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Former ‘Friends’ on Sony Email Scandal

KudrowApparently, Phoebe still has Rachel’s back after all these years.

Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay on the hit TV series “Friends,” spoke with HuffPost Live about the Sony Pictures hack.

“How come I know you don’t write anything you don’t want broadcast in an email? How come I know that? Who’s advising people?” Kudrow asked rhetorically, essentially saying it’s not the media’s fault that high profile executives went off-script in personal emails. “Why don’t we know that there are no rules? Everything is broadcast and published,” Kudrow added.

Now Brad Pitt, who guest-starred in an episode of “Friends” in 2001, playing an ex-fat guy with a grudge against Rachel (played by his then-wife Jennifer Aniston), is speaking out.

Pitt’s wife Angelina Jolie has been criticized in leaked emails. Pitt spoke with reporters at the premiere of Jolie’s new movie, “Unbroken,” saying:

I think someone’s conversation, whether in e-mail or in person, should be private. We shouldn’t be participating and these sites that are disseminating them should stop. They won’t. And we should stop reading them. We won’t. It’s more of an indictment on us, I think.

For a throwback Tuesday, check out Phoebe meeting Pitt’s “Friends” character, after the jump…  Read more

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CNN Looking to air ‘Political Jeopardy!’ … and Other News From Hacked Sony Emails

FrancoRogenRacially-charged emails regarding Barack Obama, criticism of mega-stars, including Angelina Jolie and Adam Sandler, and private financial documents have already been revealed as a result of the Sony Pictures hack. Now the drama is impacting the news media… and we’re not just talking about CNN possibly getting into game shows.

Academy and Emmy-award winning writer Aaron Sorkin went on the “Today” show this morning to discuss his New York Times op-ed criticizing the media for reporting on the leaks.

It’s ironic, because Sorkin’s op-ed will get anyone up-to-speed on all the leaked data, even if they’ve been living under a rock since the story broke. Now Gawker has taken it a step further, leaking the scene from “The Interview,” in which Kim Jong-un is assassinated. Gawker’s Heather Dietrick, says the less than :30 clip is “squarely protected by the First Amendment.”

Over on “Good Morning America” this morning Seth Rogen and James Franco talked about the controversial film. Both star in “The Interview.” Rogen is also co-director and has a story credit. They say the movie satirizes American culture and the news media just as much as it does North Korea’s leadership. Read more

The Evening Ticker: Carter, Sunday, Brokaw

  • Longtime New York Times media reporter Bill Carter is among the Times staffers taking a voluntary buyout. “I went through a long process, but I couldn’t square passing up what amounts to the best kind of severance at a newspaper job,” Carter tells HuffPost.

  • “CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood” had its second-largest November sweep audience since the 1987 advent of people meters. The show averaged 5.95 million viewers. For the 2014-15 season, “Sunday Morning” is up +2% over last season-to-date.

  • NBC’s Tom Brokaw interviews actor/director Angelina Jolie for a behind-the-scenes look at “Unbroken.” The Universal film, based on the story of Olympian turned war hero Louis Zamperini, is out Christmas Day. Brokaw’s NBC special airs next Tuesday at 10pET/9pCT.

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Tom Brokaw to Interview Angelina Jolie, Louis Zamperini about ‘Unbroken’

JolieZamperiniNBC’s Tom Brokaw bridges the Greatest Generation and Generation X as he interviews actor/director Angelina Jolie and 97-year-old Louis Zamperini, a 1936 Olympian, WWII prisoner of war and subject of “Unbroken,” Laura Hillenbrand‘s best-selling book. Jolie is directing the film version of “Unbroken,” which will be released Christmas Day.

With Brokaw, Jolie opens up about her determination to direct this film, made during a challenging time in her own life. Brokaw’s interview, which airs tomorrow on “Today,” follows a 3-minute film preview Brokaw narrated that aired during the Sochi games.

“Unbroken” was produced by NBCU’s Universal Pictures. In the past, Ann Curry has been Jolie’s go-to NBC reporter when discussing her humanitarian work.

After News of Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy, CNN Anchor Reveals She Will Undergo Procedure

CNN’s anchor Zoraida Sambolin delivered some very personal news on CNN’s “Early Start” this morning. Following Angelina Jolie‘s op-ed in the New York Times about her decision to have a double mastectomy, Sambolin announced she will undergo the same procedure later this month.

“I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer,” Sambolin said. “I’m having a double mastectomy.”

Jolie had the surgery because she carried a gene that increases her risk for breast and ovarian cancers. The surgery has cut her breast cancer risk from 87% to under 5%. Sambolin was diagnosed about three weeks ago, and she will also have genetic testing as part of her mastectomy.

Sambolin got emotional talking about her decision. “As a woman your sexuality and your breasts and how attached you are to them, right, as a woman. So at the end of the day, it’s really difficult to say that I’m thinking about this, that this is something that affects me when I have two kids I want to live for. At the end of day I’m going to cut off my arms if it means that I am going to live to see them and to see them grow up.”

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’60 Minutes’ #5 Show of the Week

Almost 17 million people watched “60 Minutes” on Sunday, good enough for the show to be the fifth most-watched primetime program of the week.

A moving Scott Pelley report on homeless families in Central Florida, and Bob Simon‘s profile of Angelina Jolie, as well as the Denver-San Diego overtime game, gave “60″ a +17% jump from the previous Sunday’s show.

During the East Coast broadcast, #60Minutes was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, as viewers discussed the show’s stories.

WWAD? What Would Angelina Do?

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Who knew? Actor Jon Voight, father of Angelina Jolie, was on Capitol Hill today speaking out against healthcare reform. MSNBC covered his remarks live.

Glenn Beck: The 23 Million Dollar Man

beck_6-4.jpgWhat list includes Angelina Jolie, Tiger Woods and Glenn Beck? This year’s annual “ranking of the world’s ultra famous,” the Forbes Celebrity 100.

Beck was the only TV news personality to make the list. Here’s how Forbes broke down the reasoning:

Beck’s rapidly expanding media empire includes multiple revenue sources: a TV show ($2 million), a radio show ($10 million), books ($5 million), speeches (half a million), appearances ($2.5 million) and a Web site ($3 million). The move from CNN to Fox News grabbed big headlines for the popular but polarizing pundit.

There’s also an update on Beck’s “The View” appearance. Breitbart.TV’s Scott Baker breaks down how Beck actually wasn’t lying about the Amtrak incident. Click continued to see the video…

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Beck Talks “Twilight,” Clooney, Jolie

beck_2-17.jpgFNC anchor Glenn Beck is profiled in Patricia Sheridan‘s “Breakfast With…” series, and discusses a variety of issues (and makes a variety of pop culture references).

The difference between FNC and CNN: “This is just much more of an entrepreneurial spirit and much less corporate. Do your thing.”

The economic stimulus: “The government is like the lead character, the vampire, in the ‘Twilight’ series. Once they start drinking the blood of capitalism they won’t stop until they drain you dry of every drop.”

Celebs who are politically active: “Angelina Jolie and George Clooney, I believe they truly understand what they are talking about. I even believe Sean Penn knows what he is talking about. I completely disagree with him. I mean, he likes fascism, but at least he knows what he is talking about.”

The Ticker: Super Ratings, Oscar Nominees, Grammy Special…

> NBC’s broadcast of the Super Bowl averaged a 42.1 household rating and 65 share last night, down 6% from last year’s 44.7/66. Last year’s Giants/Patriots game was the highest rated Super Bowl in 20 years. Last night’s game was on par with the Colts/Bears 2007 Super Bowl. The Cardinals/Steelers game peaked with a 48.0 rating at 10pmET in the final, exciting moments of the Steelers’ win.

> Over the next few weeks, “Nightline” anchors sit down with some of this year’s Oscar nominees. Tonight, Cynthia McFadden interviews Meryl Streep who is nominated for best actress for her performance as Sister Aloysius in “Doubt.” Upcoming interviews include Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, and Penelope Cruz.

> “Put a grown man in a leotard and that’s just already funny,” says Justin Timberlake to Katie Couric about a recent SNL skit (which has been pulled from YouTube and here’s why). The interview is part of Couric’s All-Access Grammy special this Wednesday on CBS. Couric also talks with Lil’ Wayne, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.