Home Celebrity Spurlock’s Secret Doc; ELO in NYC; Sting Symphonizes

Morgan Spurlock never shies away from an adventure.

The director of “Super Size Me” took on the search for Osama Bin Laden. He also celebrated the 20th anniversary of “The Simpsons.” He contributed to the multi-director documentary “Freakonomics.” Very shortly he takes off for Comic Con, to work on another non fiction film.

But Spurlock has something else cooking that we hadn’t heard about it before: a documentary that is hush hush. According to inside sources, Spurlock is finishing up some kind of film that concerns the advertising business. He’s apparently had great access within ad agencies, too. Considering the fever for “Mad Men,” this would seem like a perfect time to go trace the history of the big agencies.

I am told that the Spurlock film may have a distributor already. And Morgan is hopeful that the film will play at the Toronto Film Festival. So stay tuned…

Jeff Lynne— of Electric Light Orchestra and Traveling Wilburys fame–hosted a dinner on Thursday night at the Waverly Inn with a bunch of pals. Lynne was in town for Ringo Starr’s 70th birthday party and show on Wednesday night…

Sting plays the Metropolitan Opera house on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Tomorrow, his “Symphonicities” album is released and all indications are it’s a hit out of the box. “Symphonicities” reimagines many of Sting’s solo and Police songs with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. The songs– including “Englishman in New York,” “We Work the Black Seam,” “Straight to My Heart,” “The Pirate’s Bride,” and “I Hung My Head”–turn out to be incredibly supple and well adapted to this format. It’s an absolutely gorgeous album that once again underlines Sting’s place as a master contemporary songwriter.

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  1. The LONG rich and established “Man of Conscience” –STING
    as far as we’ve heard is maintaining STONE COLD SILENCE
    on the looming, indeed gargantuan implications of Hollywood
    and media’s 4 decades of sellout and suck-up to history’s
    –MOST– awesomely genocidal regime-bar none! —ACROSS
    the Pacific.

    ESP. galling as MILLIONS are sufferig and dying even now
    –on this the ‘mysteriously overlooked’ 60th Anniversary of
    the KOREAN WAR —this year!


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