Dickey's theory makes a lot more sense to me. If Sony sued Daily Beast and it got to the point of litigation, and the individual name(s) of the author(s) became important, Daily Beast would give them up. "Whoops sorry the post is under a pseudonym so we can't tell you" is not really a legal defense. » 12/16/14 5:00pm Tuesday 5:00pm

Did Sony Get Hacked Because of This Kim Jong-un Death Scene?

If there was one thing that triggered the embarrassing and fascinating Sony email leak, it might have been their decision to go forward with killing North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in James Franco and Seth Rogen's The Interview in the most gory way allowable. Now, you can watch exactly why some think North Korea may… » 12/15/14 7:00pm 12/15/14 7:00pm

Leaked Emails: Cameron Crowe's New Bradley Cooper Movie Is a Catastrophe

Sony Pictures Entertainment executives dealing with fallout from the company's historic security breach at least have the studio's 2015 films to look forward to—well, except for Cameron Crowe's still-untitled new movie starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone. » 12/15/14 9:45am 12/15/14 9:45am

Hollywood Executives Think Jaden and Willow Smith Are Crazy, Too

Jaden and Willow Smith don't seem like they want to be movie stars right now, which is just as well because their incredible New York Times interview appears to have frightened off Hollywood executives—at least if an email from the Sony Pictures Entertainment leaks are to be believed. » 12/13/14 4:10pm 12/13/14 4:10pm

New Bond Script Leaks: Execs Scrambling to Fix Awful Ending

According to emails leaked in the Sony hack, the new James Bond movie, Spectre, which began filming this week, will likely clock in among the most expensive movies ever made, with a current projected budget "in the mid $300Ms." Why? Possibly because the script—which leaked in full alongside copious, desperate notes to… » 12/12/14 7:30pm 12/12/14 7:30pm

Sony Exec: "Broke" Aaron Sorkin Is "Sleeping With" Author

Aaron Sorkin has a fruitful working relationship with Sony Pictures Entertainment. The studio distributed his hit films The Social Network and Moneyball and is actively seeking to develop new projects with him, including at one point the ill-fated Steve Jobs biopic. But none of that stopped SPE co-chairman Amy Pascal… » 12/12/14 3:20pm 12/12/14 3:20pm

Brooklyn Venue Owner Explains What it's Like to Be Pushed Out By Vice

Five days before Thanksgiving, the adored Brooklyn indie rock venue Death By Audio shut its doors after seven years. When DBA's founders announced its demise in September, they did not explain why they were suddenly closing, and they declined comment when we stated what everyone knew to be true: that they were being… » 12/09/14 4:30pm 12/09/14 4:30pm

New Sony Hack Docs Reveal the Ridiculous Aliases of a Bunch of Actors

If you thought that actors obscured their identities with cool and bad ass aliases, I'm gonna suggest you have a seat, because a new batch of documents from the Sony hack suggests that most actors—including Tom Hanks and Daniel Craig—pick the lamest fake names possible. » 12/08/14 6:43pm 12/08/14 6:43pm

Urban Outfitters' Corporate Office Is Having a Racist Holiday Party

What you see above is a portion of the flyer for Urban Outfitters' 2014 office holiday party, which is taking place on Wednesday at the retailer's corporate headquarters in Philadelphia. As you can see, employees are being asked to dress up in some mish-mash of Orientalist signifiers so obviously offensive that two… » 12/08/14 1:50pm 12/08/14 1:50pm

Justin Bieber Is Paying $59,000 a Month For Some Wack Horn-Shaped Pool

Justin Bieber has a new pool and it's shaped like a horn? Or like an exclamation point as designed by Romero Britto? Or a pen as imagined by the set designer on Prometheus? Anyway, this pool is costing Justin Bieber basically your entire year's salary (if you're lucky) per month, and not to pile on the kid here, but… » 12/06/14 1:02pm 12/06/14 1:02pm

NFL Player Tweets Racy Texts Between Wife and Dallas Cowboys Superstar

Brennan Clay is a free agent NFL running back who this week alleged that his wife is cheating on him with star Dallas Cowboys running back Demarco Murray, pictured above, who was also Clay's teammate at the University of Oklahoma. Tonight, Clay posted naughty text messages he says show Murray asking his wife if they… » 12/04/14 9:54pm 12/04/14 9:54pm

Inside a Confidential End-of-Year Presentation From Sony Pictures' CFO

The deep trove of documents stolen from Sony Pictures Entertainment has taught us that Sony employees revile Adam Sandler and make very sad Powerpoints. Now, a confidential 2011 end-of-year presentation from SPE CFO David Hendler further shows how the company views itself, and how its employees view the company. » 12/04/14 1:05pm 12/04/14 1:05pm