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D.C. Slams Sony for Canceling ‘The Interview’ (Video)

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Outrage toward Sony didn’t reside only in Hollywood Wednesday, as DC heavyweights also lashed out at the movie studio for canceling “The Interview.”

Also read: Hollywood Outraged at Sony’s Decision to Dump ‘The Interview’

Newt Gingrich, who self-labeled himself an American historian during his 2012 presidential run, marked Sony caving as a historic first in American history.

No one should kid themselves. With the Sony collapse America has lost its first cyberwar. This is a very very dangerous precedent.

Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) December 17, 2014

.@RobLowe it wasn’t the hackers who won, it was the terrorists and almost certainly the North Korean dictatorship, »

- Jordan Chariton

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John McCain Rips Sony ‘Interview’ Cancellation As ‘Troubling Precedent’

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Arizona Sen. John McCain ripped Sony Pictures Entertainment on Thursday for creating a “troubling precedent” in cancelling the release of  “The Interview.”

“Recently reported intelligence findings that North Korea directed cyber-attacks at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Pictures’ decision to cancel the release of an upcoming movie in reaction to those cyber-attacks, are profoundly troubling,” said McCain in a statement.

“By effectively yielding to aggressive acts of cyber-terrorism by North Korea, that decision sets a troubling precedent that will only empower and embolden bad actors to use cyber as an offensive weapon even more aggressively in the future.” he added. »

- Ira Teinowitz

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Bill O’Reilly Declares ‘We Won’ the ‘War on Christmas’ (Video)

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Bill O’Reilly and his Fox News colleagues have “won” the “War on Christmas,” according to O’Reilly.

The “O’Reilly Factor” host, who said he’s been leading the charge for a decade, made the declaration on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Wednesday

Also Read: ‘Fox & Friends’ Interviews ‘Santa’ About Supposed War on Christmas

“This is true. This is the only year we have not had a store that commanded its employees not to say Merry Christmas,” O’Reilly bragged. “It’s over. We won.”

“Congratulations,” Meyers told the conservative TV host, who he described as the “Paul »

- Greg Gilman

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Stephen Colbert Holds Epic Yard Sale, Unveils Super-Creepy Self-Portrait on Studio Roof (Video)

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Stephen Colbert is taking his Comedy Central show coming to an end way better than the rest of us are.

To open his penultimate “Colbert Report,” the conservative character simply announced: “This is my last show that isn’t my last show.”

Also Read: 14 Late Night TV Hosts Ranked by Popularity (Photos)

And to get rid of all of the crap one compiles over the course of nine years in the same studio, Colbert did the most American thing he could think of: He held a yard sale.

The actual Canadian sold all of his artifacts and props for a »

- Tony Maglio

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Sam Smith’s Debut Album Sells Over One Million Copies in Both Us and UK

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Sam Smith, a breakout singer of 2014, has become the first artist to sell a million albums in both the United Kingdom and United States of America this year.

The Official Charts Company announced the achievement on Thursday, shortly after Smith’s “The Lonely Hour” passed the 1 million landmark in the U.K., and Nielsen Music confirmed it sold over a million copies in the U.S., too.

Also Read: Sam Smith Talks Coming Out as Gay Before Album Release: ‘It Felt Like the Brave Thing to Do (Video)

Smith’s debut Joins Taylor Swift‘s “1989” and the “Frozen” sound track »

- Greg Gilman

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‘The Interview’ Replaced at Dallas Theater by ‘Team America: World Police’

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The Alamo Drafthouse was totally going to show “The Interview,” threats or no threats. But now that Sony Pictures has pulled its Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy completely, the Dallas theater is going with Plan B: a free screening of “Team America: World Police.”

The Texas movie house provided a pretty simple explanation for the substitution via Twitter: “Because America, F Yeah,” it wrote.

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

Sony yanked the Christmas release — and any possibilities of a future offering — of its newest comedy on Wednesday, »

- Tony Maglio

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