Sean Penn

Report: Vaccine War Divides Hollywood as A-List Holdouts Halt Productions

Even in liberal Hollywood, the vaccine debate is wreaking havoc in the workplace, reportedly pitting co-stars and co-workers against each other and causing delays on expensive productions. Celebrities including George Clooney and Sean Penn have blamed the unvaccinated, while Black Panther star Letitia Wright and actor Rob Schneider have voiced skepticism about the vaccine.

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COVID Cannes: Hollywood’s Glitziest Festival Goes Green, Gives Spike Lee Starring Role

The Cannes Film Festival, which took a hiatus last year due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, is returning next week with Spike Lee assuming the spotlight as jury president. In addition to numerous COVID precautions — no French-style bises on the cheeks — festival organizers have reportedly imposed a host of environmental measures, including a ban on plastic and a red carpet made from recycled material.

US director Spike Lee gestures as he poses on May 14, 2018 while leaving following the screening of the film "BlacKkKlansman" at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

Sean Penn: Republican Leaders ‘Are the Party of Putin’

Actor Sean Penn, who has been pictured hobnobbing with Cuba’s communist dictator Raul Castro, dictator and former president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez, and Russian president Vladimir Putin, went on the attack against Republicans again, calling its leaders “the party of Putin.” 

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (R) greets US actor Sean Penn after a meeting in Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on March 5, 2011. Penn, who was visiting Caracas, thanked Chavez for the funding that his government gave to an NGO based in Haiti that assists the victims of the earthquake …