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‘No Man’s Land’ Director David Byars & Producer Morgan Spurlock On Opening A Necessary Dialogue — Tribeca Studio

As an independent filmmaker tackling a complex and timely subject matter, you couldn’t ask for a more smooth process than David Byars experienced in making his feature directorial debut with the human, hot-button doc, No Man’s Land. “The financing was really easy. The best part is, [Byars] had such a great subject that once we started showing people the [film], we were able to raise all the financing we needed really fast,” producer Morgan Spurlock explains. Sitting down… Read

Business

Celebrities March For Science, On Terra Firma And Twitter

Update with Trump tweet President Donald Trump, while not mentioning today’s worldwide marches, tweeted an Earth Day message: “We stand committed to preserving the natural beauty of our nation.”  See the full tweet below. Previous Bill Nye the Science Guy, the current Doctor Who, a Star Trek original, the creator of Mystery Science Theater and other celebrities joined the March for Science on ground and in the internet ether today as thousands gathered in New York… Read

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Bill Maher Tells Donald Trump To Forget Mars, “Make Earth Great Again”

Update with video Bill Maher said forget (more or less) Mars. Using a more potent F word, Maher welcomed Earth Day by devoting his New Rules segment to a lambasting of billionaires, news media and Hollywood for presenting Mars as “the party planet right next door.” Earlier: “Everyone has to shut up about Mars and how cool it would be to live there,” Maher said, pointing to The Martian with Matt Damon, the space dreams of Elon Musk and Richard Branson, and President Donald… Read

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Political Pundits Discover They’re Actors In Donald Trump’s ‘Presidential Apprentice’ As 100 Days Nears

TV news political pundits finally are starting to figure out they are characters in The Presidential Apprentice and that Donald Trump was once, and is still, a reality TV star. Discussing the 100-Day milestone that Trump’s administration will hit next Saturday, political sages mulled his wild race to get health care and tax reform accomplished before the day arrives, all the while scoffing at the 100-day deadline. On Friday, Trump tweeted that the media will “kill” him no… Read

Film

‘Hoosiers’ Creators Call Technical Foul On Highflying Superfan Mike Pence

Vice President and former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence really, really loves Hoosiers, the 1986 underdog classic about the state’s 1954 high school basketball champs. He even had the poster in his old congressional office. But the film’s director and writer are wondering today if the Veep, his boss and the rest of Washington might be missing the point. According to White House pool reports, Pence brought along his own personal DVD copy of the film to screen for fellow… Read

Business

DOJ Puts 8 Sanctuary Cities On Notice, Blasts NYC As “Soft On Crime”; NYPD Official Responds

The Department of Justice has put a number sanctuary cities, including NYC, Chicago and Sacramento, “on notice” that they have until June 30 to comply with immigration laws or risk losing federal funding. In its news release today about the letters sent to sanctuary cities (read the one to Sacramento here), DOJ says, “Many of these jurisdictions are crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime.” It also says, “New York City continues to see gang… Read

International

Obama Honchos Re-Invited To House Intel Committee’s Public Hearing On Russia’s Election Rannygazoo

The House Intelligence Committee announced Friday it is re-scheduling its previously scrubbed public hearing at which members of Obama’s administration had been set to talk about Russia’s meddling in the presidential election. Expect TV news networks to be glued to that hearing for the duration; a date was not announced. Late last month, Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes abruptly canceled that public hearing, at which Obama administration's Director of National… Read

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Donald Trump Is A Shih Tzu, ‘The President Show’ Star Anthony Atamanuik Tells Stephen Colbert

Anthony Atamanuik, star of Comedy Central’s new late night The President Show debuting next week, explained to Stephen Colbert how he plays Donald Trump: “Trump pitches forward when he stands; he has no center of gravity,” Atamanuik said, explaining that’s why “he’s afraid of stairs and slopes – I don’t know if people know this.” Then he accentuates Trump’s mouth, and brings in the hand gestures. But jutting forward the chin, to create an underbite, is key, the Upright… Read

International

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Shooting That Killed Policeman

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Paris shooting that left a police officer dead today, several news organizations reported after hours of speculation. CNN reported on its website just after 2:30 PM PT that the sole shooter was “known to French security services for radical Islamist activities,” and that the immediate “danger is likely over.” The incident began just before 9 PM local time Thursday on the Champs-Élysées in central Paris, near the Arc de Triomphe… Read

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Sarah Palin: Culture Needed To Change At Fox News

The GOP’s 2008 Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin stopped by Jake Tapper’s CNN show Thursday to talking about inviting pals Kid Rock and Ted Nugent to have dinner with her and President Donald Trump at the White House. “President Trump called to invite, just to touch base, asked me to get to D.C. and we would be able to chat over dinner, and asked if I would invite a couple of friends,” she explained of the dinner. “So you asked Kid Rock and Ted Nugent?” Tapper… Read

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Alec Baldwin Reveals How He Gets Into Character As Donald Trump For ‘Saturday Night Live’

Alec Baldwin, visiting CBS’ Late Show, explained to Stephen Colbert how he gets into character as Donald Trump for Saturday Night Live. “When I saw your Donald Trump for the first time I went, ‘Oh, thank god, somebody cracked that nut’,” gushed Colbert, who had introduced Baldwin as the person he wished was POTUS in reality, and commended the actor on having “one of the great careers of all time.” Baldwin called "eerie" the number of people who come up to him on the… Read

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Bill Maher To Dems: Ignore Kale Eaters, Run Charismatic “Lyndon Johnson-y” “Bastard” Against Donald Trump In 2020

Rick Perry in charge of the nukes is President Donald Trump’s most troubling cabinet appointment, Bill Maher said in his State of the Union Interview, released this morning by ATTN: and HBO in promotion of Maher’s Real Time. Trump voters will come out of the ether when their jobs don’t come back and they lose their health care, HBO’s Real Time host told ATTN:’s Editor in Chief Matthew Segal in the far-reaching interview that looked at Donald Trump’s first nearly-100 days… Read