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Maggie Gyllenhaal, John Cusack, Oliver Stone, and more tell NSA to 'Stop Watching Us' -- VIDEO


South Park made fun of it in its season premiere last month, but now the NSA has some less animated voices to deal with.

In a video released by the coalition group “Stop Watching Us,” Maggie Gyllenhaal, John Cusack, and Oliver Stone are among the actors, activists, and politicians addressing their right to privacy. The video was released in anticipation of a Washington, D.C., rally sponsored by the group on Saturday, the 12th anniversary of the Patriot Act being signed.

Founded in June 2013, “Stop Watching Us” is made up of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum coming together to demand the U.S. Congress investigate the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs.

Watch the video below:

John Cusack, Peter Gabriel, and a boombox reunite onstage -- VIDEO

It’s one of the most iconic moments on screen — especially for those of us who came to expect our own boyfriends to be as smitten and thoughtful as Say Anything‘s Lloyd Dobler. So to see John Cusack hand a boombox (alas, he doesn’t hold it above his head!) to Peter Gabriel during a concert in Los Angeles over the weekend, right before Gabriel dove into “In Your Eyes” — which millions of moviegoers now associate with director Cameron Crowe famous scene — was quite a treat.

Cusack hasn’t always been comfortable playing into that magical movie moment. In a 2009 MTV interview, Cusack refused to hold up a paper boombox, forcing 2012 co-star Amanda Peet to partake to diffuse the awkwardness.

Happily, Cusack seems to be coming around.  After his onstage appearance, Crowe (who was in the audience) tweeted, “Peter Gabriel and John Cusack on stage together at the Hollywood Bowl tonight. Won’t forget that… ever,”  and Cusack responded, “If I were u I would follow @CameronCrowe and occasionally suggest we work together again — was so happy to see him last night at gabriel.”

Check out video of the boombox hand off below: READ FULL STORY

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