North Korea Considers the Release of This Movie to be an "Act of War"

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This latest comedy by Seth Rogan and James Franco is stirring up some serious anger from North Korea. Gee, I wonder why? I mean, it's not like North Korea is known for its irrational approach to international diplomacy and extreme hatred for America...

Speaking to the state media agency KCNA, a North Korean foreign ministry spokesperson said that releasing it would be "an act of war" and promised "merciless" retaliation. Commenting on the premise of the film, the spokesperson said that "making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated."

While the threats may be worrying for the filmmakers, it is certainly giving them a lot of free PR. The threats are also well-timed as the trailer of The Interview was recently released earlier in June.

Thanks for the headsup, Daily Dot!

Movie Featurette of the Day

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In this behind-the-scenes clip for Oz: The Great and Powerful, we get a glimpse at the look of the upcoming film and interviews with stars James Franco and Mila Kunis -- and Franco actually seems normal.

The movie is in theaters March 8, 2013.

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Lights Out

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What better way to say good night than to have the internet's former flame, James Franco, sing his rendition of Selena Gomez's Love You Like a Love Song as a lullaby of sorts. I hope that this will put him in good graces so as to overtake Ryan Gosling (is he still thing?) as Tumblr's boyfriend.

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Born Every Minute of the Day

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Born Every Minute of the Day: Having pledged $10,000 in support of James Franco's Museum of Non-Visible Art, "new media producer" Aimee Davidson has become the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind piece of non-visible art entitled "Fresh Air."

As the designation suggests, the piece, by "collaborative art team" Brainard and Delia Carey (AKA

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Oscars: Host James Franco, getting dressed backstage.

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Casting News of the Day

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Casting News of the Day: James Franco will play the Wizard of Oz opposite Mila Kunis's Wicked Witch of the West in Sam Raimi's upcoming prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful.

According to Deadline, Franco's reps closed the deal with Disney, reuniting Franco with Raimi, who directed him in three Spider-M