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George Clooney To The Rescue!

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Okay, so maybe things didn't go so well when George Clooney tried to play a hero in Batman & Robin, but now it looks like he's getting a second chance in real life.

Yesterday, a group founded by George Clooney announced that it's teaming up with Google, a U.N. agency, and anti-genocide organizations to launch "satellite surveillance of the border between north and south Sudan to try to prevent a new civil war after the south votes in a secession referendum next month."

Here's what Clooney had to say about it:

"We want to let potential perpetrators of genocide and other war crimes know that we're watching, the world is watching. War criminals thrive in the dark. It's a lot harder to commit mass atrocities in the glare of the media spotlight."

We wish U the best of luck with your peacekeeping efforts, George!

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Kobe Upsets Famed Lawyer By Representing Turkish Airlines

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In case you didn’t know, Kobe Bryant is the new celebrity face of Turkish Airlines, and not everyone is happy about it. Specifically, famed lawyer Mark Geragos (calls himself a “100% Armenian dude”) has denounced Kobe’s decision.

Many scholars argue that starting in 1915, Turks committed genocide and massacred millions of Armenians, and Geragos is saying that Kobe should back out due to those atrocities.

Said Geragos:

"Kobe, as a suite holder, life long Laker fan and 100% Armenian dude, what were you thinking? Kobe must be smoking something

Kobe should take their money and proclaim it was a Genocide. Kobe should also encourage Congress to vote on House Resolution 252 tomorrow declaring it a Genocide.”

Wowsa! Your move, Mr. Bryant.

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George Clooney To Receive Humanitarian Award At The Emmys!

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What an honor! And a well-deserved one, too!

George Clooney will be presented with the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award by The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at this year's Emmy Awards!

Clooney, who organized a telethon for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and has brought awareness to the genocide in Darfur, is the fourth recipient of the honor, following in the footsteps of The Big O, Bill Cosby, and the late Danny Thomas!

Congratulations are in order!

Keep up the good work, bb!

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