Tag Archives: Lawrence Bender

OK Go and Rise Against discuss nuclear weapons

HollywoodNews.com: Celebrities, musicians and artists everywhere are speaking out on the dangers of nuclear weapons. Our goal is simple: we demand zero. OK Go and Rise Against recently sat down at the Bonnaroo Music Festival to discuss why the world would be better without nuclear weapons. All of these issues[...]

Ex Spy Valerie Plame Puts Rupert Murdoch On the Peace Train

By Roger Friedman Valerie Plame Wilson: you remember her. She was outed as an undercover CIA agent by now-deceased journalist Robert Novak. He’s in jail. Valerie was married (and still is) to diplomat Joseph Wilson, who was critical of Bush/Cheney. The reveal was said to be retribution against Wilson. This all[...]

Magnolia Pictures acquires Sundance film “Countdown to Zero”

Indiewire has reported that Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American theatrical rights from Participant Media to “Countdown to Zero,” which recently just made an appearance at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The documentary, by Lucy Walker, follows the global nuclear arms crisis and features statesmen President Jimmy Carter, Mikhail[...]

Academy Award Nominated ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Special Screening for Museum of Tolerance and Simon Wiesenthal Center

BY STAFF The iconoclastic filmmaker Quentin Tarantino joined a panel Thursday night led by Rabbi Abraham Cooper that featured the honorable Rabbi Marvin Hier, producer Lawrence Bender, media entrepreneur Dan Adler, and actor Eli Roth in a special community event at the Museum of Tolerance, part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.[...]

On the gilded path to Oscar night

BY GINA PICCALO The ever-affable Sandra Bullock, elegant in a red velvet dress and stilettos, was surrounded by a swarm of conspicuously underdressed journalists, leading an animated discussion about macaroons of all things. A few feet away under a crystal chandelier, “The Blind Side” director John Lee Hancock earnestly praised the[...]