The Hollywood Health & Society program is “the latest push to get Tinseltown to promote President [Barack] Obama’s Affordable Care Act,” Deadline says. A recent private grant will give scribes “up-to-date, relevant facts on health care reform to integrate into their storylines and projects,” a representative said.
According to the Post, “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan sits on its board. Paging George Orwell.
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Twitter’s head of global operations, Ben Grossman, hates the BART strike. “What’s brown and black and great on someone involved with causing the #bartstrike? A Doberman. (Too angry? Loooong day in the car),” he tweeted.
“The Wire” star Idris Elba told Playboy he’s never watched an entire season of the show.
“Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik is reportedly suing Hertz Rent-A-Car after a group of Chilean tourists allegedly bashed into her Volvo and injured her hand.
After a kind waitress paid the tab for two National Guard soldiers affected by the government shutdown, Ellen DeGeneres gave her $10,000 as a thanks.
TV star Kim Kardashian is 33.
Actor Ken Watanabe (“Inception”) is 54.
Actress Carrie Fisher (“Star Wars”) is 57.
Guitarist Charlotte Caffey is 60.
Judge Judy Sheindlin is 71.
Musician Manfred Mann is 73.
Actress Joyce Randolph (“The Honeymooners”) is 89.