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Republicans Urge Theaters to Show ‘Interview': ‘We Cannot Be Bullied Into Giving Up Freedom’

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The Republican National Committee is urging theater owners to play the “The Interview” following Sony’s decision to pull the plug on the controversial comedy, CNN reports. RNC chairman Reince Priebus has sent a letter to the CEOs of 10 major theater chains asking them to show the film, which has been the source of hackers’… Read more »

U.S. Turns to China to Help Stop North Korean Hackers: Report

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The Obama administration is seeking China’s help in stopping North Korea from launching future cyber-attacks, the New York Times reports. President Barack Obama said on Friday that the U.S. would retaliate for the attack on Sony Pictures, which the FBI linked to North Korea earlier in the day. He said the U.S. will levy a… Read more »

E-Mails Get the Amy Pascal Touch With ‘The Pascalizer’

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You can now send e-mails just like Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal. The New York Post has created an online phrase generator that spurts out language similar to that used by Pascal in leaked emails. “The Pascalizer” adds racially insensitive remarks and unprofessional language into any message a user composes. Generated phrases include: “SHOULD I… Read more »

Sony Hackers Taunt FBI, ‘Congratulate’ Its Success

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A new message claiming to be from the group responsible for the Sony Pictures hack appears to mock the FBI, which named North Korea responsible for the attack on Friday. “The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes,” the message posted… Read more »

Watch: ‘Bates Motel’ Re-creates Classic ‘Psycho’ Peep Hole Scene

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The upcoming third season of A&E’s “Bates Motel” may resemble Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” the film from which it draws inspiration, even more than usual. The first promo for season three teases Tracy Spiridakos’ sexy debut. Freddie Highmore’s Norman Bates peeps through a hole in the wall as Spiridakos’ Annika Johnson — a mysterious new hotel… Read more »

Larry Auerbach, Director of CBS Soap ‘Love of Life,’ Dies at 91

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Pioneering daytime television director Larry Auerbach, who was behind the long-running CBS soap opera “Love of Life,” died on Saturday from complications of glioblastoma in La Jolla, Calif. He was 91. Auerbach helped evolve daytime dramas from short, 15-minute live broadcasts to hourlong taped productions. He began directing “Love of Life,” one of the longest-running… Read more »

The 10 Best Guilty Pleasure Movies of 2014

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When Pauline Kael wrote “movies are so rarely great art, that if we can’t appreciate great trash, there is little reason for us to go,” she may as well have been describing some of the films on this list. Combining elements of high and lowbrow art with varying degrees of success, these ten titles make… Read more »

Sony Hack: ‘The Interview’ Facebook, Twitter Accounts Are Deleted

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The Facebook and Twitter pages for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Interview” — the satirical film at the center of North Korea’s alleged cyber-attack on the studio — were not accessible as of Saturday morning. Via email, a Sony rep said that after the studio concluded it was not moving forward with the Christmas Day release… Read more »