Vince Vaughn Risks Hollywood Blowback by Teaming with Glenn Beck

Actor Vince Vaughn’s next project is sure to make his Hollywood peers more than a little jumpy. In Hollywood, palling around with the likes of Roman Polanski and Fidel Castro won’t damage your brand. Agreeing to team with Glenn Beck on a purely pragmatic project, however, is a sin not easily forgiven.

The “Wedding Crashers” star is teaming up with Glenn Beck – yes, that Glenn Beck – to produce a reality show for the talker’s GBTV network.

The show is called “Pursuit of Truth,” and it pits 20 documentary filmmakers against one another, with the grand prize being the financing and distribution of their documentary film….

Vaughn and Peter Billingsley of Wild West Productions, along with Gary Auerbach of Go Go Luckey Entertainment, and Beck will be reviewing potential contestants, according to the show’s casting site. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2013.

This isn’t Vaughn’s first flirtation with the Right. He supported Ron Paul for president both in 2008 and last year. Pairing with Beck shows particular courage, though, given the Left’s outright animosity toward the popular talker.

Vaughn’s peers may not have known about the Paul endorsements, but this news will be impossible to ignore. Kudos to the “Swingers” star for not kowtowing to industry expectations. He easily could have kept his political allegiances to himself, or used his clout in a low-key fashion as with his Paul connection.


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