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Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

Nobody I know is funnier, smarter, or has a wider breadth of references than my friend Jonathan Shapiro. This book is a bit of a miracle: informative, insightful, poetic, and funny. —Paul Reiser, comedian, actor, and bestselling author Using famous real-life court transcripts, television scripts, and story after story, Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling shows the reader how to get their message across and the result they want using the time-tested elements and basic structure of great stories. Part how-to manual, part memoir, always entertaining and never lecture, this book provides storytelling lessons gleaned from years of trial practice and television writing, wrapped in—what else?—great stories.
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Rome’s New Mayor Strikes American Celebs From VIP List

Hollywood stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney and Nicole Kidman are now personae non gratae in Rome, according to the Italian capital’s new mayor, Gianni Alemanno, a former fascist who thinks American stars shouldn’t be hyped at Rome’s annual film festival at the expense of Italian actors and directors.

Posted on May 5, 2008 READ MORE


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Clooney and Pitt Spoof Larry Craig Stall Scene

If Sen. Larry Craig’s public humiliation wasn’t already complete, here come those two Hollywood jokesters, George Clooney and Brad Pitt, to keep the story of Craig’s restroom scandal circulating in popular culture.  In a video tribute to Julia Roberts, Clooney is busy singing Roberts’ praises and explaining why he can’t be there for the presentation of her American Cinematheque Award when he feels movement near his foot.

Posted on Dec 6, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Hollywood Conservatives Keep a Low Profile

It’s relatively easy to drum up a list of high-flying entertainers who have publicly backed a Democratic politician in recent years (if not weeks)—Oprah, George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand and others readily come to mind—but their conservative counterparts are much harder to ID without resorting to a Google search.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our selection of the best Truthdig-flavored videos contains Keith Olbermann’s iconic Ground Zero diatribe against President Bush; Matt Lauer’s harsh questioning of the president on torture and secret CIA prisons; and George Clooney’s impassioned plea to the U.N. to act against the looming threat of genocide in Darfur.

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


George Clooney and Darfur

Clooney Pleads With U.N. to Head Off Genocide in Sudan

George Clooney warned the United Nations on Thursday that millions would die in Darfur if the U.N. Security Council does not send in a peacekeeping force to replace departing African Union troops at the end of this month. “After Sept. 30, you won’t need the U.N.,” Clooney said. “You will simply need men with shovels and bleached white linen and headstones.”

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  • Posted on Sep 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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    AP / Mannie Garcia

    George Clooney Urges Action on Darfur Genocide

    The Academy Award-winning actor said at a press conference with Sens. Barack Obama and Sam Brownback, “What we cannot do is turn our heads and look away and hope that this will somehow disappear.”

    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


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