Grapevine: Celebrity news
Hacker gets arrested over Madonna album leak
Israeli police have a 39-year-old man in custody for hacking Madonna's personal computers and stealing early mixes of her album, "Rebel Heart," and selling them online, Reuters reports. The Israeli hacker has been detained, but police are not naming him or his alleged victims. According to Israeli media reports, this person, who has yet to be charged, was a former contestant on a televised singing competition in Israel.
Live Earth to return in 2015
Eco-friendly global music festival Live Earth is set to return June 18 with co-founders Al Gore and Kevin Wall at the helm. They were joined by Pharrell Williams Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, where they announced the news and revealed that Williams would serve as the event's creative director. They also said Live Earth would span 100 artists over seven continents. The inaugural Live Earth event in 2007 was watched by more than 19 million people.
'Voice' mentors may include Lionel Richie
The eighth season of "The Voice" may include Lionel Richie, Ellie Goulding, Nick Jonas and Meghan Trainor, Us Weekly reports. They'll help celebrity judges Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton (respectively) during the battleground stages of the show, which premieres Feb. 23 on NBC.
■Pop star Katy Perry has donated $5,000 to TLC's Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new album. The R&B pop group is looking for a total of $150,000 to make the LP, which they say will be their last.
■BBC America's new competitive car series "Mud, Sweat and Gears" will feature Detroiters Steven and Todd Perkins. It debuts 10 p.m. Monday on BBC America.
■"Mortal Kombat" actor Darren Shahlavi, 42, died last week. TMZ reports that the death appears to be an overdose from prescription meds.
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