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3 years 3 months ago

FBI: Celebrities targeted by computer hackers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An FBI spokeswoman in Los Angeles says agents are investigating a series of computer hacking attacks on celebrities. The FBI's Laura Eimiller said Wednesday that dozens of celebrities had been targeted by hackers, who stole personal information from email and other computer accounts. She declined...

3 years 6 months ago

Seal, Clarkson team for Indy 500 anthem duet

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Grammy winner Seal's first trip to the Indianapolis 500 is also his first time singing the U.S. national anthem. The Grammy winner from England was among the celebrities taking part in Sunday's pre-race celebrity red carpet walk. Country singer Kellie Pickler, actor Tim Daly and "The...

4 years 7 months ago

Safe emergency landing after fire in cockpit

A fire in the cockpit of a United Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles caused an emergency landing outside Washington, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said. The fire aboard the Boeing 757 was extinguished before the plane landed Sunday night at Dulles International Airport and...

4 years 8 months ago

Hollywood vs. The Volcano: Ash disrupts celebs

The volcanic cloud hovering over Europe that has left thousands of air travelers stranded is also affecting celebrities, filmmakers, musicians and even pro-wrestlers. Cancellations and postponements are popping up across the entertainment landscape this weekend as scientists warned that volcanic activity showed no sign of abating. Organizers of the Coachella...

4 years 10 months ago

Simon hopes his song beats 'We Are the World'

Not even a good cause can quell Simon Cowell's competitive drive. The "American Idol" judge and music exec recently coordinated an all-star single to benefit Haitian earthquake victims. Now he's ready to take on his next challenge: ensuring that his production of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," featuring Susan Boyle, Mariah Carey,...

4 years 10 months ago

Celebrities unite to help Haiti in telethon

Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for the all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. But it ended on a hopeful note, with a buoyant call for Haiti's revival by native son, Wyclef Jean....

4 years 10 months ago

Star power helps garner more Haiti donations

Telethons tend to occur almost as suddenly as the catastrophic events that make them necessary. Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, actor George Clooney helped to organize "America: A Tribute to Heroes," which took place only days after the attacks and raised more than $100 million for...

4 years 11 months ago

Cameron's 'Avatar' wins best drama honor at Globes

The science-fiction blockbuster "Avatar" has won best drama at the Golden Globes and picked up the directing honor for James Cameron, raising the "Titanic" filmmaker's prospects for another Academy Awards triumph. Winning the dramatic-acting honors were Sandra Bullock for the football tale "The Blind Side" and Jeff Bridges for the...

4 years 11 months ago

Celebrities are frequent targets of extortion

There was no shortage of celebrity secrets for sale in 2009, with John Travolta, David Letterman, Cindy Crawford and others claiming they were victims of extortion. From Letterman's monologue describing sexual liaisons with staffers to Travolta's emotional testimony about his son's death, celebrities confronted information and allegations that others...

5 years 2 months ago

Famous faces can't keep their mouths shut

Hip-hop artist Kanye West, Rep. Joe Wilson, and tennis star Serena Williams did not meet to plan strategy before each staged his or her dustup on the national stage, sources insist. But their moments of dishonor came clustered together, as if featured on a schedule for a symposium on misbehavior....

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