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President Obama Telling Sony it ‘Made a Mistake’ Draws Mixed Social Media Reaction

15 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

From Hollywood stars to media experts, many people were quick to chime in on President Barack Obama chastising Sony for pulling “The Interview” from theaters in the wake of the recent crippling cyberattack.

Obama sympathized with Sony’s plight during a press conference Friday, but he was firm in his stance that not releasing the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy following two journalists charged with assassinating North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was a mistake.

See photos: Sony Hack Attack Timeline: From First Cyberbreach and Leaks to ‘The Interview’ Dropped (Photos)

“I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced … having said all that, »

- Alicia Banks

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Hollywood Reacts to Sony Canceling 'The Interview'

17 December 2014 6:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures gave in to demands today and pulled The Interview from theaters, after hackers threatened a 9-11-style attack on any theater showing the film. Despite the fact that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a statement stating there was no evidence of a terrorist plot against U.S. movie theaters that are screening The Interview, Sony gave theater owners the option to break contractual agreements and pull the film, most of which chose to do so. Later, Sony said they were choosing to cancel The Interview "in light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors to not show the film."

"Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale - »

- MovieWeb

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Hollywood Hits Twitter To Vent Anger About ‘The Interview’ Being Pulled

17 December 2014 6:06 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Reaction from the show business community to Sony scrapping the theatrical release for The Interview has been swift and largely negative. Judd Apatow took to Twitter to vent his outrage over the move, calling it “disgraceful,” and Jimmy Kimmel replied to that tweet, calling the decision to pull the pic was “an un-American act of cowardice.” Steve Carell, who saw New Regency cancel his North Korea-set movie project today, said it’s a “sad day for creative expression.”

No shortage of other Hollywood types are airing their views in 140 characters or less. We’ll update this post, so refresh for the latest:

All joking aside, we just gave a comfy foothold to censorship & it doesn't get any better from this point on. #TheInterview

Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 18, 2014

Really hard to believe this is the response to a threat to freedom of expression here in America. #TheInterview

Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) December »

- The Deadline Team

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Did You Watch President Obama Take Over Hosting Duties on 'The Colbert Report' Last Night?

9 December 2014 8:24 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

He doesn't play the saxophone like Bill Clinton did on the Arsenio Hall show (sunglasses in tow) many years ago, but current president Barack Obama did hold his own, likely trumping acts by previous presidents, when he essentially took over "The Colbert Report" last night, after a challenge by the host, insisting that no one else could do his job, as only Colbert would.  "Stephen, you've been taking a lot of shots at my job. I've decided to go ahead and take a shot at yours," the Potus said to Colbert, then telling him to get out of his was, as he sat down at the anchor desk and took over Colbert's "The Word" segment, renaming it "The »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Why Are There No Women Late-Night Talk Show Hosts?

5 December 2014 4:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

See if you can figure out what these 10 performers have in common: Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Drew Carey, Jim Gaffigan, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, John Mayer, and Kunal Nayyar.

Well, for one thing, they were all recently announced as guest hosts on CBS' "The Late Late Show" for the three-month interval between the end of Craig Ferguson's tenure (on Dec. 19) and the beginning of James Corden's.

And, for another thing, they're all guys.

There have been a lot of complaints, especially in the last year, that late-night TV is a sausage fest, but it's become especially apparent once again in the last few days. Really, CBS couldn't find one funny woman to sit at the "Late Late Show" desk, even for just a week?

Well, okay, actually, they found five of them. That would be the panel from CBS daytime chat show "The Talk" -- Julie Chen, »

- Gary Susman

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Michael Davis: The Black Hollywood Shuffle

17 November 2014 2:30 PM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

The image of Icon to the left was on Arsenio Hall’s Facebook page last week. There’s a funny story behind that. Well, its funny to me.

I like Arsenio. I like him a lot. I’ve met him a few times but we are by no means boys. Whenever I see him I’d like to think he remembers me but I think he’s just being polite. Each and every time I run into him, what strikes me is how polite and straight up real the man is.

Polite, straight up and real is raised to another level by a woman of his staff. What level? Putting it as politely as I can, she’s a straight up bitch, for real.

That level.

I was invited to the Arsenio show some months ago. Guests on the show that day included Don Cheadle and Billy D. Williams. It »

- Michael Davis

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The Celebrity Apprentice Season 14 Contestants Revealed

6 November 2014 10:06 AM, PST | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Celebrity Apprentice is back on January 4th, and it looks like another unbelievable season pitting celebrities of varying (and questionable) “List” rankings against each other in a series of “events” that mean nothing beyond who can sucker in the most other celebrities to donate money.

That may sound negative, but overall the show is one of my favorites, and one that I can’t support enough. Now, it isn’t that I enjoy watching the bizarre clashes between people you forgot existed, people who have to be identified to justify their celebrity status, and people dumb enough to show up because they were only invited for their hate-watch draw. The show occasionally has something interesting going on in the weekly contest, but the general “celebrities are just as nuts as the regular people we con into signing up for this,” appeal doesn’t really work for me. No, it »

- Marc Eastman

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Kate Gosselin, Kevin Jonas and 2 Real Housewives Join Celebrity Apprentice

4 November 2014 8:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Eager to hear someone say, "Kate Gosselin, you're fired?" You may just get your chance! The infamous mother of eight will join the cast of Celebrity Apprentice, which is returning to NBC on Jan. 4 before settling into its regular time slot on Mondays. The late Joan Rivers is also set to appear in two of the upcoming episodes. Since she won the second season, she will return as an advisor, as will Piers Morgan, Bret Michaels, John Rich, Arsenio Hall and Trace Adkins. The rest of the cast of Season 7, which was unveiled on Today, includes musician Kevin Jonas, Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen, »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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Kate Gosselin, Kevin Jonas and 2 Real Housewives Join Celebrity Apprentice

4 November 2014 8:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Eager to hear someone say, "Kate Gosselin, you're fired?" You may just get your chance! The infamous mother of eight will join the cast of Celebrity Apprentice, which is returning to NBC on Jan. 4 before settling into its regular time slot on Mondays. The late Joan Rivers is also set to appear in two of the upcoming episodes. Since she won the second season, she will return as an advisor, as will Piers Morgan, Bret Michaels, John Rich, Arsenio Hall and Trace Adkins. The rest of the cast of Season 7, which was unveiled on Today, includes musician Kevin Jonas, Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen, »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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New 'Celebrity Apprentice' Cast Revealed

4 November 2014 2:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Boardroom brawls are back! Donald Trump unveiled the newest cast of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" this morning, and he promised that he'd "never had a cast that hated each other more than this cast."

The reality competition show returns after a two-year hiatus in early January. This season will feature the late Joan Rivers, who won a previous season, as a guest judge. On "Today," Trump acknowledged that he considered editing the comedian out, but "I think she would have liked it that way."

The cast is a "who's (that?) who" of '80s and '90s-era names, some of whom are famous and some who are in the infamous category. They are: Olympic gold medal snowboarder Jamie Anderson Former baseball player Johnny Damon Actress Vivica A. Fox TV personality Leeza Gibbons Brandi Glanville of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Kate Gosselin of "Kate Plus 8" Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Sig Hansen »

- Kelly Woo

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Watch: Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th on The Arsenio Hall Show

29 October 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

“The term ‘deranged sociopath’ gets thrown around a lot by the media these days,” Arsenio Hall said in 1989 when introducing Jason Voorhees on his show, “but it really applies to my next guest.” This was the year of Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan, and a peak-of-his-popularity Jason came out to a nice round of applause. Then he sat down and sat behind his expressionless mask barely moving while Arsenio fired off a barrage of questions to the silent hulk. “I see all your movies man, and you know what I’ve noticed?” No response. “You’re angry.” It’s […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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Kelsey Grammer, Arsenio Hall, Wilson Phillips Confirmed For UCLA’s 2014 Visionary Ball

28 October 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The stars will come out in support of UCLA’s 2014 Visionary Ball which benefits the Department of NeurosurgeryOn Thursday, October 30th, 2014, dinner, awards and entertainment begin at 7:00p.m. at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Award (Boss) is one of the honorees, as Arsenio Hall will emcee the Event, and iconic pop group Wilson Phillips will be performing.The Visionary Ball raises critical funds and awareness in support of our patients who face the most complex neurological disorders of this era. Millions of Americans battle disorders of the brain and spine each year, and these disorders have […] »

- April Neale

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Sherri Shepherd Pokes Fun at Rosie O'Donnell, New 'View' Set

28 October 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Former View co-host Sherri Shepherd returned to ABC on Tuesday and joked about The View's new co-hosts and set. Appearing on Good Morning America to talk about her role in Cinderella on Broadway, Shepherd, who looked particularly happy and energetic, noted that both Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg had come to see the show, sharing impressions of both of her former colleagues. After Gma co-host Robin Roberts noted that Shepherd had impersonated two of the View hosts, Shepherd went into an impression of Rosie O'Donnell. Read more Sherri Shepherd's Last 'View': Crying, Chanting, Arsenio Hall She began

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- Hilary Lewis

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Elizabeth Taylor & Michael Jackson at Her Final Wedding: Never-Before-Seen Photos

21 October 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It was the eighth - and final - trip she would ever make down the aisle. And now, for the first time, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation has released photos of Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky's lavish 1991 wedding at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch exclusively to People. This inside look commemorates People's Oct. 21, 1991, cover story on the biggest and most media-saturated wedding in Hollywood history. (Remember, this was in the days before weddings like George and Amal Clooney's and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's.) In the photos, the blushing, bronzed bride is dressed in a pale yellow »

- K.C. Baker @kcbaker77777

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Buster Jones, Voice Actor on ‘Super Friends,’ Dies at 71

17 September 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Buster Jones, an actor on Hanna-Barbera’s “Super Friends” cartoon, which ran on ABC on Saturday mornings fr0m 1973-76, died on Sept. 16 in North Hollywood, Calif. He was 71.

He is probably best known from his role as Black Vulcan in “Super Friends” (the 1980-2 version, which was the fifth incarnation of the series).

The actor also played Blaster in “The Transformers,” Doc in “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” and Winston Zeddemore in “The Real Ghostbusters” (subbing in for Arsenio Hall) and later in “Extreme Ghostbusters.”

While “Super Friends” featured the superheroes of the DC comicbook world, Jones’ character Black Vulcan was a creation of Hanna-Barbera.

Edward L. “Buster” Jones was born in Paris, Tennessee. “I got out of Paris by playing music,” he told Marc Tyler Nobleman in a 2011 interview.

Jones went to Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, then played in a series of bands, including in London. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Stars React to the Death of Joan Rivers

4 September 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Rip Joan Rivers

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the age of 81.

"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends," her daughter Melissa Rivers confirmed in a statement. "My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."

Below, read a few celeb reactions to the passing of the comedy legend.

"[She was] obviously a hugely influential gal," Robert Downey Jr said at the Toronto Film Festival. "Our thoughts are with her family."

"I was just simply fond of her," Sarah Jessica Parker told Et at Gareth Pugh featured at Lexus Design Disrupted, which kicked off fashion week on Thursday. "And though she had experienced more years than some of us, I still felt »

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Seth Meyers, Larry King, and more express condolences for Joan Rivers

4 September 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

This afternoon, news broke of Joan Rivers’ death. Celebrities, media outlets, and friends have been offering their condolences on Twitter and social media and sharing their best memories of the late comedienne:

.@Joan_Rivers was a dear & wonderful friend who I've known for 45yrs. Great guest, pal, comedian & mother. We will never see her likes again— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 04, 2014

#RIPJoanRivers #Legend— Ken Baker (@kenbakernow) September 04, 2014

Joan was a classic New Yorker. Her wit, style, moxie, feminist trailblazing, and quiet philanthropy made her a legend. #RIPJoanRivers— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) September 04, 2014

we lost a »

- Teresa Jue

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Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace Officially Join Panel of ABC's ‘The View’

3 September 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace have officially joined moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell on the upcoming 18th season of “The View.” The two women join returning co-host Rosie O'Donnell and Season 17's sole-surviving moderator Whoopi Goldberg, taking over the seats vacated by Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy in early August. While McCarthy and Shepherd's departures were confirmed in June, ABC refused to speculate about potential replacements. However, TheWrap learned the network actually tested a shortlist of replacement candidates in August. Wallace was among those women who tested with the network, but Perez was not. See video: Sherri Shepherd's Final ‘View’ Episode: Tears, »

- Travis Reilly and Linda Ge

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The Total Divas Stars Hang With Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, Betty White and More—See Their Celebrity Friends!

2 September 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Even though the ladies of Total Divas are famous across the world for their WWE fame, that doesn't mean they never get star-struck from time to time! The Divas come across celebrities and rub shoulders with A-listers in various settings; Brie Bella and Nikki Bella starred in Trey Songz' music video "Na Na" while Summer Rae recently made her debut in Hollywood by being the first WWE Diva to star in a movie—The Marine 4: Moving Target! Nattie hung out with Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and Summer Rae posed for a picture with Dennis Haskins (aka Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell), while Eva Marie and Ariane got cozy with talk show host Arsenio Hall. The Bella twins have also been seen »

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Prince Releasing Two New Studio Albums on Same Day

25 August 2014 6:52 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Prince is back in prolific mode: The purple one announced Monday that he will release two new albums on Sept. 29, one of them by his new band, 3rd Eye Girl. The Prince album, “Art Official Age,” and the 3rd Eye Girl album, “Plectrumelectrum,” will both be released on Sept 29. The albums will also be accompanied by a series of “very special events taking place globally,” according to a news release. Also read: ‘Arsenio Hall Show’ Gets Big Ratings Boost From Prince The albums mark Prince's return after 18 years to Warner Bros. Records, which released the classics “Dirty Mind,” “1999,” »

- Tim Molloy

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