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Sean Penn Says Tea Party Wants To Lynch Obama

Posted 12.15.2011 | Entertainment

Sean Penn has long mixed politics and show business, and Friday night, he urged President Obama to do the same. "I would love to see Barack Obama b...

How Beijing Butchered Sean Penn's "Commie, Homo-Loving" Oscar Speech

David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Flumenbaum

Around Asia, mentions of "gay" or "lesbian" were muted out of the Oscars broadcast. But the award for the most creative censorship method goes to China's CCTV for its work during Sean Penn's speech.

Got Milk?

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Jones

What we see in Milk are straw men erected and blown down, over and over again. Anita Bryant made foolish, how hard is that?

Tom Hanks, Sean Penn and Prop. 8

Douglas MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas MacKinnon

I'm troubled that a vocal minority of activists in favor of gay marriage (some obviously from Hollywood) have chosen to vilify fellow citizens who believe in traditional marriage.

An Oscar Speech That Saved Lives

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Haimoff

There was only one part of the Oscars everyone took seriously: Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's truly remarkable acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay.

My Conversation with Sean Penn

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

2009-02-23-seanpennts.jpg Recently, I sat down with the normally press-shy actor to talk about a number of subjects, including how he views his role as an advocate.

Academy to Slumdog Millionaire: Love Your Film, Hate Your Actors

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

In keeping with the Academy's tradition of recognizing Indian contributions to the film industry, we pay tribute to Slumdog Millionaire by excluding it from our acting categories.

The Value Of Milk, and The Best Gay-Themed Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

For me, seeing Milk was a transformative experience because it restored my belief that Hollywood can make quality pictures that have broad appeal.

Milk, The Biopic and The Lesson

Josh Bolotsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Josh Bolotsky

Milk manages to balance the needs of two very different films in its running time. It is, first of all, a superb biopic, as well as a meditation on the responsibility activists have to the people.