Hollywood mourns loss of Chavez

Not surprising given that they were snookered by the cagey dictator. Chavez amassed a huge fortune by stealing from his countrymen. But all of that is forgiven because his heart was in the right place. Hollywood loves this kind of stuff because posturing is what they do best. And, of course, the fact that Chavez "spoke truth to power" by accusing the United States of doing everything except perhaps killing and eating little babies, this put him on the side of "justice" in the world. Hollywood Reporter: The controversial leader had a slew of Hollywood heavyweights supporting him throughout his reign, with the most vocal two being actor Sean Penn and filmmaker Oliver Stone. "Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion," says Penn in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of...(Read Full Post)