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James Franco, Seth Rogen say media shouldn't publish hacked Sony documents

Seth Rogen and James Franco attend the premiere

Seth Rogen and James Franco attend the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Credit: AP

James Franco and Seth Rogen Sunday blasted media outlets that reported the contents of Sony Pictures' recently hacked internal documents -- including the stars' salaries for their upcoming movie "The Interview."

"It's stolen information that media outlets are directly profiting from," Rogen, 32, said on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show." "It's ill-gotten gains."

Rogen and Franco, 36, also took the opportunity to address their apparent disparity in salary, with the hacks revealing Rogen was paid $8.4 million and Franco $6.5 million.

"We made the same for acting," Rogen said. "You're misreading the hacks. I directed, produced and co-wrote the movie. That accounts for the extra $2 million. As actors, we made the exact same amount."

The cyber-attack has been linked to "The Interview," a comedy that depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is set for release on Dec. 25.

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