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“The Interview” Will Be Released On Christmas Day After All

"The Interview" Will Be Released On Christmas Day, After All

Only a few days after President Obama held a press conference and criticized Sony’s decision to pull “The Interview” from theaters at a cyber hacker’s request, the studio has decided to release the movie on its initial premiere date after all.

After concluding that the North Korean government was behind the massive email leaks that put Sony’s pretty problematic business practices — and executives’ offensive remarks — in the spotlight, Barack Obama highlighted the importance of not caving to digital threats. Keep reading »

Was Amy Adams Booted From “The Today Show” For Refusing To Discuss The Sony Hack?

  • Amy Adams’ appearance on “The Today Show” — to promote her movie “Big Eyes” — was canceled at the last minute, reportedly because she said she did not want to talk about the Sony hack. The hack revealed, amongst other things, that Adams and her “American Hustle” co-star Jennifer Lawrence were paid significantly less than their male costars in the film. [Us Weekly]
  • The latest woman to allege that Bill Cosby raped her is Katherine McKee, a former showgirl and girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr., who said the comedian assaulted her in the 1970s. [Death and Taxes]
  • Today in Asinine Celebrity Quotes, Sofia Vergara says she would apply to cement to her eyes if it would stop wrinkles. [People] Keep reading »

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 Was The Year Of Outrage

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  • Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
  • Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot]
  • An Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping and raping a rider in Boston. [Boston Globe]
  • A South Carolina judge decided, 70 years after the fact, to clear the name of Black 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., who was executed in 1944 for a murder without even being granted an appeal. [The State] Keep reading »

Sony Hackers’ “Christmas Gift”: An Eerie 9/11 Threat

Sony Hackers "Christmas Gift": An Eerie 9/11 Threat

The so-called Guardians of Peace have apparently released the beginning of their promised and also so-called “Christmas gift,” and it consists of the personal emails of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and a dark threat for anyone with plans to go see the Christmas release of The Interview. Read more on Newser…

Channing Tatum’s E-Mail Writing Style Is The Only Positive Thing To Come Out Of The Sony Hack

There’s been a lot of really cruddy news coming out of the Sony e-mail hack – Angelina Jolie was called “a minimally talented spoiled brat;” an executive suggested she should ask President Obama if he liked Django (in context, it was clearly a racial if not flat-out racist statement); Jennifer Lawrence was paid significantly less than her male co-stars in American Hustle. But there’s one shining, bright spot, and that’s Channing Tatum’s e-mail regarding 22 Jump Street’s box office success. Keep reading »

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