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Grapevine: Britney says she almost drowned on vacation

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Britney Spears says she nearly drowned on vacation

Britney Spears recently revealed she nearly died on vacation in Hawaii recently, according to the Sun, after getting pinned under water by the current. “I got sucked under for like five minutes,” she said “I almost drowned. And I’m like ‘where is my security? They’re just going to let me die here?’ ” The Sun also reported that Spears said if she could give her younger self some advice it would be “never get married.” The twice-married pop star will release her ninth album “Glory” on Friday. Spears will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards, airing Sunday. She also will appear Thursday on “Carpool Karaoke” with “Late Late Show” host James Corden.

Leslie Jones was hacked

Comedian Leslie Jones was the victim of hacking on her personal website,, Wednesday. Hackers posted photographs of Jones nude and revealed photos of her passport and driver’s license. Her website was taken down shortly after noon. This cyber attack comes after weeks of online harassment the actress has received since her film “Ghostbusters” was released in June. At one point, the online attacks got so bad she left Twitter, saying she was living in a “personal hell.” She returned to Twitter shortly after and was sent to Rio to tweet about the Olympics for NBC.

Naya Rivera details anorexia battle, abortion in new memoir

“Glee” star Naya Rivera opened up about her personal life in her new memoir “Sorry Not Sorry,” which hits shelves Sept. 13. The star, 29, reveals she had an eating disorder in high school, saying she “just avoided food at all cost.” Rivera also wrote about an abortion she had after getting pregnant by actor Ryan Dorsey in 2010 while filming “Glee.” The pair went on to get married and now have a 11-month-old son. Rivera told People magazine that she hopes her son will read her book one day. “I hope it gives him a better perspective on the issues women face,” she said.

‘Food Truck Race’ features Milford business

The new season of the Food Network show “The Great Food Truck Race” will feature Milford’s Fortune Cooking and owners Tom Lin, Julie Hill-Lin and Tiffany Webster. They’ll battle five other teams for a $50,000 grand prize. None of the contestants have ever operated a food truck before. The five-episode series kicks off at 9 p.m. Sunday.

J-Law tops Forbes’ list

“Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence has topped Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid actresses. She made $46 million over 12 months. Melissa McCarthy was second with $33 million. The list continues with, in order, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, Charlize Theron, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Mila Kunis and Bollywood’s Deepika Padukone.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Thursday’s Birthdays

Sean Connery, 86

Regis Philbin, 85

Gene Simmons, 67

Elvis Costello, 62

Blair Underwood, 52

Rachel Ray, 48