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Jolie debuts film, Gaga goes to Washington

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 01:39

Dec. 06 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Angelina Jolie premieres her directorial debut, Lady Gaga goes to the White House, and Hollywood readies for Hogwarts. Bob Mezan reports.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hit the red carpet in New York City for the world premiere of Jolie's directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey." The film - which examines a love affair between a Serb soldier and an Arab woman during the Bosnian War - opens on December 23. However, the movie is already stirring issues - a Croatian journalist is suing Jolie, saying her film takes its plot from a story he wrote in 2007. Lady Gaga is living up to her promise to help at-risk youth. The singer hit the White House and met with members of U.S President Barack Obama's administration to discuss bullying prevention. Gaga did not have a chance to meet with Obama - he was traveling outside of Washington, D.C. - but the two did meet earlier this year at a Los Angeles fundraising campaign. Charlie Sheen's ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, has been allowed to return to California following her arrest in Colorado on assault and drug charges. A judge approved a request by Mueller's attorney to allow her to go back home so she can care for her children. Officers arrested Mueller over the weekend following a reported assault at a bar. Finally, Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood. Universal Studios made the official announcement that it indeed will build a replica of its successful Florida park in Los Angeles. The new attraction is expected to open at Universal Studios Hollywood around 2015. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando has attracted millions of people since it opened in 2010. Bob Mezan, Reuters.

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Jolie debuts film, Gaga goes to Washington

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 01:39