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Hollywood Stymied as Europe Sticks With Its Limits on Film and TV

trade negotiations. The  talks are aimed at freeing up commerce between the world?s two biggest trading partners. The E.U. decided that audiovisual (i.e., films, TV and music) will not be part of the trade agreement talks. This means European countries can still limit imports of American fare. Hollywood doesn?t lose exactly, because these rules have been in place.
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Hollywood moonbats urge Obama to push for no nukes at G8 summit

This weekend, Amanda Bynes was letting loose in Atlantic City, when a fan tried to snap a photo of the former Nickelodeon star in a hotel lobby. According to E! News, Bynes was none too pleased with the attempt and reportedly followed Bobby Cohen around and tried to snatch his phone away, saying "Sir, I need you to delete that. You can't take pictures of me."  Hotel security ultimately had to intervene because Bynes was allegedly not leaving the man alone. If you've been relatively lucid the last few months, you probably have a hunch that Amanda Bynes is on a downward spiral.
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Amanda Bynes lunges at man who tries to take a photo: Who's the hottest mess in Hollywood?

Photograph: Allstar/Touchstone/Sportsphoto Ltd Last week's NSA leaks scandal had a scary side-story: a poll found that many Americans were not that worried about the degree of access the agency apparently now has to their digital lives. Perhaps it is because "precrime", a sci-fi concept of some vintage, is now real. Hollywood has been softening us up for this for years now, accustoming us to the notion that our spending habits, our location, our every movement and conversation, are visible to others whose motives we cannot know. The NSA (unofficial motto: "Nobody Say Anything") and Hollywood (unofficial motto: "Nobody Knows Anything") have been feeling each other up at arm's length for decades, but after 9/11 era the romance became official, and surveillance -based entertainment, from 24 to Alias, from Spooks to Big Brother to Person of Interest, went global. In movies where the NSA appears as itself (or a production designer's imagining thereof), there is always one rogue NSA agent abusing the vast informational and surveillance capabilities available to him. In  Enemy of the State , it is the dependably barmy Jon Voight who goes off the reservation, and in Echelon Conspiracy, it is Martin Sheen.
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How Hollywood softened us up for NSA surveillance

John Patterson The video falls back on a 2009 speech in which Obama spoke of his commitment to seek a world without nuclear weapons, as reported by Yahoo News. ?Some argue that the spread of these weapons cannot be stopped, cannot be checked,? actor Robert De Niro says in the video. ?Such fatalism is a deadly adversary,? Matt Damon responds. Whoopi Goldberg, Morgan Freeman and a host of other far-left actors appear in the video, which was produced by Global Zero, a Washington, D.C.-based grassroots organization whose mission is ?to eliminate all nuclear weapons by 2030.? ?Global Zero will always have a partner in me and my administration,? Obama once declared. After all, if Obama would only take the lead and eliminate our nuclear arsenal, the rest of the world will immediately follow suit out of sheer inspiration. Right?
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