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BP Oil Spill Makes Good PR for Hollywood's Costner and Cameron, Bad for BP's Hayward, Obama

The BP Gulf oil spill is playing better for Hollywood players James Cameron and Kevin Costner, who seem to be genuinely helpful, than hapless BP oil exec Tony Hayward or President Obama, who lacks the gravitas to act like the Daddy-in-charge. (Some pundits say that Obama is a better communicator than he is an actor--which is not always a good thing.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 19, 2010 9:38 AM
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Norton's Obama Doc Skips Fest Route

Producer Edward Norton considered taking the fall fest route with his By the People: The Election of Barack Obama doc, which has been filming since 2006. But Amy Rice and Alicia Sams' much-anticipated film about Obama's presidential run will quietly bypass the Venice and Toronto fests this year in favor of a short August Oscar-qualifying run in LA and NY and a splashy HBO event launch in September. Norton is repped by the new WME combine run by Ari Emanuel, brother of Obama's chief-of-staff, Ram Emamuel. This should be a big must-see.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 23, 2009 2:16 AM
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Moore 's Global Meltdown Doc Gets Release Date

At last year's Cannes, Paramount Vantage and Overture Films made the announcement that they were backing Michael Moore's follow-up to 2007's Sicko. (Here's my video interview.) Overture execs Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett had worked with Moore when they released Bowling for Columbine at MGM/United Artists. (They're sharing a nice slice of the gross with Moore.) While the doc's still untitled, it now has a release date, October 2, and comes out twenty years after Roger and Me, another doc recounting the perils of capitalism run amuck. The opening will be a year and a day after the Wall Street $700 billion bailout. According to a press release, Moore's film:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 21, 2009 9:20 AM
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Happy Inauguration Day: Moore's Latest Missive

Just Hours Away ...a note from Michael Moore
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 21, 2009 2:41 AM
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W Poised to Hit Zeitgeist, But Will It?

Lionsgate threw a party at the Landmark in Westwood Monday night for Oliver Stone's W, which was basically an intimate L.A. premiere for Stone and his cast; the movie will also premiere in New York and the Austin Film Fest. Josh Brolin soaked up the applause, flanked by his father and uncle; everyone agreed that he did a helluva job as George W. Bush, from Yale frat-party boy to reformed drunk and born-again Christian and one of the worst presidents in United States history. James Cromwell also scored big as Bush, Sr. in the father-son drama. Cast members Richard Dreyfuss, Scott Glenn, Ioan Gruffudd, and Noah Wyle were also on hand, along with producers Bill Block and Moritz Borman.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 7, 2008 12:31 PM
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Latenight TV Goes After Palin

John McCain's chosen running mate Sarah Palin (here in her Alaska office) is giving the media plenty to play with. Defamer compares her to 30 Rock's Liz Lemon. And the late-night talk show hosts are going wild. Wait until they get their hands on some of the hot photos going around the Internet (most of which are fake). Meanwhile, I will be tuning in.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 3, 2008 6:28 AM
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