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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.


The panel is moderated by our friend Maegan Carberry, who is in lots and lots of trouble for not telling us about the video so that we could post it.  (You can find Maegan here and here.)

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).

 

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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.

Together with director Jeremy Gilley, the Oscar-nominated Law has returned to Afghanistan to help maintain momentum for Peace Day -- an annual day on Sept. 21 urging a global cease-fire and nonviolence.
 
The United Nations General Assembly adopted Peace Day in 2001, following a lobbying campaign by Gilley which he documented in the film "Peace One Day."
 
"When I left Kabul last year, I was hugely moved not by the conflict that I have read so much about, but by the people's courage and the people's sense of hope," Law told reporters in Kabul on Monday.
 
"It seemed that they really want to make this day, the Peace Day, work. And they did," Law said. "People recognize the day, because they recognize that lives could be saved."
Noted for his roles in movies such as "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Cold Mountain," Law helped Gilley produce his second documentary film, called "The Day After Peace."
 
The documentary, which also features former U.N. chief Kofi Annan, the Dalai Lama, Angelina Jolie, Annie Lennox and Jonny Lee Miller, charts the way Peace Day can be used as a focus for lifesaving activity, Gilley said.
 
Law said the movie "was the most important film I have been part of."
 
Law and Gilley, who arrived in Kabul on Sunday, are to meet President Hamid Karzai, top NATO and U.N. officials, and members of the aid community.
 
Last year, they traveled and filmed in treacherous areas of eastern Afghanistan to help promote the day, on which they hope weapons will fall silent, allowing help to reach those most in need.
 
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Kristin Gore.jpgKristin 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).

See also:

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.

See also:

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]

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