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Sean Penn in direct appeal to Bolivia's leader

Sean Penn has made a direct public appeal to Bolivia's president to order the immediate release of a New York businessman who has been jailed for 18 months without charge and who helped uncover a shakedown ring led by prosecutors.Full story

Sean Penn attends Hugo Chavez vigil in Bolivia, calls him 'inspiring'

Actor Sean Penn made a surprise appearance yesterday in Bolivia as he attended a candlelight vigil for the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is currently in Cuba undergoing his fourth cancer surgery.PHOTOS: Cannes Day 3: "Madagascar 3" premiere, Sean Penn's Haiti  … Full story

Top Lines: Norquist, Bush, mood relaxers, Monty Python and nerds

  Grover Norquist on bomb-throwing; George W. Bush says he produces results; Shepard Smith nods and winks about “mood relaxers”; Monty Python didn’t know we had a king; Paul Ryan goes football metaphor; Jon Stewart introduces us the GOP’s “House” wife; and Nerds celebrate a great year in today’s “Top

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  Clooney on honoring Penn's humanitarian work

George Clooney and Stacy Keibler chat about why they think stars attend the Critic's Choice Awards. Is it out of respect or fear? Plus, why is he so excited to present to Sean Penn at the awards ceremony?

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Actors Josh Brolin and Sean Penn arrive at Warner Bros. Pictures' "Gangster Squad" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California
Actors Josh Brolin and Sean Penn arrive at Warner Bros. Pictures' "Gangster Squad" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California

Actors Josh Brolin and Sean Penn arrive at Warner Bros. Pictures' "Gangster Squad" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: PROFILE ENTERTAINMENT)

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Actor Sean Penn arrives at Warner Bros. Pictures' "Gangster Squad" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: PROFILE ENTERTAINMENT)

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