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At least you know when you ask an Oscar-winning actress to be your commencement speaker that she probably won't botch her lines, but will she actually have anything of value to say, or will she just spend 90 minutes exploring the nuances of her "craft"? (continued)

British Actress: 'I Am Also a Victim of Roman Polanski'
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Claiming that Roman Polanski's legal team is wrongly spinning the story of his sexual abuse of a minor over three decades ago "as an isolated incident," British actress Charlotte Lewis piped up on Friday to declare that the director had "forced himself" upon her when she was 16 years old.

Satirist Finds the Pope Is Off-Limits
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Jokes about religion often play with the boundaries of tolerance and taste, but they don't always carry the consequences that Sabina Guzzanti now faces. The Italian actress could go to jail for upsetting the powers that be with a satirical zinger about the pope and two gay devils.

Streisand: Clinton Backers Should Support Obama
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Once strongly in favor of Hillary Clinton, actress and chanteuse Barbra Streisand says her switch to supporting Barack Obama was instantaneous when Clinton pulled out of the presidential race, and that other Clinton supporters should back the Illinois senator instead of throwing their vote to Republican John McCain in protest.

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Hey there, independent voters -- would a (prerecorded) phone call from sultry starlet Scarlett Johansson persuade you to head to the polls on Tuesday and cast a vote for her fave candidate, Barack Obama? Johansson certainly hopes so, so don't ignore those numbers you don't recognize on your caller ID -- it could be robo-ScarJo!

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