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Are these really the worst actors in Hollywood history?

Are these really the worst actors in Hollywood history?

By Jen Chaney  | February 23, 2011; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Movies, Political Statement  
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'House's' Lisa Edelstein speaks up for 'Right to Choose'

"My opinion's no more important than anyone else's," says "House's" Lisa Edelstein, who is appearing in a new pro-choice ad for MoveOn. "It's just that I have the ability to have access to more ears when I speak because of my job." In the 30-second spot, Edelstein -- dressed in 1950s clothing -- walks tentatively down a hallway towards a door as, in a voiceover, she says, "Decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back-alley abortions. Or, they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse. So when the Republican party launched an all-out assault on women's health, pushing bills to limit access to vital services, we had to ask: Why is the GOP trying to send women back ... to the back alley?" "The things going on in Congress are so about the fine print," said Edelstein in a Wednesday phone interview. "There are little changes in laws [being...

By Liz Kelly  | February 16, 2011; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Celebrities, Political Statement  
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Taraji P. Henson and her semi-racy PETA ad

Taraji P. Henson is now participating in a celebrity tradition -- getting naked for PETA advertisements. As part of the animal rights group's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign, Henson -- past Academy Award nominee and native of our own Washington, D.C. -- bares her torso-tattoo (and almost everything else) in the ad, which she says she decided to participate in after seeing a disturbing documentary about the treatment of animals on fur farms. You can see the semi-NSFW image -- in which anything truly revelatory has been artfully covered up -- after the jump. For those keeping score, Henson joins a list of celebs who have stripped down for PETA, including Eva Mendes, Khloe Kardashian, Alicia Silverstone, the Go-Gos and, of course, David Cross. That last one was particularly shocking, since I totally thought he was a never-nude....

By Jen Chaney  | January 28, 2011; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Celebrities, Political Statement  
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Alec Baldwin 'very interested' in running for office

Alec Baldwin has hinted at political aspirations in the past and -- in a segment set to air Wednesday -- tells former New York governer/CNN host Eliot Spitzer that he is "very, very interested" in running for public office. Coincidentally, the same office Spitzer once held....

By Liz Kelly  | January 5, 2011; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Celebrities, Political Statement  | Tags:  Alec Baldwin  
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George Clooney brings celebrity and focus on the Sudan to Council on Foreign Relations

When George Clooney shows up at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., a few predictable things happen. For starters -- and most importantly, certainly -- he speaks at length about preventing more potentially deadly civil unrest in the Sudan, a time-sensitive concern given a January referendum that could split the north and south regions of the African nation. He also charms his way through a crowd of eager hand-shakers while making his way to the front of the briefing room. And, not surprisingly for wonky Washington, his presence attracts a mix of policy makers, scholars, journalists and outright gawkers who each have different reasons for parking themselves in uncomfortable chairs to listen to an hour-long conversation about the nitty-gritty nuances of international diplomacy efforts. Some make a point of noting how seriously they take the matters being discussed ("I actually write about this issue and the substance...

By Jen Chaney  | October 13, 2010; 12:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Celebrities, Political Statement  | Tags:  George Clooney  
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In light of Wyclef Jean's possible run for Haitian presidency, a look at other potential celeb politicians

Haiti native and former Fugee Wyclef Jean is seriously considering running for president of Haiti in that country's November election, according to numerous news reports. Although the singer and activist hasn't officially confirmed his plans, already Celebritology has one piece of advice for Jean: Don't make "Gone Till November" your official campaign theme. Jean's possible run has sparked thoughts about other celebrities whom we also wouldn't be surprised to see pursuing political leadership roles. We know all the usual rich-and-famous suspects who would make natural candidates for president, senator or governor: your Bonos, your Clooneys, your Brangelinas and Oprah Winfreys. But here are five other celebrities who could easily channel their star power and commitment to civic causes into successful runs for office. (AP) Billie Joe Armstrong The frontman for Green Day is clearly a political guy, one who has done work for Habitat for Humanity, campaigned for Barack Obama...

By Jen Chaney  | July 28, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Celebrities, Political Statement  | Tags:  Celebrity Causes  
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