Names in the news, April 13

The Associated Press
Posted April 12, 2012, at 5:24 p.m.

Scarlett Johansson admits it still bothers her to think countless people have likely seen her naked. The actress speaks out in the May issue of Vogue magazine about having her email hacked last year where private photos she took for ex-husband Ryan Reynolds were leaked online. Johansson talks about going out to dinner and feeling “paranoid” that people in the restaurant had seen her body. Still, she says she doesn’t want pity and has coped by “tuning it all out.” Because of that, she stopped following celebrity gossip and reading stories about herself.

She says she’s found that ignorance is bliss. She says she’s “way happier” and “more creative” now. … It took Fox News Channel less than 24 hours to find — and fire — an associate producer who began writing a column critical of his employers for the news blog Gawker. The network said Joe Muto, who worked on “The O’Reilly Factor” and said he had been working at Fox News since 2004, was identified and fired. Fox said it was “continuing to explore legal recourse against Mr. Muto and possibly others.” On Tuesday Gawker posted Muto’s initial column, written anonymously. It was primarily critical of a Fox website that he called “an unholy mashup of the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post and a Klan meeting.” He also posted a previously unseen video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chatting with Sean Hannity about his family’s horses and other things. Muto outed himself the next day, saying his bosses had tracked him down. “I am a weasel, a traitor, a sell-out and every bad word you can throw at me,” Muto wrote. “But as of today I am free, and I am ready to tell my story.”

 

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