Five things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 12.23.2014

Havas buys Formula PR; Paul Taaffe to lead Huntsworth; Sony threatens to sue Twitter over leaked information.

There will be no Breakfast Briefing for the rest of this week. It'll return on Monday morning.

1. French holding company Havas has acquired Formula PR, which will now be known as Havas Formula. The firm will not be merged with Havas PR, but will sit alongside it in the holding company’s creative services group.

2. Former Hill & Knowlton CEO Paul Taaffe is back on the agency side of the PR business. He will take over as CEO of Huntsworth in April, replacing longtime leader Lord Chadlington.

3. Sony Pictures Entertainment has threatened to sue Twitter if information leaked after the cyberattack against it last month appears on the platform. Earlier this month, the studio said it would take legal action against media outlets if they published stories on data gleaned through the hack.

4. Amid a rift with his city’s police department, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked protestors to take a break until after the funerals of two officers slain on Saturday.

5. Recently ousted American Apparel CEO Dov Charney told Bloomberg News on Monday that he is couch surfing and nearly out of money as he tries to take his company back. Charney was fired by the company’s board last week after being suspended for alleged improper behavior earlier this year. 

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