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Update: Sony Email Hacks

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A bit overwhelmed by the Sony email hacks? Yeah, me too.

I’m gonna break down the latest news in this epic hacker nightmare, and I’m gonna do it quick.  Firstly, the hacking itself is being perpetrated by aomysterious group calling themselves “Guardians of Peace.” They’ve already caused a lot of company damage, leaking employee salaries (revealing a troubling gender pay gap), racist jabs at President Barack Obama and insults at A-listers like Angelina Jolie, Kevin Hart, and Leonardo DiCaprio, to name a few.

So what’s happening right now? A spiderman reboot, female spidey movie and two music biopics: Destiny’s Child and Kanye West!

New leaks reveal a Spider-Man reboot (again),with interesting plans for Peter Parker. In an October 13 email from co-president of production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca to co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Amy Pascal, De Luca reveals plans for a Spider-Man three cameo in the third Captain America film, Captain America: Civil War, which is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.

“I really feel, in my heart of hearts, that the new spiderman [sic] in cap 3 could just appear in his own film, be it sinister six or a kick ass spidey film of his own, after that intro in cap 3 and people would be cool with it,” wrote De Luca via The Daily Beast.

Also, a female spidey movie?! According to The Daily Beast:

In  an email dated September 20, De Luca to Pascal discusses plans for not only a “female spidey movie,” but an Avengers-like superhero extravaganza incorporating characters from different upcoming Spider-Man-related projects—in an attempt to emulate what De Luca reveals is a planned Fox crossover of the X-Men and Fantastic Four teams (X-Men: Apocalypse is due in 2016, while The Fantastic Four hits theaters in 2015).

Also, some big music Biopics were on the docket!  In an email from Screen Gems honcho Clint Culpepper to Pascal on Dec 4th, Culpepper reveals a Destiny’s Child movie in the works.

Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s Father wants to make the film of Destiny’s Child and came to me first,” wrote Culpepper. “He’s going to Universal next. Do we think it would be a successful film? They’re on Sony label. I’m just not sure that it’s not too soon.

Finally,  in an email dated August 4, 2014, Kanye West’s creative director Elon Rutberg to Pascal discusses a potential pitch for a Kanye West feature film.

“I supervise all of Kanye’s film and media projects, and we have a major film project coming up that involves both cinematic and technological innovation, so I naturally thought Sony and wanted to reach out,” wrote Rutberg. “We premiered a multi-screen cinema experience to great response at Cannes 2012, and are looking to take the storytelling to the next level with a feature length film, shot for an immersive cinema experience.”

Woah.  So many projects exposed. Which ones do you feel are the most exciting? Do you think this email hacking will jeopardize any of these projects?

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Posted Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 9:09am
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Adam Levine Loves His Country…He Promises!

I’m not a big Adam Levine fan, but this made me angry!

The Maroon 5 frontman sparked a huge controversy after an offhanded remark on Tuesday’s results episode of The Voice, in which he was overheard muttering “I hate this country” after his contestants Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons were eliminated due to lack of viewer votes. And then, I guess people were SOOO pissed of that he had to apologize? Come ON.

Says Levine:

“I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration,” Levine explained to Us Weekly. Some Twitter followers called out Levine’s slam as unpatriotic, insensitive and uncalled for; the singer initially responded via Twitter by defining the terms “joke,” “humorless,” “lighthearted” and “misunderstand.” Others agreed with Levine’s outrage over the elimination results.

“Being a part of The Voice, I am passionately invested in my team and want to see my artists succeed. Last night’s elimination of Judith and Sarah was confusing and downright emotional for me and my comments were made based on my personal dissatisfaction with the results,” continued Levine, whose team member Amber Carrington still has a shot at winning this season on the NBC singing competition.

“I am very connected to my artists and know they have long careers ahead, regardless of their outcome on the show,” he continued.

Good response. I mean, come ON, people.  Do celebs have to monitor every little thing they say?!

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Posted Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 12:12pm
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Kelly Osbourne Lashes Out At Reporters

Kelly Osbourne has had a rough week!

First, her dad Ozzy going back to rehab and her parents splitting. That, and a beloved family pet died. Still, does that justify mistreating strangers? Hard to say.

According to The Daily Telegraph’s Joel Christie, he tried to interview Kelly about her new column in Cleo magazine, and followed her request about steering clear of family topics. Still, she started off defensive, calling Christie “presumptuous” when he mistakenly referred to her boyfriend as her fiancé. Then Christie says he simply asked:

“Your first column in the magazine is called ‘Life Is Just Shit Sometimes’. Have things gotten any better since you wrote it?”

According to Christie, that’s when Kelly went ballistic! She responded…

“You are trying to f–king turn this around and get shit on my family, aren’t you?”

Uh…yikes.  Poor Kelly…maybe it’s better to say nothing at all to reporters during hard times like these?

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Posted Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 5:17pm
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Kelly Osbourne Channeling Her Dad!

Kelly Osbourne is going retro…and keeping her look in the family!

The star of Fashion Police is looking a lot like her dad these days, and that’s meant to be a compliment! Kel’s got rocker dad  Ozzy Osbourne‘s look with the rounded glasses, crosses, all black and the like.  She’s modified the style, however with a bold, light purple hair color, along with a chic, black tailored jacket to make the overall ensemble feel more up to date and feminine.

I dig it! Do you?

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Posted Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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