More Turmoil As Sony Hacking Shows No Signs Of Letting Up
They call this a Hollywood movie premiere?
No red carpet, and most of all, no interviews at the premiere of The Interview, the comedy about an attempted assassination of the boy dictator of North Korea.
Cops kept reporters at bay as star Seth Rogen slipped in almost unoticed.
One cop told reporters, "We're moving this back."
And when an actor who appears in the comedy dared to talk to reporters about the hackers who have thrown Sony Pictures into turmoil, he was instantly shut down by a Sony staffer.
The actor had told reporters, "I think they're acting like spoiled children, and I think at the end of the day, it's going to be egg on their face."
There's more fallout. Angelina Jolie gave Sony honcho Amy Pascal an icy glare at a recent Hollywood event.
Just check out this headline by MailOnline: "If looks could KILL!"
It was their first encounter since Angelina was called a "minimally talented spoiled brat" in an exchange of emails between Pascal and producer Scott Rudin.
Pascal once again apologized for those racially insensitive jokes she made about President Obama only enjoying movies with black themes, like Django Unchained and 12 Years a Slave.
The emails came up at the White House Press Briefing.
The White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, had said, "A lot of people read those emails. Maybe not everybody, but I think a lot of people cringed a little bit when they were reading."
The hacking attack shows no sign of letting up.
The latest leaked documents show that Seth Rogen was paid $8.4 million for starring in, co-writing, and co-directing The Interview.
James Franco was paid $6.5 million.
Britney Spears' ex, Kevin Federline, was paid $5,000 for a cameo.
And the hackers have revealed some of the aliases used by stars to conceal their identities when they travel.
Tom Hanks goes by Harry Lauder and Johnny Madrid. Sarah Michelle Gellar calls herself Neely O'Hara. Natalie Portman goes by Lauren Brown, and Debra Messing is Ava Harper.
Another new, leaked email reveals that billionaire Mark Cuban was initially unhappy with his deal for the ABC TV show Shark Tank, which is produced by Sony.
Cuban was offered $30,000 an episode.
He wrote back, "Seriously? No chance. This is beyond an insult...better start taking me out of the promos."
He was later able to work out the deal.
Meanwhile, the late night comics are having a field day.
On the Late Show with David Letterman, Letterman joked, "The number one revelation from the Sony hack: Seth Rogen is paid in weed!"