E! News' Twitter and text message services were hacked on Saturday, with fake messages about Justin Bieber coming out as gay and other profanities littering the entertainment news service.
The accounts were suspended by midday Saturday.
The hacked account read: "Breaking! Exclusive: Justin Bieber to E!online 'I'm a gay'"
"E! News Breaking: Justin Bieber arrested in Dubai due to false tweets with him coming out situation developing"
Update: A spokesperson for E! told TheWrap:
Eonline's breaking news twitter and sms accounts were compromised today. We're working to have this resolved as quickly as possible and are fully investigating the incident. We apologize for any confusion that the erroneous news alerts may have caused.
Hackers have attacked one news organization after another in recent years, including the AP, NBC News and The Los Angeles Times. This is the first known attack on the heart of the celebrity-industrial complex.
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