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Kristen Bell and Don Cheadle Safe After On-Set Gunfire Report

Kristen Bell, Don Cheadle Tweet That They're Safe After On-Set Gunfire Report

Originally posted 11/16/2013 11:30AM

House of Lies's Kristen Bell and Don Cheadle want fans to know the truth: that they're alive and well.

The stars have taken to Twitter to assure folks that they're safe after a report surfaced claiming that gunfire broke out at a Los Angeles location where the Showtime series was shooting.

According to TMZ, the show was filming at a housing project in South Central Los Angeles Friday when shots were fired, the result of an alleged gang-related incident.

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Jennifer Aniston Throws Star-Studded Birthday Party for Justin Theroux | Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston Throws Star-Studded Birthday Party for Justin Theroux

Originally posted 08/11/2013 10:00AM

He's one popular birthday boy!

Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Stiller, Jimmy Kimmel, Tobey Maguire, Laura Dern, John Krasinski, Don Cheadle, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Isla Fisher, Samantha Ronson, Will Arnett, Malin Ackerman and Dax Shepard were among the celebs who headed to Jennifer Aniston's Bel Air mansion Saturday night as the actress threw her fiancé, Justin Theroux, a 42nd birthday bash.

The party also took place on the one-year anniversary of the couple's engagement. Though the party sparked rumors of a possible surprise wedding, guests dressed down and the atmosphere was casual.

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PEOPLE's Critic on Violence in Iron Man 3 & Similarities to Boston Bombing

Iron Man 3 & Boston Marathon Bombing: PEOPLE's Critic Weighs In About Violent Similarities

Originally posted 05/03/2013 12:55PM

A megalomaniacal terrorist unleashes a rash of bombings across the United States. Innocent people die. A nation reels in horror. No, these aren’t the latest headlines – they're the set-up of the latest Iron Man movie, already igniting controversy.

For some viewers, that plotline about a terrorist known as The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) cuts too closely to the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly carried out by the Tsarnaev brothers earlier this month. It certainly caused a hush to fall over the crowd at the film's glitzy Los Angeles premiere at the El Capitan Theatre last week.

The film's stars addressed the issue at a press conference last week, with Don Cheadle (who plays Col. James Rhodes) stressing that the film was finished well before the bombings earlier this month, and that there is no political agenda.

"The job of this film is to entertain," he said. "That's what we're hoping to do."

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Joseph Kony: Why Celebs Are Tweeting About Him

Originally posted 03/08/2012 01:30PM



The film KONY 2012 premiered Monday March 5, at 12 p.m. PST. By noon Thursday, more than 35 million views had registered on YouTube.

With the help of Facebook and Twitter, Jason Russell's documentary has even captured the attention of celebrities including Ryan Gosling, Rihanna, Oprah and Justin Bieber.

The slickly produced 30-minute video follows Russell's efforts since 2006 to raise awareness around the world about Uganda's guerrilla leader Joseph Kony, whose terrifying actions have landed him the top spot of the International Criminal Court's most wanted list. Kony's rebel group has kidnapped thousands of children, turning the boys into child soldiers and the girls into sex slaves.

In a determination to "make Kony a household name," so that Uganda military can find and arrest him, Russell has met with key politicians and his Invisible Children campaign has targeted 20 "culture-makers," including Tim Tebow, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Seacrest and Taylor Swift.

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Don Cheadle to Replace Terrence Howard in Iron Man 2

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Don Cheadle to Replace Terrence Howard in Iron Man 2

Originally posted 10/14/2008 12:20PM

Robert Downey Jr. will be getting a new sidekick in Iron Man 2.

Don Cheadle is replacing Terrence Howard in the sequel, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Cheadle, 43, will step in as Jim Rhodes, best friend to Downey's Tony Stark/Iron Man, who in the Iron Man comic books later becomes the armor-wearing hero War Machine.

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Halle Berry on 'What You Don't Know About Don Cheadle'

Halle Berry Reveals 'What You Don't Know About Don Cheadle'

Originally posted 06/30/2008 01:00PM

Don Cheadle was honored at the Los Angeles Film Festival Sunday night by actress Halle Berry, who gave a personal – and informative – speech about her fellow actor.

After congratulating Cheadle, 43, whom she affectionately calls "Che Che," on receiving the Spirit of Independence Award, Berry coyly told the audience which included Jennifer Beals, Julia Nixon, Illeanna Douglas, and Loretta Devine: "I'm here to tell you tonight what you don’t know about Don Cheadle."

In Halle Berry's own words, here are some fun facts about the Hotel Rwanda actor:

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George Clooney, Don Cheadle Honored By Nobel Laureates | Don Cheadle, George Clooney

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George Clooney, Don Cheadle Honored By Nobel Laureates

Originally posted 12/13/2007 02:50PM

George Clooney and Don Cheadle accepted the Peace Summit Award Thursday for their work bringing attention to the atrocities in the Darfur Region of the Sudan.

"Don and I are here today to speak for those voices that can't be heard over the sound of the violence. We're here to plead for help," Clooney said during a news conference in Rome where the ceremony was held.

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Clooney and Cheadle Honored by Nobel Prize Winners | Don Cheadle, George Clooney

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Clooney and Cheadle Honored by Nobel Prize Winners

Originally posted 11/26/2007 08:00PM

George Clooney and Don Cheadle will be sharing a prestigious honor for their efforts to bring peace to Africa's war-torn Darfur region, awarded by a collection of Nobel laureates.

The 8th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates – a group that includes former Soviet President Michael Gorbachev, former President Jimmy Carter, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu – will present the actors with the 2007 Peace Summit Award at its annual meeting in Rome next month.

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Don Cheadle Inspired by African Trip | Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle Inspired by African Trip

Originally posted 08/23/2005 10:15AM

Don Cheadle nabbed an Oscar nomination for his role as hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in 2004's critically acclaimed film Hotel Rwanda. But it was a recent trip to the country and neighboring states that made a lasting impression on Cheadle.

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Celeb Spotlight: Don Cheadle | Don Cheadle

Celeb Spotlight: Don Cheadle

Originally posted 12/22/2004 06:00AM

Critics may be universally praising Don Cheadle's performance in Hotel Rwanda, but don't ask the actor to watch himself in the film, or in any other. "All I can see is everything I'm doing wrong that is a sham and a fraud," Cheadle, 40, told the Los Angeles Times. "I look at it like, 'Ugh, Don, you missed that. You weren't there in that moment. You liar!' "

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