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Angelina Jolie on Attempted Murder of Malala Yousafzai; Woman of Impact Emergency Appeal for Girls' Education Fund

In the wake of the Taliban shooting of a 14-year old girl named Malala Yousafzai, who vocally promoted girls' rights to education, The Daily Beast features a story written by Angelina Jolie. The activist writes:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 22, 2012 4:34 PM
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Directors Guild of America Opposes California Proposition 32

Not surprisingly, one of Hollywood's most powerful unions, the Directors Guild of America, opposes California Proposition 32. If passed, Prop. 32 would effectively prevent unions from participating in political activity in California. DGA President Taylor Hackford made the following statement expressing strong opposition from the guild:
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 22, 2012 11:25 AM
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More: Politics

Catholic Church's Sexual Abuse Uncovered: Thomas McCarthy's Secret Project, Gibney's 'Mea Maxima Culpa' at Film Forum

Director Tom McCarthy ("Win Win," "The Visitor," "The Station Agent") and "The West Wing" scribe Josh Singer have signed on for Anonymous Content's film about the journalist who exposed the Catholic Church's longterm cover-up of child molestation in Massachusetts.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 19, 2012 5:03 AM
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Streep, Bacon, Silverman, Poehler Stand Up for Reproductive Rights in PSA [VIDEO]

Mum was the word on reproductive rights during the first round of presidential debates last week, but that doesn't mean that celebrities can't remind us of the important issue. Check out this PSA for Draw the Line's bill of reproductive rights, starring Kevin Bacon, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler and Meryl "the big guns" Streep.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 9, 2012 1:13 PM
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More: Video, Politics

Bin Laden at the Movies: 'SEAL Team Six' Airing on NatGeo & Netflix Before Election; Plus Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' and Tell-All 'No Easy Day'

Sorry, Mitt, but NatGeo is airing feature film "SEAL Team 6" on November 4, two days before the election. The film is a re-creation of the events, authorized by President Obama, that lead to the killing of the terrorist leader and, as the NYT puts it, serves as "the crowning national security achievement of President Obama’s term in office."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 5, 2012 2:15 PM
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Obama DNC Speech Deemed 'Slow,' But Tweets Set Political Event Record

Even the Canadians were watching the closing night of the Democratic Convention and Barack Obama's speech. Many folks attending the Toronto International Film Festival stayed inside watching television rather than get started on Thursday screenings and parties.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 7, 2012 5:41 PM
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Watch: Stephen Colbert Interviews Andrew Sullivan, Obama Supporter and Diehard Conservative (VIDEO)

Andrew Sullivan, the gay conservative writer who helms The Daily Beast's 'The Dish' blog, went on The Colbert Report last night to make a conservative case for Obama. Sullivan, who backed George W. Bush in 2000, was a early supporter of Barack Obama's in 2008.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 29, 2012 1:25 PM
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Jon Voight Makes Waves at Republican National Convention

Actor Jon Voight is in Tampa this week at the Republican National Convention, and the Oscar-winner ("Coming Home)--who's never been afraid to speak his mind politically, penning a 2008 opinion piece against then-candidate Barack Obama and appearing in a video at the 2008 Republican convention--seems set to share his thoughts about the state of the country with anybody who'll listen.  The CliffsNotes version: Obama's a Marxist, and the media is hopelessly biased towards the incumbent in this year's election.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 29, 2012 1:22 PM
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More: Media, Politics

SnagFilms Launches Online Film Fest 'Snag the Vote 2012'

What better time than presidential election season for online indie distributor SnagFilms to launch "Snag the Vote 2012," a free online film festival running through Election Day? The fest will feature more than 100 documentaries highlighting ten key issues defining the 2012 presidential election, from Economy and Jobs and Health Care to Immigration, the Environment and National Security.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 23, 2012 5:00 AM
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Sean Penn's Peace Summit Award Acceptance Speech: Haiti, Systemic Moral Corruption, A Sacred Debt

On April 25, Sean Penn accepted the Peace Summit Award at the twelfth annual Nobel Peace Laureate's World Summit in Chicago. The award was given to him by Nobel Peace Laureate president Mikhail Gorbachev and Mr. Udo Janz. His Holiness The Dalai Lama was also present. Penn's acceptance speech is below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 26, 2012 2:52 PM
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