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FILE - In this April 25, 2014 file photo, Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment, arrives at the 19th annual "Taste For A Cure" at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sony issued the following statement Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, on the on-demand release of "The Interview": "It has always been Sony's intention to have a national platform on which to release this film," said Lynton. "With that in mind, we reached out to Google, Microsoft and other partners last Wednesday, December 17th, when it became clear our initial release plans were not possible. We are pleased we can now join with our partners to offer the film nationwide today. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
December 24, 2014 - 8:16 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Celebrities react to Sony's announcement Wednesday that it released Seth Rogen and James Franco's North Korea satire, "The Interview," on digital platforms:

— "You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT ... NOW!! ... Thanks Sony for making it happen. Booyah." — Rogen on Twitter moments after "The Interview" became available.

— "I need to say that a comedy is best viewed in a theatre full of people, so if you can, I'd watch it like that. Or call some friends over." — Rogen added on Twitter moments later.

— "Merry X-mas MERICA! !!!!!THE INTERVIEW IS LIVE!!!!!! !!! ... Thank you SONY!!!!!!!!" — Franco on Twitter shortly after "The Interview" became available.

— "Take a picture of yourself watching it and I'll 'LIKE IT.'" — Franco on Facebook moments later.

— "THEINTERVIEW IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD! SonyPictures prevailed! GIVE THE GIFT OF FREEDOM!" — "The Interview" co-writer-director Evan Goldberg, on Twitter.

— "This Just Not In: King Jung Un says 'The Interview' is 'a laff riot, the feel-good movie of the year.' It was all a dream." — Actor Harry Shearer on Twitter hours before the online release was announced.

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