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Conservative to Liberal? Michael Keaton Award Speeches Differ Dramatically in One Year

Michael Keaton joined his fellow Spotlight cast members onstage at Saturday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where the troupe earned the evening’s highest Best Ensemble honor — but in his acceptance speech remarks, the actor seemingly abandoned the conservative-minded message about the value of hard work he delivered at last year’s Golden Globes to adopt a more progressive-minded message about fairness.

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Michael Keaton Heckles Heckler at Pirates-Braves Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves put on an offensive fireworks display in the Pirates’ 10-8 win at Atlanta’s Turner Field Friday night – but the sparks apparently extended into the audience as actor Michael Keaton took a stand against a heckler who was after Pirates center-fielder Andrew McCutchen all night.

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Neil Patrick Harris Gets Mixed Reviews on Oscar Hosting Gig

The 87th annual Academy Awards were a bit of a letdown; there were no real surprises in any of the major categories, winners’s acceptance speeches got too political, and there was a shortage of good performances (apart from an outstanding turn from Lady Gaga channeling Julie Andrews).

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Best Director Winner Blasts Mexican Government

Sunday night’s Academy Awards was littered with political commentary, with Best Director winner Alejandro González Iñárritu no exception as he dedicated Birdman’s Best Picture win to his fellow Mexicans, “who live in Mexico.” Iñárritu’s comments echo prior statements made by last year’s Best Director and fellow Mexican, Alfonso Cuarón, slamming Mexican government officials over systematic corruption.

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Birdman Director Uses Oscar to Push Immigration Reform

Sunday at the the 87th Academy Awards, while accepting the Oscar for best picture, “Birdman” director  Alejandro González Iñárritu used his speech to push immigration reform. Presenter Sean Penn joked upon opening the envelope, “Who gave this son of a