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Seth Rogen insists he has no regrets about The Interview: I think it's really funny
Before Sony was hit by the cyber attack that has crippled day to day operations, Seth Rogen, 32, who directed and stars in the film The Interview about the assassination of real life North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, was defending the subject matter. He was asked by The Hill if he considered using an imaginary dictator instead. "No, not at all. I think it's really funny," Rogen replied.  
Sony cancels theatrical release of The Interview starring Seth Rogen & James Franco

With theater chains defecting en masse, Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the planned Christmas Day release of The Interview after hackers threatened movie theaters  

Seth Rogen and James Franco get bodyguards amid hacker threats
In the film The Interview Seth Rogen and James Franco play unlikely assassins; now they've become targets. And Confidenti@l learned that the actors have each been given a "giant" round the clock bodyguard to deal with the threat.
Civil Rights group asks Sony to fire Amy Pascal over leaked e mails
Civil Rights group is circulating a petition to its members asking them to urge Sony Pictures to fire co-chairman Amy Pascal. The group is
Madonna wrote on Instagam about leaked demos: This is artistic rape
Madonna: "This is artistic rape!! These are early leaked demo’s half of which wont even make it on my album the other half have changed and evolved. This
Chris Rock on Hollywood and the Sony hack: the whole town is scared
Chris Rock: “This whole thing is just scary. It’s emails, it’s your private stuff. And the whole town is scared .?.?. nobody knows what to do.”
Anti-Duggar family petition officially backfires
A petition seeking to cancel TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting over the Duggar family's Christian conservative views toward homosexuality has backfired.
Rex Reed: The Worst Films of 2014
Rex Reed names his choices for The Worst Films of 2014. Birdman starring Michael Keaton made the list as did Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale.
US said to find North Korea ordered cyberattack on Sony
American officials have concluded that North Korea was “centrally involved” in the hacking of Sony Pictures computers. Sony canceled the
Sony hack: How The Interview demise will impact holiday box office
None of the other movies playing over the holiday season are expected to enjoy a boost because The Interview will no longer be released on Christmas Day and there is one less competitor in the marketplace.
Alan Dershowitz: Sony, I think made a terrible mistake
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz on the Sony hacking said: “You know, let’s point the finger at North Korea. They have declared war on our
Sony producer: Denzel Washington has not had a huge success in years
Unnamed Sony producer wrote in hacked e mail: "Denzel Washington is reliable at the domestic [box office], safe, but has not had a huge success in years. I believe
Stephen Collins: I am a flawed person
7th Heaven star Stephen Collins admitted to molesting three girls. He credits his Christian faith with seeing him through this tough time. “I am a flawed person.
Rex Reed: The Best Films of 2014
Rex Reed names his choices for The Best Films of 2014.
South Park team spoofed Kim Jong ll in the film Team America World Police
Roger Friedman: In 2004, the South Park team released a film Team America: World Police. Kim Jong Un’s dad, Kim Jong Il, was spoofed mercilessly. Scott Rudin produced the film.
Judd Apatow: It's disgraceful to cancel The Interview
Knocked Up director Judd Apatow voiced his disapproval of Sony's decision to cancel the Christmas day release of The Interview, the political satire about an assassination attempt on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un starring Seth Rogen and James Franco
Hollywood stars tweet their anger at Sony for canceling The Interview
MIchael Moore tweeted: Dear Sony Hackers: now that u run Hollywood, I'd also like less romantic comedies, fewer Michael Bay movies and no more Transformers. Ben Stiller tweeted:
Madonna dismisses new album leak as unfinished demos stolen long ago
Before Madonna announced the official title and release date of her upcoming 2015 album, leaked Madonna tracks allegedly comprising the entire album have hit the Internet.
Studio drops plans for Steve Carell's North Korea movie titled Pyongyang
Following the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, New Regency has dropped plans for the North Korea movie titled Pyongyang. Gore Verbinski was attached to direct and Steve Carell was set to star.
Quote of the day

"Well, the English don’t often brush their teeth, so I thought I’d make an effort".

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