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Sausage Party Runs Into Suicide Squad

And the bad guys prevail over Seth Rogen's filth

(Newser) - In case anyone wondered whether Seth Rogen could make what amounts to a movie-length penis joke and get people to flock to it, the answer is yes. Sausage Party scored this weekend with a solid $33.6 million debut, reports Variety . That wasn't enough to unseat Suicide Squad, which... More »

Sausage Party Is Hilariously Filthy

'One of the funniest and most deeply offensive movies of the year'

(Newser) - Just because a film is animated doesn't mean you should take your kids to see it. Case in point: Sausage Party—which delivers more F-bombs in its first minute than one would've thought possible. How do critics feel about talking food items with, um, powerful sexual urges? Here'... More »

Amy Pascal Move Foiled by Rogen's Constant Pot Use?

He calls story 'completely untrue,' is offended by term 'stench'

(Newser) - If you are Amy Pascal, and the name "Seth Rogen" comes up in the same galaxy, you'll want to duck because nothing good ever comes of this . Rogen once told an interviewer that he had "a terrible case of I-wanna-smoke-weed-all-day," and sources tell the Hollywood Reporter ... More »

Bradley Cooper Ate 8K Calories a Day to Play Sniper

And more movie news

(Newser) - American Sniper won the box office this weekend, bringing in $90.2 million in three days—a feat that broke January records, USA Today reports. Meanwhile, the Chris Kyle biopic is making headlines in other ways:
  • In order to put on the 40 pounds he needed to play Kyle, Bradley
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Hey, Seth Rogen: Assassination Isn't Funny

If US is a 'moral force,' it shouldn't laugh at The Interview : David Rogers

(Newser) - In four days, The Interview pulled in $15 million, Sony Pictures says in a press release. That's in the period through Saturday, during which, Sony says, the film was rented or bought two million times online, reports. But its success so far isn't something to be... More »

Taking a Stand: Interview Screenings Sell Out

Moviegoers say they're supporting freedom of speech

(Newser) - After Sony's U-turn on releasing The Interview, the controversial movie played in 331 independent cinemas across America on Christmas Day, often to sellout crowds. Many moviegoers made it clear they were there to take a political stand, with one ticket seller in California dressed as "Uncle Sam-ty Claus,... More »

You Can See The Interview After All

Select theaters announce plans to screen it on Christmas

(Newser) - Theaters including the Plaza in Atlanta and the Texas-based chain of Alamo Drafthouse cinemas will show The Interview after all, they announced on Twitter today. Sony Pictures Entertainment pulled the Seth Rogen- and James Franco-starring movie about a plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un after Sony got hacked and threats... More »

What the Hackers Have Done to Hollywood

Given it a reason to stick to 'more predictable fare'

(Newser) - We already know what Mitt Romney thinks Sony should do about The Interview (release it online for free). What do other people think? Pundits are weighing in:
  • At the Verge , Bryan Bishop is with Romney, mostly. He wants to see it put online, stat. "Take the threat of attacking
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Sony Cancels Release of 'The Interview'

Decision comes after major chains bailed on the movie

(Newser) - The Interview won't be released on Christmas Day after all. Sony said today that it was putting the Seth Rogen film on hold in the face of threats from hackers, reports NBC News . Not that it would have been easy to see anyway: Sony's move came after four... More »

Interview Premiere Axed, Theaters Get OK to Pull It

Things aren't looking good for the film

(Newser) - It's not looking good for The Interview: The movie's New York City premiere has been canceled after a threat from the Sony hackers , and Sony Pictures says theaters that had arranged to show it are free to pull it. Carmike Cinemas, the country's fourth-largest cinema chain, has... More »

Sony Threats: Franco, Rogen Cancel Media Appearances

Move follows alleged hackers' latest message

(Newser) - With the Sony threats taking a dark new turn , Seth Rogen and James Franco have scrapped all media appearances to push The Interview, reports BuzzFeed . That includes scheduled stops on Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers' shows, though the pair are still expected to attend a special screening in New York... More »

Did North Korea Hack Sony Over a Seth Rogen Film?

Country has pledged 'retaliation' if 'The Interview' is released

(Newser) - Sony Pictures was recently hacked, and investigators are looking into whether North Korea might have had something to do with it, insiders tell Re/code . The country has expressed outrage over an upcoming movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, which features the pair trying to assassinate Kim Jong Un. North... More »

North Korea Complains to UN About Seth Rogen Movie

It's 'undisguised sponsoring of terrorism,' says Pyongyang

(Newser) - North Korea continues to do a fine job of promoting an upcoming flick with Seth Rogen and James Franco. Pyongyang has taken its complaint about The Interview all the way to the United Nations, reports Reuters . In the movie, Rogen and Franco play a TV producer and host who land... More »

North Korea: Seth Rogen Movie Is an 'Act of War'

Pyongyang warns of 'merciless counter-measure'

(Newser) - Seth Rogen's movies don't usually get panned quite like this: If the US releases the actor's upcoming film, The Interview—which is about assassinating Kim Jong-un—North Korea says it will see it as an "act of war," official media says, per the BBC . The... More »

Critic: Shooter's 'Delusions Inflated' by ... Rogen Movies

Actor 'horribly' insulted, hits back at WaPo movie critic

(Newser) - In a column Sunday, Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday suggested that Hollywood contributed to the feelings of the Isla Vista shooter —who declared in a video that he would take revenge on women who rejected him—and Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow aren't happy that Hornaday specifically... More »

Neighbors Is Shockingly ... Mature?

Critics approve of surprisingly sweet raunchfest

(Newser) - It may look like a raunchy, juvenile, toga party of a movie, but Neighbors is actually surprisingly sweet and honest, critics seem to agree. Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron star in the story of a pair of new parents battling it out with their neighborhood's new frat... More »

Zooey, Taylor, Franco Crash Seth Rogen's SNL Monologue

And more 'Saturday Night Live' highlights

(Newser) - Seth Rogen hosted Saturday Night Live last night, but he was far from the only star present during his monologue. It was crashed by Taylor Swift ("You were getting really upset. And whenever a man shows emotion, I appear."), James Franco (who appeared after Rogen joked that... More »

Only 2 Senators Show Up for Seth Rogen Testimony

Comedian names and shames Mark Kirk for bailing on Alzheimer's testimony

(Newser) - Sen. Mark Kirk made a huge mistake yesterday, when he tweeted a picture of himself with Seth Rogen, who was on Capitol Hill to testify about Alzheimer's funding. "Thanks to @Sethrogen for speaking out about efforts to #ENDALZ. RT if you know someone affected by #Alzheimers," Kirk... More »

James Franco, Seth Rogen Serve Up Kanye Spoof

Actors make their own version of 'Bound 2'

(Newser) - James Franco making out with a shirtless Seth Rogen on a motorcycle—anyone see this coming? Well, the actor buddies have shot an incredibly accurate spoof of Kanye West's "Bound 2" video , including a hirsute Rogen as Kim Kardashian getting steamy on the handlebars. And they did it... More »

See Who Almost Got Cast in The Office

Including Seth Rogen, who tried out for role of Dwight

(Newser) - It's hard to imagine anyone but Steve Carell running The Office as Michael Scott, but the show's producers have released a teaser video of some of the big names that auditioned for that and other roles in 2003. Maybe the biggest surprise is none other than Seth Rogen—... More »

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