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Spotlight: Al Gore's Charity Work

Al Gore was born in Washington DC in 1948, the son of a Us Representative and Senator. His early life was divided between life in the political capital of the United States and the family farm in Tennessee. In the 1970s, he served as a military journalist in Vietnam. 1993 saw Gore become the 45th Vice President of the United States, a position he held under President Bill Clinton until 2001. He narrowly missed out being voted into the Presidency himself in 2000.

Gore founded the Alliance For Climate Protection – which he describes as “a bipartisan non-profit organization that is devoted to changing public opinion in the Us and around the world about the urgency of solving the climate crisis” – and is the driving force behind Live Earth.

He is the author of An Inconvenient Truth, a best-selling book on the threat of and solutions to global warming, and the subject of the movie of the same title,
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Cynthia Nixon: Emmy, Tony and Grammy champ doesn’t have Oscar yet, but may win NY governor’s race in the meantime

Cynthia Nixon: Emmy, Tony and Grammy champ doesn’t have Oscar yet, but may win NY governor’s race in the meantime
Cynthia Nixon is used to winning votes. The actress has won Emmys, Tonys and a Grammy in her career. All she needs is an Oscar to complete her Egot grand slam of show business awards, but for now she has her sights set on another prize: the New York State governor’s mansion. If she wins that this fall and then eventually claims Oscar, what should we call that — the Gegot? Watch Nixon’s official announcement above.

Nixon will first be running in the Democratic primary against the incumbent Andrew Cuomo, who has been the governor of New York since 2011. “Our leaders are letting us down,” says Nixon in her announcement. “We are now the most unequal state in the entire country with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty … Something has to change … We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us.
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Barbra Streisand Talks #MeToo at PaleyFest La: ‘We’re in a Strange Time’

Barbra Streisand Talks #MeToo at PaleyFest La: ‘We’re in a Strange Time’
A night devoted to celebrating the TV legacy of Barbra Streisand was not without her reflections on the #MeToo movement.

Kicking off the opening night of the annual PaleyFest at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on Friday, Streisand commented on how the fight for gender equality is currently at a fever pitch.

“We’re in a strange time now in terms of men and women and the pendulum swinging this way and that way but it’s going to have to come to the center,” she told Ryan Murphy, the veteran TV producer who conducted the Q&A with Streisand at PaleyFest.
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Weinstein Co. Is Just the Latest of Ron Burkle’s Hollywood Follies

Last October, Ron Burkle was in Brazil for the wedding of his friend Guy Oseary, with whom he co-founded Ashton Kutcher’s tech fund. It was a star-studded affair, with Oseary’s management clients Madonna and U2 in attendance. Burkle was seated at a table with a group of women when the conversation turned to Amazon Studios.

Roy Price had been forced to resign the week before under a cloud of sexual misconduct allegations, and the company had let it be known that it was looking for a female replacement. Some at the table saw it as a sign of real progress, but others noted that the new studio head would still be reporting to senior executives and the Amazon board — most of whom were men. That gave Burkle an idea.

What if, he thought, a company was actually run by women? That germ of an idea prompted him to
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Critic's Notebook: Some Advice for Barack Obama on That Netflix Deal

When The New York Times first revealed that former President Barack Obama was in negotiations for his own series of specials on Netflix, three things came immediately to mind.

1. That Al Gore went this route first, after creating the internet — and with his wish to put forth smart ideas that particularly young people could run with by essentially making their own stories via his Current TV, he was hoping to light a fuse that would burn through the metaphorical hanging chads of the future and give rise to a progressive movement. Yeah, but it never really turned out...
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‘Rbg’ trailer: Documentary shows how Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘changed the world for American women’ [Watch]

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a popular progressive icon, inspiring a Kate McKinnon impression on “Saturday Night Live” as well as the admiring nickname “Notorious Rbg.” Now she’s the subject of the new biographical documentary “Rbg,” which opens on May 4. Magnolia Pictures has released a new trailer for the documentary just in time for National Women’s Day on March 8. Watch it above.

“I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks,” says Ginsburg at the opening of the trailer. She’s quoting 19th century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Moore Grimke, which highlights the influence of feminism on Ginsburg’s life and consequently her own influence on American life as a lawyer and a judge. The film explores her life and career, how she “became a lawyer when women were not wanted by
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Barbra Streisand on Donald Trump, Al Franken and Why She Thinks Hillary Clinton Won the Election

Barbra Streisand on Donald Trump, Al Franken and Why She Thinks Hillary Clinton Won the Election
When you talk to Barbra Streisand about politics, she doesn’t hold back. “I really believe she won the election,” Streisand says about Hillary Clinton. “I’ve talked to senators from Michigan and Wisconsin. I do believe, like I believed during Bush, they were playing with those voter machines. And [Al Gore] lost by 537 votes. Bush looks quite good compared to Trump. At least he’s not mean spirited. He’s not a guy who is retaliating for what Obama did at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.”

Streisand sat down with Variety for a two-hour conversation at her home in Malibu for this week’s cover story. In addition to talking about Hollywood’s boys club, and how it impacted her career as a director and producer, Streisand also shared her thoughts on Trump’s presidency. Here’s what she had to say about why Al Franken should have never resigned and if Clinton should run again
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Hillary Clinton, Cardi B and More Participate in Fire and Fury Spoken Word Auditions at the 2018 Grammys

Hillary Clinton, Cardi B and More Participate in Fire and Fury Spoken Word Auditions at the 2018 Grammys
Attention Grammy voters: The Best Spoken Word Album category just got a bit more competitive for 2019. During tonight's 2018 Grammy Awards, James Corden wanted to point out non singers who have picked up trophies in year's past. As it turns out, the Best Spoken Word Album has been won by Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama and other familiar politicians. "We know that our current president loves winning the award and the good news for him is he may just be the subject of next year's winner," James joked when bringing up the highly publicized Fire and Fury book written by Michael Wolff. "The question I've got is, who will be the narrator?" In a pre-taped segment,...
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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Al Gore ('An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power')

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Al Gore ('An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power')
"I'm grateful to have found other ways to serve," says Al Gore, the politician turned climate-change crusader, as we sit down at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. Gore, who was the 45th vice president of the United States and, many would argue, its duly elected 43rd president, was in town to try to call renewed attention to An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk's documentary about his tireless efforts to raise the alarm about climate change during the past 11 years since...
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Al Gore Hits Oscar Trail as Paramount Unveils 'Inconvenient Sequel' Spot (Exclusive)

On Friday morning, just as Oscar nomination voting got underway, Paramount Pictures unveiled a new spot it has created promoting its Oscar-shortlisted documentary feature An Inconvenient Sequel, in which former vice president Al Gore continues his crusade to inform the public about climate change.

The studio hopes that the film, which was co-directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, will follow in the footsteps of 2006's An Inconvenient Truth, which won the best documentary feature and best original song Oscars 11 years ago. And they appear to have calculated — probably wisely — that the strongest argument for the film is...
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The 'Honorable’ Omarosa Manigault: All the Drama from Her Extended 15 Minutes of Fame in the White House

The 'Honorable’ Omarosa Manigault: All the Drama from Her Extended 15 Minutes of Fame in the White House
It isn’t her first fall from grace involving Donald Trump but it might be the biggest. This week, the White House announced the resignation of reality-tv-star-turned-political-aide Omarosa Manigault Newman — while insiders countered that she was escorted off the White House grounds in a dramatic ousting.

Manigault Newman, who was fired by Trump three times on various seasons of The Apprentice, has rebutted reports that she faced the same fate in her White House position. But there’s no denying her downfall. Here’s a look back at the low points leading up to her White House departure.

Banished from
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Omarosa’s 9 Biggest Feuds, From ‘The Apprentice’ to the Trump White House (Photos)

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Omarosa’s 9 Biggest Feuds, From ‘The Apprentice’ to the Trump White House (Photos)
White House aide Omarosa Manigault was fired by the Trump administration on Tuesday, reportedly having to be “physically dragged and escorted” off the premises. But that’s hardly the first time the “Apprentice” alum has gotten into a high-profile disagreement since coming into the public eye over a decade ago. Tuesday’s dismissal was not the first time Manigault was fired from a position in the White House. During her first appearance on “The Apprentice” in 2004, Manigault frequently bragged about her experience working with then-Vice President Al Gore. However, it was later reported that she cycled through four positions in two.
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Oscars: 15 Feature Documentaries Shortlisted

Oscars: 15 Feature Documentaries Shortlisted
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced 15 films in the Documentary Feature category that will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards.

Notable titles include “Jane,” “Long Strange Trip,” “Chasing Coral” and “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”

The Academy’s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting from 170 films that were originally submitted. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Educational Films and Wgbh/Frontline

Chasing Coral,” Exposure Labs in partnership with The Ocean Agency & View Into the Blue in association with Argent Pictures & The Kendeda Fund

City of Ghosts,” Our Time Projects and Jigsaw Productions

“Ex Libris – The New York Public Library,” Ex Libris Films

Faces Places,” Ciné Tamaris

Human Flow,” Participant Media and AC
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Sundance 2018: New Frontier Slate Heads To Space & Beyond With Black Eyed Peas, Rosario Dawson & Frankenstein Along For The Ride

Sundance 2018: New Frontier Slate Heads To Space & Beyond With Black Eyed Peas, Rosario Dawson & Frankenstein Along For The Ride
While Sundance has always been known for edgy films, that adjective becomes an understatement with the film festival’s 12th annual New Frontier program, a mindblowing crossroads between art and technology that continues to redefine the parameters of storytelling. Last year’s projects, such as Melting Ice with former Vice President Al Gore took an environmental angle, but this year’s New Frontier largely blasts off into the the final frontier –space– with such projects as D…
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John Cameron Mitchell to Host IFP Gotham Awards

John Cameron Mitchell to Host IFP Gotham Awards
John Cameron Mitchell will host the 2017 Independent Filmmaker Project Gotham Awards, the indie-film centric event that is one of the earliest events on the film awards season calendar.

Mitchell is best known for writing and starring in the stage and screen musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” His latest project, “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” stars Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, and Nicole Kidman. The film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and will be released in 2018.

“We eagerly anticipate a fun, exciting and entertaining night with John Cameron Mitchell leading us through it,” Joana Vicente, executive director of Ifp and the Made in NY Media Center, said in a statement. “John’s unique gift to entertain will be a brilliant addition to the lineup of stellar tributes and to the highly anticipated movies and nominees of 2017.”

The Ifp Gotham Awards recognizes independent films and their writers, directors, producers, and actors with 10 award categories.
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Gotham Awards: Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Coppola Join Honorees

Gotham Awards: Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Coppola Join Honorees
The Gotham Awards have added Dustin Hoffman and Sofia Coppola to this year's list of tribute honorees. 

Hoffman will receive the actor tribute while Coppola will receive the director tribute. The pair join Nicole Kidman, Ed Lachman, former Vice President Al Gore and Blumhouse founder Jason Blum as the tribute recipients at this year's independent film awards.

Hoffman, a two-time Oscar winner, will next be seen in Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories, alongside Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler and Emma Thompson.

Coppola is one of only four women to be nominated for the best director Oscar,...
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Gotham Awards: Nicole Kidman, Ed Lachman Join Honorees

Gotham Awards: Nicole Kidman, Ed Lachman Join Honorees
The Gotham Awards have added Nicole Kidman and cinematographer Ed Lachman to their list of tribute honorees for this year's ceremony.

Oscar winner and Emmy nominee Kidman will receive the actress tribute and Lachman, an Oscar and Emmy nominee, will receive the cinematographer tribute. The two join former former Vice President Al Gore and Blumhouse founder Jason Blum as this year's tribute recipients at the annual independent film awards.

Kidman recently appeared on the big screen in Sofia Coppola's gender-bending remake of The Beguiled and will next be seen in A24's The Killing of a Sacred Deer,...
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Al Gore, Jason Blum to Receive Tributes at 2017 Ifp Gotham Awards

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Al Gore, Jason Blum to Receive Tributes at 2017 Ifp Gotham Awards
Vice President Al Gore and film producer Jason Blum will receive the humanitarian and industry tributes at the 2017 Independent Filmmaker Project Gotham Awards, it was announced Monday. Gore will receive the Humanitarian Tribute, which recognizes an individual who has had a profound and transformative global impact through cinema. The ceremony will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Also Read: Al Gore and Bill Maher Talk Climate Change and 'Losing Florida' - in Both Senses (Video) The former vice president spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit.
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Gotham Awards: Al Gore & Jason Blum On Tap For Tributes

Gotham Awards: Al Gore & Jason Blum On Tap For Tributes
Former Vice President Al Gore and producer Jason Blum will be honored at this year’s Ifp Gotham Awards, with Gore on the heels of his follow-up climate documentary An Inconvenient Sequel set to receive the Humanitarian Tribute and Blum the Industry Tribute during the event’s annual awards ceremony November 27 in New York. Gore has been making the rounds for his movie, an update to his original An Inconvenient Truth which won the 2007 Documentary Oscar. The Gotham award…
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Al Gore, Jason Blum To Receive Tribute Awards at the 2017 Ifp Gotham Awards

Ifp announced today that former Vice President Al Gore, whose work on the issue of climate change has been featured in two feature documentaries, will receive a newly created Humanitarian Tribute at this year’s Ifp Gotham Awards. Blumhouse topper Jason Blum, the producer behind low-cost, high-profit, zeitgeist-zinging horror hits like this year’s Get Out, will receive the Industry Tribute. “We are thrilled to be presenting Vice President Al Gore with the Humanitarian Tribute and Jason Blum with the Industry Tribute” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of Ifp and the Made in NY Media Center, in a press release. “Mr. Gore’s […]
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