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Malware attack hits thousands of Yahoo users per hour

A malware attack hit Yahoo’s advertising server over the last few days, affecting thousands of users in various countries, an Internet security company said. In a blog post, Fox-IT said Yahoo’s servers were releasing an “exploit kit” that exploited vulnerabilities in Java and installed malware. “Clients visiting yahoo.com received advertisements served by ads.yahoo.com,” the Internet…

Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine dies at 96

Actress Joan Fontaine, who won an Oscar for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Suspicion,” has died at age 96. According to her assistant, Fontaine died of natural causes in her home in Carmel, Calif. Fontaine was also nominated as best actress for Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” and Edmund Goulding’s “The Constant Nymph.” She was well-known for her…

[VIDEO] Peter O’Toole Dies At Age 81

Peter O’Toole, nominated for Oscars eight times and the star of David Lean’s masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia, has died aged 81, his agent has said. The acclaimed leading man who overcame stomach cancer in the 1970s passed away on Saturday at the Wellington hospital in London following a long illness, Steve Kenis said. O’Toole announced…

Beyoncé releases 5th album unexpectedly on iTunes

Beyoncé unexpectedly released her fifth self-titled album exclusively on iTunes early Friday without prior announcement. Billed as an “exclusive visual album,” the release features 14 songs and 17 videos. Collaborators include Jay Z, Drake and Frank Ocean. Here is the track list to “Beyonce”: 1. Pretty Hurts 2. Haunted 3. Drunk In Love (feat. Jay…

Actress Eleanor Parker Dies

Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker died Monday from complications from pneumonia. She was 91. Parker was nominated three times for Best Actress Oscars, but she was perhaps best-known for her role in 1965’s The Sound of Music, in which she played Baroness Schrader. Her career began during World War II, debuting in the 1942 Humphrey Bogart…

‘127 Hours’ Inspiration Arrested

The man who inspired the film 127 Hours was arrested Saturday for assault. Aron Ralston amputated his own arm in 2003 after being trapped in a Utah canyon, and his story later was turned into the critically acclaimed movie starring James Franco. Ralston and a woman named Vita Shannon were arrested on charges of domestic…

Grand jury charged 4 more in Steubenville, Ohio, rape case

The Ohio attorney general announced new charges in connection with the 2012 Steubenville rape case. Steubenville City Schools Superintendent Michael McVey was among the four people indicted, Attorney General Mike DeWine announced in a news conference. An elementary school teacher, wrestling coach and volunteer football coach were also charged. McVey was charged with tampering with…

American Music Awards 2013: Full Nominations List

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead all artists for the 2013 American Music Awards with six nominations, followed by Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift with five apiece. Click here for details on the star-studded event, to be held Nov. 24 on ABC, and check out a full list of nominees below. ARTIST OF THE YEAR Macklemore…

Deeds’s Son Rejected From Hospital Before Stabbing Him

Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds’s 24-year-old son, Austin “Gus” Deeds, was turned away from a psychiatric hospital because of a lack of beds on Monday—one day before he stabbed his father during an argument and then fatally shot himself. Gus Deeds, once a campaign volunteer for his father, had dropped out of college last month,…

Rob Ford’s Reality Show Canceled

Embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s new reality show has been cancelled after one episode, according to the show’s network. Sun News Network made the announcement on Tuesday. “Ford Nation,” which starred the political figure and his brother, debuted on Monday night in Canada.

Junie B. Jones Author Barbara Park Dies

Barbara Park, a former class clown who channeled her irreverence into the million-selling mishaps of grade schooler Junie B. Jones, has died. She was 66. The author died Friday after a long battle with ovarian cancer, according to a statement released Sunday by Random House Books for Young Readers. Park was a longtime resident of…

‘Spider-Man’ to Close in January

This is still running? After two years, the most expensive and arguably most dangerous musical on Broadway, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, will close its doors in January 2014. “We are excited to report that the next destination for Spider-Man will be the entertainment capital of the world: Las Vegas. Further details will be announced…

YouTube faces backlash for Google+ integration

YouTube commenters are not known for keeping their opinions to themselves. Angry users of the Google-owned video site are revolting online against YouTube’s new commenting system, which requires everyone to connect their current account to a Google+ account in order to leave a comment on a video. The system was announced in September and fully…

Four Marines killed in Camp Pendleton explosion

Four Marines were killed Wednesday during an operation to clear a range of unexploded ordnance at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, a Marine official said. The accident happened at 11 a.m. PST during a range maintenance operation at the San Diego County coastal base. The Marines were clearing the range of unexploded ordnance, and it…

George Cloney Honored By Old Friend Julia Roberts At BAFTA

The Los Angeles arm of the British Academy of Film and Television Awards honored George Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Sir Ben Kingsley on Saturday for making an impact in Hollywood. “I rather famously don’t have children—that I know of—but I do have a family of writers, actors, and directors,” Clooney said when accepting the Britiannia…

Swiss ‘jetman’ flies around Japan’s Mount Fuji

A Swiss man wearing a jet-powered wing he designed and built himself has flown around Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji several times – Yves ‘Jetman’ Rossy, who has previously flown over the Grand Canyon and English Channel, flew around the peak after diving from a helicopter 9 times over a week. Video: Jetman soars alongside iconic…