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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...
Tags: Twitter, Movies, Features, Netflix, Showtime, Parks and Recreation, Smith, Hulu, Dave Chappelle, Billy, Chris Smith, Lazer, Tobias, McFarland, Scott Tobias, U S Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Alexander: As Boatwright goes, so go the USC Trojans

Jonah Mathews #2 of the USC Trojans reacts with Kevin Porter Jr. after coming out of the game against the UCLA Bruins in the second half of a NCAA basketball game at the Galen Center on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. USC Trojans won 80-67. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Shaqquan Aaron #0 of the USC Trojans controls the ball against Prince Ali #23 of the UCLA Bruins in the second half of a NCAA basketball game at the Galen Center on Saturday, Janua...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon State, TCU, Ali, Usc, Ucla, Chris Smith, Alexander

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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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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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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Hulu unexpectedly releases “Fyre Fraud” days before Netflix’s competing documentary

Not since the literary biopic showdown between “Capote” and “Infamous” has there been such an intense battle for the attention of viewers. This time, the fight is between Hulu and Netflix’s competing documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival, a 2017 music festival whose failure led to eight lawsuits and a six-year prison sentence for co-founder Billy McFarland. Hulu unexpectedly released its film, “Fyre Fraud” today, just four days before Netflix’s “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never ...
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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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UCLA stages historic comeback, stuns Oregon in overtime

Oregon’s Francis Okoro, left, and Paul White battle UCLA’s Kris Wilkes (13) for a rebound with Oregon’s Victor Bailey, right, looking on during the first half of Thursday’s Pac-12 game in Eugene, Ore. (AP photo/Chris Pietsch) UCLA’s Kris Wilkes, left, shoots over Oregon’s Payton Pritchard, center, and Paul White, right, during the the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan 10, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP photo/Chris Pietsch) Sound The gallery will resume in secon...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Syracuse, Smith, Oregon State, Ducks, Ali, Usc, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins

House GOPers Bucking Trump On Shutdown Grows To 12, Including Last NRCC Chair

The group of House Republicans voting to buck President Trump and end the government shutdown grew to a dozen members on Thursday — including the GOP’s most recent campaign chairman. Twelve Republicans voted to fully fund the Departments of Transportation and Housing & Urban Development Thursday afternoon, up a bit from a previous high of eight members on Wednesday. There were two new Republicans in this group, including Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), who until just weeks ago was chairman of the N...
Tags: Transportation, News, Gop, House, Davis, Hud, Dc, Trump, Chris Smith, Upton, Walden, Greg Walden, National Republican Congressional Committee, Stivers, Steve Stivers, NRCC

‘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...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Bahamas, Chris Smith, McFarland, Netflix/Streaming Video, Steven Starr, Billy McFarland, Fyre, Jim Andy

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 »
Tags: Video, Music, Netflix, Ja Rule, Chris Smith, Fyre Festival, Billy McFarland, Jim Andy

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 […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Chris Smith, Fyre Festival, Billy McFarland, Jim Andy

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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Eight House Republicans Buck Trump, Vote For Bill To Reopen Gov’t Agencies

Eight House Republicans split with President Trump and party leaders on Wednesday and voted for a bill to reopen portions of the government, a slight uptick from earlier votes. The bill would fund the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service, and was the latest in a series House Democratic bills that would reopen parts or all of the government, all part of an attempt to ratchet up pressure on Republicans in both chambers. Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) joi...
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, House, Dc, Trump, Chris Smith, Democratic, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Greg Walden, John Katko R NY, Cameron Joseph, Eight House, Adam Kinzinger R IL, Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service

How UCLA men’s basketball has changed with Murry Bartow

LOS ANGELES — The seconds couldn’t tick off fast enough. The game had gotten out of hand long ago and toward the end of UCLA’s ugly 29-point loss to Cincinnati on Dec. 19, TV cameras caught a telling glimpse of UCLA’s bench. Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands hid his face behind his left hand, the white shooting sleeve on his arm pulled down around this wrist like a bracelet. Cody Riley, sitting to his right, stared at his feet. Two weeks and a coaching change later, the bench energy was dramatically ...
Tags: Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, PAC, College sports, Espn, Ducks, Baylor, Ucla, Cincinnati, Chris Smith, Bruins, Eugene

Showdown looms for major bike parking policy update

Hot off the presses. Portland has adopted goals to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent (Climate Action Plan), make 70 percent of trips by something other than driving alone (Comprehensive Plan), and reach a 25 percent cycling usage rate (Transportation System Plan) by 2035. To reach these goals we must have ample, accessible, and secure bicycle parking available citywide. And it was with these goals in mind that the City of Portland embarked on their Bicycle Parking Code Update project in 20...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Smith, Chris Smith, PSC, Schultz, Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission, Bike Parking, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Katherine Schultz, Portland Business Alliance

Pelosi and ilk introduce bill to criminalize private gun sales Quote: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced legislation to criminalize private gun sales on Tuesday. Quote: The Democrats are joined by three House Republicans: Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). The EVIL party is living up to its reputation. The...
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Big West basketball: UC Irvine enters conference play with confidence

After two months of nonconference play, with some teams going through grueling schedules, Big West play starts this week. UC Irvine enters with a bit of a chip on its shoulder. After winning regular-season titles in three of the previous four seasons, the Anteaters finished tied for second last season and lost to Cal State Fullerton in the Big West tournament final, just missing a ticket to March Madness. Still, no one has lost much confidence in UC Irvine, the preseason pick to win the Big West...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Yale, Davis, Arizona Cardinals, College sports, UC Davis, Cal State Fullerton, Ali, Usc, Turner, Ucla, Chris Smith

Video: Chris Smith on his role in UCLA’s starting lineup

Guard Chris Smith talks about adjusting to a position in the starting lineup and just how fast UCLA can play under interim head coach Murry Bartow.
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ucla, Chris Smith

UCLA beats California 98-83 to start Pac-12 play at 2-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Wilkes scored 18 points, and UCLA pulled away in the second half to beat California 98-83 on Saturday, giving the Bruins a sweep on opening weekend of Pac-12 play. Moses Brown added 16 points and nine rebounds, Chris Smith had 15 points and reserve David Singleton had a second straight […]
Tags: News, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, David Singleton, Moses Brown, Kris Wilkes

UCLA men’s basketball won’t rest, aims for Pac-12 sweep

Minutes after ending a demoralizing four-game losing streak, Murry Bartow’s celebratory mood suddenly turned into shock. A UCLA player approached the interim head coach after the Bruins’ 92-70 win over Stanford on Thursday night and asked if Friday’s practice would require the players to tape their ankles before their game against Cal on Saturday. Buckle up, Bartow assured him. “I looked at him like he was nuts,” the 57-year-old said. “Yeah, we’re going to tape.” The Bruins (8-6, 1-0 Pac-12) can...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Nba, PAC, College sports, Syracuse, Jack, Smith, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Cal, Bartow

Alexander: Energy, effort and emotion get UCLA’s Bartow Era II off to a good start

UCLA guard David Singleton celebrates as time expires in the Bruins’ 92-70 victory over Stanford in Thursday’s Pac-12 opener at Pauley Pavilion. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) UCLA guard Kris Wilkes dunks as Stanford forward KZ Okpala watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds UCLA guard David Singleton, right, shoots as Stanford forward Lukas Kisunas def...
Tags: Energy, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, Steve, Ucla, Belmont, Chris Smith, Alexander

UCLA beats Stanford, ends slide in Murry Bartow’s debut as coach

Stanford forward KZ Okpala, left, and UCLA guard Jaylen Hands reach for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) UCLA interim coach Murry Bartow yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stanford on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds UCLA guard Jaylen Hands, right, celebrates...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Notre Dame, Ali, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Brown, Prince Ali, Wilkes, Pauley Pavilion

UCLA men’s basketball notebook: Murry Bartow makes lineup change in interim debut

LOS ANGELES — UCLA floundered to a fourth consecutive loss last Saturday, falling to Liberty by 15 points and committing more turnovers than made field goals. Steve Alford said he would make a lineup change. What followed was a coaching change, as Alford was dismissed less than 48 hours after the loss, but his replacement, Murry Bartow, still fulfilled his predecessor’s promise. In Bartow’s first game as the head coach at UCLA, he inserted guard Chris Smith into the starting lineup against Stanf...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Smith, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Bartow, Jodi, Alford, Steve Alford, Michael Price, Kris Wilkes

UCLA falls to Liberty, closing non-conference play with fourth straight loss

Lovell Cabbil Jr. #3 of the Liberty Flames shoots the ball against Jaylen Hands #4 of the UCLA Bruins during the first half at Pauley Pavilion on December 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images) Keenan Gumbs #5 of the Liberty Flames drives to the basket during the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion on December 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds C...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Liberty, College sports, Ucla, Belmont, Cincinnati, Chris Smith, Bruins, Bernard, Los Angeles California, Wilkes, UCLA Bruins, Pauley Pavilion

Edward Shin made it seem like his San Juan Capistrano business partner was alive, but he had killed him months before

How do you make another person disappear? For Edward Shin, faced with his friend and business partner lying in a pool of blood in their San Juan Capistrano office, it was a pressing question. For more than half a year, Shin found the answer: bold deceptions and brazen lies, taking over his dead friend’s emails and concocting wild tales of exotic trips across the world. Those tales, Shin’s own attorney would later admit, emotionally tortured Chris Smith’s increasingly worried parents and brother ...
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566 Toxic masculinity

Kevin Patterson, Chris Smith, Lusty Guy, and Minx discuss what we mean by "toxic masculinity" and how we should respond to both the term and the thing itself. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit 1:15 Host chat 1:30 Topic: Toxic masculinity Kevin Patterson, creator of the Poly Role Models blog and author of Love’s Not Color Blind and For Hire: Operator, Chris Smith, a doctoral student at Howard University, author of Open to Love: Poly...
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President Trump Signs Iraq & Syria Genocide Relief & Accountability Act of 2018

President Trump Signs Iraq & Syria Genocide Relief & Accountability Act of 2018 :President Donald J. Trump is joined by legislators and Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil-Kurdistan, Iraq, left, as he signs H.R. 390-Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018 Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) Washington, DC – -( Today, President Donald J. Trump participated in a signing ceremony for H.R. ...
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‘Fyre’ Trailer: Netflix Takes You Inside the Greatest Party that Never Happened, The Fyre Festival

The Fyre Festival was sold as a luxury music festival hosted on a private island where guests could live like rock stars – for a hefty price. Once attendees arrived, however, chaos reigned. Instead of fancy villas and gourmet meals, they were greeted with tents and – perhaps worst of all – cheese sandwiches. A scam was afoot, and lawsuits followed. Netflix will take viewers inside the disastrous non-festival with the new documentary Fyre, hitting the streaming service in January. Watch the Fyre...
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