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Kathryn Bigelow Defends 'Zero Dark Thirty's' Torture Scenes

12/20/2012 10:49am EST
Kathryn Bigelow
Filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have defended the depiction of torture in their new movie Zero Dark Thirty following heavy criticism from several politicians.

The movie, based on the real life hunt for terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, has come under fire from former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, as well as two Democratic Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Carl Levin.

The pair condemned the moviemakers for suggesting information leading to bin Laden's capture was obtained using torture and they wrote an open letter to Sony Pictures chairman Michael Lynton, stating,...

Sarah Palin's Aide Slams HBO's 'Game Change'

2/23/2012 2:40pm EST
Sarah Palin
A leading aide for one-time vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has condemned Julianne Moore's portrayal of the politician in upcoming TV movie Game Change, branding the project inaccurate and "sick".

The film, which is set to premiere on March 10th, chronicles the former Alaskan governor's bid to become America's first female vice-president as John McCain's running mate in 2008.

Much has been made about Moore's likeness to Palin in trailers for the film, but the politician's former spokeswoman Meg Stapleton insists that's one of the only things correct about the project. Stapleton ...

Julianne Moore Is A Scary (But Great) Sarah Palin In 'Game Change' Trailer

2/1/2012 11:45am EST
Game Change
Told through the eyes of John McCain strategist Steve Schmidt (Woody Harrelson), the man who most championed Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) during the 2008 presidential election, "Game Change" revisits a defining moment in U.S. politics.

The film gives a behind-the-scenes look at McCain's bid for office, from the selection of the Alaska Governor as his vice presidential running mate to their defeat in the general election.

Check out the trailer below:

George Lopez Will Move To Canada If Sarah Palin Becomes President

7/27/2011 8:23am EDT
George Lopez
Comic-turned-TV presenter George Lopez has vowed to banish himself to Canada if Sarah Palin ever becomes president of the United States.

The former Alaskan governor previously ran for the vice-president position during John McCain's Republican bid for the White House in 2008, and became a controversial figure due to her right-wing stance and apparent lack of foreign affairs knowledge.

Palin has not ruled herself out of potentially running for the top job next year, but Lopez, who is a Democrat and longtime campaigner for Latino rights, is adamant he will move north if she ever is made l...

Jeremy Irons Gets Political And Religious On Showtime's 'The Borgias'

3/29/2011 11:15am EDT
Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia
Showtime’s newest series The Borgias is the scandalous drama of the papal family of the 15th century. Jeremy Irons plays Rodrigo Borgia, who becomes Pope Alexander VI. Researching his character was as challenging as finding unbiased journalism today.

“If you read the newspapers over the last 10 years to try to discover what sort of man George Bush is, you read a whole load of different things,” Irons said. “Whether it's FOX or whether it's the New Statesman or whoever it is writing, it's different opinions. It's the same for my character, Rodrigo Borgia. What sort of guy was he? You hav...

Sarah Palin: 'They Capitalize On Pretending To Be Me'

3/16/2011 12:29pm EDT
Sarah Palin
Julianne Moore is facing some fierce opposition as she prepares to play Sarah Palin on the big screen - the former Alaska Governor has condemned the movie plans and accused Hollywood bosses of exploiting her story for financial gain.

Moore is set to play the politician in upcoming film Game Change, based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's book of the same name, which chronicles John McCain's failed 2008 presidential run.

The Arizona Senator picked Palin as his running mate to go up against eventual winners Barack Obama and Joe Biden, in a move which many critics believe cost McCain th...

Lady Gaga Calls Out John McCain On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Stance & 'Shameless Filibuster'

9/17/2010 3:29pm EDT
Lady Gaga Call Out John McCain
Lady Gaga has continued her crusade against the U.S. military's anti-gay 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy by calling on former presidential hopeful John McCain to change his stance on the controversial ruling in a new online video.

The Poker Face hitmaker has been outspoken in her support for soldiers who have been discharged from the U.S. armed forces for being gay, and turned the spotlight on the issue at last weekend's MTV Video Music Awards by taking fired Air Force members as her dates to the event.

She also recently reached out to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, urging him to boost...

One Of These People Plays In The NBA (Hint: It's Not Snooki)

6/17/2010 11:08pm EDT
Snooki hammed it up for the paparazzi outside New York's popular Primeko restaurant yesterday. Knicks basketball player David Lee towered over her and "Jersey Shore" co-star Vinny Guadagnino. And, of course, Snooki let her cleavage hang out (complete with hot pink bra strap showing) in a little black dress.

The famed "Jersey Shore" guidette said in a recent interview with Glamour, "I don't go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning. And I feel like he did that intentionally for us. McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning because he's pale and he'd probably...

John McCain Tweets Message To 'Jersey Shore' Star Snooki

6/10/2010 3:27pm EDT
John McCain Tweets To Snooki
What does John McCain and Jersey Shore star Snookie have in common? They're both Twits of course.

The fellow Twits recently tweeted with each other following comments the famed Jersey Shore guidette made in a recent interview with Glamour.

"I don't go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10% tax on tanning," the reality star said.

"And I feel like he did that intentionally for us. McCain would never put a 10% tax on tanning because he's pale and he'd probably want to be tan," she added.

"Haha Yes!! RT @SenJohnMcCain: @Sn00ki ur right, I wouldnever tax ur tanning bed! Obama 's tax policy ...

David Byrne Sues Politician Over 'Road To Nowhere'

5/25/2010 12:00pm EDT
David Byrne
Former Talking Heads star David Byrne is suing a Florida politician for using his Road To Nowhere hit as a campaign anthem - without permission.

The rocker is seeking $1 million in damages from state Governor Charlie Crist, for using the 1985 song in an online ad attacking his one-time opponent Marco Rubio. Byrne filed his suit on Monday in Tampa, Florida.

He tells, "I was pretty upset by that... (This) is not about politics... It's about copyright and about the fact that it does imply that I would have licensed it and endorsed him and whatever he stands for."

Byrne is b...

Annette Bening Goes From Politics To The Economy

5/5/2010 10:10am EDT
Annette Bening
Annette Bening is usually active in political causes, but these days she’s turned her attention to economic matters. Perhaps financial matters are still a vital political issue, but she’s found a showbiz cause to advocate.

“In the last year because of the recession, there's something called The Actors' Fund,” Bening said. “They're these ratings for different organizations, they're really important in show business, to help people. The needs have gone up. It's tough right now. A lot of people are out of work. So I've been raising money for The Actors' Fund here and in New York, because they...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 29

8/29/2009 3:00am EDT
Michael Jackson
Happy Birthday to:

King of Pop Michael Jackson (1958; d. 2009)

Simple Plan bassist David Desrosiers (1980)

Watchmen actress Carla Gugino (1971)

Singer Me'Shell NdegeOcello (1969)

Cocteau Twins singer Elizabeth Fraser (1963)

Actress Rebecca De Mornay (1962)

TV host Robin Leach (1941)

Film directors Joel Schumacher and William Friedkin (1939)

Actor Elliott Gould (1938)

Arizona senator John McCain (1936)

Singer Dinah Washington (1924; d. 1963)

Musician Charlie Parker (1920; d. 1955)

"The Jeffersons" star Isabel Sanford (1917; d. 2004)

Actor George Mont...

Spotlight On Celebrity Wonk Eyes

4/29/2009 11:17am EDT
Gary Busey
According to Urban Dictionary, a wonk eye is "a constant lazy eye, so bad that it is unavoidable to stare at when talking to an individual with this problem, and sometimes difficult to know who the individual is speaking to." Check out some celebrities who have their share of wonkness:

Paris Hilton

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Joan Rivers

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Peter Falk

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Forest Whitaker

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The Best Of A Bad Year: 2008

12/30/2008 10:50am EST
The Wrestler
(Truth Justice and Gordon Shumway - weekly column) I'm not going to lie to you, 2008 was a pretty terrible year. But, over here at "TJAGS" we're not going to focus on the bad; instead, let's focus on ten good things that happened during the past year. Not just good things, not just great things, but some may be inclined to call call them the ten "best" things to happen, at least in the world of entertainment, in 2008.

Hey, if you feel I missed something, feel free to add it in the comments. In fact, let's make this one big love fest for what was the year 2008 before we, you know, tell...

The Slammies: A Look Back At Some Of The Best Celebrity SLAMS

12/25/2008 7:00pm EST
SLAM= Verb Slang: To Criticize harshly; censure forcefully. Noun= A harsh or devastating criticism. Since the beginning of show business, in the celebrity news world actors and musicians have SLAMMED rumors, gossip, hearsay and chitchat as well as other unconfirmed reports.

However, the most interesting slams are when one star decides to MINGS from the past year:

Simon Cowell Slams Britney Spears

Music mogul Simon Cowell has blasted troubled stars Britney Spears and British star Robbie Williams for checking into rehab, insisting they have no idea of what hard ...

Spotlight On Jon Stewart

12/8/2008 10:43am EST
Jon Stewart
If someone said years ago that Jon Stuart Leibowitz would become one of the respected and beloved comedians in the world, he would have been the first person to start laughing. After all, he was "that dude" from movies like "Half Baked," "The Faculty," and "Playing by Heart." He changed his name in Hollywood to Jon Stewart, and "The Jon Stewart Show" was canceled after a very short life span. He was a somewhat successful stand up comedian, and hosted "Short Attention Span Theater" on Comedy Central and an MTV show called "You Wrote It, You Watch It." Neither of which did particularly well. ...

'Saturday Night Live': Post-Election

12/2/2008 10:04am EST
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live is not funny. Some of the skits are funny, some, but the show as a whole is not. The former meter of comedic excellence has not so much stepped away from the glory days of John Belushi and Chevy Chase as much as it has dove. Even Cheri Oteri, whose career is on the wane since her days cheerleading alongside Will Ferrell, chose to cameo on the soon-to-be-cancelled Boston Legal as opposed to her alma mater.

Yes, the election has returned SNL to brief heights of hilarity. But, what does it mean when the most memorable skits of the new season featured two former cast m...

The 10 Most Thankful Celebrities Of 2008

11/26/2008 9:35am EST
Britney Spears
Picture it: Pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, a bird with all the trimmings with family around the table, watching sports or playing board games. Don't forget to dish out gold medals, divorce decrees, box-office history and custody battles. As Americans across the nation tuck in to their turkey, a few notable celebrities have unique reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving.

Tina Fey

The former "Saturday Night Live" funny lady has had a banner year: A big screen outing opposite pal Amy Poehler in the Spring release Baby Mama and two Emmy wins (Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstan...

Seal Discusses His Album 'Soul', His Love For Music And America

11/25/2008 10:49am EST
The gorgeous 45 year old crooner from the UK is at it again. Grammy award winning soul artist Seal is back with his 6th studio album "Soul." It is a 12 track collection of classic soul songs where he covers such greats as Sam Cooke's 'A Change Gonna Come,' James Brown's 'It's A Man's Man's Man's World,' and Otis Redding's 'I've Been Loving You Too Long,' just to name a few.

Some may refer to him as 'Mr. Heidi Klum,' but be assured that Seal can hold his own in the spotlight. His self-titled album released in 1991 was the beginning testament to that fact and his first single 'Crazy'...

John McCain Bites Back At Jackson Browne Lawsuit

11/20/2008 11:01am EST
John McCain
Rocker Jackson Browne only sued John McCain over the use of his song in a political video, so he could land free publicity, according to lawyers representing the former presidential candidate.

Browne was furious when his track "Running on Empty" appeared in a promotion tape for McCain back in August, and immediately sued.

Three months on, following McCain's defeat to Barack Obama, the Arizona senator has responded in new legal papers, obtained by

In the documents, attorneys for the 72-year-old politician claim their client was legally allowed to use the track because...

Cindy McCain Cheated On John McCain?

11/12/2008 3:43pm EST
John McCain
We're not sure how believable this story is but according to the National Enquirer Cindy McCain was caught cheating on her husband, Senator John McCain. According to the witness they were caught lip locking on several occasions. The witness claims, "I couldn't believe I was watching Cindy McCain passionately kissing and hugging another man!" He also added, the man resembled "a washed-up '80s rock musician."

Apparently this happened in April of 2006. We'll probably be hearing more of this in the near future. The Enquirer claims there are more photos when the magazine hits the n...

Video: John McCain's First Post-Election Interview From 'Jay Leno'

11/12/2008 9:37am EST
John McCain Jay Leno tonight Show Video
Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show' was able to score the first post-Election interview with John McCain. Watch the full video of John and Jay riffing on politics and more here.

Speak your mind: Leave a comment below about the interview or McCain and Obama in general!

Watch Part 1 of the John McCain interview with Jay Leno:

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Photos and video © 2008 NBC Universal, Inc.

'South Park' Residents Celebrate Obama Victory In Latest Episode

11/6/2008 11:19am EST
South Park
Less than 24 hours after Barack Obama's Presidential victory over John McCain, South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone crank out an episode that satirizes election night. The episode titled 'About Last Night' contains direct quotes from both victory and concession speeches. The episode was obviously done in advance with the South Park staff most likely pulling an all nighter to make the additions.

In the episode, neither candidate was interested in becoming President; instead it's a brilliant Oceans Eleven spoof. Both sides are jewel thieves and are in on an elaborate plan to steal t...

Funny Video: If The Other Party Wins

11/6/2008 10:03am EST
Other Party Won Video
While this spoof video was actually made for Election Day, we still thought it was funny enough to share in the wake of Obama's victory over McCain. Watch what each side thinks would happen with the opponent in command.

Watch "If The Other Party Wins" video:

Funny or lame? Leave a comment below!

Disclaimer: had nothing to do with making this video, it's just a joke, don't take it too seriously.

Highlights From 'Saturday Night Live's 'Presidential Bash'

11/4/2008 7:00pm EST
Saturday Night Live
Check out these highlights from Monday night's Saturday Night Live "Presidential Bash"! Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin joined Tina Fey, Darrell Hammond, Fred Armisen, Amy Poehler and many more by commemorating the end of two years of campaigning for 2008's presidential hopefuls.

Presidential Bash: Sen. McCain

Check out these highlights from Monday night's Saturday Night Live "Presidential Bash"!

Presidential Bash: Sen. Clinton

Check out these highlights from Monday night's Saturday Night Live "Presidential Bash...

Omarosa Disses Sarah Palin

11/4/2008 3:02pm EST
Reality TV star Omarosa isn't keen on having Sarah Palin as America's Vice President: "I don't really have a problem with Sarah Palin ... I have a problem with John McCain choosing her as his running mate. It's ironic that he said Barack doesn't have enough experience and then you choose Caribou Barbie as your running mate."

What do you think about Omarosa's comment? Let us know!

Source: The Morning Show with Mike And Juliet

Undecided This Election? Vote For Comedy

11/4/2008 12:41pm EST
Election comedy humor
Political humor has always been a mainstay of stand-up, late night, and sitcom writers. And the ratings always skyrocket in the year of a Presidential election, thanks to gaffes and guest appearances (and sometimes we’re lucky enough to have a few candidates with a sense of humor).

With every presidential race determined to be the most important of all, it's imperative that we as Americans take a step back and laugh at the process of selecting our President - as well as the "characters" seeking that office.

So who offers the best fodder for the next four years? Let’s take a look:...

Bon Voyage: Stars Who Threaten To Leave USA If Their Candidate Doesn't Win

11/4/2008 12:00pm EST
In every election passion and enthusiasm can run very high, leading to many stars to make announcements and proclamations that they wouldn't ordinarily make. One statement that is almost always heard in every election is "If my guy (sorry Hillary supporters) doesn't win, then I'm out of here."

Here is a list of a few celebrities who have boldly and gallantly made the declaration to leave this country if their candidate doesn't win.

Seal Will Leave U.S. If McCain Wins

British singer Seal has vowed to quit America if Republican presidential candidate Jo...

Election Day: Who Will Win - Obama Or McCain?

11/4/2008 10:05am EST
Barack Obama vs. John McCain Who Will Win?
Today America votes for the man to replace President Bush. We want to know who YOU want to win and who you think will come out on top! Will it be Obama/Biden or McCain/Palin?

Consider the Comments section below an open forum for Election discussion!

Watch a video of memorable moments from the Campaign '08:

Gina Gershon's Latest Sarah Palin Video

11/4/2008 9:20am EST
Gina Gershon Sarah Palin videos
It's Election Day and America is deciding between Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin. Luckily Gina Gershon has made another video impersonating Sarah Palin to keep us laughing. Watch the new clip and the original ones below.

Watch the brand new 'Inspirational Moments With Gina Gershon As Sarah Palin':

Watch 'Gina Gershon Does Sarah Palin #2':

Watch the original 'Gina Gershon Strips Down Sarah Palin':

Funny or lame? Leave a comment below!

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- 'Paris Hilton For President' Music Video

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