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“One Billion Rising” now online, open to all on V-Day

When the anti-violence organization V-Day announced plans to gather a billion people worldwide on Feb. 14 in a dancing demonstration to end violence against women and girls, some people said the goal was too ambitious.

Well, not only did they draw a billion dancers last year, they got it on film.

“One Billion Rising,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month and is now free to watch online, documents the global movement through the eyes of professional and amateur filmmakers in 207 countries.

V-Day founder Eve Ensler described it as both a celebration and call to action, as another anti-violence dance-in is planned for this Valentine’s Day on Friday. San Franciscans can participate in One Billion Rising at City Hall, Civic Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday February 14.

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Selena Gomez thanked her fans for their support through her two-week rehab stint with a selfie on Instagram, glass of wine in hand.

Hugh Jackman will host the Tony Awards this June, taking over from Neil Patrick Harris.

Jared Leto has shaved his beard, revealing his chiseled cheekbones in a recent Instagram pic.


Actress Christina Ricci is 34.

Actor Josh Brolin is 46.

Singer Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips is 46.

Actor-talk-show host Arsenio Hall is 58.

Director Franco Zeffirelli (“Romeo and Juliet”) is 91.FeaturesGossipOne Billion RisingSan FranciscoSundance Film Festival

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