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Obama Says 'Go to the Movies,' Picks His Favorite of the Year

Barack Obama is speaking out to tell Americans that they should go to the movies despite the threats made by the Sony hackers.

The President of the United States called the cyber attack “very serious,” but that no credible threat to moviegoers has been established.

“For now, my recommendation would be that people go to the movies,” he said in an interview with ABC News.

Obama also revealed his favorite movie of the year in a separate interview with People.

Boyhood was a great movie,” the president said. “That, I think, was my favorite movie this year.”

The Obamas Join Lots of Performers for 'Christmas in Washington' Special!

Rita Ora dresses to the nines to sing in front of the President and his family at the TNT Christmas in Washington held at the National Building Museum on Sunday (December 14) in Washington, DC.

The 24-year-old entertainer was joined at the big event by the First family including President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia, and singers Hunter Hayes, Christina Perri, Aloe Blacc, and Darius Rucker.

Christmas in Washington will air on Friday at 8pm EST on TNT.

FYI: Rita is wearing a Ralph and Russo Couture dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, and Paul Andrew shoes. More Here! »

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Sony Exec Amy Pascal Issues An Apology Over Racially Charged Leaked Emails Directed at President Obama

Sony executive Amy Pascal is taking responsibility for writing racially insensitive comments in an email to producer Scott Rudin in new leaked emails that hit the web.

“The content of my emails to Scott were insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am,” Amy said (via THR). “Although this was a private communication that was stolen, I accept full responsibility for what I wrote and apologize to everyone who was offended.”

The comments in the email were in reference to movies the two of them thought President Obama would enjoy – the comments definitely seem racially charged. Read their email exchange here in case you missed it.

Scott also issued an apology for the emails, which do not paint them in a very good light.

Producer Scott Rudin Apologizes After Leaked Emails Reveal Racially Charged Remarks About President Obama

Producer Scott Rudin has issued an apology after his leaked Sony emails reveal some very upsetting quotes about President Obama and his presumed favorite movies, which are racially charged.

The emails between Sony Pictures chair Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin refer to a meeting Amy was about to have with the President.

“Would he like to finance some movies.” Amy said, “I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” To which Scott replied, “12 YEARS.” Amy responded with, “Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic],” which Scott replied “Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart.”

Scott‘s statement in response to the leak reads, “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. I made a series of remarks that were meant only to be funny, but in the cold light of day, they are in fact thoughtless and insensitive — and not funny at all. To anybody I’ve offended, I’m profoundly and deeply sorry, and I regret and apologize for any injury they might have caused.” (via Deadline)

Kate Middleton Meets New York City Kids, Prince William Visits Obama in D.C.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) greets the First Lady of New York, Chirlane McCray, while visiting the Harlem Child Development Center on Monday morning (December 8) in New York City.

The 32-year-old pregnant royal’s husband Prince William traveled down to Washington, D.C. that day to meet with President Obama in the Oval Office.

“Today I will address delegates at the World Bank on the illegal wildlife trade, which is a subject extremely close to my heart,” William wrote in a Huffington Post piece that day. “I am honored to have the opportunity to speak at such an influential forum, given the World Bank’s prominence and rich history in global development and in addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems.”

Will and Kate were spotted the night before all dressed up while attending a dinner in the Gramercy Park neighborhood.

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Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney Look Like a Picture Perfect Couple at the Kennedy Center Honors 2014!

Lady Gaga wraps her arm around her boyfriend Taylor Kinney while attending the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Sunday (December 7) in Washington, DC.

The 28-year-old entertainer, who sang “I Ever Lose My Faith In You” at the event, was joined by honorees Sting (with wife Trudie Styler), Tom Hanks (with wife Rita Wilson), and Lily Tomlin, as well as guests Meryl Streep, Melanie Griffith, Jane Lynch, Steven Spielberg (with wife Kate Capshaw), Tyrese, Martin Short, and President Barack Obama with his wife Michelle Obama.

The show, which is hosted by Stephen Colbert and features lots more celebrity guests, will air on CBS on December 30.

FYI: Michelle is wearing a Monique Lhuillier dress with Sutra Jewels.

20+ pictures inside of Lady Gaga and more attendees at the Kennedy Center Honors… More Here! »

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Tom Hanks & Wife Rita Wilson Help President Obama Light the National Christmas Tree - Watch Here!

Tom Hanks keeps close to his wife Rita Wilson as they arrive at the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at President’s Park on Thursday evening (December 4) in Washington, DC.

The 58-year-old actor and Rita, 58, joined hundreds of people and President Barack Obama at the annual event held just steps from the White House.

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“[The national tree] is a symbol of hope and holiday spirit,” Obama expressed during his speech (via ABC News). “As we hold our loved ones tight, let’s remember the military families whose loved ones are far from home. They are our heroes.”


President Obama Light the National Christmas Tree

10+ pictures inside of Tom Hanks and more at the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyMore Here! »

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