More Americans disapprove of Sony film cancellation: Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) – Nearly half of Americans believe Sony Pictures made the wrong decision by canceling the theatrical release of the comedy “The Interview,” the film that provoked a cyberattack on the studio, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday. Forty-seven percent of respondents said they disagreed with Sony scrapping the film last Wednesday, after several movie theater chains chose not to screen the raunchy satire that depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim […]

Cyber attack of NoKor is not an Act of War – Obama

United States President Barack Obama said that the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was “not an act of war” on North Korea which it suspected for hacking the controversial movie, “The Interview.” For several years now, North Korea has been on the radar of the U.S. long been on the wrong side of the United States.  Whatever tension there was between the two has just become more severe. The recent massive hacking of movie giant, […]

Raspy-voiced British soul singer Joe Cocker dies at 70

Raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends” and “You Are So Beautiful,” has died, his agent said on Monday (December 22, 2014). He was 70. The death was confirmed by Marshall Arts, the company of Cocker’s agent, Barrie Marshall, in England, which gave no other details. Cocker was born in Sheffield, England, and worked as a gas fitter while pursuing a singing […]

U.S. says North Korea behind cyber attack on Sony Pictures – CNN

U.S. officials have determined that North Korea was indeed behind the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, according to CNN. The movie studio said on Wednesday (December 17) that it had decided to cancel the December 25 theatrical release of its North Korea comedy “The Interview.” The decision came after several major U.S. theater chains pulled out of showing the film following threats from hackers. “I think that when the threat moved from the virtual world to the physical world, that’s when […]

New York premiere of North Korea comedy canceled after threats

The New York premiere of “The Interview”, a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said one theater chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group. The hackers, who said they were also responsible for seizing control of Sony Corp’s computer system last month, on Tuesday warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film starring James Franco […]

NET 25 Bags Anak TV Seal Awards for 2014

NET 25, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s very own TV channel, once again proved that it is a bastion of television programs that is not only full of family values but guaranteed kid-friendly as well. Four NET 25 programs won this singular honor. First is Spoon, our very own celebrity cooking and talk show, hosted by Ms. Janice De Belen, which gives us not only mouth-watering recipes but good and meaningful conversations as well. Landmarks, our travel […]

Bill Cosby’s attorney says comedian target of extortion

(Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s attorney on Thursday said a lawsuit accusing the comedian of sexually molesting a teenager four decades ago was meritless and alleged that the accuser tried to extort $250,000 from Cosby before filing the suit. Cosby attorney Marty Singer filed documents asking Los Angeles Superior Court to throw out a California woman’s claims, saying they did not meet legal requirements and were too old. Judy Huth has accused Cosby, 77, of sexually […]

Comedian Bill Cosby accused in lawsuit of molesting girl in 1974

(Reuters) – Bill Cosby was sued on Tuesday by a woman alleging he molested her in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles when she was 15, in what is believed to be the first court case arising from a recent wave of sexual misconduct accusations against the comedian. The five-page complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, charged that Cosby sexually abused plaintiff Judy Huth by putting his hand down her pants, and […]

Palace congratulates Jamie Herrell for winning this year’s ‘Miss Earth’ title

MANILA, Dec. 1 — Malacañang congratulated Cebu City’s Jamie Herrell for winning this year’s Miss Earth beauty title following a coronation held Saturday evening at the University of the Philippines Theater in Diliman, Quezon City. “Ikinagagalak po natin ang kanyang tagumpay at binabati natin siya sa paglalagay muli sa ating bansa sa world map ng pagkilala in terms of beauty and talent,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said over the state-run dzRB […]

Mike Nichols, award-winning American director, dies at 83

(Reuters) – Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of influential films such as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “The Graduate,” and “Carnal Knowledge,” died on Wednesday at age 83. The prolific director passed away at his home of cardiac arrest, his spokeswoman said. A private service for the family will be held this week, followed by a memorial at a future date. No director had ever moved between Broadway […]