Celebrity Report: Sean Penn and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez are buds, it would seem. They share, at the very least, a common lack of support for the war in Iraq and, I would guess, a common hatred for America, as well.
Chavez said Penn traveled to Venezuela this week wanting to learn more about the situation in the country and walked around some of Caracas' poor barrios on his own.
"Welcome to Venezuela, Mr. Penn. What drives him is consciousness, the search for new paths," Chavez said Wednesday in a televised speech. "He's one of the greatest opponents of the Iraq invasion."