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BULLY News: Powerhouses David Boies and Ted Olson spoke out against the MPAA’s R rating of the documentary film BULLY

HollywoodNews.com: Last night at The Paley Center for Media legal powerhouses David Boies and Ted Olson spoke out against the MPAA’s R rating of the documentary film BULLY, at a special screening. In front of a high-profile audience including cohost Meryl Streep and legendary activist Billie Jean King, Boies stated,[...]

Oprah Winfrey Exclusive Interview with Whitney Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Kristina

HollywoodNews.com: Oprah Winfrey sits down with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, her sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston and Whitney’s brother Gary Houston in an intimate interview to air as a special episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” Sunday, March 11 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT) only on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.[...]

Elton John praises NY Governor for gay marriage law

HollywoodNews.com: Singer/activist Elton John singled out New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his foundation’s annual benefit this week as an example for others to follow. According to the Associated Press, Elton thanked Cuomo – who was seated in the audience – for “taking a stand in New York and making the[...]

Country star Chely Wright engaged to girlfriend

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Congratulations to Chely Wright! The country singer,whose biggest hits are “Single White Female” and “Shut Up and Drive,” came out publicly last year has announced her engagement to LGBT civil right activist Lauren Blitzer. They plan to be married in Connecticut Aug. 20. Her rep told ‘People’: “They met[...]

Sheryl Crow to perform at Focus for Change benefit dinner

HollywoodNews.com: Music legend and human rights activist Peter Gabriel will host the 6th Annual Focus for Change benefit dinner and concert for WITNESS, the international human rights organization that will include performances by Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow and reggae legend Jimmy Cliff. The event will showcase WITNESS’ innovative use of video[...]

Barry Levinson to direct Columbia Pictures’ ‘Brother Jack’

HollywoodNews.com: Academy Award(r)-winning director Barry Levinson is attached to helm the film “Brother Jack” for Columbia Pictures, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. “Brother Jack,” based on the life of human rights activist Jack Healey, is the coming of age story of an[...]

Maria Conchita Alonso Tears Into Oliver Stone’s New Film

HollywoodNews.com: Filmmaker Oliver Stone’s latest piece, “South of the Border,” has already come under fire for issues with accuracy, but now actress Maria Conchita Alonso is taking aim at the documentary, blasting Stone’s portrayal of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Criticizing Stone for what she calls “selective storytelling,” Alonso is planning[...]