elyse porterfield hoax Meet Elyse Porterfield, 'HPOA' and current queen of Internet hoaxesDowntrodden office workers everywhere found a new heroine this week when a young woman named “Jenny” quit her job via a series of photos exposing her venal boss.

Sadly, the story and the series of photos where “Jenny” wrote her resignation on a white board turned out to be a hoax. A really well-done, wish-fulfilling hoax, starring a young actress named Elyse Porterfield.

The story appeared on TheChive.com Tuesday (Aug. 10), and the background was this: Jenny decided to quit her job after overhearing her boss call her a “HPOA” — that’s “hot piece of a**,” in case you’re wondering — on a phone call. In a series of photos, she spells out her reasons for quitting on white board, including that her boss, “Spencer,” has bad breath and spends an inordinate amount of time playing Farmville.

]]>Facebook page, she’s a recent graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and has a part in an upcoming movie produced by Todd Phillips (“The Hangover,” “Old School”). She also has a Twitter feed that apparently has gained lots and lots of new followers in the past 24 hours. TheChive, by the way, was also behind a fake story in 2007 about Donald Trump leaving a $10,000 tip at a restaurant, complete with forged receipt. All Things D noticed the source of the “Jenny” story and got suspicious, calling it out as a hoax a good 17 hours before TheChive owned up to it. Well played, Ms. Porterfield and TheChive. We’ll look for you in the Phillips movie next year. Follow Zap2it and Zap2itRick on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: TheChive.com