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Five People That Had A Worse Weekend Than You: Hackers, Snakes, and Bad Neighbors

It was a busy weekend here in MA for me; now that I don’t work at home anymore, I actually have to get all of my errands done on the weekend, and I’ve got to tell you – it’s a pain in the ass. But even though I spent a large part of the weekend doing mundane things, I still had a better weekend than a lot of people.

Jessica Alba

Twitter is full of hateful, racist, sexist and homophobic messages. I just never thought they’d come from a woman who started a company for ethical made baby goods and starred is the worst/best dance movie of all time (Honey, for the uneducated). Turns out, they actually didn’t.

Jessica Alba’s Twitter account was hacked in the overnight hours over the weekend, and while the actress was sleeping, the hackers posted dozens of extremely racist and homophobic tweets, that have since been deleted. Also odd? A bunch of the messages mentioned rapper YNW Melly, who is awaiting trial on murder charges. Yes, I’m sure he and Jess are super tight.

Alba’s account seems to be back to normal now, but not before Alba’s name was trending on Twitter. Hopefully she changed her password. [Via Yahoo]

Melinda Major

I spend a lot of time in hotels and I’ve had my fair share of yucky situations, but if I were Melinda Major, I’m not sure I could ever stay in a hotel again after what she experienced.

Major was staying at the Hampton Inn Walnut Grove in East Memphis, TN when she was awakened from sleep by something moving on her arm – a something that turned out to be a thin, green garden snake. According to CNN,

“Major said she immediately jumped up and slung the snake off her arm. It hit the headboard and bounced back onto the bed, she said. She then leaped onto the other bed in the room and snapped a picture.

The snake then started moving under the blanket, Major said, so she jumped onto the desk in the room and called the front desk.”

Hotel staff removed the snake and say that a pest control company has been called to resolve any other issues. For her part, Major said she was happy with how the issue was handled and would have no problem staying at the hotel in the future.

Um….I’m thinking not. [Via CNN]

Rebecca Kanter

Last week, I noted how A$AP Rocky was having a hard time of it; this time, it’s one of his fans.

Ms. Kanter was arrested on Tuesday after she showed up at the Swedish embassy in Washington, D.C. and threatened to blow it up over A$AP Rocky’s case. This was after she after she allegedly threw a bunch of liquid on the front doors on Monday and said, “I’m going to blow this motherf***er up!” During Tuesday’s ruckus, Kanter allegedly berated staff and a student group while yelling about human rights rhetoric and arguing for the rapper’s release; she also kicked over a display and some furniture, leading to her arrest for destruction of property and unlawful entry.

Was Fuckin’ Problems that good of a song? [Via TMZ]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Neighbors

You’d think that Harry and Meghan would live in some isolated palace somewhere, but actually, their home, Frogmore Cottage, is part of a bigger estate also called Frogmore. About 400 other people live in on the estate in Windsor – and those people are now forbidden from speaking to their most famous neighbors.

According to Page Six, a palace official has issued a set of rules regarding engagement with the royal couple, which include:

  • Neighbors are not to talk to the royal couple, pet their dogs or ask about baby Archie
  • They are prohibited from offering neighborly favors, such as babysitting or dogwalking
  • Pleasantries — specifically “good morning” — are banned
  • Commoners are forbidden from placing letters in the royal mailbox

According to one resident, “It’s extraordinary. We’ve never heard anything like it. Everyone who lives on the estate works for the royals and knows how to behave respectfully. We aren’t told how to behave around the Queen like this. She’s very happy for people to greet her.”

Another neighbor said, “The Queen always chats to neighbors and even has tea with people on the estate as she’s very friendly with them. Maybe Harry doesn’t want people approaching them and using their dogs as an excuse to talk. And of course the dog with no name keeps its privacy as they won’t tell us its name!”

Ugh, don’t be those people, you guys. [Via Page Six]

Me

Because I just spent 90 minutes looking for a 5th person to put in this column and I couldn’t find one. That qualifies, right?

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