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Seth Rogen: Don’t Blame Me for the Sony Leak

Two people bear absolutely no responsibility for the Sony media hack that looks like the biggest data leak since Snowden: Seth Rogen and James Franco.

In a clip from Good Morning America set to air tomorrow, Rogen insists that his upcoming movie The Interview was never supposed to be controversial — and it definitely wasn’t intended to inspire a leak:

Key quote:

“At this point, it’s too late to have any [second thoughts]. We set out to make a movie that was really entertaining to audiences and I genuinely think we did that. And that’s where my job ends.”

So it’s a perfect storm of publicity for these two and a nightmare for everyone else employed by Sony. Of course, no one can confirm that North Korea was responsible for the hack. Why so quiet, James Franco?

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Newly Outspoken Seth Rogen Tackles the Film Ratings System

seth rogen and snoopSeth Rogen has become quite the firebrand. A couple of months ago, he was speaking before Congress to raise awareness about the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. And he made sure to let everyone know he thought it was terrible that most of the Congressional panel decided to skip the hearing.

Then he responded pointedly to The Washington Post‘s Ann Hornaday when she wrote a story that suggested Rogen’s movie Neighbors could have had anything to do with the murderous rampage committed by Elliot Rodger in Isla Vista, CA. (Judd Apatow jumped in on this fight also.)

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Now Rogen is taking on the movie ratings system.

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Congress Members Skip Seth Rogen’s Testimony on Alzheimer’s, Show How They Really Feel About the Issue

seth rogen alzheimersThis week, Seth Rogen made a funny, charming and impassioned appeal to members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services for research funding for Alzheimer’s disease. At the very least, he also asked for a sign of hope that the government will do more to bring attention to this disease.

He didn’t get that sign.

Rather, he spoke to a room mostly empty of Senate members with only two —  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) – sticking around to listen. (There are 18 members on the committee.) Keep in mind: this was testimony for a subcommittee that is supposed to handle just these sorts of issues.

Congress already has a reputation as a government body that does absolutely nothing, so this doesn’t help.

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Matt Labov Leaves Hollywod PR Firm B|W|R

“What’s bizarre is that this follows B|W|R last month promoting [him] to co-president with Leslie Sloane Zelnik,” writes DeadlineHollywood.com’s Nikki Finke.

Labov handles Jack Black, Steve Carell, Sacha Baron Cohen, Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow, among others. Rumor is he’ll be taking all of this talent with him as he starts up his own shop.