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#Sean Penn

Sean Penn believes the spirit of #MeToo movement is to 'divide men and women'

‘I think it’s too black and white.’

Sean Penn is getting roasted over the poem he wrote about #MeToo

It features in his new novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.

From TheJournal.ie Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony Child Soldiers This post contains videos

Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony

The actor apparently wanted to invite Kony to dinner so he could be arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Mel Gibson and Sean Penn are shooting a film 'all over Dublin' this month Professor And Madman

Mel Gibson and Sean Penn are shooting a film 'all over Dublin' this month

It’s like Braveheart all over again.

Mel Gibson is going to be filming 'all over Dublin' this month, and he's already here

It’s like Braveheart all over again!

From TheJournal.ie Here is what happened when Sean Penn met the world's most notorious drug lord So This Happened

Here is what happened when Sean Penn met the world's most notorious drug lord

The Mexican government has said that it wishes to question Penn.

From TheJournal.ie Sean Penn met with El Chapo in a jungle for an exclusive interview Drug Lord

Sean Penn met with El Chapo in a jungle for an exclusive interview

The meeting eventually led to the drug lord’s capture.

9 Oscars moments when celebrities revealed their deeply flawed humanity

Celebrities. They’re just like us.

From TheJournal.ie Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin Front Line Defenders

Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin

The Hollywood actor will be jetting into the capital next week.

Michael D wasn't the only one slamming the Tea Party MDH VS THE TEA PARTY This post contains videos

Michael D wasn't the only one slamming the Tea Party

An old audio clip of the Irish President has gone viral on the other side of the Atlantic today. But he isn’t alone in his criticism of the movement.

9 celebrities turned real-life heroes Star Power This post contains videos This post contains images

9 celebrities turned real-life heroes

Celebrities who like to keep a watchful eye over us civilians… just in case.

From TheJournal.ie Morrissey weighs in on Falklands debate Las Malvinas

Morrissey weighs in on Falklands debate

The former Smiths frontman told Argentinian fans that the islands “belong” to them.

From TheJournal.ie Leftist flamboyance and corrosive cynicism: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Leftist flamboyance and corrosive cynicism: The week in quotes

“Autism is a theory. It is not a fact”

From TheJournal.ie Sean Penn wades in on Falklands row and accuses Britain of 'intimidation' Falkland Islands

Sean Penn wades in on Falklands row and accuses Britain of 'intimidation'

That’s Sean Penn the actor and aid ambassador…

Damien Rice pays almost $500k for Bono's guitar

The singer-songwriter bid on the customised guitar at a fundraising auction for Haiti in Beverly Hills at the weekend.

From The42 The casting couch - part 2: who’d play the Irish rugby team in a movie? The Reel Deal This post contains images

The casting couch - part 2: who’d play the Irish rugby team in a movie?

Today’s casting couch features Rob Kearney, Eoin Reddan and George Hook.

From The42 Who would you cast in RTE Sport: The Movie? Fast Forward This post contains images

Who would you cast in RTE Sport: The Movie?

The casting for a new Holywood movie on ESPN will begin soon after the film was green-lighted. But Hollywood starlets and silver screen leading men would best portray OUR favourite sports presenters and pundits.

Former CIA agent behind 'Fair Game' turns to spy novels

Valerie Plame Wilson, outed as a CIA agent in 2003, has agreed a deal with Penguin for a series of thrillers starring a female spy.

SEAN PENN has been spotted out and about in Dublin today – and will reportedly begin shooting in the Irish capital on a new film next week.

The €21m production, This Must be the Place, will also feature Frances McDormand, Simon Delaney, Olwen Fouere and Eve Hewson – Bono’s daughter.

The project, which  received € 500,000 funding from the Irish Film Board, will be the English language debut of Italian director Paolo Sorrentino.

Penn is set to star in the film as “middle-aged wealthy rock star bored in his retirement, who takes on the quest of finding his father’s executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the US”.

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is also on board for the project and is signed to will produce the score for the movie – which is named after a famous Talking Heads track.

The cast and crew will be in Ireland until the end of the month, with the remainder of the shoot set to take place for New York, Detroit and New Mexico.

FORMER FUGEES rapper Wyclef Jean has filed papers with Haitian authorities formally opening his bid for the presidency of the Caribbean nation.

The 37-year-old rapper, who was born in the country but fled to the United States at age 9, says he retains a Haitian passport and has officially registered as the candidate of the Viv Ansamn (‘Live Together’) party.

The country goes to the polls in a general election on November 28, having originally scheduled elections for February which were then postponed after the devastating earthquake in January which killed up to 230,000 people.

In his first interview after filing his official nomination forms, the rapper told CNN that he had been ‘drafted’ by the Haitian population to offer “a piece of the dream that I got in America”.

“There’s a crowd behind me right now with so much excitement, because they feel hope is on its way,” he said.

He later tweeted: “Tonight starts a new chapter in my life.”

Jean has already faced criticism from actor Sean Penn – who moved to Haiti to help the relief efforts after the earthquake – who questioned his motives in opting to run, despite having no political experience.

What the Haitian people need now is a leader who is genuinely willing to sacrifice – I haven’t seen or heard anything of him in these last six months that I’ve been in Haiti.

I think he’s an important voice. I hope he doesn’t sacrifice that voice by taking the eye off the very devastating realities on the ground.

Outgoing president René Préval has faced criticism for appearing as ineffective; though he was seen as bringing stability to a country that has seen more than its share of dictatorships, the economy had tumbled even before the January earthquake.

Aside from his output with the Fugees, Jean is probably best known for his hit ‘Perfect Gentleman’.