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Spotlight: Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation's Celebrity Supporters

The mission of the Jeff Gordon Foundation is to support children battling cancer by funding programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure.

In addition, the Foundation provides support to the Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Hospital in Concord, Nc, which serves children in the community by providing a high level of primary and specialty care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Their Vision:

It is their vision that there will be a day when no child will face the uncertainty of cancer and that successful treatments will not result in negative, long-term effects.

In addition, they envision that the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital will serve as a model to other communities who want to provide the highest quality of care to all their children, regardless of their ability to pay.

Charities + Causes They Support:

CureSearch – Children
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Raindance Film Festival 2019 Review – Coureur

Coureur, 2019.

Directed by Kenneth Mercken

Starring Niels Willaerts, Koen De Graeve, Karlijn Sileghem, Fortunato Cerlino, Günther Lesage, Vladislav Prigunov, Anton Petrov, Nicola Rignanese

Synopsis:

A young boy grows up idolising his cyclist father, and then follows in his footsteps by pushing his body and the laws to the limit in order to achieve greatness in the sport.

Cycling is something of a niche spectator sport, so outside of Tron’s futuristic grid racing, and uninspiring Lance Armstrong biopic The Program, it’s no surprise that it hasn’t translated onto the big-screen. In fact, it only really bleeds into the public consciousness when the Olympics roll around, or if another doping scandal further diminishes its appeal and credibility.

Kenneth Mercken has taken those two elements – aiming to reach the pinnacle of the sport, and those who’ll manipulate their body in order to do so – and woven them into a
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Spotlight: The Miami Project's Celebrity Supporters

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is the world’s largest comprehensive spinal cord injury (Sci) research center, dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for paralysis.

By uniting a broad range of knowledge and talents, this team of scientists is accelerating the search for effective treatments for Sci.

Celebrity supporters

The Miami Project has 27 known supporters, including Muhammad Ali, Magic Johnson, and Lance Armstrong

Areas of work Physical Challenges Read more about The Miami Project's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Oprah Tops Celebrity Philanthropy A-ListThe Blues Mobile Comes to the BeachSports Stars To Raise Money To Cure ParalysisGloria Estefan To Receive Humanitarian HonorTommy Lee Jones Sets His Sights On Destination Fashion

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‘Maiden’ Review: An All-Female Crew’s Sail of the Century

‘Maiden’ Review: An All-Female Crew’s Sail of the Century
The year was 1989, when male chauvinists were dripping with disbelief that these “girls” could survive a nine-month yacht race, much less emerge as real contenders in a 32,000 nautical mile sailing sprint from Southampton, England, and back.

You don’t have to know port from starboard to build a rooting interest in the dazzling portrait that director Alex Holmes (Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story) has put together with invaluable help from editor Katie Bryer. He’s raided the archives and included interviews with the participants, who look back in
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“Charismatic, Ruthless”: Director Alex Gibney On Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes, Focus Of Emmy-Contending Doc ‘The Inventor’

“Charismatic, Ruthless”: Director Alex Gibney On Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes, Focus Of Emmy-Contending Doc ‘The Inventor’
Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced Silicon Valley entrepreneur once touted as the next Steve Jobs, will be portrayed in two upcoming fictionalized projects, one starring Jennifer Lawrence and the other with Kate McKinnon.

Lawrence’s big screen dramatization and McKinnon’s Hulu miniseries won’t be out for a while, but no waiting is required to see a nonfiction treatment of the Holmes story—The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is available right now on HBO on demand. It’s in contention for multiple Emmy nominations.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney directed the documentary, about the Stanford University dropout who launched blood-testing company Theranos and became the youngest self-made female billionaire ever before the enterprise collapsed in a blizzard of fraud allegations. Gibney says he didn’t anticipate how much The Inventor would resonate with viewers.

“The way it broke through kind of surprised me in the sense that now
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Alex Gibney to direct Boris Becker doc for 'Diego Maradona' backers Lorton (exclusive)

Alex Gibney to direct Boris Becker doc for 'Diego Maradona' backers Lorton (exclusive)
John Battsek of Passion Pictures producing doc.

Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind Taxi To The Dark Side and Going Clear: Scientology & The Prison Of Belief, is making a documentary about former tennis star Boris Becker.

Lorton Entertainment, the London-based company which financed 2019 Cannes title Diego Maradona, is executive producing and fully-financing Becker (working title). The company also holds the project’s global rights and will be introducing it to potential partners in Cannes.

John Battsek of Passion Pictures is producing the documentary with Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions.

The film will explore the life of Becker, who became a
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Tanya Simon Upped To Exec Editor At ’60 Minutes’

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Tanya Simon has been promoted to executive editor of 60 Minutes. The daughter of Bob Simon has worked for the broadcast for nearly 20 years and most recently was one of its senior producers. Her responsibilities included overseeing digital content and supervising production of 60 Minutes Sports for Showtime.

As a producer and associate producer, Simon played key roles in some of the CBS newsmag’s highest-profile reports. On Ed Bradley’s team, she produced news stories such as the Duke lacrosse rape case, and the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Simon then worked with nearly all the program’s correspondents for the next decade, and produced stories for Anderson Cooper, Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl, Oprah Winfrey, and her father.

Among Simon-produced segments was the first major television interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the first interview with hero pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, and the investigation that
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Tanya Simon Named Executive Editor of ’60 Minutes’

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Tanya Simon, a veteran at CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” has been named the new executive editor of the program, putting a female producer into the top echelon of the CBS News show after an unexpected transition of leadership.

Simon has worked for the broadcast for nearly 20 years and was one of the show’s senior producers. Among her recent responsibilities were overseeing digital content and the production of the spin-off “60 Minutes Sports” for Showtime, also part of CBS Corp. But her time at the program has included other significant duties. She produced some of former correspondent Ed Bradley’s most memorable segments, including coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Rape case, which took Peabody and Emmy awards, as well as an examination of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11.

She has also produced the first major television interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; an Emmy-winning first interview with hero pilot Capt.
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‘Screwball’ Film Review: Billy Corben’s Baseball Doping Doc Is Disreputable Fun

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The Florida Man Birthday Challenge on social media has made Sunshine State criminal weirdness into a badge of honor for us all: Google your birth date and “Florida Man” and you might get the headline “Florida man wasn’t drinking while driving, just at stop signs” or “Florida man who had sex with dolphin says it seduced him.”

I bring this up to note that if “Cocaine Cowboys” filmmaker Billy Corben — that Miami-based celebrator of all that’s criminally excessive about his state — doesn’t squeeze a jokey documentary series out of it soon, I’d be shocked.

Until then, we have “Screwball,” Corben’s adrenalized rehash of one of the more nationally rippling “Florida man” stories in recent memory, the Biogenesis steroid scandal that in 2013 exposed widespread doping in Major League Baseball. It’s a story that grew out of a petty cash dispute between underground “anti-aging” specialist Anthony
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Jussie Smollett Faces Prison, Career Ruin if He Lied About Attack

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Jussie Smollett Faces Prison, Career Ruin if He Lied About Attack
Jussie Smollett is facing prison time and the implosion of his career if it turns out he lied about being the target of a hate crime, legal and public relations experts say.

“The best thing that Jussie can do is pray and pray a lot,” said Ronn Torossian, founder of 5W Public Relations. “If he made it up, he has big problems in both the court of law and the court of public opinion.”

The “Empire” star claimed he was beaten up on Jan. 29 by two men who used racial and homophobic slurs. Smollett’s co-stars and colleagues on “Empire,” celebrities such as Ellen Page and Zendaya, and public figures such as Sen. Kamala Harris rallied behind the actor, releasing statements of support. However, Smollett’s account is now being challenged, with police investigating whether or not he paid two acquaintances, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, to stage the attack.

Chicago
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‘Maiden’ Trailer Spotlights All-Female Crew In 1989 Sailing Competition

Directed by Alex Holmes (Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story), Maiden is the true story of Tracy Edwards’ determined journey in leading an all-female crew in a 1989 yacht race. Edwards was a 24-year-old cook in charter boats before rising up the ranks to ultimately lead this group to compete at the Whitbread Round [...]

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Elizabeth Holmes Joins Alex Gibney’s Documentary Rogue Parade: Sundance

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Elizabeth Holmes Joins Alex Gibney’s Documentary Rogue Parade: Sundance
Long before the documentary became the hot film category, Alex Gibney directed one after another about a parade of flawed, scandalous people who go down in flames and disgrace. From Gotham governor Eliot Spitzer to the architects of the Enron scandal, to Lance Armstrong, Julian Assange to the recently indicted Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone, Gibney has covered them all. His docu brand is booming: his Netflix series Dirty Money, he reveals, just got renewed for a second season. Latest addition to his rogues gallery: Theranos’ architect Elizabeth Holmes, whose simple blood testing system made her a favorite of venture capitalists and briefly one of the world’s richest women, until the whole thing came crumbling down and left her facing prison. The result: The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley, a new film for HBO that he unveiled this weekend at Sundance. Here he tells great stories about
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Sundance: "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley"

The Film Experience has two contributors at Sundance this year, Murtada and Abe. So here's your first of several reports. -Editor

Alex Gibney discussing his new doc on opening night of Sundance 2019

by Abe Fried-Tanzer

One of the first films to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival comes from renowned documentarian Alex Gibney, who has previously taken on the Catholic Church, Scientology, Enron, and Lance Armstrong. He won an Oscar for his exposé on torture practices in the disturbing Taxi to the Dark Side (2007). It’s fair, at this point in his filmography, to assume that whatever Gibney wants to spotlight is going to be interesting.

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley tells the recent story of young entrepeneur Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos, which launched with the promise of performing over 200 medical tests using just a tiny drop of blood...
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Spotlight: Livestrong's Celebrity Supporters

Giving inspiration and empowerment to people with cancer through education, advocacy, public health and research programs.

Celebrity supporters

Livestrong has 20 known supporters, including Sharon Stone, Matt Damon, and Halle Berry

Areas of work Cancer Read more about Livestrong's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Lance Armstrong Party Raises $1 MillionJoin Lance Armstrong's Army To Fight Breast CancerOprah Tops Celebrity Philanthropy A-ListNBA Star Charles Barkley Donates to Fire VictimsLance Armstrong Stands Up To Cancer Tonight

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10 Things Every Celebrity Should Do When Making a Public Apology (Guest Column)

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10 Things Every Celebrity Should Do When Making a Public Apology (Guest Column)
It’s true. PR people are often called “apologists.” I don’t bristle at that description, because apologizing and getting it right is a crucial skill set for today’s crisis manager.

Apologies are hard to do — they are humbling, irritating and often required during periods of high emotional pressure and agitation. I promise, we live in a very forgiving world, people want to forgive you. A solid apology allows that.

For public figures apologies may affect your image, your career options and of course your income, and I have always believed that our reputations are the most valuable things we own.

As we just saw with Kevin Hart and the Oscars, a botched apology can lose you a dream job if handled badly.

Don’t let the anger get the best of you. Get in touch with your most rational self, and get a team together to help you.
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Spotlight: Lance Armstrong's Charity Work

Lance ran the NY Marathon in support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Armstrong donated a shoe he wore during one of his Tour de France wins to be auctioned off for Leukaemia Research.

Charities & foundations supported

Lance Armstrong has supported the following charities:

Athletes For HopeAugie's QuestBuoniconti Fund To Cure ParalysisEntertainment Industry FoundationJeff Gordon Children's FoundationLeukaemia and Lymphoma ResearchLIVESTRONGPablove FoundationPadres Contra el CancerStand Up To CancerSTILLERSTRONGThe Dempsey CenterThe Miami ProjectTony Hawk FoundationUS Doctors for Africa Read more about Lance Armstrong's charity work and events. Related articles Lance Armstrong Party Raises $1 MillionJoin Lance Armstrong's Army To Fight Breast CancerStar Athletes Create Charity TeamOprah Tops Celebrity Philanthropy A-ListJerry Lewis Tops Charity Survey

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Lance Armstrong Shades Alex Rodriguez, I'm a Better Person Than You!

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Lance Armstrong Shades Alex Rodriguez, I'm a Better Person Than You!
Lance Armstrong is still pissed that fellow admitted cheater Alex Rodriguez has essentially been forgiven by society while he's still considered a villain -- since Lance says he's done Way more to help people. "A-Rod didn't raise half a Billion dollars and try to save people's lives," Armstrong said on the "Today" show ... obviously referring to the work he did with the Livestrong foundation.  Armstrong then threw even more shade at the baseball player ... sarcastically saying,
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Spotlight: Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis's Celebrity Supporters

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis serves as the national fundraising arm of The Miami Project by generating awareness and funds to reasearch treatments and a cure for spinal cord injuries.

Celebrity supporters

Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis has 29 known supporters, including Muhammad Ali, Magic Johnson, and Lance Armstrong

Areas of work Physical Challenges Read more about Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles The Blues Mobile Comes to the BeachSports Stars To Raise Money To Cure ParalysisTommy Lee Jones Sets His Sights On Destination FashionDestination Fashion Attracts Big Names For CharityWalter Cronkite's Charitable Life

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Cary Deuber dated Lance Armstrong and here’s all the details

Cary Deuber and the ladies were in Copenhagen, Denmark during last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Dallas and decided to go for a bike ride throughout the city. During a confessional interview, Deuber revealed she had dated Lance Armstrong for six months and he had taught her a thing or two about bike rides. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live back in September 2017, Cary revealed that she had dated Lance Armstrong for six months. She also mentioned that they had sex on his private jet. This was back in 2006, long before his doping scandal, […]

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Back to One, Episode 29: Leave No Trace Actor Ben Foster

With riveting performances in films such as Hell or High Water, The Messenger and 3:10 to Yuma, Ben Foster established himself as an intensely serious actor who goes all-in for a role. With this year’s Leave No Trace, Foster takes that same intensity and brilliantly turns it inward, portraying a laconic veteran who suffers from Ptsd and survives in the woods of Oregon with his teenage daughter, played by Thomasin McKenzie. Foster talks about working with McKensie to establish the connection they needed, why he took performance enhancing drugs to play Lance Armstrong, and the “emotional erectile disfunction” of over-directing. […]
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