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Donald Trump Called Out by Late-Night Comics for Cruelty, 'Dickishness' (Watch!) 2

Donald Trump Called Out by Late-Night Comics for Cruelty, ‘Dickishness’ (Watch!)

Donald Trump’s cruel treatment of children and general “dickishness” was enough to draw Jon Stewart, the former king of late-night comedy, from his self-imposed exile last night to weigh in on the administration’s incredible spiral downward. But Stewart was far from alone. Late-night comics Trevor Noah, Seth Myers and Stephen Colbert applied a full-court press on the president....
Donald Trump is shielded from indictment by a policy with no standing in law. (Photo: Getty)

Trump Goes Where No President Has Gone Before, Legitimizing a Grisly Dictator

Donald Trump and his Fox News acolytes are describing the president’s summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as an historic event achieved by no other recent president. But his biggest accomplishment was legitimizing a grisly dictator with a duplicitous history and long string of human rights violations. No other president sought to dignify Kim, or any of his previous family-member leaders, because they realized it would represent a de-facto acceptance of his brutal regime....
Sony Out Foxes North Korea Hackers; Digital Sales Soar for 'The Interview' 6

Sony Out Foxes North Korea Hackers; Digital Sales Soar for ‘The Interview’

Sony Pictures is bouncing back from the hack with strong digital sales of “The Interview,” the controversial North Korean assassination spoof that allegedly triggered one of the most devastating corporate cyber attacks in Internet history. The company reported today (Jan. 20) that the film has grossed more than $40 million from digital downloading. In contrast, the film earned $6 million from its limited theatrical release. Seth Rogen and James Franco star in the pic. ...
Sony's Call to Yank 'The Interview' From Theaters Irks Public, Poll Says 8

Sony’s Call to Yank ‘The Interview’ From Theaters Irks Public, Poll Says

Sony’s decision to pull it’s North Korean comedy movie “The Interview” from theaters in the face of threats from unknown hackers was a mistake according to nearly half of the people who responded to a new poll by Reuters News Agency. The UK-based news service and Ipsos polled 1,246 Americans online released today (Dec. 22) and found that 47 percent disagreed with Sony’s decision to back down. But 29 percent of those polled said it was the right thing to do in the face of threats of violence against movie theaters that showed the film by a shadowy hackers group that calls itself “Guardians of Peace.”...
Mike Myers Strikes Back at North Korea as Dr. Evil on SNL (watch!) 10

Mike Myers Strikes Back at North Korea as Dr. Evil on SNL (watch!)

Mike Myers returned to “Saturday Night Live” as Dr. Evil from his Austin Powers movies to chastise North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Sony Pictures for, well, giving evil a bad name. Myers, that is, Dr. Evil commandeered the cold open. The show opened with a skit called “A Very Somber Christmas With Sam Smith.” Actually, was parodying the English singer when Dr. Evil crashed the set. Sitting in his familiar lair, Dr. Evil laid into North Korea for its puny “act of war.”...
'Interview' Pulled by First Theater Chain to Buckle Under Terror Threat 12

‘Interview’ Pulled by First Theater Chain to Buckle Under Terror Threat

“Interview,” the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy about the assassination of North Korean beloved leader Kim Jong-Un won’t be screened in more than 278 theaters after the first chain buckled in the face of an alleged terror attack. Carmike Cinemas, which operates 2,917 screens in 41 states, mostly in the south, said it is passing on the Sony film, according Deadline. The move is unprecedented in the annals of film-making but the Georgia-based chain said it decided to make the move after receiving assurances from Sony that it would support theaters that pull the film. Sony is moving ahead with the release on Christmas Day....
Seth Rogen Errantly Praises Sony Exec Who Tried to Ditch His Film 14

Seth Rogen Errantly Praises Sony Exec Who Tried to Ditch His Film

Seth Rogen praised Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal for making his movie, “Interview,” last night at the film’s hush-hush premiere, without acknowledging that she frantically tried to disassociate Sony from the picture in every way possible. Rogen, who is known for being outspoken, had to know Pascal was behind efforts to orphan the film, which is comedy about assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. The details of Sony’s efforts to erase its name from the project are contained in the latest batch of emails that have been leaked by a shadowy group that calls itself “Guardians of Justice.”...
North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Turns Up... on Saturday Night Live (watch!) 16

North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un Turns Up… on Saturday Night Live (watch!)

North Korea’s beloved leader Kim Jong-Un has dropped out of sight for almost a month, provoking rumors about illness or even a possible coup. It only makes sense that he would resurface for a guest appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Bobby Moynihan had the honor of playing the fearless leader in the show’s cold open. The skit opened with Moynihan sitting with a nurse surrounded by his lackeys. ...
James Franco, Seth Rogen Called 'Terrorists' at UN by North Korea 18

James Franco, Seth Rogen Called ‘Terrorists’ at UN by North Korea

James Franco and Seth Rogen have been branded “terrorists” and their new film “The Interview” is being described as a “war action” in a formal protest by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to the United Nations. Who knew? Um… well, we did. TheImproper published a spoof last month, in which Kim called the film an act of war and vowed to nuke Hollywood. But, hey, we were only kidding, although we suspected that Kim would react exactly as we called it in our June 12 article. And he has!...
James Franco, Seth Rogen Film Really Has Peeved Kim Jong-Un 20

James Franco, Seth Rogen Film Really Has Peeved Kim Jong-Un

James Franco’s and Seth Rogen’s upcoming satirical film, “The Interview,” really has provoked a response from North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un. After all, Kim is the target of an assassination plot in the picture. Given the film is a satire, TheImproper published a satirical article June 12, imagining what Kim’s response might be. We never dreamed he would really respond. But he did. ...
Kim Jong-Un Vows War Over Seth Rogen, James Franco Film (watch!) 22

Kim Jong-Un Vows War Over Seth Rogen, James Franco Film (watch!)

Calling it a provocation of the foulest order, North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un says war is imminent with the United States because of James Franco’s and Seth Rogen’s new movie “Interview.” A new trailer for the movie was released today (June 11) detailing the two actors’ efforts to assassinate the Korean dictator. The new trailer for the action comedy film, directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, was obtained by his agents within hours of its release and viewed by Kim and his close circle of advisers deep within his palace in Pyongyang....