Posts Tagged ‘news’

Aaron Sorkin Slams Journalists for Publishing Hacked Sony Documents

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Newsroom” creator Aaron Sorkin has a message for real-life newsrooms, taking aim at publications posting leaked Sony documents in a new op-ed. Published on the New York Times’ website Sunday evening, Sorkin acknowledged the fact that his name was brought up in many of the emails, given that he wrote the “Jobs” biopic that’s... Read more

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Sports on MSNBC? News Outlet Will Launch Streaming-Video Hub To Test New Shows, Hosts

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

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. You won’t see any of them on MSNBC. At least, not yet. The cable-news outlet best known... Read more

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S.F. Critics Name ‘Boyhood’ Best Film of 2014

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Boyhood” continued its awards season hot streak on Sunday as the San Francisco Film Critics Circle named it the best film of 2014. Richard Linklater’s 12-year drama, which recently topped the New York and Los Angeles critics’ awards, took home four trophies in San Francisco, including best director (Linklater) and supporting actress for Patricia Arquette. Sandra Adair won for... Read more

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Sony Lawyers Warn Press to Destroy Documents from Hack

December 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Entertainment is hitting back at media outlets for using stolen documents to report on the fallout from a devastating hack at the studio. Attorneys for the studio are asking press to destroy any information it may have obtained after information and emails were leaked online and emailed to journalists. “We are writing to... Read more

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Bill Cosby Briefly Breaks Silence, Expects ‘Black Media’ to Stay ‘Neutral’

December 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bill Cosby has briefly broken his silence since a wave of sexual allegations resurfaced against him, asking the media to stay “neutral” and saying that his wife is holding up amid the scandal. Cosby has largely stayed silent since allegations became public once more, but spoke to the New York Post’s Page Six when the... Read more

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Lisa Kudrow on Sony Emails: ‘Don’t Write Anything You Don’t Want Broadcast’

December 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lisa Kudrow has some advice in light of the Sony cyber attack: “Don’t write anything you don’t want broadcast.” The “Friends” alum and “Comeback” star discussed the right to privacy on “The Huffpost Show” on Friday. “How come I know you don’t write anything you don’t want broadcast in an email? How come I know... Read more

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Leonardo DiCaprio Called ‘Despicable’ in New Sony Emails

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s widely known that Leonardo DiCaprio was originally supposed to play Steve Jobs but later passed on the upcoming Aaron Sorkin movie. What isn’t common knowledge: how Amy Pascal and the film’s producer took the news. “Horrible behavior,” producer Mark Gordon wrote. “Actually despicable,” Pascal corrected him. According to the stolen emails, published by the... Read more

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‘Ida,’ ‘Leviathan’ Among Front-runners at European Film Awards (LIVE BLOG)

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

RIGA, Latvia — The 27th European Film Awards ceremony is unspooling now in Riga, Latvia. Variety will provide a live blog of the awards as they are announced. Refresh this page for the latest update. More than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy have voted for the winners. The craft categories were decided by... Read more

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Angelina Jolie to Miss ‘Unbroken’ Premiere Due to Chicken Pox

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In a video posted Friday, “Unbroken” director Angelina Jolie explained that she will not be attending upcoming events for the film, which would include its L.A. premiere Monday, due to what she said is a case of chickenpox. Jolie’s name has been in the press the past week after leaked Sony emails revealed nasty exchanges about the... Read more

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Gaumont Dives Into Japanese Animation with Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Boy and The Beast’ (EXCLUSIVE)

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MARRAKECH– Gaumont is venturing into Japanese animation with Mamoru Hosoda’s ambitious new project,”The Boy and The Beast.” The project is being produced by Studio Chizu and Nippon TV. Gaumont, which will celebrate its 120th anniversary next year, will distribute the film in France and handle international sales. “Beast” is  a coming-of-age tale about Kyuta, a lonely... Read more

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