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This undated photo provided by Paramount Home Entertainment shows Owen Wilson, left, and Ben Stiller during a scene from Zoolander.   (AP Photo/Paramount Home Entertainment)   **NO SALES**
This undated photo provided by Paramount Home Entertainment shows Owen Wilson, left, and Ben Stiller during a scene from "Zoolander." (AP Photo/Paramount Home...
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In this Aug. 1, 2007 file photo, Jeri Wright, president-elect of the Chicago chapter of Rev. Al Sharpton's New York based civil rights organization, the National Action Network, speaks during a press conference in Chicago. In the past three years, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois James Lewis's office, has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify prison time for more than a dozen people, But the latest case invited biting, race-based criticism for Lewis by a potential witness who noted that 13 of the 14 people the unit has indicted since 2011 are black. Jeri Wright, was Convicted by jury of money laundering and false statements to authorities. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
In this Aug. 1, 2007 file photo, Jeri Wright, president-elect of the Chicago chapter of Rev. Al Sharpton's New York based civil rights organization, the National...
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In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo, Madonna visits Malawian President Peter Mutharika at State House in Lillongwe  Malawi. In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014,  on iTunes and various streaming services.  The songs were released because several in-progress demos were leaked earlier this week, according to Madonna publicist Liz Rosenberg.  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo, Madonna visits Malawian President Peter Mutharika at State House in Lillongwe Malawi. In a surprise preview of her new album,...
File - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows anti-whaling activist Paul Watson, center, founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he listens during a contempt of court hearing in federal court in Seattle. Radical environmentalists have been found in contempt of court for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ordered a lower court to determine how much Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society owe Japanese whalers. (AP Photo/Karen Ducey, Pool, file)
File - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows anti-whaling activist Paul Watson, center, founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he listens...
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This Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 booking photo released by the Redondo Beach Police Department shows Margo Bronstein, 56, a resident of Redondo Beach that has been...
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaks with reporters about legislation to extend tax breaks as he heads to the chamber for a vote, in this May 14, 2014 file photo, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, and the president signed into law Friday Dec. 19, 2014, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season. Congress extends these tax breaks every year or two, usually at the last minute, drawing complaints from business leaders tired of the uncertainty. (AP Photo/File)
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaks with reporters about legislation to extend tax breaks as he heads to the chamber for a vote, in...
In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, banners of blockbuster films as "Men In Black," "Batman" and "Annie" are displayed at the entrance of Sony Pictures...
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