Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Sony exec Amy Pascal in leaked email said she wants Idris Elba as the next James Bond
An email sent on January 4, 2014, from Sony exec Amy Pascal to Elizabeth Cantillon, former executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, which distributes the Bond films, simply says, “Idris should be the next bond.” www.thedailybeast.com  
Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton denies the studio caved to North Korea

In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said: President Obama, the press and the public are mistaken" about what actually led to Sony's decision to shelve the "The Interview." "We do not own movie theaters. We cannot determine whether or not a movie will be played in movie theaters."

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President Obama: Sony made a mistake by yielding to North Korea's hack
Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” when it pulled the plug on the movie The Interview that offended North Korean leader
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Jon Stewart: So Kim Jong-Un gets to decide what movies we make? (video)
Jon Stewart on The Daily Show mocked Sony pictures for canceling the release of their new movie The Interview after North Korea hacked their emails and threatened movie theaters with "9/11 style" attacks.
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7th Heaven star Stephen Collins: I’m not a pedophile (video)
Stephen Collins insisted he is not a pedophile and not sexually attracted to children. Collins said he exposed himself to young girls out of a "desperate need for attention."
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Al Sharpton: Sony exec Amy Pascal agreed to let him have a say in how Sony makes movies
Rev. Al Sharpton met privately with embattled Sony exec Amy Pascal for 90 minutes ?in a bid to fix the fallout from the cyber-hacking leak of embarrassing, racially charged emails.
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Broadway stars fallen 2014 are remembered by Michael Riedel
MIchael Riedel: Broadway lost many towering talents in 2014. Here they are, in their own words:
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Michael Keaton: I’m shocked and thankful that I’ve gotten away with everything
Michael Keaton: “Birdman has kinda … changed things. I’m not saying you won’t see traditionally made movies any more. But
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Obama essentially sold out Sony
Roger Friedman: President Obama essentially sold out Sony at a press conference. Instead of backing Sony execs Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton for pulling The Interview, he kicked them to the curb. Ouch.
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CNN Money reporting: Hackers sent new threatening e mail to Sony execs
CNN Money has learned from a source within Sony that Guardians of Peace the hackers who released personal emails of Sony executives and
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Amy Adams: I used to daydream about the parts I would play in musicals
One of seven children, Amy Adams was raised a Mormon until the age of 12, when her parents divorced and left the Church. "It instilled a certain work ethic in me,"
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Mariah Carey sued by overworked and underpaid former assistant
Ylser Oliver, 49, a former assistant to the Mariah Carey, 44, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court seeking "a significant amount of money" claiming she was forced to work 7 days a week and 16 hour days without receiving any overtime pay.
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Sony e mails reveal how studio dumped a--hole Adam Sandler
William Boot: Leaked drama filled emails between Sony Pictures studio chief Amy Pascal and other execs show some of the reasons why the longtime Adam Sandler home let him move over to Netflix.
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Obama calls actor James Franco, James Flacco while criticizing cyber attack
Obama stumbled while giving actor James Franco a shout out during his end of the year press conference, calling him James 'Flacco' instead.
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Sony exec Amy Pascal called Adam Sandler an a--hole in hacked e mail
Sony may have done as the hacking group Guardians of Peace wanted and cancelled the release of the upcoming Kim Jong-un assassination film The Interview, but the leaked emails seem to keep on coming.
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Sony CEO Michael Lynton contradicts President Obama’s criticism
Sony CEO Michael Lynton contradicted President Obama’s criticism that Sony had “made a mistake” in handling the release of The Interview. Obama said
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Sony producer in hacked e mail wrote: the international motion picture audience is racist
“I believe that the international motion picture audience is racist — in general pictures with an African American lead don’t play well overseas,” the producer wrote
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Madonna releases 6 songs from new album: Consider these an early Christmas gift
Madonna, Queen of Pop has dropped her forthcoming album, Rebel Heart - with six new songs immediately available for purchase - onto iTunes for pre-order well ahead of schedule.
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Janay and Ray Rice kissing in elevator after punch (video)
A new video shows Ray Rice and his fiancée Janay Palmer – both with their hands cuffed behind their back – lovingly kissing not long after he knocked her cold inside an Atlantic City elevator.
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Quote of the day
Sting


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


Vulture in New York Magazine
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