Ted Johnson

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Streisand Shows Restraint

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Performing in St. Paul on Tuesday night, Barbra Streisand’s political comments were considerably more muted than her recent match with a heckler. “I understand the Republican National Convention is…

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Obama Dazzles Hollywood

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After announcing that he may run for president in 2008, Barack Obama makes his way to L.A. on Friday for a rally at USC for the gubernatorial campaign of Phil Angelides. Given that an Obama candidacy…

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A New ‘Vast Wasteland’?

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NBC’s plans to drop expensive programming from the 8 o’clock hour came under fire from a Hollywood group opposing changes in the feds media ownership laws. According to B&C’s John Eggerton, the…

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Bing Ups the Ante

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Already on record with the largest single campaign contribution in state history, producer Steve Bing has chipped in another $3.5 million to Proposition 87, which would put a tax on oil to fund…

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Stars on the Stump

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Stars including George Clooney, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts and many other actors appear in a new ad for the ONE Campaign, spreading the message to eliminate poverty and AIDS. Although many of those…

Baptism by ‘Fire’

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1981 was the year that the TIFF came into its own. Were it not for the breakout success of such pictures as "Chariots of Fire," which went on to win the best picture Oscar, Toronto's little film…

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