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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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2014: The Year In Celebrities Who Inspire Love/Hate

We expect celebrities to be perfect, either in that they’re totally loveable or totally detestable — but so often, that isn’t the case. Check out our gallery of celebrities who were polarizing in 2014, but who aren’t always what they’re made out to be.

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Sony Cancels Theatrical Release Of “The Interview”

  • Sony has canceled the December 25 theatrical release of the James Franco/Seth Rogen movie “The Interview” after hackers threatened violence at its premiere. Earlier today, the five largest movie theater chains in North America decided to postpone or cancel showings of the film, which Sony seems to have taken as a cue to scrap it altogether. [The Wrap]
  • The latest photos of Beyonce and Blue Ivy are adorable as always. [HuffPost]
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hired a “cyber security team” to protect their kids on the internet. [Celebuzz] Keep reading »

James Franco & Seth Rogen Are Going To Be On “Naked And Afraid”

James Franco & Seth Rogen Are Going To Be On "Naked And Afraid"
"You're supposed to be a hot Australian survivalist!"

I can think of no one I would rather exile to an island with not even the clothes on his back than James Franco — so I will obviously be watching him and Seth Rogen on an upcoming episode of “Naked and Afraid.” Each episode of the Discovery channel show features two people forced to fend for themselves, without clothes, on an island for an extended, albeit it relatively brief, period of time. I imagine that Franco and Rogen were getting blazed one night, binging on episodes, when they had the brilliant idea to sign up for show themselves. “Dude.” “Duuuuuuude.” “Let’s do it, dude.” “Dude. Totally.” “You’re in, dude?” “Dude, I am so in.” Etc. Etc. This morning on “Good Morning America,” we got to see a short preview of the episode (skip ahead to 1:30), which looks like it’ll be pretty great, especially if one of them thought to hide an ounce of weed on his, uh, person before stripping down. Naked, afraid … and totally fucking high. Now that would be a very special episode. [The Hollywood Reporter]

James Franco And His Poetry Must Be Stopped

I might actually buy James Franco’s new poetry/photography/story collection, Hollywood Dreaming, but I’ll buy it from Amazon because I want him to get as little profit as possible from this book. For the love of all that is good and holy, James Franco, please just stop.

Some of the best tidbits from the book, as presented by Oh No They Didn’t (never has the title of that blog been more appropriate): Keep reading »

Here’s A New Trailer For “Kink,” James Franco’s Documentary About BDSM Porn

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A New "Kink" Trailer

“Kink,” a documentary about the porn web site Kink.com, debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Yesterday, the film, which explores the largest BDSM online porn empire, released a new trailer in anticipation of a limited release. I’ve heard complaints about the film — it’s “boring” (which is unfortunately always something that some kinky folks say in order to be dismissive); it doesn’t address allegations of abuse at Kink.com — but I’ll see it regardless. Christina Voros directed “Kink” and James Franco executive produced, so you better believe I want to know how they handled the material. Also, this probably goes without saying, but the trailer is NSFW! [Queerty; First Showing]

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