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Sean Penn couldn’t keep his mouth shut about El Chapo

Sean Penn turned the Beverly Hills Hotel’s famed Polo Lounge into a “war room” for strategizing how to handle his El Chapo controversy over Golden Globes weekend.

But while spies said he consulted with a team that included a former State Department staffer and a political consultant, the star perhaps neglected to consider half of Hollywood could hear everything they were saying.

“He was running around like Woodward and Bernstein at the Washington Post, strategizing as much as possible, even before the El Chapo story broke,” said an amused spy. “They were loudly talking about El Chapo. Everyone was thinking, ‘Is that his next project?’ Then, the story hit.”

But as Penn’s team met daily, “It was like Bad Journalism 101 — they’re meeting in the middle of the Polo Lounge and talking so loud. The place was packed for the Golden Globes. He was standing up while talking to them. Couldn’t they think of anyplace else to meet?”