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Last Update on December 19, 2014 08:05 GMT

"THE INTERVIEW" - FALLOUT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Now that Sony has made the bombshell decision to scrap "The Interview" -- the fallout is starting to spread. Actors, directors and writers are wondering if the move may mean they may end up at the mercy of a movie studio that bails on a project because of the potential for controversy. What makes the issue more challenging is that Hollywood has been struggling to get people in the theaters. With rising costs and more people having access to home entertainment systems, some insiders wonder if the pulling of "The Interview" will be seen as a sign that Hollywood might be willing to abandon creative freedom because of political concerns.

"THE INTERVIEW" SUBSTITUTE YANKED

NEW YORK (AP) -- So much for trying to substitute one comedy about North Korea for another. Some theaters had floated the idea of playing the 2004 movie "Team America: World Police" in place of "The Interview," which Sony pulled after a massive computer hack attack. But Paramount Pictures says it won't let the film be released. "Team America" is a puppet film that mocks North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. "The Interview" is a comedy that sees Seth Rogen and James Franco being recruited to kill Kim's son, the current North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.

This is a scene from the movie "The Interview," which had its release canceled by Sony Pictures.

<<CUT ..010 (12/19/14)>> 00:33 ""

Excerpt of clip from "Team America: World Police"

Here's a little bit of a clip from "Team America: World Police" -- a movie some theater considered as a replacement for "The Interview."

ANOTHER NORTH KOREAN FILM SCUTTLED

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Interview" isn't the only film set in North Korea that is biting the dust. Fox is pulling the plug on "Pyongyang" -- the adaptation of a novel. The movie is about an animator who goes to North Korea for work -- and ends up being accused of being a spy. Director Gore Verbinski says he saw the project as a starring vehicle for Steve Carell. In a statement to the trade Web site Deadline, Verbinski says it's ironic that fear is eliminating the chance to tell stories that show how people can overcome fear. The director says the decision to pull the film is related to the fallout over the Sony hacking.

STEPHEN COLBERT SIGNS OFF

UNDATED (AP) -- Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYR') is gone -- and so is Stephen Colbert. The Comedy Central star has left his show and his character behind. Colbert hosted "The Colbert Report" (kohl-BAYR' ree-POHR') for nine years and he never broke character as an outraged conservative commentator. He hosted his final Comedy Central show last night. The studio audience gave him a standing ovation at the start and chanted "Stephen, Stephen, Stephen." Colbert told viewers that if this was their first time tuning into the Colbert Report, he had some "terrible news." Dozens of celebrities from Willie Nelson to Big Bird joined Colbert for a send-off with "We'll Meet Again." Even former President Bill Clinton made a cameo appearance, texting Colbert a farewell message. Colbert is moving to CBS. He'll take over the "Late Show" after David Letterman retires next year.

"The Colbert Report" theme. COURTESY: Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..003 (12/19/14)>> 00:14 "you so much (cheers)"

Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYR'), host

The crowd gives Stephen Colber a standing ovation as he begins his last show. COURTESY: Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..004 (12/19/14)>> 00:15 "The Colbert Report (2nd reference)"

Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYR'), host

Stephen Colbert has some bad news for first time viewers. COURTESY: Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYR'), host, and scores of celebirties, sing "We'll Meet Again"

Dozens of celebrities, from Big Bird to Willie Nelson, give Stephen Colbert a musical send-off. COURTESY: Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..006 (12/19/14)>> 00:16 "make something special"

Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYR'), host

Stephen Colbert signs off with some thank-yous. COURTESY: Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..007 (12/19/14)>> 00:20 "I'm Stephen Colbert"

Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYR'), host

Stephen Colbert thanks the fans for their support. COURTESY: Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" ((not length of cut)) ((mandatory on-air credit))

KRIS AND BRUCE JENNER DIVORCE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has signed off on the divorce paperwork for Kris and Bruce Jenner. The deed ends the couple's 23-year marriage. While the "death do us part" part no longer applies, they technically won't be parted legally until March. That's because California law requires couples to wait six months before being officially divorced. The couple filed for a split back in September.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE AWARDS

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Jennifer Aniston is getting some love from People magazine. She's been given its award for movie performance of the year - actress. It was the top honor handed out at last night's first ever People Magazine Awards. Other winners include Michael Keaton for movie performance of the year by an actor, John Hamm for TV performance of the year, Kevin Hart as comedy star of the year and Kate Hudson as role model.

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"THE INTERVIEW" - FALLOUT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Now that Sony has made the bombshell decision to scrap "The Interview" -- the fallout is starting to spread.

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