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Kim Jong-Un

'Monkey' Obama Jacked Our Internet

12/27/2014 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Jong-Un's mouthpiece called President Barack Obama a "monkey" for forcing Sony to release "The Interview" -- and for pulling off a cyber counter attack on North Korea. 

A rep for Kim's National Defense Commission resorted to 4th grade name calling in an angry statement about the the movie coming out ... saying, "Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest."

N. Korea denies involvement in the Sony hack, but believes its own recent Internet outage was the work of big wigs in Washington, DC looking to retaliate. 

The statement also threatens unspecified consequences against America.

'Jungle Book' Star Rohan Chand

Contract Full Of Options

And They're All Money

12/27/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Rohan Chand
is about to star in Warner Bro's "Jungle Book: Origins" ... he's also poised like Shere Khan to jump a lot of tax brackets and become one very rich 10-year-old.

Producers are ready to make the next Mowgli a household name with $160K for his first film and a tree house full of future options ... they just need a judge to sign off on the contract because he's a minor ... and then it's the bling necessities.

The court docs show Chand's pay will double every time WB options another sequel, with the best case scenario ... more than $2.2M.

Makes you wanna be like him.

Bruce Vilanch

Only 2 Black People Appear 'Into the Woods'

12/26/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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122614_bruce_vilanch_launchBruce Vilanch has a fun game for moviegoers going to see "Into the Woods" this holiday weekend ... it's called find the black people -- and apparently, it ain't easy. 

Vilanch was heading out of Arclight in Hollywood and pointed out ... the movie is ethnically challenged.

Bruce muses ... you'd think no black people get lost in the woods -- except two women who appear in the background.

Guess that means not many people in the movie die.

WWE Star Sheamus

Goes Back In Time ...

Buys a DeLorean

12/26/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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WWE Sheamus DeLorean

WWE superstar Sheamus may not be a champ anymore, but he's still living like one -- dropping a bundle on the crown jewel for all exotic car lovers ... who also happen to love "Back to the Future."

Our sources tell us the Celtic Warrior went searching for a DeLorean last weekend -- and hit up Just Toys Classic Cars in Orlando for a test drive. He clearly fell in love with it on the spot ... 'cause he scooped it up for around $55K. 

Unclear if Seamus is a "Future" fanatic ... but he can forget about a road trip to 1955. The seller tells us the car -- which is more than 30-years-old -- has a "tough time getting to 88 miles per hour." 

Buyer beware! 

Fun fact: In "Back to the Future III" ... Marty Mcfly's great-great-grandpa's name is ... Seamus!

'The Interview'

We Will Not Be Silenced

Flick Plays at Silent Movie House

12/25/2014 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"The Interview" was splashed across a movie screen in downtown L.A. to a packed house, which included an ebullient Seth Rogen

The Silent Movie Theatre screened the flick just after midnight on XMAS day. Seth charged up the crowd, taking the stage and saying, "If it wasn't for theaters like this and people like you, this wouldn't be f***ing happening."

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A total of 331 movie houses will play the film beginning Thursday, but in a crazy twist they'll be competing with Video On Demand ... it's available on YouTube Movies, Google+ and Xbox.  

One site says a minimum of 200,000 folks downloaded the flick in the first 10 hours.

Rush Limbaugh

Idris Elba Should Not Be James Bond ...

Hue Is Wrong!

12/24/2014 2:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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James Bond
was white, is white and should always be white ... at least according to Rush Limbaugh

On his radio show Tuesday, Limbaugh was reacting to a story that came from the leaked Sony emails ... saying Idris Elba, star of "Luther" and "The Wire," should take over the iconic part from Daniel Craig.

But Limbaugh feels that Elba (who he describes as "African-English," since Elba is a Brit) is not right for the role because Bond was created as a white guy and should stay that way.

Limbaugh said, "Now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland. But that's not who James Bond is, and I know it's racist to probably even point this out."



Limbaugh tried turing the tables, asking people what they would think if Barack Obama was played by George Clooney and Kate Hudson were to play Michelle.

Rush has a bunch of other examples you just have to hear.

James Caan

Sony Pulled My Movie Too

... But I Don't Care!

12/24/2014 12:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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122414_james_caan_launchJames Caan has a dog in the Sony hacking scandal fight, but you don't see him complaining ... because he's already been paid!

Lost in all the commotion about "The Interview" is a movie called "The Throwaways" ... which is actually about cyber hacking. Caan is one of the film's stars and it was supposed to premiere this month on Crackle (which is owned by Sony) ... but the company pushed it back because of the scandal.

But when our photog asked him about the film Tuesday night outside of Madeo, Caan said once he cashes the check ... it's out of sight, out of mind. 

When you've been around as long as he has, that's probably the best approach.

Clint Eastwood

That's a Wrap

... on 18 Year Marriage

12/23/2014 12:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Clint Eastwood
is officially a single man ... his divorce from wife Dina is final.

According to docs filed in Monterey County Superior Court, the marriage of Clint and Dina ended Monday. The couple struck a property settlement and custody agreement, but details are thin.

As TMZ previously reported, Clint attempted to block Dina from getting spousal support ... claiming money to which she was entitled was covered by their prenup. It's unclear if the terms of the prenup were honored in the settlement, but typically there's give and take in these divorce agreements.

Dina requested primary physical custody of their daughter, but she's 18 now so the issue is moot.

The couple separated in June 2012 and Dina filed for divorce last December.

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'The Interview'

Sony Does About Face

Flick Will Run in Theaters on XMAS Day

12/23/2014 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar10:30 AM PT -- Seth Rogen tweeted about the news, writing, "The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!"

James Franco jokingly added, ""The Interview" starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco saved by President Obacco! I MEAN PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!! Sorry!!!"
update_grey_gray_barIn a bizarre twist ... Sony has done an about face and it's green-lighting "The Interview" for theaters to run on XMAS day.

The CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema tells TMZ  .... Sony called Monday and said a copy of the film would be delivered Wednesday. The CEO -- was vague about extra security, but says it will run in more than 20 theaters, located in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, New York and more. 

An Atlanta theater owner says he got a similar call and he plans on running it as well. 

The Alamo group plans to make it a celebration, with margaritas ... which will probably make the movie better.

Kevin Hart

Would I Ever Work With Sony Again?

Hmmmmm ...

12/23/2014 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

122314_kevin_hart_launchIt was a simple question -- Would you ever work with Sony again? -- but Kevin Hart didn't answer ... or did he?

Hart -- who is easily the most talkative and approachable big celeb in town these days -- was leaving a club in Hollywood Monday night when our photog asked the question.  It seems relevant, given that one Sony exec called Hart "a whore."

Hart, who initially came out swinging for "his brand" ... deflected our question in an interesting way.

Check it out.

 

System of a Down

Sony Wasn't Completely Wrong

To Pull 'The Interview'

12/22/2014 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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122214_system_of_a_down_launchMost of Hollywood is ripping Sony Pictures for its decision to pull "The Interview" from theaters -- but 2 guys from System of a Down understand why it had to be done.

Our photog spotted drummer John Dolmayan and bassist Shavo Odadjian in Santa Monica Saturday night -- and the guys stood up for Sony. 

System is signed to Columbia Records -- which is owned by Sony -- and while John and Shavo aren't in total agreement with their company's decision ... they think the haters are forgetting one very important factor.

Watch their explanation ... might change your mind about Sony.

Sony Hacking Scandal

Dr. Evil Says ...

GOP is Giving Villains a Bad Name

12/21/2014 8:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Dr. Evil is scoffing at the Guardians of Peace for sheer laziness.

The "Austin Powers" super villain appeared on "Saturday Night Live" with some solid advice to the GOP ...  "It's easy to kill a movie,  just move it to January."

But the evil doc's real beef is purely domestic, and very political.

Mike Myers also awesomely takes a shot at one of his own stinkers.

STEVEN SPIELBERG

GOOD GENES OR

GOOD DOCS?

12/21/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1217_steven_spielberg_good_genes_launchSteven Spielberg is always ready for his close up!

Here's a 39-year-old version of the "Goonies" god at an old school Hollywood event back in 1985 (left) and nearly 30 years later ... the movie making mogul -- who celebrated his 68th birthday earlier this week -- at a fancy Washington D.C. party earlier this month (right).

"Transformers"

The question is ...

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