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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.

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