With theater chains defecting en masse, Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the planned Christmas Day release of "The Interview."
U.S. officials have reportedly linked a massive cyber attack against Sony to North Korea, which is at the center of the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy.
"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," Sony said in a statement. "We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome." read more
Sexual assault on campus is a serious problem. But efforts to protect women from a putative epidemic of violence have led to misguided policies that infringe on the civil rights of men. read more
Thursday afternoon, the House was set to pass legislation that would authorize two more years of support for the Syrian rebels, as well as continuing to authorize sending troops to Iraq. The legislation hasn't drawn much controversy, and that has some anti-war members of the House frustrated. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) said he was pushing colleagues to vote against the bill and that he thought there would be a chance to stop it. "We have been sleepwalking into war now for decades," he said. "For four consecutive presidencies, we've been at war in some form or another in Iraq. And the fact that we're about to authorize -- without any discussion or debate -- a two-year commitment there that has no limits or scope is a really sad statement about where we are as a country." read more
Faith No More broke up in 1998 following a nine-year stretch in which the band recorded four well-received albums, starting with The Real Thing and ending with Album of the Year. In 2009, they reunited for a series of concerts. Then in September, bassist Bill Gould told Rolling Stone they were working on a new album, to be released on Patton's label in 2015. Now the first single is here. read more
The MTV reality TV star Diem Brown has lost her long battle with cancer. She was 32. Brown, who rose to fame on Real World/Road Rules Challenge, died at 10:22 a.m. Friday in New York City. She had candidly chronicled her cancer fight in a blog for People and became an advocate and inspiration for others facing similar battles. She was the founder of href="http://www.medgift.com/" >MedGift, a support registry for those suffering from illness. On Tuesday, Brown was still battling and wrote defiantly on Twitter, "I need prayers and advice my doctors are seemingly giving up but I won't and can't roll over. Whatever option I have to live I'm grabbing!" read more