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Sony Hackers Issue New Threat In Wake ‘The Interview’ Cancellation, Says CNN

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Hackers issued a new threat to Sony in the wake of the cancelling of “The Interview,” CNN said.

Reporter Brian Stelter said Sony received an email that appeared to come from the so-called Guardians of Peace, and the person who called himself the head of #Gop:

“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” and claims 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, »


- Sharon Waxman and Jordan Chariton

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Former China Ambassador Jon Huntsman Talks ‘The Interview’ Disaster: ‘Deliver It to the People’ (Video)

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Former Utah governor and former U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr. joined a number of politicians urging Sony Pictures Entertainment to release “The Interview,” despite terrorist threats from hackers that may be linked to North Korea.

“I think we do what we do best, which is, you make a good movie, you say you’re going to deliver it to the people, and you deliver it to the people,” Huntsman, a 2012 presidential candidate, told TMZ in a video released Friday. “You don’t let anybody stand in your way.”

Also Read: Newest Sony Leak Reveals 50 Scripts From Michael »


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Hulu Lands Exclusive Streaming Rights to FX’s ‘Fargo’

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On Thursday, FX and Hulu announced a deal that would bring FX Productions to the popular streaming service. A day later, a deal with MGM shored up the exclusive online rights for the cable channel’s hit series “Fargo.”

Here’s the press release, more to come:

Hulu and MGM have expanded their streaming video on demand (Svod) relationship, the two companies announced today. The deal grants Hulu exclusive streaming rights to this year’s Golden Globe® nominated and Emmy®-Award Winning Miniseries Fargo. All episodes of the first installment of the hit show will be available to stream on »


- Tony Maglio

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Stephen Collins to Katie Couric: ‘I’m Absolutely Not Physically or Sexually Attracted to Children’ (Video)

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Katie Couric got straight to the point in her Yahoo exclusive with actor Stephen Collins.

“Are you a pedophile?” Couric asked.

“I do not fit either the clinical or dictionary definition of it,” Collins responded.  Collins went on to describe a “distortion” in his thinking that made him act out by abusing young children, but vowed he was never actually attracted to young children.

Also Read: ‘7th Heaven’ Dad Stephen Collins Admits to Abusing Underage Girls: ‘I Did Something Terribly Wrong’

“I remember talking about this once with a therapist and the therapist assuring me these incidents were such tha… »


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Jimmy Kimmel Shows Best ‘Unnecessary Censorship’ Moments of 2014 (Video)

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This week in “Unnecessary Censorship,” Jimmy Kimmel showed the best bleeped out moments of the year.

Highlights from the ABC late-night show segment include vice president Joe Biden telling a senior citizen, “My mother reached out and grabbed Barack’s d–k and said, ‘It’s okay, honey. Come with me.'”

See video: Stephen Colbert Cheats Death in Star-Studded Final Episode of ‘The Colbert Report

The video compilation also turned Taylor Swift‘s record setting sales of “1989” into something much dirtier.

Watch the video.

Read original story Jimmy Kimmel Shows Best ‘Unnecessary Censorship’ Moments of 2014 (Video) At TheWrap »


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’90 Day Fiancé': Brett’s Mom Doesn’t Want Him to Marry Daya (Exclusive Video)

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The day before your wedding should be all about getting ready for the big day.

But when Brett’s mom pays a visit, she makes it clear she is not impressed with her son’s bride-to-be.

In TheWrap‘s exclusive video, airing Sunday on TLC, you can see the smackdown between Daya and Brett’s mom, Dawn.

Also Read: ’90 Day Fiance’s’ Ryan Fears His Sister-In-Law Is After a Green Card (Exclusive Video)

“What I’ve said to Brett today needed to be said,” Dawn said. “I don’t want him to get married.”

That of course didn’t fly »


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Chris Rock Compares ‘Top Five’ to ‘The Interview': ‘We Almost Don’t Kill Any Koreans’ (Video)

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Chris Rock stopped by “The Daily Show” Thursday to promote his film “Top Five,” while also taking the opportunity to fire several shots right back at North Korea for hacking Sony Pictures and causing the canceled release of rival film “The Interview.”

“My movie is very Korean friendly,” Rock joked. “We almost don’t kill any Koreans.”

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

“I can’t wait to see ‘The Interview,'” Rock added.

When Stewart asked if the stand-up legend thinks the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy will ever come out, »


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Robert Duvall and Alejandro Inarritu Added to Lineup of Palm Springs Honorees

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Actor Robert Duvall and director Alejandro G. Inarritu are the latest additions to the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival’s lineup of honorees, Psiff organizers announced on Friday.

Duvall, who was recently nominated for Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for his supporting performance in “The Judge,” will receive the Icon Award at the festival’s annual Awards Gala, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3 in the desert resort town east of Los Angeles.

See photos: 22 Biggest Snubs and Surprises: 2015 SAG Awards Nominations (Photos)

Inarritu will receive the Director of the Year Award at the same event for his film “Birdman, »


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Joe Scarborough Goes Bonkers on Hollywood, Mika Brzezinski Blasts George Clooney (Video)

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The “Morning Joe” duo expressed strong opinions Friday in the aftermath of the cancelation of “The Interview” and ongoing developments in the Sony cyberattack.

Also Read: Newest Sony Leak Reveals 50 Scripts From Michael Lynton’s Inbox

“”I really am stunned that everybody’s capitulated, that Hollywood’s capitulated, that movie theaters have capitulated,” Joe Scarborough said.  “We can’t let tyrannical governments, tyrannical weak governments across the world, dictate what movies we’re going to show on the Upper West Side!”

Also Read: Sony’s Amy Pascal Teams With Al Sharpton, Black Activists to Combat Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity »


- Jordan Chariton

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Newest Sony Leak Reveals Fifty Scripts From Michael Lynton’s Inbox

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Over 50 screenplays for Sony films have leaked online just three days after studio chief Michael Lynton‘s email inbox was uploaded to file sharing sites, according to media reports.

The titles account for past and future projects, from Kevin Hart‘s “Wedding Ringer” to a Scott Rudin-produced “Little House on the Prairie” update.

Also Read: Sony Hack: Hollywood Studios Rebuff MPAA Request to Publicly Support Sony

Reps for Sony have not yet returned TheWrap’s request for comment.

Read the full list of leaked scripts:

Unreleased movies:

“Hotel Transylvania 2″ [Third draft]

“Smurfs 3″

“Catfight”

“5th Wave”

“Annie”

“The Black Phantom

“Inferno”

“Invertigo »


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Jason Reitman’s Live Read of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Gets a Surprise Guest: Mark Hamill

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Jason Reitman unveiled a surprise at his live reading of “The Empire Strikes Back” on Thursday night, and the crowd that packed the Ace Theater in downtown Los Angeles couldn’t have been more excited if he’d shown footage from the new “Star Wars” movie that’s due to open a year from now.

Reitman’s surprise, though, looked back rather than forward. After he’d introduced the cast that would be doing one of the celebrated live reads that Reitman regularly stages for Film Independent – a cast that included Aaron Paul as Luke Skywalker, J.K. Simmons as Darth Vader, »


- Steve Pond

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‘The Hobbit’ Star Orlando Bloom Wants to Make Porno Elven Spinoff (Video)

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Orlando Bloom‘s Legolas brought a whole new level of sexiness to Peter Jackson‘s “Lord of the Rings” films. So it’s no surprise that there was quite a raucous response on “Conan” Thursday night when the “Hobbit” star suggested he wanted to make an elven pornographic spinoff.

The suggestion came after he gave a sincere response to O’Brien’s question about the possibility of a return to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Middle-earth” in additional movies. Bloom explained that the rights had only been released for “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit,” and so it was unlikely. »


- Jason Hughes

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Stephen Colbert Cheats Death in Star-Studded Final Episode of ‘The Colbert Report’

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After nine years on his own show, and even longer as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” Stephen Colbert finally bid farewell to his conservative pundit alter ego in the final episode of “The Colbert Report” Thursday night on Comedy Central.

“If this is your first time tuning in to ‘The Colbert Report,’ I have some terrible news,” he said. “This is in fact your last time tuning in to ‘The Colbert Report.'”

It was a star-studded farewell for the long-time host when Colbert broke into a goodbye song. He was joined on-stage by many of his favorite past guests including Jon Stewart, »


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‘Smash’ Marilyn Monroe Musical ‘Bombshell’ Comes to Broadway for One Night Benefit

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“Bombshell” is finally coming to Broadway, for real. The musical set within the world of NBC’s “Smash” is getting a real Broadway debut in a one-night-only benefit performance, according to Playbill. The event is expected to feature cast members from “Smash” reprising their performances, including the drama’s original Marilyn Monroe, Megan Hilty.

Smash” took viewers behind the scenes of the fictional musical production “Bombshell,” the story of Marilyn Monroe. Throughout its two-seasons run, there were 22 original songs and choreographed musical numbers for “Bombshell” presented. While not all of them made the final cut on televison, all 22 will make it to the stage. »


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Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart, Jennifer Lopez Among Inaugural ‘People Magazine Awards’ Winners

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Every week on newsstands People magazine takes a look at the world of entertainment and the people who bring it to life. For the first time, that celebration exploded beyond the pages of the magazine onto our television screens as NBC broadcast the inaugural “People Magzine Awards.”

The two-hour NBC special was hosted by Nick Cannon and featured performances from 5 Seconds of Mars and “The Voice” coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, while Adam Levine performed with Maroon 5.

There were no repeat winners across fourteen categories, making for a fun and varied broadcast. Jennifer Aniston took home top honors »


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‘White Collar’ Series Finale: Is Neal Caffrey Free?

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Spoiler Alert: Don’t read if you haven’t watched Thursday’s episode of “White Collar,” titled “Au Revoir,” and don’t want to be spoiled.

USA Network’s “White Collar” series finale Thursday finally answered the long-standing question of the buddy cop drama: Does Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) earn his freedom?

Yes, he does.

Caffrey pulled off his biggest con yet, faking his own death, unbeknownst to his fellow partner Mozzie (Willie Garson) and FBI handler-turned-friend Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) .

The final scene shows a carefree Caffrey strolling through Paris, the destination he longed to see again. Seeing Caffrey take in the cobbled streets, »


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New Cosby Accuser Says She Blacked Out for 2 Days After Comedian Drugged Her (Video)

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Yet another woman has come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of drugging and possibly taking advantage of her.

On an episode of “Dr. Phil” airing on Friday, the talk show had seven of Cosby’s accusers for guests, including a woman who was identified only as Lisa who said that she was drugged by the famous comedian more than two decades ago.

Lisa had built a friendship with Cosby after being called to audition for him when she was a model in the 1980s.

“I was very excited to go and see him,” Lisa told Dr. Phil. “I was starstruck. »


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‘Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal in Negotiations to Join Matt Damon in Great Wall Movie (Exclusive)

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Game of Thrones” breakout star Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to join Matt Damon in Legendary’s untitled Great Wall historical epic, multiple individuals with knowledge of the project have told TheWrap.

Visionary Chinese director Zhang Yimou is set to make his English-language debut with the film, which follows an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.

Damon remains in negotiations to star in the Great Wall movie, which is expected to be the largest film ever shot entirely in China.

Production is set to begin in the spring 2015, as Universal Pictures »


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Bill Cosby Attorney Blasts MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson as ‘Mean-Spirited,’ ‘Reckless’ (Video)

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Bill Cosby‘s attorney issued a new statement on Thursday that took aim at MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson, who had accused the embattled comedian on Wednesday of “raping” the black community.

Attorney John P. Schmitt called Dyson’s comments “mean-spirited” and “reckless” in a statement for TheWrap.

Michael Eric Dyson, who has been a persistent critic of Mr. Cosby’s call for responsibility in the African-American community, has stated that Mr. Cosby’s request for neutrality is part of what he calls Mr. Cosby’s ‘rape [of the ] entire black community.’ Mr. Cosby understands that Mr. Dyson does not agree with Mr. »


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Sony Offers Identity Theft Protection to Hacked Screen Actors Guild Members

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Sony Pictures has extended its offer for free identity theft prevention services beyond its employees to members of the Screen Actors Guild, and two other unions covering writers and directors.

In a letter sent Friday evening, the studio acknowledged its “widely reported” hack, also indicating that “compromised data may include certain personally identifiable information about current and former employees of Sony and Spe affiliated companies. This potentially includes SAG-aftra members who have worked or are working on Sony productions.”

Utilizing the same service offered to its staffers, Sony will pay for one year of ID monitoring services for guild members »


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