Celebs on Twitter: Who else has been hacked?
June 2nd, 2011
05:14 PM ET

Celebs on Twitter: Who else has been hacked?

For celebrities, communicating with fans is as easy as typing 140 characters and clicking “tweet.” But as these five celeb tweeters would probably tell you, easy access isn’t always a good thing.

After a lewd TwitPic briefly appeared on Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account over the weekend, he denied sending the photo, saying his account was hacked. On Wednesday, the congressman told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer he hired a law firm to look into the matter - which has been dubbed by the media as “Weinergate.”

Whether Weiner’s account was actually hacked or not remains to be seen, but, for what it’s worth, Donald Trump isn’t buying it. Below, a few celebs who've been hacked:

  • Britney Spears’ Twitter account has been hacked more than once. In June 2009, shortly after Michael Jackson’s death, it was a post that came via TwitPic: “Britney has passed today. It is a sad day for everyone. More news to come.” Five months later, hackers gained access to Spears’ entire page, replacing her regular background with Illuminati wallpaper and posting tweets like, “I give myself to Lucifer every day for it to arrive as quickly as possible. Glory to Satan!”
  • Lil Wayne’s account was hacked in January, shortly after the rapper served his eight month jail sentence.
  • T.I.’s wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle said her account was hacked in May when threatening tweets were sent from her account to CBSNews and President Barack Obama. There were also derogatory tweets sent to Keyshia Cole, Rihanna, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.
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  3. Scott

    I would like to offer additional support to Rep. Weiner. While he is certainly experiencing an explosive fallout regarding this situation, it is perhaps premature as all the facts have not been exposed. The manner I which the media has pursued this story makes it clear they have a bone to pick with him. I urge Rep. Weiner to stiffen his resolve while we get to the bottom of things and encourage him further to launch a deep probe into the incident in order to penetrate the mystery of his hacked account. I am confident that once the facts are known it will soften the blow as Weiner is a Democrat and the man in the picture clearly leans to the right.

    June 3, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Zorro

    It would be nice if my wiener were hacked. Think of the fun it would have.

    June 3, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. team awesome

    although it is a shame that a public official is wasting his time on tweeting, i would like to beleive his acct was haked. i would suspect why is is unwilling to say if that was his pic or not is cause he probably has one of him like it...Somewhere

    June 3, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. Krock1030

    Haha Weinergate ... Isn't that the entrance gate to Elton John's mansion?

    June 3, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Einez

    One reason I am glad NOT to have a Twitter account.

    June 3, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. dee de dee

    Yet another reason using Twitter is utterly stupid.

    June 3, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. rizvi

    wrong time ,wrong site , i am looking something cool, here everything is mess up

    June 3, 2011 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. Imnotcool

    So many people are on social network sites - it does not matter if you are celebrity, or political –people want to communicate any way they can. maybe Weiner's account was hacked - he has to be honest about this. Maybe one day he may want to run for mayor of NYC - he does not need "WeinerGate" to follow him around

    June 3, 2011 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. im cool.

    why does a congress man have a twitter in the first place? if you "celebs" and everyone else are complaning bout there twitters getting "hacked" delete it. simple as that. anyways people shouldnt be wasting there time over some website. i think there is more important things in the world, i dont care for any of this. smh. lets focus on things that matter. god bless you all.

    June 3, 2011 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
    • ron

      Ha ha, awsome comment. Sadly you do see a lot of ignorant people with poor spelling and grammar posting things like this.

      June 3, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. nisroc

    I hate to see what would happen is Charlie Sheen was hacked. Nobody would know if his account was really hacked or he Himself pulled a new stunt

    June 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. joe

    If true why not let the feral police handle the crime.

    If it was easy to hack people would noy tweet

    June 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Brian

    Colbert has been hacked and has bee for days

    June 2, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. luekane

    What the! R humans comin to a end

    June 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  16. meat gazer

    Was it Weiner's weiner in the tweeter tweet or not?

    June 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. big daddy

    Darling plz forgive me cos my person was hacked when I cheated on you.I have hired an attorney to represent my person. Ahahahahha

    June 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  18. In the Time of Chimpanzees I was a Monkey

    Just happened to me within the last two weeks

    June 2, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kai

    @Nick – That's a good line. Would make a great excuse in a relationship, lol.

    June 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Lana

    Twitter is retarted...

    June 2, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  21. princezz

    I think all this shyt is childish an for people that have nun else to do!

    June 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Nick

    Yes and all the bad things that I have said and done over the years, sadly was not me, my very person was hacked. Forgive me all, I beg you

    June 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Lurch

    Illuminati is a proper noun, used to either denote the actual historic group or the games based off the concepts derived.

    June 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  24. jujubeans

    Yeah, Weiner didn't send his weiner

    June 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  25. charlie crack

    Just kidding. Maybe they should monitor a little more careful though. They had this problem at the start of Twiiter.

    June 2, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  26. charlie crack

    Aren't "twits" for kids?

    June 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  27. The Mad R@p3r

    LOL'D at illuminati Britney! Also why did you guys capitalize illuminati, is there something we should know? Let me go put my tinfoil hat on just in case.

    June 2, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |

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