FanBolt http://www.fanbolt.com Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:52:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sony Bosses Respond to President Obama’s Commentshttp://www.fanbolt.com/52695/sony-bosses-respond-president-obamas-comments/ http://www.fanbolt.com/52695/sony-bosses-respond-president-obamas-comments/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:52:35 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=52695 Sony bosses have responded to President Obama’s criticism over their decision to cancel the release of The Interview. Sony says they had no choice but to cancel the film, and it was not their fault. President Obama called the move “a mistake” in his end-of-year press conference at The White House yesterday and Sean Penn...

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Sony bosses have responded to President Obama’s criticism over their decision to cancel the release of The Interview. Sony says they had no choice but to cancel the film, and it was not their fault.

President Obama called the move “a mistake” in his end-of-year press conference at The White House yesterday and Sean Penn suggested the decision to bow to the pressure of cyber threats sends the wrong message to potential terrorists hoping to bring Hollywood and big business in America to its knees.

Now Sony executives have responded with a statement, insisting the decision not to move forward with the theatrical release of The Interview was made “as a result of the majority of the nation’s theatre owners choosing not to screen the film.”

They add, “Let us be clear, the only decision that we have made with respect to release of the film was not to release it on Christmas Day in theaters, after the theater owners declined to show it. Without theaters, we could not release it in the theaters on Christmas Day. We had no choice.

“After that decision, we immediately began actively surveying alternatives to enable us to release the movie on a different platform. It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so.”

On Friday, FBI officials confirmed the hackers who stole Sony database details and published private emails and unreleased movies online were linked to the North Korean regime.

The film features the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Meanwhile, the Sony bosses have hired top crisis management guru Judy Smith to help them deal with the fall-out from their decision to scrap the film’s release.

Smith, who was the inspiration for Kerry Washington’s character in hit TV drama Scandal, worked as deputy press secretary to President George H.W. Bush before starting her own crisis management firm, Smith & Company. Her past clients have included Monica Lewinsky and actor Wesley Snipes.

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Kristen Bell Gives Birth to Baby Girl and Announces Her Name!http://www.fanbolt.com/52694/kristen-bell-gives-birth-baby-girl-announces-name/ http://www.fanbolt.com/52694/kristen-bell-gives-birth-baby-girl-announces-name/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:47:48 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=52694 Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard welcomed their second daughter into the world yesterday! The couple announced the new arrival on Twitter.com yesterday, and they revealed her name – Delta Bell Shepard. Funnyman Shepard wrote on the microblogging site, “Delta Bell Shepard is here. She doesn’t look like either ?@IMKristenBell? or me, but we’re...

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Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard welcomed their second daughter into the world yesterday!

The couple announced the new arrival on Twitter.com yesterday, and they revealed her name – Delta Bell Shepard.

Funnyman Shepard wrote on the microblogging site, “Delta Bell Shepard is here. She doesn’t look like either ?@IMKristenBell? or me, but we’re gonna keep her anyway. ?#christmascameearly? (sic)”

Bell tore herself from her new baby to add, “The estrogen (sic) has now hit critical mass! Good luck, @daxshepard1. And welcome to the world Delta Bell Shepard (sic)…”

Shepard and Bell also have a 21-month-old daughter, Lincoln.

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Ian Somerhalder to Make Directorial Debut on ‘The Vampire Diaries’http://www.fanbolt.com/52668/ian-somerhalder-make-directorial-debut-vampire-diaries/ http://www.fanbolt.com/52668/ian-somerhalder-make-directorial-debut-vampire-diaries/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:55:10 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=52668 Ian Somerhalder is set to make his directorial debut on an upcoming episode of his hit show The Vampire Diaries. The TV star will take charge of the 16th episode in season six next year, according to TVLine.com. Details surrounding the episode are under wraps, but Somerhalder is excited about his upcoming duties. In a...

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Ian Somerhalder is set to make his directorial debut on an upcoming episode of his hit show The Vampire Diaries.

The TV star will take charge of the 16th episode in season six next year, according to TVLine.com.

Details surrounding the episode are under wraps, but Somerhalder is excited about his upcoming duties.

In a message on Instagram, the star writes, “Thank you to all involved in the decision-making process for giving me the opportunity to do this – I am so grateful. I’ll do my very verry (sic) very best not to screw it up.”

Are you excited to see how Ian’s episode will turn out? Is there anything special you’d like to see happen? Let us know what your hopes (or fears) are in the comments below!

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Lucy Hale Cancels Upcoming Concert Dateshttp://www.fanbolt.com/52669/pretty-little-liars-star-lucy-hale-cancels-upcoming-concert-dates/ http://www.fanbolt.com/52669/pretty-little-liars-star-lucy-hale-cancels-upcoming-concert-dates/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:46:37 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=52669 Lucy Hale has scrapped a series of winter shows in a bid to recover from a strain on her vocal cords. The 26-year-old Pretty Little Liars star has cancelled upcoming dates on her Road Between Tour. In a statement to fans she writes, “I am devastated that I can’t be out performing for my fans...

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Lucy Hale has scrapped a series of winter shows in a bid to recover from a strain on her vocal cords.

The 26-year-old Pretty Little Liars star has cancelled upcoming dates on her Road Between Tour.

In a statement to fans she writes, “I am devastated that I can’t be out performing for my fans who have been incredibly supportive, but I have been advised not to embark on a tour at this time. You know I hate letting y’all down and thank you for your understanding.”

The country singer had to pull a gig at the Cowboys Orlando club in Florida at the beginning of December, due to illness.

The “Lie a Little Better” singer’s first headlining tour was scheduled to begin in Massachusetts in January.

You can still catch Lucy as Aria Montgomery when Pretty Little Liars returns to ABC Family in January.

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Emma Watson Named ‘Cosmopolitan’ Feminist Celebrity of the Yearhttp://www.fanbolt.com/52667/emma-watson-named-cosmopolitan-feminist-celebrity-year/ http://www.fanbolt.com/52667/emma-watson-named-cosmopolitan-feminist-celebrity-year/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:35:01 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=52667 Emma Watson has been named Feminist of the Year in a new Cosmopolitan poll. The Harry Potter star became a women’s rights heroine following a heartfelt sexual equality speech she made at the launch of the #HeForShe campaign at the United Nations in September . The actress rallied feminists all over the world with her...

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Emma Watson has been named Feminist of the Year in a new Cosmopolitan poll.

The Harry Potter star became a women’s rights heroine following a heartfelt sexual equality speech she made at the launch of the #HeForShe campaign at the United Nations in September .

The actress rallied feminists all over the world with her stirring commentary on rights and equal pay, and her celebrity fans were quick to applaud her for her well-presented argument.

Now she has been rewarded with the top spot on the fashion website’s top ladies list, compiled by ForWomen.org.

Watson has beaten out transgender actress Laverne Cox, newswoman Rachel Maddow, Beyonce and Cher.

The top 10 2014 feminists, according to Ms. Foundation voters are below:

1.Emma Watson
2.Laverne Cox
3.Rachel Maddow
4.Beyoncé
5.Cher
6.Amy Poehler
7.Tina Fey
8.Meryl Streep
9.Mindy Kaling
10.Ann Curry

Let us know your thoughts on the ladies that made the list in the comments below!

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The First ‘Bates Motel’ Season 3 Promo Is Here!http://www.fanbolt.com/52662/first-bates-motel-season-3-promo/ http://www.fanbolt.com/52662/first-bates-motel-season-3-promo/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:13:26 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=52662 Freddie Highmore returns as the wonderfully creepy Norman Bates in the very first promo teasing the new season of Bates Motel! In the short teaser, we see Norman doing what classic Psycho Norman does best…creeping on some unsuspecting woman through a wall. The lady in lingerie’s name is Annika according to the network and is...

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Freddie Highmore returns as the wonderfully creepy Norman Bates in the very first promo teasing the new season of Bates Motel!

In the short teaser, we see Norman doing what classic Psycho Norman does best…creeping on some unsuspecting woman through a wall. The lady in lingerie’s name is Annika according to the network and is played by actress Tracy Spiradakos, whom some of you may recognize from Revolution. Not much is known about Annika other than that she’s a woman who shows up at the Bates Motel.

This footage isn’t actually from the show, but it does seem to suggest that we’ll see the darker side of Norman in the forefront in the new season, which would make sense, based on all that he went through last season.

You can watch the teaser promo below!

Catch up on Bates Motel on Netflix and watch the new season when it returns in March 2015.

Photo Credit: A&E

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Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Coming to New York in 2017http://www.fanbolt.com/52646/hip-hop-hall-fame-coming-new-york-2017/ http://www.fanbolt.com/52646/hip-hop-hall-fame-coming-new-york-2017/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:52:15 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=52646 A Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum is heading to New York City to display memorabilia from acts including Ice Cube, Run-DMC, Snoop Dogg and Eminem. The long-running project is finally coming to fruition following years of planning after organizers secured premises in Midtown Manhattan and Harlem. The double-site museum will feature reams of items from...

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A Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum is heading to New York City to display memorabilia from acts including Ice Cube, Run-DMC, Snoop Dogg and Eminem.

The long-running project is finally coming to fruition following years of planning after organizers secured premises in Midtown Manhattan and Harlem.

The double-site museum will feature reams of items from hip-hop artists across the years, and is scheduled for opening in April. The site close to Times Square will also feature tours and an interactive exhibit.

Organizer JT Thompson tells the New York Daily News, “This will be the home of hip-hop history. People need to understand the importance of hip-hop, the elements, the DJs, the B-boys and B-girls and the graffiti writers.”

Around $50 million has been raised for the project and organizers are hoping to generate the final $500,000 via crowdfunding.

Would you visit the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame once finished? Let us know in the comments below!

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Snoop Dogg and Son Score Reality Serieshttp://www.fanbolt.com/52644/snoop-dogg-son-score-reality-series/ http://www.fanbolt.com/52644/snoop-dogg-son-score-reality-series/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:36:49 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=52644 Snoop Dogg is heading back to reality TV for a five-part series with his son. Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream will chronicle the hitmaker’s life as the father of a high school football star. The project will also feature his son, Cordell Broadus, and the team he plays for, the Bishop Gorman High School...

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Snoop Dogg is heading back to reality TV for a five-part series with his son.

Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream will chronicle the hitmaker’s life as the father of a high school football star.

The project will also feature his son, Cordell Broadus, and the team he plays for, the Bishop Gorman High School Gaels.

Producer Rory Karpf says, “Football is his way to bond with his son. It sounds maybe strange but he almost has almost a 1950s father mentality that you’ll see in the show. He’s not super affectionate with his son saying I love you all the time – he does that more with his daughter – but football is the way he connects with his son.”

The series will debut on ESPN on January 14.

This isn’t the first reality TV stint for the rapper – he and his family previously appeared on Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood from 2007 to 2009.

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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden Reportedly Engagedhttp://www.fanbolt.com/52643/cameron-diaz-benji-madden-reportedly-engaged/ http://www.fanbolt.com/52643/cameron-diaz-benji-madden-reportedly-engaged/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:29:27 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=52643 Cameron Diaz and Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden have become engaged for Christmas, according to multiple sources. After weeks of speculation, insiders claim Madden, who previously dated Paris Hilton, popped the question recently after a seven-month romance with the movie star. One source tells Us Weekly magazine, “Everyone thinks it’s wild but are so happy...

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Cameron Diaz and Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden have become engaged for Christmas, according to multiple sources.

After weeks of speculation, insiders claim Madden, who previously dated Paris Hilton, popped the question recently after a seven-month romance with the movie star.

One source tells Us Weekly magazine, “Everyone thinks it’s wild but are so happy for them. Benji always tends to fall in love easily, but this time it’s for real and he landed a great girl.”

The actress recently sparked engagement rumours by sporting a prominent gold wedding-style band complete with sparkling diamonds on her ring finger, but she and Madden have yet to confirm the happy news.

Diaz’s ex-boyfriends include Justin Timberlake, Jared Leto, baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez and British model Paul Sculfor.

Madden has also romanced Australian model Sophie Monk.

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Atlanta Weekly Filming Roundup: ‘Insurgent’, ‘Resurrection’ and More!http://www.fanbolt.com/52595/atlanta-weekly-filming-roundup-insurgent-resurrection/ http://www.fanbolt.com/52595/atlanta-weekly-filming-roundup-insurgent-resurrection/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:08:34 +0000 http://www.fanbolt.com/?p=52595 Here’s your final Atlanta Weekly Filming Roundup of 2014! Coming Soon Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to start filming in Atlanta in April. The Ring 3 is going begin filming at East Mountain Studios near Conyers Currently in Production Resurrection was seen filming 566 North Peachtree St in Norcross this week. Signs for USA’s Complications...

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Here’s your final Atlanta Weekly Filming Roundup of 2014!

Coming Soon

  • Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to start filming in Atlanta in April.
  • The Ring 3 is going begin filming at East Mountain Studios near Conyers

Currently in Production

  • Resurrection was seen filming 566 North Peachtree St in Norcross this week.
  • Signs for USA’s Complications and Sheldrake were spotted at the exit ramp for Jimmy Carter at I-85
  • Insurgent is filming re-shoots in Atlanta and may be filming at the High Museum on Saturday, Dec. 20.

Celebrity Sightings

  • Shaq loves the kids! He was spotted stopping by the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta- Bellwood Unit on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in Atlanta this week.
  • The Vampire Diaries star Candice Accola had some fun at the Krog Street Market in Atlanta.

Beering up in the burger line. I love you atlanta Krog Street Market

Una foto pubblicata da craccola (@craccola) in data:

    • Friend of FanBolt Jonathan spotted Matt Bomer at the Lowes Hotel in Atlanta! (We’re super jealous of his picture by the way!)
Source/ Photo Credit: Jonathan Vendrick

Source/ Photo Credit: Jonathan Vendrick

Decoded Production Signs

          • LOC-The Vampire Diaries
          • Bonanza- The Originals
          • RR2-The Red Road
          • TVM/JC-Complications
          • Misty- The Nice Guys
          • Cornet-Bolden!
          • Stretch 29-Vacation
          • Sic’Em- Powers
          • 20/20- Hindsight
          • SL- Single Ladies
          • FTP-Resurrection
          • Sheldrake- 5th Wave

A huge thanks to Jonathan Vendrick, Atlanta Magazine, Creative LoafingThe Buzz@ATLWood411, @ATLMovieTours , On Location Vacations, Jennifer Brett and the AJC,@Peachyscoop and @AtlantaFilming for the tips!

If you have any filming location tips and/or celebrity sightings, be sure to tweet us at @FanBolt or me at @TheJasmineAlyce  with the hashtag #ATLFilm and you could end up in the weekly roundup! Also, if there’s anything you’d like to see included that we currently don’t, let us know!

Be sure to check back every Friday and see where some of your favorite TV shows, movies and stars have been spotted in Georgia.

Photo Credit: Lionsgate

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