Michael Bociurkiw is a global affairs analyst and a former spokesman for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his; view more opinions on CNN. (CNN)In one of the closing episodes of the televised comedy drama, "Servant of the People," the character played by Volodymyr Zelensky — an actor before he entered politics — delivers a humiliating public tongue-lashing to a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He catches the group off guard by rejecting their harsh austerity measures on the basis that they will hurt the Ukrainian people. On Monday, during the Normandy Four peace summit in Paris, Zelensky, now Ukraine's president, will go up against a much more formidable foe, Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders will discuss how to bring normalcy back to areas of Ukraine occupied by Russian-backed rebels. On the sidelines, the presidents of France and Germany will act as mediators. … [Read more...] about Ukraine’s president hasn’t played a role this difficult since he starred on reality TV
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close Video Bongino hits back at Biden's latest defense over Ukraine allegations Fox News contributor Dan Bongino asked Monday why former Vice President Joe Biden seems to believe he's "immune" from having to answer tough questions over his son's business dealings with a Ukrainian gas company. "Can someone explain to me why Biden is immune, with tons of evidence he did something wrong, but Trump isn't despite no evidence anything actually happened and these repeated hoaxes against him?" the former Secret Service agent said on "Fox & Friends." In a sit-down with Axios' Mike Allen, Biden maintained that Hunter did nothing wrong and claimed he "doesn't know" what his son was doing when it came to his board seat with Burisma Holdings, where he was reportedly paid more than $80,000 a month after being hired in 2014. BIDEN SAYS HE DOESN'T 'NEED AN OBAMA ENDORSEMENT' AMID REPORTED CRITICISM “I don't know what he was doing. I know he was on the board. I found out … [Read more...] about Bongino rips Biden for response to Ukraine allegations: Why does he think he’s ‘immune’ from questions?
FILE - This Nov. 13, 2019 file photo shows Bryce Dallas Howard at the premiere of "The Mandalorian," in Los Angeles. Howard directed an episode of the popular Disney Plus series. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - This Nov. 13, 2019 file photo shows Bryce Dallas Howard at the premiere of "The Mandalorian," in Los Angeles. Howard directed an episode of the popular Disney Plus series. (Photo by Richard ... more Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 FILE - This Nov. 13, 2019 file photo shows Bryce Dallas Howard at the premiere of "The Mandalorian," in Los Angeles. Howard directed an episode of the popular Disney Plus series. (Photo by Richard … [Read more...] about ‘The Mandalorian’ gives female directors a chance to shine
(CBS Local)– “DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow” has been an important chapter in actor Brandon Routh’s career. He’s had the opportunity to work alongside his wife Courtney Ford and hone his comedic skills. On top of that, Routh will also get the chance to put on the Superman cape again during the crossover and Crisis on Infinite Earths. Routh played the iconic superhero in the 2006 film “Superman Returns” and is excited to play the role again after some important life experience. “I did it and it was done, but it was never fully done for me” said Routh in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “There was always that unresolved bit of it. I did that experience and I was 24 or 25 at the time and very naive. I thought this would be my future for a couple of films. That didn’t happen the way that I planned. I had a lot of time dealing with that perceived future that didn’t happen the way that I had … [Read more...] about ‘I Feel At Peace With The Whole Thing’: Brandon Routh On ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’ & Playing Superman Again
This has been an exceptional year for documentaries. Bully, The Queen of Versailles, Ai Weiwei, and Searching for Sugar Man are among the fine films to win strong reviews and even capture a substantial audience. A new movie to add to this list is How to Survive a Plague, which offers a fresh perspective on AIDS. The director, David France, describes it not as an AIDS documentary, but as a tribute to members of the gay community who battled the crisis. In fact, two other movies with a similar slant have been produced in the last year. United in Anger examines the inner workings of ACT UP, the first group to challenge the government’s silence on AIDS. Vito, which played recently on HBO, is about activist and film historian Vito Russo, who died in 1990. It may not be accidental that these films have emerged at a time of rising protest movements in the U.S. and abroad. David France’s movie in particular is a stirring chronicle that could be relevant to other activist groups … [Read more...] about New Documentary ‘How to Survive a Plague’ Details ACT UP’s Heroic Role in AIDS Battle