March 14th, 2012
12:26 PM ET

George Clooney speaks out on Sudan 'war crimes'

George Clooney is testifying before Congress today about his recent visit to South Sudan, where he says he witnessed frequent attacks on civilians.

He told Soledad O'Brien this morning on CNN's "Starting Point" that "When you are indiscriminately bombing innocent civilians, you are committing war crimes. It's a cowardly act, and that is what they're doing."

Clooney is the co-founder of the “Satellite Sentinel Project,” which uses satellite imagery to screen for signs of aerial attacks and troop movement throughout the region. Last week, he was there writing and directing a video about the situation for the anti-genocide group, "The Enough Project."

"We were there when they fired three rockets over our head," Clooney described. "We were there when a young man got both of his hands blown off. It is very difficult to see these people living in the kind of fear that they have. This is every single day...they actually live in villages; they're hiding in caves because they're being killed. And that's very difficult to see."

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James Van Der Beek, wife welcome son
March 14th, 2012
10:35 AM ET

James Van Der Beek, wife welcome son

Break out the cigars - or your celebratory method of choice - because James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly have just welcomed a baby boy.

The “Dawson’s Creek” star announced the birth of the couple's second child via Twitter on Tuesday.

“Had my first son this morning … well, actually, my wife had him. I just caught him. Wow. Heart expanding way faster than my brain," he wrote. "If you could bottle up and distribute this feeling, I swear there'd be no more war."

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'Idol's' Jermaine Jones disqualified?
March 14th, 2012
10:17 AM ET

'Idol's' Jermaine Jones disqualified?

"American Idol" contestant Jermaine Jones had just returned to the "Idol" stage in late February, when he was handed a "second chance," but reports are now claiming that the New Jersey vocal coach is off the show once again.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the "gentle giant" has reportedly been disqualified from "Idol" because he allegedly concealed "multiple crimes and outstanding police warrants."

TMZ reports that producers learned of the alleged criminal history on Tuesday.

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Filed under: American Idol 2012 • television
Clint Eastwood family reality show to air on E!
March 14th, 2012
09:43 AM ET

Clint Eastwood family reality show to air on E!

The family behind one of Hollywood’s most respected actors and directors is jumping into the reality show business.

Set your DVR for “Mrs. Eastwood and Company,” which will follow the life and career of Clint Eastwood’s wife, Dina, as well as their teenage daughters, Francesca and Morgan.

The 10-part series will also shine a spotlight on Overtone, a six-member South African singing group that Dina manages. She reportedly found them while Clint was in the country filming the movie “Invictus” and moved them into the Eastwood home.

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