HBO’s ‘Confirmation’ Distresses Two Former U.S. Senators, Who are Mulling Legal Action
Two former U.S. senators and a former lawyer in the first Bush White House have suggested legal action over the Clarence Thomas hearings TV movie, which they claim offers a biased portrayal based on an early script that they’ve read. Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson, who actually helped scriptwriter Susannah Grant, said the script he saw was a “seriously distorted” version of the actual confirmation hearings. “I do know she chopped up pretty much everyone. I don’t know anyone who came out very good,” says Simpson. Asked to respond, HBO Films president Len Amato says: “Basically, people are talking about something they haven’t seen and when you see the film, you’ll see it’s quite evenhanded. And that’s because we don’t want to push an agenda.”
After one low-rated episode, HBO has opted to order a second season of the ’70s rock series.
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Larry Wilmore taken to task over The Nightly Show‘s alleged “anti-intellectual” shift away from Stephen Colbert
Wilmore was confronted by disappointed viewers during a Reddit AMA yesterday. As AdWeek explains, many commenters complained “Wilmore too often falls back on vapid pop culture commentary or race relations in America for his punchlines and segment focuses, abandoning the humorous-but-heartfelt championing of science and reason that was a recurring theme for The Daily Show‘s Stewart and Wilmore’s predecessor, Colbert.”
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The West Wing alum will play a legendary actress whom a 27-year-old lawyer has to “babysit.”
Says the Change.org petition: “How would this not be hilarious having Deadpool in sketches, breaking the fourth wall, and inserting some of his brand of humor (obviously toned down a bit for network television?!)”
Andy Cohen got Stiller to talk about his “short-lived” romance with Glanville, which he described as “a couple of dates and fun.” He added: “I’m not sure my wife is even aware of that.”
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Daly is currently fielding pilot offers, and the decision to end his Comedy Central show was mutual, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He’ll play her son on the comedy pilot Pearl.
The Academy also announced new presenters, including J.J. Abrams, Morgan Freeman and Sacha Baron Cohen.
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Introducing The Simpsons Sphere.
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