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This one is for you political techies out there.
Here is a panel discussion about how celebs use (and could use) Twitter to promote political causes and otherwise engage in the political process.
Featured panelists are Ted Johnson (Managing Editor, Variety), James Sutyando (Strategic Development, CauseCast), Jacob Soboroff (Reporter AMC News and Founder Why Tuesday?), and Wendy Cohen (TakePart.com, Participant Media).
Jude Law at a press conference in Kabul. Photo from here and creditited to Shah Marai, AFP/Getty images
Actor Jude Law is in Afghanistan to promote peace. From the Associated Press:
Jude Law is visiting Afghanistan to promote peace in the war-ravaged country.
Kristin Gore is set to co-write the screenplay for Nailed, a political satire in which the main character, Sammy Joyce, turns into a nympho after a nail is accidentally shot into her head. The Hollywood Reporter reports:
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel are attached to star in the risque political satire "Nailed." David O. Russell is attached to direct and co-write the screenplay with Al Gore's daughter, Kristin Gore.
Biel would play Sammy Joyce, a socially awkward small-town receptionist who has a nail accidentally shot into her head by a clumsy workman, eliciting wild sexual urges.
The uninsured Joyce goes on a crusade to Washington to fight for the rights of the bizarrely injured. She meets an immoral congressman (Gyllenhaal) who takes advantage of her sex drive and capitalizes on her crusade as Joyce heads into her own career in politics.
Prior to working on Nailed, Kristin penned two novels, Sammy's Hill and Sammy's House, that also "star" Sammy Joyce, the character in the film. We've read and recommend both books. (Read Sammy's House second, because it gives away the ending to Sammy's Hill.)
On a personal fitness note, Kristin stays in shape by running. See what's on her running iTunes playlist here (you'll have to scroll down a little).
Kristin Gore - Stylish in Cosmo [PolichicksOnline.com]
Photo of Kristin Gore (above left) was taken by her mom, Tipper Gore.
Barack Obama participated in a Saturday Night Live skit this past Saturday to poke fun of rival Hillary Clinton. Barack and the other Democratic candidates have accused Hillary of being two-faced, and Barack drove this point home during his SNL appearance.
In the skit, a tall, thin man approaches "Hillary" (Amy Poehler) at her Halloween party, wearing a Barack Obama mask. Hillary wants to see who came to the party as Barack, so he takes the mask off. And it's... [drumroll please!]... Barack himself!
Hillary: So you came as yourself?
Barack: Well you know, Hillary, I have nothing to hide. I enjoy being myself. I'm not going to change who I am just because it is Halloween.
The audience laughed, but you know Hillary wasn't amused. She's going to stomp Barack's a**. Not necessarily in the primary, but if she catches his skinny tail alone in the dark halls of Congress.
Obama's shots go on, a surprise for Clinton on SNL [Baltimore Sun]
Live from New York, it's Sen Barack Obama [Chicago Sun-Times]
Anchor has nothing to fear from SNL gig [Chicago Sun-Times]