Area Man at Center of Hacked Nude Celebrity Photo Scandal

Hacking victim Jennifer Lawrence in a 2015 photo. (Wikimedia Commons)

Hacking victim Jennifer Lawrence in a 2015 photo. (Photo | Gage Skidmore via CC BY-SA 4.0)

Remember when nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were leaked on the Internet back in 2014? Those photos were part of a massive celebrity photo hack known as The Fappening, and now the feds have identified a man from this area as one of the hackers behind it. Read more »

Creepy Bill Cosby Wax Sculpture Hits eBay for $9,500

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An antique shop in Beverly Hills is looking to unload a creepy looking Bill Cosby sculpture that it acquired from a wax museum in Belgium. The “Buy It Now” price for the “magnificent” life-size figure is $9,500. The sale was brought to the world’s attention thanks to comedian Neil Hamburger, who tweeted this to his 85,000 followers:

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Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice Released From Prison

She’s free! Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Teresa Giudice walked out of prison this morning after famously serving nearly a year for bankruptcy fraud. She got out a little earlier than her 15-month sentence for good behavior.

Unsurprisingly, the reality star barely got past the grounds before the paparazzi started flashing their cameras. People magazine shared the first series of photos as as she drove away from Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, at around 5 am this morning.

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Teresa Giudice is Getting Out of Prison Next Week

Teresa Giudice is getting out of prison on December 23rd, just in time to spend the holidays and New Year’s Eve with her family. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star entered the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut nearly 15 months ago. She was serving time after she and her husband Joe pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud in March of 2014.

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WATCH: Former Producer Tells Nicki Minaj Not to Marry Meek Mill

First off, I apologize. This video is more than a little irritating. It shows Noel “Detail” Fisher, a music producer who’s created big hits for folks like Beyoncé (“Drunk in Love”) and Lil Wayne (“How to Love”), coming out of a club and being accosted by TMZ reporters. He’s — allegedly! — intoxicated and does some embarrassing song and dance stuff for the cameras, but there’s once instance in the clip that may be of interest to some of us in Philly.

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Tina Fey: Colin Quinn Called Me the C-Word When I Was on SNL

Tina Fey (TK) and Colin Quinn (TK)

Tina Fey (TK) and Colin Quinn (TK)

In an interview on  SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show that was released today, Upper Darby’s Tina Fey finally opens up about who it was that called her the C-word when she was working as head writer on Saturday Night Live. The experience was famously remade years later, when Lutz called Fey’s character, Liz Lemon, the same thing on 30 Rock. It was obvious it was written from a real-life experience, but no one ever knew who she was talking about. Until now.

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Feminist Writer Has Serious Words for Taylor Swift and Her “Nazi Barbie Routine”

Taylor Swift and her girl squad | Press Line Photos / Shutterstock.com

Taylor Swift and her girl squad | Press Line Photos / Shutterstock.com

Wyomissing native Taylor Swift is the subject of a scathing essay written by feminist Camille Paglia on The Hollywood Reporter. In it, she calls on the pop star to “retire that obnoxious Nazi Barbie routine of wheeling out friends and celebrities as performance props.”

Of course she’s talking about the guest-star roster that grew to mammoth proportions on her 1989 tour over the summer. At every stop she’d wheel out a new celebrity to sing a duet or dance around the stage with. Guests included everyone from Julia Roberts and Idina Menzel to Selena Gomez and Miranda Lambert. When she was in Philly in June, she welcomed supermodel Cara Delevingne and Mariska Hargitay. It was exciting for the crowd, who never knew what star would emerge from behind the curtain. But Paglia isn’t buying it.

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Tina Fey, Bruce Springsteen Will Be on SNL Together in December

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Donald Trump may have given Saturday Night Live its highest ratings in a long time when he was on a few weeks ago, but something tells me the media-proclaimed carnival barker may get a run for his money when Upper Darby’s Tina Fey and comedian Amy Poehler return to host in December.

NBC announced today that the duo will take over hosting duties on December 19th. If that’s not enough, another local hero (unless you ask this guy), Bruce Springsteen, will serve as musical guest.

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Penn Offering a James Franco-Inspired Class Next Spring

Next spring, students at Penn will be able to take a course inspired by the literary recommendations of actor James Franco. Taught by English Department professor Jean-Christophe Cloutier, the description for “Recommended By James Franco (Mostly)” explains the class as a “springboard for surveying representative texts from the 20th and 21st centuries, with an emphasis on the more recent works.”

According to the The Daily Pennsylvanian, Cloutier created the class after hearing Franco’s name pop up in discussions with students about literature. Plus, Cloutier kind of digs what the Pineapple Express star is doing on a cultural front.

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