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Harris-Perry Just In Time to Join List of 2013 Embarrassments

Melissa Harris-Perry’s has apologized for using a Mitt Romney family photo as a prop for racial political commentary. The TV show’s comedy panel zeroed in on an adopted African American child in the otherwise white ensemble of 22 grandchildren. Ignoring the taboo of involving the children of public figures, the Harris-Perry panel’s cracks joined a string of embarrassing moments in…

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Sean Penn and Dennis Rodman: Two Approaches to Celebrity Diplomacy

Sean Penn’s publicist has revealed that Penn helped beleaguered American businessman Jacob Ostreicher escape Bolivia following allegations of corruption against officials in his case. Penn had traveled to Bolivia last year to make appeals for the businessman directly to the Bolivian president, after which Ostreicher was moved from prison to house arrest. Penn’s celebrity activism contrasts sharply with that of…

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Death of Paul Walker Exploited to Trick Thousands of Facebook Users

Thousands of Facebook users have been fooled by scams that exploit actor Paul Walker’s death. Promising videos of the accident, users are instead tricked into sharing personal and financial information as they sign up for “free” memberships to the sites. Users never do see any video, but by that time the damage is done. Paul Walker, who played Brian O’Conner…

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James Spader Signed to Play Villain Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Although the film hasn’t even completed the writing stage, the second Avengers movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is already signing cast members, including this latest announcement for the film’s villain. Marvel Comics made the announcement in a short press release on their website, saying that James Spader will face off against the Avengers. The actor, who won an Emmy for…

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