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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It is not the kind of public exposure most celebrities want. Jennifer Lawrence has gone to the authorities to find those responsible for leaking nude photos of her online. The Oscar-winning actress claims the photos were stolen from her before being shared online. A statement from her publicist calls the move a "flagrant violation of privacy" -- and says that those responsible will be prosecuted. The FBI has taken the lead in probing similar thefts of images in the past. But a spokeswoman for the federal law enforcement agency declines to comment on the Lawrence story. And the actress' spokeswoman wouldn't specify which authorities have been contacted about the case.
AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports federal authorities have handled these kinds of cases before.
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Oscar Wells Gabriel
AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports a major tech company is also looking into the leaked celebrity nude photos case.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mary Elizabeth Winstead is also confirming that there were nude photos of her posted online. And she is firing back through a Twitter message. She says to those who might be gaping at the photos -- she hopes they "feel great" about themselves. She says she took the photos with her husband years ago in the privacy of her home and thought the photos were "deleted long ago." Winstead says the fact that they were deleted images means she "can only imagine the creepy effort" that went into dredging them up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The movie is called "Guardians of the Galaxy" -- but it might be the savior of the box office this summer. The movie, based on Marvel comics characters, topped the Labor Day box office with $22 million in receipts. While that's a modest take for an extended summer weekend, it's the third time in its five weeks of release that the movie has topped the box office list. And with sales of $280 domestically so far, it's the top grossing-film to date this year. Despite the success of Guardians, summer box-office totals are down almost 15 percent from last year. Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak says without Guardians, Hollywood would be staring at a 20 percent deficit compared to last year.
AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel runs down the list of top films over the Labor Day weekend.
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Sound of excerpt from "Guardians of the Galaxy," which was tops at the Labor Day weekend box office.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- This summer wasn't nearly as hot as ones in the past -- and in this case, we're talking about the movies, not the weather. This will go into the books as one of Hollywood's weakest summers. And there are a couple of reasons for that. For one thing, studios were reluctant to bring out their big guns: blockbuster movies to guarantee a strong box office presence this summer. One theory is that Hollywood didn't want to compete with the World Cup soccer matches, so they withheld some of their best material for future release. And the death of Paul Walker took one of the top movie franchises out of the summer mix. The release of the latest in the "Fast and Furious" series had been due this summer. But it was pushed back a year because of Walker's death.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- She's one of the biggest stars to come out of "American Idol" and soon she'll be a new mom. Season 4 Idol winner Carrie Underwood and husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, are having a baby. They each posted messages on their Twitter accounts with Underwood saying hers was in honor of Labor Day. Underwood's publicist confirms the couple is expecting their first baby next spring. Underwood has won six Grammys. Fisher is a center for the NHL's Nashville Predators.
One of country's biggest stars is pregnant. The AP's Jamie Friar reports on a holiday message to fans.
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Excerpt of Carrie Underwood performing "All-American Girl."
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Excerpt of Carrie Underwood performing "Cowboy Casanova."
NEW YORK (AP) -- No updates on Joan Rivers. She remains hospitalized in New York after suffering cardiac arrest last week at a doctor's office. Her family has been with her at Mount Sinai Hospital, hoping for her recovery. Two of her "Fashion Police" co-stars have expressed support for her. Giuliana Rancic says while Rivers is "the strongest woman" she knows, every prayer for her helps. And Joan Osbourne says she hadn't prayed for years -- but did the other night for Rivers. She encouraged others to do the same.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Can a show like "Scandal" make you fat? A new study suggests you need to be careful. The study by researchers at Cornell University finds that action-packed TV shows caused people to snack more than more sedate TV fare. The study suggests that faster-paced TV shows seem to distract viewers more -- which leads them to become more involved in mindless eating. It's unclear whether the study implies that TV shows that are gripping will lead to gripping those love handles. But the study's lead author says viewers should always be wary of stuffing their faces while watching their flat screens.
September 02, 2014 07:11 GMT
Today is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.
On this date:
In 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out.
In 1789, the United States Treasury Department was established.
In 1864, during the Civil War, Union Gen. William T. Sherman's forces occupied Atlanta.
In 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt offered the advice, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair.
In 1924, the Rudolf Friml operetta "Rose Marie" opened on Broadway.
In 1935, a Labor Day hurricane slammed into the Florida Keys, claiming more than 400 lives.
In 1944, during World War II, Navy pilot Lt. (jg) George Herbert Walker Bush was shot down by Japanese forces as he completed a bombing run over the Bonin Islands. (Bush was rescued by the crew of the submarine USS Finback; his two crew members, however, died.)
In 1945, Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam an independent republic. (Ho died on this date in 1969.)
In 1964, one of America's most decorated military heroes of World War I, Medal of Honor recipient Alvin C. York, died in Nashville at age 76.
In 1972, Dave Wottle of the United States won the men's 800-meter race at the Munich Summer Olympics.
In 1986, a judge in Los Angeles sentenced Cathy Evelyn Smith to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter for her role in the 1982 drug overdose death of comedian John Belushi. (Smith served 18 months.)
In 1998, a Swissair MD-11 jetliner crashed off Nova Scotia, killing all 229 people aboard.
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush summoned the nation toward victory over terrorism and economic security at home as he accepted his party's nomination for a second term at the Republican National Convention in New York. A military jury at Camp Pendleton, California, convicted Marine Sgt. Gary Pittman of dereliction of duty and abuse of prisoners at a makeshift detention camp in Iraq; Pittman was sentenced to 60 days of hard labor and demoted to private. A jury at Fort Lewis, Washington, convicted a National Guardsman of trying to help al-Qaida; Specialist Ryan G. Anderson was sentenced to life in prison.
Five years ago: Pfizer agreed to pay a record $2.3 billion settlement for illegal drug promotion. A Taliban suicide bomber attacked officials leaving a mosque in Afghanistan, killing the country's deputy intelligence chief and 23 others. Gunmen killed 17 people at a drug rehabilitation center in Ciudad Juarez (SEE'-yoo-dahd wahr-EHZ'), Mexico. A magnitude-7.0 earthquake rocked Indonesia, killing dozens of people.
One year ago: France released an intelligence report alleging chemical weapons use by Syria that dovetailed with similar U.S. claims, as President Bashar Assad warned that any military strike against his country would spark an uncontrollable regional war. On her fifth try, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.
Today's Birthdays: Dancer-actress Marge Champion is 95. Former Sen. Alan K. Simpson, R-Wyo., is 83. Actor-comedian Chuck McCann is 80. Former United States Olympic Committee Chairman Peter Ueberroth is 77. Actor Derek Fowlds (TV: "Yes, Minister") is 77. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sam Gooden (The Impressions) is 75. Singer Jimmy Clanton is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rosalind Ashford (Martha & the Vandellas) is 71. Singer Joe Simon is 71. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw is 66. Basketball Hall of Famer Nate Archibald is 66. Actor Mark Harmon is 63. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., is 63. International Tennis Hall of Famer Jimmy Connors is 62. Actress Linda Purl is 59. Rock musician Jerry Augustyniak (10,000 Maniacs) is 56. Country musician Paul Deakin (The Mavericks) is 55. Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson is 54. Actor Keanu Reeves is 50. International Boxing Hall of Famer Lennox Lewis is 49. Actress Salma Hayek is 48. Actor Tuc Watkins is 48. Actress Kristen Cloke is 46. Actress Cynthia Watros is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer K-Ci is 45. Actor-comedian Katt Williams is 41. Actor Michael Lombardi is 40. Actress Tiffany Hines is 37. Rock musician Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) is 37. Actor Jonathan Kite is 35. Actress Allison Miller is 29. Rock musician Spencer Smith (Panic! at the Disco) is 27. Electronic music DJ/producer Zedd is 25.
Thought for Today: "If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (GU'-tuh), German poet, dramatist and author (1749-1832).
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