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'Victory,' 'Sony grows a pair': Social media hails release of 'The Interview'

By Josh Levs, CNN
updated 7:24 PM EST, Tue December 23, 2014

(CNN) -- As soon as word broke that "The Interview" will hit some theaters, celebrations erupted across social media -- including from the stars of the film.

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