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Thursday
Oct042012

Report: A Fortune in Jewelry Swiped from Julianne Moore's Home

ABC/MATT BROWN(NEW YORK) -- Julianne Moore personally carried her shiny new Emmy award statuette in a paper bag to keep it safe on a recent flight, but a New York Post story claims the actress should have been equally protective of her bling at home.

Nearly $130,000 worth of jewelry was reportedly swiped from Moore's New York City apartment, the paper notes.  Ten missing items include a $33,000 platinum Cartier tennis bracelet, as well as four watches from the high-end retailer priced at nearly $80,000.

The Post reports workmen had easy access to the Oscar winner's West Village brownstone for nearly two months over the summer while renovations were underway.

Moore was in Toronto at the time the bling went missing.

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Wednesday
Oct032012

Julianne Moore and Others Featured in New Pro-Obama Video

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- Julianne Moore, who won an Emmy over a week ago for her portrayal of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a TV movie, certainly will not be supporting the GOP's presidential nominee this fall.

Moore stars in a new celebrity-filled video, posted online by the "Women for Obama" campaign, in which she explains why she is backing President Obama over his Republican rival, Mitt Romney.

An accompanying message on BarackObama.com written by Moore reads, "Here's something I can't imagine: Having to tell my daughter that she may not have the same opportunities as her brother because this country elected Mitt Romney as president.  But that's what's on the line in this election."

The video paints Obama as a president who is more supportive of women's rights than Romney would be if the latter were to be elected.

The clip also features Eva Longoria, Olivia Wilde, Julianna Margulies, Jennifer Lopez, Jane Lynch, Ashley Judd, Kerry Washington, Padma Lakshmi and singers Beyoncé and Sheryl Crow.

This isn't the first star-studded video centering on the election season to be released this week.  Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrities who appear in a new video from the non-partisan campaign Vote 4 Stuff, urging people to vote this November.

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Friday
Mar092012

HBO's McCain-Palin Movie 'Game Change' Premieres Saturday Night

Jeff Fusco/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The semi-controversial HBO political movie Game Change that documents John McCain's unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008 -- particularly his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, premieres Saturday night at 9:00 p.m. ET.

A number of Palin confidantes have claimed that the movie is inaccurate.  Still, Game Change star Julianne Moore says she strived to make her portrayal of Palin true to life.

She says, "It's a daunting task to play somebody who is not only a living figure, but a hugely well-known one.  So for me the most important thing is accuracy."

To that end, Moore says she hired a vocal coach to help her with the role because Palin "has an incredibly idiosyncratic way of speaking."

At Thursday's premiere of the movie in Washington, D.C., Moore addressed the pro-Palin critics who've commented on the project. 

She said, "With every movie of book or whatever, people are always going to have an opinion.  Obviously people are entitled to whatever opinion they're gonna hold, but I do think that they should see the movie first."

Ed Harris plays McCain in Game Change.  He says he has a greater appreciation for the Arizona senator after doing research for the movie.

"I spent a lot of time reading some of the books that he'd written.  He's a man of tremendous sense of honor and duty," Harris said.

Game Change, based on the book of the same name by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, also stars Woody Harrelson, Ron Livingston and Peter MacNicol.

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Wednesday
Feb012012

HBO Movie Trailer Puts Sarah Palin in a Bad Light

Jeff Fusco/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- HBO's critics on the Right were apparently right about the network's upcoming movie Game Change, about Sen. John McCain's run for the presidency in 2008. While the network claimed the movie would be even-handed politically, the trailer for the film shows Sarah Palin doesn't come off too well; critics decried it from the get-go as a hit piece on the former Alaska governor who became the target of a merciless media and political barrage after McCain chose her as his running mate.

Starring Ed Harris and Julianne Moore -- who in the past has been critical of Palin -- the movie, which premieres on March 10, depicts how McCain's team picked the former Alaska governor and then subsequently, had second thoughts about it when Palin seemed to fold under pressure. The book of the same name on which the movie is based is about the entire 2008 election, but the filmmakers -- who also produced the Left-leaning HBO movie Recount -- chose to focus on the Palin/McCain part of the book.

Included in the trailer is Palin claiming that Russia can be seen from Alaska as Woody Harrelson, who plays McCain adviser Steven Schmidt, quips, "Oh my God, what have we done?"

At one point, Moore as Palin tells the adviser, "I'm single-handedly carrying this campaign. I'm going to do what I want." Moore also remarks in whisper, "I have to win this thing.  I so don't want to go back to Alaska."

There's been no comment yet from Palin about the trailer for Game Change., though

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Saturday
Oct152011

Julianne Moore Discusses Her Passion for Children’s Literacy

George Napolitano/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Julianne Moore is a woman with a mission. And it’s not acting—though few would dispute that she has mastered that pursuit.

As the author of three children’s books, the latest being Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever, Moore is committed to exposing more children to the expanding world of books. 

Moore suggests that books give children entree into places they never would have otherwise. While Moore makes no attempt to infuse her books with heavy “messages”, important lessons emerge organically as her characters exist in their fictional world. Themes such as tolerance, inclusivity and self-acceptance filter through as Freckleface Strawberry and her friends navigate a world that can sometimes be unfriendly but never dull.

Moore suggests that at around age 7 children begin to notice their differences and become more self-conscious about their appearance. She talks about how her own son looked in the mirror and said, “Mom, my teeth are too big.” Or how others may say, “I don’t like my hair.” 

Moore, red-haired and freckled, is the inspiration for the lead character in the Freckleface Strawberry books and knows something about dealing with these issues from her own childhood experiences. She is living testimony that if we hold on long enough, what we perceive as our deficits can soon become our most winning qualities.

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