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Gramm Admits Investing In Soft-porn Film

Gramm Admits Investing In Soft-porn Film
articles.chicagotribune.com — WASHINGTON - Sen. Phil Gramm, a Republican presidential hopeful seeking to win the support of the religious Right, invested in an R-rated, soft-core movie production with his brother-in-law 20 years ago, according to the New Republic magazine.

Obamacare Foes Using Shutdown Echo South’s Nullifiers

Obamacare Foes Using Shutdown Echo South’s Nullifiers
bloomberg.com — The Tea Party-inspired drive to derail Obamacare is anchored in a place where opposition to the federal government is as old as the nation: the American South. The current fight, a budget standoff that threatens the creditworthiness of the U.S, has vestiges of the secession from the union that started in South Carolina and led to the Civil War.

McCarthy up for anything, but is that good? - News-Herald: Entertainment

McCarthy up for anything, but is that good? - News-Herald: Entertainment
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How entertainment has changed as America has become less religious - Daily American: News

How entertainment has changed as America has become less religious - Daily American: News
dailyamerican.com — "The devil exists. God exists," Warren says in the film. "And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow." "The Conjuring" is a successful example of the kind of entertainment that's becoming increasingly rare - the kind that portrays faith as a positive truth rather than an equivocal superstition.

Movie review: 'Paper Towns' gets lost on a trail of clues

Movie review: 'Paper Towns' gets lost on a trail of clues
post-gazette.com — The 305-page novel "Paper Towns" by John Green is propelled by a sense of urgency and a thorny mystery. The 109-minute movie "Paper Towns" all too often seems inert, even as it condenses clues to its core puzzle about an 18-year-old girl's whereabouts.

Melissa McCarthy - rundum cool in Spy - Susan Cooper Undercover

Melissa McCarthy - rundum cool in Spy - Susan Cooper Undercover
stern.de — Das größte Missverständnis über Melissa McCarthy? Hollywoods Frau für den derben Witz zieht eine kleine Schnute und denkt nach. "Dass ich dauernd fluche!" Sagt es und lächelt fein. Die 44-jährige Comedy-Heldin sitzt auf einem dieser Luxussofas in einer dieser Luxussuiten in einem dieser Luxushotels in Berlin und verblüfft mit einer Fragilität, die ihrer Reputation komplett entgegensteht.

Obama entry heavy in symbolism

Obama entry heavy in symbolism
articles.chicagotribune.com — Senator passes a 1st test as he invokes old, new SPRINGFIELD - The words from Sen. Barack Obama as he formally announced his campaign for president on this frigid Saturday morning were not particularly new.

The cinematic crud of 2014: 10 of the year's worst movies - Tulsa World: Movie News

Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon provide 'Tammy's' comic fuel

Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon provide 'Tammy's' comic fuel
wftv.com — By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.

Review: McCarthy's 'Tammy' misses the funny bone - The Monitor: Movies

themonitor.com — Meet Tammy. Boy, is she a mess. Angry, profane and aggressive, then suddenly shy and sweet. Sometimes she's funny, sometimes totally not. She can't figure out what she wants to do or be, or where to go. She has loads of people around her, yet can't figure out what to do with them.
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