What does $3 million get you when Kevin Hart stars in your movie? Apparently, zero tweets or Instagrams.

At least, that’s what leaked emails between Sony executives Amy Pascal, Michael Lynton, and Clint Culpepper would indicate. The email chain—from this past March, when they were likely scheduling promos for Think Like a Man Too—trashes Hart obliquely before Culpepper really goes in with the details. The “smoking gun” email from Culpepper says that Hart is a “whore,” who won’t promote the movie in social media unless Sony kicks him a few extra bucks on top of the $3 million he was already paid for making the film.

Culpepper also added the following in a subsequent message:

It's not as if we paid him 3M and 4M respectively for his last 2 films thinking he might be nominated. We paid for his ability to open a film which included his social media savvy. I feel like this is something that should be negotiated going into the film as opposed to after the fact. It feels tantamount to buying a car and then upon picking it up being told that the engine will cost extra. I'm tempted to suggest we call his bluff. 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. And then there's the social media precedent we're setting...especially in light of the fact that Channing is at the same agency.

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First North Korea, then employees hating on Adam Sandler, then 23 Jump Street/Men in Black, and now this? Say what you will about the breach, but at least this Sony hack is killing it with entertainment value.

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[via Gawker]