Looks like the "Guardians of Peace" scored another victory ... Sony quietly gave in to another hacker demand by wiping almost all traces of "The Interview" from its social media pages.
Hackers threatened top level Sony execs Friday saying, "We want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately."
The movie studio almost immediately obliged ... the movie's Twitter page no longer has any tweets, the Facebook page has been deleted and all "Interview" footage has been wiped from its YouTube page.
1:50 PM PST -- The hackers also released a message Saturday afternoon mocking the FBI ... saying, "The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes. We congratulate you success. FBI is the BEST in the world."
They included a link to a weird YouTube video featuring a bunch of dancing happy faces titled "you are an idiot."
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
12/20/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's all about Sony this week, and America and freedom and losing. So we gotta ask ...
In New Mexico Bowl
12/20/2014 12:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
LL Cool J
Squashes Legendary Rap Feud With Canibus
12/20/2014 10:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
LL Cool J and Canibus' rap feud is FINALLY OVER ... and we got video evidence to prove their on stage bro-down was totally legit.
Ladies Love told the crowd at the Barclays Center Friday night he's had a lot of beefs in his life ... but sometimes you've gotta be the bigger man -- and then brought Canibus on stage to a loud ovation.
For those of you who aren't hip hop heads ... the war started in the late '90s -- after Canibus threw an underhanded jab at LL while recording their duet "4, 3, 2, 1" ... the same track they performed last night during the reunion.
Sources tell us LL reached out to his former foe a few weeks ago to gauge the rappers interest ... and Canibus jumped at the chance to end their 17 year battle.
The two rappers hugged it out on stage afterward ... then the "NCIS: Los Angeles" star complimented Canibus' career -- even though it sounded a little backhanded.
Cosby Lawyer Claims Network is
Manipulating Interviews to Smear Him
12/20/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
CNN is trying to prop up one of Bill Cosby's key accusers with unethical, malicious tactics ... so claims Cosby's lawyer.
Marty Singer has written a scathing letter to CNN Prez Jeff Zucker, claiming his reporters are out to get Cosby in a special the network is doing with model/actress Beverly Johnson.
Johnson claims Cosby drugged her in the mid '80s at his NYC home. Singer says in his letter -- obtained by TMZ -- he contacted the CNN reporters and told them they should get in touch with Mark Burk, who was Johnson's live-in boyfriend from 2006-2009.
Singer says Burk told CNN reporters Beverly "never said a negative statement about Bill Cosby throughout their entire four year relationship." Singer goes on, "Burk told CNN that to the contrary, Ms. Johnson stated that she was an admirer of Bill Cosby and only said great things about Mr. Cosby."
According to Singer, the reporters tried to pressure and manipulate Burk to corroborate Johnson's claims. He says when Burk stuck to his guns, the reporters abruptly terminated the conversation.
Singer goes to town on Zucker, accusing the network of being "reckless and malicious." He says, "Accusers are being given a national platform by CNN without first exercising the most rudimentary journalistic investigation as to their claims and motivations."
We reached out to CNN ... so far no word back.
I Was Exposed to Unwanted Nudity
When I Was a Child
12/19/2014 8:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins felt like it was okay to expose himself to 3 underage girls ... because the same thing happened to him even before he was a teenager.
Collins told Katie Couric a woman repeatedly exposed herself to him when he was between the ages of 10 and 15. He said the experience distorted his perception because ... "I never felt like I was molested."
In the interview, airing on 20/20 ... Collins does not say who the woman was -- nor does he say if he was forced to touch her.
It's the first time he is talking on camera about molesting and/or exposing himself to the girls ... decades ago.
Sony Hacking Scandal
N Korea: If You Don't Believe We're Innocent
We'll Get You Again
12/20/2014 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
North Korean officials should bottle their gall and sell it ... because they now say the can prove they're clean in the Sony hacking scandal, and if we don't believe them there will be "serious consequences."
Pyongyang's official KCNA says they've proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. to get to the bottom of it.
The official warns, "The U.S. should bear in mind that it will face serious consequences in case it rejects our proposal for joint investigation."
The North Koreans now say the U.S. is slandering them.
It makes your head want to explode.
Footing the Bill
for Murderer's Funeral
12/20/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather is putting aside some brutal facts and paying for the funeral of the rapper who gunned down his wife in the bathtub and then shot himself.
We're told Floyd thinks Earl Hayes' family deserves a proper funeral, despite the horrific thing he did.
TMZ broke the story ... Floyd was FaceTiming with Hayes earlier this month when the rapper snapped as they discussed how his wife, "Hit the Floor" star Stephanie Moseley was cheating on him. He went in the bathroom and pumped 10-12 shots as she lay in the tub. He then killed himself.
We don't know if Floyd foot the bill for Stephanie's funeral Friday in Canada. Floyd was urging Hayes to dump her just before he lost it.
Hayes' funeral is set for today.
Ray & Janay Rice
Handcuffed and Making Out
After Elevator Fight
12/19/2014 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray Rice and then fiancee Janay Palmer were handcuffed the night of the Atlantic City elevator fight ... and even kissed each other in an elevator as police escorted them out of the casino.
The surveillance video posted by ABC News shows cops seated with Ray and Janay at separate tables in the Revel Hotel and Casino.
About 1 minute into the video police start to walk Ray and Janay out, they put them both together in the same elevator. Remember this isn't long after Ray knocked out Janay in an elevator.
Both Ray and Janay were arrested for assault, but charges were quickly dropped against Janay.
Says She's Crushed Over Break-Up
In New Music Video
12/19/2014 7:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Nicki Minaj is releasing a new music video in which she explains why she dumped longtime BF Safaree Samuels.
TMZ got hold of the video, in which Nicki appears to accuse Safaree of cheating. She also says he broke her heart.
In a weird turn, she also seems to say in the song -- "Love Triangle" -- she is deeply missing him.
As we reported ... Safaree is so despondent over the breakup, he's talking to his friends about suicide.
Hollywood at War:
Sony Succumbs to Digital Terrorists
12/18/2014 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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12/20/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
'Bad Girls Club' Wannabe
Destroy the Boot
Go to Jail
12/20/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The chick who left the "Bad Girls Club" audition with a Denver Boot attached to the car could end up in jail ... TMZ has learned.
It appears Chicquita Washington -- the registered owner of the car -- high-tailed it out of a Houston, TX parking lot with the boot on the back tire, then roared away, dislodging it and breaking it off.
Parking officials tell TMZ ... if she just drove off with the boot there'd be no crime, but she was gunning it toward a parking enforcement officer who booted the car, and we've learned the guy filed a police report, claiming she clipped him.
If cops and prosecutors buy his story, Chicquita could be charged with criminal assault.
Chicquita is bananas.