Gosselin sues ex over book, alleges hacking
PHILADELPHIA — Former reality TV star Kate Gosselin filed a lawsuit this week accusing her ex-husband of stealing her hard drive and hacking into her phone and computer to get material for a tell-all book.
Jon Gosselin accessed email, bank accounts and other private information for a book called “Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World,” according to the federal lawsuit.
The 2012 book was written by Jon Gosselin’s friend and business partner, tabloid writer Robert Hoffman, but was pulled from the market after two days because the information had been illegally obtained, the lawsuit said.
The couple starred in the TLC show “Jon & Kate plus 8,” detailing life with their twins and sextuplets, before they separated in 2009 and later divorced.
She, a former nurse who now runs a coupon website, lives in Sinking Spring. He worked in information technology and now lives in nearby Wyomissing. Both are outside Reading, northwest of Philadelphia.
Damon, Panettiere get environmental awards
LOS ANGELES — The Environmental Media Association is honoring Matt Damon and Hayden Panettiere for their dedication to ecological causes.
The organization announced this week that the two actors will be honored at its 23rd annual Environmental Media Awards this fall.
Damon, 42, will receive the Ongoing Commitment Award for his work with Water.org, the organization he co-founded that aims to bring safe water and sanitation to people around the world.
Panettiere, 24, will accept the Futures Award, which recognizes younger entertainers for their potential to be environmental activists. The “Nashville” star is active with the Whaleman Foundation, an oceanic research and conservation group.
The prizes will be presented at a ceremony Oct. 19.
Soap actors marry, expecting a baby
NEW YORK — Life is imitating art for Kirsten Storms of ABC’s “General Hospital.”
The actress’ character on the daytime drama is in labor this week with her daughter.
In real life, 29-year-old Storms is also pregnant with her first child, due in January, and says it’s a baby girl.
Dad is 33-year-old Brandon Barash, who played Johnny Zacchara on the soap but left the show in April.
Storms and Barash also say they secretly got married in June.
“General Hospital” is now in its 50th year on the air.
FILE - This Aug. 30, 2009 file photo shows actress Kirsten Storms at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Storms, who plays Maxie Jones on the ABC daytime series "General Hospital" is pregnant with her first child, expected in January and says itís a baby girl. Storms is married to Brandon Barash, a former co-star on the series. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)×
FILE - This 2008 file image released by TLC, shows Jon Gosselin, right, and his wife Kate Gosselin, from the TLC series "Jon & Kate Plus 8," in Hawaii. Kate Gosselin has filed a lawsuit accusing her ex-husband, Jon, of stealing her hard drive and hacking into her phone and computer to get material for a tell-all book. The federal lawsuit says he took the material for a book called "Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World." The suit, filed Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in Philadelphia, says the book was written by her ex-husband's friend, tabloid writer Robert Hoffman, but has since been pulled from Amazon because the material was obtained illegally. (AP Photo/TLC, Mark Arbeit)×
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