The Twitter accounts of the CBS news shows 60 Minutes and 48 Hours were recently compromised, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The hacker or hackers posted tweets saying that President Barack Obama was “shamelessly in bed with Al-Qaeda”. Shorty after the tweet appeared, 48 Hours issued a tweet saying, “Our #48hours account has been compromised. We are working with Twitter to resolve this issue.” CBS also jumped in, tweeting, “We have experienced problems on Twitter accounts of #60Minutes & @48Hours; We apologize for the inconvenience; Twitter is resolving issues.”
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Pat Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82.
Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday that Summerall had died. He could not immediately provide further details.
Summerall was part of network television broadcasts for 16 Super Bowls. His last championship game was for Fox on Feb. 3, 2002, also his last game with longtime partner John Madden. The popular duo worked together for 21 years, moving to Fox in 1994 after years as the lead team for CBS.
Summerall played 10 NFL seasons (1952-61) with the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants. He started doing NFL games for CBS in 1964. He also covered the PGA Tour and tennis.
Annette Funicello, the former child star whose squeaky-clean screen image made her a fan favorite on both the original Mickey Mouse Club and in a slew of “Beach Party” movies opposite Frankie Avalon, died Monday from complications of multiple sclerosis. According to Extra, Funicello — who went public with her MS diagnosis over two decades ago — had been in an MS coma for years. She was taken off life support earlier today.
Funicello was only 12 years old when she was hand-selected by Walt Disney to join The Mickey Mouse Club in 1955. Though she later joked that her vocal range is ”about three notes,” her screen presence made her the original show’s most popular cast member by far. Despite her self-perceived musical limitations, Funicello released a number of hit records as a teenager, including “Tall Paul” and “Pineapple Princess.” She went on to star in a series of six iconic “Beach Party” films released between 1963 and 1965.
Child actress-turned-Veep star Anna Chlumsky is set to have a child of her own. The 32-year-old actress and husband Shaun So are expecting her first child, People reports.
“I’m feeling pretty good so far,” Chlumsky, who got her big break in 1991’s My Girl, told People. “I was really lucky — I did not have any morning sickness which was great because I was working.”
Now she has wrapped shooting season 2 of Veep and is busy getting ready for the birth of her baby, expected this summer. Though she’s being careful to not over-do it on the pregnancy books.
“I’m being judicious with which books I read because I don’t want to get overwhelmed,” Chlumsky said. “Most of the books have to do with how to have a worry-free pregnancy and keep the anxiety down.”
Chlumsky and So married in March 2008.
British actor Frank Thornton — best known as Captain Peacock in the long-running television comedy “Are You Being Served?” — has died at age 92, his agent said Monday.
The actor is best remembered by British audiences for his comic role in the innuendo-laden hit sitcom, which ran from the 1970s to 1985. He played a mustachioed, pompous floor manager who oversaw his fellow shop workers in a department store.
Thornton’s agent, David Daly, said that the actor died in his sleep in his home in London in the early hours of Saturday.
Born in Dulwich, south London, Thornton had worked in insurance after leaving school but took evening classes to become an actor.
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Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have decided to live apart after dating for two years, reports People.
Work and busy schedules is apparently to blame, though both say they’ll continue their friendship, sources say.
Seacrest, who is 38, is a successful TV producer who also hosts American Idol while Hough, who is 24, is a former Dancing With the Stars pro-turned-film actor.
McNab’s rep told People that the couple “are overjoyed with their new angel, and look forward to introducing her to everyone very soon.”
The couple was married in May 2012.
Australian-born, British-based animator Bob Godfrey has died at the age of 91, according to the U.K. Guardian. Godfrey won an Academy Award in 1975 for his animated short film Great, about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He received Oscar nominations on three other occasions for 1972’s Kama Sutra Rides Again, 1979’s Dream Doll, and 1994’s Small Talk. But Godfrey was best known for his work on the Richard Briers-narrated BBC TV show Roobarb, which concerned the adventures of an excitable dog named Roobarb and a mischievous cat named Custard and which delighted a generation of British children in the ’70s. Briers himself passed away last week.
British actor Richard Briers died yesterday at the age of 79, according to BBC News. Briers was beloved in the U.K. for his starring roles in the longrunning sitcoms The Good Life and Ever Decreasing Circles. In 1987, Briers joined Kenneth Branagh’s Renaissance theatre company, playing King Lear in a 1990 production of Shakespeare’s tragedy. He also appeared in several films directed by Branagh, including Henry V (1989) and Frankenstein (1994).
For the past few years, Briers had been battling a lung condition but continued to work and will be seen in the forthcoming horror-comedy movie Cockneys vs. Zombies. Briers died peacefully at his home in London.
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