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Everyone is talking about Sony’s decision to bow to the demands of the Guardians of Peace hackers by not only canceling the release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview, but to delete every sign of the movie’s existence online, deleting its official website, trailer, etc.

We all have our opinions on the situation, even President Barack Obama. He thinks the whole thing is a bit of a mess. I mean, who gets upset over a movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco? Yeah, you heard me right – Joe Flacco… the Baltimore Ravens quarterback? Yikes. That’s right, Obama confused these two men when discussing the North Korea fiasco:

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I mean, we all make mistakes, right? At least John Travolta probably feels a little less alone these days…

 

‘The Interview’ won’t be released, after all

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Well, it’s finally happened. We ‘Muricans have let the terrorists win! After the Sony hackers – a group which calls themselves the Guardians of Peace – threatened to go 9/11 on every theatre who went ahead with showing the stupid Seth Rogen and James Franco “comedy” (it’s all relative, guys) The Interview, Sony has decided to scrap the film’s scheduled Christmas Day release altogether.

Here’s Sony’s full statement on the matter:

In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.

Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.

In a way, I guess I sorta understand why they made this decision. The individual theatres were pulling out of showing the movie, so frankly they didn’t have much choice. They can still make a ton of money by releasing it VOD or whatever – after all, nothing makes people more interested in something than not being able to have it.

Then again, it’s all getting a bit ridiculous. Since when did we bow to bullshit threats like that? Steve Carell’s apparently had a similar movie scheduled to come out and that’s been cancelled now, too, and he called it a really sad day for creative expression, and I kind of agree. Franco and Rogen have even pulled out of all remaining press for the movie because I guess they’re shitting their pants about being assassinated or whatever. I don’t know, I just think this whole thing is fascinating, and a bit of a mess.

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The Sony hackers really hate Seth Rogen and James Franco

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Seth Rogen and James Franco have that disastrous “comedy”, The Interview, coming out on Christmas Day, but it’s already created enemies worldwide. Namely in North Korea and with a group known as the Guardians of Peace, who actually have threatened to reenact 9/11 for real if they dared hold the premiere or if anyone went to the theatre to see it.

From Variety:

The Sony hackers have 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.

The attackers also released the promised “Christmas gift” of files. The contents of the files are unknown but it’s called “Michael Lynton,” who is the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

“The world will be full of fear,” the message reads. “Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.) Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.”

Huh. This warning was enough to put the wind up someone in power, though, because they’ve gone ahead and canceled the New York premiere (the LA one went off without a hitch last week).

I know North Korea is a serious diplomatic and humanitarian crisis by all accounts, but if we’re going to get real/bring some levity to the situation, what grown ass adults care about being teased in a comedy movie made by two stoners? Methinks people need to take themselves far less seriously. Come on, now!

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Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen got high and recapped ‘Game of Thrones’

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If there’s one thing you need in your life, it’s Snoop Dogg‘s talk show, Double G News Network, which he hosts on his YouTube channel. It’s all kinds of insane, and he decided to take it to another level this week when he was joined by Seth Rogen and they got high as hell and sorta tried to recap Game of Thrones. I don’t watch Game of Thrones, and I left with no greater understanding of anything going on on the show than I had before I watched this, but that’s hardly the point, I suppose.

Seth is about as useless as a chocolate fireguard, as the old saying goes, when it comes to providing any entertainment here, but I guess he’s hilarious because of that. Snoop is, as always, amazing.

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Seth Rogen states the obvious: ‘Justin Bieber is a dick’

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Remember that tweet Seth Rogen posted in January about how awful Justin Bieber is? This one:

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While some people may have thought it was a joke, considering Seth’s comedy leanings, it’s no surprise that he was actually dead serious about the comment. After all, Justin Bieber IS a piece of shit – and Seth talked about his experience meeting the walking skidmark on The Howard Stern Show (via Entertainment Tonight):

“He’s a good example of someone you meet, who you think you’re going to hate him, and then you get to hate him as much as you thought,” Rogen explained. “You meet him, and he meets up to every one of your [bad] expectations of how you hope he will be.”

Rogen recalled his first meeting with the Biebs when the two just so happened to be appearing on a German talk show at the same time, and Bieber’s people asked him to step outside of his dressing room to meet the Baby singer.

“And it was weird, I was like, ‘Sure, I’ll meet him.’ So I went outside to meet him and he was acting like I asked to meet him! It was very nonchalant, ‘Yo man. Sup,’ and I’m like, ‘What the f*ck, I don’t want to meet you. Don’t act all nonplussed to meet me. I didn’t want to meet you! I was totally cool not meeting you! … But I was like, fine, I wouldn’t have said anything, I was like, ‘Aye, he’s a bit of a mother*cker. He’s young, the kid’s a d**k.’”

Though the second time the two met at an MTV Awards show two years later, things didn’t go much better.

“He literally had a snake wrapped around his fu*king wrist that he was wearing. I was like, what the fu*k?” Rogen laughed. “And I talked to him for like five minutes and I just remember thinking, ‘F*ck this kid.’”

Side note: Seth says his Neighbors co-star Zac Efron is Bieber’s polar opposite and is super sweet and super humble, too. Good to know!

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Taylor Swift, Zooey Deschanel and James Franco crashed Seth Rogen’s ‘SNL’ party

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I still haven’t watched this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live with Seth Rogen hosting, but his monologue went viral yesterday considering all the famous faces who turned up to… support him, I guess?

That’s right – James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift all turned up to get in on the fun, and I guess it was sorta amusing or something? I dunno – I rarely think the monologues (or the show in general) is anything worthwhile these days, but this is okay. I wish this show would realize, however, that it takes more than extra celebrity cameos to make people laugh. Maybe just try being funny with the regular cast you have? I dunno.

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Wanna Know Who Seth Rogen Smoked Weed With?

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Lindsay Lohan made a list of all the famous dudes she’s banged, and Seth Rogen is doing her one better — he made a list of everyone he got high with. Well, sort of. He went on Andy Cohen’s show and was given a name of celebs and asked if he smoked with them. Here’s what Mr. Rogen said, via E!:

Sarah Silverman?: “Yes, lots of times.”

Paul Rudd?: “Oh yeah, lots of times.”

Snoop Dogg?: “Yeah, actually I have!”

Barbra Streisand?: “No, but we talked about it a lot. She smoked weed with Peter Sellers though. That’s the craziest s–t ever!”

Jonah Hill?: “Yeah, a few times.”

Are you ready for the most jaw-dropping answer of all?

James Franco?: “This is really depressing for me to say…I’ve never smoked weed with James Franco because he doesn’t smoke weed. That’s why he’s such a good actor! It’s really sad, actually.”

Well slap my ass and call me Susan, because that truly shocks me.

Which celebs would YOU want to get high with?

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