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In Celebrities, Celebrity News, Culture, News and politics, Politics, Social and Politics on January 30, 2007 at 11:55 am


Tinseltown’s anti-war activists are emboldened thanks to the election results and recent polls.   

Celebrity rabble-rousers are coming out to announce to the nation that they were right all along about the war in Iraq. They’ve even enlisted someone who has a knack for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

Standing at a recent rally in Washington, D.C, positioned near a memorial for the United States Navy and appearing alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, was none other than Jane Fonda. 

Fonda declared, “I haven’t spoken at an anti-war rally in 34 years because of lies about me that were used to hurt the anti-war movement.”

She added that “silence is no longer an option” and thanked the crowd for standing up to a “mean-spirited, vengeful administration.” 

During the Vietnam War, Fonda earned the moniker Hanoi Jane. She publicly proclaimed that American POWs were being treated just fine when they were actually being brutally beaten and tortured.

Many soldiers, sailors and marines have contempt for Fonda and are steadfast in holding her accountable for her past and present rhetoric and behavior.  

Pizza aficionado and reporter dude Sean Penn sees things differently. “She’s a high-profile, outspoken American,” Penn explained. “She’s one more voting American with a conscience who is against this war.”

Nancy Pelosi dreamer Rep. Maxine Waters warned, “Those people who would try to undermine her [Fonda’s] credibility will fail. We welcome her back to the peace community.”

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“Hound Dog” and Dakota Fanning

In Celebrities, Celebrity News, Culture, Entertainment and Media on January 23, 2007 at 12:09 pm

I hear the rape secene may have been edited down to make it less graphic. The producers are trying to make the film seem noble by claiming to raise awareness and provide toll free phone numbers for rape victims. This misses the primary point that for millions of kids, Dakota is one of them and a symbol of innocence.

It isn’t merely Dakota’s psyche we are concerned with here.

It is irresponsible to place any child in the position to deal with the emotions of a rape victim, but it is also irresponsible to use the notoriety of the most famous 12 year old of our time to get publicity for a movie and it’s tragic to justify this mindless choice as a way to win an Oscar.

Oscar Loves Dreamgirls, But Not for Best Pic

In Academy Awards, Celebrities, Celebrity News, Entertainment and Media, Hollywood, Movies, Movies & Entertainment, Oscars on January 23, 2007 at 7:28 am

 

Although “Dreamgirls” got the most noms (8) the musical was left out of the Best Picture category.

“Babel,” “The Departed,” “Letters from Iwo Jima,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “The Queen” were nominated for every Hollywood producer’s dream award for the 2007 version of the Academy Awards.

Even after snagging a Golden Globe, the academy snubbed the Motown muscial.

The surprise flick of the awards season has to be the indy phenom, “Little Miss Sunshine,” which received an impressive four major noms: supporting actor, supporting actress, screenplay and picture. The comedy is now in position to be this year’s “Crash.”

The questions on everyone’s lips are, “Will Al Gore accept the Best Documentary award for “An Inconvenient Truth” and “What will he do when the music starts playing.?”
The 79th Annual Academy Awards are scheduled to be presented Feb. 25. Ellen DeGeneres will host the ABC telecast.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Homespun Holiday

In Celebrities, Celebrity News, Culture, Entertainment and Media, gossip, Hollywood, Movies & Entertainment, Social and Politics on January 10, 2007 at 9:13 am


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s recent vacation stands in stark contrast to the impoverished third-world countries they’ve been championing of late.

The power couple reportedly arrived at the 170-acre Caneel Bay resort in the Caribbean “with 97 pieces of luggage and a whole entourage,” a source told the New York Post.

Angelina, Brad, the kids, nannies and staff were apparently ensconced in a five-bedroom, $8,000-a-night beachfront villa that was once the private get away of Laurance Rockefeller, the developer of the Virgin Islands destination.

Now Jolie is blasting Madonna for what she calls an illegal adoption.

In an interview with Gala, a French magazine, Jolie said, “Madonna knew the situation in Malawi, where he [Baby David]was born. It’s a country where there is no real legal framework for adoption.”

The “Tomb Raider” star added, “Personally, I prefer to stay on the right side of the law. I would never take a child away from a place where adoption is illegal.”

Wonder who the public will side with–the Pop Royal or the African Queen.

Al Gore Gets the Lindsay Lohan Brush-off

In Celebrities, celebrity, Celebrity News, Culture, entertainment, Entertainment and Media, gossip, Hollywood, Movies, Movies & Entertainment, News and politics, Politics, Social and Politics on January 9, 2007 at 7:20 pm

 

Last month Lindsay Lohan met former veep and Oscar contender Al Gore at a posh Beverly Hills event.

A short time later Lohan reportedly sent a typo-riddled e-mail to her friends and attorneys indicating that she was seeking help with her image from the much-ballyhooed Alpha-male.                 

“Al Gore will help me. He came up to me last night and said he would be very happy to have a conversation with me. If he is willing to help me, let’s find out,” the e-mail read.

A Gore rep told “Access Hollywood,” “I can confirm for you that Mr. Gore has only met Ms. Lohan once, very briefly, at the GQ Men of the Year dinner last week. There were hundreds of other guests.”

However, apparently after promising she’d be there, Lohan blew off a personal invitation to an event that the inventor of the Internet was hosting.

Gore, a regular now on the Hollywood scene, hosted a December 2006 Tinseltown event called “Seeds of Tolerance,” which honored liberal documentary filmmakers.

The Left Coast Report guesses that now that Lohan has dissed the nation’s top pseudo-scientist, she’ll have to rely on the unadorned advice of Britney Spears.

Madonna Accused of Bribing Adoption Official

In Celebrities, celebrity, Celebrity News, Culture, entertainment, Entertainment and Media, gossip, Hollywood, Movies, Movies & Entertainment, Music, News and politics, Social and Politics, Star Celebrity Gossip! on January 8, 2007 at 8:20 am

Suspicions surrounding the Malawian baby adoption of Madonna are being fueled further by reports that a government official who was working for the ministry that handled the case is now living and going to school in Britain on the pop singer’s dime.

Four months before she was granted temporary custody of Baby David, according to the London Daily Mail, Madonna reportedly committed to pay for Willard Manjolo’s living expenses and tuition fees, which were thought to be about 39,000 U.S. dollars.

Manjolo started college at Swansea University a month before Madonna left Malawi with her new baby boy.

Justin Dzodzi, a prominent attorney in the impoverished African nation, has gone on record as saying that Madonna’s financial support of Manjolo “could be construed as payment for the adoption.”

Dzodzi is among those who seek to challenge the adoption in court. Purportedly, he fully intends to bring these new facts to the attention of the Malawian judges.

“The entire circumstances surrounding the case need to be re-examined and this latest disclosure is something we would wish to bring before the courts,” Dzodzi said.

As for Manjolo, he claims that he was not involved in the adoption process and has never met the singer.

“It is unfortunate if people use their wealth to manipulate events, but I don’t think it happened in this case. Her application was considered on merit,” Manjolo said.