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President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pled guilty to two felony charges related to his work for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. He agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. This after Manafort was convicted last month on bank and tax fraud in Virginia federal court.
The Toronto Film Festival wraps up Saturday after 10 days of star-studded red carpets, parties behind velvet ropes, and high-powered deal making. Many of the films that debuted deal with Donald Trump, and there’s one about Steve Bannon. We learn what the reception was.
ALOUD is a reading series that’s been happening at downtown LA’s central library for 25 years. Some of the world’s best known writers come to discuss their works. But ALOUD’s founder, Louise Steinman, and her associate director, Maureen Moore, were fired recently. The Library Foundation has been very tight-lipped about why. There’s a petition against Steinman and Moore’s removal. It’s signed by a literary luminaries, including a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, and Poets Laureate.
Hector Tobar, author and journalist
Chloe Sevigny was first discovered as a teenager hanging out with her skater friends in the ‘90s in New York. Since then, she’s acted in scores of TV shows and movies, including “Boys Don’t Cry, which earned her an Oscar nomination. Now she’s starring in a new film about Lizzie Borden, who was suspected of axe murdering her father and stepmom in 1892.
Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny in "Lizzie." Credit: Eliza Morse. Courtesy of Saban Films and Roadside Attractions.
Chloe Sevigny, actress
Our critics review “The Predator,” a reboot of the old Schwarzenegger alien movie; “A Simple Favor,” a comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively; “Lizzie,” where Chloe Sevigny plays Lizzie Borden, a woman who allegedly hacked her father and stepmother to death with an axe in the late 19th century; “White Boy Rick,” starring Matthew McConaughey as the arms-dealing dad of Rick Wershe Jr., played by newcomer Richie Merritt.
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