Steve Carell’s North Korea movie isn’t happening either

The world can’t win for losing; fallout from the Sony hack has landed on Steve Carell, causing a movie he was to star in to be scrapped. The movie was to be a thriller set in North Korea. This film was not a Sony project; New Regency was developing the untitled project from director Gore more »

SNL’s “Asian-American Doll” sketch returns to the identity politics comedy well

‘Saturday Night Live’ may not be very good anymore at satirizing actual politics, but the show’s writers appear to have found a sweet spot in making fun of the intersection between trying to live up to diversity goals and failing miserably at it. We had the “Dudleys” sketch a few weeks ago, in which a more »

D’Angelo, finally, has a new album and song

After a 14-year pause between full-length albums, R&B singer and reluctant sex symbol D’Angelo has a new record out. It’s called , and it’s being called the protest album for our time. Mashable reports that the album was teased on December 11, and then was suddenly available for download on December 15th – now it’s more »

On the Brooklyn police murders, social media and straw men

Over the weekend, not long after two New York City police officers were murdered in cold blood while sitting in their car in Brooklyn, an undergraduate from Brandeis University took to Twitter and stated that no, she didn’t feel any sympathy for the two dead officers. She added that “i hate this racist fucking country,” more »

Sony builds up CES 2015 appearance with surreal teaser video

From GadgeTell The point of teaser videos posted by tech companies in anticipation of events like CES or MWC is typically to build hype around what’s to come without actually revealing what’s to come. Ergo, we’ve grown used to the vagueness and mystery, but Sony is pushing ambiguity to new heights. Read the full post on GadgeTell »

Kate Winslet brings ‘A Little Chaos’ to the Versailles in first trailer

While few know her name, even fewer know her import to the position of women in the world. During the 17th Century, when females were little more than chattel among men of means, she stood out. Her ideas about gardening and landscaping were unconventional, so much so that they drew the attention of King Louis more »

Sony and “The Interview” roundup: Obama, Anonymous, porn parodies and Crackle

Your weekend in the continuing saga of Sony and “The Interview”: – President Obama said Friday night that Sony “made a mistake” in pulling the release of “The Interview,” and said that he would have pressured exhibitors to go ahead and release the film. – Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, even though Sony capitulated and more »

Sarah Silverman is working on an HBO pilot

HBO wants to keep winning with Sarah Silverman. After We Are Miracles, her intimate special for the not-TV network, won an Emmy for outstanding writing this year, Silverman will headline a comedy pilot for HBO. The as yet-untitled project (I hope for a series and not a one-off) was described to Deadline as “a comic more »

TIDAL comes to Sonos

The new TIDAL music service announced a big addition last week, revealing that it is now available on Sonos systems. “Being the world’s leading wireless home audio system, Sonos has been a priority integration partner for TIDAL since we launched,”   Pål Bråtelund, Strategic Partnership Manager HiFi at TIDAL, said as part of the announcement.  “We more »

Technology Tell’s Best iOS Game of 2014: Terra Battle

From AppleTell And by Best iOS Game of 2014, I mean the best that we played. Read the full post on AppleTell »


Denzel Washington has not been “blacklisted”- and it’s stupid to suggest he has

I’m getting really sick of the word “blacklisted” being thrown around, to mean things that it doesn’t actually mean. We had this a few months ago, when a few critical comments by Hollywood executives about the anti-Israel stances of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz led to talk that they’d been “blacklisted” (a blacklisting that didn’t more »

In the Creative Cloud, you are not alone; no, really!

From AppleTell What will Adobe do with their $1.073 billion earnings? Purchase Fotolia, one of the leading online marketplaces for images and video. Read the full post on AppleTell »