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NSA and Naked Celebs

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Celebrities Including Sting and Emma Thompson Press U.N. on Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Some 30 actors, writers, directors, artists, musicians and others have petitioned the U.N. demanding it take action to protect civilians, notably Palestinian refugees, caught up in the Syria conflict as it entered its fourth year Saturday.

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 READ MORE


It Gets Better for Whom?

The “It Gets Better” project is a grand achievement, and the abundant and various non-famous voices on the website offer much needed empathy and recognition. But we might consider how unhelpfully easy the lucky, privileged, “normal” few can make hope sound.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 READ MORE

Oscar News

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The NRA Has an Enemies List and It’s Really Long

There are 506 organizations and people named, which, as Wonkette points out, means that “it’s virtually impossible not to find something on that list that represents you or something you believe in.”

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 READ MORE

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OWS Organizer Questions Intentions of Secretive Affinity Group

Over a pair of steaming coffee cups, I was told that a secret faction has developed within New York City’s Occupy movement, made up of big-name celebrities and would-be leaders, some of whom look determined to steer the movement in a direction of their choosing.

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 READ MORE

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Italians Outraged, Yet Curious

Imagine going to the Internet and being able to see how much everyone in the United States, including you, earned and paid in taxes. The outgoing Italian government just made everyone’s private business public. Needless to say, Italians were outraged as they rushed to the Web to see the income of their neighbors and the rich and famous.

Posted on May 1, 2008 READ MORE


Celebs Need Health Care—Just Like Us!

Who knew that Reese Witherspoon window-shops for shoes?  Or that Ben Affleck glues elaborate doll houses together?  Or that Jeremy Piven eats what appears to be gruel on a lush outdoor patio?  These intimate celebrity vignettes were captured for the AARP’s ad campaign for its “Divided We Fail” intiative calling for “red, blue ... liberal, conservative” (and, apparently, “rich, famous”) Americans to unite for the causes of health care and long-term financial security.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007 READ MORE

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