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Clint Eastwood and Leon Panetta's semi-secret CIA dinner

Clint Eastwood. (AP/Dave Allocca). Leon Panetta (AP/ABC)

CIA director Leon Panetta and Clint Eastwood had a hush-hush dinner Wednesday night, according to one of our spies. It was a purely social visit; the two longtime friends ate at CIA headquarters and discussed Eastwood's latest project -- his biopic of J. Edgar Hoover. Eastwood confirmed last week that Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play the legendary FBI director, but the role of Hoover's companion Clyde Tolson is still up for grabs.

By The Reliable Source  | October 18, 2010; 1:03 AM ET
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Interesting! Leo hasn't portrayed a homosexual on screen since "Total Eclipse".

Posted by: MarilynManson | October 18, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Among J Edgar Hoover's many offenses, his alleged covert, yet pioneering, foray into same-gender marriage with his crony Clyde Tolsen is really minor even as he went after many alleged homosexuals and ruined their lives. The indictment against Hoover, from hanging out at the racetrack with mobsters who made sure he never lost a bet on any horse, to warrantless black bag jobs against innocents exercising their Constitutional rights, to cronyism and favoritism (Trading in Public Employment a Class-C felony) to extortion and blackmail, including of presidents, of those he maintained his "personal and confidential" files on, all suggest that to have a building of the FBI, a part of the "JUSTICE" Department, named after Hoover is like having a shelter for battered women named after Ted Bundy. Time to end the historical revisionism and I hope that this film helps.

Posted by: jcraven | October 18, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

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