Grapevine: Drake's 'Scorpion' off to a big start on Twitter
Also news on Michael Moore's film festival and his upcoming Donald Trump documentary
Drake racks up 3 million tweets
Drake is doing numbers. Streaming figures won't be available for a few days, but the rapper's new album "Scorpion" is generating a lot of talk online, racking up around 3 million tweets on its day of release, Billboard reports. The album finds Drake acknowledging for the first time on record the existence of his son (which was outed by Pusha T earlier this month), and finds him teaming up with Jay-Z and a vocal sample of Michael Jackson. The most tweeted-about tracks on the set, Billboard says, are "Emotionless" and "In My Feelings." "Scorpion" is available everywhere.
Traverse City Film Fest sets schedule
"RBG," the documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will be the opening night presentation at this year's Traverse City Film Festival, with an appearance by the film's co-director Betsy West. Also on the docket for Michael Moore's 14th annual festival, July 31-Aug. 5, are "Hearts Beat Loud," starring Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons; "Blaze," written and directed by Ethan Hawke; the Darrel Hammond documentary "Cracked Up: The Darrel Hammond Story," presented as a work-in-progress; and "Freaks & Geeks: The Documentary," a look at the popular cult TV show. More than 125 films will screen in all; visit TCFF.org for schedules and tickets.
Michael Moore sets Sept. date for Trump doc
Speaking of Michael Moore, the filmmaker has announced a Sept. 21 release date for his latest film, the President Donald Trump documentary "Fahrenheit 11/9." The Flint native announced the movie's release date during a Thursday appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." The film's title is a play off of Moore's 2004 George W. Bush documentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11," flipped to reflect the day in 2016 that Trump was named president. "This is about how the hell we got in this situation, and how we’re going to get out of it," Moore told Colbert.
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