Morgan Spurlock departs his production company after sexual misconduct confession

Last night, Morgan Spurlock shared a lengthy essay about his own history of sexual misconduct, revealing that a woman accused him of rape in college, that he paid a settlement to a former assistant who he would call “sex pants,” and that he cheated on everyone he’s been in a relationship with. Now, Deadline is…

Morgan Spurlock says he's "part of the problem" in sexual misconduct confession

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has shared a lengthy essay on Twitter about the recent trend of sexual harassment accusations, saying he has watched “hero after hero” come forward with their stories as “man after man” falls “at the realization of their past indiscretions,” and he says he’s been wondering when…

Morgan Spurlock made an hourlong mockumentary about "Homer At The Bat"

Among the pantheon of truly great classic Simpsons episodes, season three’s “Homer At The Bat” stands somewhere right smack in the center (on the strength of Ken Griffey Jr.’s swollen skull and the sight of Ozzie Smith falling into the Springfield Mystery Spot, if nothing else.) Earlier this year, the episode was…

Morgan Spurlock says he’s “opening” his own “fast-food joint”

Morgan Spurlock became famous thanks to the documentary Super Size Me, which chronicled his journey to become the world’s biggest fast-food fan by eating nothing but McDonald’s for an entire month. (That’s what it was about, right?) Now, he’s finally leveraging that success into something more lucrative than a career…

If you’re not squeamish about rodents, the trailer for Rats may change that

The world is filled with two types of people; those who have a natural aversion to rats, and those who haven’t been fully exposed to them. If you fall into that latter category, Morgan Spurlock’s latest project, Rats, may help you adjust your mindset. Based on Robert Sullivan’s Rats: Observations On The History &…

Morgan Spurlock is making a doc about the Oregon “Patriot” movement

Remember earlier this year, when a bunch of buffoons, who thought playacting at committing terrorism would be cool, ignorantly and proudly stumbled into the real thing? That would be Ammon Bundy, the well-coiffed sentient Stetson hat, and his band of religious extremists known as the “Patriot” movement, a label so…

In Semi-Prominent Negro, W. Kamau Bell finds the performing confidence to match his wit

In Semi-Prominent Negro, his first stand-up special, W. Kamau Bell wonders how he’s become the go-to black guy for news shows, at least “when Al Sharpton won’t take the phone call.” Bell’s position as one of the perceived black voices in comedy runs throughout the uniformly hilarious set (CNN refers to him as a…

Internet responds as expected to Disney movie about white “Sudanese Princess”

Gather ’round, children, and let us tell you a bedtime fairy tale. Disney is making a movie. A simple movie about simple dreams. It’s a dream many little kids can relate to: wanting to be a princess. In this movie, one devoted father decides to make his child’s dream come true. He ventures to a far-off region of the…

Patton Oswalt, Amy Poehler, and more talk money in the We The Economy trailer

The latest from Morgan Spurlock’s production company Cinelan takes his usual edutainment approach with a series of short films covering various facets of the economy, all 20 of which will be released in one swoop. A collaborative work with Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, We The Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t…

Morgan Spurlock to adapt everything that happens in the world, thanks to Associated Press deal

The newspaper business may be going the way of the dodo—not to mention magazines, TV, CDs, DVDs, and every other non-cellphone-based medium. But its lifeblood, The Associated Press, will live on to nourish a new form of content provider: Morgan Spurlock. The Super Size Me and One Direction: This Is Us director has…

Morgan Spurlock bringing Seven Deadly Sins to Showtime

Since the viewing public just can’t seem to get enough of Biblical stories being stylishly retold–Noah, Son Of God, a series on the Ten Commandments, David Mamet’s stab at the seven deadly sins for Fox–it was inevitable they’d eventually overlap, or that someone would attempt to make a compelling miniseries about …