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James Bond screenplay swiped in Sony hack

Also in Tattle: Aretha and Taylor together for Billboard, another Kardashian baby, Lisa Robertson signs off and more

Daniel Craig as James Bond in the most recent film of the iconic series, "Skyfall."  (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Francois Duhamel, File)
Daniel Craig as James Bond in the most recent film of the iconic series, "Skyfall." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Francois Duhamel, File)Read moreAP

THE CYBERATTACK against Sony Pictures may have uncovered a lot of embarrassing dirty laundry from studio executives, but now things are getting serious.

It's affected James Bond.

The producers of the Bond films have acknowledged that an early version of the screenplay for the next Bond movie, "Spectre," was among the material stolen in the Sony hack.

The producers said in a statement Saturday that they are concerned that third parties who received the screenplay might seek to publish it - and warned that the material is subject to copyright protection around the world.

There's been speculation that North Korea is behind the cyberattack in retaliation for the upcoming comedy "The Interview." That film depicts an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea has condemned the film, but denied the hack.

Please. Everyone knows it was Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Aretha serenades Taylor

What could be better for Taylor Swift than being named Billboard's "Woman of the Year" on Friday?

Having Aretha Franklin sing her "Happy Birthday."

Swift swooned as Franklin sang. The pair embraced afterward and Swift was given a birthday cake.

Swift didn't turn 25 until Saturday but she was able to celebrate early with the honor. Taylor was one of several women feted at the event, which featured some of the biggest names in music, including a surprise appearance by Beyonce.

Billboard's Women in Music awards honor - come on, guess - from executives to Aretha, who received the "Icon" award.

Swift used her acceptance speech to underscore her decision this fall to remove her music from Spotify on the grounds that it doesn't fairly pay artists for the use of its material.

"I really believe we in the music industry can work together to find a way to bond technology with integrity and just really hope we can teach the younger generation the value of investment in music rather than the ephemeral consumption of it," Swift said.

Right on, Taylor. Content costs money.

Other winners included "Breakthrough Artist of the Year" Idina Menzel (at 43), "Rising Star" Ariana Grande, "Chart Topper" Iggy Azalea, "Hitmaker" Charli XCX, "Powerhouse" Jessie J and "Trailblazer" Hayley Williams of Paramore.

Fifty industry executives were also honored.

Civil Wars singer Joy Williams, Colbie Caillat and Ingrid Michaelson were among those who performed.


* OMG, there's another one.

E! News reports that Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are parents to a baby boy, their third child together.

The boy was born yesterday, on big brother Mason's fifth birthday! Also celebrating was 2-year-old sister Penelope.

"The family is freaking out with joy," a source told E! News. "What an amazing coincidence."

Tracy Morgan has won the latest round in his effort to sue Walmart and others over a fatal crash in New Jersey.

A federal judge on Friday refused to delay the lawsuit. The ruling came on a motion by Kevin Roper, the driver of the Walmart truck authorities say slammed into the back of Morgan's limo van on the New Jersey Turnpike in June.

Roper, of Georgia, isn't named as a defendant but is facing criminal charges. He wanted the suit delayed until his criminal case was resolved.

* R&B star Jeremih (a/k/a Jeremy Felton) and two others face charges in New Jersey after one of the men allegedly opened a door to a boarding ramp at Newark Liberty International Airport after it had been closed to prepare for takeoff.

Port Authority police say a member of the "Don't Tell 'Em" singer's party tried opening the door Friday in an attempt to get his tardy fellow travelers on board the Phoenix-bound flight.

Jeremih was charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of administration of law. A second man faces the same charges while a third is charged with defiant trespass for allegedly opening the door.

A spokesman for Port Authority police says all three men were released without incident and ordered to appear before a judge.

* Best of luck to Lisa Robertson, who bowed out from hosting on QVC Friday night after 20 years with the shopping network.

Tattle had no idea who Robertson was until we saw her for the first time a number of years ago, while visiting the Tattle parents and Tattle's mom was transfixed to the television.

After a while, we asked: "Who is this woman? She just talked off-the-cuff about a pocketbook for 15 minutes? A pocketbook?"

Thus was Robertson's gift - to be able to sell handbags, jewelry, clothing and make-up and make it all seem like a stylish prime-time talk show.

No word what Robertson will do next but given her ability to sell $1,700 watches and $17 conditioner, we'd love to see her try her hand at selling newspapers.

- Daily News wire services

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