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WATCH: Harvey Weinstein, Bradley Cooper Team For Mitt Romney Trailer 'Hindsight'

WATCH: Harvey Weinstein, Bradley Cooper Team For Mitt Romney Trailer 'Hindsight'

Harvey Weinstein's controversial Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden landed record ratings for Nat Geo Sunday night just in time to give President Obama that time-tested Weinstein bump, but the Hollywood heavyweight has something for Republican candidate Mitt Romney, too — a Bradley Cooper-narrated trailer for a Romney "comedy" entitled Hindsight.
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WATCH: Will Ferrell Will Punch Himself In The Face (And More!) If You Vote

WATCH: Will Ferrell Will Punch Himself In The Face (And More!) If You Vote

After last week's bizarre President Camacho "Funny or Die" press conference, in which white people were severely maligned, the website has redeemed itself with a get-out-the-vote video from one of its founders, Will Ferrell.  I had to watch the video twice, because the first time, I was terribly distracted by the push-broom mustache Ferrell is wearing in the clip, which makes the number Gary Oldman wore in The Dark Knight Rises look inconspicuous by comparison.

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In Honor of Obamacare, 6 Healthcare Lessons From the Movies

In Honor of Obamacare, 6 Healthcare Lessons From the Movies

Today I learned two things. 1) You can never predict SCOTUS and 2) I'm gonna punch the next guy in the eye who calls the Supreme Court of the United States 'SCOTUS.' You don't need to have been swallowed up in the abyss of indifferent bureaucracy to know that our medical system is FUBAR. (Oh, God, enough with the acronyms!) All you need to do is go to the movies. Here are some of cinema's highlights that have made me want to try chewing cardamom seeds and holding a crystal rather than make that $15 copay.
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Starmageddon: Clooney's Obama Fundraiser Gets a Name

Starmageddon - George Clooney, President Obama

Movieline.com

Los Angeles traffic is famous for getting rotten when big happenings hit town, but George Clooney's fundraising bash for President Obama promises to make the Thursday commute even more dreadful. And so, in the grand tradition of traffic-paralyzing presidential visits of the past (or: Obama-jams!) and 2011's infamous "Carmageddon" (remember that?), POTUS's social visit tonight to Clooney's canyon pad -- for a $40,000-a-plate shindig expected to raise $15 million for the Obama re-election campaign -- has a name: Starmageddon.
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'Live Long and Prosper': President Obama and Lt. Uhura Flash Vulcan Sign in Oval Office

President Obama Vulcan salute 

Via @RealNichelle

Here's a photo worth a thousand words, or at least four: Meeting with President Obama in February in the Oval Office, Star Trek alum Nichelle Nichols flashed the iconic Vulcan salute alongside the Commander in Chief for the best White House photo op since Elvis and Nixon shook hands in 1970. Live long and prosper!
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About the Time Kal Penn Took Two Years Off to Work for President Obama

"There was a selflessness about it. He was there for the right reasons. He believed in the candidate, he believed in the cause. He was approachable, he didn't put on any airs. And he loved to work hard.... We'd take him to five, six college campuses a day, and he'd never complain.... You could have asked him to do anything -- go lick some stamps, he would've done that." Spurred into public service during the Writer's Strike, Kal Penn (who's back on screens next week in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) took a mid-level outreach gig in the Obama administration that, at one point, caused his agent to freak out: "What are you doing? The guy is down 30 points in the polls. It's not cute anymore!" [L.A. Times]