So this is the one without the vampires??
Yup! The only bloodsuckers in this Abraham Lincoln biopic are bureaucrats and politicians! ZING!
Ch-ch-check out Daniel Day-Lewis sportin' a rad old-timey beard in Steven Spielberg's eagerly anticipated Civil War era epic, Lincoln!
Not since the days of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure have we seen such a compelling portrayal of our 16th President!
Other stars of the surefire blockbuster include
Robin Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the delightfully delish James Spader, and, look, there's Sally Field getting her Mary-Todd on!
Lincoln will play in theaters everywhere
four-score and seven years from now in November!
Except for Ford's Theater, probably. That would just be wrong!
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Angelina Jolie is more than one of the biggest movie stars in the world. She's also a citizen of the world.
As the United Nations' Special Envoy, Angelina traveled to Lebanon on Wednesday. She met with government officials, Syrian refugees, and their nationless children.
The mother of six spoke to several families who, fearful of being killed in the crossfire of a bloody civil war, had left their men behind in order to cross the border from Syria safely. She said:
"I was moved to meet Syrian families in homes where they are welcomed and protected… They lost so much."
Angelina and the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres praised the Lebanese government for granting asylum to the fleeing Syrians and called on other countries to do the same.
We are so proud of Angie's efforts. And we can only hope that one day the children of Syria grow up knowing only peace.
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
Tags: angelina jolie, children, civil war, lebanon, refugee, special envoy, syria, united nations, violence
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Ah yes, a poignant question in an age of relentless information…
FUN. have proven they are NO one-
trick track war horses in their new, civil war themed music video for Some Nights.
The gorgeous visuals paint an evocative picture of conflict and camaraderie, the perfect accompaniment to the thrilling tune's main question: what do I (we) fight for?
A question that can only be answered through a myriad of varied, thoughtful experiences!
Join FUN. in their war-torn quest for enlightenment (above)!
What do YOU fight for?
Tags: battle, call to arms, civil war, fight, fun, gorgeous, music, music video, new, some nights, song, stand, war
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FINALLY! A FUN. song that isn't We Are Young!
After everyone and their wonderfully awesome moms covered the NYC based band's infections mega-hit We Are Young, we almost split at the seam from simply too much FUN.
But while embarking on a musical detox, this civil-war themed morsel of Some Nights (above) found its way into our mouths and we found ourselves binging on FUN. once again!
The track reminds us of Simon & Garfunkle's Cecilia - which is NOT a bad thing - but we're not really sure why a battle is taking place…
And we won't know until the Some Nights music video debuts in FULL this Sunday, June 3rd!
Ah the suspense…
Tags: band, civil war, fun, music, music video, new music, new song, nyc, some nights, teaser, theme, we are young
Wow! This sounds even BETTER than we thought it was going to be.
We kinda knew what was going on in Quentin Tarantino's latest feature film, Django Unchained, but an official plot synopsis has been released and it reveals just how epic this tale is going to be.
The flick boasts an impressive cast, including Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Kerry Washington, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Christoph Waltz, but check out the even more impressive story they all helped bring to life … AFTER THE JUMP!
Tags: christmas, civil war, director, django unchained, jamie foxx, kurt russell, leonardo dicaprio, movie, quentin tarantino, slave
If you've seen this photo, you'd believe so, too!
Check out this absolutely BIZARRE photo from 1870 that just appeared on eBay, featuring a man who looks impossibly like Nicolas Cage, and apparently lived in Bristol, TN around the time of the Civil War (above)!
Tags: ancient, bristol, civil war, ebay, for sale, hilarious, immortal, nicolas cage, photo, vampire
Check out George Clooney on the cover of the new issue of Newsweek (above).
He's been getting lots of press lately after visiting Sudan to work with the UN and Google on launching satellite surveillance of the area to prevent a civil war from breaking out.
While in Sudan, he contracted Malaria, which got him even more attention.
My, how things change! Just think…this time last year, George was all over the news for his Up In The Air Oscar nomination.
Wonder what he'll be up to this time NEXT year…
Tags: civil war, google, malaria, newsweek, nomination, oscar, satellite surveillance, sudan, un, up in the air