Ellen DeGeneres Goes Brunette: Talk-Show Host Tweets Photo Of New Hair

04/02/2013 09:18 am ET | Updated Apr 02, 2013

UPDATE. It's official: We've been duped. Leave it to Ellen to convince us of something wild on April Fools' Day.

The comedian tweeted that her blond hair is indeed still intact, but not without giving us a glimpse of what she'd look like as a redhead:

Ellen DeGeneres has gone brunette -- or at least that's what she wants us to think.

It's unclear whether a tweet the talk-show host posted Monday night is simply an April Fools' Day joke, but in it DeGeneres includes a photo of herself with auburn brown hair, a stark contrast from her signature blond locks. She is standing in front of a framed photo of an equally brunette Reese Witherspoon, who recently dyed her hair brown for a movie role.

We're not sure this is the best look for DeGeneres, but it's also fairly likely the new do is a result of some well-done Photoshopping. Then again, perhaps this funny lady truly was looking for a makeover.

Either way, plenty of people seem to be reacting to the change. Less than 12 hours after the tweet was composed, nearly 1,500 people had retweeted DeGeneres' photo.

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