Tag Archives: The West Wing

Aaron Sorkin: His best screenplays to date

Hot on the heels of discussing the best work of Danny Boyle’s career, in honor of this week’s release of Steve Jobs, I want to do the same today with scribe Aaron Sorkin. Considered one of the very best, if not the absolute best, writers in the business, Sorkin is[...]

Barack Obama documentary “The Road We’ve Traveled” is creepy propaganda

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Maybe I’m just too cynical. But even while I agree with about 90% of the content of this 17-minute documentary, I can’t help but be creeped out by the context. With Tom Hanks’s narration, generically swelling music, and various stills of Barack Obama looking ‘presidential’ while[...]

Tom Cruise is one subject in Rob Lowe’s new book

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: It’s hard to believe that Rob Lowe, who looks so delicious on the cover of the new ‘Vanity Fair,’ has been a star for more than 25 years. Now one of the stars of NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ after successful runs on ‘Brothers & Sisters’ and ‘The West[...]

Aaron Sorkin: 2011’s comeback kid

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: News of a pilot order from HBO for a new series that chronicles the backstage drama at a cable news station is the latest signal that writer Aaron Sorkin is coming back into favor. The first this year were his Golden Globe win and Oscar[...]

Jesse Bradford thinks “politics in America are particularly polarized”

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: NBC’s new legal drama “Outlaw” has been widely panned but no one is pinning the blame on actor Jesse Bradford who plays an Ivy League-educated upstart working in a law firm alongside a former Supreme Court justice played by Jimmy Smits who shocks everyone by quitting the[...]

What you missed backstage from the Emmy Winners’ Circle

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: George Clooney proved again how utterly charming he is, Al Pacino quoted Michelangelo, and Kyra Sedgwick talked the fifth time being the charm backstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Maybe it was that First Amendment question that got things rolling. George Clooney,[...]

Laura Innes discusses her new show “The Event”

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Anyone who saw Laura Innes as the skilled but abrasive – and later it turned out lesbian – Dr. Kerry Weaver on “ER” knows that she is a terrific actress. But she’s also a terrific and very in-demand director who was nominated for directing an episode of “The[...]

Aaron Sorkin grabs rights to John Edwards’ crumbling campaign story

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s thrilling when the right story finds the right storyteller. And though we are very early in the process, it feels like Aaron Sorkin — writer for “A Few Good Men,” “The American President” and television’s “The West Wing” — is the perfect candidate to adapt and[...]

‘Juno’s’ Allison Janney to star in ‘The Help’

HollywoodNews.com: You may recall Allison Janney as Juno’s stepmom in “Juno,” or from her seven years on the hit TV show “The West Wing.” However, now she’s going to be making her way back onto the big screen. The Emmy-winning actress has just landed a role as Charlotte Phelan, the mother[...]

Jimmy Smits’ new drama fueled by tough controversies

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: Expect Jimmy Smits’ forthcoming “Outlaw” drama to be fueled by hot button issues, attention-grabbing news blasts and tough controversies. That’s the word from the star himself, who points out, “My years of working on ‘The West Wing’ did cement in my mind[...]
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