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That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap.

A few short takes after the weekend…
 
First off, a correction: In a story on Twitter that I post on Friday, I mentioned that the service allows postings of 140 words. It's actually characters, of course. Perhaps it's wishful thinking, or merely further evidence that I'm still figuring this all out.
 
"Cross" Currents: Filmmaker Matthew Crouch suggests that his latest film — "The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story" — will have appeal beyond religious conservatives.

The documentary, which opens March 27, tells the story of Blessitt, who is the world record holder for world's longest walk, in which he carried a replica of Jesus Christ's cross on his shoulder the entire time. Blessitt was known in the 1960s as the "minister of Sunset Strip," for trying to save the souls of the drug and hippie culture of L.A. circa 1960.

I haven't seen the doc yet, but it will be interesting to see if it does crossover in some way, especially in the changed political environment. Crouch is perhaps best known as the filmmaker behind "The Omega Code," and the son of Trinity Broadcasting's Paul Crouch.

The younger Crouch tells Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith that the movie's message will be one "of hope, love and unity — not divisiveness, death and killing. And, everyone can get behind that."

His father, he says, has been a longtime friend — even if he initially thought that Blessitt was "kind of a kook."

"Mafia" Princesses: The Washington Post's Reliable Sources obtains a script to the D.C. reality series "Blonde Charity Mafia."
TMZ Takes Pols: Plans for TMZ DC have yet to get off the ground, but the site has taken a decidedly political bent. The San Francisco Chronicle calls it "paparazzi politics."

R for Rap: At CPAC, the GOP follows through on its pledge to be more hip hop.

Wednesdays at the White House: The Executive Mansion becomes the new place to party.

Serious Business: New Mexico commentators scratch their heads as to why Val Kilmer is being taken seriously as a gubernatorial prospect.

Keeps on Givin': More Nixon tapes are transcribed, where RN comments on homosexuality, fashion designers and "All in the Family."


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