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In my job, I come across some interesting social campaigns. Here is one that I think most of you might find worthwhile spending two or three of your hard-earned mouse-clicks on.

Absolut (yes the vodka people) are running a global campaign that’s ‘challenging the status quo’ by presenting thought provoking visions of life in “An Absolut World”.

They showcase five 'visions', and whichever is voted for the most, they will make come true mid-2008.

My favourite vision is that “Celebrity culture should be about real achievement”. This might be the wrong forum to rant, but I think it’s about time we recognised those in our community who are trying to make a REAL difference. Anyone care to agree/disagree?

Who’s with me people? Vote here…. http://www.inanabsolutworld.com.au/

Looking forward to reading some of your thoughts on this one (and maybe a bit of lively discussion?)

Sammy G....

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These guys should take a tour of Mongolia and see the chronic alcoholism that's rampant in the towns there, not to mention Russia itself.

And yes, I'm also sick of most celebrities who think their poop don't stink.


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Oh damn…thought it was a thread about juicy rumps in the hey with celebs…lol

As did I....

So, in spite of the misleading thread title... I offer you this:

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 15-minute film of Marilyn Monroe engaging in oral sex with an unidentified man will be kept from public view by a New York businessman who has bought it for $1.5 million, the broker of the deal said on Monday.

Memorabilia collector Keya Morgan said he recently arranged the sale of the silent, black-and-white film from the son of a dead FBI informant who possessed it to a wealthy Manhattan businessman who wants to protect Monroe's privacy.

"The gentleman who bought it said out respect for Marilyn he's not going to make a joke of it and put it on the Internet and try to exploit her," said memorabilia collector Keya Morgan. "That's not his intention and I would never get my name involved if that were to happen."

Monroe is clothed and the man's head remains out of the frame for the entire 15 minutes of the film, said Morgan, who watched it.

Monroe was rumored to have had an affair with U.S. President John F. Kennedy, and Morgan said then FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, a Kennedy rival, went to great lengths to try to prove it was Kennedy in the film.

One of Monroe's ex-husbands, the late baseball great Joe DiMaggio, once tried to buy it from the collector for $25,000 but "he would not part with it," according to FBI files on Monroe that are available on the FBI Web site.

Morgan is a well-known collector who owns memorabilia from the estates of Monroe and DiMaggio and said he was friends with Monroe's other two husbands, Jim Dougherty and Arthur Miller.

He said he learned of the existence of the film while working on a documentary about Monroe, who died in August 1962 at age 36. A former FBI agent told him about it, and Morgan said he confirmed it by tracking down the son of the FBI informant, who had provided a copy to the FBI.

"I thought the FBI agent was embellishing it for my documentary. I never believed it once until I pulled up the FBI document (referring to the film)," Morgan said.

The late informant's son had the original while the copy remains classified in the FBI files, said Morgan, whose deal was first reported by the New York Post on Monday.

"The FBI agent that I interviewed said J. Edgar Hoover was completely obsessed. A team of nine individuals were analyzing the tape inside a lab. J. Edgar Hoover brought in a few prostitutes who allegedly had been with President Kennedy and they tried to ... see if that was really President Kennedy."

An FBI spokesmen declined to comment except to point out the Monroe files available online, which refer to the film but make no mention of Hoover's purported interest.


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I agree with you that credit should be given where it is due and not to someone 'playing the part'! That is fraud and theft and plagiarism and if it 'defrauds' or 'defames' the person they are claiming to be, then they really DON'T deserve ANY 'Credit' at all.

Have you ever read what the 'Holy Scriptures' say about the making of 'merchandise' with

'feigned words'? :unsure: Try reading Peter 2-2.

But the 'spectacle' is what a lot of people want and they don't care who gets hurt in the process, so it's called 'entertainment', B) which is fine as long as no-one is hurt or defrauded.

I also agree that people who do dangerous, poorly paid work for instance, should be the 'Hero' and NOT some cheap copy of a copy!!!! :computertrash:

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I'm really more fed up with the media circus surrounding celebrities than with the celebs themselves. I couldn't care less what Paris Hilton does in her spare time, so why do I have to hear about it day and night? And it bugs me that people get so caught up in this stuff - I can't believe that so many people actually pay good money for tabloids. It shows how much we really are the sheep of the media, and I wish we weren't. They can only sell that crap because people buy it, so if people actually woke the heck up and stopped wasting their money on this stuff, none of us would have to hear all this nonsense about the Spears-Lohan-Hilton set. Argh. I definitely appreciate a great performance from a REAL actor or musician, but I'm just not really interested in their personal lives, let alone the personal lives of a bunch of wannabes who are more "personalities" than performers. I really don't get the appeal.

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