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Steven Spielberg's Stand Draws Fire in China

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Steven Spielberg's Stand Draws Fire in China

Originally posted 02/20/2008 09:50AM

Steven Spielberg's decision to withdraw from his position as an artistic director for this summer's Beijing Olympics over the country's policies in Darfur is drawing fire from China's state-controlled media and its public, reports the Associated Press.

While the Chinese government has not officially criticized the filmmaker, a front-page editorial Wednesday in the overseas edition of the People's Daily, the Communist Party's newspaper, says: "A certain Western director was very naive and made an unreasonable move toward the issue of the Beijing Olympics. This is perhaps because of his unique Hollywood characteristics."

Equally damning, China Youth Daily also editorialized: "This renowned film director is famous for his science fiction. But now it seems he lives in a world of science fiction and he can't distinguish a dream from reality."

There has not been a comment from Spielberg, 61, on these latest developments.

The Darfur conflict between rebels and militias backed by government forces has already claimed more than 200,000 people. China's influence is believed to extend to Sudanese leaders.
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Steven Spielberg to be Honored at Golden Globes – Next Year

Steven Spielberg to be Honored at Golden Globes – Next Year

Originally posted 01/08/2008 06:45PM

Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg will have to wait till January 2009 to pick up his latest honor.

Spielberg, 61, was set to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globe Awards Jan. 13, but in the wake of the ceremony’s cancellation due to the Writers Guild of America strike, the Hollywood Foreign Press decided Tuesday that it would present the trophy to Spielberg at next year’s event rather than during the abbreviated press conference NBC will broadcast on Sunday, Variety reports.

Spielberg already has 11 Golden Globe nominations and two awards – for directing Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List.
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Report: Sacha Baron Cohen Taking Serious Role

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Report: Sacha Baron Cohen Taking Serious Role

Originally posted 01/02/2008 12:00PM

New dad Sacha Baron Cohen is taking his movie career more seriously in the new year – ditching his Borat character for a political role as 1960s Vietnam War protester Abbie Hoffman.

Baron Cohen is set to earn some $6 million for appearing in The Trial of the Chicago Seven, a project Steven Spielberg is developing for DreamWorks, London's Sunday Times reports.

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Suspect Arrested in Indiana Jones Theft | George Lucas

Suspect Arrested in Indiana Jones Theft

Originally posted 10/04/2007 01:00PM

The Los Angeles County sherriff's department has arrested a man for selling stolen goods from Steven Spielberg's production office.

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Tom Cruise Surprises Steven Spielberg | Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise Surprises Steven Spielberg

Originally posted 07/17/2006 07:00AM

Tom Cruise returned to Chicago – site of where he famously jumped on Oprah Winfrey's sofa to declare his love for Katie Holmes.

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Spielberg: Tom & Katie's Love Is Genuine | Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise

Spielberg: Tom & Katie's Love Is Genuine

Originally posted 06/20/2005 11:00AM

Some may debate the genuineness of the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes romance, but director Steven Spielberg says it's real.

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WEEK IN REVIEW: Stars Help in Disaster Aid | Leonardo DiCaprio

WEEK IN REVIEW: Stars Help in Disaster Aid

Originally posted 01/07/2005 03:00PM

DISASTER RELIEF: Leonardo DiCaprio made a "sizable donation," Steven Spielberg gave $1.5 million and Sandra Bullock offered $1 million as several celebrities stepped in to help charities aiding the victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster in Asia. The gestures from the entertainment industry came as President Bush announced a massive private fund-raising drive to be headed by his two immediate predecessors, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush. "I ask every American to contribute as they are able to do so," the president said Monday.

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Clooney, Spielberg Help with Tsunami Aid | George Clooney

Clooney, Spielberg Help with Tsunami Aid

Originally posted 01/05/2005 08:00AM

George Clooney and Steven Spielberg are the latest celebrities to join the tsunami relief effort following the deadly Dec. 26 quake in South Asia.

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Cruise, Spielberg Going to War Together | Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise

Cruise, Spielberg Going to War Together

Originally posted 08/12/2004 12:00PM

Tom Cruise is changing his mission, from Impossible to Mars.

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Spielberg Tackles the '72 Olympics

Originally posted 04/21/2004 6:15PM

Already the subject of an award-winning documentary, the Palestinian terrorist attack on the Israeli team at the 1972 Munich Olympics will serve as the focus of Steven Spielberg's next, as-yet untitled movie.

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