriend who didn't exist.

A male friend later stepped forward to say he pretended to be Te'o's dead girlfriend for 3 years because he was in love with him. This led to rampant speculation that Te'o himself was gay.

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith also wasn't chosen in the 1st round -- probably for the same reason that Te'o was passed over.

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Sidney Ackerman fake profile

"Catfish' or 'Catfished' are terms used to describe people who become emotionally attached to fake social media profiles. Oftentimes the person who runs the social media account is not who they claim to be.

People who get emotionally attached to fake online profile's -- or to online profiles in general -- usually have some form of emotional or personality defect that allows them to become victims so easily.

Luckily, that was not the case with four unnamed NFL players who were almost 'Catfished' by @RedRidnH00d, a woman (or man) on Twitter.com, who used pictures of an Internet adult entertainer, C.J. Miles, to seduce the athletes into establishing a rapport with her.

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Manti Teo Katie Couric interview

Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o told Katie Couric he "briefly" lied about his dead girlfriend even after he learned she didn't exist.

"Katie, put yourself in my situation," he said, "I, my whole world told me that she died on Sept. 12. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to, died on Sept. 12."

But his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, did not exist. It was all a hoax.

Katie Couric's full interview with Te'o will air on Thursday (check your local listings for the station and time). It should be noted that both Couric and Te'o have the same agent.

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Catfish Rod and Ebony

Tongues are wagging about last night's episode of MTV's Catfish, a reality TV series about fake online dating profiles. The series is hosted by Nev Schulman, right, who himself was hoodwinked by a fake FB profile.

Rod and Ebony met on a dating website for gays and bisexuals. Rod believes Ebony is a transgender male who lives his life as a female. They have been "dating" online for 4 years. Rod, who claims he is neither gay or curious, wants to come clean to Ebony about his fake profile on Facebook. He is not the man he presents himself to be -- but then, neither is Ebony.

I have my suspicions about this show but I will keep them to myself. Watch the episode after the break.

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