Hollywood Cowardice: George Clooney on Sony and North Korea


EXCLUSIVE: As it begins to dawn on everyone in Hollywood the reality that Sony Pictures was the victim of a cyberterrorist act perpetrated by a hostile foreign nation on American soil, questions will be asked about how and why it happened, ending with Sony cancelling the theatrical release of the satirical comedy The Interview because of its depiction of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. One of those issues will be this: Why didn’t anybody speak out while Sony Pictures chiefs Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton were embarrassed by emails served up by the media, bolstering the credibility of hackers for when they attached as a cover letter to Lynton’s emails a threat to blow up theaters if The Interview was released?

George Clooney has the answer. The most powerful people in Hollywood were so fearful to place themselves in the cross hairs of hackers that they all refused to…

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Hart named UK’s most desirable place to live


File photo dated 22/12/12 of a sign for Fleet in Hart, nestled in the north-east corner of Hampshire, the tranquil district has been crowned as the place with the best quality of life in the UK for the fourth year in a row. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday December 20, 2014. Elmbridge in Surrey and Winchester, which is also in Hampshire, came second and third on the annual "top 50" list compiled by Halifax - which was once again dominated by areas in the South East of England. Scotland got a look in at number 47 with the Orkney Islands, while Hambleton in Yorkshire was the only place in Northern England on the list, scraping in at number 50.  Two London boroughs made the top 50. They were Richmond upon Thames, in 15th place with residents being able to enjoy scenic river walkways and nearby attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, as well as Kensington and Chelsea, placed at number 34. People living in Kensington and Chelsea have the highest average weekly earnings in the study, at £1,372 per week, which is more than double the national average. See PA story MONEY Quality. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire The district is the most desirable in the UK (Picture: PA)

Hart has been named the most desirable place to live in the UK.

Those who live in the Hampshire district were found to be the healthiest and the area has a high employment rate, according to the Halifax quality of life survey.

The average weekly wage is £839. This is one third more than the UK average of £629.

More than 97 per cent of residents report being in good health.

However, house prices are seven times the average annual income.

Elmbridge, Surrey, and Winchester in Hampshire came third and second.

Areas in south east England flooded the top 50 list.

Hambleton and Yorkshire also made an appearance.

The survey looked at factors including life expectancy, crime rates, education and weather.

It is the fourth year in a row that Hart has topped the list.

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