Politics

Ben Affleck & Seth Rogen Testify Before Congress On Congo Conflict, Alzheimer's Disease

February 27th, 2014 1:00pm EST
Ben Affleck & Seth Rogen Testify Before Congress On Congo Confli
Actors Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen testified before Congress in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to raise awareness of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Alzheimer's disease, respectively.

Affleck spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and met with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the ongoing conflict in the African country.

According to the Eastern Congo Initiative, since 1998, violent conflict, disease and poverty in the DRC have killed over 5 million men, women, and children.

Prior to the meeting, Affleck wrote on Twitter, "Honored to represent @EasternCongo ...
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Can Justin Bieber Be Deported?

February 25th, 2014 2:30pm EST
Can Justin Bieber Be Deported?
Pop star Justin Bieber has sparked more than a debate on the fate of teen idols, he is now the center of talk about immigration law. His recent arrest, and other reports of bad behavior, have focused attention on what happens when foreign nationals break the law in the United States. Bloomberg Television’s Rachel Crane takes a look at what happens when foreigners break the law while they're in the U.S., and what might happen to Bieber -- who makes a ton of money for American businesses -- if he's convicted.
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9 Things You Didn't Know About 'House Of Cards'

February 24th, 2014 5:30pm EST
9 Things You Didn't Know About 'House Of Cards'
"There is only one rule. Hunt or be hunted. Welcome back."

Are your Facebook and Twitter accounts still blowing up over the big twist in the season 2 premiere of House of Cards? Netflix released all 13 episodes of Season 2 on Valentine's Day and it was clear immediately that Frank Underwood would not be softening his approach to taking down his adversaries just because he's the Vice President.

Chances are you've binged through the second season by now, read a few reviews and eagerly started your wait for Season 3 in 2015. To help pass the time, Starpulse has put together a few facts about...
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Korn Singer Jonathan Davis Says Barack Obama Became A Dictator Thanks To Miley Cyrus

February 20th, 2014 1:03pm EST
Korn
Jonathan Davis, lead singer of rock band Korn, had a few interesting things to say when asked about his group's latest music video.

Davis told a TMZ cameraman, "We just basically wanted people to wake up, to see what's going on.

"I think that our government uses those people [celebrities] to distract from what's really going on… that whole thing with Miley Cyrus at the VMAs, When that went down, Barack Obama passed a law that made him basically a dictator… he can imprison whoever he wants, he doesn't have to charge them, he can hold them for as long as he wants."

The music video for "S...
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Clay Aiken Running For Congress In North Carolina – Watch His Announcement Video

February 5th, 2014 12:03pm EST
Clay Aiken
Clay Aiken has officially started his run for Congress in North Carolina, confirming rumors from earlier in the year when he was spotted with officials at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Aiken is vying for the state’s 2nd Congressional District, currently held by Representative Renee Ellmers. To even get to that point, however, Aiken will have to out-perform expected opponents Keith Crisco and Tony Morris.

Aiken has released a five-minute video introducing himself to voters and explaining why he’s running for office in what he calls his “Open Door” campaign.

In the vid...
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Roger Waters Slams Scarlett Johansson Over SodaStream Scandal

February 4th, 2014 1:19pm EST
Roger Waters
Roger Waters has criticized actress Scarlett Johansson over the contentious partnership with SodaStream which ended her long-running association with Oxfam.

Johansson hit headlines last month when she was criticized for becoming the face of the Israel-based drinkmaker which has factories in the contested West Bank region.

The deal clashed with her work as an ambassador for Oxfam, which is "opposed to all trade from Israeli settlements," and Johansson subsequently stepped down from her role with the charity.

Waters, a fierce Palestinian supporter, has now revealed he has written a numb...
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Dennis Rodman Defends Kim Jong-Un Friendship: 'I'm Not A Diplomat'

January 31st, 2014 12:13pm EST
Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman has defended his peculiar friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, insisting it does not make him a traitor.

Earlier this month, the former basketball star jetted to the Asian nation to visit the notorious leader, who he struck up an unlikely friendship with when he launched children's basketball camps in the country last year.

He has now spoken out to defend his closeness to Jong-un, insisting he is "not a traitor" because he never visits his pal to push a political agenda.

Rodman checked himself into a rehabilitation center recently to deal with alcohol abuse...
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Snoop Dogg In Hot Water Down Under Over His 'Versace Breakfast!'

January 23rd, 2014 4:20pm EST
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg has been warned he could be banned from Australia after he published pictures of himself posing with what appeared to be an enormous bowl of marijuana in a hotel room.

The 42 year-old rapper is currently in the country for a brief tour, but has courted controversy by sharing images from his suite at the Palazzo Versace hotel on the Gold Coast.

In one photo on his Instagram page, the legendary hip-hop star can be seen lounging on a sofa behind a table filled with fresh fruit and what appears to be a large pile of cannabis. The star, who is a prolific weed smoker, added in the ...
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Bruce Springsteen Joins Jimmy Fallon For Chris Christie Song

January 15th, 2014 11:03am EST
Bruce Springsteen Jimmy Fallon
New Jersey governor Chris Christie is a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen, but he probably didn't like what the singer did last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

The Jersey native Springsteen joined Jimmy Fallon for a song about a recent political scandal involving Christie's aides allegedly shutting down part of New Jersey's highway to get back at a mayor who did not back Christie's bid for re-election - that's the short version of it, anyway.

Fallon begins the bit by singing an altered version of Born to Run while wearing Springsteen's signature denim cut-off shirt. The song, titled ...
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Steven Seagal 'Remotely Considers' Running For Governor In Arizona

January 6th, 2014 9:09am EST
Steven Seagal
Action star Steven Segal is mulling over a run for governor in Arizona. The martial artist/actor came up with the idea after appearing on his reality show "Steven Seagal - Lawman: Maricopa County" with self-styled "Toughest Sheriff in America," Joe Arpaio.

Seagal told KNXV-TV, "Joe Arpaio and I were talking about me running for governor in Arizona, which was kind of a joke, but I suppose I would remotely consider it, but probably I would have a lot more other responsibilities which may be more important."

He has sheriff's offices in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana. Over the past 20 years ...
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