Nothing is safe in the Cloud!
First Hollywood was exposed a series of leaked nude images showcasing some of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars. Now, hackers are exposing the intimate conversations of some very powerful execs, whose correspondence on people like funnyman Kevin Hart and President Obama may shock you.
In an email leaked earlier this week, Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin made racist jokes about what they believe to be President Obama’s favorite choice of film …
Pascal: “What should I ask the president at this stupid Jeffrey breakfast?”
Rudin: “Would he like to finance some movies.”
Pascal: “I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?”
Rudin: “12 YEARS.” [(12 Years a Slave depicted the abuse suffered by a free black man forced into slavery].
Pascal: “Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic]”
Rudin: “Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart.”
Interestingly enough, Pascal was a donor for Obama’s re-election campaign. As expected, Pascal immediately issued an apology. “Private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity, even when the content of them is meant to be in jest, can result in offense where none was intended,” said Pascal.
In another email exchange between Pascal, studio exec Clint Culpepper, and Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, Kevin Hart comes under fire after he allegedly refused to promote their film on Twitter.
“It’s not as if we paid him 3M and 4M respectively for his last 2 films thinking he might be nominated. We paid for his ability to open a film which included his social media savvy. I feel like this is something that should be negotiated going into the film as opposed to after the fact. It feels tantamount to buying a car and then upon picking it up being told that the engine will cost extra. I’m tempted to suggest we call his bluff. If he doesn’t do his normal routine, his film will not open as well and his brand will appear diminished and he will- in fact – be f******g himself because we have his next 2 immediate films. And then there’s the social media precedent we’re setting…especially in light of the fact that Channing [Tatum] is at the same agency…..”I’m not saying he’s a whore, but he’s a whore.”
Although Lynton and Culpepper have yet to release an official statement, Hart has made it very clear that he received their message and won’t be derailed by the blatant disrespect via Instagram.
Could these leaked emails be the end for Pascal and others at Sony? –ruu hawkins/@ruubabie