NEW YORK – As the nearly monthlong Occupy Wall Street protests have grown, they’ve attracted the support of celebrities.

Kanye West and Russell Simmons most recently visited the protests in lower Manhattan on Monday. They followed visits from documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, actress Susan Sarandon, actor Mark Ruffalo, comedian Roseanne Barr, actor Tim Robbins, rapper Talib Kweli and “Gossip Girl” actor Penn Badgley.

Their involvement suggests broadening cultural support for the protests, which take on Wall Street companies and denounce what the demonstrators see as corporate greed. Protesters have been camped out in New York’s financial district for more than three weeks, and crowds have gathered in cities including Washington, Boston, Los Angeles and Portland, Maine, as well as abroad.

“I’m so impressed by what I’m seeing here,” Moore told protesters at one of the demonstration sites. “It’s not just the hundreds or thousands that have come down here to Liberty Plaza, it is millions of Americans who have suffered as a result of the decisions made by the people in these buildings.”

Sarandon, an Academy Award winner, called the protests “incredibly moving.”

Man charged with hacking

LOS ANGELES – A man was charged with hacking into celebrity email accounts in a computer invasion scheme that led to the posting of private and revealing information, including nude photos of actress Scarlett Johansson, on the Internet, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, Fla., was arrested without incident as part of a yearlong investigation of celebrity hacking that authorities dubbed “Operation Hackerazzi.”

There were more than 50 victims in the case, including Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and actress Renee Olstead, authorities said. Others were named only by initials and investigators wouldn’t disclose if they were famous, but said victims named in the indictment agreed to have their identities made public.

“It helps get out the message that cyber-hacking is a real threat,” U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte said of the case, calling those who engage in such activity “scum.”

Chaney made his initial court appearance in a Florida courtroom Wednesday and was released on $10,000 bond. He was charged with 26 counts of identity theft, unauthorized access to a protected computer and wiretapping. He could face up to 121 years in prison.

Newspaper says ex-Miss Iceland led FBI to Bulger

BOSTON – A newspaper’s revelation that the tipster who led the FBI to notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger is a former Miss Iceland is raising concerns about her safety and whether the leak might discourage people from coming forward in other cases.

In a report Sunday, The Boston Globe named Anna Bjornsdottir, who met Bulger and his girlfriend in Santa Monica, Calif., as the person who led the FBI to them.

The 57-year-old Bjornsdottir starred in Noxzema shaving cream commercials in the 1970s and was crowned Miss Iceland in 1974. The Globe reported that she spent months at a time in Santa Monica, where she bonded with the girlfriend, Catherine Greig, over a stray cat.

The newspaper said she was home in Reykjavik when she saw a report on CNN in June about the FBI’s latest publicity campaign to catch Bulger and Greig. It noted in a follow-up story that the tipster’s name was already available to Bulger, who police say had a history of shooting anyone he suspected of double-crossing him.