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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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Eddie Vedder Responds To Anti-Israel Accusations

July 17th, 2014 8:01pm EDT
Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder has explained himself after he spoke out about the current violent situations around the world.

The Pearl Jam singer was at a concert in England last week when he had a rant about technology and war in-between songs. He said, "At the same time that something this positive is happening, not even that far away, people are f---ing dropping bombs on each other."

He continued, "I swear to f--king God, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill. They're looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn't belong to them. They should get the...
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Clay Aiken 'Stunned' By Death Of Political Opponent In North Carolina

May 13th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Clay Aiken
Singer Clay Aiken, who is running for congress in his native North Carolina, was stunned on Monday after finding out that his main opponent had died.

Last week, Aiken had a slight lead over businessman Keith Crisco, 71, in the Democratic Party primary for a seat in the House. On Monday it was revealed that Crisco died suddenly after falling in his home in Asheboro.

Aiken responded to the incident on Twitter, writing: "I am stunned and deeply saddened by Keith Crisco's death. He was a gentleman, a good and honorable man and an extraordinary public servant. I am suspending all campaign act...
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Duke William And Duchess Kate At The Maldives

March 7th, 2014 12:29pm EST
Kate Middleton
Duke William and Duchess Kate are currently at the Maldives Islands!

The handsome royal couple is currently enjoying a cozy week together before their high profile tour of Australia and New Zealand. Sources state that the hotel (comprising of forty-five villas) has shut down the entire establishment so the couple can enjoy privacy while enjoying the delightful comforts that the hotel has to offer.

The upcoming tour of Australia promises to be strenuous and the couple is eager for a break from their royal and parental responsibilities before embarking on what will be a decisive tour. New Z...
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Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Itinerary For Australian Leg Of World Tour

March 4th, 2014 6:45am EST
Kate Middleton
St. James’ Palace has released the official Australian itinerary for Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Itinerary for Australian leg of tour...

Wednesday, April 16th: Arrival at Sydney Airport

Wednesday, April 16th
City/Province: Sydney

Where They Will Be:

Sydney Opera House Reception
Boat to Admiralty House

Thursday, April 17th
City/Province: Blue Mountains

Where They Will Be:

Visit to Bushfire Affected Street
Meeting with Community Leaders and Firefighters
General Sightseeing

Friday, April 18th
City/Province: Sydney

Where They Will Be:

Royal Easter Show V...
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Ben Affleck & Seth Rogen Testify Before Congress On Congo Conflict, Alzheimer's Disease

February 27th, 2014 1:00pm EST
Ben Affleck & Seth Rogen Testify Before Congress On Congo Confli
Actors Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen testified before Congress in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to raise awareness of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Alzheimer's disease, respectively.

Affleck spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and met with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the ongoing conflict in the African country.

According to the Eastern Congo Initiative, since 1998, violent conflict, disease and poverty in the DRC have killed over 5 million men, women, and children.

Prior to the meeting, Affleck wrote on Twitter, "Honored to represent @EasternCongo ...
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Can Justin Bieber Be Deported?

February 25th, 2014 2:30pm EST
Can Justin Bieber Be Deported?
Pop star Justin Bieber has sparked more than a debate on the fate of teen idols, he is now the center of talk about immigration law. His recent arrest, and other reports of bad behavior, have focused attention on what happens when foreign nationals break the law in the United States. Bloomberg Television’s Rachel Crane takes a look at what happens when foreigners break the law while they're in the U.S., and what might happen to Bieber -- who makes a ton of money for American businesses -- if he's convicted.
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9 Things You Didn't Know About 'House Of Cards'

February 24th, 2014 5:30pm EST
9 Things You Didn't Know About 'House Of Cards'
"There is only one rule. Hunt or be hunted. Welcome back."

Are your Facebook and Twitter accounts still blowing up over the big twist in the season 2 premiere of House of Cards? Netflix released all 13 episodes of Season 2 on Valentine's Day and it was clear immediately that Frank Underwood would not be softening his approach to taking down his adversaries just because he's the Vice President.

Chances are you've binged through the second season by now, read a few reviews and eagerly started your wait for Season 3 in 2015. To help pass the time, Starpulse has put together a few facts about...
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