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President Obama Coming to Spielberg's Shoah Foundation Gala in Los Angeles

This May, founder Steven Spielberg's USC Shoah Foundation will host their 20th Anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity Gala, and they have a very special guest coming to the event.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 21, 2014 1:04 PM
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President Obama to Host White House Screening of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

President Obama has a special White House screening of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" planned, with an impressive guest list: stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, as well as Nelson Mandela's daughters Zindzi and Zenani.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • November 5, 2013 3:47 PM
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President Obama, Lena Dunham, Tom Hanks All Nab 2013 Webby Nominations

The nominees for the 17th annual Webby Awards have been unveiled, and this year include President Barack Obama, Lena Dunham, Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks and Yahoo's "Burning Love" among the nominated pop-culture and internet superstars.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 9, 2013 1:57 PM
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Variety Names Media's Winners & Losers of Election 2012

While President Obama was re-elected on November 6 and Mitt Romney hurriedly composed his concession speech on the fly, a number of other winners and losers emerged from the 2012 election. Memes reigned, with Big Bird and binders full of women taking over the Twittersphere...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 12, 2012 3:11 PM
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Morning in America ...a Note from Michael Moore

Congratulations everyone!! This country has truly changed, and I believe there will be no going back. Hate lost yesterday. That is amazing in and of itself. And all the women who were elected last night! A total rebuke of Neanderthal attitudes.
  • By Michael Moore
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  • November 7, 2012 4:58 PM
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Watch: Lena Dunham on Her First Time with Barack Obama

Check out this new ad from it-girl Lena Dunham describing her "first time" -- voting, that is. It's charming, smart and funny: "You want to do it with a guy who brought the troops out of Iraq. You don't want a guy who says 'Hey, I'm at the library studying,' when really he's out not signing the Lilly Ledbetter act."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 26, 2012 12:38 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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Watch: Oprah Heard About 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' from Obama

Oprah can't stop gushing about Sundance hit and possible Oscar contender "Beasts of the Southern Wild." She calls the film "emotional," "spiritual magical realism," and "truly a work of art." It's hard to imagine anyone not hearing about Behn Zeitlin's tale of Hushpuppy and the Bathtub...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 24, 2012 12:37 PM
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