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Celebrities Assemble for Joss Whedon's Pro-Clinton Video

And promise a Mark Ruffalo nude scene

(Newser) - Joss Whedon hopes the prospect of a Mark Ruffalo nude scene will get people fired up about voting in November. The Hollywood Reporter reports the Avengers director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator took a break from movie-making to launch the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Save the Day, returning Wednesday... More »

Stars Light Up 3rd Night of DNC

Angela Bassett, Sigourney Weaver, Lenny Kravitz, most of Broadway, among those who turn out

(Newser) - Angela Bassett and Sigourney Weaver, Empire producer Lee Daniels, and rocker Lenny Kravitz are providing the celebrity power Wednesday on Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention. Weaver introduced a climate-change film by director James Cameron, "Not Reality TV," featuring Jack Black, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, and the... More »

How Film Stars Helped Ruin South Sudan

Their narrative of a plucky nation was too simple: Daniel Howden

(Newser) - Hollywood stars like George Clooney and Don Cheadle have argued passionately for nation-building in South Sudan. Only problem: They didn't quite see the whole story, writes Daniel Howden at the Guardian . Film stars and other activists delivered "a narrative about the new country that borrowed from a simple... More »

N-Word Uttered Twice at Globes

Reporters 'taken aback' by Quentin Tarantino's use of word

(Newser) - Jodie Foster's mystifying speech wasn't the only buzz-worthy Golden Globes moment. After winning best screenplay for Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino discussed his frequent use of the n-word in the movie with reporters—and he went ahead and used the n-word while doing so. "If somebody is out... More »

Brooklyn's Finest a Clichéd Mess

Good acting, directing can't rescue ridiculous script

(Newser) - Brooklyn’s Finest, the latest from Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, is “a billy-club sandwich: three cop dramas piled one on top of the other, separated by layers of dramatic cheese," writes Ty Burr of the Boston Globe . About an hour in, “you hit gristle.” Sound... More »

Year's Top 10 Moments of Celeb Activism

Oprah, Paris, make a difference

(Newser) - It’s been a big year for celebrity activism—so big that it deserves its own year-end top 10 list, Tina Daunt writes in the Los Angeles Times. Some famous faces that made a difference in 2008:
  • Oprah Winfrey fought hard for Barack Obama, including hosting a traffic-stopping garden party.
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Traitor's Layered Thrills Impress

'Twisty' plot covers all sides of the story

(Newser) - Critics are impressed with terrorism thriller Traitor’s maze of a plot, superb acting, and moral ambiguity. The film squeezes “a vast and sometimes contradictory compendium of post-9/11 fears and anxieties into 110 swift minutes” while trying “to cover every side and cater to just about every possible... More »

Ocean's 14 Beached: Cheadle

No more movies for Clooney's crime franchise, Cheadle says

(Newser) - George Clooney and friends won’t be pulling off any more heists on the big screen, OK! reports. Asked whether he would act in an Ocean’s 14, co-star Don Cheadle replied flatly, “No. Done. It’s a wrap.” Steven Soderbergh's star-studded series, now apparently scrapped after three... More »


Does Barack Obama make white people feel safe?

(Newser) - As if Barack Obama did not face enough obstacles, the junior senator from Illinois with Oval Office aspirations is likened to a "magic negro" by David Ehrenstein. The "magic negro" is a cultural and cinematic racial stereotype exemplified by some of the characters played by Sidney Poitier,... More »

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