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Obama on Sony Hack: "I Might Have Called the Movie Theater Chains"

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President Obama appeared on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday to discuss Sony's decision to cancel The Interview's release. He told Candy Crowley that, had he been in contact with Sony execs, he could have personally reached out to the theater chains that dropped the film after hackers threatened a 9/11-style attack. Read more Could Sony Have Released 'The Interview' If It Wanted? "I was pretty sympathetic to the fact that they have business considerations that they got to make," Obama said about Sony. "Had they talked to me directly about this decision, I might have called the

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Tom Brokaw Says His "Cancer is in Remission"

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Tom Brokaw had some good news to share on Sunday morning, telling his NBC News colleagues that his multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, is in remission. "The cancer is in remission and I will shortly go on a drug maintenance regimen to keep it there," Brokaw wrote in a note to his "NBC family." He kept his remarks about the disease brief, saying that he was reminded last weekend that whatever challenges he faced didn't compare to those who served in the military during the Battle of the Bulge. Brokaw, who served

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Sony Hack Debacle Renews Talk of Studio Sale

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The massive negative publicity heaped upon Sony Pictures Entertainment in the wake of the devastating computer hack has renewed long-simmering questions about whether its Japanese parent company will sell the unit.  A year ago, analysts were speculating that Sony Pictures was worth about $10 billion, which would amount to 44 percent of the entire market capitalization of parent Sony Corp., based on the closing price of shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. For several months this year, Sony was under pressure from activist investor Daniel Loeb to offload all or part of the Los Angeles-based film and TV

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'Saturday Night Live' Sets Kevin Hart to Host

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Kevin Hart is heading back to Saturday Night Live. The show announced during its latest episode that the comedic star will host Jan. 17. It will be the first new episode of the year. Read more Sony Postpones Kevin Hart 'Wedding Ringer' Press Junket Amid Hack This will mark the Ride Along star's second time hosting. He previously fronted a March 2013 episode, when Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the musical guests. Hart, who recently defended himself after Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper referred to him as a "whore" in a leaked email, will host the show on the day after

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Kim Jong Un Joins Weekend Update

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Saturday Night Live's cast quickly learned that Kim Jong Un just might be off-limits as a subject for parody. SNL castmember Bobby Moynihan appeared on the Dec. 20 episode's Weekend Update as the North Korean leader, who has been making headlines lately due to the Sony hacking scandal. Read more Mike Myers' Dr. Evil Mocks Sony Hack on 'SNL' Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost warned Moynihan during the segment that pretending to be Kim Jong Un might not be such a great idea, and sure enough, a number of red dots from sniper guns were promptly aiming at Moynihan's chest.  Moynihan quickly cut the bit short, and he wasn't

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Fox News Goes Dark on Dish in Carriage Standoff

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Two Fox channels have gone dark to Dish customers. The current deal between Dish and 21st Century Fox expired on Saturday at midnight, and contract negotiations between them have stalled. This means that Fox News and Fox Business are not currently available on the satellite TV provider. Read more CBS, Dish Reach Multiyear Deal, Settle AutoHop Litigation Fox News Channel executive vice president of distribution Tim Carry issued the following statement: "It is disappointing that, after nearly two decades without a blackout, Fox News Channel has been blocked by Dish Network. We care deeply about our viewers and hope that they will

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Mike Myers' Dr. Evil Mocks Sony Hack on 'SNL'

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Dr. Evil is worried that Sony Pictures and North Korea are giving evildoers a bad name.  Saturday Night Live alum Mike Myers made a surprise appearance as the character on the show this weekend, where he mocked the Sony hacking scandal.  Watch more 5 Best 'SNL' Sketches Mocking North Korea Dr. Evil claimed that the hackers should have had a loftier goal than just getting The Interview pulled from theaters. "It's easy to kill a movie — just move it to January," he said.  He also made fun of the hacking group Guardians of Peace for their poorly chosen name.

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