‘Interview’ Scalper Gets Hit By Karma

Dear Scalpers, not all of you get off Scot-free and that’s what one scalper is learning; the hard way.

A man in Ohio tried to cash in on the craziness surrounding The Interview, the James Franco-Seth Rogen starring film which went from a “probably won’t even break even” film to one of the most talked about films of 2014 all thanks to the assassination of Kim Jong-un plot.

A man named Jason Best learned that a local movie theater in Clifton, OH would be one of the 300 places screening the controversial flick around the time when Sony was still trying to figure out how to release the film, and decided to purchase 50 passes (at $13 each) to the showing.

Sensing that this would be a way to make a little extra cash, Best decided that he would turn around and sell them online at a higher price; you know, what scalpers do.

“I saw all the hype about ‘The Interview’ on the 23rd and thought, ‘hey, folks are selling these tickets in other cities and it seems like that’s the thing to do right now so why not give it a shot so see how it goes,”’ he said.

And how it went was not what he imagined. His plan backfired.

Soon after the tickets had been purchased, Sony announced they would be streaming the film on sites like YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix for half the price of a movie theater ticket. No need to actually go to a theater.

Now, Best is demanding a refund for the tickets he purchased at the Esquire Theater.

“I thought I’d get my money back because the theater’s website *very clearly* said the tickets were refundable,” he said.

Again, things did not turn out in Best’s favor. He tried to get in touch with the theater and was told they did not have a website and that The Interview was considered a special event.

Turns out, Best had bought the tickets from MovieTickets.com which informs customers that “theater owners reserve the right to withhold refunds for special events.”

As if that wasn’t bad enough, the manager of the theater called Best out by telling him that trying to re-sell those tickets, scalping, was illegal.

Karma.

James Franco and Seth Rogen Recreate Kanye West Video

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We don’t like speaking about those K-people here, but something funny involving the one who launched them into fame and their counterpart, Kanye West happened today.

A few weeks ago, Kanye released a video for “Bound 2” which feature him riding a motorcycle and his baby-mama/fiancée, Kim Kardashian riding, naked, on the front of it. Fast forward a few weeks later and two clowns decided to remake the music video for the enjoyment of their fans and pretty much everyone else.

Now who are those two clowns that spoofed on Yeezus‘ video you might ask? Well, leave it our favorite Renaissance man, James Franco and Seth Rogen.

This morning, the video hit the web after Franco posted the video along with the following message attached, “While on the set of their movie, The Interview, James Franco & Seth Rogen felt inspired to recreate their favorite new video. Shot. For. Shot.”

And that they did. Franco took on the role of West while a very hairy Rogen took on the role of Kardashian in the parody. Believe us they definitely did stick to their “shot for shot” goal.

Instead of reading about how funny the video is, watch the Pineapple Express co-star cover Kanye better than Kanye.