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*There was talk that Hollywood would boycott fundraising for President Obama because of his SOPA [Stop Online Piracy Act] position, but you wouldn’t know it from Thursday night’s $35,800-per-ticket benefit at director Spike Lee’s New York City brownstone. Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon were among the 60 guests in attendance, according to the pool … Continue reading Obama Gets Warm Welcome at Spike Lee’s Fundraiser
*On Wednesday, news broke that the popular file-sharing site Megaupload, run by Swizz Beatz, had come under fire after Universal Music Group took issue with a promotional video featuring Universal Music Group artists like Kanye West, will.i.am and Diddy. On Thursday (Jan. 19), the site run by Swizz Beatz has been shut down, reports MTV. … Continue reading Swizz Beatz’s Megaupload Site Shut Down by Justice Dept.
*Action on the Stop Online Piracy Act [SOPA] was temporarily derailed in the House Judiciary Committee yesterday when Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee got wind of a tweet by one of her Republican colleagues. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) posted on his Twitter: “We are debating the Stop Online Piracy Act and Shiela Jackson [sic] has … Continue reading GOP Tweet Sets Off Sheila Jackson Lee, Halts Judiciary Hearing