Elisabeth Moss is Headed to Hulu for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

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Elisabeth Moss is headed to Hulu for The Handmaid’s Tale

The Mad Men alum, who’s been working on Season 2 of Top of the Lake, will star in The Handmaid’s Tale, which has been given a straight-to-series order. Moss will play the title role in the 10-episode adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel that became a 1990 movie. Atwood is serving as a consulting producer.

The White House gets The West Wing’s C.J. Cregg to brief reporters

Allison Janney reprised her NBC role, filling in for real-life White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who was “out” possibly due to a root canal. “But let’s be honest, I’m better at this than he is anyway. Right, just between us,” Janney, as C.J. Cregg, said from the podium.

Can we expect 2 more weeks of Kelly Ripa taking jabs at ABC and Michael Strahan?

Ripa’s behavior the past two days — her “contract negotiations” joke on Thursday and bringing up Strahan’s divorces today — is only the beginning. As Don Kaplan points out, “no one is going to be able to stop her from dropping barbs and jabs while the cameras are rolling. It’s not the most professional way to act, but she’s pissed and Strahan is still playing on her field, in her stadium and by her rules.” PLUS: Why Ripa being honest and angry beats being perky and passive.

A The Wire oral history book is in the works

Author Jonathan Abrams, who wrote the basketball bestseller Boys Among Men, tweeted that he’s been working on an oral history of the HBO series for the past few months.

Amy Schumer: Please don’t use “gun control” to describe last night’s Inside Amy Schumer sketch

“Hey journalists,” Schumer tweeted. “Please use the term ‘gun safety’ instead of ‘gun control.’” PLUS: Last night’s “gun-control episode” doubled as a call to arms, and Politifact rates Schumer’s sketch’s claims as “half true.”

NBC Sports will put out some Olympics stories through a Snapchat channel

NBC is teaming with Buzzfeed to for the two-week Olympics Discover channel.

Globe tabloid apologizes to Michael J. Fox for saying his health and mental wellness was in decline

The actor tweeted out the apology, calling the story “disturbing and total B.S.”

Jay Leno gets animated for The Simpsons

The former Tonight Show host will buy an old car from Homer Simpson on the May 8 episode.

Rachel Bloom responds to fashion blogger who criticized her “Boca Retiree” dress

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star wrote: “This is the first time I’ve been ever featured in a negative light on a fashion blog. And here’s the thing: it was the one public event I dressed myself for.”