In this year's last episode of "Last Week Tonight," the HBO host takes on a cause he feels is incredibly achievable--a small change, if you will.
For someone who finds writing tortuous, Tony Kushner does a lot of it.
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Sunday night's Academy Awards had a very special guest on hand: Michelle Obama. The first lady, dressed in a silvery, shimmery evening gown by designer Naeem Khan, made a surprise live appearance from the Diplomatic Room of the White House at the end of the Oscars to help Jack Nicholson hand out the evening's final and biggest award, best picture.
If an extraterrestrial landed on Earth, "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" each would be an excellent introduction to the American character. In the aggregate, they make up a composite portrait of the country. "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" all struggle with social or political issues, making up a composite portrait of the country.
A doctor inspired by the movie "Lincoln" has spurred Mississippi to become the final state to officially ratify the amendment that abolished slavery in the U.S., 148 years after the fact.
The Fox News host and Hollywood star seem like an unlikely pair to work together on anything, but both men are associated with the National Geographic Channel's new film. Click on the story to watch the trailer.
French actor Gerard Depardieu has resorted to becoming Russian in order to avoid paying taxes in France, with a little help from Vladimir Putin of course; Jane Harman is being considered for CIA director, despite her past involvement in an Israeli intelligence influence operation; meanwhile, the Obama administration has been compiling a database that helps it determine how to treat a suspected terrorist. These discoveries and more after the jump.