All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘documentary’

Kurt Cobain Tried to Kill Himself in High School

Kurt Cobain attempted suicide at least once before his death in April 1994. That is one of the many revelations of the HBO documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.” The film was put together using some never-before-revealed home videos and personal audiotapes. In one scene of the film, Kurt Cobain describes a time in high school when he tried to …

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Ron Jeremy Documentary to Hit Amazon Instant, Plus Video Game

Ron Jeremy claims the title of “Hardest (Working) Man in Show Business.” The multi-decade porn star has done what few porn stars are able to do — carved out a career for himself outside of the skin industry. Ron Jeremy is not a pretty man. His nickname in porn is The Hedgehog. That pretty much sums up his look — …

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Leah Remini Thanks HBO For New Investigative Documentary On Scientology, Church Calls Her ‘Self-Absorbed’

Former Scientologist actress Leah Remini sent out a heartfelt thanks to HBO filmmakers for their work in making the investigative documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Remini made headlines after her high-profile exit from the Church of Scientology in July 2013. According to a statement released during her departure, the main reason she left the religious sect …

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Nina Simone: Netflix To Release Documentary On Legendary Singer In 2015

Netflix, which is primarily known as a streaming service, has been pushing for more original content recently. It was announced that one of these original projects will be a feature-length documentary on the life of legendary singer Nina Simone. The documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, will be using three decades worth of recorded material including rare interviews, concert recordings, and …

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Nina Simone Documentary To Premiere On Netflix

Nina Simone’s documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? is scheduled to premiere on Netflix next year. The documentary, directed by Liz Garbus, follows the late music icon and “traces Simone’s life with the help of never-before-heard tapes, in which Simone tells her own life story,” according to Thecelebritycafe.com. “I’m thrilled that Netflix has embraced the incredible story of Nina Simone and …

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Alanis Morissette Releases Song To Promote Documentary “A Small Section Of The World”

On November 11, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette released a new song called “The Morning”. The song is featured in the film A Small Section of The World, which focuses on the stories of female coffee producers in Costa Rica, particularly the women behind the group Asociación de Mujeres Organizades de Biolley (ASOMOBI). Morissette co-wrote the song with Costa Rican musician Carlos “Tapado” …

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Dave Grohl Sets Out to Reinvent the Wheel

Much like fans of the book series A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones), every musical fan out there knows how painstaking it is to wait for their favorite band’s next album. However, fans are also usually understanding toward the process – the band has to take time off from touring and making money; they have to …

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Miley Cyrus Documentary Coming To NBC

Miley Cyrus has stirred up a lot of controversy over the past year with her crazy antics and outrageous performances. However, things have remained quiet on the Miley front for the past little bit, until now … Miley is back! According to Entertainment Weekly, NBC will be airing a two-hour documentary special Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour with behind-the-scenes footage and …

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Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Ousted After Affair With Employee

The public always thought that Burt Shavitz of Burt’s Bees left his own company in order to live a private life in Maine. Shavitz is the subject of the upcoming documentary Burt’s Bees and he revealed the real story behind his sudden escape from his corporate life. According to Shavitz, he was ousted by Burt’s Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby after …

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Manuel Uribe, Once World’s Heaviest Man, Dies at 48

In 2008, Manuel Uribe had just one wish – to be able to walk down the aisle during his wedding to Claudia Solis. At the time, Uribe weighed approximately 700 pounds, down 535 pounds from his Guinness World Record weight of 1,235 pounds. Born in Mexico in 1965, Manuel Uribe always suffered from weight problems. As a teen, Uribe weighed …

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Orca Shows: Bill Stemming from ‘Blackfish’ Documentary is Deferred

The show will go on–for now. Following the fallout from the Blackfish documentary, an assemblyman in California proposed legislation that would end orca shows in the state–namely at SeaWorld San Diego. To the dismay of many animal rights activists, the bill was deferred until at least next year. The Orca Welfare and Safety Act bill (also called the “Blackfish bill”) …

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‘Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar’ Takes Audiences On An Exotic 3D Adventure

The endangered primates of Madagascar take center stage in the IMAX 3D nature documentary entitled Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. The 40-minute feature gives the audience a majestic view of the lemurs’ exotic habitat on the southeastern African nation, as well as their journey across the Indian Ocean to their home. However, the film’s most significant message involves the preservation of …

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Mira Sorvino Strives to Stop Sex Slavery in Cambodia

“It’s not okay to sell children! It’s not okay to sell children to pedophiles!” Actress Mira Sorvino shouts this at locals in Svay Pak, Cambodia. To her fury, they had scattered when they saw the cameras following her as she recorded a documentary on child sex-trafficking. The CNN International film, “Freedom Project: Everyday in Cambodia” covers the lives of young …

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Martina McBride, .38 Special Cancel SeaWorld Performances

Following suit with six others that have also been scheduled to perform and recently cancelled, Martin McBride and 38 Special have refused to perform at SeaWorld. Since the release of the buzzed about documentary Blackfish, many people have become more aware of the some of the unsafe and inhumane practices that are done involving the whales at SeaWorld. Over the …

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SeaWorld Documentary Making Waves

SeaWorld continues to undergo scrutiny after the film, “Blackfish” was released. The documentary discusses the captivity of killer whale Tilikum and its role in the deaths of three individuals while revealing specific practices used at the park. The film made the list for the Best Documentary at the Oscars last week. SeaWorld claims the film is not an accurate representation …

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REO Speedwagon Becomes Latest Musical Act To Cancel Show At Seaworld

In an effort to expose the horrors of what goes on at SeaWorld, a documentary called Blackfish has created quite a stir in the media recently. Since being shown on CNN in November, the documentary has become more mainstream, and as a result, REO Speedwagon, in addition to several other musicians, have recently cancelled their shows at SeaWorld. The Blackfish …

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Jared Leto Talks About Music Industry in New Documentary

Jared Leto is a man of many talents; he is an actor, having starred in both big-budget productions and small indie projects alike, as well as a musician, song writer, and singer, perhaps best well known in this aspect for fronting his band, Thirty Second To Mars. The band made it big with their album and single, “This Is War.” …

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Thirty Seconds To Mars Legal Troubles Documented In “Artifact” [TRAILER]

Jared Leto is a man of many hats. He’s currently garnering Oscar buzz for his portrayal of a transsexual, Aids patient in the true-life drama “Dallas Buyers Club”. On top of that he’s the front man of a pretty popular band “Thirty Seconds to Mars”. Back in 2008 when “Thirty Seconds to Mars” were heading into the studio to record …

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This Sega Genesis Documentary Art Book Needs Your Help On Kickstarter

Before it was a software publishing house responsible for the Total War series and a sad Aliens game, SEGA was the second-biggest gaming hardware manufacturer in the world. Its Sega Genesis console still lives on to this day as one of the best pieces of hardware to ever grace our living rooms, and now somebody wants to publish a book …

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That Minecraft Documentary Is Now Free To Watch On YouTube

Late last year, 2 Player Productions released a documentary called Minecraft: The Story of Mojang. The film explored the origins of Minecraft and the immense impact it has had on the gaming community and players all around the world. Since its release, you could purchase the film for as little as $8, but now it’s free. 2 Player Productions released …

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WATCH: Trailer For MTV’s Six-Part Documentary Series, “Rebel Music”

The name Shepard Fairey may not mean anything to you, but chances are you’re very familiar with his work. Fairey is the renowned graphic artist who created the Andre the Giant OBEY sticker and the famous Barack Obama HOPE poster. For the time being Fairey is stepping away from his stenciling to executive produce a six-part documentary series for MTV …

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Maker Documentary Pulls In Over $30K On Kickstarter

The Maker community is vast, varied and growing at an extraordinary rate. While it’s been around for years, it only started to grow as quickly as it did thanks to open source and affordable 3D printers. Now a documentary chronicling that movement is doing what 3D printers do on Kickstarter – bring in a lot of money. Maker – A …

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Bettie Page Doc Coming To Theaters Next Month

Bettie Page became a sexual icon in the ’50s, and in the beginning, she was too busy having fun to notice. During the early years of her modeling days, she created her own classic image–blunt bangs, red lips, cat eyes, a mischievous twinkle in her eyes–and followed it to success, including a turn in Playboy Magazine. But some of the …

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Mariel Hemingway “Running from Crazy”

Mariel Hemingway was born into stardom. Her grandfather was the famous Ernest Hemingway, known for his literary brilliance, and she was nominated for an Oscar at only 16-years-old for her role in Woody Allan’s, “Manhattan”. However, her smile was not always one of happiness, but a cover-up for the pain and depression. Hemingway opens up about her battles in a …

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Drop Tour Documentary

“Thrift Shop” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis recently (as in two days ago, Thursday, Oct. 3) dropped a little something special for fans. No, we’re not talking about another hit single. The duo released a documentary. The film follows the rapper-producer duo as they travel to different locations from London to Dublin on their very first, world tour. Throughout the documentary, …

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Miley Cyrus Documentary Premieres on MTV

“I can do whatever I want because I’m starting as a new artist now,” said Miley Cyrus in her latest project, “Miley: The Movement.” Pop sensation, Miley Cyrus is no stranger to the spotlight. Whether people are gossiping about her recent split from fiancé, Liam Helmsworth or discussing her very racy, slightly odd performance on the 2013 VMA’s, it’s no …

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Lance Armstrong Rambles About Lying in New Documentary Teaser

Alex Gibney won an Academy Award in 2008 for his documentary Taxi to the Dark Side. The following year, Gibney began following infamous cyclist Lance Armstrong as he attempted to come back from retirement to win yet another Tour de France. What was supposed to be an inspirational look at one of the most celebrated athletes in the U.S. became …

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‘After Tiller’ Abortion Documentary Trailer Released

This year was the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. The ruling cleared the way for legal abortion across the U.S., but abortion rights in the country have been incrementally rolled back since that time. There are now only four doctors in the U.S. that perform late-term (third trimester) abortions. A new documentary titled …

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The Trailer for Dear Mr. Watterson Released

It’s hard to deny the impact of Bill Watterson’s incredible Calvin and Hobbes comic strip has had on the new generation of content creators. The references and nods to Watterson’s legendary duo are almost too much to count, but considering the fact the comic strip itself still has over 200,000 subscribers on GoComics.com, even though there hasn’t been a new …

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Eminem: How To Make Money Selling Drugs

In a new documentary by producer Bert Marcus, called How To Make Money Selling Drugs, rapper Eminem comes clean about his addiction to prescription medications. “When I took my first Vicodin, it was like ‘Ahhhh…’ Everything was not only mellow, but I didn’t feel any pain. It just kind of numbed things. I don’t know at what point exactly it …

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