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On March 3, director Rob Reiner led an all-star cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon, Martin Sheen and Jamie Lee Curtis, through Dustin Lance Black's play "8," about the court battle over marriage equality in California that was set in motion by the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008.

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Not that anyone else who suffered losses at the hands of failed financier Bernard Madoff is any less important, but it turns out that actor Kevin Bacon is one member of the vast network of investors in Madoff's collapsed company, along with famed pitcher Sandy Koufax.

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Remember the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Nick Turse, author of the new book "The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives," has come up with a far more sinister version of that fun genealogical party activity -- only this time, all proverbial roads lead back to the U.S. military instead of the "Footloose" star.

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