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Following the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Thursday, Hollywood took a moment to express their condolences.
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Vice President Joe Biden: "Nelson Mandela once said, 'A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.' Mandela's wisdom and compassion were formidable enough to change the world. First his courage and then his forgiveness inspired us all, and challenged us to do better. In the words of the South African poet Peter Horn, he 'dreamed the world another way.' I saw his world the way it used to be when I visited South Africa as a 34 year old Senator. When I exited the plane I was directed to one side of the tarmac, while the African American congressmen traveling with me were sent to the other side. I refused to break off, and the officials finally relented. When I tried to enter Soweto township with Congressmen »
Vice president Joe Biden has expressed his concerns about the treatment of U.S. journalists by the Chinese government, after some reporters were threatened with the non-renewal of the journalist visas they need to work in China. Biden was in Beijing as part of a week-long tour of Asia, which also includes Japan and South Korea. He engaged with President Xi Jinping for approximately five hours of discussion. The vice president also met with a number of the U.S. journalists in a bar in a Beijing hotel. While there were no details given of which journalists he
- Clifford Coonan
Speaking to several hundred DreamWorks employees on Tuesday, President Obama touted the entertainment industry as a “bright spot” in the American economy, but also said showbiz had a responsibility on such issues as gun violence.
“We have got to make sure we are not glorifying it,” he said in his remarks. He cited Vice President Joseph Biden’s meeting in January with representatives from the industry in the wake of the Newtown gun massacre.
“Those conversations need to continue,” he said from the courtyard of the DreamWorks campus in Glendale. “The stories we tell matter. And you tell stories more powerfully than anybody else on the Earth.”
In the crowd listening to the speech, in perfect Southern California weather, were a handful of studio chiefs, including Warner Bros. Kevin Tsujihara and Universal’s Ron Meyer. Each attended a closed-door meeting with the president beforehand. Mellody Hobson, chairwoman of DreamWorks Animation »
- Ted Johnson
When Republicans discussed proposing a reform the filibuster with the “nuclear option” in 2005, Democrats railed against the effort. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-nv) is on record saying it would be an “abuse of power.” President Barack Obama said that “gridlock will only get worse” if the nuclear option was employed. Even Vice President Joe Biden said that he prayed that Democrats would not do, as they did today, reform the filibuster rules to prevent minority members from blocking presidential nominees. »
- Noah Rothman
Jordan Peele -- of "Key & Peele" -- has a special message for the veep on his birthday … and he's delivering it perfectly (to our TMZ photog) in his famous Obama impression.We caught up with Peele at Lax today… and when we informed him that Joe Biden is celebrating the big 71 today ... he immediately channeled the Commander In Chief to offer up some hilarious birthday advice.Check out the video ... Peele sounds exactly like the »
- TMZ Staff
A new study has found that the level of gun violence in mainstream U.S. pics has more than doubled since 1950, with the level of gunplay in PG-13 movies now outpacing that of R-rated pics.
The study conducted by researchers at Ohio State U. and Annenberg Public Policy Center is to be published in the December edition of Pediatrics.
The study examined 945 movies, including the top 30 films at the B.O. every year from 1950 to 2012. Researchers found that on average, violence with guns occurs more than twice an hour in both PG-13 and R-rated pics.
The study authors are calling for changes to the MPAA’s rating system to be tougher on assigning R-ratings for high levels of gun violence.
The entertainment industry has long challenged the notion that there is a causal effect between violence on screen in real-life. But a number of orgs have attempted to find a »
- Variety Staff
8 Things ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Showrunner Wants You to Know About the Series’ Future (Exclusive Video) The Sin Eater (John Noble) is here to stay, a cool Headless Horseman connection will be riding into town soon enough … oh, and six other things too. Obama’s ‘Creepy’ Debate Reaction and 6 More Takeaways From Campaign Book ‘Double Down’ The Obama campaign actually considered dumping Joe Biden for Hillary Clinton for the 2012 re-election. There’s more where that came from. Tom Cruise Asks Court to Force Bauer Publications to Admit Nazi Sympathies The actor is currently in the middle of a $50 million libel lawsuit against the. »
- Tony Maglio
Towards the end of his exclusive interview with President Obama that mostly covered the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Chuck Todd brought up one of the "biggest bombshells" from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann''s new book Double Down about the 2012 presidential campaign. Todd asked Obama how he could not have known that he team was floating then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a replacement for Vice President Joe Biden. »
- Matt Wilstein
President Obama will attend a screening of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” in an early echo of last year’s Oscar race during which a number of movies were shown at the White House, adding to their prestige in the midst of awards season.
The Weinstein Co. said that the movie will screen at the White House on Nov. 7, with stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris in attendance along with Mandela’s daughters Zindzi and Zenani. The movie premiered in Johannesburg on Sunday, with Mandela’s former wife Winnie in attendance.
In last year’s Oscar race, the White House screened “Lincoln,” and held a special Q&A event for the movie “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” among other events. »
- Ted Johnson
We celebrate the occasion by revisiting nine of her most memorable moments - from making Peter Andre cry to an embarrassing religious faux pas:
Trust Kay Burley to really stick the knife in! The presenter was tugging at poor Andre's heartstrings during an interview with the popstar which suddenly moved onto his family, with questions like: "Do [your children] know that their mummy's got married [to Alex Reid]?" She then brought out footage of Dwight Yorke doubting Andre's initial claims that he was going to adopt Dwight's son Harvey.
Andre began to well up, but that didn't stop Burley going straight for the jugular by asking him how he would feel if Reid wanted to adopt his children. And if that wasn't enough, she then rephrased it and attempted to ask it again! Andre terminated the interview but Burley remained totally unfazed. »
Vice President Joe Biden spoke with CNN on Wednesday and confirmed that he, too, has tried and failed to access the Affordable Care Act’s online portal, HealthCare.Gov. Biden said that President Barack Obama was informed that the site was ready to go before launch and that they both tried and failed to access the site after it went public. »
- Noah Rothman
The NBC host told a joke about Obama on Tuesday’s Tonight Show that was pretty much exactly the same as a quip he made about the president last May.
The re-use was first spotted by Mediaite. Presumably coincidentally, »
- James Hibberd
One Obama administration voice that's been very quiet about the disastrous Obamacare rollout has been Vice President Joe Biden, but he broke his silence today in a candid one-on-one with Hln's Christi Paul. In an excerpt that aired on CNN, Biden issued an apology on behalf of the administration for thinking the site was ready to go when, in fact, it wasn't. »
- Josh Feldman
Mariska Hargitay and Joe Biden are joining forces for a good cause. The 49-year-old actress, who is famous for playing New York City sex crimes detective Olivia Benson on the NBC drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, will join the current vice president on his visit to the National Domestic Violence Hotline in Austin on Wednesday, Oct. 30. "I am deeply honored to join Vice President Biden in shining a light on the tremendous work being done by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, a longtime partner of the Joyful Heart Foundation," she said in a statement. "I'm so grateful to be joining some of my greatest heroes today to honor @Ndvh - @VP Biden, @THEJHF_CEO, @VerizonFoundation »
First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at Disney’s first-ever Veterans Institute workshop on Nov. 14 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., the company announced Monday. The free one-day workshop is designed to inspire other companies to employ servicemen and women transitioning to the private sector — a goal the First Lady has championed while her husband, Barack Obama, has held office. Also read: Michelle Obama Urging America to Get Wet on ‘The Biggest Loser’ In 2011, the First Lady teamed up with Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, to launch Joining Forces. The initiative is dedicated to. »
- Greg Gilman
Since nothing's getting done in the White House, President Barack Obama took Vice President Joe Biden out for lunch in D.C. today ... hoping to fix the country's problems over a couple of sub sandwiches. B and J hit up the Taylor Gourmet at 1750 Pennsylvania Ave moments ago ... surrounded by an army of secret service agents. We spoke to the manager ... who told us Obama ordered the "Race Street" sub -- which consists of roasted turkey, »
- TMZ Staff
Judy Shepard has responded to the Ole Miss football players who heckled a production of The Laramie Project. “One thing I often see in productions of The Laramie Project is that involvement in the play sparks in them an awareness of anti-gay hate that they often would not have noticed, especially when performed at colleges and universities. Seeing how the community of Laramie, Wyoming was affected by the murder of my son as told in the play, creates a space where a community can talk about hate.” The chancellor of the school has finally apologized and promised the students will “be held accountable.”
USA Network is holding a contest for teens to write an anti-bullying PSA for the Characters Unite project. Perhaps they could help »
- Ed Kennedy
The government shut down at midnight Et on Monday. The move was a result of Republicans and Democrats' inability to come to an agreement on a new spending bill. Photos: Jimmy Fallon: From Early 'SNL' to Movie Star to 'Late Night' Ahead of the shutdown, the late-night hosts weighed in on the situation in their monologues while taping their Monday night shows. Here are some of their best jokes: Jay Leno: -- "If the government does shut down, nonessential White House employees will be sent home without pay. So more bad news for Joe Biden." -- "Since 1976, there have
- Kimberly Nordyke
This year, the gang headed to "London, Part 1 & 2" where we got Heidi Klum in a sweet role playing Leslie's parallel universe respected government official and Henry Winkler playing against Tom and competing for the tween market. But the thing is, that woman couldn't possibly be like Leslie!
Because one of the best parts about Leslie is her resilience and willingness to do what's best for all involved, even if there is resistance; hence the theme of everything Parks and Recreation, and why I love this show so deeply.
Leslie's heart is an unstoppable force and even if she's down for a minute, the relationships she's created bring her up.
April nominating Leslie was another great character moment for her. Her growth and maturity throughout this series is marked. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Lisa Palmer)
Speaking at an event at the Naval Observatory in Washington D.C., Vice President Joe Biden tore into House Republicans for refusing to pass an updated version of the Violence Against Women Act. He warned the audience that he was about to “say something outrageous” before he called the Congressional Republicans the “Neanderthal crowd” for not passing a Senate version of the bill. »
- Noah Rothman
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