THE NAKED TRUTH
The celebrity world has flocked to Twitter to comment on the nude photos allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities being leaked online.
In case you somehow missed the news, on Sunday, naked images purporting to be the 24-year-old Oscar-winner were reportedly released to the image-sharing website 4Chan.
The photos were allegedly obtained by an anonymous poster who broke into the iCloud accounts belonging to upward of a hundred celebrities. The same poster also claims to possess nude images of Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Glee star Lea Michele.
But since none of the photos were of male celebrities, it was fitting that Girls creator and star Lena Dunham was one of the first people to weigh in on the controversy with her tweet, "Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It's not okay."
Shortly after, Dunham added another tweet stating, "Seriously, do not forget that the person who stole these pictures and leaked them is not a hacker: they're a sex offender."
Raising Hope star Lucas Neff made his feelings known about the photo scandal with his tweet, "Stealing someone's naked photos is the same as tearing someone's clothes off in public. It's sexual assault."
Not surprisingly, at least a few of the celebrities alleged to be featured in the leak addressed the issue of the photos' legitimacy.
Similarly, gold-medal winning gymnast McKayla Maroney dismissed the suggestion that it was really her featured in the nude photo set, tweeting, "The fake photos of me are crazy!! Was trying to rise above it all and not give 'the creator' the time of day."
And pop star Ariana Grande reached out to her 18-million Twitter followers with the tweet, "to every1 going on about my 'nudes' & my 'm&g' prices neither are real! My lil ass is a lot cuter than that lmao & tour details r comin soon."
Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, however, confirmed that the nude online photos of her were legit with her tweet, "Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling sorry for everyone who got hacked."
In other celebrity reactions to the brewing nude photo scandal, online gadfly Perez Hilton posted the uncensored screen-grabs of the images on his blog before taking them down to repost censored versions, which he then also removed.
On Monday night, Hilton tweeted, "At work, we often have to make quick decisions. I made a really bad one today and then made it worse. I feel awful and am truly sorry."
Also forced to effect damage control was Ricky Gervais, who raised hackles with his stating, "Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer."
Gervais removed his tweet following online backlash, but attempted to make amends several hours later by tweeting a (chest-up) photo of him in the bath with the comment, "Anyone who retweets this leaked erotic photo of me should be ashamed of themselves."
It didn't take long for Britney Spears to publicly label her former boyfriend a womanizer. In the wake of reports that the pop star recently broke up with boyfriend David Lucado for being unfaithful, Spears herself brought up the subject during a performance in Las Vegas. "So I know you know my boyfriend cheated on me," said Spears at her Piece of Me show on Sunday night. "But the best thing about being cheated on is I get to go on more first dates." Added Spears: "I need a hot guy. Where are the hot guys here tonight?"
A new study suggests that watching action movies can lead to obesity. Researchers at Cornell University recently conducted an experiment in which nearly 100 volunteers were conscripted to snack on M&Ms, cookies, carrots and grapes during a 20-minute period watching TV. One-third of the group watched the 2005 Michael Bay thriller The Island, one-third watched the PBS talk show Charlie Rose and one-third watched The Island without sound. The group who watched The Island with sound ate 98 per cent more snacks than those students who watched the talk show. According to Dr. Aner Tal, "They [action movies] can make you eat more because you're paying less attention to how much you are putting in your mouth."
Source: Huffington Post
The big blue bug of justice is coming back. Amazon has announced that it will resurrect The Tick, the short-lived TV series starring Patrick Warburton as the titular crimefighter. Based on a comic book series by Ben Edlund, The Tick was first turned into an animated series that ran three seasons in the early 1990s before being turned into a live-action comedy series by the Fox Network in 2001 (which lasted exactly nine episodes). Warburton, who recently finished a seven-season run on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement, has already inked a deal with Amazon to star in the new version, which is expected to start shooting early next year.
A lost chapter of Roald Dahl's timeless novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has surfaced. The unpublished chapter introduces two naughty characters – named Tommy Troutbeck and Wilbur Rice – and was reportedly omitted from the book's original 1961 publication because Dahl's young nephew said it was "rubbish." In the lost chapter, the pivotal character of Charlie Bucket (accompanied in this version by his mother instead of Grandpa Joe) visits Vanilla Fudge Mountain. The chapter also reveals that the candy-making characters of Oompa-Loompas were originally called Whipple-Scrumpets.
Source: The Daily Mail
The SyFy channel has pulled the plug on The Wil Wheaton Project – at least according to Wil Wheaton. The former Star Trek: The Next Generation star announced on his blog that SyFy has cancelled his talk show after a single 12-episode run earlier this summer. Wheaton claims that the network executives told him the show didn't have enough viewers to warrant a second season. "I didn't say anything about the total lack of promotion off the network, or point out that our ratings were on par with The Soup, or that ratings are always lower in summer than the fall," wrote Wheaton.
Source: TV GUIDE