It was all over Twitter and Facebook on Friday. Oprah Winfrey was attending the Grapes of Wrath at the Shakespeare Festival here in Stratford, Ontario.
Could it be true? Nope-rah. Well then how could this false rumour get started? It seems someone tweeted that there was a film crew from Oprah's TV network OWN at the Rheo Thompson Candies store in downtown Stratford.
That part was true. There was a taping going on for the TV show "Fearless in the Kitchen" with chef and cookbook writer/television personality Christine Cushing.
Fans of Oprah gathered in front of the Avon Theatre having been "tipped" off that the Queen of daytime television would arrive for the 2:00 p.m. matinee of The Grapes of Wrath.
Not so - Oprah was a no-show. Both Stratford's mayor and the general manager of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival confirmed that no tickets had been set aside for Oprah and no one had been informed that she would be visiting the Festival City.
Typically if a superstar celebrity comes to Stratford to see a play at the Festival, the police are aware and security is put in place. Last fall Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were here with their daughter to take in the theatre. There was even a "live" sighting of them at a local toy store.
Of course Stratford's own home grown celebrity Justin Bieber comes and goes with much less fanfare. Justin pops in occasionally to visit his friends and grandparents and there are always local Justin sightings.
Celebrity sigtings are common during Festival season. Many of the actors move to the city temporarily and many now call Stratford home full-time.
I shall keep my camera handy Justin case I find my own celebrity sightings.