Obama Names Actor Kal Penn to Arts Panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is appointing actor Kal Penn to be a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The actor’s legal name is Kalpen Modi. He’s best known to film and television audiences for his roles in “Harold and Kumar” and “House.” He’s also […]

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TLC’s ‘Letters to Jackie’ Enlists Zooey Deschanel, Hailee Steinfeld and Allison Janney

By Jethro Nededog TLC’s two-hour film, “Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy,” enlisted 20 stars, each presenting one of 800,000 letters sent to the First Lady after the President was killed. As we approach the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, the film uses the letters to revisit those months following the assassination and […]

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Watch: Terrence Howard Slams Downey Jr. for Pushing Him Out of ‘Iron Man’

By Variety Staff “Iron Man” may be one of Hollywood’s biggest superheroes, but for actor Terrence Howard, Robert Downey Jr. is anything but a savior. While appearing on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” Thursday night, Howard accused the “Iron Man” star of kicking him out of Marvel’s hit franchise and taking his sequel money along […]

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