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Brenner, Sohmer Launch HyperVocal

Lee Brenner, former Senior Producer at CNN and Political Director for MySpace has partnered with former EP of Lou Dobbs Slade Sohmer for a new internet news venture.  Named HyperVocal, the site launched yesterday with the mission to “aggregate the most comprehensive summary of the hyper-frenetic news cycle for the so-called Facebook Generation.”

“With HyperVocal we’re scouring the range of media relevant to our audience based on what we are interested in ourselves and what our readers bring to our attention; we combine the rules of professional journalism with the real voice of this generation—smart yet snarky, sophisticated yet sassy, and evidently, alliterative,” said Sohmer who now serves as HyperVocal’s EIC and co-founder.

The site has already signed an eclectic mix of activist bloggers to compliment their aggregated news stream.  Their roster includes actress and co-founder of Voto Latino Rosario Dawson, Blonde Charity Mafia’s Katherine Kennedy, and Blake Skjellerup, openly-gay short-track Olympic speedskater.

HyperVocal ‘s business model includes traditional ad sales and partner-driven revenue, as well as sponsorship of the daily newsletter, site and section takeovers, sponsorship of videos and content and forthcoming mobile applications.  Check it out here.

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Journos Mingle with Rosario Dawson

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Actress Rosario Dawson headlined an event last evening for Voto Latino, an organization she co-founded, aimed at getting the Latino population to fill out their census forms.

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis – the first Latina Cabinet member and White House domestic policy advisor Melody Barnes also spoke on a panel organized by Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar. PBS’ Maria Hinojosa moderated.

In the crowd: Tammy Haddad, Lani Hay, Lee Brenner, Christina Sevilla, Politico’s Kiki Ryan, CBS’ Christine Delargy and Kaylee Hartung and Tim Burger – did you know that he and Rosario are BFF??

Overheard at the cocktail hour, Rosario: “Where’s Burger?” The two became chummy after a White House Correspondents Association Dinner a few years ago.

Also overheard – Secretary Solis’ nephew asking CBS producers who Rosario Dawson was…after snapping a pic with her.

Hollywood & Health Care: Celebs to Star in Ad Spot

A slew of celebs who will never be impacted by health care reform one way or another have signed on to do a 30-sec national commercial to encourage Congress to pass reform this year.

Will.I.Am, Rosario Dawson, Dule Hill, Kate Walsh and actress Olivia Wilde are just a few of the stars who could purchase their own hospitals yet are still slated to help President Obama tell America how health care should be run.

CNN has more.