There’s rarely a dull moment in Hollywood, especially when photos not meant for the public eye are involved. Publicists and privacy experts joined forces this week after an anonymous hacker leaked hundreds of private photos of Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Ariana Grande. The photos, initially released last weekend, included nude shots of the celebrities and have continued to gain popularity as the week has gone on. The breach, already regarded as one of the most wide-ranging involving celebrities, has sparked the attention and involvement of the FBI, which is currently looking into the leaks. Many of the photos are said to be obtained from personal Apple iCloud accounts of the celebrities, and Apple is also currently investigating the breaches of the users’ accounts. As fast as authorities are working to take the images off of message boards and sites across the Internet, more and more people are continuing to upload them. While some have acknowledged their invasion of privacy, others have been quick to challenge the authenticity of the photos. Authorities are pursuing the hacker who initially posted the photos, and he or she could receive as much as 10 years in prison. With the digital age evolving, celebrities will continue to have a difficult time maintaining their online privacy.
Hollywood lost another shining star this week. After suffering from complications while undergoing a throat operation, comedienne Joan Rivers was taken off life support Thursday. Rivers, famous for cracking jokes and hosting E!’s “Fashion Police,” was 81. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, released a statement Thursday afternoon informing the public that her mother “passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends.” Without a doubt, Rivers, her attitude, and her comedy talent will be greatly missed.
After allegedly tweeting Tuesday that sex with an unconscious person cannot be classified as rape, singer CeeLo Green went back to Twitter to apologize. In his tweet, Green noted that his comments “were idiotic, untrue and not what [he] believe[d].” The comments came a week after the singer pleaded no contest to one felony count of supplying Ecstasy to a woman at a downtown L.A. restaurant before going to her hotel room in 2012. The tweets were later deleted from his account.
“So You Think You Can Dance” started its 11th season with 20 hopeful dancers wishing to be crowned America’s Favorite Dancer, and it has now reached its winner. Contemporary dancer Ricky Ubeda took home the top honor Wednesday evening after weeks of breathtaking performances. Tapper Valerie Rockey notched second place, while jazz dancer Jessica Richens and tapper Zack Everhart took home third and fourth places, respectively. “So You Think You Can Dance” has not yet been renewed for a 12th season, but it’s looking positive! Congrats, Ricky!
Get ready, because Carrie Underwood is going to be a mom! The “American Idol” winner and country star is expecting her first child with her husband, Mike Fisher. Underwood posted a photo on Instagram in honor of the news. In the photo, Underwood’s dogs sport outfits that read “I’m going to be a big brother,” and “I’m going to be a big sister.” Congrats to the happy couple!