Things are going from bad to worse for Sony Pictures.

K-pop sensations Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae are reportedly taking legal action against the beleaguered studio for using their song Pay Day in the trouble hit film The Interview without a signed deal.

In a press release through their agency, Feel Ghood Music, they explained that there were initial discussions over using the track but that negotiations did not lead to an agreement. The release stated;

"We were under the impression that it wasn’t happening. It was only after the film was released that we became aware of the song’s unauthorized use, without taking the appropriate and necessary steps to complete a contract with the artists,"

As previously reported by Popdust Sony have encountered all sorts of trouble over the comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. The North Koreans have taken exception to it (to put it mildly) as it deals with the assassination of their leader Kim Jon Un.

Subject to a cyber attack and a host of excruciatingly embarrassing email leaks, Sony’s release of the movie was then halted in mid December when the big movie theater chains buckled under the threats and refused to carry the picture.

After receiving arguably greater attention than such a reportedly mediocre film ever would have, it has now been released in independent theaters and online on Christmas day.

Surely there can't be any more fall out to come??

Amy Pascal hasn’t just got egg on her face – she’s got a whole omelette!

We’ve all sent those emails we wouldn’t want made public—your bosses personal hygiene issues, the fact that your boyfriend couldn’t perform last night, bitching about your mother in law’s cooking—but Sony Pictures boss Pascal just has NO filter!

As Popdust previously reported, earlier this week, Angelina Jolie was branded “a minimally spoiled spoiled brat” in a leaked email exchange between mega-producer Scott Rudin and Pascal—and now details of thousands of other leaked emails are surfacing—proving more embarrassing for Sony by the day.

The mountain of mortifying missives include:

  • A racist exchange between Pascal and Rudin joking about what movies they think President Obama would enjoy:

“Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” Pascal writes—Rudin replies, “12 YEARS.”

“Or the butler. Or think like a man?” Pascal continues.

“Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart,” Rudin responds.

(The White House has said that an apology is appropriate – no shit!)

  • An email exchange between Sony exec, Clint Culpepper and Pascal, calling Kevin Hart a “whore” for requesting more money from the studio.

“I’m not saying he’s a whore, but he’s a whore,” Culpepper writes. “If he doesn’t do his normal routine, his film will not open as well and his brand will appear diminished and he will, in fact, be fucking himself because we have his next 2 immediate films.”

  • Rubin slamming producer and Annapurna founder Megan Ellison, branding her a “28-year-old bipolar lunatic.”

  • A scathing putdown of Pascal from Rudin

“You’ve destroyed your relationships with half the town over how you’ve behaved on this movie. If you don’t think it’s true, wait and see. Let’s see the next filmmaker WME puts in business at Sony or the next piece of star talent. I’ll bet my house I’m right.”

  • An from Pascal’s husband, forwarded to Sony HR department, telling her to fire the studio's Head of Communications, Charles Sipkins, after Pascal wasn’t invited to a prestigious industry event – Sipkins was axed just SIX days later (don’t leave Pascal off your Christmas card list)

  • Details of the $300 million new James Bond film in production – both script and ending

  • Studio plans unite in a campaign to fight ‘Goliath’ (ie: Google)

  • George Clooney boasting about his plan to take on Rupert Murdoch in a film about the UK phone hacking scandal

“I’m the son of a news man...everything will be double sourced….so come on with your lawsuits fuckers..”

Hacker group Guardians of Peace has claimed responsibility for the infiltration—some say as a reprisal for Sony’s new comedy The Interviewin which, James Franco and Seth Rogen are tasked by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, says the signs are pointing towards North Korea as a source for the attack—he was quoted Friday saying, “when a nation state says ‘this group did this on behalf of the North Korean people…and we appreciate it’ – that is a clue”.

Not surprisingly, Sony Pictures Entertainment is fighting back—the FBI is investigating the security breach, and the studio is reportedly employing a company to issue a counterattack against websites offering files containing its emails.

Meanwhile, as we sit back and wait for the next embarrassing, juicy revelation—maybe Amy Pascal should be spending the Holidays brushing up her resume.

Hey Dennis Rodman, whatcha got to say about this?

Horrifying reports have surfaced about the execution of the uncle of Rodman’s new BFF, North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un—and Popdust has details.

According to Chinese newspaper Wen Wei Po, 67-year-old Jang Song-Thaek was stripped naked and thrown into a cage of dogs who had been starved for three days, after being found guilty of “treachery.”

Jang’s punishment is known as “quan jue” which translates as execution by dogs—and according to the report the 120 dogs spent more than an hour mauling him and five of his close aids who had also been found guilty of “treachery.”

The North Korean Supreme Leader is reported to have witnessed the barbaric deaths, along with 300 senior officials of his regime.

Jang was once viewed as North Korea’s second most powerful man and is credited with helping his nephew settle into power after the death of Kim Jong-Il in 2011.

However, it is believed his nephew began to feel threatened by his uncle, hence his sudden fall from favor and subsequent execution.

Kim gave a shout out to his late uncle during his New Year’s speech, describing him as “scum” “factionalist filth” and “worse than a dog.”

“Our party's timely, accurate decision to purge the anti-party, anti-revolutionary elements helped greatly cement solidarity within our party,” he said.

Jang’s alleged crimes included having “improper relations with several women” and having “wined and dined at back parlors of deluxe restaurants” and, worst of all, “such factional acts as dreaming different dreams.”

North Korea has not confirmed the report, and contributor, Tim Stanley, calls into question it's validity, although concludes, “the problem with Kim's crazy ‘paradise’ is that it's so thoroughly evil that it seems capable of any act of inhumanity. Including even this.”

To read actual documented facts of North Korean barbarity go to Human Rights Watch.