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It's been a busy week for Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger's HBO production. For a while it didn't have a name, but now we know it's titled "Vinyl" and the first brief teaser is here. The premise alone has us hooked. Read More: Martin Scorsese's Bill Clinton Documentary Stalled, 'Silence' Pushed To 2016 Release Set in the swirling world of the '70s music scene, the show will revolve around fictional label American Century Records, and the bustling punk and disco scenes of the era. The label will be headed by Bobby Cannavale, with Ray Romano as his best bud, Olivia Wilde as his wife, with James Jagger as punk rocker Kip Stevens. P.J. Byrne, Joe Caniano, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Max Casella, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, and Paul Ben-Victor round out the cast. Terence Winter ("Boardwalk Empire") wrote the pilot which Scorsese directed. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
National Geographic Channel’s “StarTalk Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson” will return in October, the network announced Wednesday at TCA, with former president Bill Clinton tapped as the opening-night guest.
“StarTalk” premieres at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.
- Rick Kissell
Former President Bill Clinton will be the first guest on the second season premiere of National Geographic Channel’s “StarTalk Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson,” which will return in October, the network announced Wednesday. “I couldn’t think of a more appropriate guest to kick off our second season,” Tyson said in a statment. “President Bill Clinton is a public figure whose impact and influence spans politics, pop culture and science — with an occasional dose of humor. That’s exactly the mission statement of ‘StarTalk,’ and I look forward to sharing our conversation with viewers.” Susan Sarandon, David Byrne, Larry Wilmore, »
- Linda Ge
In the mid-Sixties, gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson spent about a year with the world's most notorious biker gang to write the book Hell's Angels, which came out in 1967. He spoke with radio broadcaster Studs Terkel that year for an interview that PBS has now animated whimsically for its Blank on Blank series.
"The Angels claim that they don't look for trouble," Thompson said in the interview. "They just try to live peaceful lives and be left alone, but on the other hand they go out and put themselves into »
I sat down with Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton for Venice Magazine in October of 2001. He had a slate of very diverse projects he was promoting: his first solo music album, "Private Radio," as well as the films "Monster's Ball," "Bandits," and "The Man Who Wasn't There." My strongest memory is of Thornton's quiet intensity and an undercurrent of Southern affability, which came out once he decided you were okay. He seemed to feel that way about me after I shared with him my idolatry of legendary filmmaker Fred Zinnemann, something we shared. I also remember his unusual diet, when our lunch was served. Thornton got the biggest plate of sliced papaya I've seen to date, artfully presented. I got a seafood salad. He looked at my plate, smiled, and told me about the horrible shellfish allergy he'd been saddled with all his life, and how »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
In a recent interview with Time magazine, former President Bill Clinton recalls a time when current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thought she'd never be a politician. While the future secretary of state didn't believe she was fit for the political world, Bill did. In fact, he felt Hillary was so fit for politics that she should move to a big city rather than marrying him. The former president told Time that he proposed to his future wife three times before she accepted. "[A]nd the first time I said, 'I want you to marry me but you shouldn't do it,'" he revealed to the mag, explaining that he felt she had so much potential that she should pursue a political career in a city like »
It was the summer of 1995. Bill Clinton was president, Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York, and Oj Simpson was on trial. That summer’s youth-oriented movies included Pixar's first movie Toy Story, the Disney musical Pocahontas — and Kids, in which wayward, stoned teens fuck each other senseless and head-stomp random strangers.
It might be hard to remember just how notorious Larry Clark's indie-skater odysey was. The movie grossed a modest $7 million at the box office that summer — a wild success when you account for the fact that it »
The 90s saw Joe Eszterhas become the world's most famous screenwriter, selling scripts for up to $4m apiece. But what became of the films?
By the end of the 1990s, the screenwriting career of Joe Eszterhas was in sharp decline. His hyped Hollywood satire, Burn Hollywood Burn: An Alan Smithee Film had come, bombed and swept the Golden Raspberry Awards. Furthermore, projects that were previously live and kicking were being swept under the carpet.
But for a long while, Joe Eszterhas was that rarest of things: a genuine Hollywood writing superstar. And in a movie era where the writer seems to have, for the most part, fallen down the pecking order again, I thought it was worth digging through the many big money scripts that Joe Eszterhas sold in and around the 1990s, to see just what ultimately became of them. Some you'll have heard of, but I'd wager »
Madeleine Albright, the Us secretary of state who under Bill Clinton helped shape the country’s stance on the Balkans and Iraq, is to pass on her hard-earned wisdom to one of her successors – though an entirely fictional one.
She is to take a guest role as herself in CBS political drama Madam Secretary, starring Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, a secretary of state drafted in following the suspicious death of her predecessor. She then attempts to wrest control of global events at the same time as she wrangles her family life.
Beyond honored to have @Madeleine Albright on the #MadamSecretary set today! #MatchingPins pic.twitter.com/faUH1ZcPFr
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- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
I’m a huge Chris Tucker fan. Always have been.
From his scene-stealing performance in The Fifth Element, to Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam and 1995’s Friday opposite Ice Cube, starring in Money Talks with Charlie Sheen, through to his role in Silver Linings Playbook, Tucker is forever a pleasure to watch and is still one of the funniest comedians.
I was thrilled to read that the actor would be headlining his first full length stand-up comedy special titled “Chris Tucker Live” which had its premiere on Friday, July 10 on Netflix. It is one of the funniest stand-up shows to come along in years.
In the hilarious show, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops. From his pitch perfect impersonations of Michael Jackson and Bill Clinton, his take on first dates and marriage, visiting Oprah Winfrey’s house, to his singular on-stage physicality, »
- Michelle McCue
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will guest star as herself on an episode of the CBS drama “Madam Secretary,” the network announced Tuesday. In the episode, which will air this fall, Albright advises Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) on how to navigate a sticky situation with National Security Advisor Craig Sterling (guest star Julian Acosta) that is threatening to fracture her relationship with President Dalton (Keith Carradine). Albright is the first woman to become the U.S. Secretary of State. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on Dec. 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. »
- Joe Otterson
Just two months after stepping down as the host of CBS's Late Show, David Letterman reemerged on Friday night in a surprise appearance at a performance by friends Martin Short and Steve Martin in San Antonio. Letterman said he was perfectly satisfied with his decision to retire, "And then a couple of days ago, Donald Trump said he was running for president. I have made the biggest mistake of my life, ladies and gentlemen." He managed to get a few pent-up Trump jokes out of his system by delivering a Top 10 list titled "Interesting Facts About Donald Trump." If former late-night hosts can't stay off the stage when Trump launches a presidential bid that's almost guaranteed to fail, just imagine what they'll do if Bill Clinton actually becomes the First Gentleman. »
- Margaret Hartmann
Hosted by Iraqi-American humanitarian, activist and reporter Zainab Salbi, “Nida’a,” which means “the calling” in Arabic, will launch in October across the Middle East and North Africa on TLC, on Dubai-based paybox Osn, the region’s leading pay-tv player.
Salbi, who is the founder and former CEO of Washington-based Women for Women International, has lined up interviews with several notable international and Middle Eastern personalities, including Bill Clinton, fashion designer Donna Karan and Egyptian actress Yusra.
“Nida’a” is being touted as giving Arab women “a voice and platform in a way that has never been done before, as diverse topics such as women’s issues, current events, pop culture, entertainment, food and fashion are all covered in front of a studio audience, »
- Nick Vivarelli
Rush Limbaugh is condemning Bill Cosby as another “sexual disgrace” in light of the damning deposition released Monday, claiming that liberal media has portrayed him as a hero. In the newly-unsealed documents, the 77-year-old comedian admitted that he obtained Quaaludes to give to young women he intended to have sex with. On his radio program “The Rush Limbaugh Show” on Tuesday, Limbaugh drew comparisons between Cosby and a number of other controversial figures he believes got a free pass with the media. “Over here, Michael Sam. Over here, Caitlyn Jenner. Over here, Bill Cosby. Over here, Bill Clinton. Over here, »
- Kathy Zerbib
As Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton can tell you, Hollywood has long been a generous Atm for Democratic Presidential candidates and incumbents. However, today, a White House contender with actual Tinseltown experience formally announced his 2016 campaign – and we’re not talking about Donald Trump. “After many months of thought, deliberation and discussion, I have decided to seek the office of the Presidency of the United States,” said Jim Webb Thursday via… »
You can't sit with us! UK's The Guardian reports that former President Bill Clinton's infamous intern Monica Lewinsky was barred from sitting in the former Vice President Al Gore's luxury box during an advertising festival in Cannes. Invited to sit with other VIPs in the mayoral box at the Palais de Festivals during the Cannes Lions fest on Saturday, June 20, Lewinsky ended up moving to the main audience's general seating for the night's program without explanation. It is not clear if Lewinsky's seat was reassigned at [...] »
Monica Lewinsky's got a voice and she's not afraid to use it! The 41-year-old may always be known as the woman who had an affair with former president Bill Clinton -- but she's using her platform to speak out about public shaming and bullying, something she knows a lot about. Lewinsky was all business in a gingham dress and blue pumps as she gave a powerful keynote speech on Thursday at the Cannes Lions festival, where she received a standing ovation. Monica made a lot of the same points she made during her recent Ted talk in March, where she touched on being "patient zero" in the age of online shaming. This time around, she browe down the vicious cycle of cyberbullying in the media itself. How is the money made?" she reportedly said to the crowd. "Clicks. The more shame, the more clicks. The more clicks, the more advertising dollars. »
- tooFab Staff
Legends from the worlds of politics, music, television and film came together on Friday, June 19 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles to mourn the death and celebrate the life of late television producer Michael King. From President Bill Clinton to Sylvester Stallone to Don Henley, the stars came out in full force to pay tribute to a man who not only built a TV empire, but according to the evening's speakers, was a loving father, friend and philanthropist. King, whose company King World Productions spearheaded the syndication of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and created The Oprah
- Matthew Cole Weiss
Five episodes were provided for review prior to broadcast.
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and the politicians are as useless as you’d expect. In HBO’s broad yet biting geopolitical satire The Brink, a military coup in Pakistan sends Secretary of State Walter Larson (Tim Robbins) and the rest of the President’s war room into crisis mode, but even the prospect of nuclear armageddon isn’t enough to stop them from lobbing crude insults across the table like verbal hand-grenades.
A sturdy companion piece for the network’s Veep, which shares The Brink‘s jaundiced views of world politics, the series is essentially a lower-brow Dr. Strangelove tackling today’s thick-headed foreign policy in the Middle East. Absurdist with a feather-light touch, it features a cast of characters for whom doomsday is at the push of a button – and whose fingers are perpetually hovering over said button, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Bill Clinton sat down with Jon Stewart Wednesday night to discuss his thoughts on Donald Trump’s presidential bid, and he had surprising words. Bill Clinton On Donald Trump’s Presidential Bid The 2016 presidential race is ramping up, and Trump is the newest candidate to throw his hat in the ring. “So I know you have been a Hillary […]
- Shantel Whitaker
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