A web site that posted a clip of Anna Paquin "outing" herself on the Internet has reported that the announcement triggered such a widespread response that the server became overwelmed and subsequently crashed.
I spied a news alert on Yahoo on Thursday afternoon which reported that the "True Blood" star was actively participating in a Public Service Announcement for Cyndi Lauper's - "Give a Damn Campaign" - in which she was taking the opportunity to disclose her own "bisexuality".
Because there has never been a hint of her sexual persuasion in the media 'til now, the surprising unexpected announcement piqued the curiosity of the Nation.
That evening, Anna Paquin soared into the top ten search lists at Alexa and Yahoo, and the trend continued throughout the next day.
Alongside celebs such as - Elton John (who knew?), American Idol contestant Clay Aiken (natch), and comic Wanda Sykes (who cares?) - Paquin declared her sexual orientation to promote equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Two videos were shot in Los Angeles on January 30 and were released online April 1st.
It was not an April Fool's Day joke, folks!