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Movie About Dan Rather Falls Short of ‘Truth’ Concerning George W. Bush’s Military Service

It features Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett as beleaguered newscaster Dan Rather and CBS producer Mary Mapes, but according to this breakdown, the film “Truth” misses still another opportunity to really get the story about George W. Bush’s Vietnam-era years.

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Amy Schumer Joins Forces With Sen. Chuck Schumer to Combat Gun Violence

Turns out Amy and Chuck share more than their last name, their gene pool and public recognition.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Sparks Race-Based Twitter Battle

Last time we checked, it was the year 2015, but apparently the Internet-enabled white supremacists who formulated the Twitter hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII, along with the associated cyber-campaign, have yet to catch up with the fact that entertainment products don’t exist solely for their enjoyment.

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Meryl Streep Decries Income Inequality in Hollywood, Obliquely Identifies as a Feminist

C’mon, Meryl—even Beyoncé doesn’t shy away from calling herself a feminist. Or maybe therein lies part of the intergenerational quandary.

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Michael Moore Calls Lack of Female Directors in Hollywood ‘a Form of Apartheid’

The documentary filmmaker pointed to one of Hollywood’s persistent gender issues in a panel discussion at the New York Film Festival on Sunday, once again drawing attention to the vast gap between the number of female and male directors in the industry and dropping the word “apartheid” while he was at it.

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VIDEO: Why Viola Davis’ Emmy Speech Is So Darn Important

On Sunday, she became the first black woman ever to win an Emmy Award for best actress in a drama series, and she used her time onstage to make a powerful political statement about what it’s like to be black and female in Hollywood and the U.S.

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Jon Stewart Gets a Send-Off Emmy for ‘The Daily Show’

At Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, Jon Stewart got one last chance to bask in the glow of industry goodwill directed at “The Daily Show.” At the ceremony he picked up a trophy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series to cap off his 16-year stint as “Daily Show” host.

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Michael Stipe Blasts Donald Trump and His Ilk for Using R.E.M.’s Music: ‘Go F**k Yourselves’

Corporatist GOP candidate Donald Trump and vintage alterna-band R.E.M. both rose to prominence in the 1980s. The similarities between the two begin and end there.

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The Story of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Filmmakers and the CIA Just Got Creepier

The Oscar-winning film “Zero Dark Thirty” became a prestigious awards vehicle for its co-creators, journalist-turned-screenwriter Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow. It also became a source of controversy—and all the more so after this latest news.

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The Case for Backing President Kanye West in 2020

Using the singer and 2020 presidential hopeful’s progressive rap lyrics as the basis for a potential political platform, writer Osman Faruqi argues that “Kanye West would be the best president in U.S. history (seriously).”

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