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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 Interview. READ FULL STORY
Bill Cosby’s daughter Evin Cosby released a statement to Access Hollywood Tuesday regarding the recent allegations against her father made by women who claim the comedian sexually assaulted them.
“He is the FATHER you thought you knew,” Evin’s statement reads. “The Cosby Show was my today’s tv reality show. Thank you. That’s all I would like to say :)”
Evin has also been outspoken about the accusations on her personal Facebook page, where she wrote Monday, “Rape is a serious allegation and it is suppose to be taken VERY seriously but so is Falsely accusing someone.” READ FULL STORY
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