Taylor Swift laughs off nude photo threat from hackers 

click to enlarge Taylor Swift performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square. - TED SHAFFREY/AP
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  • Taylor Swift performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square.

Taylor Swift was so unfazed by hackers' threats to release nude photos of her, she beat the media to the obligatory "Shake It Off" joke.

"'Cause the hackers gonna hack, hack, hack, hack, hack," she tweeted Tuesday, hours after wresting control of her social-media accounts back from the very wartiest of Internet trolls. Hackers briefly took over Swift's Twitter and Instagram accounts early Tuesday, according to TMZ, giving poorly spelled shout-outs to the hacker group Lizard Squad.

Lizard Squad claims credit for attacks on the PlayStation and Xbox Live networks last month, as well as an hourlong Facebook outage Tuesday that the Menlo Park company has chalked up to a technical issue.

After hijacking Swift's social-media accounts failed to topple the Internet, the hackers threatened to release nude photos of her. However, it seems there won't be any saucy snaps of the 25-year-old floating around on 4chan any time soon.

"PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING," Swift tweeted.

'Ghostbusters' cast named

It's almost too good to be true: director Paul Feig has announced the cast of his all-female take on "Ghostbusters," and it's a comedy dream team.

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and "Saturday Night Live" cast members Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are in final talks to hoist the proton packs once wielded by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

The franchise faltered after the second installment in 1989, but cross your fingers (if not the streams): "Ghostbusters" starts filming this summer.


Julia Roberts will produce and star in a feature adaptation of "Batkid Begins," local filmmaker Dana Nachman's documentary about Miles "Batkid" Scott and his Make-A-Wish adventure through San Francisco. ... A jury has awarded Sly Stone, former frontman of the San Francisco funk band Sly and the Family Stone, $5 million in royalties that Stone says he was coerced into signing away. ... ... Disney wants Chris Pratt to star in a reboot of the "Indiana Jones" series.


A's pitcher A.J. Griffin is 27. ... Warriors shooting guard Andre Iguodala is 31. ... Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski is 32. ... Actor Elijah Wood ("The Lord of the Rings") is 34. ... Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan is 47. ... Defensive lineman and 49ers Hall of Fame member Charlie Krueger is 78. ... Actor Alan Alda ("M*A*S*H") is 79.

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Giselle Velazquez

Giselle Velazquez was born and raised in the shadow of San Francisco's Diamond Heights and now lives in the shadow of South San Francisco's Sign Hill. She has written for publications such as The S.F. Examiner, Ventura County Star, and the S.F. Bay Guardian.
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