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Ryan Seacrest Tries To Boost Indie Street Cred, To No Avail

Richard Ashcroft of the Verve Performs at the 2008 Coachella Music Festival (Joey Maloney/LAist)
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There's nothing more piteous than a prominent media personality attempting to be hip and omniscient (except maybe attempting to give a blind dude a high five). And that's exactly what happened a few moments ago when American Idol host and "celebrity wrangler" Ryan Seacrest posted an unsubstantiated, preemptive bill for this year's Coachella via his website and twitter. The post, entitled "Coachella Line-Up Announced!," surfaced around 11 AM this morning, touting Nine Inch Nails, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Katy Perry, The Killers, Neil Young, Adele, Foo Fighters, Public Enemy and Lupe Fiasco as headliners.

So we went straight to the source to ascertain whether the aforementioned line-up was real or not. Of course, Coachella representatives were quick to respond with: "No announcement has been made yet." And officials later told the LA Times the line-up is "completely wrong."

Although the next best conclusive statement came from none other than Defamer, stating, "Our ex-cousins at Idolator tell us Ryan Seacrest is a closet aerosol-computer-cleaner addict and this list is not trustworthy and may be completely bogus. Further, our pal in the music industry also tells us Katy Perry has a show in Florida that night. So we've all been had, and we blame Seacrest. Who can suck it."

It's safe to say that we've all been had by our own impatience—to the extent that we misconstrued Seacrest as the all-knowing demi-god that he probably thinks he is. FAIL!