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CLINT EASTWOOD BEING TRASHED FOR KOOKY SPEECH

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clint Eastwood is still a trending topic on Twitter the day after his kooky speech at the Republican National Convention. Star Jones tweets that Eastwood turned into "somebody's drunk uncle Harry." Roger Ebert tweets that his "hero" Eastwood was "sad and pathetic." Howard Kurtz of CNN says it was the "weirdest convention moment" he'd ever seen. Eastwood stood next to an empty chair and had a long-winded conversation with an imaginary President Obama. At one point he told the crowd that "when somebody doesn't do the job," you gotta let 'em go" and he drew a finger across his throat. Patton Oswalt jokes that to "restore balance to the universe, Obama must have Tommy Chong on stage at the DNC talking to a steak." Asked for the president's reaction, his campaign spokesman said he was "referring all questions on this to Salvador Dali." Meanwhile, a Twitter page created minutes after Eastwood's speech (@InvisibleObama) now has more than 50,000 followers.

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Jon Belmont, AP correspondent

People are still talking about how Clint Eastwood went on and on without making some of his points before Mitt Romney addressed the Republican National Convention. AP correspondent Jon Belmont reports.

00:20 "bad as Biden (cheering fades)"

Clint Eastwood, actor-director

Clint Eastwood, pretending to have a discussion with President Barack Obama, suggests the president has said something insulting. ((note nature; length of cut))

00:08 "let 'em go (cheers fade)"

Clint Eastwood, actor-director

Clint Eastwood says President Barack Obama has failed to improve the economy and get people back to work.

EASTWOOD DOES HAVE SOME SUPPORTERS AFTER SPEECH

UNDATED (AP) — Not everyone's trashing Clint Eastwood for his rambling speech at the Republican National convention. Blake Shelton tweets, "I. Love. Clint Eastwood." And Charlie Daniels tweets that Eastwood made his day. Ann Romney told "CBS This Morning" that she appreciates Eastwood's support. She says "he's a unique guy and he did a unique thing."

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Ann Romney says she didn't know what to expect when Clint Eastwood came on stage at the convention. COURTESY: "CBS This Morning" ((mandatory on-air credit))

00:09 "night for us"

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Ann Romney says she appreciates Clint Eastwood's support for her husband's presidential campaign. COURTESY: "CBS This Morning" ((mandatory on-air credit))

JESSICA SANCHEZ, OTHERS TO PERFORM AT DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Jessica Sanchez is one of more than a dozen stars who'll perform during the Democratic National Convention next month. Amber Riley of "Glee" will sing the national anthem on the first day, this Tuesday. On the final day, on Thursday, the entertainment will include Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige and James Taylor. Marc Anthony will sing the national anthem.

NEW RULES MEAN MORE OSCAR NOMINEES FOR BEST SONG

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New rules will mean more Oscar nominees for best song. There were only two nominees at the most recent Oscars. The new rules ensure that five songs will be nominated. Voters will be asked to rank their favorites in order. The five songs that get the highest number of votes will be nominated.

''OOGIELOVES" COULD BREAK RECORD FOR WORST OPENING WEEKEND

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Oggieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure" is off to such a slow start, it could break the record for the worst opening weekend ever by a film playing on more than 2,000 screens. Variety says it made just over $100,000 on its first day Wednesday. That works out to an average take of $47 per theater. Variety says the movie cost $20 million to make and $40 million to market. The record for the worst opening weekend is held by an animated film called "Delgo," which grossed about $500,000 in 2008.

''THE POSSESSION"

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Natasha Calis has a weird idea of what's fun. Calis says she enjoyed having "buckets on buckets of moths" dumped on her in the movie "Possession." She says it was dark and she wasn't really sure what was crawling on her. After she finished she says she "brushed off all the poo" and went on to the next scene. Calis says the experience taught her how to "keep cool on the outside," even though she was "freaking out on the inside." ''Possession" opened today.

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Natasha Calis says it was fun playing a girl who's possessed.

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Natasha Calis says being covered in moths taught her how to hide her emotions. ((note nature of cut))

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Natasha Calis

Natasha Calis says she saw "The Exorcist" as a young girl.

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Natasha Calis

Natasha Calis says being possessed gave her character a big appetite.

''FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL" - LAUREN ANNE MILLER

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lauren Anne Miller likes the trend in movies that show women being just as raunchy as men. It helped the pave the way for her movie, "For a Good Time, Call," which is loosely based on her college roommate's experience as a phone sex operator. Miller says she and her friends talk dirty to each other all the time. This is Miller's first time co-writing and starring in a movie. She says her husband Seth Rogen gave her a lot of emotional support as she was making it. For a Good Time, Call opened today.

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Lauren Anne Miller says people who go to her movie expecting it to be a sexy story about phone sex will be disappointed. ((note nature))

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Lauren Anne Miller

Lauren Anne Miller says the actors had some leeway when filming the phone sex scenes. ((note nature))

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Lauren Anne Miller

Lauren Anne Miller says women can talk just as dirty to each other as men do and she's glad movies are reflecting that these days. ((note nature of cut))

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Lauren Anne Miller

Lauren Anne Miller says her husband Seth Rogen gave her support while she was making the first movie she co-wrote and starred in.

PAUL MICHAEL GLASER FIGHTING DRUG CHARGE

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Paul Michael Glaser is fighting the drug charge filed against him. The New York Daily News says Glaser's attorney entered a not guilty plea. Glaser is charged with possessing pot and a pipe. Glaser says it's medical marijuana and he has a prescription.

ROBIN ROBERTS' MOTHER DIES

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a good thing Robin Roberts left "Good Morning, America" a day early to visit her ailing mother. Lucimarian Roberts died shortly after her daughter arrived in Gulport, Mississippi. She was 88. Roberts and her sister Sally-Ann had to make their way through flooded and blocked roads to be with their mom. Roberts will be admitted to a hospital next week to prepare for a bone marrow transplant. She has a blood and bone marrow disease. Her sister is donating the bone marrow.

by Michael Weinfeld

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