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Sony Hackers Appear to Mock FBI in Latest Message

hollywoodreporter.com — The group responsible for the Sony Pictures hack has apparently sent a new message that mocks the FBI for its investigation into the devastating cyberattack. An email claiming to be from Guardians of Peace, the group that took credit for last month's attack on Sony's systems, was sent to journalists early Saturday.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @THRMattBelloni: Victory lap continues RT @THR: Sony Hackers Appear to Mock FBI in Latest Message thr.cm/9MmTip #SonyHack

Dec 20, 2014

RT @THRMattBelloni: Victory lap continues RT @THR: Sony Hackers Appear to Mock FBI in Latest Message thr.cm/9MmTip #SonyHack

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Hustler to Produce Porn Parody of 'The Interview'

hollywoodreporter.com — The porn industry is jumping onto the bandwagon in the wake of the Sony cyberattack. Hustler Video, the purveyor of an endlessly expanding library of pornographic parodies of pop cultural touchstones from The Simpsons to to Game of Thrones, will produce This Ain't The Interview XXX, an adult-video spoof of the Seth Rogen North Korea-set comedy.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @THR: Hustler to Produce Porn Parody of 'The Interview' thr.cm/SikrWl

Dec 19, 2014

porn to the rescue! RT @THRMattBelloni: God bless Larry Flynt RT: Hustler to Produce Porn Parody of 'The Interview' thr.cm/SikrWl

Dec 19, 2014

RT @THRMattBelloni: God bless Larry Flynt RT @THR: Hustler to Produce Porn Parody of 'The Interview' thr.cm/SikrWl

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Beccamford: And then this.... RT @THR Hustler to Produce Porn Parody of 'The Interview' thr.cm/SikrWl

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Sony Hit With Fourth and Fifth Class-Action Lawsuit Over Stolen Data (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com — Four days, four class-action lawsuits. Another complaint has been filed against Sony - after lawsuits on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - claiming the studio didn't take adequate precautions to prepare itself for the cyberattack that led to the disclosure of thousands of employees' private information.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @THR: Update: Sony Hit With Fifth Class-Action Lawsuit Over Stolen Data (Exclusive) thr.cm/cxfY4C pic.twitter.com/T8mZOVbyFH

Dec 20, 2014

RT @eriqgardner: Updated story about 4th lawsuit against Sony to bring news of 5th. Fortunately for Sony, courts are closed today ow.ly/GdGcf

Dec 20, 2014

RT @eriqgardner: Updated story about 4th lawsuit against Sony to bring news of 5th. Fortunately for Sony, courts are closed today ow.ly/GdGcf

Dec 20, 2014

Updated story about 4th lawsuit against Sony to bring news of 5th. Fortunately for Sony, courts are closed today ow.ly/GdGcf

Chinese Newspaper: 'The Interview' Shows Hollywood's "Senseless Cultural Arrogance"

hollywoodreporter.com — A state-run Chinese newspaper has slammed Sony's North Korean-baiting comedy The Interview, which it pulled after a cyberattack, saying it was evidence of Hollywood's "senseless cultural arrogance". An editorial in the Global Times newspaper, part of the group that publishes the official Communist Party newspaper, the People's Daily, said making a comedy about the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was "tasteless" and "nothing to be proud of."
Dec 20, 2014

Chinese Newspaper: 'The Interview' Shows Hollywood's "Senseless Cultural Arrogance" hollywoodreporter.com/news/chinese-n… via @THR

Dec 20, 2014

RT @THR: Chinese Newspaper: 'The Interview' Shows Hollywood's "Senseless Cultural Arrogance" thr.cm/xzde6m

Sony Deletes 'The Interview' Social Media Pages

hollywoodreporter.com — Sony Pictures has eliminated its social media pages for The Interview as debate continues over whether the studio was right to cancel the film's release. The Facebook page for the comedy, which had been set for a Dec. 25 release, has been deleted. The page had over 378,000 likes at the time it was pulled.

Sony Hack: 'The Interview' Protest Screenings Planned in Canada

hollywoodreporter.com — Sony's move to cancel the film's release after 9/11-style attack threats is 'garbage,' according to a Facebook campaign Taylor Scollon thinks Sony Pictures Entertainment pulling The Interview from a Christmas Day release after a North Korean cyberattack is "garbage."

Sony Hires 'Scandal' Crisis Specialist

hollywoodreporter.com — Judy Smith is a crisis management expert, and the inspiration for the ABC show's Olivie Pope Sonyhas hired crisis management expert Judy Smith -- the inspiration for Kerry Washington's Scandal character Olivia Pope -- to help advise on the studio's message and next steps, THR has confirmed.
Dec 20, 2014

Just when you thought the Sony hack couldn't get any more interesting...hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-hire…

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Which Comic Book TV Show Had the Best Fall?

hollywoodreporter.com — We're living in an age of heroes. The fall TV season had an unprecedented five live action superhero shows on air, giving comic book fans more hours of television than the know what to do with. While The CW staged a crossover battle between The Flash (Grant Gustin) and Arrow ( Stephen Amell).

Republicans Urge Theaters to Show 'The Interview'

hollywoodreporter.com — The Republican National Committee wants movie theaters to show The Interview. RNC chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to the CEOs of 10 major theater chains, encouraging them to screen the controversial Sony comedy, according to CNN. "I want to speak clearly on behalf of the Republican Party: I urge you to show the movie," Priebus wrote.
Dec 20, 2014

Love that @GOP has to make clear its letter urging theater owners to play The Interview is NOT a plug for Hollywood. hollywoodreporter.com/news/republica…

Sony Hack: North Korea Proposes Joint Investigation

hollywoodreporter.com — SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @THR: Sony Hack: North Korea Proposes Joint Investigation thr.cm/5TStO5

Dec 20, 2014

Better yet, let Roger Goodell run it. RT @THR: Sony Hack: North Korea Proposes Joint Investigation thr.cm/5TStO5

Send Emails the Amy Pascal Way Using 'The Pascalizer'

hollywoodreporter.com — Have you ever wondered whether Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal would approve of your emails? You can now find out. Sort of. The New York Post has launched a site called The Pascalizer , which allows users to type in their own email messages.

'The Hobbit' Star Reveals Surprise Praise He Got From Scorsese and Shaq

hollywoodreporter.com — Manu Bennett has the terrifying villain thing down to a science. With The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, he's unleashing his final performance as the Orc king Azog, and is also set to reprise his role as Deathstroke on CW's Arrow.
Dec 20, 2014

'The Hobbit' Star Reveals Surprise Praise He Got From Scorsese and Shaq bit.ly/1JAxAmS

Sony Fires Back at Obama: "We Had No Choice" But to Cancel 'The Interview' Release

hollywoodreporter.com — After President Obama criticized Sony for the decision to shelve The Interview's release after theater chains decided not to show the film, the studio has issued a statement elaborating on the move. The statement reads: Sony Pictures Entertainment is and always has been strongly committed to the First Amendment.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @THR: New: Sony Fires Back at Obama - "We Had No Choice" But to Cancel 'The Interview' Release thr.cm/apQ3Fp

Dec 20, 2014

RT @TatianaSiegel27: Source tells me Sony surprised by Obama comments. Studio had many conversations w/ White House before movie pulled. hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-fire…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @THRMattBelloni: Now Sony suggests it will look for digital release of The Interview. Huh? thr.cm/apQ3Fp

Dec 19, 2014

RT @TatianaSiegel27: Source tells me Sony surprised by Obama comments. Studio had many conversations w/ White House before movie pulled. hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-fire…

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U.S. Seeks China's Help in Stopping North Korean Hackers

hollywoodreporter.com — The U.S. government has asked China to help in its efforts to stop cyberattacks. The New York Times reports that Obama's administration recently reached out to Chinese officials to request that they block North Korean hackers from launching attacks like the one last month on Sony Pictures.

Obama: Sony "Made a Mistake" Canceling 'The Interview' Release

hollywoodreporter.com — Just hours after the FBI confirmed that North Korea was behind the devastating cyberattack on Sony, President Barack Obama said at his end-of-the-year press conference that he thought Sony made a mistake in canceling the release of The Interview. "I think they made a mistake," the president said.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @THR: Obama: U.S. Will Respond to North Korea Cyberattack thr.cm/LpJ8a4

Dec 19, 2014

RT @THR: Obama on Sony Canceling 'The Interview' Release: "I Think They Made a Mistake" thr.cm/raWv5j

Dec 19, 2014

RT @THR: Obama on Sony hack: "Imagine if, instead of being a cyber threat, someone had broken into their offices?" thr.cm/lsdiRE

Dec 19, 2014

RT @THR: Obama on Sony Canceling 'The Interview' Release: "I Think They Made a Mistake" thr.cm/raWv5j

Dec 19, 2014

RT @THRMattBelloni: Devastating for Sony RT @THR: Obama on Sony Canceling 'The Interview' Release: "I Think They Made a Mistake" thr.cm/raWv5j

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Madonna Releases 6 Songs from New Album: "Consider These an Early Christmas Gift"

hollywoodreporter.com — One Madonna surprise follows another, as the 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. The arrival of the pre-order and its songs on Dec.

Box Office: 'Hobbit' Battles Toward $80 Million, 'Annie' Prospects Upbeat Friday

hollywoodreporter.com — The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies continues to do strong business at the box office Friday, on its way to easily topping the domestic box office. The final installment in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy should earn another $15 million Friday, adding to its current domestic total to $34.4 million (the film opened Wednesday).

Why Oscar Doesn't Favor Redheads

hollywoodreporter.com — At last month's Governors Awards, Liam Neeson rose to pay tribute to the legendary Maureen O'Hara and, as if confessing a schoolboy crush, testified, "She started in black-and-white films and later became the queen of Technicolor, leaving us mesmerized not just by her performances but by her fiery red hair and gorgeous green eyes."
Dec 20, 2014

RT @janicebmin: Can a redhead win an Oscar? Maybe if your film is black & white, says @gkilday in his analysis of gingers and awards http:/…

Now on Netflix: 'The Honorable Woman' and 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones'

hollywoodreporter.com — Season 1 of The Honorable Woman is now available on Netflix, as of Dec. 18. The eight-episode miniseries is a Middle East espionage thriller starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein. Stein is a high-profile Anglo-Israeli business woman who inherits her father's company.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @THR: Now on Netflix: 'The Honorable Woman' and 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' thr.cm/kQFTBF pic.twitter.com/w9K7HdioQT