Sony Leak Reveal: Channing Tatum Writes Great Email

And female 'American Hustle' stars paid less than males
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2014 9:20 AM CST
Sony Leak Reveal: Channing Tatum Writes Great Email
Actor Channing Tatum poses for photographs on the red carpet for the movie "Foxcatcher" during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sept. 8, 2014.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

The Sony hack continues to give the world entertainment in the form of leaked emails of the stars. The latest is from Channing Tatum, who was apparently very excited when 22 Jump Street's opening numbers put it No. 2 on the list of best opening weekends for R-rated comedies. In an email thread with co-star Jonah Hill as well as Sony Pictures studio bigwigs, Tatum writes, "F YOU TED !!!! SECOND OF ALLLL TIMMMMME BEEEOTCH!!!! COME ON JUMPSTREETERS WE GOT CATE BLANCHETT WIT DIS BOX OFFICE BITCHES!!!!!!!!" He follows that up with a stream of "AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA" that goes on for at least 5,600 characters. Writes E. Alex Jung at Vulture, "It actually went on for a lot longer than that, but you get the idea."

But, as Jung also points out, "the Sony hack has mostly served as a reminder of how greedy, sexist, and racist Hollywood is." One example: As the Daily Beast and Salon report, other leaked emails reveal that the female stars of American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, were paid less than male co-stars Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper. Writes William Boot at the Daily Beast: "[Sony Pictures co-chair Amy] Pascal's email response to the news of Lawrence making less than her male colleagues—despite the fact that she's far and away the biggest star of the picture, since Hustle was green-lit after The Hunger Games—was: 'there is truth here.'" (A big-deal screenplay was also among the material stolen in the hack.)

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