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A statement incorrectly attributed to actor Morgan Freeman about the Connecticut school shooting is making rounds on the internet and on Facebook. The statement was not made by the actor, according to his spokesperson.
Several sites, including Examiner, published the statement and attributed it to Freeman following the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The statement criticizes the media on how it reports on mass shootings and encourages people to donate to mental health research.
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Morgan Freeman has donated $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a Democratic "Super PAC," to help support President Barack Obama's re-election campaign weeks after spurring online debates over remarks made about the U.S. leader's heritage and the Republican party.
The 75-year-old Oscar-winning actor said in a statement that the U.S. leader was doing "a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances."
Morgan Freeman will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 69th annual Golden Globes next year for his work in cinema, according to a statement by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which runs this awards show, obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.
The actor, who has won an Academy Awards for "Million Dollar Baby" in 2005 and earned a Kennedy Center Honor 2008, was announced as the recipient by Amy Adams and director Pedro Almodóvar at a press conference on Wednesday, November 9.