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‘The Interview’ Hits Theaters: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Crash L.A. Screening

Refresh for latest news on The Interview hitting theaters today. Los Angeles' Silent Movie Theatre run by nonprofit Cinefamily kicked off the run of Sony Pictures' The Interview at 12:35 AM this morning with a sold-out screening of the controversial political comedy. Show More Summary

France 2014 in Review: Cannes Controversy, Netflix Launches

Actors' salaries get capped, a presidential affair shifts media perceptions of privacy, and U.S. buyers don't go for a French box-office hit read more

Post-Christmas B.O.: ‘Hobbit’ Conquering; ‘Unbroken’ & ‘Woods’ Strong; ‘Interview’ Slides

4:00 AM: Franchises and family films continued to leave buckets of cash under the Christmas trees of the major studios as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies powered back to No. 1 Friday over new titles Unbroken and Into the Woods with an industry estimate of $15.2M. Show More Summary

K-Pop Stars Threaten Legal Action Over Use of Music in 'The Interview'

South Korean hip-hop stars claim that a contract was never signed for their song "Pay Day" read more

Activists Say North Koreans Want to Watch 'The Interview'

The hermit state has tightened its borders to block the film, as North Koreans are reportedly becoming increasingly curious to watch it read more

Canadians Can Now Stream Sony's 'The Interview'

The Seth Rogen-starring comedy is available north of the border via the studio's dedicated Kernel website read more

North Korea Blames U.S. For Internet Outage, Calls Obama A “Monkey”

More harsh rhetoric from Pyongyang tonight as the North Korean government pins blame for that country's Internet shutdown on the U.S., the Associated Press reports. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said that a spokesman for the...Show More Summary

Sony Hack: North Korea Calls President Obama "a Monkey"

The country also blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy 'The Interview' read more

Russia's Economic Crisis Bodes Ill for Hollywood Majors

Box office in dollar terms for U.S. movies is likely to be halved in 2015 after collapse of the ruble read more

Felicity Jones On Finding Jane Hawking’s Voice In ‘The Theory Of Everything’

Nearly every interview Felicity Jones has done over the past three years characterizes her as being on the cusp of stardom. But Jones says the cusp suits her just fine, as long as meaty characters continue coming her way. "I'm happiest when I'm discussing a script and working with interesting people," she explains. Show More Summary

Hilary Swank Hoping Pioneer Spirit Takes Her To The Oscar Stage For A Third Time

Few actresses win one Oscar--let alone two. Hilary Swank did it in just five years, for Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby, all before she turned 30. Since her first break in a 1990s Karate Kid sequel, Swank has come a long way in a short time to reach such a lofty plateau in the biz. Show More Summary

Oscars: Hazy Outlook As No Movie Able To Claim Front Runner Status – YET

Marlon Brando once uttered one of the most famous lines in movie history, "I coulda been a contender," from one of the most beloved best picture winners, 1954's On the Waterfront. The film was a shoo-in to sweep the Oscars, and it did. Show More Summary

Oscars: Helmers Wonder If Some Best Picture Nominees Just Direct Themselves

The age-old question people ask every year is, "How can you have a best picture nominee without also nominating its director?" It's a good question, but the disconnect happens all the time. There is a great disparity between the 6,000...Show More Summary

Aereo To Sell Off Technology In Bankruptcy Deal

Aereo has reached a deal with broadcasters in U.S. Bankruptcy Court that will allow the former streaming service to auction off its TV technology — as long the the networks be allowed to monitor the process and examine any potential deal. Show More Summary

John Bolton: 5 Ways U.S. Should Respond to North Korea Over Sony Hack (Guest Column)

The AEI senior fellow outlines a proposed response by the federal government to the damaging cyberattack on the studio read more

‘The Interview’ Up And Running In Canada On Sony’s Kernel

The Sony Pictures site dedicated to streaming its political comedy The Interview is now up and running in Canada, about 48 hours after the pic was made available to rent on VOD in the U.S. The movie is also available digitally at YouTube...Show More Summary

CNN's Don Lemon Named to 'Worst Journalism of 2014' List

"Lemon’s gaffes this year offer a case study in how to choose words wisely — or not," a CJR writer noted read more

Veteran Producer Howard G. Barnes Dead At 100

Veteran film, TV & radio producer Howard G. Barnes died of natural causes December 8 at the Motion Picture Television Country House & Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA, his daughter Christie Barnes Stafford told the Los Angeles Times. He would have turned 101 tomorrow. Show More Summary

Fox News Channel And Dish Ratchet Up War Of Words Over Carriage Talks Stalemate

Dish customers are heading toward the one-week mark minus access to Fox News Channel or Fox Business Channel, after those networks' parent company could not reach agreement with the satellite TV provider on a new distribution deal. Finger...Show More Summary

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