When it comes to film festivals, the biggest news of the year has been Michael's Moore's big win of the Palme d'Or at Cannes for Fahrenheit 9/11, his controversial documentary on President George W. Bush Moore has always worn his Irish-American roots proudly on his sleeve, going so far as to say they played a role in his desire to question authority. A recent New Yorker … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood
August September 2004 Issue
Tim Russert was presented with an honorary doctorate from Fordham University after speaking at the graduation ceremony in New York on May 22, 2004. Russert has hosted Meet the Press for 12 years and is a political analyst for NBC Nightly News and the Today show. He anchors The Tim Russert Show on CNBC, MSNBC, and is a senior vice president and Washington bureau chief of NBC … [Read more...] about Russert Speaks at Fordham University
The Irish rock band The Thrills have been taking the U.S. by storm this summer, and recently played a sold-out show in New York City. Following the success of their debut album So Much For the City, the Dublin band’s new album, which is not yet titled, is due to be released on September 13. Meanwhile, they are touring North America and Europe, playing summer festivals. ♦ … [Read more...] about The Thrills Conquer the U.S.
For all you reality television viewers, Amanda Byram's face may be recognizable. The Dublin-born and raised television presenter has been associated with three controversial reality television shows; one of which was cancelled before airing. Byram relocated to Santa Monica, California for her Hollywood career and because it reminded her of the relaxed atmosphere of her … [Read more...] about Irish Host Amanda Byram Continues on FOX
One of this summer’s biggest blockbusters, King Arthur, has a very strong, yet subtle, Irish influence. Moya Brennan, former lead singer in Clannad who was interviewed in the June/July issue of Irish America, features prominently on the film’s soundtrack. Lending her signature ethereal and timeless sound, Brennan contributes vocals and co-wrote some of the music with the … [Read more...] about The Irish in King Arthur