The FBI Has Stepped In To Investigate The CelebGate Leak

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(PCM) It has been revealed that both the FBI and Apple are diving in to investigate the gigantic hack that allowed hundreds of nude celebrity photos to be leaked onto the internet over the weekend.

The hack is thought to have come from access to the various celebrities through their iCloud accounts and many are blaming a flaw in Apple’s “Find My Phone” app as the entry point for the hacker(s) to gain access to the private iCloud accounts.

A spokesperson for the FBI says “The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter. Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time”.

Jennifer Lawrence’s publicist has released comments saying that the authorities have been notified about the incident and they plan to prosecute anyone who posts the stole photos of Jennifer Lawrence. Model Kate Upton’s attorney also commented on the incident saying that it was an outrageous violation of her privacy and they plan to pursue anyone who is duplicating the illegally obtained images to the fullest extent of the law.

As quick as the photos are being shut down on various social media channels, they are popping right back up again in another place. It has almost been like a game of cat and mouse as authorities try to track down the culprits and also discover the origin of the hack.dunstMajority of the over 100 celebrities affected have claimed that the photos are indeed authentic, while a few others such as Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice are claiming they are fake or have been tampered with in Photoshop.

 

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Celebgate Has Taken Over The Internet

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(PCM) Throughout Sunday evening and into the early hours of Monday morning, hoards of nude celebrity photographs were leaked onto the internet and it has created quite a frenzy.

The images were obtained through various hacks and initially put up on 4chan in one of the biggest leaks we have ever seen. The photos included nudes of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Ritter, Hope Solo and many, many more.

Soon after the initial leak, the incident became referred to as “The Fappening” and was soon exploding all over social media. It has been a publicity nightmare for all of the stars involved in the leak and many have confirmed the authenticity of the images being outrages at the blatant violation of their privacy. Others have claimed that the images of fakes, but that has not stopped internet users from going on a frenzy to still grab a quick peek at the snaps to judge for themselves.

Authorities have been contacted in regards to the leak and there has been no word on the legal ramifications for those involved with the “Fappening”. Twitter has stepped up and suspended multiple accounts that were sharing the images and many file sharing accounts and even 4chan itself was down for a little while this afternoon.

While the details about how the photos were initially obtained are sketchy right now, many are claiming that the images came from the star’s private iCloud accounts which were hacked. The iCloud lets users sync data and images between all of their devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and desktop computer.

Last week, an unidentified user on 4chan was bragging that he had managed to gain access to the private and nude celebrity photos. He claimed that he would make more of the images and even video available if people were to give him Bitcoins and donations to his Paypal account. The user has claimed responsibility for the Celebgate or rather “The Fappening” hack.

Many of the celebrities who had their privacy violated have taken to social media to express their thoughts and comments on about the situation.

“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” actress Mary E. Winstad said “To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves. Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.”

Former Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice said “These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*

While many of the initial photo galleries have been taken down, it seems that every few moments a new gallery is popping up in a new location. A simple Google search for either “celebgate” or “the fappening” will bring up tons of results.

The Full List Of Alleged Naked Celebrities on the 4chan Threat List:
AJ Michalka, American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician

Alyson ‘Aly’ Michalka, AJ’s sister, also an American actress

Allegra Carpenter, actress, best known for The Fault In Our Stars

Abigail Spencer, American actress

Alana Blanchard, American professional surfer and bikini model

Alexa Jane, model

Angelina McCoy, actress, best known for Enchanted

Anna O’Neill

Ashley Blankenship, actress, appeared in The Wolf Of Wall Street

Aubrey Plaza, American actress and comedian

Abigail ‘Abby’ Elliott, American actress, voice actress and comedian

AnnaLynne McCord, actress and model

Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter

Amber Heard, American actress and model

Rebecca ‘Becca’ Tobin, actress, singer, and dancer

Brie Larson, American actress, screenwriter, director and singer

Brittany Booker

Candace Smith, American lawyer, actress, model, and beauty queen

Candice Swanepoel, South African fashion model, best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret

Cara Delevingne, English fashion model

Carley Pope, Canadian actress

Carmella Carcia

Carrie Michalka

Cat Deeley, English television presenter, actress, singer and model

Carly Foulkes, Canadian model and actress

Chloe Dykstra, actress and model

Clare Bowen, Australian actress and singer

Dove Cameron, 18-year-old U.S. actress and singer

Elena Satine, Georgian-American actress and singer

Elle Evans, American model and actress

Ellenore Scott

Emily Browning, Australian film actress and singer

Emily DiDonato, model from New York

Emily Ratajkowski, British-born model and actress

Erin Cummings, American actress

Erin Heatherton, American fashion model and actress

Farrah Abraham, TV personality, author and pornographic actress

Gabrielle Union, American actress and former model

Gabi Grecko

Hayden Panettiere, U.S. actress, model and singer

Hope Solo, American goalkeeper and two-time Olympic gold medalist

Heather Marks, Canadian model

Hilary Duff, American actress and singer-songwriter

Jacqueline Dunford

Janelle Ginestra

Jennifer Lawrence, American actress

Jessiqa Pace

Jessica Dunford

Jessica Riccardi, model

Jesse Golden

JoJo, American singer, songwriter and actress

Joanna Krupa, Polish American model and actress

Jennifer ‘Jenny’ McCarthy, American model and actress

Josie Loren, U.S. actress

Joy Corrigan

Kaley Cuoco, American actress

Kaime O’Teter

Kate Upton, American model and actress

Kate Bosworth, American actress

Kelly Brook, English model, actress and TV presenter

Lauren ‘Keke’ Palmer, American actress and singer-songwriter

Kim West, American TV personality socialite

Kirsten Dunst, American actress, singer, model and director

Krysten Ritter, U.S. actress, musician, and former model

Lake Bell, American actress

Laura Ramsey, film and television actress

Lea Michele, actress and singer, best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox TV series Glee

Leelee Sobieski, actress

Leven Rambin, American actress

Lisa Kelly, American trucker who appeared in Ice Road Truckers

Lisalla Montenegro, Brazilian model

Lindsay Clubine

Lizzy Caplan, American actress

Mary-Kate Olsen, American actress and fashion designer

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, actress and recording artist

McKayla Maroney, artistic gymnast

Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer

Meagan Good, actress

Megan Boone, actress

Michelle Keegan, British actress

Mikayla Pierce

Misty Treanor, retired American beach volleyball player

Nina Stavris

Rachel Nichols, American actress and model

Rihanna, singer

Sarah Shahi, American actress

Sahara Ray

Sarah Schneider, American writer, actress, and comedian

ScarJo (possibly Scarlett Johansson, actress)

Selena Gomez, American actress and singer

Shannon McNally, singer-songwriter

Tameka Jacobs

Teresa Palmer, Australian actress and model

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Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer

Victoria Justice, Nickelodeon actress

Wailana Geisen

Winona Ryder, American actress

Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress

Alison Brie (U.S. actress) and Dave Franco (U.S. actor)

 

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It Has Been Revealed That Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat!?!

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(PCM) I am seriously having trouble wrapping my head around this one, however the news has just been revealed by Sanrio that Hello Kitty is actually not a cat! Yes, you read that correctly…the cartoon character with the pointy ears and very CAT like whiskers is not actually a cat!

The incredibly pop culture icon is actually a child, a little girl to be exact. The curator for the current L.A. exhibition focused on all things Hello Kitty revealed that the Sanrio company informed her that “Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”

The curator goes on to explain that Hello Kitty is a “perpetual third-grader” and has a twin sister that lives in London. We also learned that Hello Kitty’s actual name is Kitty White and she is a Scorpio!

Being a huge Hello Kitty fan, I am not overly sure how this news is sitting with me right now, but something about looking at Hello Kitty as an actual little girl is somewhat disturbing. I think I could have probably lived without this little tid-bit of information.

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Ebay Earns $300,000 Selling a First Appearance Superman in Action Comics No. 1 for over 3 Million Dollars

What’s the most you would pay for a comic book? Do you have any first appearances of iconic superhero characters? On Monday August 25th 2014, Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1 sold for a record amount. Action Comics Number 1 sold at auction on Ebay for $3,207,852.00

Ebay Sells Action Comics No. 1 for over 3 Million Dollars

Ebay Sells Action Comics No. 1 for over 3 Million Dollars

A previous copy sold for over 2 million, however it was not in mint condition. The copy of Action Comics No. 1 sold on August 25th 2014 is said to be in mint condition.

The previous owner had taken down a lot of money in the sale, but remember, Ebay gets a full 10 percent on the gross sale. Ebay made a killing in the sale too earning $300,000 on the sale. Great money for an entity that didn’t take care of the comic book for over 70 years. Do you think it’s fair Ebay earns so much from auctions?

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Hello Kitty Is On An Outer Space Mission

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(PCM) Japan has finally sent Hello Kitty into space! The adorable pop culture icon is currently on a government-funded mission to space. The mission has been put in place to promote Japan’s high-tech industry, as well as, engineer economic growth.

The 4 centimeter tall Hello Kitty figure is on-board the Hodoyoshi-3 satellite and has recently been seen looking through the window at the planet Earth. The satellite was developed by Japanese researchers as part of a $40 million dollar that has been funded by the education and science ministries. 

Opening October 11th and on view through April 26th, 2015, Hello! will explore the phenomenon and evolution of Hello Kitty through an extensive product retrospective featuring rare, unique and vintage pieces from Sanrio’s archives that embody the company’s mission of fostering and sharing happiness, friendship and fun, and an art exhibit featuring 40 mixed-media works by contemporary artists. Workshops, lectures, and panel discussions will be offered during the run of the exhibition.

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty is a key element among several events and collaborations celebrating Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary, including Hello Kitty Con 2014, the first-ever Hello Kitty fan convention in partnership with Target at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA running October 30th – November 2nd. Fans can purchase their tickets for Hello Kitty Con 2014 now at http://www.sanrio.com/hellokittycon-tickets/; Hello Kitty Con 2014 ticket holders will also have same-day access to the museum exhibition at JANM located next door to MOCA.
Unique collaborations with a diverse list of brands, new product releases, and Hello Kitty appearances around the globe to promote the Share a Hug with Hello Kitty! campaign will round out the year of festivities. Further details and updates on Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary celebration can be found at http://www.sanrio.com/hellokitty40th/.
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