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The Hacked Sony E-Mails Are A Distraction From The Larger Issues, And It’s Wrong To Use E-Mails Stolen From Anyone, Ever

I don’t take George Clooney that seriously, most of the time, but his interview with Deadline spoke to a lot of things I’ve been reflecting on about my job lately. In it, Clooney spoke about a petition of support he tried to circulate after Sony was attacked by what the FBI has now concluded were, in fact, North Korean hackers. The petition read:

“On November 24 of this year, Sony Pictures was notified that it was the victim of a cyber attack, the effects of which is the most chilling and devastating of any cyber attack in the history of our country. Personal information including Social Security numbers, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers and the full texts of emails of tens of thousands of Sony employees was leaked online in an effort to scare and terrorize these workers. The hackers have made both demands and threats. The demand that Sony halt the release of its upcoming comedy The Interview, a satirical film about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Their threats vary from personal—you better behave wisely—to threatening physical harm—not only you but your family is in danger. North Korea has not claimed credit for the attack but has praised the act, calling it a righteous deed and promising merciless measures if the film is released. Meanwhile the hackers insist in their statement that what they’ve done so far is only a small part of our further plan. This is not just an attack on Sony. It involves every studio, every network, every business and every individual in this country. That is why we fully support Sony’s decision not to submit to these hackers’ demands. We know that to give in to these criminals now will open the door for any group that would threaten freedom of expression, privacy and personal liberty. We hope these hackers are brought to justice but until they are, we will not stand in fear. We will stand together.”

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Here’s George Clooney’s “Downton Abbey” Debut!

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  • A tiny clip of George Clooney’s “Downton Abbey” appearance has been released, and it’s just as dreamy as you imagined. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Rosario Dawson reportedly adopted a 12-year-old daughter in October. A few years ago, she told Latina magazine that she’d been thinking about adoption for quite a while: “That idea has stayed in the back of my head, but lately, I’ve been thinking about it more. My mother and grandmother are extraordinary women, and they’re getting older. It struck me recently that one day I might be sitting around with my children, going, ‘Your grandma was an amazing woman; I really wish you could’ve known her.’…Whatever time I have, I want it.” So awesome. Congrats to both of them! [Just Jared]
  • Lady Gaga told Howard Stern that she was raped as a teenager after explaining the backstory of her song “Swine”: “The song is about rape. The song is about demoralization. The song is about rage and fury and passion, and I had a lot of pain that I wanted to release.” In her interview with Stern, she explained the lasting effect the assault had on her as she got older. [E!] Keep reading »

George Clooney Made A Surprise Visit To NYC Comic Con

  • George Clooney unexpectedly crashed NYC Comic Con this afternoon to promote his upcoming sci-fi movie “Tomorrowland.” He’s definitely supposed to be on his honeymoon, but whatever. [Page Six]
  • Not surprisingly, ratings for the creepy premiere of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” hit a series high. [Deadline]
  • Four reasons ladies should watch porn (besides the obvious one)! [YouBeauty] Keep reading »

George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin’s Wedding Album Covers People, Hello! Magazines

  • Notoriously private former bachelor George Clooney and his new bride Amal Alamuddin have sold their exclusive wedding album to People and Hello!, appearing on this week’s covers and further solidifying my long-standing belief that this marriage is a precursor to Clooney running for public office. All y’all who doubt this will be proven wrong, MARK MY WORDS. Gorgeous photos though. [People]
  • Lena Dunham, whose new memoir/advice book hits shelves today, was called out yesterday by Gawker for soliciting unpaid performers for her upcoming book tour, despite being totally rich. Dunham then responded to the criticism by promising that the performers will indeed be monetarily compensated. Say what you want about Lena, but I think it’s admirable that she’s one of the few celebs to thoughtfully listen to criticism and make changes in a swift manner. [Gawker]
  • Why “One Man’s Trash” — costarring Patrick Wilson — is the best episode of “Girls.” [Decider] Keep reading »

Congrats To Amal Alamuddin & Her New Actor Husband On Their Marriage

George Clooney Declares His Love For Amal Alamuddin On Stage (AKA Further Evidence Of His Future Run For Public Office)

Amal Alamuddin, a 36 year old London-based dual-qualified English barrister and New York litigation attorney who has long been a high-profile figure in international refugee and human rights law has gone against the trend for professional women in her field and married… an actor.

This is how the website The Business Woman Media starts off its post about “internationally acclaimed barrister” Amal Alamuddin’s wedding to an actor by the name of George Clooney this weekend. Much hullabaloo has been made about the notorious bachelor finally settling down, as if his bride has struck gold, but let’s face it, with her many degrees, fluency in multiple languages, and an impressive career in international law, Alamuddin could easily be described as out of Clooney’s league. Kudos to The Business Woman Media for flipping the script on the way celeb weddings are typically reported. Oh, and of course, congratulations to Mrs. and Mr. Alamuddin on their nuptials! [The Business Woman Media]

George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin Will Marry Tomorrow

  • George Clooney and fiancé Amal Alamuddin arrived in Venice, Ital,y for their wedding. They’ll be symbolically married tomorrow followed by a civil ceremony on Monday that will make them officially husband and wife. Mazel tov! [E!]
  • Stevie Nicks on her pregnancy with Don Henley and life with Fleetwood Mac. [Billboard]
  • Randy Jackson’s wife Erika has filed for divorce after 18 years of marriage. They have two children together. [Just Jared]
  • The birth of Snooki’s second child was filmed for her MTV reality show “Snooki & JWoww.” She and the baby’s father, Jionni LaValle, plan to marry later this fall. [Page Six] Keep reading »
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