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Fyre Fest Caterer Receives Over $130,000 in GoFundMe Donations

The internet is lending a hand to a restaurant owner from the Bahamas after she revealed she lost her life savings feeding stranded festivalgoers during the 2017 Fyre Festival fiasco. Celebrities’ Biggest Social Media Fails When fans learned of Maryann Rolle’s heart-wrenching story in Netflix’s new documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, they jumped at the chance to donate money on her GoFundMe page, which she created on January 14. In just over one week, donations ...
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‘Fyre’ and ‘Fyre Fraud’: Which One is Better? (And Which One is Less Ethically Compromised?)

It’s been less than two years since the debacle of the Fyre Festival. The proposed event on a Bahamian island was going to showcase major musical acts such as Blink-182 and Major Lazer; it was overseen by, among others, rapper Ja Rule; and it would create a new Coachella or Burning Man for the social-media elite. Of course, the dreams of the festival organizers were revealed to be impossible at best and criminal at worst; when attendees (who had paid an insane amount of money) arrived, they...
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Ja Rule Slams New Fyre Festival Documentaries: I Was ‘Hustled, Scammed’

Ja Rule, who was a co-founder of the Fyre Festival, has slammed two new documentaries about the failed event, claiming he was a victim too. Recording artist Ja Rule backstage at Sony Hall on December 29, 2018 in New York City. Getty Images Celebs Fight Back on Social Media Hulu’s Fyre Fraud and Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened chronicle the creation and the epic downfall of the 2017 Bahamian music festival, which the rapper and Billy McFarland organized....
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Fyre Festival: Ja Rule says he was scammed by Billy McFarland too

The rapper responds to critics who questioned his involvement in the 2017 festival disaster.
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Ja Rule Criticizes New Fyre Festival Documentaries

Netflix and Hulu both released documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival this past week. Fyre Fraud and Fyre follow the failed music festival and its co-founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule. The audience response was generally positive. Ja Rule, on the other hand, had some qualms. He tweeted, "I … More »
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Netflix's 'Fyre' director says Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland could make a comeback when he gets out of prison

Despite Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland currently serving a six-year prison sentence for fraud charges related to the disastrous music festival, Netflix's "Fyre" director Chris Smith thinks we haven't seen the last of McFarland. Smith told Business Insider he feels that way because of how easy it was for McFarland to rebound after Fyre.  But Erik Bernstein, vice president of Bernstein Crisis Management, told Business Insider most people going forward are not going to trust something that...
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Fyre Festival Documentaries: The 10 Most Outrageous Moments

It is perhaps only fitting that two documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival, one of the most high-profile fraudulent failures in history, would arrive during the same week — a fitting cap on a tragicomedy of errors that, as both films outline in excruciating detail, unfolded like a slow-motion plane crash in the spring of […]
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A Week In Southwest Michigan On A Joint $146,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: an accountant who makes $23,000 per year ($146,000 when combined with her husband) and spends some of her money this week on Honey Nut Cheerios.Occupation: AccountantIndustry: NonprofitAge: 43Location: Southwest MichiganMy Income: $23,000 between my t...
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Exclusive: Don't Miss The New Gender Equity Campaign Inspired By The RBG Movie

Though she’s long been an icon, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ("RBG") has increasingly stepped into the media spotlight lately. Her decades-long legacy is the inspiration behind the recent film On The Basis Of Sex, which chronicles some of the challenges she has faced in her long fight for equal rights.Though the film is sure to inspire viewers, it’s also spurred the creation of a new initiative jointly spearheaded by Participant Media and the ACLU called All Rise. Hinged on the ide...
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We watched Netflix's and Hulu's docs about the doomed Fyre Festival, and one gives you a better look inside the fiasco

2017's Fyre Festival became a viral sensation when hundreds of people expecting to party with celebrities on an island in the Bahamas showed up to an event in complete disarray. Now two documentaries, Netflix's "Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened" and Hulu's "Fyre Fraud," recount the experience of being there and shed light on the person behind it who is now in prison for fraud. Here's what we think the movies' strengths are and which one is the best to watch.SEE ALSO: Netflix's Fyre ...
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We watched both Netflix and Hulu's docs about the doomed Fyre Festival, and one gives you a better look inside the fiasco

2017's Fyre Festival became a viral sensation when hundreds of people expecting to party with celebrities on an island in the Bahamas showed up to an event in complete disarray. Now two documentaries, Netflix's "Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened" and Hulu's "Fyre Fraud," are out that recount the experience of being there and shed light on the person behind it who is now in prison for fraud. After seeing both movies, here's what we think the movies' strengths are and which one is the b...
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Fyre's Billy McFarland Has Negative Money In The Bank

In April 2017, hundreds of millennials descended on the Bahamas for what they were promised would be a luxury Coachella held on a private island once owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Tickets cost between $4,000 and $12,000 to attend what was being marketed as "the best in food, art, music, and adventure on the boundaries of the impossible." Turns out, it was just plain impossible.After stepping off the plane, attendees quickly realized there were no models gallivanting on the beach, ...
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‘Fyre’ and ‘Fyre Fraud’ Reviews: Behind the Scenes of a Music Festival Fiasco

Two documentaries try to unpack a spectacular scheme by Billy McFarland, now in prison, who used social media to sell a music festival in the Bahamas.
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Netflix's 'Fyre' director hits back at Hulu's 'whitewashing' criticism and says the Fyre Festival founder wanted $125,000 for an interview

Netflix's "Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened" director Chris Smith talked to Business Insider about the one-year process to make a documentary about the doomed Fyre Festival. "Fyre" is one of two documentaries out this week that look at the festival. The other is Hulu's "Fyre Fraud." Smith defended his movie's objectivity, despite Hulu's claims that the movie isn't objective because of the involvement of Jerry Media, which handled social media for the Fyre Festival. Smith also said ...
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30 Netflix Movies To Get Excited For In 2019

2018 was the year we finally grasped the purpose of a Netflix movie. They're there to create unforgettable internet moments, experienced together. To All the Boys I Loved Before and Set It Up reminded us, after a long drought, that we do indeed love the romantic comedy. Bandersnatch had us waking up at seven in the morning to try out all the different possible endings before work. After a flurry of memes, Bird Box eventually inspired an ill-advised real world challenge. And that's not even touc...
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Netflix was tipped off that Hulu would surprise-release its Fyre Festival documentary first but wasn't concerned

The director of Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary, Chris Smith, told Business Insider that he was tipped off that Hulu was going to release its Fyre doc ahead of his movie's release. Smith said when he told Netflix what Hulu was planning "it just wasn't an issue to them," as the company stayed focused on its global release on Friday. According to Google Trends, there's more interest in Netflix's "Fyre" (available Friday) than Hulu's "Fyre Fraud" (now available).   Hulu shocked many by surpr...
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Official Trailer for Hulu's Own 'Fyre Fraud' Doc About the Fyre Festival

"It's a great time to be a con man in America." Well, this just got interesting. Hulu has debuted an official trailer for and already released their documentary Fyre Fraud, a feature-length film about the infamous Fyre Festival disaster. Netflix also released a trailer for their documentary, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, just last week pitting these two films head-to-head. Which is even more peculiar because apparently this documentary calls out the other one for being biased...
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These photos reveal why the 27-year-old organizer of the disastrous Fyre Festival has been sentenced to 6 years in prison

Two hotly anticipated TV shows documenting the wild Fyre Festival saga begin streaming this week. Hulu's version debuted on Monday, while Netflix's will follow on Friday.  Billy McFarland, the organizer of the festival, was sentenced to six years in prison in October and ordered to forfeit $26 million. McFarland to wire-fraud charges in relation to Fyre Festival, which became infamous after hundreds of attendees were left stranded in the Bahamas last year. In June 2018, McFarland was arreste...
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Fyre Fraud: Hulu Debuts Trailer for Fyre Festival Documentary

Fyre Fraud: Hulu debuts trailer for Fyre festival documentary Days before Netflix is set to debut their own documentary on the subject, Hulu has released the official trailer for their own documentary film, Fyre Fraud, centered around the 2017 music event Fyre Festival that turned into a complete disaster. The film is now available for streaming, exclusively at Hulu. Check out the video below! RELATED: Ask Dr. Ruth: Hulu Debuts Trailer for New Documentary Feature P...
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‘Fyre Fraud’ Trailer: Hulu Beats Netflix to the Punch With Their Own Fyre Festival Documentary

Here’s something many people didn’t see coming, including Netflix: five days before Netflix launches Fyre, their documentary about the ill-fated Fyre Festival, Hulu has dropped a Fyre Festival doc of their own. Below, you can check out the Fyre Fraud trailer, which announces Hulu’s now-streaming documentary. Of the two docs, Fyre Fraud is the only one to feature an exclusive interview with Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland. Fyre Fraud Is this the beginning of a streaming war? In what c...
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Netflix and Hulu are releasing competing documentaries on the Fyre Festival debacle, but Netflix is dominating Google search interest

Hulu released a documentary on the disastrous Fyre Festival on Monday, days before Netflix is set to release its own. But data from Google Trends shows that Netflix has been leading Hulu in search interest on the subject. The streaming war is heating up, with Netflix and Hulu releasing competing documentaries on the exact same subject this week. Hulu surprise dropped a Fyre Festival documentary on Monday called "Fyre Fraud," days before Netflix is set to release "Fyre," its own documentary on...
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Hulu appears poised to win the Fyre Festival documentary race

Looks like Hulu is going to beat Netflix to market with their Fyre Festival documentary. Two documentaries on a festival that didn't happen. I was not one-documentary interested, but Mark is making popcorn. Hollywood Reporter: Fyre Fraud, a documentary chronicling the lead-up and aftermath of 2017’s disastrous Fyre Festival, is airing on Hulu. Hulu dropped the documentary, produced and distributed by The Cinemart, Hulu, Billboard and Mic, Monday morning, with no advance notice. Netflix’s c...
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How Fyre festival went up in flames

How did 2017’s Ja Rule-backed, Bella Hadid-endorsed festival go so spectacularly wrong? A new Netflix documentary chases some unanswered questions“Just take it away and let me start a new beginning … it really pains me when I have to talk about it.” MaryAnn Rolle sits outside her restaurant on Great Exuma in the Bahamas, holding back the tears as she looks towards the camera.Like many other Bahamians, she believed that a new luxury music festival organised by rapper Ja Rule and serial entreprene...
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Watch this trailer for the new Fyre Festival documentary!

The Fyre Festival documentary premieres on Netflix on January 18 and I can't wait. If you remember the Fyre Festival, you definitely weren't there... because, y'know, it didn't happen. And I'm glad, because if it did, we wouldn't have this fantastically ridiculous story. From NetFlix: Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre Festival was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh a...
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‘Fyre’ Trailer: Netflix’s Documentary About the Music Festival’s Legendary Failure

Where were you in April of 2017? For your sake, I hope you weren’t on a private island in the Bahamas attending the infamous Fyre Festival, but if you did happen to be there, maybe we’ll see you in the background of Fyre, a new Netflix documentary that provides a first-hand account of the legendarily terrible music festival. Organizers promised attendees they’d be a part of an epic, unforgettable experience, and they certainly were – but far from the one they expected. Fyre Festival Movie Tr...
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Official Trailer for 'Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened' Doc

"Closer to.. Lord of the Flies than Coachella." Netflix has unveiled an official full-length trailer for the new documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, a film about the infamous, disastrous music festival known as the "Fyre Festival". This documentary is the latest from filmmaker Chris Smith, who previously made the fantastic Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond also for Netflix. So the story goes that in 2017, Fyre Media found Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule tried to put toget...
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Watch The Trailer For Netflix’s Fyre Fest Doc

The first in a slew of documentaries and fictionalizations about the ill-fated Fyre Festival is scheduled to hit Netflix next week (1/18). It's called FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, and it was directed by Chris Smith, whose documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (also with Netflix) got nominated for an … More »
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Watch Trailer for Netflix’s Fyre Festival Documentary, ‘The Greatest Party That Never Happened’

Netflix today dropped a trailer for “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened,” its documentary on the disastrous 2017 festival, which collapsed before it even started and landed its organizer, Billy McFarland, a six-year prison sentence. The doc will premiere on Jan. 18. “Fyre” is directed by Chris Smith, who helmed last year’s documentary “Jim & Andy: The […]
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Netflix’s Fyre Trailer: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix’s Fyre trailer: The greatest party that never happened Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, which gives an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival. You can check out the trailer below, as well as the new poster and photos in the gallery! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
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Netflix To Release Fyre Festival Doc: Watch The Teaser

The failed Fyre Festival is the subject of a documentary to be released on Netflix next month. The doc “gives a first-hand look into the disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves.” Promoter Billy McFarland received a six-year prison sentence.     Get your exclusive first look at FYRE — a revealing new doc about the insanity and rapid unraveling of Fyre Festival: the greatest party that never happened. Premieres January 18. #NetflixNewsWeek
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