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Huge Coup: Marvel reclaims Spider-Man

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 10, 2015 16:42:27 February 10, 2015 16:42:27

Late last night Marvel Studios dropped a bomb: They’ve worked out a deal with Sony and will take over production of future Spider-Man movies. This is a huge deal, literally and figuratively, that will have repercussions for a lot of people, and especially Andrew Garfield, who is now out of a job Full Story

Amy Pascal steps down at Sony

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 5, 2015 19:50:13 February 5, 2015 19:50:13
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Throughout December as we covered the fallout of the Sony Hack, I often wondered how Amy Pascal, co-chair of the studio and head of its Motion Picture Group, could possibly continue on, given how damaging some of the leaked information was to interpersonal working relationships. How effective can you be when you’re constantly apologizing for sh*t-talking behind people’s backs? Hollywood is a high school cafeteria, and in that environment, being caught out as a behind-hand gossip usually results in excommunication. Full Story

Bond Spectre’s first day

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2014 16:48:37 December 15, 2014 16:48:37
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Last week, the Sony hacked email leak exposed the budget drama unfolding behind the scenes of Bond 24, now titled Spectre. A messy script was also revealed. According to Gawker, the movie opens strong but needs some serious retooling in the third act. Full Story

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The Sony Hack, somehow, gets even worse

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 11, 2014 20:26:11 December 11, 2014 20:26:11
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At this point, it shouldn’t be surprising that the leaked emails from Sony have taken a turn for the worse. They started bad, so it wasn’t like the bar was all that high to begin with. But the latest emails between Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin aren’t just about name-calling Angelina Jolie, they’re derogatory toward President Obama. Full Story

Sony Hack Part Eleventy Billion: Actors are greedy whores

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 10, 2014 21:28:05 December 10, 2014 21:28:05
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The newest wave of leaked emails from the Sony Hack, dutifully combed through by Gawker, reveals a conversation between Sony co-chiefs Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal, and Clint Culpepper, head of Sony subsidy studio Screen Gems. The email is about Kevin Hart, who has a multi-picture deal with Screen Gems, and in it, Culpeper says, “I’m not saying he’s a whore, but he’s a whore. Full Story

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The prescient George Clooney

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2014 20:16:57 December 10, 2014 20:16:57
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There’s more and more coming out from this Sony email leak giving us one of the biggest days of gossip in a long, long time. Between that and the SAG nominations and trailer releases, I’ve been walking around with a permanent boner. Anyway, there’s also an email from George Clooney. Full Story

The Roadkill

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2014 15:04:43 December 10, 2014 15:04:43
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The latest Sony leaked emails exposed the manipulative nature of the Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin relationship and gave us some insight into the Angelina Jolie playbook. There were others though who were caught in the crossfire. Sarah has already addressed the Jobs mess – click here Full Story

Amy Pascal & Scott Rudin: a love story

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2014 14:46:33 December 10, 2014 14:46:33
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After we all huddled in our own corners, frantically consuming the leaked Sony emails, Duana texted me: F-ck Jolie, f-ck Jobs. I want a movie about the Pascal Rudin friendship. It’s true. I know that most of you today are drawn to the Angelina Jolie headline but don’t let the movie star distract you from the most fascinating aspect of this entire drama: the Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin situation. Full Story

They’re all crazy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2014 14:15:11 December 10, 2014 14:15:11
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“Insanity” “Spoiled” “Minimally talented” Just some of the words Scott Rudin used to describe Angelina Jolie to Amy Pascal in those leaked Sony emails. And that’s likely your main focus because she’s ANGELINA JOLIE. So you’re like, OMG, she must be such a f-cking crazy bitch. Full Story

Leaked Sony emails: Jobs is a mess

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 10, 2014 13:57:00 December 10, 2014 13:57:00
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The Sony hack is the gift that keeps on giving. First it was a laundry list of reasons why making Adam Sandler movies was slowly crushing people’s souls, and now it’s a series of email exchanges between Sony co-chief Amy Pascal, producer Scott Rudin, Aaron Sorkin, and some agents that’s providing a window into the breakdown of a major production deal. Full Story