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Sony Deletes 'The Interview' Social Media Pages

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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 Seth Rogen-James Franco 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. Read more Sony Hackers Appear to Mock FBI in Latest Message Meanwhile, the film's Twitter page still exists, but all of its tweets have been removed. A message reads: "@TheInterview hasn't tweeted yet." Sony, which suffered a cyberattack last month by

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Sony Deletes ‘The Interview’s’ Social Media Profiles in Wake of Hack, Movie’s Cancellation

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

Sony Pictures has wiped its social media profiles for “The Interview,” including the film’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

While the Twitter account still exists (likely as a placeholder for the film’s inevitable future release), it says “@TheInterview hasn’t tweeted yet,” which means that Sony deleted all of the previous tweets from that account. At last count, the account had approximately 35,000 followers on Twitter.

Also Read: Sony Hacking: North Korea Denies Cyber Attack, Warns U.S and Offers to Join Joint Probe

A Facebook page for “The Interview” was deleted completely. The page had more than 366,000 fans »

- Jeff Sneider

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Sony Hack: ‘The Interview’ Facebook, Twitter Accounts Are Deleted

4 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Facebook and Twitter pages for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Interview” — the satirical film at the center of North Korea’s alleged cyber-attack on the studio — were not accessible as of Saturday morning.

Via email, a Sony rep said that after the studio concluded it was not moving forward with the Christmas Day release date for the movie, “It was also then decided to work towards taking down respective promos and materials promoting the movie and the date in theaters.”

At last count, “The Interview” on Facebook had more than 366,000 followers, while the film’s Twitter account (@TheInterview) had 35,000 followers. The Twitter page for the Sony picture as of 9 a.m. Pacific time Saturday said “@TheInterview hasn’t tweeted yet,” indicating the account is inactive.

The developments come after a debilitating — and exhausting — four-week period for Sony Pictures. North Korea is responsible for the attack on the studio, the FBI announced Friday. »

- Todd Spangler

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Sony Hacking: North Korea Denies Cyber Attack, Warns U.S and Offers to Join Joint Probe

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

Denying it was behind the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures, North Korea warned the U.S. on Saturday that it would face “serious consequences” if it retaliates.

To prove its innocence, North Korea said it would be willing be part of a joint investigation with the U.S. to find and identify the hackers behind the hacking.

The message comes in response to President Obama’s statement Friday that the U.S. would retaliate for the hack attack, and was carried on North Korea’s state-run news service and attributed to a Foreign Ministry spokesman.

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- Todd Cunningham

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The Latest on The Interview's Trouble Release

7 hours ago | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Sony hack fallout continues to wreak havoc, but now it's not just about the latest email to be leaked. The movie at the heart of it all, The Interview, is suffering the consequences. The satirical comedy, which stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as an interviewer and his producer who are sent to murder reigning North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, was allegedly the reason hackers attacked Sony in the first place, and now, new threats have stopped the movie's release. While some theaters planned to show Team America: World Police in its place, Paramount Pictures has officially shut that down. Here's a rundown of the fallout in terms of the film. The hackers' latest threat talked about "a Christmas surprise" and 9/11. Earlier this week, the group who hacked into Sony, known as "Guardians of Peace," warned of a "Christmas surprise" and included the words, "The world will be full of fear. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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North Korea Claims It Is Not Responsible for Sony Attack, Wants Probe Investigation

7 hours ago | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Another day, another Sony development. North Korea is now claiming that it had nothing to do with the Sony Pictures attacks, which led to cringe-worthy email leaks and the cancellation of Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming comedy The Interview. An unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman says the country can prove its innocence, but the U.S. must also accept a joint probe investigation into the scandal. "The U.S. should bear in mind that it will face serious consequences in case it rejects our proposal for joint investigation and [...] »

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President Barack Obama: Sony 'Made a Mistake'

19 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

President Barack Obama weighed in on the Sony hacking scandal and the decision to cancel the release of The Interview during a press conference on Friday.

Sony Pictures pulled Seth Rogen and James Franco's movie about attempting to assassinate North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un after hackers who called themselves Guardians of Peace leaked embarrassing emails from top executives and producers, full-length movies and threatened Americans with 9/11-like attacks if they went to see the film. U.S. officials confirmed this week that North Korea was behind the cyber attack.

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"Sony's a corporation. It suffered significant damage. There were threats against some of its employees," President Obama said. "I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake."

Obama said that he wished that Sony had spoken to him before the cancellation was made.

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Sony Chief “Disappointed” By Obama Rebuke, Hollywood’s Cowed Silence

19 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Updated: Sony CEO Michael Lynton further contradicted President Obama’s criticism that Sony had “made a mistake” in handling the release of The Interview in his full sit-down with CNN on Friday. Obama said today that the studio did not come to him for help when cyberterrorists crippled the studio in a November hacking attack ordered by North Korea, but Lynton said the President was the mistaken one. “We definitely spoke to a senior advisor in the White House to talk about the situation,” he confirmed. “The White House was certainly aware of the situation.”

What’s more: Sony also consulted with the Us State Department before the November hacking attack to assess any potential political heat the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy might provoke. Lynton said Sony went to experts, think tanks, and the State Department “to get an understanding of whether or not there was a problem” with »

- Jen Yamato and Erik Pedersen

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‘The Interview’ Release Would Have Damaged Kim Jong Un Internally, Says Rand Expert Who Saw Movie At Sony’s Request

21 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Rand Corporation senior defense analyst Bruce Bennett, who says he was asked by Sony chief Michael Lynton to look at The Interview, said today the depiction of Kim Jong Un in the movie would have harmed the North Korean leader once the “elite” in his country got hold of the DVD and began sharing it. That’s why North Korea hacked Sony, he speculated.

A proportional response, to North Korea’s cyber attack on Sony, Bennett said, referencing President Obama’s comments this morning at his end-of-year news conference, would be to make certain the movie got released on DVD, so copies could find their way into North Korea.

“I think it should be released,” Bennett told CNN this afternoon. “Once [Kim Jong Un’s] elites see it, it’s going to have some effect, and it’s not going to be good for him. I think that’s what, in the end, they »

- Lisa de Moraes

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True Story Trailer: Watch James Franco And Jonah Hill Get Really Serious

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Fresh from almost bringing the world to the end with The Interview, James Franco has jumped straight back on the cinematic horse with the release of the trailer for True Story. Jonah Hill is also featured prominently in the clip, which shows the pair acting incredibly serious for a change. It looks promising. Jonah Hill has proved that he is more the capable of providing a nuanced yet complex performance in a drama, while it is also a reminder that James Franco can play creepy yet captivating with aplomb too. True Story revolves around Jonah Hill.s Michael Finkel, a disgraced New York Times journalist who finds that his identity has been taken on by James Franco.s character, a wanted killer. On the hunt for a story, Michael Finkel grows closer and closer to James Franco.s Christian Longo. But not only does he put himself in increasing danger, »

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Hustler Making a Porn Parody of Sony's The Interview (Take That, North Korean Hackers!)

22 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Take that, North Korean hackers! Following Sony's decision to not release their new film The Interview because of cyber-terrorist threats from hackers connected to North Korea, Hustler has just announced plans to make a porn version of the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy titled This Ain't the Interview XXX (seriously!). Much like the real movie, the X-rated porn parody will follow the story of two civilians who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate the leader of North Korea. Production on the skin flick will reportedly begin early next year. "I've spent a lifetime fighting for the First Amendment, and no foreign dictator is going to take away my right to free speech," Hustler »

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Neil Patrick Harris Makes His ‘Ahs’ Debut, Kim Kardashian Gives Her Mom a Reality Check + More in Today’s Last Lap

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American Horror Story finally gives us a peek at Neil Patrick Harris‘ character, Kris Jenner gets a brutal email from her daughter, Sony‘s CEO says: “We have not caved,” and more in Last Lap.

Check out the first peak of Nph behind the tent of the Freak Show. [Comic Book] Kim Kardashian tells momager Kris Jenner the ugly truth.

After spending an amazing morning at The Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment breakfast, and while I was in my car and hadn't even gotten home yet, my Lovely daughter @kimkardashian sent me this delightful email after she apparently saw my picture I wanted to share with you her special holiday cheer. #ithoughtilookedfab #cantdoanythingrightlol

Ein von @krisjenner gepostetes Foto am Dez 12, 2014 at 11:49 Pst

Sony’s CEO responds to President Obama regarding canceling The Interview. [Yahoo!] Ashley Benson and Ryan Good are splitsville after three years of on-and-off dating. [Us Weekly] Does Kim Kardashian »

- Taylor Ferber

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The Interview: Protecting Free Speech or the Bottom Line?

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Anghus Houvouras on The Interview: protecting free speech, or the bottom line..?

This Sony hacking scandal is unprecedented. Like a tiny snowball pushed from the precipice of a high peak picking up mass and speed as it rolls down wreaking havoc on all who come into contact with its massive, icy surface. An inescapable maelstrom of controversy and old school tabloid reveals about some of Hollywood’s biggest players. Reputations being dragged through the slushy wake. Careers buried deep beneath the debris as it levels everything in it’s path. The most frightening thing: there is no end in sight.

By now, everyone in the modern world has heard about the hackers who have crippled Sony, bludgeoning the mega-corporation with a construct of their own making: a data dump of their own information revealing abhorrent behavior and trade secrets. Earlier this week the hostilities took a dark turn as »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Sony’s Michael Lynton Says No VOD Distributor Will Show ‘The Interview’

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

Video on demand companies are declining to show “The Interview” after movie theaters pulled the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy from its original Dec. 25 release, Sony CEO Michael Lynton said on Friday.

“There has not been one major VOD or one major ecommerce site that has said they are willing to step forward and distribute this movie,” Lynton told CNN, presumably referring to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

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

Lynton struck a defiant tone while speaking to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria after »

- Linda Ge

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FBI Says North Korea Responsible for Sony Hack, President Obama Promises Retaliation

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Well, it's official. The North Korean government was behind the Sony hack, according to a statement released by the FBI on Friday. And President Obama isn't happy about it. "There is now enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions," the bureau said in a statement - confirming similar reports from U.S. officials on Wednesday. "North Korea's actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves and seek economic and social prosperity," the FBI statement said. "Such acts of intimidation »

- Michael Miller

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Sony Responds To President Obama’s Criticism: “We Had No Choice,” Still Hope To Release ‘The Interview’

23 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Update, 2:00Pm: Following a very public rebuke from President Obama for caving to terrorist demands, Sony Pictures said today it is committed to getting The Interview seen by audiences. Two days ago, a studio spokesperson basically said the movie was dead, telling Deadline, “Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film.” Here’s the studio’s official statement, on the heels of CEO Michael Lynton’s defensive appearance on CNN (read his remarks below):

Sony Pictures Entertainment is and always has been strongly committed to the First Amendment. For more than three weeks, despite brutal intrusions into our company and our employees’ personal lives, we maintained our focus on one goal: getting the film The Interview released. Free expression should never be suppressed by threats and extortion.

The decision not to move forward with the December 25 theatrical release of The Interview was made as a result »

- Jen Yamato

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Sony Blames Movie Theaters for ‘The Interview’ Decision: ‘We Had No Choice’

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

Sony Pictures placed the blame on movie theaters for “The Interview” being pulled.

“The decision not to move forward with the December 25 theatrical release of ‘The Interview’ was made as a result of the majority of the nation’s theater owners choosing not to screen the film,” said the studio in a statement to TheWrap. “This was their decision.”

The studio also reiterated that pulling the film was not caving into censorship. “Sony Pictures Entertainment is and always has been strongly committed to the First Amendment,” they continued. “For more than three weeks, despite brutal intrusions into our company and our employees’ personal lives, »

- Linda Ge

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Sony Hit With Fourth Class-Action Lawsuit Following Cyberattack

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

Sony Pictures Entertainment legal was hit with a fourth class-action lawsuit related to November hacks and attacks carried out against the studio for making the “The Interview,” Seth Rogen and James Franco‘s satirical assassination comedy.

The lawsuit was filed by two former It employees at the studio on Thursday at the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The plaintiffs, Michael Levine and Lionel Felix, claim Sony didn’t take adequate precautions to defend itself against a cyber-attack.

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

The filing claims the company »

- Travis Reilly

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President Obama Says Sony Made a Mistake Pulling The Interview

23 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

As you've probably all heard by now, Sony Pictures caved under the pressure that the hackers were putting on them, and they scrapped the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview. A lot of people were disappointed that the studio gave in to the terrorists' demands. After the studio made the announcement, they got the following response from the hackers:

"Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy. we still have your private and sensitive data”

The hackers then claim that they will “ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble. And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately."

These guys are seriously just bullies that are now exercising the power that Sony gave to them. Today, »

- Joey Paur

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President Obama Flubs Franco With Flacco

23 hours ago | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

When President Barack Obama addressed the nation Friday in regards to the Sony hacking scandal, he flubbed James Franco's name.

He accidentally called "The Interview" star James Flacco, merging the actor's first name with the Baltimore Ravens quarterback's last name.

"I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault on a movie studio because of a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco," Obama said. "I love Seth and I love James, but the notion that that was a threat to them, I think gives you ...

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