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Michael Moore Issues Rousing Defense of Lochte

Get the facts straight before judging, he writes

(Newser) - Is there anyone getting more universally vilified than Ryan Lochte these days? Like so . The swimmer, however, finally has a high-profile name in his corner in Michael Moore. In a scathing Facebook post , Moore ridicules what he sees as the hypocritical and way-out-of-line treatment Lochte. "How dare you say... More »

Michael Moore: I Know for a Fact Trump's Run Was a Ploy

In blog post, filmmaker says candidate was trying to put the screws on NBC

(Newser) - You've just got to trust him on this one: Donald Trump never wanted to be president and is sabotaging his own campaign, which Michael Moore says he “knows for a fact”—though he won't say how. In a blog post on his website , Moore writes that... More »

Michael Moore Tweets From Bed in the ICU

He's laid up with pneumonia

(Newser) - Michael Moore has been a busy man lately, taking on the Flint water crisis , promoting his upcoming movie Where to Invade Next , and even stumping for Bernie Sanders . But there's been a temporary setback: The filmmaker has been in the ICU with pneumonia since Sunday night, the Detroit Free ... More »

Michael Moore: Flint Suffered 'Crime Against Humanity'

Sending bottled water isn't enough, says filmmaker

(Newser) - Companies including Pepsi, Coca Cola, Walmart, and Nestle have donated bottled water to Flint, Michigan, to help residents deal with a staggering water crisis. So have celebrities like Mark Wahlberg, Cher , and Pearl Jam . Michael Moore says it's not enough. Bottled water "cannot reverse the irreversible brain damage... More »

Cher Gives Flint, Mich., 180K Bottles of Water

Singer says crisis is 'tragedy of staggering proportion in middle of our country'

(Newser) - Cher is donating water to the residents of Flint, Mich., as the city struggles with a drinking water crisis linked to lead contamination. More than 180,000 bottles will be shipped to the city starting Monday, according to a statement Cher released on Saturday. "This is a tragedy of... More »

Michael Moore: Disarm Cops

He also calls for release of all black people imprisoned for drug crimes

(Newser) - Michael Moore isn't big on incremental solutions. In a series of tweets today that keep gathering steam, Moore called for the disarming of police and for the release of all black prisoners jailed for drug crimes or non-violent offenses, reports the Hill . He likened prison to a "modern... More »

In Bitter Divorce, Michael Moore Calls Superagent

Filmmaker accuses wife of causing them 'serious financial losses'

(Newser) - Talk about a high-powered breakup: Filmmaker Michael Moore plans to bring in superagent Ari Emanuel—the inspiration for Entourage's Ari Gold character—to help in his divorce trial next month, Fox News reports. Moore and Kathleen Glynn, his wife of 23 years, have tens of millions in assets to... More »

Michael Moore Divorcing Producer Wife

Says he and wife of 21 years, Kathleen Glynn, don't live together

(Newser) - Michael Moore is calling it quits with his wife of 21 years, Kathleen Glynn. The famously controversial director filed for divorce last month, citing "no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved," MLive.com reports. Glynn, who worked with Moore on Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11,... More »

11 Celebs Who Aspired to Be Priests, Nuns

Including, oddly enough, Michael Moore

(Newser) - Can't really picture Tom Cruise as a priest ? Well, he's far from the only celebrity who ever aspired to the religious order. Huffington Post rounds up 10 more:
  • Jack White: At 14, the musician thought he "might have had the calling to be a priest,"
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'Base' Michael Moore Ad Riles Conservatives

Feisty seniors use some salty language

(Newser) - Michael Moore and MoveOn.org put together a pro-Obama ad, and it’s predictably controversial. It features a message from the Greatest Generation to the GOP and Mitt Romney: “If your voter suppression throughout this beautiful country enables Romney to oust Barack Obama, we will burn this motherf***er down,... More »

Judge to Assange Backers: Pony Up $150K

Meanwhile, Assange looking into suing Australian PM

(Newser) - Sorry, Michael Moore . Today a judge ordered the filmmaker, and the rest of the cadre of supporters who posted bail for Julian Assange, to pay $150,000 now that the WikiLeaks founder has skipped bail and taken refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy, the AP reports. The supporters have argued that... More »

Michael Moore, Bigwigs Are Out $317K on Assange Bail

They're down $317K so far, could lose another $222K

(Newser) - The bigwigs who put up bail for Julian Assange— including Michael Moore —have already lost $317,000 of that money, and could lose another $222,000 if the WikiLeaks founder does not surrender to UK police. The first $317,000 was lost after Assange fled to Ecuador's London... More »

Eastwood Was Either 'Delusional' ... or 'Terrific'

Count Michael Moore as voting for 'delusional'

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood's peculiar speech at the Republican convention has left prominent liberals and conservatives smiling, albeit for very different reasons. Writing for the Daily Beast , Michael Moore thanked the actor for making his night by casting the GOP as "delusional and detached from reality." He added that... More »

Palin Thanks God for ObamaCare Ruling

Ruling 'fires up the troops,' she says

(Newser) - One of the loudest cheers for yesterday's Supreme Court ruling upholding ObamaCare came from none other than Sarah Palin, who described it as a heaven-sent gift to the Republican Party. "Thank you, SCOTUS,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “This ObamaCare ruling fires up the troops... More »

Sarandon: Gov't Tapped My Phone

Actress says she's been 'under surveillance'

(Newser) - Susan Sarandon says she's had her phone tapped by the government, she revealed at a Tribeca Film Festival forum with Michael Moore yesterday. "We know we were under surveillance," Sarandon said during the audience Q&A. "I’ve had my phone tapped," she added, claiming... More »

Occupy Movement Plans Benefit Album

Jackson Brown, Crosby & Nash to appear on Occupy This Album

(Newser) - Big names including Jackson Browne, Third Eye Blind, Crosby & Nash, Devo, and Lucinda Williams will appear on an album being released to benefit the Occupy Wall Street movement, The musician organizing the benefit album—to be called Occupy This Album—says the movement aims to raise at least $1... More »

Michael Moore Urges Boycott of Georgia Over Execution

Don't do business with state in the name of Troy Davis, he writes

(Newser) - Michael Moore wants all his fans to boycott "the murderous state of Georgia" because of the Troy Davis execution . "I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, to never do business in Georgia," he writes on his website . Moore... More »

Moore to Obama: 'Show Some Guts,' Arrest S&P CEO

At least President Matt Damon might stand up for his beliefs

(Newser) - Michael Moore wants President Obama to arrest the head of Standard & Poor's, blaming the company for the 2008 financial crisis and saying their downgrading of US government debt is threatening to create another one, reports the Washington Times . “Pres Obama, show some guts & arrest the CEO... More »

Michael Moore Twitter-Blasts Obama

Left-wing filmmaker outraged over US military intervention in Libya

(Newser) - Michael Moore ripped into President Obama yesterday for taking military action in Libya , reports the Hill , unloading a barrage of criticism via Twitter . A sampling of Moore's outrage:
  • "It's only cause we're defending the Libyan people from a tyrant! That's why we bombed the Saudis last wk! Hahaha. Pentagon=comedy"
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Moore: Wis. Protesters 'Aroused Sleeping Giant'

Says only thing broke is the 'moral compass' of the super-rich

(Newser) - "America is not broke ... Wisconsin is not broke," said liberal filmmaker Michael Moore to more than 30,000 cheering protesters in Wisconsin yesterday, adding, "The only thing that's broke is the moral compass of the rulers." Moore said that the wealthy elite had overreached with Gov.... More »

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