According to a report from security firm ESET (via The Independent), a Russian hacking group named Turla committed digital deviousness by using Britney Spears’ Instagram page to spread malware. On February 6th, a user named asmith2155 left a comment on a picture of Britney in a bodysuit that read: “#2hot make loved to her, uupss #Hot #X.” The user was actually a Turla hacker, and the comment contained a link to a malicious Firefox extension designed to steal people’s data. Basically, it was a virus. No word on whether or not Britney responded to the hacking news like this:
Fortunately, only 17 people clicked on that link. ESET calls that number “quite low” (sorry Turla!), and thinks it might have been a test hack. Or maybe nobody wanted to learn more about asmith2155’s 2hot tips for making loved. The picture is still up, but the comment has been deleted. Those hackers might want to work a little harder on their bait next time. That comment was filled with spelling errors, nonsense hashtags, and random empty flattery. If you want more than 17 clicks, you’ve got to at least attempt to look a little different than most of the other fan comments on a Britney pic.
Just in case you needed yet another reminder that Hollywood is still a major bummer for some women past the age of fuckable, here you go. Jamie Denbo, aka Ginsberg on Orange Is the New Black and one-half of the very funny Ronna & Beverly, explained on Twitter last week that she was informed that, at 43, she’s too old to play the wife of a 57-year-old man. Only in Hollywood is a 14-year age gap considered too narrow.
Serena Williams is having a baby with her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Onahian. I’m sure some in the tennis world responded by congratulating her or getting on the phone with Wilson and ordering a dozen or so custom-made infant-sized racquets with “future GOAT” printed on the handle. Romanian tennis champion Ilie Nastase acknowledged Serena’s big news by keeping true to his nickname and telling a nasty-ish joke about the baby growing inside her. Not surprisingly, Serena is not here for it.
The cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunited in the pages of Entertainment Weekly to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. That reunion made a whole lot of fans of the show wonder: “Where in the hell are Giles and Faith? Did they get lost on the way to the reunion? Are they hiding behind a prop grave?” Sarah Michelle Gellar explained that Giles (Anthony Head) was doing a play in London. But no one had a reason for why Eliza Dushku was absent.
Lisa Kudrow was on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday night to promote her new movie Table 19, and a caller asked her what was the worst behavior from a guest star on Friends. Lisa mentioned one guest star who was a straight-up sexist asshole to her. To Phoebe, of all people!
“The worst behavior, off the top of my head? I rehearsed without makeup most of the week, and then on show night, I’m in hair and makeup, and I was told, ‘Oh wow, now you’re fuckable.’ That’s bad behavior, I’d say.”
When asked by fellow guest Jennifer Beals if she retaliated in any way, Lisa said she went and told Matt LeBlanc, because “he’s like a big brother.” During the Watch What Happens Live aftershow, Andy Cohen asked Lisa if the guest star was Charlie Sheen. Lisa says it wasn’t. Okay, well that leaves about…oh my god, so many options. You know what? I’m not going to say out loud who I think the alleged asshole is, but I’m just going to leave this here.
Lisa didn’t say what happened after she told Matt LeBlanc. But I like to imagine he cornered said actor with the chick and the duck in the darkest corner of the Central Perk set and taught him a lesson in manners. “Now you go say your sorry, or else we’ll have no choice but to bring Marcel the Monkey into this.”
It didn’t take long after Kid Cudi accused Drake and Kanye West of using ghostwriters for both of them to angrily slap back. Both Kanye and Drake addressed Kid Cudi’s accusations while performing during concerts on their respective tours. About a week later, Kanye took back what he said and extended an olive branch to his “brother” Kid Cudi. Drake, on the other hand, clearly had more to say. And in a pretty un-Canadian move, it sounds like Drake did it by taking a subtle jab at Kid Cudi’s mental health situation.