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Miramax Moore

A marriage made in Hellywood. Plus: Clinton's latest squeeze.

By 5.16.03

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BOO-TOX
Left-wing Hollywood is mounting its crusade to take down President Bush. Miramax Studios has stepped in to provide financing to gonzo documentary filmmaker Michael Moore so that he can complete his film currently entitled "Fahrenheit 911." Moore's film intends to prove that the Bush family continued its financial ties to the Bin Laden family months after the attacks on New York and Washington.

Initially, Moore had received financing from Mel Gibson's Icon Productions, but when the content and purpose of the film leaked out, Gibson pulled his financing. "Gibson didn't want anything he is involved in to be tainted by Moore's work," says an Icon staffer in Los Angeles. "This just isn't something we want to be associated with. But [Moore] got his money, he'll make his film, and the market will decide. That's what great about America."

Miramax, whose founder Harvey Weinstein is one of Hollywood's biggest and most liberal Democratic backers, jumped at the chance to back Moore's latest effort. Traditionally so-called documentaries are comparatively inexpensive to produce, and Miramax already has a plan to make its money back. According to several Miramax sources in New York, they have already entered into agreement with a French-based company called the Wild Bunch, which will be selling overseas distribution rights. Once again, the French come to the aid of America's enemies.

DEAN CLINTON
Attendees at Wednesday's Democratic Leadership Council meeting at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington were taken aback when former President Bill Clinton seemed to endorse former Vermont Gov. Howie Dean. The DLC for months has been railing against Dean as an unelectable far-left Democrat. Clinton, however, isn't buying it.

"Clinton was insisting that based on Dean's performance as governor, you can't call him a lefty," said an attendee at the DLC function. "Clinton pointed to Dean's health-care programs in the state as well as Dean's recently announced national health-care plan and said they reflect a more moderate approach than the DLC was giving Dean credit for."

Clinton's comments came on a day when DLC's founder and CEO Al From released a memo chastising Democrats for encouraging unelectable far-left candidates to run for president. Clinton's comments were not warmly received, but no one challenged him, according to attendees.

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