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Today, we're joining with The Four in an effort to raise money for the campaigns to approve marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington, and to fight the anti-gay amendment in Minnesota.

It’s 25 days until the election.

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Sean Penn and Kid Rock Have Bipartisan Bromance, Attend Gay Wedding in New 'Americans' PSA: VIDEO

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Sean Penn and Kid Rock have released a heavy-handed PSA called "Americans" meant to encourage civil discourse and come to terms with our political differences.

CosmoThe description to the heavy-handed, 11-minute clip reads:

The goal of the film is to tear down the one-dimensional political stereotypes portrayed by the media by confronting them head on. It reminds us that what really matters is that we're all Americans, with diverse thoughts, opinions and stances on issues. We are millions of unique, individual parts, the sum of which comprise a whole that is the shining beacon of freedom throughout the world. The film reminds us to be proud of our differences, and to never forget that we're all in this together as Americans.

The clip shows the two stars arguing over political issues (and dick sizes) in a bar before a news report about military deaths in Afghanistan comes on, at which time they decide to embrace each other's differences in the name of freedom, and then embark on a bipartisan bromance in which they buy a Prius, attend an environmental rally, and a gay wedding (where one of the men wears a bridal veil). Kid Rock even convinces Penn to stop drinking Cosmopolitans (presumably the liberal wussy drink) and try a beer!

At the end, they exchange PETA and NASCAR t-shirts and walk on a beach as the sun sets.

While the message is certainly an honorable one, the execution is often cringeworthy.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Sean Penn Calls Out the Tea Party on Racism: VIDEO

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Sean Penn calls the Tea Party like he sees it in a Piers Morgan interview from Friday night:

"You have what I call the ‘Get the N-word out of the White House party,’ the Tea Party. This kind of sensibility, which is much more of a distraction...I don't think there's any doubt about it: If you ask any representative of the Tea Party, 'OK, Social Security, socialist, get rid of it?'' they're going to get very confused. At the end of the day, there's a big bubble coming out of their heads, saying, 'Can we just lynch him?"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Watch: Sean Penn as a Sad, Sensitive Goth Rocker

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In This Must Be The Place, Sean Penn stars "as an oddball ex-rocker determined to track down the Nazi who humiliated his late father" according to Movieline, adopting a Robert Smith-style new wave Goth look for what looks like another juicy character role.

But I was sold at Frances McDormand.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

The film is set to debut this month at Cannes.

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Movies: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Golden Globes...and Scooby Doo?

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 Remember when Penn was fighting for that Harvey Milk holiday in 2009? Worthy cause.

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You don't really want to talk about Nicolas Cage's Season of the Wig oops Witch do you? I thought not. Let's move on. That's the only big new release. The rest is Oscar-focused screen count scrambling.

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Pennasmilk  road Sean Penn will soon be honored with a humanitarian award. No, it's not another honor for his excellent portrayal of gay activist Harvey Milk. This prize is for his excellent work as Sean Penn, being quite the activist himself. He's definitely done a lot for Haiti relief recently. Each year the Producers Guild of America hands out the Stanley Kramer Award. It's named after the producer and/or director of high-minded classics like Judgment at Nuremberg, Inherit the Wind, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and High Noon. The prize usually goes to a film (recent winners have included Precious, An Inconvenient Truth and Hotel Rwanda) but Penn will be the first actor to receive it. In the PGA's own words:

"We are proud to honor Sean Penn with this award as he truly exemplifies the Stanley Kramer legacy. Sean is a committed activist who has used his extraordinary talents and influence to shed light on powerful stories, causes and individuals—through film, journalism, and global humanitarian organizations."

Meanwhile at the cinema, Sean Penn will next play Brad Pitt's son (ah, the magic of the movies) in the upcoming Terrence Malick film THE TREE OF LIFE. The trailer is a beauty. Can't wait.

 road Remember last year's Golden Globes when Burlesque was just a crazy dream and not a reality and Cher & Christina Aguilera presented the Best Original Song prize and hit the after parties?

They're baaaa-aaack. MORE AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Kanye West, Today Show, Scott Long, HIV, Sean Penn

 road Obama's gay marriage timeline.

 roadMiss Universe: Best pageant reaction ever?

Penn  roadSean Penn tries on a Robert Smith look on set in Dublin.

 roadScott Long, founding director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, has resigned, for health reasons: "Long joined the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in 1996. He then began his work at Human Rights Watch in 2002 and after two years spent investigating Egyptian authorities’ violent responses to gay male sex, decided to launch the LGBT division in 2004. It was one of the first such programs to be involved with a mainstream human rights organisation."

 roadJohn Barrowman holds two-day USA garage sale, insists he's not leaving Wales.

 roadBaltimore holds wedding expo for same-sex couples hoping to wed in D.C.

 roadWatch the Kickstarter trailer: From Baghdad to Brooklyn — a documentary about the story of gay Iraqi refugee Mohamed.

 roadKanye West says he's releasing a new song every weekend until Xmas.

Hiv  roadScientists identify components of protein that destroys HIV in rhesus monkeys.

 roadThe YouTube stars making more than $100,000 per year.

 roadSemi-finalists selected in Pride Films and Plays Great Gay Screenplay contest.

 roadJury selection to begin in trial of Lawrence King's killer, Brandon Mcinerney: "A Ventura County judge has ruled that jurors from neighboring Santa Barbara County will be chosen for the upcoming trial of a teen accused of killing a gay classmate. Superior Court Judge Charles Campbell said Monday that the trial of 16-year-old Brandon McInerney will remain in Ventura County. McInerney's attorneys had been seeking a change of venue."

 roadDancing with The Situation?

 roadTaylor Lautner has already become a prima donna.

Stvincents  roadOUT magazine presents oral histories of New York City's St. Vincent's hospital, which recently closed but was "the ground zero for AIDS and one time home to survivors of the Titanic, the Stonewall Riots, and 9-11."

 roadJon Hamm is a sharp dressed man.

 roadBristol Palin gets $14,000 speaking fee. How much to shut her up?

 road15-year-old arrested for anti-gay SF MUNI attack.

 roadExtremely bendable go-go boy hits Splash bar NYC.

 roadJoseph Farah on Ann Coulter and her lies: "My eyes have been opened."

 roadNo gay couples were chosen for the Today show's wedding contest: "There was public pressure on NBC from gay rights groups earlier in the summer to change the rules for the contest. Previously, same sex couples had been excluded from participating because of the restrictions on gay marriage in New York. After meeting with gay rights group GLAAD in July, though, NBC announced that it would be changing its rules, since New York's marriage laws recognize gay marriages performed in other states."


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