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  1. Bobby Shriver's Campaign Donor List Reads Like a Who's Who in Hollywood

    8:00 am PDT 04/17/2014
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    Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and J.J. Abrams are among those who have donated to Shriver's campaign for a Los Angeles County supervisorial seat. READ MORE

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  2. Michael Bloomberg to Spend $50M on Anti-Gun-Violence Organization

    8:21 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    The former NYC mayor has launched a nationwide, grass-roots group that he hopes will outmuscle the NRA. READ MORE

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  3. Glenn Beck Moves Into Movie Production (Exclusive)

    8:00 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    The conservative radio host tells THR he is developing three original stories as theatrical films: one set in ancient history, one in modern history and a third he considers "faith-based." READ MORE

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  4. Obama Adds Second Big-Dollar Hollywood Fundraiser to L.A. Visit

    3:01 pm PDT 04/15/2014
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    The president is holding an intimate "round table" discussion at the Beverly Hilton, the morning after a fundraiser at the home of Disney chairman Alan Horn. READ MORE

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  5. 'Gosnell' Abortion Doctor Project Gets Celebrity Endorsements, Crowdfunding (Video)

    10:39 am PDT 04/15/2014
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    Nick Searcy and Kevin Sorbo have cut YouTube videos in support of a crowdfunding campaign to finance a TV movie about convicted killer and former abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. READ MORE

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  6. Robert Redford: D.C. Politics Is 'Paralyzed System'

    8:22 pm PDT 04/12/2014
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    "There’s too much partisan warfare. It’s sad," the actor said after the unveiling of Pitzer College's new environmental initiative. READ MORE

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  7. President Obama, First Lady Attend Denzel Washington Broadway Play

    6:33 pm PDT 04/11/2014
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    "A Raisin in the Sun," from playwright Lorraine Hansberry, is the first Broadway show the couple has attended together since 2009. READ MORE

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  8. Charlton Heston Gets a Postage Stamp

    2:00 pm PDT 04/11/2014
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    At a ceremony in Hollywood, those who knew him said the star of "Ben Hur" and the original "Planet of the Apes" was unafraid of stirring political controversy. READ MORE

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  9. George Patton Film Suggests the WWII General Was Assassinated by Russians

    5:42 pm PDT 04/09/2014
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    "Silence Patton: First Victim of the Cold War" aims to "prove to the viewer that he was silenced because his views didn’t go along with the status quo," says the filmmaker. READ MORE

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  10. 'Railway Man' Director Hopes Graphic Waterboarding Scenes Ignite Torture Debate

    3:54 pm PDT 04/09/2014
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    "It’s so indescribable...to think that some human beings went through that," said helmer Jonathan Teplitzky. "I thought it was important that the film embrace that." READ MORE

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  11. Kevin Spacey Defends Venezuela Protests: 'They Are on the Right Side of History'

    10:48 am PDT 04/09/2014
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    The actor is the latest in Hollywood to pick a side of the political unrest as Danny Glover, Sean Penn and Oliver Stone support the country's government. READ MORE

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  12. Controversial 'Alone Yet Not Alone' to Be Released in 200 Theaters

    3:22 pm PDT 04/07/2014
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    The small-budget Christian movie made headlines when it was nominated for an Oscar and later disqualified. READ MORE

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  13. Fred Thompson Thriller 'Persecuted' Nabbed by Millennium Entertainment

    5:25 pm PDT 04/03/2014
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    The movie, about a televangelist on the run, is co-produced by Oscar winner Gray Frederickson. READ MORE

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  14. Study: Cigarette Sales Decline as TV Features Fewer Smokers

    3:37 pm PDT 04/03/2014
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    Annenberg Public Policy Center researchers make the case that fewer depictions of smoking on TV hastened the drop in cigarette sales. READ MORE

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  15. Supreme Court Ruling Allows Hollywood to Spend Freely on Multiple Candidates

    8:39 am PDT 04/02/2014
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    The industry's biggest donors — such as Jeffrey Katzenberg and Haim Saban — will now be able to contribute to congressional hopefuls without the previous $123,200 limit per election cycle. READ MORE

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  16. Hollywood Ties Become Liability for Two of Obama's Ambassador Picks

    5:00 am PDT 04/02/2014
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    Television producer Colleen Bell and political strategist Noah Mamet wait months for Senate approval during an unusually nasty confirmation process. READ MORE

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  17. President George H. W. Bush Hosts Screening of AMC Spy Drama 'Turn'

    11:17 pm PDT 03/29/2014
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    The historical series tells the story of America's first spy ring. READ MORE

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  18. Abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell Eyed as Topic of TV Movie (Exclusive)

    2:01 pm PDT 03/28/2014
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    Independent filmmaker Phelim McAleer says liberal Hollywood has ignored "the biggest serial killer in American history -- he's a real-life Hannibal Lecter" and his film is "going to fill that gap." READ MORE

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  19. L.A. Film Czar: Assembly Action On Movie/TV Incentives 'A Great Vote Of Confidence'

    7:00 am PDT 03/27/2014
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    Kenneth Ziffren says he and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti are looking forward to working with others on legislation to create and keep good industry jobs statewide. READ MORE

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  20. 'Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?' Sets Sept. 12 Release Date (Exclusive)

    6:08 pm PDT 03/26/2014
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    The third installment in the trilogy will hit screens weeks ahead of midterm elections, an event filmmakers intend to use to their advantage. READ MORE

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