Britney Is Not Dead, Her Twitter Account Was Just Hacked.
As if last week weren’t traumatic enough, over the weekend, some jokester hacked into Britney Spears’ TwitPic account (it isn’t owned by Twitter, but it’s used to turn pics into tweets) and claimed she was dead. “Britney has passed today,” read the message. “It is a sad day for everyone. More news to come.” Thank goodness it was bogus—what would we have done if we’d lost the King and Princess of Pop in the same week?!
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time someone busted into Britney’s account. And also this weekend, Ellen DeGeneres’ TwitPic account got hacked. [MTV] — Maybe the site is super vulnerable to impostors? After the jump, check out more celebrity fake-outs, mostly hilarious.
- Earlier this month, a dark photo showing Justin Timberlake getting frisky on the dance floor appeared on Lindsay Lohan’s Twitter page along with the message, “where’s jb cheater?” (Translation: Where is Jessica Biel while you were doing the dirty on the dance floor?) Lohan claims her account must have been hacked saying, “I don’t Twitter about my personal life. Let alone someone else’s life! I learned my lesson some time ago.” [The Hollywood Gossip] — A likely story. Lindsay is a classy girl. Sike.
- If you sign up for Tina Fey’s Twitter feed, be warned that it ain’t her. [Gawker] But for not being Tina, it’s actually pretty funny—maybe not rofl’ing, but certainly lol’ing. I particularly enjoyed this one: “I don’t know why I even bother chewing corn anymore.”
- Britney’s account was also hacked back in January. Our fave message,”Hi Yall! Brit Brit here, just wanted to update you on the size of my vagina. It’s about 4 feet wide with razor-sharp teeth.” [PC World] — It’s really a shame when hackers are more interesting than their hackees. Vagina dentata stories never get old.
- 82-year-old televangelist Robert H. Schuller, famous for his show Hour of Power, signed up for Twitter only to discover that…a poseur was already preaching as him, complete with personal deets. [MSNBC]
- CNN anchor Rick Sanchez’s Twitter account was hacked during a phishing scam earlier this year. Sanchez is one of the top 20 most popular account holders, according to Twitterholic. Sanchez’s morning update said, “I am high on crack right now might not be coming into work today.” [Cnet News] — Hm. Must make note of new hooky excuse.
- One day, Obama’s account asked, “What is your opinion of Barack Obama? Take the survey and possibly win $500 in free gas.” [ReadWriteWeb] — Thanks technology, for disrespecting our president’s Twitter and giving us a new platform for spam!