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No Doubt, Nicole Scherzinger Twitter accounts hacked by Ron Paul supporters

Is Kelly Clarkson a trendsetter?

Eyebrows were raised when No Doubt, X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger, and political punks Rise Against all expressed their support for Ron Paul via Twitter yesterday.

But it didn’t take long for said eyebrows to return to their proper positions, as it was revealed that the artists’ feeds had actually been hacked by Ron Paul supporters.

“Today We Officially Endorse Ron Paul 2012,” said a tweet from No Doubt’s verified account early in the day. “If you actually read what Ron Paul is saying, you will discover that for the first time in your life a politician is not lying to you.”

The band later issued a correction, writing, “Our Twitter account was hacked last night. No political endorsements at this time. Love, No Doubt.”

“We were hacked,” echoed Rise Against’s Twitter account, whose apparent endorsement tweet included a link to a Ron Paul donation page. “As you would all assume, We DO NOT support Ron Paul.”

Scherzinger, rather than clarify that she was duped, simply deleted the planted tweet.

Yet it’s time to re-raise those tired eyebrows, because the techno-political plot thickens: All of the hacked artists in question are signed to Interscope.

Could there be something more sinister going on, or does the label just assign the same password (probably “password”) to all of its artists?

Either way, our eyebrows are getting a serious workout today. Readers, what are your conspiracy theories? Leave them in the comments below.

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Rise Against premiere video for 'Make It Stop (September's Children)' as part of It Gets Better Project: Watch it here

Earlier this year, Rise Against put out their excellent sixth album Endgame, which further solidified the Chicago quartet as the premiere agit-punk combo in the land.

They just released the second single from the album, “Make It Stop (September’s Children)”—a track written as a reaction to the rash of teen suicides in the face of homophobic bullying last year, including Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi and Indiana high school student Billy Lucas.

To address the grander theme of bullying, Rise Against reached out to Dan Savage, noted sex columnist and founder of the It Gets Better Project, which has become a crucial program to help bullied teens of all stripes cope with their abuse and remind them that life is worth living.

The result is a powerful clip that tackles these issues in a real and inspirational way. Watch it after the jump.


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