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'Fahrenheit's' pirated Cuban TV airing OK

HAVANA, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The Hollywood film industry said an unauthorized TV broadcast of a pirated copy of "Fahrenheit 9/11" in Cuba won't disqualify the documentary from the Oscars.

Feature: Bill Maher returns to HBO

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Just in time for the 2004 presidential campaign season, "Real Time with Bill Maher" returns to HBO's schedule, delivering what has become one of the most popular commodities in contemporary entertainment: amusing, smart talk about substantive issues.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Moore cancels trip to Crawford

CRAWFORD, Texas, July 28 (UPI) -- Film maker Michael Moore Wednesday canceled his plan to attend the showing of his film Fahrenheit 9/11 at Crawford near President Bush's ranch.

Analysis: Permission to speak freely?

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- The current round of crackdowns on politically outspoken celebrities has not yet reached the same intensity as the one America experienced during the lead-up to
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Michael Moore headed to Dem convention

BOSTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Michael Moore's appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Boston has generated buzz among Democrats and criticism from Republicans.

Linda Ronstadt shown Aladdin door

LAS VEGAS, July 19 (UPI) -- Aladdin hotel management ordered security guards to escort singer Linda Ronstadt from the Las Vegas hotel after she expressed political views.

Most voters have not seen Moore film

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Only 11 percent of likely U.S. voters surveyed for MoveOn.org say they have seen the Michael Moore documentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Michael Moore in court for alleged libel

DETROIT, July 15 (UPI) -- A Detroit judge must decide if a libel lawsuit against filmmaker Michael Moore brought by a Oklahoma City bombing conspirator's brother will go to trial.

Charities to get 'Fahrenheit' profits

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Charities such as Make-A-Wish Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund may benefit from the success of "Fahrenheit 9/11," it was reported.

Who's Townsend calls Michael Moore a bully

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- WHO singer Peter Townsend charges documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has bullied him for not giving Moore rights to a song.

'Fahrenheit' is top political buzz word

DANVILLE, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- "Fahrenheit," "beheading," "hair" and "flip flop" are among the top political buzz words for the month, a language analysis group said Tuesday.

'Fahrenheit 9/11' breaks U.K. records

LONDON, July 13 (UPI) -- "Fahrenheit 9/11" has broken box office records in Britain by grossing $2.2 million during its first weekend.

Jadakiss anti-Bush song gaining publicity

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- New York rapper Jadakiss' new song "Why?", with an anti-Bush sentiment, is gaining popularity despite MTV and some radio stations censoring the tune.

Feature: Film sheds new light on Holocaust

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- From "Judgment at Nuremberg" to "Schindler's List," Nazi atrocities have been well chronicled on film. Now "Rosenstrasse," by the German filmmaker Margarethe vo
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Health care next for 'Fahrenheit's' Moore

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore, whose "Fahrenheit 9/11" attacks President Bush, is taking on the health care industry.
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Michael Moore arrives for the 80th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2008. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten)
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Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American filmmaker, author and liberal political commentator. He is the director and producer of Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, and Capitalism: A Love Story, four of the top ten highest-grossing documentaries of all time. In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the Internet, Slacker Uprising, documenting his personal crusade to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections. He has also written and starred in the TV shows TV Nation and The Awful Truth.

Moore criticizes globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the Iraq War, the American health care system and Capitalism in his written and cinematic works.

Moore was born in Flint, Michigan and raised in Davison, a suburb of Flint, by parents Veronica (née Wall), a secretary, and Frank Moore, an automotive assembly-line worker. At that time, the city of Flint was home to many General Motors factories, where his parents and grandfather worked. His uncle LaVerne was one of the founders of the United Automobile Workers labor union and participated in the Flint Sit-Down Strike. Moore has described his parents as "Irish Catholic Democrats, basic liberal good people."

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