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Anti-Torture Protesters Torture D.C. 'Zero Dark Thirty' Premiere

Zero Dark Thirty Sony Pictures

Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" has led to a lot of noise-making over its sensitive (and potentially misleading) interrogation content, and the streak continued on as anti-torture protesters, some wearing hoods and orange prison suits, picketed the film's politician-filled Washington D.C. premiere last night.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, angry campaigners affiliated with Amnesty International hit the event — which was attended by several members of Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama's administration and various journos — and declared via signage that "torture is wrong," along with suggesting that the cinematic hunt for Osama bin Laden was sanctioned by the Pentagon. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Guardian

PETA: 'Zookeeper' is No Laughing Matter

Columbia Pictures

Kevin James' new comedy "The Zookeeper" is on animal rights org PETA's poop list. PETA picketers protested the otherwise peaceful premiere proceedings in Westwood, CA., last night.

This isn't the first time that people have protested "The Zookeeper," and we're not just talking about the critics. (Insert trombone sound here.) The adorably named Tweet the giraffe died soon after wrapping the film. According to a "whistleblower" on the inside, PETA alleges "Tweet's premature death may have resulted from his eating pieces of the blue tarp that covered his enclosure.

The whistleblower alleges that Tweet's owner and trainers were notified that the giraffe had been eating the tarp but that they did nothing about it." Additionally, PETA alleges that Tweet's stall was way too small for the long-necked star. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: EW
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