What began with an unexpected photograph became a full-fledged ethical debacle.

The pop culture sphere was consumed last week by the friendship between daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and former president George W. Bush.

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Ellen DeGeneres and the privilege of agreeing to disagree

Mark Ruffalo and the comfort of dissent

Reese Witherspoon and the art of slowly backing away

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Jameela Jamil and the humbling experience of getting it wrong

Everyone else and the safety net of keeping quiet