The week's news has been flooded with updates on the Sony's data leek and terror threats from a rumored North Korean hacking group called Guardians of Peace. In a recent interview with Deadline, George Clooney, had some very strong opinions directed at the treatment of this issue by the media as well as his peers in Hollywood.
Firstly, Clooney expressed his distaste at Sony's decision to withdraw the movie out from any kind of a release - including home-video formats. His stance of having the movie shown in some format, even online, to the masses was elucidated in the interview. “Do whatever you can to get this movie out. Not because everybody has to see the movie, but because I’m not going to be told we can’t see the movie. That’s the most important part. We cannot be told we can’t see something by Kim Jong-un, of all f**king people ... we have allowed North Korea to dictate content, and that is just insane.”
Taking a cue from Chelsea Handler’s memorable swan song earlier this year, Colbert enlisted the help of some famous friend to join him in song. Jon Stewart, Big Bird, James Franco, Elijah Wood, and Randy Newman were a few among many who took to the stage to sing “We’ll Meet Again,” with the host.
December 19, 2014
Last night at the People Magazine Awards Show in Beverly Hills, a new sexy lady took the crown of sexiest in all the land.
As another year comes to an end, Google has prepared a multitude of lists chronicling the most searched people and things in 2014. When it comes the most searched celebs of the year, the list is filled with surprises - and more than a few saddening searches.
In at number one in terms of sheer number of searches is Robin Williams, who sadly passed away late last summer. Loss was a big trending topic this year according to the Google data, with searches concerning the tragic deaths of celebrities like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Peaches Geldof as well.
The Interview, a film depicting an assassination attempt on North Korea's Kim Jong-un, has been completely discarded from Sony after many theaters refused to show the film. The hackers that have been targeting Sony the past few weeks have promised in a message to invoke a 9/11-style attack on theaters where the film would be shown. The films Christmas Day release will not be happening and it's unclear if the world will ever see the film.
One of the biggest boy bands of the '90s is back with a new documentary. The Backstreet Boys have returned with Backstreet Boys: Show Em What You're Made Of, a film documenting their rise to fame and what they've been up to since their time as the biggest band in the world.
The trailer for the documentary has been officially released, promising to chronicle the height of "the best-selling boy band in history" as well as answer the question, "What do you do when you're a full-grown man in a boy band?"
In light of the threats from the hacker group by the name of “Guardians of Peace,” Sony has decided to pull The Interview, set to be released Christmas day, from all theaters. The controversial comedy, written by Dan Sterling, stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two journalists that land an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong- Un, and are instructed to assassinate him.
Sony’s decision to do so follows the choice of the country’s major movie chains to not show the film. As of earlier today, AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment, Cineplex Entertainment, Cinemark, and Carmike Cinemas all resolved not to show The Interview in effort to protect moviegoers from any danger. The hackers had threatened, “The world will be full of fear. Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places [that screen the film] at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave). “
Britney Spears shares how she stays fit in the January/February 2015 issue of Women’s Health magazine. The mom of two graces the cover in a two piece peach bikini showing off her toned abs.
The singer reveals in the magazine that she is able to stay in shape and motivated without the help of a personal trainer. “Daily exercise is important for me both mentally and physically. I don’t mind working out. Trainers keep you motivated, but I don’t have a problem being motivated,” Spears told the magazine.
You may have caught our interview with the women behind Muffin Top: A Love Story here on Joonbug.com about a year ago. Director, writer, producer, and star Catheryn Michon and her Tony Award winning costar Marissa Jaret Winokur sat down with us to tell us about their feature film, their labor of love. Back then, Muffin Top, the quirky female-driven comedy about body acceptance at any size, was still raising money on Kick Starter. Their film was the first in decades to feature more women both on and off screen in production. Today, you can buy the film on iTunes, Amazon, or Vimeo, as it tours the country with full-feature premieres.
Let it sink in guys, 2014 is almost over. With Thanksgiving and Christmas already on the horizon, 2015 is coming fast. Next year is primed to be a big one when it comes to movies; from summer's slate of comic-book blockbusters to some seriously sexy new faces (Hello, Christian Grey!). One thing is clear – in 2015 it’s going to pay to be a fan of a franchise. Without further ado, here are 10 movies to get excited for in 2015.
Avengers: Age of Ultron – This one may be the most anticipated film of 2015 if movie trailer views mean anything. With 50.6 million YouTube views in its first week the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer was the most viewed trailer of the year. Let’s face it – the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a powerhouse, and its movies have become events unto themselves. This time around the Avengers are back together to face off against Ultron, a villainous robot with a whole lot of contempt for the human race. This one comes out on May 1st, so sheck out the trailer below and get ready for the superhero event of 2015.
Pitch Perfect 2 – Not a whole lot is known about this sequel yet, all we know is that it will deal with the themes of growing up and moving out into the world. The original reached cult status after its release in 2012 – Anna Kendrick’s cover of “Cups” in the film even became a radio hit – so it’s safe to say the excitement levels for this one are high. Now we just have to suffer through the tortuous wait until May 15th. No trailer has been released yet, so let’s just relive this glorious moment:
The December issue of MANHATTAN Magazine features Jai Courtney, the Australian actor of Divergent fame. In the issue Courtney addresses various struggles he faced as an actor starting out and how he found his path to success. He also talks about his upcoming projects, such as his role in the Terminator reboot. Watch the set video below, and check out a few select quotes from the interview.
On his epiphany during his first job cleaning camping equipment that he wanted to pursue acting: