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Ozzie Guillen, the manager of the Chicago White Sox, is none too pleased with Sean Penn and his support for Hugo Chavez. Yes, this is a real story.

The Oscar-winner's controversial and public defense of the Venezuelan president on Real Time With Bill Maher apparently struck a chord with Guillen.

A Venezuelan-American former baseball player who, like Penn, is never afraid to speak his mind, wasn't pleased, tweeting that Penn is "very crazy."

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He later challenged Penn, on Twitter, to move to the South American country "to see how long you last clown." But Ozzie didn't even stop there.

In an interview on In Depth With Graham Bensinger, Guillen said of the actor, "He is a loser...When you say our country is in good shape when it's not."

"Who are you to talk about Venezuela?"

A fair point. One Guillen suggested he make in person, inviting Penn to visit Venezuela with him: "I invite him to go to Venezuela with me, and I'll say, 'This is Venezuela, bro. Here it is, this Venezuela, not the one they show you.'"

Your move, Sean.

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Has Sean Penn already moved on from his split from Scarlett Johansson?

Reports say the actor was seen having dinner with Franklin & Bash actress Garcelle Beauvais the other night at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles.

When asked, Penn's rep did not comment on the possible new pair, while Beauvais' representative would not comment on the actress' private life.

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Sean Penn and Garcelle Beauvais: New couple alert?

Romantic connection or not, the two do have one interesting thing in common.

Beauvais was born in Haiti and lost an aunt in the 2009 earthquake. The actress did a short film on the tragedy called Eyes to See which helped in raising money for Haiti and her family has been very active in the relief effort.

Penn's humanitarian work in Haiti has been widely documented and lauded.

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The rebound is over. Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn are no longer dating, sources report. The couple had been together for several months.

Speculation about the pair began after Johansson did not attend the Cannes Film Festival with Penn, who was promoting his movie The Tree of Life.

Scarlett, who also just split with husband Ryan Reynolds, has been working on The Avengers in New Mexico, reprising her Iron Man 2 role.

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It was an unexpected coupling from the get-go.

Johansson, 26, and Penn, 50, made headlines when they took a whirlwind trip to Cabo San Lucas after being spotted getting flirty in Los Angeles.

The pair attended a White House Correspondents' Dinner party in Washington D.C. in April and had been spotted in a series of outings in L.A.

It probably wasn't meant to last, though. We wish them both the best.

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Just three months into their surprising romance, is Scarlett Johansson already moving into the Malibu home of actor beau Sean Penn? Us says yes.

Relocating from temporary digs at a West Hollywood hotel, the recently separated 26-year-old "has essentially moved in over the last few weeks."

Scarlett and Sean Penn, 50, now share the same roof after months of furtive sightings in Hollywood, Mexico and beyond. Sources say it's serious ...

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The pair "just stay home" whenever they can, says a source.

That means eating in and hanging with Penn's kids with ex-wife Robin Wright, who aren't much younger than she: daughter Dylan, 20, and son Hopper, 17.

While it was surprising enough that Johansson rebounded from her December split from Ryan Reynolds with Penn, no one expected it to move this fast.

That being said, whatever makes the new couple happy. Maybe she needed a more mature guy and a dramatic change in her life? Is that so wrong?

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Are Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn not only dating, but getting serious? According to reports, yes, after a short-but-romantic vacation getaway to Mexico.

"She thinks Sean is amazing," says a friend of ScarJo's to PopEater.

"Sure, he's an incredible actor, but there's depth. He's an amazing human being who cares about politics and the world. If she didn't have to return to work she would still be with him. She doesn't care about the age difference."

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In fact, sources say Penn's age and maturity is what appeals to her.

Sources say after being married to someone "as childish as Ryan," it's nice to be with someone mature. Wow, that's quite a diss of Ryan Reynolds.

The pair were first spotted together four weeks ago at a party in L.A. celebrating Black Swan, and later seen eating together in public pre-vacation.

Both camps are mum on the budding courtship, but there are fresh reports that they planning might be a trip to Haiti together later this spring.

Penn's passion for humanitarian causes is another selling point.

"He's exactly the kind of guy she wants," the friend says. "They talk every day and can't wait until she has a break so she can run away with him."

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See, people, helping those less fortunate does pay off...

Sources confirm to Us Weekly that jaw-dropping beauty Scarlett Johansson is dating legendary actor Sean Penn, with the initial spark between the pair going off due to the latter's humanitarian efforts in Haiti.

"Scarlett first reached out to Sean when she was planning to visit Haiti with Oxfam," says a source. "She knew Sean was living there in a tent and turned to him for advice."

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Describing the actress as "smitten" with the Oscar winner, this insider says the pair - who are 24 years apart in age - first hooked up last month when Johansson was staying at the Chateau Marmont and filming We Bought a Zoo.

Both stars split from their spouses over the last year. Penn called it quits with Robin Wright in August, while Scarlett and Ryan Reynolds divorced in December.

UPDATE: Says the actress' rep: "Scarlett and Sean are not dating - they have been friends for years. Nothing more, nothing less. They have been talking over the last few months regarding Haiti Relief and Scarlett's upcoming trip to Haiti as Oxfam's Global Ambassador."

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Wyclef Jean saw his hopes to be President of Haiti dashed last month, when officials ruled the artist ineligible for the position.

You'd think the singer would, therefore, concentrate his efforts on other ways in which he could help his native country. Instead, he's chosen to focus on a petty feud with Sean Penn.

At a concert in New York City on Friday, Wyclef remixed his 2004 single "President," as seen below, and included these lyrics: I got a message for Sean Penn/ Maybe he ain’t see me in Haiti because he was too busy sniffing cocaine.

The immature insult is a response to Penn's reasonable questioning of just how involved Jean has actually been in Haiti's recovery process from this year's fatal earthquake.

In a statement issued through his rep, the Oscar winner replied:

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Earlier today, Wyclef Jean officially kicked off his campaign to be the next President of Haiti.

But the singer already faces opposition from an Oscar winner and well-known activist in the region: Sean Penn.

Asked by Larry King for his take on Jean's political ambitions, Penn cited allegations that Wyclef mishandled $400,000 in earthquake-relief donations and said the artist has been absent from his native country.

"This is somebody who's going to receive an enormous amount of support from the United States, and I have to say I'm very suspicious of it," said Penn, who runs a 55,000-person tent camp via his J/P Haitian Relief Organization, adding:

"I'm not accusing Wyclef Jean of being an opportunist; I don't know the man. One of the reasons I don't know very much about Wyclef Jean is that I haven't seen or heard anything of him in these last six months that I've been in Haiti."

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Wyclef didn't respond by claiming he's been active in the nation itself, but instead says he's perfect for the position because he understands "the psychology of the Haitian people."

"What I want Sean Penn to know is, if I was not in Haiti after [former president] Jean-Bertrand Aristide left, if I did not create [my charity] Yéle Haiti to start stopping the violence, even him coming to Haiti would not have been possible today," replied the Grammy-winning musician.

Hopefully, these two will sit down at some point and hash out their points of view.

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Sean Penn can relate to Angelina Jolie.

Both are A-list celebrities and Oscar winners. Both have also gotten deeply involved in humanitarian causes, and yet somehow face criticism for doing so.

In January, the actor brought 11 doctors to Haiti, helping to establish a private relief organization for the earthquake-ravaged nation.

But many cynics out there have argued that Penn ought to avoid such endeavors because they think he's doing it solely for positive PR. Moreover, they find it hypocritical for a star to complain about an injustice... and then return to his mansion.

To these critics, in an interview with CBS News’ Sunday Morning, Penn said:

"I haven't had an awful lot of time to pay attention to them. You know, do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah. You know, but I'm not going to spend a lot of energy on it."

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We love the response.

Why? We wrote a similar defense of Jolie last month, but look: even if you wish to believe that these stars take part in charitable causes simply because it makes them look good (and you have zero evidence to back this up; it's solely a decision to be cynical)... who cares?!?

They still are donating their time and their money. The homeless in Haiti are still better off for their efforts. Aren't these results the most important thing?

In an age in which Snooki and Kim Kardashian are worshiped just because they have big breasts and appear on TV, it's nice to see Penn, Jolie and others actually do something positive with their celebrity. They don't just spout talking points and hollow cliches (hi, Sarah Palin). They take action.

If you choose to attach a hidden agenda to these actions, we don't hope you die from cancer. But we do pity you.

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Less than a month after Robin Wright filed for divorce from Sean Penn, the actor was spotted numerous times with model Jessica White in New York City.

On The Tyra Show Wednesday, White, a former guest judge on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model Cycle 13, was grilled about dating the movie star.

"Can I say that? Is that OK, is that too much?" Banks asked.

"No, it's not too much," White said.

When Banks showed photos of Penn and White, who was dating Terrell Owens earlier in the summer, holding hands in September, White played it cool.

"I hold hands with my friends," said the model, trying to keep it coy, but to which Banks excitedly replied, "Ooooh, she's dating Sean Penn!"

"No, I didn't say that," White says. "[We] used to, past tense."

Despite cooling things off, White still thinks fondly of the actor.

Says the model, "He is a very sweet guy."

That clears up this piece of breaking news that we're sure had you on the edge of your seat. You may now return to discussing other issues of the day, such as Robsten's undying love, Kourtney Kardashian's pregnancy or the Newsweek Palin cover.

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