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Sony Cancels Roll-Out of 'The Interview' After Threats Cause Theater Chains to Dump It

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Sony Pictures Entertainment has canceled its Christmas Day roll-out of the James Franco-Seth Rogen film The Interview after hacker threats of a 9/11-style terror attack spooked theater chains into dropping the film.

Wrote Sony in a statement:

"In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.

Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome."

The hacker group Guardians of Peace, which has been on a damaging data release campaign against the studio after a deep security breach in November, wrote earlier this week that,

"We will clearly show it [our Christmas gift] to you at the very time and places 'The Interview' be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to...The world will be full of fear...Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment. All the world will denounce the SONY."

Many are speculating that a North Korean group is behind the hack and the threats because the comedic film features the assassination of Kim Jong Un. Franco and Rogen canceled all appearances for the movie following the threats.

UPDATE: U.S. officials say they have connected the Sony hackers to North Korea, NBC News reports.

The officials say the hacking attack originated outside North Korea, but they believe the individuals behind it were acting on orders from the North Koreans.

"We have found linkage to the North Korean government," according to a U.S. government source.

The officials offered no further details.


James Franco and Seth Rogen Have a No Pants Party in the Wild on 'Naked and Afraid' - VIDEO

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James Franco and Seth Rogen are teaming up and striping down for an upcoming episode of Naked and Afraid, the Discovery Channel's reality series that throws two people in the wilderness without food, clothing, or supplies.

You may recall the two showed some skin on Instagram last month to tease the episode.

"Man you really shaved everything huh?" Rogen asks Franco in a new promo. "Oh yeah well I guess you didn't," Franco replies. 

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...(mildly NSFW)

You can also catch the funny men in their new movie The Interview in theaters December 25. 

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Guy Candy: 16 Famous Men Who Got Shirtless on Instagram This Week - PHOTOS

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What are James Franco and Seth Rogen afraid of?

The bare pair showed some skin on Instagram this week along with Chris Salvatore, Miguel, Antonio Sabato Jr., Rep. Aaron Schock, Ashley Parker Angel, Brad Goreski, Ryan Cabrera, Idris Elba, Jack Falahee, Alex Minsky, Derek Theler, Terry Miller and Le1f.

Check out this week's guy candy, AFTER THE JUMP...

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James Franco and Seth Rogen Have an 'Interview' with Kim Jong-un: VIDEO

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In The Interview, James Franco and Seth Rogen play bromantic tabloid reporters who score an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and travel to Pyongyang in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. But their plans change after the CIA recruits them to assassinate him.

Check out the new trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

The film is in theaters this fall.

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Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Jimmy Fallon Dress as Teen Girls, Troll James Franco: VIDEO

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On last night's Tonight Show, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron joined Jimmy Fallon for an episode of the Teen Nick show Ew! and did what teenage "besties" typically do — drink Starbucks, read texts, take selfies, dance, cringe at parents, and rate boys.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Zac Efron Shows Off His 'Gorgeous' Junk in 'Workaholics' Competition: VIDEO

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Zac Efron goes to great lengths to assure victory in a cubicle competition with Seth Rogen for the Comedy Central show Workaholic.

E! reports:

The Workaholics guys begin chanting, "We've got to see that d--k. We've got to see that d--k." Efron stands up, unzips his pants, pulls out his manhood and says, "There, see? Full circumcised."

The four other guys gasp in amazement. "Oh my god, it's amazing. It is f--king gorgeous," Rogen says. "Did Leonardo Di Vinci circumcise you? It's beautiful.

Your balls have a six-pack! Put it away! Put it away, it's too nice!"

"That was a great d--k! That was a great d--k!" Adam, Blake and Ders chant.

Watch the sketch (warning: language), AFTER THE JUMP...

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