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  • ‘I Am Bradley Manning’: Celebrities Line Up For Video Supporting Embattled Military Whistleblower

    06/04/2013 3:38:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/4/2013 | Andrew Kirell
    A new teaser video released this afternoon shows a slew of celebrities and activists rallying in support of military whistleblower Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, whose trial for leaking 700,000 secret documents to WikiLeaks began today. “I am Bradley Manning” is the tagline of the PSA created by the eponymous group and featuring supportive celebrities like filmmaker Oliver Stone; actors Russell Brand, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Wallace Shawn; musicians Tom Morello and Moby; and journalists Phil Donahue, Matt Taibbi, and Chris Hedges. Each speaker takes their turn declaring that they or we “are all Bradley Manning,” imploring viewers to put...
  • Why Ashley Judd's Breakup Is Bad News for Mitch McConnell

    Actress Ashley Judd and Indy Car driver Dario Franchitti are ending their marriage after 11 years, and, yes, the news impacts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Judd is weighing whether to jump into politics and challenge McConnell in Kentucky in 2014. She was in Washington for the inauguration and attended an event at EMILY's List, the group that backs pro-choice Democratic women running for governor or Congress. Judd even carpooled with Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, who demonstrated she knows how to win in a red state after defeating the self-injurious Todd Akin.
  • Demand a plan- demand celebrities go #### themselves

    12/31/2012 9:11:07 AM PST · by Signalman · 17 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 12/25/2012 | ma5one
    Hypocrite celebrities and their anti gun agenda.
  • Obama Calls on Celebrities to Save America

    06/16/2012 3:29:55 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2012 | John Semmens
    At a $40,000 per plate campaign dinner, President Obama challenged the rich and famous stars of the entertainment industry to “help me take back the country from the malefactors of great wealth that are opposing my quest for social justice.” While the dinner itself raised a total of $2 million from the 50 celebrity attendees, the President cautioned them “not to think you've done enough here tonight. The money you are giving today is a drop-in-the-bucket compared with the vast wealth this country has bestowed upon you. For a cause this important we must hold nothing back. Consider it an...
  • Obama to Celebrities: 'You're the Ultimate Arbiter of Which Direction This Country Goes'

    06/15/2012 8:19:28 AM PDT · by Justaham · 26 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/15/12 | Ben Feller
    President Barack Obama soaked in the support — and the campaign cash — of Manhattan's elite entertainers Thursday as his re-election team sought to fill its fundraising coffers. The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare joint fundraising appearance when they visited the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The intimate dinner banked about $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each. The dinner was the Obama campaign's latest attempt to bank on celebrities for fundraising help in countering the growing donor enthusiasm from Republicans supporting Mitt Romney's presidential bid.
  • Johnny Depp moves back to America to avoid paying taxes in France

    11/13/2011 11:00:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    chron.com ^ | 7 Nov 2011 | Tracy Scott
    Actor Johnny Depp has moved out of France and returned to America because he didn’t want to become a permanent French resident and pay income tax there. The Pirates of the Caribbean star and his longterm partner, French singer/actress Vanessa Paradis, moved to her native country in the 1990s to live away from the Hollywood spotlight with their two children. However, Depp has now moved his family out of France after government officials asked him to become a permanent resident, as he feared he would end up paying tax in both countries. He tells Britain’s The Guardian newspaper, “Well, I...
  • Ten richest celebs supporting OWS have collective net worth over a billion dollars

    10/28/2011 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    american thinker ^ | 10/28/11 | Thomas Lifson
    Celebrity airheads who are supporting the occupiers are feeding Wall Street to the crocodile, forgetting that the beast quickly gets hungry for more. Celebrity Net Worth has a highly amusing article on the subject. The top ten: #1 Yoko Ono Net Worth - $500 million. Ono stated "I love 'Occupy Wall Street'! John is sending his smile to 'Occupy Wall Street'. I am sending my love to 'Occupy Wall Street'. We are all working together. " #2 Russell Simmons Net Worth - $325 million Keep in mind that on top of being a hip-hop mogul Simmons is the founder of...
  • Hollywood Celebs Helped Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in 2010

    12/31/2010 8:46:23 AM PST · by julieee · 16 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 31, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Hollywood Celebs Helped Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in 2010 Hollywood, CA -- The Planned Parenthood abortion business reported making more than $1 billion in income in 2010, but they achieved that with a little help from their Hollywood friends. http://www.lifenews.com/2010/12/31/hollywood-celebrities-helped-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-in-2010/
  • Ryan Reynolds' Sexy Plea for Clean Energy (How to kill a movie a year in advance)

    08/27/2010 4:39:04 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 11 replies
    Apparently, the lantern isn't the only green thing about Ryan Reynolds. The Green Lantern actor has filmed a Public Service Announcement for the Natural Resources Defense Council, urging fans to push their representatives for eco-friendly legislation: “Please tell your senators to vote for clean energy and climate legislation now." Reynolds concludes the PSA by asking viewers to pitch in and help out with the oil-spill ravaged Gulf Coast: “And then, if you can, lend a hand to our friends in the Gulf Coast. After all, they’re the ones paying the highest price for a gallon of gas.” Handsome, talented, and...
  • Celebs Who Lean To The Right (slideshow)

    12/10/2009 7:17:44 PM PST · by restornu · 15 replies · 2,029+ views
    Click Celebs Who Lean To The Right (slideshow)Hollywood stars and celebrities are generally considered to be a liberal and Democratic-leaning community, but these celebrities are all declared Republicans according to the FEC, or known conservatives.
  • Good bye Summer: Celebs Wearing Jumpsuits (Fergie, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian...)

    08/20/2009 3:34:50 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 3 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Aug 20th, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The Fashion Time predicted that jumpsuits would rock every fashionista’s wardrobe this summer and voila! Almost every celeb from Rihanna to Katy Perry to Dita Von Teese sported cute rompers and sexy playsuits. Some looked fabulous, some stupid and inappropriate, but the fact remains, jumpsuits were this season’s hugest trend. Here is a retrospective of who wore what. Bye-bye summer! Blake Lively, Dita Von Teese, Estelle
  • (Vanity) Totally Looks Like...Celeb lookalikes

    06/01/2009 8:39:33 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies · 2,080+ views
    Totally Looks Like ^ | 06/01/09 | raccoonradio
    Stumbled across this funny website. It shows celebs who look just exactly like each other...or cases where, say, an animation studio like Disney plagiarized itself. (Separated at birth: Little John from Robin Hood and Baloo from Jungle Book). You'll see how the lead singer of Creedence is...one WILD AND CRAZY GUY! You'll see while Michael "Two Dinners" Moore is perfect for casting as Peter Griffin in a live action "Family Guy" movie. Jorge Garcia (Lost) and Hagrid from Harry Potter. There's a ton of them! (I'm sure somewhere they have Kerry and Lurch, or is it Kerry and Herman Munster...)
  • Celebs Who Lean to the Right

    04/09/2009 5:19:58 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 32 replies · 5,206+ views
    Some Celebs whom are conservative: http://wcbstv.com/slideshows/Conservative.Celebrities.20.824701.html
  • Vivienne Westwood S/S 09 Ad Campaign (featuring Pamela Anderson at her Malibu trailer)

    01/30/2009 11:42:54 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 8 replies · 646+ views
    Style Drama ^ | Jan 26th, 2009 | Style Drama
    This season’s most anticipated ad campaign is now out. After months of speculation and predictions we were finally given a look at Vivienne Westwood S/S 09 Ad Campaign starring Pamela Anderson, the designer herself and her young husband. Juergen Teller shot the trio on location at Anderson’s trailer in Malibu, and all four of Westwood’s clothing lines — Gold Label, Red Label, Anglomania and MAN are featured in the ads.
  • Obama inauguration song calls for the overthrow of private property.

    01/23/2009 9:21:11 PM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 91 replies · 844+ views
    youtube ^ | 1-20-2009 | Pete Seeger & Bruce Springsteen
    I've been looking and I haven't heard this mentioned yet. During the Obamunist coronation ceremony lefties Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen were singing "This Land is your Land." To my utter shock and amazement, they actually brought out a verse that is hardly ever sung in public. This verse openly calls for the overthrow of private property. Watch from 2:42 on the video, here are the lyrics: There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me; Sign was painted, it said private property; But on the back side it didn't say nothing; That side was made for...
  • Amy Winehouse is the next celebrity designer

    01/21/2009 11:33:08 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 25 replies · 578+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jan 5th, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Our worst fashion nightmare may soon be coming true, as Amy Winehouse is reportedly in talks to create her very own fashion collection, reports Marie Claire today. According to The Sun, the British singer is in negotiations with the Fred Perry label and has been bragging to friends that a line is already in the works, and not one that you snort either. Winehouse was overheard sharing the news with holidaymakers in St Lucia, where she is currently enjoying a break with family and friends.
  • Seinfeld star Jason Alexander stumps for Barack Obama

    10/26/2008 8:22:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies · 3,461+ views
    Sun-Sentinel.com ^ | October 26, 2008 | Macollvie Jean-Francois
    TAMARAC - Tamarac Actor Jason Alexander, the son of a Coconut Creek Democrat, came here this morning to tell a crowd of mostly elderly Democrats what they should say to persuade undecided voters to choose Barack Obama. Alexander, better known as George Costanza from TV's Seinfeld sitcom, spoke to more than 100 residents of the Kings Point community. He said he does not like the role of celebrity spokesman, but he felt compelled to actively support Obama. "I would kick myself if this election went the wrong way, and I didn't do everything in my power to make sure it...
  • Democrats enjoy the best of times in Denver (barf alert)

    08/30/2008 1:16:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 97+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 30, 2008
    DENVER - The celebration following Barack Obama’s acceptance speech rocked on into the early morning yesterday as the celebs, politicos and Web geeks got their party on at the hottest hoedown of the DNC - the Vanity Fair-Google bash. The Hollywood contingent turned out in force for the A-List bash held in the warehouse-like Exdo Event Center in a sketchy neighborhood on the outskirts of Denver’s downtown. All the usual suspects were on hand for the post-speech soiree including boldfacers Chevy Chase, Fran Drescher, Connie Britton, Anne Hathaway, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany, Sarah Silverman, Matthew Modine, Tim Daly, Alan Cumming,...
  • Celeb Appearances

    08/07/2008 9:23:55 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 13 replies · 83+ views
    August 7, 2008 | Niuhuru
    My fellow freepers, I need help. I volunteer at a free clinic and I was wondering if you could both suggest and help me find a way to contact various celebrities to see if they want to make an appearance. I don't like Hollywood celebs anymore than anyone else here, but like the Democrats, I know they can serve a good purpose in raising the clinic's profile.
  • Denim Shorts: Stylish in the Summer (Remember Daisy Dukes?)

    07/29/2008 10:00:01 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 28 replies · 3,854+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jul 29th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Michelle Pfeifer, B.A.D. Cats, 1980; Kate Moss in French Vogue, 2008; Daisy Duke (played by Catherine Bach), 1979; Madonna perfoming ‘Girlie Show’, 1993 Denim shorts are one of the most necessary items in your summer wardrobe. They keep you cool, they are affordable, and they never go out of style.
  • Liza Minnelli in Gothenburg collapse

    12/13/2007 6:08:12 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 10 replies · 245+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 12/13/2007 | James Savage
    Liza Minnelli collapsed during a show in Gothenburg on Wednesday night. The singer and actress was performing at the city's Scandinavium arena when she was taken ill just before 11pm. The Cabaret star sang three songs before dropping the microphone and falling off the stage, according to Göteborgs-Posten. Concert promoter Mikael Silverskiöld of Svensk Nöjesutveckling confirmed that the Oscar winner had fallen ill: "Liza Minnelli collapsed during a show at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, and doctors were called," he said in a statement. Silverskiöld said she was caught by the show's production manager and was not injured in the fall. Minnelli's...
  • Nicole Richie backs Swedish dog urinals

    11/22/2007 10:54:55 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 43 replies · 1,162+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 11/22/2007 | Paul O'Mahony
    Hollywood socialite Nicole Richie has lent her voice to a campaign to stop dogs peeing on lamp posts. When Paris Hilton's dog-loving pal learned of Swedish inventor Lennart Järlebro's plans to design a urinal for dogs, she immediately vowed to spread the word in the United States. "This invention is just so clever. It's a cute rubber cup attached to the post and a hose that pipes urine into the gutter," Richie, 26, told the Daily Star. Lennart Järlebro began designing a toilet for dogs after reading a newspaper report about the corrosive effects of dogs' urine on lamp posts....
  • (Sweden is tolerant alright but spare us this %¤*#) Bill Murray told police he was a golfer

    09/04/2007 5:58:35 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 15 replies · 945+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 09/04/2007 | Paul O'Mahony
    Hollywood star Bill Murray has spoken out about the events that led to him leaving a blood sample at a Stockholm police station last month. While speaking to the press at the Venice Film Festival, Murray was asked by a Swedish journalist to explain just what he was doing driving around Stockholm city centre in a golf cart. "A friend of mine, Jesper Parnevik, invited me to play in a pro-am golf tournament in Stockholm. I was driven to a party celebrating the event in a golf cart," Murray said. "After the party, the people that drove in the golf...
  • NEWSMEAT HALL OF FAME (Political donations of the powerful, rich, and famous)

    06/19/2007 1:38:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies · 629+ views
    Newsmeat ^ | 6/19/07 | staff
    NEWSMEAT Hall of Fame - Celebrities (A - C) Federal Campaign Contributions Since 1978 updated every Monday Contributor (click for detailed report) Total - Dem - GOP- Spec Int Roy Acuff country music star $1,400 0% 100% 0% Ansel Adams photographer $5,750 100% 0% 0% Ben Affleck actor $4,000 100% 0% 0% Moustapha Akkad producer, director $17,600 57% 36% 7% Jessica Alba actress $600 100% 0% 0% Eddie Albert actor $6,600 85% 0% 15% Alan Alda actor $30,300 74% 0% 26% Jason Alexander actor $8,100 100% 0% 0% (snip) Denise Austin Fitness Guru, TV Host $10,000 0% 100% 0%
  • Who Do Celebs Support For President? (Vanity, sort of)

    05/08/2007 8:05:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies · 925+ views
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  • Celebs contribute to Al Franken campaign (Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jason Alexander and Larry David)

    04/13/2007 6:55:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,174+ views
    AP on Yahoo | 4/13/07 | FRederic J. FRommer - ap
    WASHINGTON - Scores of actors, writers, producers and others from the entertainment industry have contributed to Al Franken's Senate campaign, helping the Minnesota Democrat get off to a strong fundraising start. Franken, a former "Saturday Night Live" star who hopes to take on GOP Sen. Norm Coleman (news, bio, voting record) next year, raised the maximum $4,600 from actors such as Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jason Alexander and Larry David, according to a campaign finance report filed Friday. That helped Franken pull in $1.35 million in the first quarter of the year — despite not beginning his fundraising effort until...
  • Britney Spears tries to hang self in rehab

    03/05/2007 2:56:51 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 69 replies · 3,267+ views
    Britney tries to hang self in rehab ANI London: Staff at the Promises clinic, where Britney Spears checked herself into last month, has been put on a ‘suicide watch’, after the singer reportedly tried to hang herself with a bed sheet. Britney had friends and family worried sick when paramedics were rushed to the clinic recently, and now a friend has revealed that medics were called because she tried to commit suicide. Just before she tried to hang herself, the pal said, Britney wrote 666 on her shaved head, and ran around the clinic screaming, "I am the Antichrist!" She...
  • BBC: Washington diary: Martians and celebs ~ notes on the happenings...Britney back to Rehab...

    02/24/2007 10:38:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 361+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 24 February 2007, 00:59 GMT | Matt Frei BBC News, Washington
    When little green men from Mars eventually descend on our planet and unearth America's time capsule dating back to the beginning of the year 2007, it could skewer their whole view of our great civilisation. Astronaut Lisa Nowak's story sparked huge media interest "What's with the viewing figures?" they will wonder. The country was embroiled in a losing war in Iraq, a festering war in Afghanistan and a looming war at the presidential polls. But the issues that glued the nation to their flickering screens involved an astronaut who wore a nappy while driving across the country, a pop star...
  • Introducing...Zlatan (- Muslim soccer gangsta comin straight outta Malmö!)

    02/13/2007 4:44:03 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 8 replies · 2,307+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 02/12/2007 | Paul O'Mahony
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the most spectacular soccer players ever, comes from the infamous, Muslim dominated area of Rosengård in Malmö, Sweden's third biggest city. He presently plays for the major European club of Inter Milan and has formerly been contracted by Juventus, Ajax and Malmö FF among others. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, known as "Ibra" to Italian soccer fans, is one of the very few Muslim immigrants from the Malmö region who've made major success in any area of life (another exception is Hip hop artist Timbuktu - not especially well known in the US though). Many Rosengård Muslims strive to...
  • Sienna Miller ‘never desperate to be famous’

    12/11/2006 1:13:45 PM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 10 replies · 438+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 11, 2006
    NEW YORK - Her on-off relationship with Jude Law made her an overnight celebrity, but Sienna Miller says that wasn’t her goal. “I was just never desperate to be famous, which I know sounds cliched and probably like a lie, but it is, in my case, very true,” the 24-year-old actress says in the January issue of W magazine. “And that’s the irony of my situation. “It was always about acting, and now it’s all about everything but that. I fell in love with someone very, very famous, and that’s beyond all of our control. Strategically I probably could have...
  • America Supports You: Celebs Rally for Calendar Poster

    01/11/2006 4:43:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 480+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Jan 11, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2006 – More than 600,000 servicemembers, including Coast Guardsmen, are receiving a special gift this year from the White House Commission on Remembrance: a poster-sized 2006 calendar. Featured on the calendar is a "Family Circus" cartoon by Bil Keane with one of the characters waving an American flag and a message to servicemembers offering "a hearty trail of love from every American family." The daily "Family Circus" comic panel appears in more than 1,500 newspapers around the world. A host of celebrities supported the production of the calendar, including signatures from Ben Affleck, Hank Aaron, Lance Armstrong,...
  • Wal-Mart Taps Destiny's Child, Queen Latifah For Ads [These Christmas commercials drive left crazy]

    12/06/2005 2:56:40 AM PST · by summer · 14 replies · 1,379+ views
    AP via Access Hollywood ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | AP
    Destiny's Child In a first for Wal-Mart, the retailer has recruited celebrities like Garth Brooks and Destiny's Child to appear in holiday television and print ads. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. started its holiday campaign Tuesday, the first time the world's largest retailer has run ads this early in the season, company officials said. It's the first time Wal-Mart has used celebrities in an ad campaign, which will also include country singer Martina McBride, pop star Jesse McCartney and actress and singer Queen Latifah. The ads will feature each of the celebrities at their actual homes to fit with the theme, "Home...
  • FRANKENWHO? - At NY Event, Al's Sobering Reality Check

    11/23/2005 12:02:57 PM PST · by chuckpez · 3 replies · 779+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | November 23rd, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    So much for Al Franken's "A-List" celeb aspirations. In confronting US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at a New York event Monday, Franken was exposed as insignificant. With this sobering reality check, perhaps Al will learn to stick to the Smalley routines. Don't take the Radio Equalizer's word for it, New York City newspapers are having a pre-Thanksgiving journalistic feast, thanks to our friend Al. According to the New York Daily News, Justice Scalia wasn't even familiar with Franken as the two sparred during outgoing Time honcho Norman Pearlstine's latest "Conversations On The Circle" event: ....
  • Hollywood Liberal Celebs Without makeup

    12/07/2004 11:59:23 PM PST · by Mongeaux · 48 replies · 11,685+ views
    The Hollywood "Beautiful People" may be the "liberal Elite" but without professional makeup artists they are just as homely as the rest of us.
  • Freeper's Day at the Races (Pre Race Thread) --The 130th Kentucky Derby

    05/01/2004 6:47:07 AM PDT · by threat matrix · 87 replies · 287+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2004 | Amy Sancetta
    Looks like a muddy slog today, I'll take Lionheart wire to wire with a late charge from Quintons Gold Rush.
  • From the pit of the 1980s, celebs we'd like to forget

    03/22/2004 9:05:28 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 14 replies · 317+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Mar. 22, 2004 | Richard Roeper
    After sustaining a knee injury at a show in Moline, Britney Spears had to postpone concerts at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont last Friday and the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich., last night. So a singer opts out of concerts because of a leg injury. Isn't that like a sprinter canceling a track meet because she has laryngitis? Not that anyone thinks of lil' Britney as a singer. She's a dancer, a performer, a pseudo-stripper, a tabloid spectacle. But I have to admit I kind of like Spears. There's something impressive about someone who doesn't have the raw talent to...
  • Celebs Join March Against Mexico Killings

    02/15/2004 10:51:06 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 179+ views
    AP ^ | Feb.15, 2004
    Celebs Join March Against Mexico Killings By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- Actresses Jane Fonda and Sally Field marched through this gritty Mexican border city urging authorities to investigate the brutal slayings of hundreds of young women and girls. Mexican authorities say 258 women have been killed over the past decade in Ciudad Juarez, a city of some 1.3 million people. Many of the victims were sexually assaulted, strangled and dumped in the desert near Juarez, across the Rio Grande river from El Paso, Texas. "I'm here because 300 young, vibrant women are not,"...
  • USO - M. Wallace (Nascar driver), other celebs visit troops abroad

    12/16/2003 10:36:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 226+ views
    Nascar ^ | 12/16/03 | Dave Rodman - Turner Sports
    After a busy race season, Mike Wallace isn't settling down just yet. This week, the driver embarked on a United Service Organizations (USO)-sponsored sojourn in support of United States service people abroad. Wallace left Sunday on a six-day, five-country tour. He joins comedian Robin Williams, New York Yankees baseball player Jason Giambi, professional wrestler Kurt Angle and model Leeann Tweeden on the trip. "It's a pretty way cool trip, considering the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General (Richard) Myers is hosting it," Wallace said. "It's a pretty big honor to be asked to go and it's a real...
  • Los Angeles Police Fire Officer Who Tracked Celebrities

    11/06/2003 7:59:55 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 223+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 11/6/03
    <p>A police officer has been fired for using department computers to review confidential records on celebrities, including Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston and Dylan McDermott.</p> <p>Officer Kelly Chrisman, 35, said his superiors assigned him to look up the information as part of a project to map celebrity homes to help beat officers monitor potential stalkers and other problems.</p>
  • Tobacco firm offers celebs cigarettes for life

    08/14/2003 12:38:03 PM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 176+ views
    CNN ^ | Thursday, August 7, 2003 | AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A tobacco company is offering a free lifetime supply of cigarettes to celebrity smokers as part of a guerrilla marketing campaign to raise the public profile of its recently launched brand.</p> <p>In a tersely worded pitch, Freedom Tobacco International Inc. said it was seeking to "seed" its cigarettes with adult celebrities. The appeal was made Tuesday to publicists through a Web-based network subscribed to by hundreds of public relations agencies.</p>
  • James Gandolfini Pulls Soprano-Like Trick in Restaurant

    04/23/2003 11:19:30 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 14 replies · 251+ views
    Sopranos star James Gandolfini pulled a Mafia-style trick at a charity bash - to get the staff to carry on serving. Organizers at the party in New York's trendy 24 restaurant had told him that the $420-a-head fundraiser was over because the staff weren't paid overtime. But the furious TV actor, who gets $735,000 an episode playing New Jersey criminal Tony Soprano in the hit series, demanded that they keep working, and ordered a meeting to discuss the problem. And a few minutes later it became clear that the hot-shot's stunt had worked - he appeared to announce that the...
  • Even big-mouthed celebs have the right to speak their minds

    04/18/2003 3:09:26 PM PDT · by RedWing9 · 90 replies · 546+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/18/03 | Renee Graham
    It has been a good long while since I've had a sit-down with the U.S. Constitution, but if my junior high school memories serve me correctly, I don't recall the Bill of Rights guaranteeing free speech only to those who espouse one particular opinion. Yet that seems to be the disturbing interpretation preferred by those encouraging a backlash against some celebrities who have been outspoken opponents of the U.S.-led war against Iraq.... A `black' list? A conservative Web site has published a list of more than 100 actors, musicians and filmmakers who, it claims, "use their celebrity status to push...
  • Boycott List of Hollywood Celebs/Entertainers

    04/11/2003 5:40:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 40 replies · 5,729+ views
    BushCountry.com ^ | 04/11/03 | Jon Alvarez
    We thank Jon Alvarez for sending us this list as we have been wanting to post a list of anti-Bush/America Hollywood celebrities and entertainers so our readers can boycott them if they wish. Apparently the boycotting is working. See below: Oscar ratings were down 25% from last year Dixie Chick sales are down 52% West Wing is down 20% We are not asking you to boycott their movies/products, etc. However, we are making you aware of the list of celebrities who did, and continue to use their celebrity status to push their anti-Bush/American beliefs on the rest of the world....
  • Score: Liberty 1, Sarandon 0 Score: Liberty 1, Sarandon 0

    03/28/2003 8:56:23 PM PST · by JustPiper · 12 replies · 255+ views
    New York Post/Page Six ^ | 3-28-03 | RICHARD JOHNSON with PAULA FROELICH and CHRIS WILSON
    <p>Sarandon - whose live-in, Tim Robbins, recently threatened the Washington Post's Lloyd Grove with violence for daring to report that Sarandon's mom is a Republican - was set to be the keynote speaker at an April 11 event sponsored by the United Way's women's leadership group. But after complaints started rolling in, organizers decided Sarandon's presence would be "divisive." Robin Carson, chairwoman of the Tampa Bay chapter's board, told the St. Petersburg Times, "The focus . . . shifted to whether or not we were creating a political platform for Susan Sarandon. That is not our purpose. That is not what we're about."</p>
  • Singer Travis Tritt Says Celebs Should Support Troops(Blasts Dixie Chicks!)

    03/18/2003 11:37:32 AM PST · by countrydummy · 82 replies · 452+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03-18-2003 | Fox News
    <p>HIRAM, Ga. — Singer Travis Tritt blasted fellow country singers the Dixie Chicks for criticizing President Bush, and said it's time for celebrities to start supporting the military troops in Iraq.</p> <p>"The bottom line is ... what's going to happen is going to happen. To be a good American — regardless of which side you're on — you have to get behind President Bush. More important, you have to get behind the troops," the singer said recently.</p>
  • Who is Smarter?

    03/18/2003 7:31:32 AM PST · by fuente · 13 replies · 176+ views
    WPTF-AM ^ | Cindy Osborne
    The Hollywood group is at it again. Holding anti-war rallies, screaming about the Bush Administration, running ads in major newspapers, defaming the President and his Cabinet every chance they get, to anyone and everyone who will listen. They publicly defile them and call them names like "stupid" , "morons", and "idiots". Jessica Lange went so far as to tell a crowd in Spain that she hates President Bush and is embarrassed to be an American. So, just how ignorant are these people who are running the country? Let's look at the biographies of these "stupid", "ignorant" , "moronic" leaders, and...
  • Lyle Lovett speaks at SXSW (Nice words for Bush)

    03/17/2003 4:44:06 PM PST · by IowaHawk · 35 replies · 1,530+ views
    News 8 Austin ^ | 3/15/03 | News 8 staff
    6 41 pm SXSW attendees got a chance to hear Texas native Lyle Lovett's thoughts on musicians and activism. He was one of the featured panelists at an interview conference Saturday. Lovett was asked what he thought about artists taking a public stance on political issues, such as war. "Some people are able to express a valid point of view and bring up aspects of an issue that are worth listening to and need to be heard. But it's certainly not a necessary part of your mission statement as a musician to always assert your opinions and speak on them,"...
  • 'Celebs' Use Stardom to Promote Army

    02/13/2003 8:06:16 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 55 replies · 5,412+ views
    Military.com email news update ^ | February 13, 2003 | Army News Service
    'Celebs' Use Stardom to Promote Army Army News Service, February 11, 2003 WASHINGTON -- Actor Sean Astin and wrestler Bradshaw are among celebrities who are using their stardom to increase troop morale and keep the military fresh in the minds of Americans. Astin, who is known for his roles in "Rudy" and the "Lord of the Rings," visited the Pentagon Jan. 30 to record public service announcements thanking troops for their service and re-emphasizing America's trust in its military. He also narrated an announcement to promote the Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, and asked interested soldiers to apply...