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Former Disney Exec Promises Voters He ‘Gets Sh*t Done’

That’s what you get for hiring a Hollywood actor to run your political campaign.

Thanks to Sean Astin, son of Patty Duke and star of such films as Lord of the Rings and The Goonies, California Congressional primary candidate Dan Adler has taken to YouTube with some go-for-the-gusto, four-letter word 30-second spots. Adler, a former Walt Disney Imagineering vp, has his kids and even Duke herself swearing that he is a man who “gets sh*t done:”

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38816586.jpgHave A Food Fight With Tom Hanks: To benefit Shakespeare Festival/LA, you can bid on a speaking role – including an onstage food fight – in a staged reading of Taming of the Shrew with Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Annette Bening, William Shatner, Christina Applegate, Sean Astin, Zach Braff and others. Bidding on EBay closes Thursday.

34313210-13153121.jpgElizabeth Snead Got To Go London And Hang Out with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon (and Chippendale dancers) for the world premiere of Sex and the City: And we’re kinda jealous.

38813170-13135800.jpgMake Shows Good: There. We just saved Disney millions of dollars. Of course, if the company still wants to blow wads of cash on the obvious, it should just go ahead and continue to develop its “emerging media and advertising research lab” to find out what makes viewers tune into different shows. But in the end, they’ll find we are right.