Kenan Thompson on Smollett: ‘I wish I knew what the truth was.’
‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ get Writers Guild noms
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The scripts for "Black Panther" and "A Star Is Born" are among the five films that have been selected to compete for best adapted screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards. The two blockbusters will compete against "BlacKkKlansman," ''Can You Ever Forgive Me?" and "If Beale Street Could Talk."
Kansas City man sentenced to 30 years for fatal shooting
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shotgun killing of another man.
Kevin Michael Moore was sentenced earlier this month for the January shooting death of Jacob Wood in Gladstone.
The Kansas City Star reports prosecutors said Moore drove to a Gladstone house after he called a woman and overheard Wood yelling at her. He was armed with a shotgun when he confronted Wood.
Mail bomb suspect’s personality changed radically
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Thirteen years ago, mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc traveled the country leading a mixed-race troupe of male exotic dancers — he ran scams and had a temper, but a fellow dancer who is African-American said he never expressed racism or homophobia.
Historian: Football stadium sits on site of 1913 lynching
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A historian says the Carolina Panthers home stadium is the site of an early 20th Century lynching.
The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that the lynching occurred in 1913 where the Bank of America Stadium now stands in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Box office top 20: ‘The House With a Clock’ is no. 1
NEW YORK (AP) — A trio of wide-releases sputtered while the gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls," starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, ticked its way to a weekend-best $26.6 million in ticket sales, according to final box-office figures Monday.
The Universal Pictures release, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, exceeded industry expectations on a weekend that was otherwise littered with disappointments.
‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters
NEW YORK (AP) — The gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump-themed documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9," than his George W. Bush-era one.
Moore: ‘Trump voters are welcome back’
Review: Michael Moore takes on Trump _ via Flint, Michigan
"I hope he never does one on me," Donald Trump once said of Michael Moore.
It was in 1998, on Roseanne Barr's syndicated talk show. Trump complimented Moore's "Roger & Me," a takedown of General Motors and its then-CEO, Roger Smith. "It's terrific," he said, then added he hoped never to be a similar target. Everybody laughed.
In Trump’s rise, Michael Moore sees the hallmarks of Hitler
TORONTO (AP) — At the premiere of Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9," the filmmaker's impassioned and portentous documentary about Donald Trump and the conditions that led to his presidency, Moore brought to the stage several Parkland, Florida, students who appear briefly in the film. "Generation of hope!" called out an audience member.
"No, I'm against hope," corrected Moore. "Hope was back then with Obama. I'm for a generation of action."
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Moore's Donald Trump critique "Fahrenheit 11/9" will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters September 21.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Jane Fonda has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at a northern Michigan film festival founded by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Jane Fonda will receive a lifetime achievement award at a northern Michigan film festival led by fellow Oscar winner Michael Moore.
Moore announced Thursday that the actress, author and political activist will be honored during the 14th annual Traverse City Film Festival, which runs from July 31 to Aug. 5.
Details of her appearance and this year's film and event schedule will be announced June 29.
Lansing – Filmmaker and liberal provocateur Michael Moore made a brief stop Friday at the Michigan Capitol, using a hose from a large "Flint water" truck to spray water in the direction of the historic building.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Twitter spat has broken out between the West Virginia Republican Party chairwoman and a Democratic candidate for Congress that ended up with her questioning him for collecting a military pension.
VICTORY TWP. — The continuing power outage at West Shore Community College could force the cancellation of more than skating today at the rink.
The ice rink typically closes when the college closes, but because of the power outage since late Thursday night, the very ice itself is under threat.
Trump suggests Michael Moore’s Broadway debut was a flop
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has set his sights on a new target: filmmaker and Trump critic Michael Moore.
Trump tweets: "While not at all presidential I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!"
Trump criticized the liberal activist on Saturday, several days after Moore's one-man show, "The Terms of My Surrender," concluded its limited Broadway run on Oct. 22.
- The Washington TimesMichael Moore says no room for moderates in new Dem Party: 'There's no middle ground anymore'February 5, 2019
- The Washington TimesMichael Moore: Democrats are 'taking the keys to the Clown Car away from the House Republicans'January 3, 2019
- Aiken StandardMovie review: In ‘Fahrenheit 11/9,’ less would have been more for MooreNovember 9, 2018
- The Washington TimesMichael Moore's anti-Trump 'Fahrenheit 11/9' tanks opening weekendSeptember 24, 2018
Michael Moore: we need to ‘create a world without Harveys’
Justice Department won’t pursue charges in police shooting
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it will not pursue charges against an Alabama police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old during a traffic stop.
Filmmaker Michael Moore thinks humor can win the day
NEW YORK (AP) — Things may look bleak for Democrats these days, but Michael Moore thinks he knows how they can get back on top.
"Humor is the non-violent weapon by which we're going to help turn this around," said the Academy Award-winning director of "Bowling for Columbine" who is currently starring in his one-man Broadway show.
"If you use your sense of humor and your wit to go against what's going on, it can be devastating and it can reach a lot of people."
Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore led an audience from a Broadway theater to Trump Tower on Tuesday night to protest the president who was staying at his Fifth Avenue home.
Michael Moore leads patriotic procession through New York after making Broadway debut in his one-man show, ‘The Terms of My Surrender’
ShowBiz Minute: Swift, Knight, Moore
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts is serving as an educational sponsor at the 13th annual Traverse City Film Festival.
The festival founded by Oscar-winning documentary director Michael Moore gets underway Tuesday and continues through Sunday. More than 100 movies will be shown in venues around the northern Michigan town.
It will feature the debut of two short films written, produced and directed by University of Michigan students.
ShowBiz Minute: Nyqvist, Galecki, Moore
NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore, who is making his Broadway debut this summer in a solo show, says he will donate $10,000 to New York City's Shakespeare in the Park after it lost funding from sponsors due to its controversial "Julius Caesar" production.
Moore says he's donating the money — his advance pay for the show "The Terms of My Surrender" — to the Public Theater program after corporate sponsors Bank of America and Delta pulled their sponsorship of "Julius Caesar."
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore won't be around for a Michigan film festival that he founded but the show will go on.
Moore has announced the lineup for the 13th annual Traverse City Film Festival, which runs from July 25-30. It will include 117 feature films and other events.
Moore usually makes personal appearances at the festival. But this year, he'll be in New York for his one-man Broadway show called "The Terms of My Surrender."
CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Moore is making a documentary about Republican President Donald Trump and says the president should be worried.
Producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein announced Tuesday that they have secured worldwide rights to the film, which Moore had dubbed "Fahrenheit 11/9." The name is taken from the day after the Nov. 8 election when Trump was declared the president-elect and is a reference to Moore's 2004 President George W. Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11."
NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore is taking his tough, anti-Donald Trump talk to Broadway.
The Academy Award-winning director of "Bowling for Columbine" will perform the one-man show "The Terms of My Surrender" at the Belasco Theatre starting July 28 for 12 weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 16th Tribeca Film Festival will close with a "Godfather" cast reunion and a back-to-back screening of parts one and two of Francis Ford Coppola's classic saga.
Tribeca announced Wednesday that the 45th anniversary screenings will be followed by a conversation with Coppola, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, James Caan and Talia Shire. Robert De Niro, co-founder of the festival, naturally, will also join the April 29 event, to be held at Radio City Music Hall.
Michael Moore seeks manager for historic Michigan theater
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore is looking to cast a manager to oversee Traverse City's historic State Theater.
The Academy Award winner announced the job opening in a weekend Facebook post.
The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/2lkc67n ) the Flint native says he's looking for a spirited film-lover who believes in the importance of experiencing movies in a theater atmosphere.
The Latest: De Niro, Moore join hundreds at Trump protest
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the pre-inauguration demonstration by actors and others in New York (all times local):
City mayors, actors and hundreds of New Yorkers have gathered outside a Donald Trump building for a pre-inauguration demonstration.
Review: Loach film is a searing call for humanity, decency
Just like a Michael Moore documentary, there's nothing subtle about a Ken Loach drama.
The 80-year-old British director and social critic has long been an ardent, insistent, eloquent champion of the more vulnerable members of society — particularly working-class folks who are trying to do the right thing but just can't catch a break. Whether he's exploring homelessness, poverty or other social ills, Loach's arguments, and emotions, are always crystal clear.
No matter who you voted for, the presidential election results are so staggering as to have us all bumping into walls with disbelief. It was remarkable enough that Donald Trump wiped out a deep and experienced field during the primaries and became the Republican nominee, but for him now to have gone all the way to President-elect seals the deal: It is without question the most remarkable political story in U.S. history.
Thousands rally, march in nationwide anti-Trump protests
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States on Saturday, staging the fourth day of protests of Donald Trump's surprise victory as president.
The protests — held in big cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago as well as smaller ones, such as Worcester, Massachusetts, and Iowa City, Iowa — were largely peaceful Saturday, although two police officers were slightly injured during protests in Indianapolis.
Trump may revisit Trump Country during a victory tour
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump may take a victory tour to states that elected him president, an aide said Saturday, as boisterous protests unfolded outside the tower where he holed up with members of his transition team and fielded calls congratulating him.
Michael Moore debuts film on Trump weeks before vote
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Moore has premiered a surprise film discussing the presidential election just three weeks before Americans head to the polls.
Moore debuted "Michael Moore in TrumpLand" in New York on Tuesday night in front of an audience of his fans.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film features Moore speaking about both Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on stage earlier this month in Wilmington, Ohio, a hotbed of Trump support.
Filmmaker Michael Moore says theater won’t allow his show
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore says he's not allowed to perform a one-man show about the presidential race at a central Ohio theater because officials there consider him too controversial.
Moore says in a Facebook post that Newark's Midland Theatre "banned" him from presenting and filming the show there next month. He says the community board overseeing the theater recently voted not to allow the show.
The Klamath County Democrats have opened a campaign headquarters at 707 Main St. The office will be open through the November election. The open hours for August are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The office will also be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome to come in and engage in friendly civil discussion of local and national issues.
Author of 'The Cartel' is switching publishers
NEW YORK -- "The Cartel" author Don Winslow will have a new publisher for the sequel to his acclaimed novel about the Mexico drug wars.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore is causing a stir with his comments about Donald Trump. The famously liberal Moore says he's sorry to say it, but he thinks the Republican could win the presidency.
In a Wednesday night appearance on an online edition of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Moore said he thought the verbal attacks on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at this week's Republican National Convention play to "a lot of people" Trump has...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Supporters of the family of a 19-year-old man shot and killed by a Mobile police officer are calling for criminal charges against the officer and for Mayor Sandy Stimpson to remove himself from a police citizens advisory council selection process.
AL.com (http://bit.ly/29SlVs8) reports that in her first public comments since her son Michael Moore's shooting, Shunta Daugherty continued to question Tuesday the whereabouts of the weapon police say her...
The documentarian Alex Gibney could be considered the other side of the same coin as Michael Moore. Both veer to the left politically, but whereas Moore’s films feature the director front and center, Gibney frequently stays in the background.