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Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: Dec. 15

Sony Hackers Threaten 9/11 Attack on Movie Theaters That Screen ‘The Interview’
The Sony hackers threatened a 9/11-like attack on movie theaters that screen Seth Rogen and James Franco’s North Korean comedy “The Interview,” substantially escalating the stakes surrounding the release of the movie.

Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas
With theater chains defecting en masse, Sony Pictures Entertainment pulled the planned Christmas Day release of “The Interview.”

MSNBC Will Launch Streaming-Video Hub To Test New Shows, Hosts
MSNBC is getting ready to debut a new show about sports. And one focused on books. And another that will examine celebrity and popular culture. In all, the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news network has 14 new programs ready to roll.

David Oyelowo to Star With Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Americanah’
Having already secured a Golden Globe nomination for his work in “Selma,” David Oyelowo is looking to set up his future slate.

‘Interstellar’ Tops $100 Million in Imax Box Office
Christopher Nolan’s space adventure “Interstellar” has topped $100 million in Imax theaters worldwide since its release on Nov. 5.


This Week in Entertainment 1964
Edgy standup comedian Lenny Bruce was sentenced on Dec. 21, 1964, to serve four months in a workhouse on obscenity charges stemming from a performance he gave at the Cafe Au Go Go in New York in April of that year. Bruce was found guilty on Nov. 4 along with the club’s owner Howard Solomon. Bruce was free on bail and appealing the conviction when he died of an accidental overdose of morphine in August 1966. Bruce was posthumously pardoned of the charges on Dec. 23, 2003, by then New York Gov. George Pataki.

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