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Jessica Rose AKA lonelygirl15 Spills All On Jay Leno!!!

Published at: Sept. 15, 2006, 8:10 a.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!! Look!! A press release!! YOU TUBE STAR LONELYGIRL15 AKA JESSICA ROSE CONFESSES IT WAS ALL A HOAX ON ‘THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO’ The Episode Airs Tonight on NBC At 11:35pm (EST/PST) BURBANK – September 5, 2006 – YOU TUBE blog queen 'lonelygirl15 a.k.a. Jessica Rose' disappointed fans all over the world when controversy exploded over her online video blog. Jessica appeared on Thursdays "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to come clean. Leno introduced 'Jessica' during the second segment of the late night talk show, "Quite a bit of controversy about these videos. Turns out the whole thing is a hoax. The girl in the video is not who she appears to be. Here she is lonelygirl15." After greeting the crowd 'Jessica' admitted, "I'm actually not Brie. My name is Jessica Lee Rose. I'm also not 16. I'm 19...Also, I'm not from Southern California. I'm from New Zealand." The episode which features Julia Louise-Dreyfus, Jude Law and Bob Seger appears tonight on NBC. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is from Big Dog Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studio. Debbie Vickers is the executive producer. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" airs Monday - Fridays at 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. (ET). Original post: It turns out the lonelygirl15 movies are the creation of three young Los Angeles filmmakers aged 26, 27 and 28. (Yes, I know this has little or nothing to do with TV - but it has everything to do with YouTube, which is a whole lot more like TV than Napster, yes?) The girl who plays beautiful 16-year-old Bree is actually only faux-jailbait, beautiful 19-year-old acting student Jessica Rose, who’s actually a New Zealander! Those who have been beating themselves up over a secret dirty lust may or may not be relieved to learn the age of consent is 18. Now we can fill ourselves with fantasies of Jessica dating a horny series of ever-more-powerful thirtysomething agents. The filmmakers are now reportedly CAA clients. Read all of the Los Angeles Times’ story on the matter here. If you’ve no idea what lonelygirl15 is, there also links to her videoblogs in that Times story. While I got you? Here’s a YouTube thing I like a good deal more than the lonelygirl15 stuff: The Official How It Should Have Ended Site. Click on the Superman cartoon. It’s fucking genius. CAA has probably signed these guys as well. If not, CAA? Tick Tock. TICK TOCK!!!!!! (If CAA hasn’t signed these guys, it’s probably because the filmmakers haven’t bought enough bandwidth and the CAA guys can’t get through. CAA guys! If you can’t make it work, you might try this: How Superman Should Have Ended. Maybe it’ll probably work for ten minutes. I doubt it.

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  • Sept. 14, 2006, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Why is lonelygirl15 news?

    by Kovac

    May I be the first to say... what the hell. I really don't get why so many people people find these lonelygirl15 remotely interesting. I watched a couple of them and aside from slightly better video/sound/editing than your average video blog there seems to be very little to make it stand out from the rest of the crap aside from the fact that it was a prepared falsehood. I was a tad surprised that she came from my country. I totally missed that :\

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 12:56 a.m. CST

    I'm kinda bummed she's not 16...

    by Kevin Bosch

    thats a fun age.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 2:04 a.m. CST

    the link doesn't work here

    by aestheticity

    wtf is lonelygirl? is it a film? is it on tv? i'd say does she get naked or have sex, but if shes really 19 i'd lose interest if she did anyway. i kinda don't like these internet wankers getting famous for nothing. you know why? cos i could do it, and i dont deserve to be famous, so FUCK THEM.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 2:08 a.m. CST

    now the link works

    by aestheticity

    "Beckett met Flinders, who had been struggling in Hollywood" lol

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 2:28 a.m. CST

    It seemed pretty fake

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Either that or they were a deeply STUPID couple (but on YouTube you never can tell when the idiots are REALLY idiots). Still...I'd do her.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 2:28 a.m. CST

    funny shit

    by BadMrWonka

    the Se7en one is good, too..."uh,I gotta gall you back..." but yes, the star wars ep. IV one is fucking hilarious...

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 2:35 a.m. CST

    lonelygirl15 story

    by rgatz

    The stories I've seen thought (this was before the story "broke") that it was a scam to pump up some PG13 horror flick. Cute girl, cryptic references to her religious parents a ceremony she's preping for and portrait of Crowley on her wall. It started to fall apart when it was discovered that an entertainment lawyer had trademarked lonelygirl15. Looks like a Blair Witch marketing fest in search of a deal.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 3:14 a.m. CST

    What?

    by HessenRoots

    I'd never even heard of this until today... I am no longer cool on teh interwebs or is this "barely cool news" just as filler?

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 3:15 a.m. CST

    "Why is lonelygirl15 news?"

    by newc0253

    because she's an attractive girl using a computer. that alone would explain her popularity on an AICN talkback. the whole blair witch concept about her being prepared for some satanic ritual was kinda clever, but i still gotta wonder how mainstream media organisations kept giving it so much free publicity (i'm looking at you New York Times).

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 5:21 a.m. CST

    WTF? I've never even heard of this.

    by IndustryKiller!

    Is this just a minor cult fascination here or have I been living under a rock? I have friends who usually point me toward this internet fad shit lickety split and this time I've heard not hide nor hair of lonelygir15. When you guys start posting on semi-obscure youtube minor fascinations methinks there may have been a shark that got jumped somewhere along the line.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 5:39 a.m. CST

    They also gave us Lucy Lawless

    by punto

    I only learned about this lonelygirl thing when the news broke that it was fake.. pretty boring stuff, but better quality than the average youtube video. It's a nice surprise to see that Herc can operate a youtube-enabled web browser tho.. And, holy shit, are those line breaks?

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 6:02 a.m. CST

    I'm glad I never of heard of this till now.

    by DigitalDong

    Saw it on the nightly news last night and I was like WTF. The best part is when they showed video of a guy who "found the scam". Personally I think if you're watching video of a supposed 16 year-old girl, are obsessed with it so much you investigate it, and are dissappointed to find out its a hoax, you got a bright future as either a sex predator or a pedophile. Whichever your state uses as a title. GG

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 7:10 a.m. CST

    People thought that was real?

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Maybe I am just way too cynical, but it screamed fake right from the start of the first one. And the second one has no sense of being some 15 year old at all, but it rather obviously a setup. Still whatever floats your internet boat...

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 7:20 a.m. CST

    THEY RIPPED ME OFF MAN!!!!

    by otisberg_77

    http://www.hobo-bonobo.co.uk/endings/index.html http://www.hobo-bonobo.co.uk

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Ok, this is what I fucking hate about the internet...

    by TheSeeker7

    Mind you, there's a lotta shit I absolutely love, but this is the kinda thing that gets me. So I read this story here on AICN, and the concept of "lonelygirl15" couldn't be more foreign to me, never heard of it at all. So, and not as an avenue to beat off, but mostly because I'm bored, I go to Youtube out of curiosity to see what it's all about, maybe see a couple of these "movies" that are apparently all a rage. I dial up Youtube and do a simple search for "lonelygirl15".......... Of course, even now I STILL don't know what the hell the thing is, because the web is littered with so many geek douchebags who get their boners just with trying to pathetically fuck with the "average man" online, there are so many videos presently online at Youtube that are in some way labeled with lonelygirl15 but THAT COULDN'T HAVE LESS TO DO WITH WHATEVER THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE. I mean I tried like 5 different ones before I just said fuck it, this is even not worth MY time now, god forbid. How bad is it when boredom's not even enough. But surely a slew of 14 year old tools put up a bunch of random shit and just put a "lonelygirl15" tag on it simply so people would view their lame excuses for time spent. God, I fuckin hate people...

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 9:55 a.m. CST

    best part of youtube is all the videos for forgotten

    by durhay

    songs, like "Groovy Train", "Scenario", "Return to Innocence", "Pepper", "Psychobilly Freakout" etc etc.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Somebody already had this idea on livejournal

    by darthflagg

    http://cup-on-a-table.livejournal.com/ Same faux mystery idea, but without the cute girl in the video.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 10:34 a.m. CST

    As Superman Returns taught us...

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    ...Superman is not that fast. In the event of a kryptonite trap, he must fly directly to it without taking precautions of any kind.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 10:56 a.m. CST

    I learnt how to rip clips today.

    by proper

    Nice 1 youtube.Though the only clip I couldn't get for myself was a great live version of Rydeen by Yellow Magic Orchestra so don't worry the karma police paid me a visit.Enjoy it while it lasts everybody,judging by the amount of clips I was looking to convert that have gone due to the copyright holders getting their stuff taken off it's only a matter of time before we move onto something else..........Good luck to those who use it to get their creativity across to the people.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 12:08 p.m. CST

    What's more pathetic....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    What's more pathetic, the fact that lonelygirl15, and other video bloggers, have fans, or that there are more video blogs about lonelygirl15 than there are video blogs starring lonelygirl15. Bunch of stupid ass time wasting idiots who stare at their webcams and computer screens all day.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 12:30 p.m. CST

    re: TOO LATE!

    by weirdoactor

    Yesterday? Try three days ago. Next up on AICN: dinosaurs extinct, all eaten by Harry!

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Oh, Thank God.

    by CatVutt

    I had no fucking idea what it was either. Sounds painful.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Fucking for shame?

    by LawyersGunsandFunny

    I usually fuck for money.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 4:51 p.m. CST

    You're next LISA NOVA ! If that's your real name

    by Orionsangels

    'Little Loca' we're coming for you too! ---http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=LisaNova --- http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=littleloca

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Who-gives-a-fuck?

    by MattCG

    Stop covering anything related to MySpace, for the love all that's decent! Unless Dakota Fanning meets the child murderer there that will eventually put her out of my misery, then I'm not interested, even in the fucking slightest.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Who damn gives a shit

    by Z0D

    This crap isn't news, it's a fad. A fad that is used all the time, and it's success is dependent on word of mouth. This crap is gay, although I'd like to try my own show some day. LonelyGirl can go suck a fatty. ___KNEEL___

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 7:17 p.m. CST

    lol, you guys are gonna love...

    by Shermdawg

    what's hitting AICN next week. :P<br><br>btw, Orionsangels, littleloca was revealed as Stevie Ryan months ago.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Haha that's funny Col. Klink

    by Orionsangels

    Her last name is my first name.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Does this just speak to how sadly out of touch Leno is?

    by TheSeeker7

    I mean my jaw just about dropped when I saw the "updated" bit on that story link out on the front page. Honestly, folks. I mean, just even in these talkbacks, look at how many people (certainly including myself) had not even heard one whisper of who and/or what in the living hell was "lonelygirl15" before we visited AICN here today -- and now Jay Leno's doing a friggin SEGMENT about it/her??? <insert Tim Allen-style confused grunt here> For real, is this maybe the final (& perfect) example of how retardedly awful Jay Leno is at his "job"? I am truly baffled here.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Who Gives A Fucking Cunt? Fucking Stupid Youtube Shit

    by The Ender

    I cant believe stupid shit like this gets popular because of the fucktards who spend all day fisting their asshole over the newest youtube bullshit. The only way this would merit me watching is if there was a guaruntee that this bitch gets exposed by Jack Bauer as a Mole and executed. But that wont happen, so its fuck all.

  • Sept. 14, 2006, 11:53 p.m. CST

    In other news: Magical Trevor actually NOT that clever!

    by Flim Springfield

    Seriously, little internet jokes are meant to be just that: little. Attempts to make them a big deal make everyone look silly.

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 1:41 a.m. CST

    I knew who lonelygirl15 was...

    by Orionsangels

    I frequent youtube a lot. As matter a fact i'm also a member with my own videos. I even posted a rare Mel Gibson comedy skit he made in his LWII days I bet many of you have never seen --- http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Orionsaint --- and I had watched several of her videos. Frankly Lonelygirl bored me. I moved on to Lisa Nova & Little Loca because they have a fued going on. Also Lisa Nova talks weird. I mean I enjoy watching these hot girls on youtube trying to be celebrities as much as the next guy, but you know. It gets boring after a while.

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 6:19 a.m. CST

    This is groundbreaking news and will shatter the earth.

    by VitaminJ

    There are so many things happening in this world that are actually interesting that I honestly give less than a fuck about some stupid emo youtube girl. OOOOHHHH it's fake! Oh no! Someday when we run out of trees, we'll wish the LA Times hadn't wasted paper printing this meaningless shit. I usually don't get so mad about stuff like this, but goddamn I am tired of these fucking internet drama moments. I actually bit the bullet and watched one of the videos. The girl is such a fucking terrible actor, I can't believe how many mouth-breathing retards believed this shit (i.e. masturbated to it). You guys know there are real women on the internet, right? Women who will show you their breasts for free? Oh that's right, those websites are blocked in the middle school library where you check your e-mail. I knew Jay Leno was a terrible comedian, but I didn't know he was actually mentally retarded. That would explain how he’s managed to host a comedy show for 14 years without telling a single joke. I guess I was right when I theorized that most of Leno's viewers are people who fall asleep during Law & Order (It's hard not to).

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Well, it's about fucking time the site let me log in.

    by Shermdawg

    Aw shit...<br><br>I forgot what I wanted to say...<br><br>Do you realize I've been trying to log on since about 11:30pm last night??? Yet other people have been posting. What's the deal? You guys could at least give us a detailed heads up as to the state of the site.<br><br>Regarding lonelygirl15, she's not as unknown as you may think.<br>Viewed: 2,867,137<br> Subscribers: 32,701<br><br>And regarding YouTube in general, as I alluded to earlier, be prepared for more "Fucking Stupid Youtube Shit", because it's coming.<br><br>Oh yes, it's coming.

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Nobody cares!

    by Dazzler69

    I know I don't.

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 8:47 a.m. CST

    What's the big deal?

    by nemesisdarkside

    I only found out about lonelygirl15 due to this very TB. I watched some of the videos. What's the big deal? Why do so many people care? The videos were dull and boring. Wow! An alright looking girl making cookies with her friend! Isn't the appeal of most youtube-crap comedy clips? Lonelygirl15 clips aren't even humourous. They don't even work as voyeurist-video-diaries due to their mundaneness. I just don't get the appeal! Someone help me out. Do I need to be 14? Also, why is it such a big deal that the whole thing is a scam? Ignoring the fact that it's painfully obvious while watching the clips, what's the big deal? Weren't all the clips free? Why the outrage? I'm so happy I don't waste my time watching video clips on youtube. However, I do respect amateur film-makers trying to get their stuff out there, but these days it feels like everyone is an amateur film maker! And it seems really hard to find the gems amongst all the mediocre garbage. Damn iGeneration! Hold on, I'm part of the iGeneration! I'll upload my vids later. ;P

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Shermdawg/Paragraphs

    by nemesisdarkside

    Wow Paragraphs Awesome!! w00t!! Is the "edit" feature next?

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Whaa?

    by nemesisdarkside

    My paragraphs got condensed. That sucks. Alot! What's the secret Shermdawg?

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 10 a.m. CST

    The state os YouTube...

    by slone13

    The lawyers at YouTube are working overtime to try and find a way to make money off the site. It has yet to turn a profit, and the top dogs fear it is going to end up like Napster very soon. i.e. Costing money and censored. Fun, yes, economically feasible, not at all. Unfortunately, YouTube's 15 minutes are nigh up.

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 10:39 a.m. CST

    How Superman Should Have Ended is cool

    by Reelheed

    But the "How Matrix Revolutions Should Have Ended" ended badly. Everyone know that it should have ended with Neo causing the whole machine city to destroying itself doing that "I can somehow connect to the machines even without being plugged into the matrix" trick that he pulls at the end of reloaded. Henceforth I will be setting up my own website called "How it Should Have Ended Should Have Ended" in which I will lampoon their lampoonery.

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 10:53 a.m. CST

    How Lord of the Rings Should Have Ended

    by dancinggopher01

    "Imagine what it would have been like if we had walked the entire way" hahahahaha

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 10:54 a.m. CST

    ban

    by VoodooV

    all hot chicks should be banned from ever using the word 'lonely.' As for how the Matrix should have ended.....IT SHOULD HAVE ENDED WITH THE FIRST MOVIE!! THE SEQUELS SUCK!!

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 12:29 p.m. CST

    lonelygirl15

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    And people wonder why it's so easy to be duped by "Loose Change"...

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Oh no!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I really hope it doesn't turn out to be the same situation for that "Ask a Ninja" guy. I know that guy is for real!

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST

    lonelygirl cheats

    by Cory849

    like a lot of front page of youtubers, she (they) likely cheated using a hack to get her views up. Then everyone follows the non-existent crowd. If you are mystified about how she could get popular, now you know.

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 1:34 p.m. CST

    she got ripped by a riptide

    by lynxpro

    Weird. I seem to recall the days when internet pranksters got their few minutes of fame on cable shows like *Unscrewed* instead of landing on Jay Leno's couch. Its an odd world we now live in.

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 3:20 p.m. CST

    I am very old.

    by Jack Burton

    WTF is lonelygirl15? Wait nevermind, I don't care.

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 4:44 p.m. CST

    shit like this is what's wrong with America

    by triplefive

    from the bullshit media "news" outlets that even bother devoting any type of TV time or print space to this garbage, all the way to the dumb shit consumers who swallow it all up like the dumb pop culture hungry jerkoffs that they are, its cause of shit like this why we're in the current world climate we're in. And no I'm not exaggerating or taking this too seriously, cause I'm talking about more than lonelygirl15, who i've never even HEARD of until I turned on CNN this morning. god damn, I hate you all. every single one of you. you included.

  • Sept. 15, 2006, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Test

    by HappyHamster

    Test<p> For paragraphs.

  • Sept. 16, 2006, 2:02 a.m. CST

    This hoax is a hoax

    by Vern

    There really was no "lonely girl #15" phenomenon. Nobody actually watched whatever it is that there supposedly was to watch. They just made up the whole thing so they could say it was actually a hoax. The whole thing makes me feel pretty god damn old but luckily I would never watch Jay Leno, so I must be under 100.

  • Sept. 16, 2006, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Yep, she was a fake...

    by 21stCenturyCat

    and within You Tube circles it was pretty big news although ironically a lot of people (myself included) only watched her vids after she was outed. For genuine You Tube entertainment check out: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=21stCenturyCat

  • Sept. 16, 2006, 9:07 a.m. CST

    HappyHamster you ignorant slut!

    by nemesisdarkside

    I'm just playing. I want paragraphs. How come you can get paragraphs.

  • Sept. 16, 2006, 5:41 p.m. CST

    you know what else I found out?

    by punto

    the guy from 'The Godfather', he's name is not <i>really</i> Michael Corleone, and he's not <i>really</i> a war hero!! OMFG, it's all a hoax <i>!!</i> <br> Anyway, if I understand this correctly, I have to use &lt;br&gt;? <p> does &lt;p&gt; work too? <p> we need a preview button

  • Sept. 17, 2006, 5:20 a.m. CST

    by Mace Tofu

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4vhRrVAQnI

  • Sept. 17, 2006, 5:23 a.m. CST

    How Godzilla should of ended ...

    by Mace Tofu

    Here is a cool ending for the American Godzilla movie http://tinyurl.com/k9s68 * sorry about that first post, thought I clicked the tinyUrl link lol

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Sadly still on the air...

    by The_Jack_Sack

    YouTube 'programs' can't die since you don't need sponsors...