Leslie Jones is assuring her fans that she’s doing well in the aftermath of last month’s vicious and hate-filled hacking of her website.
The SNL star thanked her friends and followers for their support a little over a week after a hacker cracked into her website and uploaded personal information and what appeared to be private nude photos.
“Thanks to my fans and friends! I’m soooooo ok really,” she tweeted Sunday, without specifically addressing the incident. “And I will always be funny been through a lot in my life and I ALWAYS GET BACK UP!”
Jones returned to tweeting on Saturday evening for the first time since the scandal, using several of her posts to offer up some humorous commentary as she watched an episode of “The Golden Girls.”
Jones’ website remains down, and the hack is still being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security.
Pregnant soccer star has brain tumor
Former U.S. soccer star Lauren Holiday has been diagnosed with a brain tumor while pregnant, and her husband, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, is taking indefinite leave from the NBA team to care for his wife, the Pelicans said Sunday. “We are all praying for a healthy delivery of their first child and a successful surgery for Lauren,” Pelicans GM Dell Demps said in a statement. Lauren Holiday, who retired from soccer last year, was among the world’s most respected players in the women’s game during a career highlighted by Olympic gold medals with the U.S. national team in 2008 and 2012, and FIFA World Cup title in 2015. The midfielder played in 133 games for the U.S. team, scoring 24 goals.
Philly cops return order to rock festival
Philadelphia police had to clear an outdoor concert stage after more than 1,000 people rushed it during a Labor Day weekend show. Hip-hop artist Jay Electronica was performing Saturday evening when Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert walked by the stage, attracting attention. Electronica then began calling for people to join him on stage. The performance was temporarily interrupted when security guards could not make the crowd leave and police arrived. There were no arrests. More than 70 artists performed on multiple stages during the two-day festival, which finished Sunday. The Made in America festival, a Labor Day tradition in Philadelphia, is being curated by Jay Z.
no boss: A Bruce Springsteen concert scheduled for Saturday in Virginia Beach was moved to Monday because of Tropical Storm Hermine. Springsteen’s concert was scheduled at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater. Officials say the concert was rescheduled at the same venue out of concern for the safety of fans. Officials say ticket holders can simply use their tickets Monday.