Britney, Ellen Alive but Hacked

Also: Is Megan Fox dating co-star?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2009 12:37 PM CDT
Ellen DeGeneres speaks after accepting an award at the 23rd Annual Genesis Awards presented by The Humane Society in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday, March 28, 2009.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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(Newser) – Never fear: Britney Spears is alive. A post from her Twitter account claiming she had died is false, the AP reports, a result of the hacking of her Twitpic account.  Ellen DeGeneres’ account with Twitpic—a program not owned by Twitter—was also hacked. Elsewhere:

  • Rumors continue to fly that Transformers co-stars Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf are dating. “They definitely seemed into each other” at a recent dinner, a source tells the New York Daily News.

  • The grandmother of Madonna’s newest daughter, Mercy James, told a British television station she expected to start taking care of the girl when she turned 6, the Sun reports. “I still love her. She is my dearest,” she said.
  • At the latest in a string of high-profile appearances, Sacha Baron Cohen’s "Bruno" admitted his crush on Australian PM Kevin Rudd, the Mirror reports. “That guy is like, uber cute. I thought Obama was, like, the hottest guy in the world until I met Kevin,” he said at the Australian premiere of his film.

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