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Sony defends pulling "The Interview"

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:12

Dec. 19 - The latest celebrity news including Sony defends pulling ''The Interview'' citing movie theater chains decision to not screen the film. John Russell reports.

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Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton came out to defend his company on Friday (December 19) after U.S. President Barack Obama said the entertainment giant made a "mistake" in yanking "The Interview" from movie theaters. During an interview with CNN Lynton said that while they wanted to show the film, they had no choice after movie theater chains had said they would not show the film after hackers made threats against cinemas and audiences. The cyber attack on Sony, more than three weeks ago, rendered thousands of Sony's computers inoperable, stole proprietary information as well as published confidential and embarrassing e-mails. Billed as a "snapshot of the year in pop culture," the first annual People Magazine Awards took place in Beverly Hills on Thursday (December 18) evening. Jennifer Lopez, Jon Hamm, and Kate Hudson were some of the stars walking the red carpet. Later in the evening, Jon Hamm won for TV Performance of the Year for a male actor for his role in "Mad Men." It wouldn't be a purr-fect holiday season without a new project from the Jingle Cats, which first meowed their way onto the music scene in 1992 with the "Jingle Bells" medley. This year Jingle Cats are back with their very own rendition of the holiday classic, "White Christmas."

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Sony defends pulling "The Interview"

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:12

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