The Washington Post (2): “Bradley Cooper of THE HANGOVER plays leading man in LIMITLESS” AND “Bradley Cooper gets weepy on Monday episode of INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO”

“He’s going to continue to rise. He’s an amazing actor,” says James Lipton, dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, where Bradley Cooper earned his MFA. Lipton also happens to be host of Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio,” which will feature Cooper in an emotional appearance Monday – the alumnus gets verklempt several times within the first 15 minutes alone – that marks the first time a graduate has become a guest on the show.

“He has already risen to the top fraction of a percent of American actors, and I don’t think there’s any way, short of turning into Charlie Sheen and self-destructing, that he will not continue to progress,” Lipton says.

It has taken Bradley Cooper, a 2000 graduate of The Actors Studio Drama School’s MFA program, almost a decade to finally star as an overnight success.

Following years of playing supporting roles in TV shows like “Alias” and movies like “Wedding Crashers,” Cooper’s moment has arrived.  After his box-office success in “The Hangover,” Hollywood doors opened wide … including those which led to the psychological thriller, “Limitless.”   The flood of publicity about the movie opening Friday, March 18 includes two articles  in The Washington Post by Jen Charney appearing two days apart – Saturday, March 12 and Monday, March 14.

Washington Post: “U.S. reversal on gay unions won’t affect same-sex spouses for now”

Washington Post online called the Law School’s professor Darren Rosenblum (left) “an expert on gay and lesbian rights” when quoting his assessment that the Obama administration’s skepticism about the Defense of Marriage Act will require “at least a couple of years” of litigation before charges can affect gay couples.

Washington Post online called the Law School’s professor Darren Rosenblum “an expert on gay and lesbian rights” when quoting his assessment that the Obama administration’s skepticism about the Defense of Marriage Act will require “at least a couple of years” of litigation before charges can affect gay couples.

The Justice Department on Wednesday said it would no longer go to court to oppose challenges to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman and denies marriage-based federal benefits to same-sex married couples. The administration said it no longer considers the law constitutional.

The decision drew outrage from Republicans and applause from gay rights activists, who have won a series of political victories. But underlying the euphoria was a recognition that nothing had changed for same-sex married couples who say the law discriminates against them, and that the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to have the last word.

“There’s going to be at least a couple of years of litigation over this, and sooner or later the Supreme Court is going to have to weigh in,” said Darren Rosenblum, a professor at Pace Law School in New York and an expert on gay and lesbian rights.

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