Skip to main content
The Globe and Mail
Support Quality Journalism.
The Globe and Mail
First Access to Latest
Investment News
Collection of curated
e-books and guides
Inform your decisions via
Globe Investor Tools
Just$1.99
per week
for first 24 weeks

Enjoy unlimited digital access
Enjoy Unlimited Digital Access
Get full access to globeandmail.com
Just $1.99 per week for the first 24 weeks
Just $1.99 per week for the first 24 weeks
var select={root:".js-sub-pencil",control:".js-sub-pencil-control",open:"o-sub-pencil--open",closed:"o-sub-pencil--closed"},dom={},allowExpand=!0;function pencilInit(o){var e=arguments.length>1&&void 0!==arguments[1]&&arguments[1];select.root=o,dom.root=document.querySelector(select.root),dom.root&&(dom.control=document.querySelector(select.control),dom.control.addEventListener("click",onToggleClicked),setPanelState(e),window.addEventListener("scroll",onWindowScroll),dom.root.removeAttribute("hidden"))}function isPanelOpen(){return dom.root.classList.contains(select.open)}function setPanelState(o){dom.root.classList[o?"add":"remove"](select.open),dom.root.classList[o?"remove":"add"](select.closed),dom.control.setAttribute("aria-expanded",o)}function onToggleClicked(){var l=!isPanelOpen();setPanelState(l)}function onWindowScroll(){window.requestAnimationFrame(function() {var l=isPanelOpen(),n=0===(document.body.scrollTop||document.documentElement.scrollTop);n||l||!allowExpand?n&&l&&(allowExpand=!0,setPanelState(!1)):(allowExpand=!1,setPanelState(!0))});}pencilInit(".js-sub-pencil",!1); // via darwin-bg var slideIndex = 0; carousel(); function carousel() { var i; var x = document.getElementsByClassName("subs_valueprop"); for (i = 0; i < x.length; i++) { x[i].style.display = "none"; } slideIndex++; if (slideIndex> x.length) { slideIndex = 1; } x[slideIndex - 1].style.display = "block"; setTimeout(carousel, 2500); } //

A scene from The Interview

Ed Araquel/The Canadian Press

BEST OF THE BAD?

The Interview may have had the whole world talking in recent weeks, but it's still a strong contender to receive the Razzie Award for worst movie of the year.

Rolling Stone reports on the release of this year's Golden Raspberry Awards shortlist, which saw the controversial comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco collecting eight potential nominations.

Story continues below advertisement

To rewind briefly: The Interview – in which Rogen and Franco play a producer/host TV duo conscripted to assassinate Korean dictator Kim Jong-un – was originally slated to open on Christmas Day.

Sony Pictures cancelled the film's release after hackers issued ominous threats of violence against U.S. theatres showing the movie. The studio subsequently released The Interview to select theatres and through on-demand format.

All told, The Interview was shortlisted in four Razzie categories, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor honours for Rogen and Franco.

Franco was also tapped twice in the Worst Screen Combo category for his screen work opposite both Rogen and Randall Park, who plays Kim Jong-un in The Interview.

And while it's unlikely to provide much consolation, The Interview appears to have gotten off lightly compared to other Hollywood films up for the ignominious Razzie honours.

The biggest loser: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's broad western-comedy, A Million Ways To Die in the West, which garnered eight potential nods on the Razzie shortlist, including Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay and Worst Actress for one-time Oscar-winner Charlize Theron.

In second place was the comedy Sex Tape, which turned up in five shortlisted Razzie categories including Worst Screen Combo for stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel and Worst Director for Jake Kasdan.

Story continues below advertisement

The complete short list for this year's Razzies, which have been in existence since 1981, can be seen here. The official nominations will be released on January 14.

MORE GIRLS

HBO is bullish on Girls: The U.S. cable channel has renewed the comedy created by and starring Lena Dunham for a fifth season before the fourth season even begins. HBO officially issued the vote of confidence at the Girls premiere party in New York on Monday night. At the same event, Dunham confirmed that the first two scripts for the fifth campaign have already been written. "Nobody has seen them, but they exist," said Dunham. The fourth season of Girls premieres on HBO and HBO Canada on January 11.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

BIRTHDAY JAM

Bradley Cooper celebrated his 40th birthday by playing air guitar. On Monday night's edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Oscar-nominated actor admitted that he has been practising his air-guitar skills since childhood. "When I was a kid I had a lot of time on my hands and there's this one song by Neil Young," said Cooper. "It's just the guitar solo from Down by the River. To air guitar to it is so meaningless, but I'd love to give you a little taste." At that point, Cooper, wearing a curly-haired wig given to him by Fallon, riffed his way through a note-by-note version of Young's 1969 hit.

Story continues below advertisement

Source: Us Weekly

BE KIND

It appears a kind word can go a long way in helping women maintain a healthy body weight. A new study from the University of Waterloo recently concluded that females offered words of acceptance about their size tended to maintain that weight or drop a few pounds, while those women whose family and friends were critical of their size tended to gain more weight, roughly four-and-a-half pounds on average. "Lots of research finds that social support improves our health," said study author Christine Logel. "An important part of social support is feeling that our loved ones accept us just the way we are."

Source: New York Magazine

HACKING AWAY

Now that the concept of computer hacking has fully entered public awareness, here comes the first-ever reality series focusing on real-life hackers. The U.S. cable channel Syfy has announced plans to develop a new unscripted series titled Hackers, which will profile a cyber crime in each episode and include interviews with both the hackers and law-enforcement agents attempting to prosecute them. According to the Syfy release, the show will "take viewers deep inside the shadowy and dangerous world of high-tech hackers for the very first time."

Story continues below advertisement

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

If you do not see your comment posted immediately, it is being reviewed by the moderation team and may appear shortly, generally within an hour.

We aim to have all comments reviewed in a timely manner.

Comments that violate our community guidelines will not be posted.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies