The Sony Pictures hack just keeps on rolling. A group calling itself the Guardians of Peace has claimed it carried out the “righteous” attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment last month, which exposed a massive amount of funny, odd and ultimately damaging internal emails between Sony employees, Hollywood producers and directors, and the worst newspaper columnist in America. The hack is in response to the upcoming James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy The Interview, in which the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un is assassinated by the duo. The North Korean government has denied responsibility for the attack, but has cheered it on nonetheless. Yesterday the alleged hackers offered a deal where it would not release certain information as long as a request is sent to them. In its statement, the groups says:
“Message to SPE Staffers, we have a plan to release emails and privacy of the Sony Pictures employees. If you don’t want your privacy to be released, tell us your name and business title to take off your data.”
But two more items from the latest data dumps are far more interesting. First, there’s Channing Tatum. After receiving box office numbers from the opening weekend for 22 Jump Street, Tatum sent an email to co-star Jonah Hill and Sony exec, Amy Pascal, the centerpiece of most of the emails released so far. The awesome email, posted by Defamer, starts out:
F YOU TED !!!! SECOND OF ALLLL TIMMMMME BEEEOTCH!!!! COME ON JUMPSTREETERS WE GOT CATE BLANCHETT WIT DIS BOX OFFICE BITCHES!!!!!!!!
It then drifts off into an incredibly long, teenager text-style rant of HAHAHAAAHA. Yes, Channing Tatum rules.
Then there’s the darker, and creepier email. In it, our old friend Amy Pascal makes some disturbing claims about American Hustle director David O. Russell. From Page Six:
“David’s a loon, talented, but geez once I saw him bring Sally Field to a party and reduce her to tears. Plus remember when he got in trouble for feeling up his transgender nieces [sic] boobs?”
Ugh. And in the last bit of news, Sony has lawyered up and is threatening media outlets who are in possession of the leaked data. Stay tuned, this is bound to get even more interesting and weird.