This is official because it say 'official' by his name and some weirdo (not me) screencapped the bit where it was announced on the front page and put it in a youtube video:
Yahoo Answers is famous for being the place where all the retards on the internet congregate. I can imagine Ricky reading that site for hours on end and absolutely bursting.
Read the replies to his question here. The general consensus seems to be no.
All from various sources: 1, 2, 3