September 30, 2013 |
Filmmaker Charles Ferguson has canceled his plans for a controversial documentary about Hillary Rodham Clinton that had been planned to air on CNN in 2014. Just after news of his decision broke, NBC announced that it has quashed plans for a proposed Clinton miniseries it had said was in development. Ferguson announced his intentions in a blog post written for the Huffington Post on Monday. In it, he explained that he ran into a near-total stonewalling by Clinton's people, as well as reluctance to participate from anyone who had ever covered her or been connected to her, including journalists.
September 25, 2013 |
So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president? In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of State acknowledged that she's wrestling with the idea but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are" before "making a decision one way or the other. " While Clinton is weighing factors, her supporters are building a campaign operation. A group called "Ready for Hillary" has collected more than 1 million Facebook "likes" and compiled preemptive endorsements from a long list of national figures, including Bill Clinton campaign veteran James Carville, civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)
September 19, 2013 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton will extend her November visit to the Los Angeles area by one day to accept an honor at USC. On Nov. 9, the former secretary of State will be honored at the campus by the Mexican American Leadership Initiative, which aims to foster relations between the two nations. The night before, she will accept a previously announced award for her work on behalf of women and children at a gala for the International Medical Corps . It is expected to be attended by several hundred people who are donating as much as $100,000 each to the nonprofit.
September 3, 2013 |
There isn't even a finished script yet, but NBC has already run into trouble with its planned biopic about Hillary Rodham Clinton. Executives in July announced plans for a miniseries starring Diane Lane that would look at the life and career of the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of State. What angle the miniseries will take is far from clear, but Clinton's political opponents, expecting her to run for president in 2016, aren't taking any chances. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus called "Hillary" a "political ad masquerading as an unbiased production," and the RNC said it would nix NBC from its primary debates if the network went ahead with plans.
August 30, 2013 |
Hillary Clinton will return to California in November to accept an award from a Santa Monica-based nonprofit - and spend some quality time with Hollywood moguls who would be crucial if she decides to mount a White House bid in 2016. The Nov. 8 gala for the International Medical Corps is expected to be attended by several hundred people who are donating as much as $100,000 each to the nonprofit. Hollywood titans and major Democratic fundraisers Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg and their wives are among the hosts of the benefit.
August 20, 2013 |
As her fans wait for Hillary Clinton to decide whether she will run for president in 2016, the organization known as Ready for Hillary is expanding its team - adding two members from Southern California to help build a network of supporters that it hopes will spring into action if Clinton decides to enter the race. Thousand Oaks native Alissa Ko, who was the Obama campaign's Western regional operations director and organizer of its Asian American...
August 16, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee voted Friday to boycott CNN and NBC if the networks produce films on Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is seen as the Democratic Party's strongest potential contender for the 2016 presidential election. Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman and a vocal opponent of the two films, said the party is “done putting up with this nonsense.” “There are plenty of other news outlets. We'll still reach voters, maybe more voters. CNN and NBC anchors will just have to watch on their competitors' networks,” he told RNC members during their summer meeting in Boston.
August 12, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Hillary Rodham Clinton continued her long, slow flirtation with the 2016 presidential campaign Monday, delivering the first in a promised series of speeches on restoring faith in government and other institutions corroded by cynicism. The topic of her first address, delivered before the American Bar Association convention in San Francisco, focused on voting rights and the recent Supreme Court decision striking down the heart of the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act. "Unless the hole opened up by the Supreme Court is fixed ... citizens will be disenfranchised, victimized by the law, instead of served by it," Clinton said, and "that historical progress for a more perfect union will go backwards, instead of forward.
August 7, 2013 |
President Obama ought to have a reserved parking space in Burbank by now. The commander-in-chief made his sixth visit to “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday, his first since being reelected last November In a wide-ranging conversation, Obama and host Jay Leno discussed a variety of subjects, including healthcare, the economy, the death of the Trayvon Martin, the National Security Agency's surveillance program, his “bromance” with John...
August 1, 2013 |
It's a coup for Kors. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the first-ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service at the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards dinner on Oct. 16 in New York. "I am deeply honored to present Mrs. Clinton with this award that means so much to me," Kors said in a statement. "She is a dedicated and enormously effective humanitarian whose commitment to community service encompasses the whole planet. Thanks to her talent, devotion and unrelenting efforts on behalf of those with much less, she has improved millions of lives and helped lay the foundation for a better, more just world.