Clooney Meets with Gordon Brown

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George Clooney met with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday to talk about the situation in Darfur as well as China’s role in ending the crisis. Clooney, a UN peace envoy, said of the protests that have dogged the Olympic torch relay, “I think the protests are good. They’ve been warned for a while that there was going to be some protests.”

YouTube Politics:
March may have been the biggest month yet for political viral videos, what with the Jeremiah Wright footage, Clinton’s Bosnia trip, Barack Obama’s race speech and many parodies of the “3 a.m.” phone call ads.

RFK Auction:
Among the items up for bid in this year’s Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Auction: “Tea and Subprime Sympathy with Alan Greenspan and Andrea Mitchell at the Four Seasons”; “Meet Barbara Walters and the Ladies of the View”; a tour of the National Air and Space Museum with former Sen. John Glenn; “Tour the Lincoln Memorial with Chris Matthews”; and dinner with Harry Belafonte. The online auction, which raises money for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, runs through May 7.

Idol Campaign: All three candidates appear on “American Idol” tonight. While there’s cheering in the crowd when each taped segment is presented, apparently John McCain’s segment does draw some boos from the audience. The candidates are appearing on the show along with other non-entertainment types as part of the “Idol Gives Back” charity.

Elton’s Haul: Talking Points Memo reports that Elton John’s sold-out concert for Hillary Clinton tonight is expected to raise $2.5 million for the campaign.

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