As we all know by now, only too well, last month, the mother load of hacked celebrity nude photos was uploaded to the internet.

As Popdust previously reported, A-listers, ranging from Jennifer Lawrence, to Hope Solo, to Vanessa Hudgens, to Amber Heard, became victims of an anonymous person (or persons) who hacked their iCloud and uploaded personal naked pics to 4Chan and Reddit.

Last week, Lawrence spoke out against the perpetrator[s], claiming their actions were tantamount to a “sex crime" … and with damn good reason.

Check Out Scarlett Johansson's Sexiest, Steamiest Pics

"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime," she told Vanity Fair. "It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change."

"Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this," she continued. "It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can't believe that we even live in that kind of world."

Hear, hear!

And Hey! Pervs!

Seriously…. if you really HAVE to see smokin' hot, drop dead gorgeous sexy photos of your favorite stars, you really don't need to look at their STOLEN, personal, private pics….

Check out Popdust's gallery of sexy photos of all the hacked celebs— that don't actually constitute a sex crime—and, if that doesn't satiate your desires, then, we really have NO hope for you…

Breaking the wishes of many by going back on earlier promises to do away with artist-specific episodes, Glee revisited the songbook of Ms. Britney Spears for the second time on Thursday night. While 2010's "Britney/Brittany" was billed as a tribute to the accomplished superstar, "Britney 2.0" can't necessarily say the same thing.

 

In an hour that focused on Brittany S. Pierce's fall from Cheerios grace, Ryan Murphy and his faux suburban brood filled our ears with hit after hit (including a few unexpected mashups—we're looking at you, Aerosmith). Yet at times the portrayal of Spears' recent struggles—specifically the head-shaving, umbrella-throwing—as seen through a high school student's meltdown ultimately felt like the group was all laughing at the inside joke Brit Brit had become.

 

[poll id=12]

 

Specifically, the decision to reenact Spears' 2007 MTV Video Music Awards performance with a bowl full of Cheetos:

 

'Twas a moment that has yet to be forgotten, and remains pivotal to all those—myself included—who sat there, mouths agape, wondering what happened to the girl (not yet a woman) who once did 1000 crunches nightly and wore matching denim outfits with Justin Timberlake. Needless to say, Spears diehards were not happy:

 

 

The content of last night's show also ignited a flame deep within Access Hollywood co-host Billy Bush, who discussed the "low blow" on his Friday episode. "Did Ryan Murphy and the creators decide it's time for her to be able to laugh about this? Who knows," he said, perplexed over the decision to go with such material minutes after Spears appeared on The X Factor.

 

 

"There's no way that FOX didn't know," he explained. "[But] the Britney camp had no idea that this thing was coming." Apparently we now know Bush stans for Spears—or at least her longtime manager Larry Rudolph. "I can tell you this, Britney's manager Larry is livid. Yeah, he's not happy," Bush revealed. Mmm. The awkwardness permeating through the FOX halls right now is tangible.

 

We certainly haven't shied away from pointing out Britney's evolution over the years—we're sorry, JT!—and these very public incidents have since been immortalized thanks to the power of camera and video. Conversely, the hour-long episode did acknowledge her current bank-ability, as seen in her new gig alongside Simon Cowell, as well as gave a shout-out to the ultimate Britney defender, Chris Crocker. But for Britney's sake, should Murphy and his staff have toned it down? Is FOX at fault for failing to protect another member of its family? Was Brittany S. Pierce's cheesy take on "Gimme More" even funny? Let us know what you think.

Glee will finally make its return to prime-time on Tuesday November 1, after a lengthy, baseball-induced hiatus, unless neither the St. Louis Cardinals nor the Texas Rangers have the cajones to finish things off tonight, sending the World Series into an unprecedented amount of extra innings. Kidding—we hope. "Pot O' Gold" is not a misplaced tribute to St. Patrick's Day, but rather the debut of The Glee Project winner Damian McGinty, who keeps his accent intact in order to portray Irish exchange student Rory Flanagan. New to Lima and staying with none other than Brittany S. Pierce (here's hoping she introduced herself as such), he's totally consumed with getting into her own personal buried treasure. But if there's anything we know about Britt, it's that she doesn't take well to funny voices or those who resemble fictional characters, so naturally she's convinced Rory is a leprechaun. Watch below as McKinley's most recent arrival describes his predicament to Finn, who's less charmed by his girl crazy European ideals and real life friend request, teaching him the American Bro Code in exchange.

[THR]

There are only a few hours remaining until the newest episode of Glee, but there are also a few baseball games on tonight and it's getting colder, so we understand if you're feeling overwhelmed already. Following the advanced look at Mercedes' "Spotlight" performance, you can now watch Brittany (Heather Morris) use the power of the female persuasion, and the old faithful hairography, to sway the student body's vote in the complete "Run The World (Girls)" video that will certainly make her old friend Beyoncé proud. Kurt looks nervous, as he should be.

Write in your own jokes about Will's hair, throw in some of Mike Chang's dancing and sprinkle a little touch of Kurt and Blaine's cuteness throughout, and you've basically got yourself the entire episode. We kid—it's all about meeting and Mr. and Mrs. Chang tonight!

In the upcoming Glee episode "Asian F," Mike Chang flirts with the sort of mediocrity the parents of most high school students can only dream of while Rachel and Mercedes prepare for a decisive and final Diva Off. As stress levels are high in the choir room, Brittany (Heather Morris) continues to celebrate her inner unicorn by beginning her campaign for student body president. It's hard for us to feel anything other than excited about Brittany's decision to run for office, giving a voice to all gay sharks that have gone silent up until now. And while there's a debate on the docket, obviously Brittany is sticking to what she know throughout her campaign: dancing and Beyoncé. Take the weekend to listen to the vocals on "Run The World (Girls)" while watching the original Beyoncé video on mute—it's likely there won't be much difference when it comes down to choreography. Morris did tour with her, after all. Other songs in the episode include Jennifer Hudson's "Spotlight," a literal interpretation of how Mercedes sees her place in the glee club, Mike Chang's first vocal solo on "Cool" and Mr. Schuester taking the lead with Coldplay's "Fix You," because we're due for a good cry. Listen below.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Shows Correcting RNA Splicing May Help Treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy; PLoS Biology Publishes 'Enhancement of SMN2 Exon 7 Inclusion by Antisense Oligonucleotides Targeting the Exon'.

Ascribe Higher Education News Service March 12, 2007 Byline: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., March 12 (AScribe Newswire) -- RNA splicing antisense technology studied at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) effectively corrected an mRNA splicing defect found in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients, and is now ready to be tested in mouse models. "SMA patients who suffer from motor-neuron degeneration may benefit from our ability to correct the mRNA splicing defect that makes their SMN2 genes only partially functional," suggested CSHL Professor Adrian Krainer, Ph.D.

RNA splicing antisense technology allows researchers to influence the ultimate structure and function of proteins. Proteins are synthesized from instructions coded in the DNA through a multi-step process that includes RNA splicing. Information stored in the DNA of genes is transcribed into immature "pre-messenger RNAs" (pre-mRNAs), pre-mRNAs are then spliced into mature "messenger RNAs" (mRNAs), and finally, mRNAs are translated into proteins. In humans and most other organisms, the splicing process thus ensures proper protein production. here spinal muscular atrophy

"Targeting the splicing process is a promising strategy for finding new medicines to treat SMA, and possibly other diseases," said Marcus Rhoades, Ph.D. of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which partially supported Krainer's research. "This work brings us one step closer to that goal." The defect in SMN2 gene expression in SMA patients is at the level of pre-mRNA splicing, such that exon 7 tends to be left out of the mRNA that ultimately makes SMN protein. Several strategies have been pursued to increase the extent of exon 7 inclusion in the splicing of SMN2, for eventual use as therapeutics for SMA. The Krainer team, in collaboration with a team at Isis Pharmaceuticals, surveyed a large number of antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) and found that some of these ASOs are able to correct the mRNA splicing defect in cultured cells from SMA patients. These powerful ASOs are identified by the Krainer team as viable for testing in mouse models - the next step in the process of developing new human therapies. here spinal muscular atrophy

"Families and advocates are very pleased to see the advancement of this antisense technology for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy. We have high hopes for the success of the next phase of the work", said Cynthia Joyce, Executive Director of the SMA Foundation, an advocacy group that provides financial support for this project at CSHL.

The results of the research led by Krainer are published on March 13, 2007 by PLoS Biology:

The paper's full citation is as follows:

Hua Y, Vickers TA, Baker BF, Bennett CF, Krainer AR (2007) Enhancement of SMN2 exon 7 inclusion by antisense oligonucleotides targeting the exon. PLoS Biol 5(4): e73. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050073 CSHL is a private, non-profit research and education institution dedicated to exploring molecular biology and genetics in order to advance the understanding and ability to diagnose and treat cancers, neurological diseases, and other causes of human suffering. For more information visit www.cshl.edu About Spinal Muscular Atrophy Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disease that causes the degeneration of spinal cord motor neurons and leads to progressive muscle weakness, atrophy and inability to walk or sit, and breathing difficulties. Children afflicted with this disease suffer a premature death due to respiratory failure, generally before reaching two years of agee. . The SMA Foundation estimates that currently over 50,000 people suffer from SMA in the U.S., Europe and Japan and that a conservative annual market potential for an SMA treatment could exceed $500 million.

About the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation The Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating progress towards a treatment and cure for spinal muscular atrophy through targeted funding of clinical research and novel drug development efforts. Since 2003, the Foundation has awarded over $30 million in sponsored research agreements. In addition, the Foundation is committed to raising awareness and generating support for increased research efforts in SMA among the leaders of industry and government. For more information visit www.smafoundation.org or call (000)-000-0000.

- - - - CONTACTS: Adrian Krainer is available for comment at krainer@cshl.edu. For media assistance, contact Dagnia Zeidlickis (000)-000-0000, zeidlick@cshl.edu.