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Election brings out stars' stripes / Stars' political opinions often stir controversy

Title: Election brings out stars' stripes / Stars' political opinions often stir controversy
Date: Thursday, 31 January 2008
Publisher: Variety
Author: Peter Bart
Main source: variety.com

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As the fight for the presidency heats up, Hollywood's celebrities will be speaking their minds about the candidates and the issues – and studio chieftains already are cringing. Politics breeds controversy, and there are many who feel that stars should be seen and not heard. The campaign will be shrill enough, they reason, without celebrity input. There's more than a little hypocrisy to this position. The corporate Brahmins wield their wealth and power to support favored candidates, one could argue, so ... [Read the rest at variety.com]