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Trump documentary will
release in September
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Moore’s Donald Trump critique “Fahrenheit 11/9” will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters September 21.
Moore unveiled the first look at this latest documentary Thursday, releasing a trailer online . The title is an inversion of his 2004 George W. Bush documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which became the highest grossing documentary ever with $222.4 million in worldwide box office. The date refers to when Trump was declared winner of the 2016 election: November 9th.
In the trailer, Moore calls Trump “the last president of the United States.”
“Fahrenheit 11/9” was initially to be distributed by The Weinstein Co. but will now be distributed by Tom Ortenberg’s newly launched Briarcliff Entertainment.
“Fahrenheit 11/9” will make its world premiere in Toronto on September 6.
Demi Lovato cancels tour dates to focus on recovery
NEW YORK (AP) — Demi Lovato has canceled the rest of her fall tour to focus on her recovery.
The singer was scheduled to perform in Mexico in September and in South America in November, but announced Thursday that she would not perform the shows.
Over the weekend Lovato checked out of the hospital she was rushed to on July 24 for a reported overdose. The 25-year-old wrote a lengthy post Sunday on Instagram, saying she remains committed to overcoming addiction.
Lovato has spoken about her struggles with an eating disorder, self-mutilation, drugs and alcohol. She celebrated six years of sobriety in March but recently relapsed, revealing the news in the song “Sober,” released in June. The track hit a new peak this week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching No. 47.
Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith will tour this fall
NEW YORK (AP) — The country’s poet laureate is going on the road.
The Library of Congress announced Thursday that Tracy K. Smith will be visiting Alaska, South Dakota, Maine and Louisiana over the next few months. The tour will coincide with the Sept. 4 release of “American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time,” a joint project between the Library and Graywolf Press. The book is an anthology featuring “different outlooks on America.” Contributing poets include former U.S. laureates Natasha Trethewey and Charles Wright and encompass a wide variety of ages, backgrounds and literary styles.
Smith is beginning her second 1-year term as poet laureate. Her own books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection “Life On Mars” and the memoir “Ordinary Light.”