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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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'Colbert Report' Final Shows Will Feature Obama Appearance!

Stephen Colbert just scored a major get for one of his final shows as host of The Colbert Report… he will be interviewing President Barack Obama!

The special episode will be filming at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on Monday, December 8 and air later that night on Comedy Central.

The episode has received the title of “Stephen Colbert Presents: Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington D.C. Ya Later, Legislator: Partisan is Such Sweet Sorrow: A Colbert Victory Lap, ‘014.”

The final Colbert Report episode will air on December 18.


Stephen Colbert Announces Obama as His Guest

Meryl Streep Receives Medal of Freedom From President Obama - the Nation's Highest Civilian Honor!

President Barack Obama puts the Presidential Medal of Freedom on award winning actress Meryl Streep during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Monday (November 24) in Washington, DC.

The 65-year-old actress was awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor alongside others including Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw.

The evening before, Meryl attended a screening for her film Into the Woods alongside her co-stars Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick – the film is already getting lots of Oscar buzz, but will not hit theaters until Christmas day.

Congratulations to Meryl on her huge accomplishment!

FYI: Emily is carrying a Marni bag.

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