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James Franco, Seth Rogen try to make light of destructive Sony Pictures security breach with SNL monologue

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Dec 2014 0:38 User comments (3)

James Franco, Seth Rogen try to make light of destructive Sony Pictures security breach with SNL monologue James Franco was the host of this week's 'Saturday Night Live' sketch show, and the actor tried to make light of the recent Sony Pictures hack in which the entire company's network was taken down and terabytes of data was stolen including contracts, social security numbers, addresses, internal passwords and full-length screeners of movies like 'Annie' and 'Fury.'
Joking, Franco said: "Something pretty crazy happened this week. I have this movie called 'The Interview' coming out at Sony and this week Sony Studios got all their computers hacked. This is true. These hackers have leaked real personal information about everybody that works at Sony. Social security numbers, emails, and I know eventually they're going to start leaking out stuff about me. So before you hear it from someone else, I thought it would be better if you hear it from me."

"Soon you'll know that my email is CuterThanDaveFranco@AOL.com. My password is LittleJamesyCutiePie -- and this is all just a real violation of my personal life."


'Interview' co-star Seth Rogen then joined Franco and made a few more jokes. As part of the leaked documents, the world learned that Rogen was paid $8.5 million for the movie, and Franco was paid $6.5 million. The film is about two journalists who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung-un. North Korea publicly denounced the film.


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3 user comments

18.12.2014 12:42

SNL isn't funny anymore.

But I'm 41 and raised in the days of when it was funny.

29.12.2014 15:21

Originally posted by hearme0:
SNL isn't funny anymore.

But I'm 41 and raised in the days of when it was funny.
Yeah, SNL has had its ups and downs. Today I still fast-forward through most of it. But last Saturday did have some pretty good skits, especially the short films.

On any show, I also think everybody remembers the few really good bits and forgets all the crap. All we remember is only the good stuff and think that's how the whole show was.

I'm even older than you, and I remember SNL from the very beginning. Even today to me the original cast is still the best. But I've gone back and looked at some of those original shows and there's a lot of crap there.
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39.12.2014 15:48

Franco and Rogen got paid up-front for their work on that film a long time ago, and anything they can do now that pumps up interest among potential fans to actually go see it in a theater upon release would enhance their standing for future projects with Sony (and just maybe bump up any residual payments their agents may have negotiated).

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