President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in canceling the Hollywood studio's film "The Interview," a comedy about a plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, after the company was subjected to a devastating cyber attack.
"I wish they had spoken to me first," Obama said at a year-end news conference, according to The Associated Press.
Sony on Wednesday dropped its plans to release "The Interview," an action comedy film directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen and starring Rogen and James Franco, on Christmas Day. "Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business," Sony said in a statement. more >>
Roma Downey was named one of the 100 Women in Entertainment Power by The Hollywood Reporter this year, commemorating her hard work on the "Bible" series, "Son of God" and the upcoming "A.D."
The list of influential women, which also includes Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, and Lena Dunham, recognizes recipients' achievements in the entertainment industry. Downey lands at number 91, on the list which comes as no surprise since the "Touched By An Angel" star and her husband, Mark Burnett, produced the most-watched series ever featured on the History Channel last year ... the "Bible" series.
Furthermore, Downey and Burnett were also behind this year's film "Son of God," which soared at the box office and earned almost $60 million. The power couple's work does not end there. In 2015, the pair will release their latest production, "A.D.," which picks up where the "Bible" series left off. more >>
Hillsong United is celebrating a major feat on Friday after their number-one single "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" reached RIAA platinum status.
The worship band is rising to higher heights with the latest hit, which is off their fastest-selling album, "ZION." Hillsong was in ten of Billboard's End of Year charts, topping five of the charts including Top Christian Artists, Hot Christian Songs, Hot Christian Songs Artists, Christian Airplay Artists and Christian Digital Songs. The group also earned five GMA Dove Awards, including the coveted Artist of the Year and Song of the Year Award this year. Consequently, Hillsong United was recognized for reaching RIAA's highest status on Friday.
Wrapping up a year of awards and recognition, Hillsong United is looking ahead to 2015 when their new full-length studio album is released. Moreover, the group stars in a film by Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment set for nationwide release in April: "Let Hope Rise – the Hillsong Movie." more >>
Evangeline Lilly is best known for her role as Kate in ABC's "Lost." But now, the actress is building a career in film, and what better way to do that than to star in a Marvel super hero movie?
Lilly has already been featured in the last two "The Hobbit" movies as the elf warrior Tauriel. But the actress is expected to shine as she joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe in next year's "Ant-Man," starring Paul Rudd as the titular character.
While promoting "The Hobbit," Lilly spoke to CNN about her "Ant-Man" character, Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). more >>
New details about the upcoming "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" film have appeared online thanks to the alleged trailer that was leaked online.
The alleged full trailer of Director Zack Snyder's superhero film first reportedly appeared on 4Chan's Reddit thread, where the trailer was not only shown, but also came with details, full-length descriptions and explanations of every dialogue and scene that can be seen.
Based on 4Chan's leaks, the story will start off in Metropolis and in the trailer Batman, played by Ben Affleck, will be serving as the narrator for the trailer. He could be seen in his new Batsuit and was reportedly heard spouting off dialogue such as "the world has changed with the arrival of the Kryptonians." more >>
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" has yet to start production but rumors are already circulating claiming that the fifth film in the franchise is going to end up as a reboot of the film.
The news reportedly came from film alum Orlando Bloom, who played Will Turner in the original trilogy of the franchise. The actor, who was promoting "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies" at the time, spoke with IGN and mentioned that he was in talks with Disney about the possibility of returning to the film but said he wasn't signing up just yet.
"I'm not entirely sure that I'll be back," he said. "They went to reboot the whole franchise, I think." more >>