12 April 2013 7:27 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Here's hoping this helps. After a rash of swatting incidents aimed at celebrities, the Los Angeles Police Department has decided to stop issuing press releases as well as confirming if and when such pranks occur, the Los Angeles Times reports. "It's our belief that the perpetrators of these false police reports are motivated entirely by the publicity these calls receive," Cmdr. Andrew Smith, who oversees the Lapd Media Relations Section, told the Times. "We intend to reduce or eliminate that motivation.' Within the last few months, several famous faces have been targeted including Miley Cyrus, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, Russell Brand, Selena Gomez, »


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