Sony has been taking hit after hit ever since anonymous hackers breached the company’s systems on November 24. The culprits, who may or may not be tied to North Korea, a country enraged about Sony’s upcoming Kim Jong Un assassination comedy The Interview, have not only leaked dozens of the company’s latest films, including this year’s Fury, but also hundreds of private internal emails. Mega producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal came out looking the worst, with exchanges between two the spitting vitriol at Angelina Jolie, Kevin Hart, and Aaron Sorkin, among others.
However, regardless of how clear their messages seem to be, plenty of them were completely misunderstood. So, we’re here to clear up any confusion by placing the misinterpreted emails in the right context.
Hurray! Also, uh oh! After months and months of gossip about real and faked Carly Rae Jepsen nude photos, TMZ reports that the total lamer who allegedly hacked the singer’s computer has been arrested after turning himself into police on Friday, December 7. It’s all great news…until you realize that it confirms both that Carly got hacked and that she had nude photos taken from her possession. Were we the only ones naive enough to think after all this time it might still be a rumor? Of course, why would Jepsen’s peeps and the authorities have been trying to nail this guy since March if it was a rumor? Boy, do we feel dumb! We also feel like the only people on the planet who don’t keep nude photos of themselves on their computers.
While in custody in Vancouver, 25-year-old Christopher David Long was charged with “fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services, unauthorized use of computer, mischief to data, identity fraud, and possession of stolen property.” Mischief to data! What, did he Photoshop Paula Deen riding Carly, too? Was Sad Keanu watching it all go down? Oh, the indignity! Long was later released and must return to court on January 4. On the plus side, if any naked Jepsen photos get released over the holidays, at least we know who’s butt is getting thrown in jail. We’ll say a little holiday prayer his is the only butt we have to blog about.
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We’re not re-hashing those fake Carly Rae Jepsen topless photographs that were floating around the interwebz earlier this month. This is, apparently, the real deal. TMZ is reporting that Carly’s computer has been hacked and some sexy pictures were among the bounty stolen. We’re not sure what the content of those photographs are, but it’s safe to say that’s it’s not looking good for the singer. She has supposedly contacted the police as the hacker has been trying to sell the pictures to media outlets to make a buck. Sources say that they haven’t been released yet, and Carly’s going to do her damndest to make sure they never do. The Call Me Maybe’s team got an anonymous tip-off about the fact that the pictures were stolen and waiting to hit the internet as far back as March. They mobilized forces and called the Vancouver P.D to report the crime, and a spokesperson for the police has said they’re looking into to with “regards to a theft of electronic property belonging to Jepsen.” This is the worst! We can only imagine what she’s going through. Let’s hope they nail the hacker before he finds a buyer as this could turn out to be a very embarrassing situation for Carly.
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Related: Relax, Internet, Those Topless Pictures Are Not Carly Rae Jepsen’s!
What’s that, Unicorn? Heather Morris was probably possessed by the spirit of her less-than-genius alter-ego Brittany S. Pierce when she snapped nude pics of herself and sent them to someone? Maybe. I mean, we’re not the devoted investigators who endeavored to prove that those are Olivia Munn’s privates that were leaked from a hacked phone last week, so we don’t really feel qualified to judge whether these latest photos are all of the Glee star.
But we’ll make a few points so that you can come to your own conclusions:
- Some of the photos, in which she’s wearing some clothing, are obviously Heather. She’s even wearing her costume from last year’s Britney Spears episode in one of them.
- Heather’s got a slamming body, which she’s got no reason to hide.
- She was definitely the model for these professionally shot nude photos that leaked in 2010. One of those is even a similar pose to a recent one.
Seriously, world, if as much effort would be put into improving renewable energy technology or feeding children in Africa as has been used to prove that the nude pics that leaked on Monday are actually of Olivia Munn, well … the world would be a very different place. (Wait, maybe Olivia Munn is a source of renewable energy? Try that one out, Science!) But the world is what it is, and the result is a number of fascinatingly detailed NSFW cases put forth on Egotastic, Gawker and WWTDD. While Munn herself denied that her phone was hacked, tweeting that if it were, people would find pics of fat babies and cats, her devoted (obsessed) fans are convinced otherwise. The Attack the Show host now just seems to want to change the subject, suggesting that we talk about the moon landing instead.
A quick recap of the evidence presented to us:
1) The pics look like Olivia, duh.
2) In one photo, she’s wearing the same bikini as she did in a 2010 Maxim shoot.
3) In another, headless shot, she’s wearing the same ring she’s been pictured with. Read more…
Hacker alert! It started off with Olivia Munn yesterday, when photographs of the actress surfaced online, including a full-frontal version as well as pictures of “Olivia” in various styles of lingerie and a low-cut top. Sources told TMZ that some of the photographs are Olivia — the ones on the bikini, low-cut top and black bra. But the ones where you can’t see her face — especially the naked one — are not her. No updates from Olivia’s people as of yet.
Just hours after that brouhaha, another set of set scandalous pictures emerged, starring Christina Hendricks. Her phone was reportedly hacked into recently, and a number of self-shot photographs of a scantily clad Christina without makeup were stolen. But the photographs online include one of a topless woman, and the actress’ camp have, in no uncertain terms, stated that the breasts in that photograph are not Christina’s. We live in a world where statements like that have to be made. An investigation is being conducted.
What is up with this obsession with hacking? Last year, celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Kreayshawn and Zach Braff all have been victims. The sad reality is that not many get caught! ScarJo’s hacker getting busted was just an anomaly.
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Famous people like their security and privacy, right? They have things like bodyguards and assistants and publicists and live in gated communities. So when cases like that of Christopher Chaney — the man who allegedly hacked into the accounts of more than 50 people, including Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera — we are totally baffled. That’s why we called up CNET correspondent Declan McCullagh, who shed some light on how famous people’s nekkid pics wind up all over the Web.
Part of the fault, it seems, lies in the celebs themselves, who might be using obvious passwords or easily discovered facts for their password reset questions, Declan told us.
“Let me give you an example: How do I find your mother’s maiden name, or how do you find my mother’s maiden name? Not easily,” he said. “But for Scarlett Johansson, I can just look at Wikipedia. Do I know your pet’s name? No, and you probably can’t find it online. But Mila Kunis might have her pet’s name mentioned in a magazine profile. So the more famous you get, the more information is out there. And a lot of websites a lot of social networking sites and email providers use things like your mother’s maiden name or your pet’s name or where you went to high school as questions that will let you get access to your account if you forget your password. This is a bit of a security risk.”
Those recent Scarlett Johansson nude photos might have made your month, but it’s about to make somebody else’s 5 to 10. Reportedly Scarlett Johansson’s hacker was arrested on federal charges for breaking into her email account, as well as those of other celebs. As part of his sentence, that hacker should have to turn down each and every high five someone tries to give him in prison. It’s the least he deserves!
While FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller could only confirm to the Huffington Post that someone had been arrested in connection to the hackings, other sources claim that a Florida man was taken into custody. The arrest came as a result of the FBI’s year-long Operation Hackerazzi, an investigation designed to get to the bottom of hackers targeting the Avengers star and others. Speaking of bottoms, it sounds like you can kiss any future celebrity nudes goodbye, as opposed to printing them out, taping them to your pillow and kissing them hello every morning, like you do. Don’t try to front; we know you too well.
Less than two weeks after Scarlett Johansson nude photos leaked onto the internet, the actress sat down with CNN’s David McKenzie toÃ‚Â discussed celebrity privacy. We know, but it is a thing. “Just because you’re in the spotlight or just because you’re an actor or making films or whatever doesn’t mean that you’re not entitled to your own personal privacy,” Scarlett Johansson explains to him. “I think no matter what the context, if that is besieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong.”Ã‚Â Do any of us really want our A-listers to feel unsafe taking and keeping nude photos of themselves in their phones and computers? We know that’s not the kind of America we want to live in.
When not stopping by the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show in Milan, Scarlett is working as an Oxfam Ambassador to provide aid to famine-stricken parts of Africa, a strong argument for hackers not to use up her precious time tracking down leaked pictures of her boobs. “[People] say ‘How do you deal with the invasion of privacy?’ and I don’t know,” Johansson explains. “To me it’s an adjustment, and there’s certain instances I think where you give a lot of yourself, and finally you have to put your foot down and say ‘No, wait, I’m taking it back.’” You go, Scarlett! Take all the nude photos you want. Let freedom ring.
This does not compute. In the wake of the Mila Kunis phone hacking rumors, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis deny sexting each other, issuing a joint statement that flies in the face of all rational sexiness. Ã¢â‚¬Å“At no time did Mr. Timberlake and Ms. Kunis exchange inappropriate texts or emails,” their reps told People yesterday. “The insistence that there is any inappropriate correspondence between the two parties is entirely false.Ã¢â‚¬Â However, if they didn’t send each other sexy pics, then they violated several universal laws about how attractive costars have to communicate. It’s a Sext-22!
The denial seems targeted at rumors regarding a nude pic of an unidentified man, allegedly found among the photos stolen from Mila’s phone. “In closing, Mr. Timberlake would like us to make it clear that while he might write songs about putting things in boxes, he never has and definitely doesn’t make a habit of taking any photos of them and sending them,” Timberlake and Kunis’s statement concludes. But why, we want to know? Quickly, to the lab!