Grapevine: Michael Moore releases ‘TrumpLand’ film

Kanye extends Saint Pablo Tour, Michael Moore releases ‘TrumpLand’ film and more celebrity news

Stephanie Steinberg
The Detroit News

Michael Moore releases ‘TrumpLand’ film

Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore unveiled a new film Tuesday, “Michael Moore in TrumpLand.” The Flint native shot the live-performance film less than two weeks ago in Republican heavy Wilmington, Ohio, where he discussed the two presidential candidates before an audience on stage. At the film’s premier in New York City, Moore, who opposes Donald Trump, said the goal is to have as many Americans see the film as possible in the next 10 days. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he also advocated for voting for Hillary Clinton and said the movie is targeted toward undecided voters in states like Michigan. “Nov. 8 (is) winter in Michigan; it’s a low (voter) turnout day,” he said. “There could be two feet of snow in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. ... You know who comes (to the polls)? The rabid supporters come out.”

Grapevine: Eminem slams Trump in new song ‘Campaign Speech’

Eminem targeted Donald Trump and his supporters in a nearly 8-minute long new track he posted on social media Wednesday. “Don’t worry I’m working on an album!” he tweeted. “Here’s something meanwhile.” The song, titled “Campaign Speech,” mentions Trayvon Martin, actor David Hasselhoff, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and former Tigers player Prince Fielder among others. When it comes to the GOP candidate, Em doesn’t hold back what’s on his mind: “Consider me a dangerous man / But you should be afraid of this dang candidate / You say Trump don’t kiss a** like a puppet?/ ’Cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the funding? / And that’s what you wanted? / A f***** loose cannon who’s blunt with his hand on the button/ Who doesn’t have to answer to no one? / Great idea!”

Trump supporters don’t get a pass either, as one line says: “Run the faucet / I’m a dunk a bunch of Trump supporters underwater.” Yet Mother Jones reported in August that the two were once on amicable terms. In 2004, Trump appeared at a Shady Party, a mock convention in New York to promote Eminem’s “Encore” album release. “I know a winner when I see one, and Donald Trump is telling you right now, Slim Shady is a winner,” Trump said in his introduction speech. “He’s got brains, he’s got guts, and he’s got Donald Trump’s vote!”

Iggy Pop promotes book at Third Man Records

Rocker and Michigan native Iggy Pop and author Jeff Gold will appear at Third Man Records in Midtown on Oct. 25 to launch the new book, “Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges/As Told by Iggy Pop.” The book tells the history of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band the Stooges, in Pop’s words. The book will be available Nov. 15 on Third Man Books (the publishing arm of Jack White’s Third Man Records). The Oct. 25 event starts at 9:30 p.m. and is open to the public with admittance first come, first served. That same day, Pop will attend a screening of the Stooges documentary “Gimmie Danger” at the Detroit Film Theatre and join a panel discussion with director Jim Jarmusch. Tickets are sold out, but there will be more screenings starting Oct. 28.

Kanye extends Saint Pablo Tour

Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour was originally going to end Nov. 2, but then his wife, Kim Kardashian West, was robbed in Paris earlier this month, and he postponed his Detroit show to Dec. 22 at The Palace of Auburn Hills and Philadelphia show to Dec. 13. On Tuesday, the rapper announced 21 more shows, with the tour culminating on New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn. No additional dates are set for Michigan. Tickets go on sale Saturday for the added concerts.

Compiled by Stephanie Steinberg

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