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Everyone Who Ignored Trump’s Requests To Do Something Obstruction-esque

As special counsel Robert Mueller himself said, President Trump may have been more successful in influencing the Russia investigation had his aides been more willing to go along with his requests. As we go through the report, we’re keeping a running list of all the people who had to ignore or rebuff a request from Trump to do something to meddle in the investigation: Chris Christie:  After former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s resignation, Trump dined with former Gov. Chris Christie, ...
Tags: Chris Christie, News, Russia, Fbi, Reince Priebus, Justice Department, Trump, Christie, Tierney Sneed, Flynn, Jeff Sessions, Comey, McFarland, Mike Flynn, Obstruction of Justice, Robert Mueller

Hulu and Netflix may face subpoena over Fyre Festival documentaries

Hulu LLC and Netflix Inc. may face subpoenas over their production of documentaries about the festival. Gregory Messer, the Chapter 7 trustee for the Fyre Festival estate, sought the subpoenas in a filing Tuesday in bankruptcy court. He asked the judge to require Hulu and Netflix to show whether they paid for footage that should have been deemed an asset of the company. “In order to create the documentaries, both Hulu and Netflix used unique behind-the-scenes footage of the festival,” Messer s...
Tags: Advertising, Netflix, Hulu, Bahamas, Netflix Inc, Messer, McFarland, Hulu LLC, Billy McFarland, Gregory Messer

Gary McFarland on Madison Ave.

Following my post on Gary McFarland last week, I nosed around online and found a Fresca TV ad that McFarland wrote, arranged and conducted in 1966. It was posted by Kristian St. Clair, who directed the documentary This Is Gary McFarland. First, here's the Fresca soda ad, with McFarland in the ad conducting... So I reached out to Kristian to find out more about McFarland's advertising career. Here's what Kristian told me: Hi Marc. I'm glad you asked. It's definitely one of my favorite Gary ...
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Olivia, Gary and the Zombies

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Olivia Newton-John for my my "House Call" column in the paper's Mansion section (go here). Until I began my pre-interview research, I had no idea Olivia's grandfather was Max Born, the physicist and mathematician who received a Nobel Prize for developing quantum mechanics. Or that when her mother was little, Albert Einstein played violin in her mother's home in Germany while her father played piano. As Olivia pertly remarked, "Well, at leas...
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Gary McFarland: Departure Point

In the late 1950s and early '60s, a new breed of jazz arranger began to surface. Some were deeply influenced by modern classical orchestral music. Others such as Johnny Mandel, Manny Albam, Johnny Pate and Oliver Nelson were swayed by the drama and subtle incidental melodies of television and the movies. Among the latter group, the most innovative and musically dashing was Gary McFarland. Born in Oregon in 1933, McFarland was something of a savant, teaching himself to play boogie-woogie piano....
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Jared Kushner uses WhatsApp to talk with foreign leaders, claims Cummings

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings says Abbe Lowell has confirmed that President Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner has been using the encryptable/disappear-able messaging WhatsApp to communicate with leaders of foreign nations. "Mr. Lowell could not answer whether Mr. Kushner's communications included classified information." Mr. Kushner's attorney disputes the claims in the Cummings letter. Kushner's the tip of the iceberg -- the House attention to this ...
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Status Anxiety and the Scam Economy

In a stratified society, people will do desperate things to seem successful.
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ESPN says goodbye to the Booger McFarland's BoogerMobile on 'Monday Night Football'

ESPN will ditch the roaming sideline vehicle used by analyst Booger McFarland on next year's Monday Night Football broadcasts.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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How and when to watch CIF State basketball championship games

The 2019 CIF State championship basketball games will take place Friday and Saturday at the Golden 1 Arena in Sacramento. Tip-off begins at 10 a.m. each day. If you are unable to make the trip to Sacramento, here are a few options to keep up with all the action this weekend. Spectrum Networks (Spectrum SportsNet or Spectrum News 1) will broadcast all of the championship games live. TV game schedule: Friday, March 810:00 a.m.     Division V Girls – Caruthers vs. Ramona – (SportsNet)12:00 p.m.    ...
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Here Are All 81 Of The Trump Associates Who House Dems Want To Hear From

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Monday announced a sprawling investigation into the Trump administration’s “threats against the rule of law,” requesting documents from some 81 individuals, corporations and entities associated with President Trump’s 2016 campaign, presidential transition and tenure in office. The topics they’re probing range from Russia’s interference in the presidential election to the Trump Organization paying off women who claim to have had affairs with Trump. Be...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, General Services Administration, Julian Assange, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Reince Priebus, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Viktor Vekselberg, Michael Cohen, Corey Lewandowski, Hope Hicks, Roger Stone

Movie reviews. Almost.

I am on a sad-movie-watching binge. It started a few weeks ago. Wait. No. It probably started when I was in third grade and there was no grownup home until 8pm, so after school I went to the movie theater every day for a week to watch Wilbur lose Charlotte and learn to fend for himself. I think people who have sadness in their life use movies to work out their sadness by seeing it in other people. You know that truism about how we see other people so much more clearly than we see ourselves? I...
Tags: Careers, Charlotte, Blogroll, Frye, DSM, Wilbur, McFarland, Billy McFarland

Andy King, Subject of the Most Infamous Scene in ‘Fyre’, Begged Filmmakers to Cut It

Of the two recently released Fyre Festival documentaries, only one featured a scene where someone confessed that they’d be willing to perform fellatio in order to help the soon-to-be-doomed fest succeed. That would be Netflix’s Fyre, in which event producer Andy King admits that Fyre Festival “mastermind” Billy McFarland asked him to perform oral sex on some guy in order to secure a large quantity of Evian water for the festival. The moment quickly went viral after Fyre premiered, and turned Ki...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Netflix, King, Andy King, Andy, McFarland, Billy McFarland, Fyre

What to Expect From Disney+ and the Fox Merger, According to Disney Film Chief Alan Horn

The Disney brand has become more than just Disney now. In addition to its gigantic studios Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar, Disney will soon be an umbrella that will encompass all of the 21st Century Fox properties. But what exactly can we expect from Disney future projects as the Fox acquisition moves forward and Disney readies itself to jump into the streaming wars with the upcoming launch of Disney+? Walt Disney Studios chief Alan Horn is here to talk about that and more in a new interview abou...
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Report: Officials Pushed Flynn’s Saudi Nuke Project After Warnings It Broke Law

fThe Trump White House pursued a controversial nuclear energy project linked to Saudi Arabia even after warnings from career National Security Council staff and ethics officials that doing so without congressional approval would violate the law, the House Oversight Committee said in a preliminary report Tuesday. The project was pushed by a top aide to ex-National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, who served as an advisor to a company lobbying for the project, and the aide continued to stress that ...
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Ja Rule wants to put on another event like Fyre Fest: 'In the midst of chaos, there's opportunity'

The rapper Ja Rule told TMZ he has plans for an "iconic" music festival similar to the failed Fyre Fest, which was the subject of Netflix and Hulu documentaries this year. Ja Rule helped create the 2017 Fyre Fest with entrepreneur Billy McFarland, who is currently in prison for fraud.  "In the midst of chaos, there's opportunity," Ja Rule said. The catastrophic would-be music festival, Fyre Fest, was the subject of two documentaries this year from Netflix and Hulu. The rapper Ja Rule, who hel...
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Introducing Trout Smith's

I don't think I'll ever forget getting a phone call from Shane Gray of Graywolf Rods which was not too long after I had started writing this website in 2008.  Shane wanted to talk about fiberglass fly rods and what his ideas were moving forward and it was pretty exciting to have a builder that I followed and admired reach out for where I thought this whole "Glass Revolution" was going.That first phone call was followed by many other phone calls, text messages and emails over the years and I've w...
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Fyre Festivals Billy McFarland Ordered to Pay $2.8 Million to Investor

In hot water … again. Fyre Festival cofounder Billy McFarland lost a pricey lawsuit that will require him to refund one of the investors who funded the botched event. Stars at Court According to court documents obtained by Us Weekly, a judge in New York ordered the businessman, 27, on Thursday, February 7, to pay EHL Funding $2.8 million plus 30 percent interest and the company’s attorney fees. The ruling was a default judgment because McFarland “failed to appear, answer or otherwise...
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This leaked Fyre Festival pitch deck shows how Billy McFarland was able to secure millions for the most overhyped festival in history

A leaked sales deck for 2017's Fyre Festival contains the pitch CEO Billy McFarland gave investors ahead of the failed event. The sales deck contains misleading information about Fyre Festival, and has been described as "beyond parody." McFarland got investors to pump $26 million into the doomed festival, money he was ordered to forfeit after he was sentenced to six years in prison for fraud. A leaked sales presentation from Fyre Media reveals the pitch CEO Billy McFarland gave investors in t...
Tags: Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Bahamas, Vanity Fair, Securities And Exchange Commission, Don, McFarland, Nick Bilton, Billy McFarland, Fyre Media

This Nail Brand Is Donating Money to the Ripped-Off Fyre Fest Bahamian Workers

In 2017, "business man" Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule teamed up to create what was supposed to be a luxurious Bahamian music festival called Fyre Festival, that ended up being a severe failure with tents and cold cheese sandwiches. In the last month, both Hulu and Netflix have both come out with documentaries on the now legendary disaster, and it's coming to light that many of the Bahamian workers that were hired by McFarland were not paid. The people behind nail brand Digits are just as d...
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Critic’s Notebook: Our Never-Ending ‘Scam Season’

The conditions that produced Billy McFarland, Anna Delvey and Elizabeth Holmes show no signs of abating.
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The Fyre Festival Drama Isn't Over — Now It's Coming For Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber & Kendall Jenner

The ashes of Fyre Festival continue to smolder. While Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland is currently serving his six-year sentence in federal prison for mail and wire fraud, civil suits are shedding light on more financial questions.Talent agencies representing big-name models who appeared in Fyre Festival’s promo commercial are expected to receive subpoenas, forcing them to reveal how much money was paid to them by McFarland, Billboard reports. Specifically, IMG Models, DNA Model Management, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Kendall Jenner, Bahamas, Federal Trade Commission, Jenner, Bryan, Messer, McFarland, Chanel Iman, Billy McFarland, Fyre Media, Bella Hadid Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid Kendall Jenner Hailey Bieber, Gregory Messer

Original Content podcast: Fyre Festival docs shine light on a social media-fueled disaster

Netflix and Hulu have each released their own documentaries about the infamous Fyre Festival, and the hard-working hosts of the Original Content podcast have watched both of them. We’re joined this week by Brian Heater, and the three of us are unanimous on one thing: If you’re only going to watch one of these documentaries, make it “Fyre” on Netflix. It’s the better-made movie, offering a clearer retelling of what actually went wrong at the first-time music festival in the Bahamas. But if you...
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McFarland, D-backs agree to $1.45M deal, avoid arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) — Left-hander T.J. McFarland and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $1.45 million, one-year contract, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing. McFarland gets a $1.4 million salary this year as part of the deal announced Wednesday night, and the Diamondbacks have a $1.85 million option for 2020 with a $50,000 buyout. McFarland had […]
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Fyre Festival’s Organizers Didn’t Pay a Restaurant Owner, So GoFundMe Donors Stepped In

With two documentaries bringing new attention to the 2017 music festival disaster, people raised more than $167,000 for a Bahamian restaurant owner who was exploited.
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Netflix's 'Fyre' director explains how getting the footage of the NYC VIP Access ticket-selling scam was 'kind of an accident'

Netflix's "Fyre" director Chris Smith told Business Insider the footage that shows Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland doing the NYC VIP Access ticket scam was found by accident. Smith said the footage had been part of a shoot an artist named Kindo did of McFarland after he was on bail. Following McFarland's rearrest in connection to the ticket scam, Kindo realized he had shot McFarland doing the scam. "It was kind of an accident, they didn't even understand the significance of what they had...
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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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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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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...
Tags: Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Bahamas, Billy, McFarland, Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, Billy McFarland, Fyre Fraud

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 ...
Tags: Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Bahamas, McFarland, Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, Black Card, Billy McFarland, Fyre Fraud