Theaters Now Pull "Team America" Movie One Day After "The Interview" giovedý, 18 Dicembre 2014 - 11:26 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media After a few theaters tried to replace The Interview with another movie highlighting North Korea, Team America has also been pulled from theaters. Paramount Pictures, the studios behind Team America , did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment, but the theaters said the company yanked the film only hours after the independent theaters said they would show the 2004 movie in place of the James Franco and Seth Rogen satire.
Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert giovedý, 18 Dicembre 2014 - 07:19 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The hack, which a U.S. official has said investigators believe is linked to North Korea, culminated in the cancellation of a Sony film and ultimately could cost the movie studio hundreds of millions of dollars.
More charges in death of man hit, carried on car giovedý, 18 Dicembre 2014 - 04:04 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Prosecutors have filed a negligent homicide charge against McDaniel, 30, arrested in the hit-and-run ... A federal agency is sifting through thousands of comments regarding a Texas hunter's application for a permit to import the carcass of an endangered black rhinoceros that he hopes to kill. A federal agency is sifting through thousands of comments regarding a Texas hunter's application for a permit to import the carcass of an endangered black rhinoceros that he hopes to kill.
Craig Ferguson to end 10 years as host of 'Late Late Show' giovedý, 18 Dicembre 2014 - 01:54 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Ferguson, television's kinetic Scottish cutup, on Friday brings to a close his decade-long run as host of CBS' "The Late Late Show." Airing Friday at 12:35 a.m. EST, he concludes a grand stretch of silliness and smarts that, while never posing much of a ratings threat to talk-show rivals, struck a chord with a loyal following .
A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities giovedý, 18 Dicembre 2014 - 09:39 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Most North Koreans have never even seen the Internet. But the country Was... . FILE - In this May 5, 2012 file photo, South Korean cyber activists listen to North Korean defector Lee Mi-yeon, back to camera, during her lecture on national cyber security at Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs... But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has managed to orchestrate a string of crippling cyber infiltrations of South Korean computer systems in recent years, officials in Seoul believe, despite North Korea protesting innocence.
How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview' giovedý, 18 Dicembre 2014 - 05:26 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, 1st AD Jonathan Watson, DP Brandon Trost, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen on the set of Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." Photo: Ed Araquel, AP FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, actors Seth Rogen, right, and James Franco attend the premiere of the Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" in Los Angeles.
New York Times closes out rough 2014 giovedý, 18 Dicembre 2014 - 01:16 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media When the New York Times turns the page on 2014, it will leave behind a bumpy year that included a high-profile firing, setbacks with digital innovation and, most recently, the elimination of 100 newsroom positions. The year hadn't quite reached the half-way point when the Times was rocked by an abrupt leadership change in the newsroom.
Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices mercoledý, 17 Dicembre 2014 - 08:55 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials. Its chief executive was regularly reminded in unsecure emails of his own secret passwords for his and his family's mail, banking, travel and shopping accounts, according to a review of more than 32,000 stolen corporate emails circulating on the Internet.
Richard C. Hottelet, last of original 'Murrow's Boys,' dies mercoledý, 17 Dicembre 2014 - 04:45 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died. He was 97. Hottelet was a foreign correspondent for the United Press in Berlin at the start of World War II - and even spent several months in a Nazi prison - before joining CBS in London in 1944.
Nightclub company Hakkasan to buy The Light Group mercoledý, 17 Dicembre 2014 - 12:36 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Hakkasan Group, whose name is affixed to a five-story nightclub and dining experience at the MGM Grand hotel-casino, is buying The Light Group and its 22 nightclubs, day clubs and restaurants. Officials from New York-based Morgans Hotel Group announced the company was selling its 90 percent stake in the nightlife company in a deal expected to close next month.
Author and cartoonist Norman Bridwell, creator of Clifford mercoledý, 17 Dicembre 2014 - 08:28 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Norman Bridwell, Clifford creator, dead at 86 The 'Big Red Dog' books became a PBS show. Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://usat.ly/1ADbY34 Author and cartoonist Norman Bridwell, creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog, poses for a portrait at Scholastic headquarters in New York, May 4, 2011.
Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 8-14 mercoledý, 17 Dicembre 2014 - 04:19 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal. HONOLULU - A Korean Air Lines executive's tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is drawing enough attention to give Hawaii's $38 million macadamia nut industry a boost.
Carmike Cinemas pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support martedý, 16 Dicembre 2014 - 11:58 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. Sony Pictures Entertainment told theater owners on Tuesday that it would be supportive of their individual decisions on whether or not to show the film, which is still set for a Christmas release, according to multiple reports.
More former Sony employees file class action lawsuit over data breach, leak of personal info martedý, 16 Dicembre 2014 - 07:54 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Sony Pictures Entertainment now faces two lawsuits from four former employees who claim the company did not do enough to prevent hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other personal information from current and former workers. The lawsuits seek to gain class-action status on behalf of those employees whose private data, including medical records, have been released by hackers in recent weeks.
Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters martedý, 16 Dicembre 2014 - 04:45 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" that referenced the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files: what they called the beginning of a "Christmas gift."
Pact reached before trial over flawed Vegas hotel martedý, 16 Dicembre 2014 - 04:45 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media A last-minute settlement avoided trial Tuesday in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors on a never-opened Las Vegas Strip tower called the Harmon. Several jurors gasped when Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez announced the parties reached an agreement that avoided a trial that lawyers for MGM Resorts and general contractor Tutor Perini Corp. had said could take a year or more.
Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate martedý, 16 Dicembre 2014 - 02:39 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media A federal appeals court on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, overturned a 2012 ruling ordering Massachusetts prison... After just a few hours of deliberation, a California jury has found in favor of Apple in the billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players. After just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California found in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players.
Auschwitz anniversary gets Hollywood touch martedý, 16 Dicembre 2014 - 12:35 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media In this June 25, 2014 file photo, Executive producer Steven Spielberg attends the premiere of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," in New York. Hollywood is playing a role in commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Raindrops falling on soggy Southern California martedý, 16 Dicembre 2014 - 11:30 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media A new storm dumped more rain on already waterlogged parts of Northern California Mond... . Farheen Sultana fights the wind and rain at Fifth and Santa Clara streets in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
Stiff upper lip: 007 carries on after script leak martedý, 16 Dicembre 2014 - 09:25 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media " Filming is underway on the next James Bond movie, "SPECTRE," despite the leak of a draft script in a huge hack of material from Sony Pictures. Daniel Craig and co-star Rory Kinnear took to a London canal in a speedboat on Tuesday for a waterborne sequence.