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Guess what, hackers? You've been CLARKSONED!

I still can't quite wrap my head around this story. It sounds like a story pitch that was rejected in favor of From Justin to Kelly. But it's REAL.

Some German hackers were trying to bust in to computers of various pop stars like Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and more. The scheme: steal unreleased songs and sensitive photos and then blackmail the artists. A PERFECT CRIME. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

I'll tell you what: Kelly Clarkson, that's what. A fan of hers spotted some unusual music online, alerted Kelly, then Kelly called in the FBI!

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