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Beyoncé's HBO Doc Most Watched Since Katrina Series

Beyonce HBO Documentary

Beyoncé Knowles’ autobiographical documentary that premiered last Saturday was the largest audience for an HBO doc since Nielsen amended its method of measuring ratings in 2004, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


'Catfish' focuses on fake relationships


Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick compared the alleged hoax about a "girlfriend" that ensnared linebacker Manti Te'o with the documentary "Catfish."


Lady Gaga documentary is in the works

Looks like Lady Gaga is tearing another page out of the Madonna platinum-blond, pop-superstar playbook.


HBO, Scorsese making film on Clinton

Bill Clinton

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese is making a documentary on Bill Clinton for HBO. HBO announced Monday that Scorsese is producing and directing the film, with Clinton's cooperation. The network did not announce an anticipated air date for the show on the nation's 42nd president, who was in office from 1993 to 2001.


FACT CHECK: Anti-Obama film muddy on facts

2016: Obama's America

The assertion that Obama's presidency is an expression of his father's political beliefs, which D'Souza first made in 2010 in his book "The Roots of Obama's Rage," is almost entirely subjective and a logical stretch at best.


Anti-Obama doc highlights weak Hollywood newcomers

2016: Obama's America

Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap. Holdover movies easily topped the weekend box office again, led by Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables 2" at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend with $13.5 million. The weekend's new wide releases were overshadowed by "2016: Obama's America," which expanded from limited to nationwide release and took in $6.2 million to finish at No. 8.


Bruce Lee 'fathered' MMA fighting

Almost 40 years after his death, a new documentary on the life of martial arts legend Bruce Lee is being released, showing him as a film star, fighter and philosopher, and produced by his daughter Shannon Lee.


HBO’s ‘41’: George H.W. Bush — never worried, never happier

Friendly in every sense of the word, HBO’s documentary “41” bills itself as an intimate look back at the life of George Herbert Walker Bush, who, in case you’ve spaced it, was U.S. president from 1989 to 1993. The film was produced by former United Artists CEO Jerry Weintraub (a Bush family friend) and directed by Jeffrey Roth with Bush’s full cooperation.


"Bully" Finally Gets a PG-13 Rating from the MPAA

“Bully”–the controversial documentary from the Weinstein Company–finally got a PG-13 rating today from the MPAA. The movie had received an R rating originally, prompting a massive backlash and a publicity campaign that spawned a national petition, celebrity protests, and lots of free airtime. The Weinstein Company released “Bully,” directed by Lee Hirsch, last Friday without a rating in New York and Los Angeles.


'Kony' Sequel Takes on Critics

Kony 2012 Part II

The much-anticipated sequel to viral documentary KONY 2012 was released on Thursday, with the charity behind it answering critics, touting its success and ratcheting up pressure on an internationally-wanted Ugandan warlord. "KONY 2012: Part II-Beyond Famous" clocks in at just under 20 minutes and delves deeper into the Lord's Resistance Army and its wave of violence across Central Africa under the command of guerrilla leader Joseph Kony. The first documentary on Kony by the nonprofit Invisible Children garnered more than 100 million views after being released on YouTube.


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