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Obama tells America to 'go to the movies'


In an interview with ABC News that aired Wednesday, President Barack Obama addressed the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. He recognized the severity of the situation, but suggested people still go to the movies.

“Well, the cyber attack is very serious,” Obama said. “We’re investigating it. We’re taking it seriously. You know, we’ll be vigilant. If we see something that we think is serious and credible, then we’ll alert the public. But for now, my recommendation would be that people go to the movies.” Moviegoers, however, won’t be able to see the film believed to be at the center of it all: The Interview.

Unknown hackers recently broke into Sony’s computer system and released sensitive information: emails, Social Security numbers, salary figures, projects in development, etc. It was thought to be a move against Sony’s Kim Jong-un-assassination comedy, The Interview. On Tuesday, that thought was confirmed. The hackers threatened a 9/11-style attack against those going to see the film, prompting Sony to cancel its release. Shortly after, it was revealed that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the attack.

Sony has 'no further release plans' for 'The Interview'

Much to the dismay of Pedro Pascal and other fans still hoping to see the highly controversial comedy, Sony confirmed to EW on Wednesday that the company “has no further release plans” for The Interview.


Aaron Sorkin, Steve Carell, and more react to Sony canceling 'The Interview'

When news spread on Wednesday that Sony had decided to cancel The Interview after hackers threatened 9/11-level attacks, Hollywood’s actors, directors, and producers weighed in with overwhelming disapproval. READ FULL STORY

Intelligence officials say North Korea was 'centrally involved' in Sony hack

Senior intelligence officials told the New York Times on Wednesday that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the recent hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The news came shortly after Sony announced that it canceled the theatrical release of The Interview, a film that included a scene depicting the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. READ FULL STORY

Bryan Singer accuser Michael Egan indicted on fraud charges

Michael Egan, the man who accused director Bryan Singer and other entertainment executives of sexual assault, has been indicted on securities and wire fraud charges in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Collins admits to sexual abuse of underage girls in 'People'

In a statement to PeopleStephen Collins admitted to having inappropriate sexual contact with three underage female victims between the years of 1973 and 1994. The 7th Heaven star told People that he has “not had an impulse to act out in any such way” in the last 20 years.  READ FULL STORY

Sony hit with another lawsuit by two former employees

In a suit similar to one filed on Monday, two former Sony employees are suing Sony Pictures Entertainment for not only failing to protect their private information but also putting employees at risk by moving forward with The Interview while knowing it would cause backlash.


Bill Cosby will not be charged in molestation case

The Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to charge Bill Cosby after a woman claimed he molested her when she was 15, according to reports. READ FULL STORY

Former Sony employees file lawsuit against Sony

Two former Sony employees have filed a lawsuit against Sony Pictures Entertainment, a company they claim “failed to secure its computer systems, servers, and databases, despite weaknesses that it has known about for years,” according to the lawsuit obtained by EW.

The lawsuit describes the recent hack “an epic nightmare, much better suited to a cinematic thriller than to real life.” Thanks to the hackers—who have yet to be identified—sensitive information about employees past and present has been released, including Social Security numbers, salaries, and personal emails. READ FULL STORY

Sony hackers invoke 9/11 in new threat tied to 'The Interview'


The latest message that claims to be from Sony hackers “Guardians of Peace” appears to threaten a 9/11-style attack tied to the release of James Franco and Seth Rogen’s comedy The InterviewREAD FULL STORY

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