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Sony Pictures Attempts To Pull Movie ‘The Interview’ Amid Threats

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12:10 PM PT — Two more major movie chains — Regal Entertainment and Carmike Cinemas — have now decided to drop the film as well.

10:10 AM PT — Bow Tie Cinemas became the second major chain to announce they will not be showing the film on any of their 350 screens. Bow Tie CEO Ben Moss said “the safety and comfort of our patrons is foremost in our minds.”update_grey_gray_barSony execs think there’s a way to yank “The Interview” and still not give in to the cyber-terrorists.

Industry insiders with direct knowledge tell TMZ … studio heads are now banking on a flurry of cancellations from the various movie distributors across the country … to the point where it would not make economic sense to release it.

We’re told the execs are actually viewing the latest threat as having a silver lining … the threat of a 9/11-type attack will make so many theaters pull the flick themselves — and Sony won’t have to do it. One movie chain has already reportedly folded — the Carmike Cinemas. ArcLight is mulling over what to do.

We’re told Sony execs want the bleeding to stop … especially attacks against mid and low-level employees whose lives, finances and health issues have been exposed.

Surprisingly … there’s talk about the movie getting play on some sort of pay-per-view platform, but that seems odd if they want the hacking to stop

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‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Star Cooks And Eats Ex-Girlfriends Pet

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Professional bad guy Dimitri Diatchenko faces felony counts of animal cruelty and making threats after he allegedly ate his ex-girlfriend’s bunny and sent her threatening step-by-step photos of the sick meal. The North Hollywood-based actor’s filmography spans nearly two decades, and includes a small part on ‘Two Broke Girls’ and a fight scene with Chuck Norris on ‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ which he lost.

 

His feud with his ex turned into a fatal attraction.

A TV actor who once shared a fight scene with Chuck Norris and played a Russian gangster on “Sons of Anarchy” skinned, cooked and ate his ex-girlfriend’s pet bunny — and then threatened to do the same to her, police said.

Professional bad guy Dimitri Diatchenko was charged Tuesday in Los Angeles with felony counts of animal cruelty and making criminal threats.

The North Hollywood-based actor played small roles on a slew of TV shows. In a 1999 episode of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” he sucker punched Chuck Norris, although Norris ultimately won the fight. Most recently, he appeared in an episode of “2 Broke Girls.”

Diatchenko, 46, still lived with his ex, although they broke up months ago. She recently told him they should no longer room together.

It’s unclear if Miss Ella was the bunny he allegedly cooked. Facebook It’s unclear if Miss Ella was the bunny he allegedly cooked.

On Sunday, while she was out of the house, he killed her rabbit and documented it on camera, police said.

The crime mimicked a famous scene from the 1987 film “Fatal Attraction,” where Glenn Close’s character boils her lover’s daughter’s pet rabbit.”

Diatchenko skinned the pet, cooked it and ate half of it while sending her step-by-step pictures of what he did,” according to a statement from the district attorney’s office.

When the horrified woman came home, he allegedly threatened her, too.

“When she returned the defendant allegedly told her he would do the same to her,” the statement said.

Diatchenko frequently posted photos of a rabbit named Miss Ella on his Facebook page, although it’s unclear if she was the animal he allegedly killed and ate.

Diatchenko is out of a Los Angeles jail on bail. He faces four years and eight months in prison if convicted.

The San Francisco-born actor studied music at Stetson University in Florida and acting at Florida State University. His filmographyspans nearly two decades, and includes small parts in “How I Met Your Mother,” “Family Guy,” “The Wild Thornberrys” and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.”

He also appeared in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and provided voice for video games, such as Call of Duty.

SOURCE: NY DAILY NEWS