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Morgan Freeman, Kate Winslet Oppose the War on Drugs

Morgan Freeman is a busy guy: When he’s not making movies, he’s narrating commercials to endorse politicians and support social causes.

Now Freeman has joined a few other celebrities like Virgin founder Richard Branson, actress Kate Winslet (aka Rose) and rapper Dizzee Rascal in recording very brief promo clips for an upcoming documentary about the infamous War on Drugs called Breaking the Taboo.

The filmmakers have already set up an official YouTube channel and a Twitter feed to promote their flick, set to be released on December 7th by Sundog Pictures and Spray Filmes.

We’re trying to think of a better-executed promo campaign for a recent movie, but nothing comes to mind. Here’s the full trailer, featuring many other famous faces:

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Emmy Noms Feature a Few Real Surprises

With yesterday’s 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announcement came the usual frenzied follow-ups: TV critics’ listings of “snubs” and “shockers,” most of which weren’t.

But there were a few eyebrow-raising selections among nominations submitted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ 15,000+ eligible voters. Maybe not full-out shockers, exactly, but picks that were most definitely surprising. Whether or not they’re any good isn’t the only thing that matters. How they became 2011 Emmy Award contenders has as much to do with pre-nomination campaigns.

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