Report: U.S. State Dept Gave Sony Blessing for Kim Jong-Un Assassination in “The Interview”

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Report: U.S. State Dept Gave Sony Blessing for Kim Jong-Un Assassination in “The Interview”

The fallout continues over Sony’s upcoming Kim Jong-Un assassination movie, “The Interview.” The Daily Beast is reporting that the U.S. State Department gave its blessing for the movie. That’s sure to enrage the North Koreans.

CEO Michael Lynton showed a rough cut of the movie to U.S. officials before moving ahead. Now hackers are threatening to bomb any theater that shows it.

The Daily Beast has unearthed several emails that reveal at least two U.S. government officials screened a rough cut of the Kim Jong Un assassination comedy The Interview in late June and gave the film—including a final scene that sees the dictator’s head explode—their blessing.

The claim that the State Department played an active role in the decision to include the film’s gruesome death scene is likely to cause fury in Pyongyang. Emails between the Sony CEO and a security consultant even appear to suggest the U.S. government may support the notion that The Interview would be useful propaganda against the North Korean regime.

Kathie Lee Gifford Says Bill Cosby Tried to Kiss Her During 1970s

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Kathie Lee Gifford Says Bill Cosby Tried to Kiss Her During 1970s (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Kathie Lee Gifford said on “Today” on Tuesday that Bill Cosby tried to kiss her once during the late 1970s. She said it happened when she and her backup singers opened for Cosby on a comedy tour.

Gifford was quick to protect her friend, saying Cosby showed her and her backup singers “great kindness and generosity” during the two years they performed with him.

Gifford said: “I along with so many Americans and people around the world don’t want these (accusations) to be true. I will admit towards the end of the tour the last time I saw him he did try to kiss me. I said, ‘No,’ I said, ‘Bill, we’re friends.’ He said, ‘OK, good night,” and I said, ‘Good night.’ I went into my room and he went into his room. I’m not saying these women’s allegations are not true. From my own personal experiences, it didn’t happen.”

Gifford also said Bill Cosby made cappuccinos for her and her singers every time they left the stage at the end of their sets. Supermodel Beverly Johnson claims Cosby attacked her after spiking her cappuccino with drugs.

Evin Cosby Thinks Women Accusing Dad of Rape Should Go to Prison

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Evin Cosby Thinks Women Accusing Dad of Rape Should Go to Prison (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Bill Cosby’s youngest daughter, Evin Cosby, is speaking out in defense of her father, one day after his wife, Camille Cosby, blasted the media coverage, implying that he is the real victim. Evin Cosby made her views known via Facebook.

From her page, this isn’t the first time she’s addressing the allegations. On December 2, she thanked Jill Scott and Faizon Love, for publicly standing up for him. But her posts have escalated since then, with links to a Daily Caller video highlighting “factual contradictions” in the stories of the accusers. She also shared links to her father’s NY Post interview (or non-interview, since he said he didn’t know he was being interviewed) and her mother’s statement.

Evin Cosby blasted Spelman College, saying the historically black university should be “ashamed of themselves” for suspending the Bill Cosby professorship.

Spelman College should be ashamed of themselves. Morehouse College is a all BLACK school for men. Does anyone remember 4 Black men that were SENT to PRISON because a fellow Spelman student said she was raped. Well…… This Spelman woman was caught and turned out she lied about being raped after these men had their faces posted on the cover of ever news paper and held in jail. Someone please look up this article it was called Rape of the Spelman coed and it was in emerge magazine. Shame on YOU Spelman. You need to go to Sister’s Chapel and talk about this article revisit how many other innocent MEN that have been WRONGFULLY accused!!

She also called for the women who she believes are falsely accusing her father of drugging and raping them to be sent to prison themselves:

Rape is a serious allegation and it is suppose to be taken VERY seriously but so is Falsely accusing someone. When someone rapes a person they go to prison. THAT should also happen to the person that has wrongfully accused an innocentvictim.They are not ONLY destroying innocent people’s life they are ALSO making it hard for the MEN and Women to find justice when they have been raped.

To echo Tyler Perry, if Bill Cosby did the things these women are accusing him of, it’s horrible and if he’s innocent of the things they are accusing him of, it’s horrible.

Al Sharpton Considering Call for Amy Pascal’s Resignation from Sony Over Racist Emails

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Al Sharpton May Call for Amy Pascal’s Resignation from Sony Over Racist Emails (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Rev. Al Sharpton is still considering a call for Amy Pascal’s resignation from Sony Entertainment over racist emails mocking President Obama. Um, who didn’t see this coming? I guess he did not hear what Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry had to say on the massive hacking that led to this email dump.

“I was very offended by the emails that were hacked,” Sharpton said, adding that he will be meeting with Pascal following their phone conversation along with the Urban League’s Marc Morial and the NAACP’s Cornell Brooks. “We’ll determine there whether we are going to join calls for her resignation or whether she is really, seriously going to deal with the fact that Hollywood really reflects a lot of what was said in that conversation,” he said.

“Right now, Hollywood is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher up it goes, the whiter it looks,” Sharpton added. “I don’t know who’s behind the hack, but I know what I read on the hack. And I’m going to give her a lot of heck about the hack.” Source: Mediaite

Oprah Winfrey told CNN’s Don Lemon not to judge Sony executives harshly over the hacked emails.

Winfrey:  “I would hope that we would not stand in judgement, in such harsh judgement, of a moment in time where somebody was hacked and their private conservations were put before the world.” “There are things that you say in your private conversations, with your friends, with your colleagues, that you would not want to be broadcast on CNN.”

Tyler Perry: “We all make stupid mistakes.” He also said he “absolutely” doesn’t believe Amy Pascal is a “racist.”

I agree that the emails were racist, but does Al Sharpton really want to throw Amy Pascal under a bus when he has said some questionable things in the past? How would he like to be constantly judged by the Tawana Brawley scandal or the financial state of his organization, National Action Network?

Veteran Actress Cicely Tyson to Guest-Star on “How to Get Away With Murder”

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Veteran Actress Cicely Tyson to Guest-Star on “How to Get Away With Murder” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Veteran actress Cicely Tyson is set to guest-star on ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” when the show returns on Jan. 29. She is currently booked for one episode, TheWrap reports.

The show is keeping the details of the role hush-hush.

The casting represents a reunion of sorts for her and “HTGAM” star Viola Davis as they both starred in the movie, “The Help.”

Tyson was last seen on television in Lifetime’s “Trip to Bountiful.” Her other TV credits include “The Rosa Parks Story,” NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Sweet Justice.”

In addition to “The Help,” her movie credits include “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Madea’s Family Reunion,” and “Fried Green Tomatoes.”

Sony Lawyer Demands Media Stop Posting Data Leaked By Hackers

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Sony Lawyer Demands Media Stop Posting Data Leaked By Hackers

SONY EMAIL SCANDAL:  Newly hired Sony Entertainment lawyer David Boies is demanding that news organizations stop running stories on “stolen” data released by hackers.

In a letter to media outlets, Boies asked that the “stolen information” be destroyed.

Sony has suffered a PR nightmare after racist emails about President Obama were exchanged by co-chairwoman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin. TriStar executive Tom Rothman also sent an email blasting Will Smith’s children, Willow and Jaden, over an interview they gave the New York Times. Angelina Jolie was also called a “spoiled brat” in one of the emails.

In the sharply worded letter, Boies wrote the studio “does not consent to your possession, review, copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading or making any use” of the information. The letter was sent to the legal department of media organizations.

Bill Cosby Expects Black Media to Stay Neutral on Sex Assault Scandal

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Bill Cosby Expects Black Media to Stay Neutral on Sex Assault Scandal (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

The embattled Bill Cosby broke his silence on the drugging and sexual assault scandal that threatens his legacy by saying he expects the black media to stay neutral.  He also said his wife, Camille Cosby, is standing by him. This comes as supermodel Beverly Johnson was the latest woman to accused him of drugging her in the mid-1980s.

Reached at his Massachusetts home, the star declined to address the rape and sex abuse allegations from an ever-growing list of women that now includes supermodel Beverly Johnson.

Instead, Cosby, 77, said that the African-American media — for which this reporter often writes — should be impartial.

“Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” Cosby said.

The comedian, who is being represented by the Manhattan-based crisis-management company Hiltzik Strategies and attorneys Martin Singer and John B. Schmitt, said he has been advised not to talk to reporters about the ongoing allegations. More than two dozen women have publicly claimed that the “Fat Albert” creator drugged and raped them. Source: Page Six

Cosby didn’t address the specific accusations against him during his conversation with the NY Post, but praised his wife, when asked how she was holding up as more women come forward. He said, “Love and the strength of womanhood. Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love.”

Sony Email Scandal: TriStar Executive Tom Rothman Blasted Will Smith’s Kids

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Sony Email Scandal: TriStar Executive Tom Rothman Blasted Will Smith’s Kids (Photo Credit: Sony Pictures)

The Sony email scandal just keeps on getting bigger and bigger. It turns out that Tristar executive Tom Rothman blasted actor Will Smith’s kids, Willow and Jaden, after an interview they gave to NY Times Magazine  in November. The emails were published by Defamer on Saturday.

Rothman sent an email to president Doug Belgrad, who forwarded it to Sony co-chair Amy Pascal about the siblings saying: “1. Read this. 2. they r home schooled; don’t let this family date your movies.” In other words, steer clear of these kids.

This latest revelation comes as it was revealed on Friday that “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence was paid less than her male counterparts.

Tyler Perry Animated Film “Madea’s Tough Love” Set for January 2015 Release

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Tyler Perry Animated Film “Madea’s Tough Love” Set for January 2015 Release (Photo Credit: Lions Gate Video Screengrab)

Tyler Perry’s animated film “Madea’s Tough Love” is set for release on January 13, 2015. Yep, just when you thought we saw the last of Madea in “A Madea Christmas.”

Mabel “Madea” Simmons is so famous, she gets her own animated film, playing a crime-fighter aimed at stopping young trouble-makers in their tracks.

Madea’s Tough Love” will be released on Digital HD January 13, and the DVD will drop January 20.

Here’s the “Madea’s Tough Love” trailer:

“Scandal” Creator Shonda Rhimes Blasts Media Response to “Racist” Leaked Sony Emails

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Shonda Rhimes Blasts Racist Email Exchange Between Sony Executive & Producer (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” creator Shonda Rhimes blasted the racist email exchange between Sony executive Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin in a Sony hack, by calling out the media for not taking a stronger stance against their actions. She slammed the characterization of the emails by the media as “racially insensitive.”

Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin mockingly guessed what films President Obama would like such as “Django Unchained” and “12 Years a Slave.” they concluded, “I bet he likes Kevin Hart.”

Rhimes tweeted, “Calling Sony comments “racially insensitive remarks” instead of “racist?” “U can put a cherry on a pile of sh*t but it don’t make it a sundae.” Ouch.

A group called the Guardians of Peace have taken responsibility for the massive hacking. The group demanded that Sony stop its release of “The Interview,” starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, which lampoons North Korea.