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Ben & Jerry Just Got Arrested!

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It's that time of year again when celebs are getting politically active!

And stars of all stripes are coming out of the woodwork to advocate for various causes, like Rosario Dawson did last week when she was arrested as part of a Democracy Spring protest!

Photos: Find Out Which Candidates Your Favorite Celebs Support!

This time around, it's Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield — you know them better as the gentlemen behind Ben & Jerry's — who were arrested for their activism as part of a similar non-violent protest for an organization called Democracy Awakening!

The ice cream duo were two of approximately 300 people arrested on Monday for protesting the role of money in politics at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC — and now, they are opening up about it!

On the official Ben & Jerry's website, Cohen explained their motivation behind being arrested over the protest:

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Kesha Fans Make Good On Their Promise To Protest Sony HQ During The Ongoing Dr. Luke Controversy — See The Pics!

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Protesting is an American right and staple — and Kesha's loyal fans are using it to their full advantage.

The #FreeKesha movement has been in full swing on Twitter, but now the singer's fans are taking it right to the Sony building in New York City, with a Friday morning protest on the street that includes signs of support and much more.

Related: Charlie Puth Says Dr. Luke Is His 'Production Idol'

The fans traveled to Sony to demand they release Kesha from her contract with the label amid sexual assault allegations towards her producer, Dr. Luke, and after the Tik Tok singer's injunction bid last week was denied.

Check out some pics of the protest (below):

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University Of Missouri's President Resigns After Football Team Strikes Over Disgusting Racial Incidents

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This is a very strong message.

The University of Missouri's football team suspended all team activities — right in the middle of their season — and more than 30 players walked out on the team in an effort to boycott President Tim Wolfe.

Wolfe, and the University administration more broadly, have come under fire for slow reactions to several alleged acts of racism on campus, with concerned students feeling as though the president has little concern for the black students on campus.

Related: Washington Redskins Still Trying Keep Racist Team Name

Things came to a head last week, when graduate student Jonathan Butler started a hunger strike — that has now gone on for nearly seven full days — that Butler says will not stop until either he dies, or Wolfe is removed from his position.

Finally, after a week of tension on campus, news broke Monday morning that Wolfe finally resigned from his position as the president of the entire University of Missouri system!

This, according to a tweet from Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery:

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Brittany Maynard May Have Published Her Last Words Before She Chooses To Die With Dignity — Find Out Why She Wants To Leave YOU In Charge

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Though Brittany Maynard's life may draw to a close on November first, it's clear her legacy will live on in the work she has done for the Death with Dignity movement.

On Wednesday, 29-year-old Brittany published what sounds like will be her last post on the Brittany Maynard Fund website. Though she doesn't explicitly express that this will be her last writing before November 1st, the emotional tone of the piece suggests this may be the final time we hear from this courageous woman.

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Olivia Wilde Wants To Help Healthcare In Africa Improve!

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Olivia Wilde is doing some major good!!

Most folks would just stop at doing the minimum of help for those less fortunate around the world, but not Olivia!

Even though she's already a board member for the Artists for Peace and Justice organization, which provides education and health services in Haiti, she wants to work closely with Jeffrey Sachs, the director of research group The Earth Institute, to improve healthcare in Africa!

Here's what she says:

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James Franco Outs Homophobia In Advertising!

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James Franco dropped a MAJOR reality bomb at the premiere of Spring Breakers at SXSW last night.

…if you wanted some reminding, homophobia is still a HUGE issue today.

The actor has been a part of plenty controversial movies, but it was the gay-themed films — Leather Bar and Kink — that premiered at Sundance which caused him to lose THREE major advertising endorsements!

Being the classy man that he is, James didn't name the three companies, but it looks like it was ALL their loss for giving him the boot because his flick, Oz The Great and Powerful, opened at #1 this weekend!!

Ch-ch-check out the interview and fall even MORE in love with the talented activist (above)!!!

As if we needed anymore reason to love him!

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Taylor Swift's Ex Conor Kennedy ARRESTED Outside White House! See The Proof HERE…

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Holy geez, we can't wait to hear Swift sing about this one!

Conor Kennedy was arrested this afternoon at the White House!!

Po-Po slapped cuffs on his pretty little wrists and hauled his famous behind off to the slammer!

Conor, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Darryl Hannah, and 44 other activists were arrested for civil disobedience while protesting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline as, apparently, their Sierra Club-esque group feels it will contribute to the current economic crisis!

The dude who once made headlines for crashing weddings with (then lover) Taylor Swift paid a sizable fine before the DC cops released him!

In a statement, one activist said:

“We really shouldn’t have to be put in handcuffs to stop KXL–our nation’s leading climate scientists have told us it’s dangerous folly, and all the recent Nobel Peace laureates have urged us to set a different kind of example for the world, so the choice should be obvious."

We aren't sure how Conor came to be involved, but we bet his great-uncle John F. Kennedy — a legendary American who once lived in the residence where the protest was staged — would be proud as peach pie to see a descendant risk his reputation for a cause he deemed worthy.

And combating pollutions is so important, too!

Aww! We're almost sad Conor and T-Swizzle are never ever getting back together!

What a beautiful pair of difference-makers they could've become!

See more pics of the arrest (below)!

[Image via Sierra Club.]

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