At a news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, FBI officials revealed that Jacksonville, Fla. resident Christopher Chaney was the person behind the phone and email hacks of stars Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Jessica Alba and Christina Aguilera. Though while it was assumed Chaney did the hacking for financial gain, it turns out that wasn't the case -- the unemployed man used trial and error to grab the stars' passwords, and then was able to duplicate their inboxes once inside; even if they changed passwords, Chaney would know. He faces 121 years in jail if found guilty of the various hacking charges. [LAT]
After a successful bow at the New York Film Festival, The Weinstein Company has moved growing awards contender 'My Week With Marilyn' from Nov. 4 to Nov. 23, smack dab in the middle of the heavily trafficked Thanksgiving weekend. Per Deadline, TWC hopes that the film catches on with audiences and plays strong through the end of the year and into awards season. Considering it's a lot like 'The King's Speech' -- but with British royalty replaced by Hollywood royalty -- that's a fairly good bet. [Deadline]

Today in 'Drive' nonsense: a man says he threw a hot dog at golfer Tiger Woods after being inspired by the Nicolas Winding Refn-directed film. I threw the hot dog toward Tiger Woods because I was inspired by the movie 'Drive,'" 31-year-old Brandon Kelly said to Santa Rosa Press Democrat. "As soon as the movie ended, I thought to myself, 'I have to do something courageous and epic. I have to throw a hot dog on the green in front of Tiger.'" The incident occurred at the Open over the weekend. Some heroes are real? [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]

The real reason Universal pushed the 'Tower Heist' VOD experiment? Take it away, Patrick Goldstein! "The studio's new corporate bosses at Comcast were clearly driving this experiment because if VOD works, it will be a great way to take advantage of Comcast's huge cable TV assets, giving them even more quality programming to offer their customers. That may help Comcast's bottom line, but it creates all sorts of headaches for Universal with its talent relations. After all, it was the top executives at Universal, not Comcast, who had to field angry phone calls from exhibitors. And it was Universal that was under siege by talent reps for Stiller, Murphy and Ratner, all hysterical about seeing their new movie being used as a guinea pig in an experiment that could lead to substantially reduced box-office grosses." [LAT/24 Frames]

Deadline hears that 'The Lone Ranger' will start production on Feb. 6, 2012. Get excited. [Deadline]

'Taken 2' will kick butt into theaters on Oct. 5, 2012. It has a very particular set of skills. [Box Office Mojo]

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