Yesterday there were reports that President Trump blew up in a furious argument with DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen to the point where she was considering resigning afterwards. A DHS spokesperson was quick to deny it: The @nytimes article alleging that the Secretary drafted a resignation letter yesterday and was close to resigning is false. The Secretary is hard at work today on the President's security-focused agenda and supporting the men and women of @DHSgov. — Tyler Q. Houlton (@SpoxDHS) May 10, 2018 However, Fox News’ John Roberts is reporting this afternoon that despite the DHS denials, John Kelly confirmed it happened. SCOOP – @WhiteHouse COS John Kelly told me this afternoon that after yesterday's cabinet meeting where @realDonaldTrump berated @SecNielsen , Kelly called Nielsen to implore here not to quit over it. — John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) May 11, 2018 Per Roberts, Kelly confirmed he “put in a phone call” to Nielsen and said, “I … [Read more...] about Chris Wallace Dings John Kelly for Undermining the White House’s ’Cover Story’ on Trump-Nielsen Fight
Kevin Spacey is no shrinking violet. Hot off two high-profile seasons of Netflix's House of Cards, with a third set to begin filming later this spring, the two-time Academy Award winner has several thoughts about arching out the ideal career. In his past, that meant leaving Hollywood at his prime to run the Old Vic theater in London rather than riding "the gravy train" with lucrative film offers, as he suggests his representatives described it. Now, with the Hollywood heat shining bright, it means being particularly selective about what he will and will not do. Spacey says he's been clear with his reps about his lack of availability, much less interest in certain roles: "Unless it's Martin Scorsese, and it's a really significant role, f--- off." The actor sat for a wide-ranging interview in mid-March with The Hollywood Reporter that resulted in an April 2 cover story. Over the course of the reporting process, which entailed a desert drive, a three-hour tennis match, a lengthy … [Read more...] about Kevin Spacey: Studio 54, Lost Gigs, That Threesome and 16 Other Things Left Out of THR’s Cover Story
What was the most “over-covered” story of the year according to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes? Thanks to Fox News’ “obsession,” the MSNBC host gave that honor to the “knockout game” trend that was apparently sweeping the nation. Though at times it seemed that CNN was giving as much airtime to the “knockout game,” in which young hooligans were caught on camera approaching innocent strangers and punching them in the face, Fox News definitely let the charge. “This has been on Fox all the time,” Hayes said, before playing clips of Bill O’Reilly, Gretchen Carlson, Greta Van Susteren and Sean Hannity hyping it up. “You get a sense of the racial politics and subtext — well, not even subtext — text,” Hayes said. Perhaps the best commentary of the “knockout game” coverage came from The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who suggested we could get more Americans to care about gun control if we … [Read more...] about Chris Hayes Blames Fox News for 2013’s Most ‘Over-Covered’ Story
Pink Floyd are on the cover of the new issue of Uncut, on sale tomorrow – September 23.In the issue, we trace the secret sources of Pink Floyd’s new album, The Endless River, and discover how a 20 year-old saga became a tribute to the band’s fallen comrade, Rick Wright.Our cover story uncovers the album’s extraordinary journey, from vintage organ jams in the Royal Albert Hall to present-day goings on in London recording studios and a houseboat on the Thames.Meanwhile, Pink Floyd have confirmed the tracklisting and release date for The Endless River.Details about the album were revealed today as the album artwork appears on buildings in ten international cities, including an eight metre, lit installation on London’s South Bank.The album is released on November 10. You can read the tracklisting below.The Endless River has been produced by Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.David Gilmour says: “The Endless River has as its starting point the music … [Read more...] about Pink Floyd’s The Endless River – album track listing and Uncut cover story revealed!
Filmmaker‘s Winter issue is now arriving in mailboxes, newsstands, and is online for subscribers. I’m very happy to have as our cover story my favorite film from Sundance ’14, the Zellner Bros’ beautifully surreal fable for the internet age, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter. It arrives in theaters in just a few weeks, and in my spoiler-free interview you’ll read about David and Nathan Zellner’s love of ’80s adventure films, their diligent approach to sound design, and stealing shots on the Tokyo subway. And don’t miss the companion article by the film’s d.p., Sean Porter, who impressively and personally talks about five things cinematographers don’t talk about. Elsewhere, I’m thrilled to have back in our pages producer, screenwriter and, now director, James Schamus with the text of his provocative speech to the German Film Academy, “23 Fragments on the Future of Cinema.” Adorno, Kracauer, Nolan, Melies and others … [Read more...] about ‘s Winter Issue Launches with Cover Story