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Is Angelina Jolie Going Into Politics?

November 26th, 2014 5:47pm EST
Angelina Jolie Is Open To A Career In Politics
Angelina Jolie, who is promoting her latest film "Unbroken," told British ITV on Tuesday she would consider a political career "if I felt I could really make a difference."

One of the issues on her mind is the Syrian civil war. "We simply aren't doing enough," she told reporter Julie Etchingham.

Jolie has visited refugees from the conflict, which has resulted in thousands of deaths and millions of people displaced from their homes.

She explained: "We have overall a failing of international leadership when we have 51 million people displaced from conflict, more people displaced than sin...
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Obama, Bono, Robin Thicke Top GQ Magazine's Least Influential People

November 25th, 2014 2:32pm EST
Obama, Bono, Robin Thicke Top List Of GQ Magazine's Least Influe
Bono, Robin Thicke and President Obama have topped GQ's Least Influential People Of 2014 list.

Bono was chided for giving away free music to the masses in a forced download of their latest album, "Songs of Innocence" to millions of iTunes subscribers. Said the magazine about the experiment, "The worst part was the way both Apple and U2 treated this, like it was some kind of noble gift to The People; in fact this was a $100 million marketing campaign.Yes, $100 million to turn U2's socially conscious dad-rock into a piece of direct mail."

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, wa...
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'The Daily Show' Uses Kristen Schaal To Explain GOP's 'Winning The Lady Vote' Campaign

October 10th, 2014 1:02pm EDT
'The Daily Show' Uses Kristen Schaal To Explain GOP's 'Winning T
According to "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart, in the 2014 midterm elections, women will have the swing vote. Republicans will be working harder than ever to grab the female vote from Democrats. To prove his point, Stewart asked Senior Women's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal to voice her opinion.

Said Schaal, "Women don't see candidates as potential leaders, we see them as possible soul mates and Republicans are finally running ads to reflect that."

Stewart stated that women will be the deciding vote of which party is in control of the Senate.

"Usually women are a sure thing for Democ...
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Lews Black Says 'F**k You' To Those Blocking Voter Rights In New ACLU Video

October 10th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Lews Black Says 'F**k You' To Those Blocking Voter Rights In New
Comedian Lewis Black was recently named a celebrity ambassador on voting rights for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).

For a comic who has made his living as being "outraged," a recently released video supporting voting rights where Black states, "f**k voter suppression" is getting a lot of attention.

In this video by the ACLU, it appears Black is learning for the first time about efforts to suppress voters through several techniques such as ID laws and restrictions on early voting.

Black can be seen in the video stating, "What the hell is the matter with you people?! You need to...
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Rumor Patrol: George Clooney Wedding Conflict Almost Stops Ceremony And More

September 27th, 2014 6:37am EDT
Rumor Patrol: George Clooney Wedding Conflict Almost Stops Cerem
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin Wedding Conflict Almost Stops Ceremony: George Clooney seems to be getting cold feet just days before his nuptials to Amal Alamuddin. Clooney reportedly has been telling Alamuddin and other pals that they should wait longer before getting hitched, despite the fact that plans are a go for this weekend's wedding extravaganza.

False: Alamuddin was spotted looking excite...
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25 Celebrity Republicans - Some May Shock You

September 25th, 2014 11:44am EDT
25 Celebrity Republicans - Some May Shock You
Let's face it - Hollywood attracts a lot of Democrats. Many stars champion gay rights, environmental causes and other issues that are important for that political party.

But there are plenty of Republicans in Tinseltown. Some are less vocal about their political views, while others are conservative and proud.

Former Disney star Hilary Duff performed at George W. Bush's 2005 inauguration and is a registered Republican. The singer/actress is dropping a new pop album in October and recently told the press she's open to a "Lizzie McGuire" reunion.

Former "Beverly Hills, 90210...
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'Hang Your Heads In Shame'

August 4th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Jon Voight
Jon Voight has responded to an open letter written by Spanish stars, criticizing them for inciting violence against Israel.

In a column written in The Hollywood Reporter, Voight says, “I am asking all my peers who signed that poison letter against Israel to examine their motives. Can you take back the fire of anti-Semitism that is raging all over the world now?

“You should hang your heads in shame. You should all come forth with deep regrets for what you did, and ask forgiveness from the suffering people in Israel.”

Voight also describes the history of the conflict and why people, especi...
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Penelope Cruz Clarifies Gaza Stance

July 31st, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz is expanding on an open letter about the ongoing hostilities in Gaza signed by several Spanish stars, after some called it anti-semitic.

Cruz said in a statement, "I don't want to be misunderstood on this important subject. I'm not an expert on the situation and I'm aware of the complexity of it. My only wish and intention in signing that group letter is the hope that there will be peace in both Israel and Gaza.

"I am hopeful all parties can agree to a cease fire and there are no more innocent victims on either side of the border. I wish for unity, and peace... I believe in ...
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One Direction Singer Zayn Malik Receives Death Threats After '#FreePalestine' Post

July 29th, 2014 5:57pm EDT
One Direction Singer Zayn Malik Receives Death Threats After '#F
It was the tweet heard around the world as One Direction's Zayn Malik caused a firestorm of controversy after his comments on the Middle East went viral.

Showing his solidarity for Palestine, Malik tweeted the message #FreePalestine to his more than 13 million Twitter followers. Malik is of mixed Middle Eastern descent, as his father Yaser Malik is British-Pakistani and his mother Patricia is British. Malik's post couldn't have come at a worse time with Israel's military assault on Gaza ramping up in full force, which has seen more than 1,000 Palestinians and 50 Israelis killed. Malik want...
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Spanish Stars Denounce Israel

July 29th, 2014 3:31pm EDT
Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, and Pedro Almodovar
Spanish film industry representatives have publish an open letter denouncing Israel and their recent actions in Gaza. The group, which includes stars such as Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Pedro Almodovar, asked for an immediate ceasefire to help civilians.

As referenced in The Hollywood Reporter, Bardem and others plea in the letter for Spain and other European Union members to condemn the bombing and to "open border crossings to facilitate the mobility of the population, the entry of medical equipment, medicines and food."

"Palestinians' homes are being destroyed, they are being deni...
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