Politics

Dramatic scenes, interviews and archival footage are employed in this genrebending account of the mysterious death of Cold War military scientist Frank Olson. I’ve always looked at my films as experimental in nature and that I should always be trying things that are risky. I know that I was blessed, I don’t know how else…
June 03, 2018
Shinzo Abe’s failure to congratulate Hirokazu Kore-eda for his film ‘Shoplifters’ is unusual in Japan, where leaders are usually quick to tout the international recognition and success of its citizens. The absence of a congratulatory call or message for Cannes Palme d’Or-winner Hirokazu Kore-eda from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has fueled speculation that the…
June 01, 2018
The comedian returned to the platform hours after her racist tweets aimed at Valerie Jarrett led to ABC canceling her hit sitcom. Roseanne Barr was back on Twitter on Tuesday night trying to defend herself, hours after she said she would leave the platform in the wake of racist tweets aimed at Valerie Jarrett that led…
May 30, 2018
No deal has yet been made, a source close to the situation said, and Avenatti told THR he’s not interested in TV. Television networks have been pitched a show concept starring Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti and Donald Trump confidante Anthony Scaramucci, though no deal has been struck, a source close to the situation confirmed…
May 17, 2018
The former communications director also dubbed Steve Bannon, “Adolf Bannon,” defended both Sean Hannity and Trump aide Kelly Sadler, and talked about what he would’ve done had he lasted longer in his White House position. On Monday’s The Opposition, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci joined the continued conversation among politicians, media figures, and pundits…
May 15, 2018
Summer Zervos’ lawyer said she issued a subpoena for any ‘Apprentice’ material that features Zervos or Trump talking about her or discussing other female contestants in a sexual or inappropriate way. A former contestant on The Apprentice who has accused President Donald Trump of unwanted groping and kissing is seeking footage from the reality TV…
May 03, 2018
The festival co-founder continued to rail against the president, particularly for “dismissing facts and creating his own alternate reality,” at the closing night world premiere for the new Showtime documentary series ‘The Fourth Estate,’ which follows the ‘New York Times’ as it covers the first year of the Trump administration. For its closing night screening,…
April 29, 2018
Scandals involving shows in Brazil, Israel and the Philippines highlight the challenge for the streaming giant as it tries to grow internationally while staying above the local political fray. Netflix has long since gone global. The majority of the Netflix subscribers are already outside the United States and that global gap is only going to…
April 16, 2018
On his radio show, Hannity called Kimmel “Harvey Weinstein Jr.” and said he’s going to show more clips from ‘The Man Show’ on Fox News on Friday night. Sean Hannity used his radio show on Friday afternoon to escalate his feud with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, which began earlier in the week when Kimmel joked about Melania…
April 06, 2018
Gabe Polsky follows his acclaimed feature documentary directorial debut ‘Red Army’ with a dynamic exploration of what separates our greatest athletes from all the rest. We’ve barely made it through the first quarter of 2018, but an early contender for the best documentary feature Oscar has emerged: Gabe Polsky‘s In Search of Greatness, a dynamic…
April 04, 2018
THR’s awards columnist sorts through the the Conner family’s return to TV, which rocked the ratings, to explore how the TV Academy may respond to the controversial reboot. A year and a half after Donald Trump exceeded virtually all expectations and shocked America (with his election as president), a rebooted version of Roseanne, the trailblazing…
March 30, 2018
The president’s son congratulated the comedian on her show’s massive return while also criticizing late-night hosts for their political leanings. The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., took to Twitter on Wednesday to celebrate the success of Roseanne Barr’s rebooted sitcom, Roseanne, which debuted to stellar ratings Tuesday night on ABC. In the latest version of…
March 28, 2018
“To be a non-self-conscious asshole — God, I’ve wanted to do that all my life,” cracks Marc Maron as we sit down at the offices of The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR‘s Awards Chatter podcast and begin discussing his Netflix comedy series GLOW. He’s describing the character he plays — it recently earned him Critics’…
March 26, 2018
Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel shared their opinions about Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s threats to beat each other up. Late-night hosts devoted part of their Thursday night shows to addressing former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump each threatening to beat the other one up. Biden made headlines on Tuesday…
March 23, 2018
The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host described the vice president as an “ashen weasel”, the opposite of a silver fox, and suggested his ultra-conservative beliefs were dangerous. John Oliver took a week off from breaking down President Donald Trump’s latest outrages by focusing his fire on Vice President Mike Pence and his ultra-conservative views.  The Last Week…
March 19, 2018
Two seniors from the Florida school that was the site of a fatal shooting last week tell ‘The Opposition’ host that they don’t want “AR-15s and semiautomatic rifles” in schools. In the wake of a shooting rampage at their school last week that left 17 dead, two students from Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Flor. appeared…
February 21, 2018