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Christopher Rosen is managing entertainment editor at The Huffington Post. Prior to that he was editor at Moviefone and senior editor at Movieline. Christopher has contributed to, The New York Observer, Vulture, The New York Times online and XFinity TV.

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Where You Can Watch 'Team America: World Police' Online

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 5:31 PM

In the wake of Sony canceling its release plans for "The Interview," some theaters decided to screen "Team America: World Police" as an act of protest. But on Thursday, Paramount pulled "Team America" from being shown in public. Even "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin...

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A Timeline Of Events That Led To The End Of 'The Interview'

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 4:48 PM

Even after a massive cyber attack was perpetrated against Sony Pictures by hackers, it still appeared that Sony would release "The Interview" in theaters. Stars Seth Rogen and James Franco were participating in interviews and the studio went ahead with the film's world premiere in Los Angeles. "Before...

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Two Ways To Get Over The End Of 'Serial'

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 12:16 PM

"Serial" has come to an end, which makes this as good a time as any to listen to "Life After Serial." Created by Soundcloud user Fafu, the mashup combines the podcast's haunting theme song with Notorious B.I.G.'s "Somebody’s Gotta Die" and includes clips from the show.

If that's not enough, Mark Henry Phillips, the show's composer, has released the "Serial" score online.

"I tried to focus on Sarah Koenig's journey and what she was feeling. That was the key for me," Phillips said in a press release announcing the soundtrack was available. "When she finds a new piece of information she might be excited, so the music can reflect that. More than anything, like us, her biggest feeling seems to be one of ambivalence. She just doesn't know what to think. That's what I was trying to capture with the music. I wanted it to feel like you were in a foggy scene at night and you had no idea where you were."

Phillips wasn't alone in crafting the musical sound of "Serial." Nick Thorburn wrote the theme song and some other key tracks.

"Every time I hear [Thorburn's theme] I get it excited because it means there's a new episode of the show," Phillips said in the release. "But when I was mixing the show the theme was sort of a signpost that it was beginning or ending so I definitely wanted to make the score sound as different as possible."

And if all of that still doesn't fill the void left by "Serial," there's always the Miley Cyrus mashup.

More on the score can be found at iTunes. Hat tip to The AV Club for unearthing the Biggie...

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Bobby Cannavale Does Not Kill Anyone In 'Annie'

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 11:35 AM

Bobby Cannavale spent three months rehearsing his one song-and-dance number in "Annie," the jazzy "Easy Street" duet with Cameron Diaz. But perfecting the sequence wasn't the only challenge the 44-year-old had in making the new musical. There was also the matter of his murder face.

"There would be some takes...

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6 Things You're Missing By Not Seeing 'The Interview'

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 10:59 AM

Audiences won't get to see "The Interview" on Christmas Day -- and maybe even ever. According to a spokesperson for Sony Pictures, the studio has "no further release plans" for the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, making even on-demand or Blu-ray releases unlikely. Which is a shame...

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Aaron Sorkin, Judd Apatow Call 'The Interview' Decision An Attack On Free Speech

(5) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 9:13 AM

As the cyber attack on Sony Pictures revealed a cache of stolen emails, including bits of news and gossip, both Aaron Sorkin and Judd Apatow were among the most critical toward the way members of the press covered the story.

"As a screenwriter in Hollywood who's...

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Plans For North Korea Movie Starring Steve Carell Scrapped

(40) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 7:02 PM

According to, plans for a "paranoid thriller" set in North Korea and starring Steve Carell have been scrapped in the wake of a cyber attack against Sony Pictures that eventually led to the postponement of "The Interview." A source close to the project confirmed that production company...

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Sony Cancels Plans To Release 'The Interview'

(1376) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 5:00 PM

Sony Pictures will not release "The Interview" on Christmas Day, and the studio has "no further release plans" for the film, this according to a studio spokesperson. It had been speculated that Sony would consider releasing the film either via on-demand services or in theaters at...

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Jessica Chastain Wants More Diversity In Hollywood

(8) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 1:55 PM

Jessica Chastain really loves movies.

"I think if I wasn't an actor, I would be an entertainment journalist," Chastain said during a recent interview at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The actress, an Oscar nominee who has starred in four movies this year, recalled a story about how when...

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Sony Reportedly Discussed Ending Of 'The Interview' With U.S. Government

(10) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 12:49 PM

According to leaked emails published by The Daily Beast, Sony executives reportedly discussed the controversial ending of "The Interview" with U.S. government officials.

In the correspondence between Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and RAND corporation senior defense analyst Bruce W. Bennett, which The Daily Beast obtained...

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Seth Rogen & James Franco Cancel Press Appearances Following Threats Against 'The Interview'

(77) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 4:30 PM

After a terror threat made by hackers against anyone who plans to see "The Interview" was published, Seth Rogen and James Franco have canceled planned press appearances set for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. According to a source close to Rogen, the promotional schedule will be reevaluated after Wednesday....

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God Told David Oyelowo He Would Play Martin Luther King, But He Didn't Stop There

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 10:05 AM

David Oyelowo hasn't been shy about discussing how God spoke to him in 2007 and said the actor would eventually play Martin Luther King Jr. in what would become "Selma."

"The reason I'm talking about that is because I'm as shocked as anyone else...

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Watch A Mashup Of Darlene Love Singing David Letterman's Favorite Christmas Song

(2) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 9:12 AM

On Friday, Darlene Love will sing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for David Letterman one last time. The nearly annual tradition started in 1986, and Love has spent the last 27 years performing the holiday classic on Letterman's shows, "Late Night" and now "Late Show." (A CBS press...

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'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Calls Racist Sony Emails 'Sad, Limited, Crass'

(21) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 3:22 PM

In a new interview with The Daily Beast, "Selma" director Ava DuVernay has called leaked emails between Sony co-chair Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin that mocked the film taste of President Barack Obama "sad, limited, crass."

DuVernay said she found out about the emails shortly after becoming...

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The 22 Best Movies Of 2014

(54) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 11:40 AM

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Nine official adaptations, three moving romances, two historical dramas, and one horrifying storybook are among some of the films on HuffPost Entertainment's list of 2014's best movies. In a year where 17 of the 20 highest-grossing films hail from franchises or adaptations,...

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Aaron Sorkin Slams Media In Op-Ed About Sony Hack

(30) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 8:56 AM

In an op-ed published by the New York Times on Sunday, Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin slammed news outlets for covering information leaked online in the wake of a massive cyber attack against Sony Pictures.

"As a screenwriter in Hollywood who's only two generations removed from probably being blacklisted,...

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Sony Hack Reveals Spider-Man, Marvel Plans You Already Knew

(2) Comments | Posted December 14, 2014 | 1:15 PM

Beyond the outrageous and silly, a lot of superhero news has leaked online in the wake of a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures. But if the contents of the stolen emails sound somewhat familiar to comic-book fans, that's because so much of the information was...

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Christoph Waltz Confirms He's Playing Oberhauser In 'Spectre'

(2) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 2:54 PM

When the cast of the new James Bond movie was announced earlier this month, it was revealed that star Christoph Waltz would play a man named Franz Oberhauser. But owing to the fact the film is called "Spectre" -- and that Waltz is known for playing villains --...

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Paul Thomas Anderson Assures You, 'Inherent Vice' Does Make Sense

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 10:58 AM

Even those who love Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" have discussed how they want to see it a second time. Anderson's films often have that effect on moviegoers, an initial opacity giving way to understanding and embrace.

"I think it started happening on 'The Master' a lot. People...

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Seth Rogen Thanks Amy Pascal For Making 'The Interview'

(10) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 8:39 AM

Before the world premiere of "The Interview," the controversial new comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco that may or may not have sparked a widespread hacking of Sony Pictures' computer data, Rogen praised Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal for following through with the film. As Reuters previously reported,...

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