Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
For Seth Rogen, seeing his film The Interview on a big screen was a Christmas miracle. So he showed his appreciation by dropping in on a Los Angeles-area screening, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
At the 12:35 a.m. Christmas-morning showing, Rogen and his co-writer and co-director Evan Goldberg surprised a sold-out crowd. "Thank you so f---ing much for coming," Rogen told them. "We thought this might not happen at all... It's super-f—ing-exciting. So we really wanted to say thank you. If it wasn't for theaters like this and for people like you guys, this literally would not be f—ing happening right now. So thank you."
Of all the incriminating Sony emails leaked in the hack, the one Rush Limbaugh took the most issue with? The fact that executives suggested Idris Elba as the next James Bond.
During his show this week, Limbaugh brought up the exchange and immediately rejected the idea because the Luther star is black. "James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming, a former spy, MI6, and James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish, period. That is who James Bond is," the host said. "But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland. But that's not who James Bond is, and I know it's racist to probably even point this out."
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Yet he continued, "We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond is white. Bond was never black. Ian Fleming never created a black Brit to play James Bond. The character was always white. He was always Scottish. He always drank vodka shaken not stirred and all that."
Legendary singer Joe Cocker has died, the BBC reports. He was 70.
Cocker died of an "undisclosed illness," his agent, Barrie Marshall, told the news organization. According to ITV News, Cocker had been battling lung cancer.
He was "simply unique" and "it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts," Marshall said.
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My Husband's Not Gay
TLC is highlighting yet another subculture with its upcoming special, My Husband's Not Gay.
The one-hour program, which airs Sunday, Jan 11 at 10/9c, follows a group of Mormon men who are happily married to women — but are also attracted to other men. But they're not gay, according to them. Instead, they refer to themselves as having Same-Sex Attraction or SSA and see their feelings as something to "overcome."
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The ex-girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr. is the latest woman to come forward with sexual assault claims against Bill Cosby.
In an interview with the New York Daily News, Katherine McKee, who was Davis Jr.'s "road wife," says Cosby invited her to bring him barbecue in his hotel room one night in the '70s. "I remember I walked in the door, and he had a robe and cap on. He took the ribs from my hands and just grabbed me," she says. "He spun me around, pulled my panties down, and just took it. We were still standing at the door when he attacked me. It was so fast and so shocking and so unbelievable. ... To me, there was a different personality involved. He was a different man. It felt like a different person performing that act."
George Clooney, Elizabeth McGovern
George Clooney's Downton Abbey sketch has finally aired, and just as he tells Lady Violet, he was as beautiful and charming as ever.
The two-part segment, which was part of British channel ITV's "Text Santa" charity, featured Clooney as Lord George Oceans Gravity, Marquis of Hollywood, who is married to Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern) in an alternate Scrooge-like dream sequence. Naturally, the whole clan is smitten with him, including Lady Violet (Maggie Smith), who faints at the mere touch of his hand.
A Sony Pictures lawyer says that The Interview will get released — they just don't know when or how.
"Sony only delayed this," David Boies said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press. "Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed. How it's going to be distributed, I don't think anybody knows quite yet, but it's going to be distributed."
The holidays are in full swing, which means there are plenty of parades, marathons, Christmas movies and New Year's Eve specials to check out over the next two weeks. Here's our handy list for what's planned as 2014 comes to an end. All times are Eastern (ET).