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Thousands mourn U.S.-Mexican singer Jenni Rivera
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners on Wednesday
packed a Los Angeles theater to pay their final respects to
Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera more than a week after her
death in a plane crash. Rivera, 43, best known for her work in
the Mexican folk Nortena and Banda genres, died after the small
jet she was traveling in crashed in northern Mexico on December
Florida man sentenced to 10 years in "hackerazzi" case
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Florida man who pleaded guilty to
hacking into the email accounts of celebrities to gain access
to nude photos and private information was sentenced to 10
years in prison by a federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday.
Former office clerk Christopher Chaney, 36, said before the
trial that he hacked into the accounts of film star Scarlett
Johansson and other celebrities because he was addicted to
spying on their personal lives.
Actor Depardieu hits back at French PM over tax exile
PARIS (Reuters) - Actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French
government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house
over the border in Belgium, retorted that he was leaving
because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A
popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old
Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter
outside his native country after tax increases by Socialist
President Francois Hollande.