Sony Pictures announced formally today that it will not now and maybe ever release the movie they'd scheduled for a Christmas debut, The Interview.
The film, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as some newsmen recruited by the CIA to assassinate the leader of North Korea, drew the ire of North Korea's current ruler, who said its release would be considered an act of war.
More recently, someone hacked into Sony's servers, releasing sensitive information and threatening some drastic action if the film were released as planned.
Some interesting folks are not happy at all. Like Donald Trump...
Meanwhile, the pope celebrated his birthday the way you'd expect this down-to-earth guy to do it. He invited some homeless men and his household staff to sit and have breakfast with him after morning mass.
Hey, Michaels Buble's Christmas In New York is tonite! 8pm, NBC. Ariana Grande, Barbra Streisand and Miss Piggy guest. We wonder if he'll mention meeting Rob and the Star Crew last year! His holiday specials are always cool and campy. Great throwbacks to the Bing Crosby and Andy Williams shows you grew up with! Click for a preview...
Brad and Dallas Woodhouse are what you'd call political pundits.
They're also what you'd call brothers.
Brad's a Democrat, and Dallas is a Republican. This week, they appeared on Washington Journal on C-Span to discuss their new book, "Woodhouse Divided," about bipartisanship and the political divide in the United States.
I'm sure it was a fun conversation, but not one that would catch my attention.
... the Woodhouse brothers' mother called in, unexpectedly and unplanned, and pretty much told the both of them to settle their differences so that Christmas at the family home would be peaceful.