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30 Hollywood Power Players Join Georgia Boycott Over Religious Freedom Bill

More than two dozen entertainment industry leaders — including Anne Hathaway, Rob Reiner, Lee Daniels, Aaron Sorkin and Seth MacFarlane — have joined in threatening to never work in the state of Georgia again if Gov. Nathan Deal does not veto a religious freedom bill that passed the state Legislature last week.

Piers Morgan, Anti-Gun Crusader: 'The Newsroom' Inspired Me

Piers Morgan, Anti-Gun Crusader: 'The Newsroom' Inspired Me

CNN host Piers Morgan decided he wanted his show to focus more on “news”–and devote his program to advancing an anti-gun agenda–after watching the first episode of The Newsroom, the fictional Aaron Sorkin drama on HBO that has been resoundingly criticized

Daniels Wins Emmy for Anti-American Diatribe on 'Newsroom'

Daniels Wins Emmy for Anti-American Diatribe on 'Newsroom'

Sunday night’s Emmy Awards contained a few major shockers. But none was bigger than Jeff Daniels winning Best Actor for his performance in Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom over Kevin Spacey in House of Cards (Netflix), Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad (AMC),

Kristen Chenowith's 'Wicked'-ly Hilarious Weiner Parody

Kristen Chenowith's 'Wicked'-ly Hilarious Weiner Parody

Actress Kristen Chenowith was the original Glinda in the Broadway smash hit “Wicked” by Stephen Schwartz. She appeared on The Tonight Show to perform a parody of the song “Popular” with new lyrics aimed directly at New York mayoral candidate

'Newsroom' Loses Half of Lead-in 'True Blood's' Audience

'Newsroom' Loses Half of Lead-in 'True Blood's' Audience

HBO viewers weren’t exactly salivating over the prospect of a second season of The Newsroom. Aaron Sorkin’s liberal showcase returned Sunday night, and the ratings were only slightly better than the show’s 2012 debut. It still could only hold roughly

'The Newsroom' Season 2 Trailer: Occupy Wall Street Lives

'The Newsroom' Season 2 Trailer: Occupy Wall Street Lives

When we last left heroic, truth-telling Republican anchor Will McAvoy he was telling viewers the Tea Party was the American Taliban. Just another day in the office for liberal storyteller Aaron Sorkin and his HBO drama The Newsroom. The trailer

Producer Harvey Weinstein to Open Home for New Obama Fundraiser

Producer Harvey Weinstein to Open Home for New Obama Fundraiser

Film producer Harvey Weinstein gave–and gave–to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign last year. And he’s not done yet. The Hollywood mainstay will open up his Manhattan home May 13 for an Obama fundraiser with tickets going for $32,400 a couple,

Dowd: Obama Should Talk to President Bartlet!

Dowd: Obama Should Talk to President Bartlet!

Today, Maureen Dowd decided not to bother writing her column. Instead, she turned over her crayon to Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin quickly decided that if Barack Obama couldn’t suffice as his candidate in a presidential debate, he’d call upon a fictional

'Newsroom' Finale Dubs Tea Party 'American Taliban'

'Newsroom' Finale Dubs Tea Party 'American Taliban'

“The Newsroom’s” idea of a Republican is a man gleefully describing the Tea Party movement as the “American Taliban.” That sums up HBO’s far-left series, which unleashed its final new episode of the year last night. In the installment, anchor

'Newsroom's' Sorkin Co-Hosting Obama Fundraiser

'Newsroom's' Sorkin Co-Hosting Obama Fundraiser

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin told the press in the run up to the debut of “The Newsroom” that he wasn’t known for his partisan content. It’s the kind of line that could cause milk to shoot from one’s nose. Sorkin is the

'Newsroom' Cleans House, Jettisons Writers

'Newsroom' Cleans House, Jettisons Writers

HBO’s much maligned new series “The Newsroom” may have received the all-clear for a second season, but it won’t have many of the writers who helped craft the initial 10 episodes. The Hollywood Reporter: According to HBO, the Aaron Sorkin

The Six Most Painful Film Scores Of All Time

The Six Most Painful Film Scores Of All Time

Before I list these painful scores, let me clarify what I mean by “painful.” What I mean is “excruciating.”  Bad scores are a dime a dozen, especially since the advent of the pop music score, which quite often replaced an

HuffPo Writer Troubled by Sexist 'Newsroom'

HuffPo Writer Troubled by Sexist 'Newsroom'

HBO’s new series “The Newsroom” got hammered by many left-of-center critics for its smug progressive spirit. Now, two scribes from liberal sites are calling out show creator Aaron Sorkin for his mean-spirited approach to the female characters in the new

HBO Ignores Critics, Renews 'Newsroom'

HBO Ignores Critics, Renews 'Newsroom'

HBO likes being in the Aaron Sorkin business, even if critics aren’t quite so pleased. Sorkin’s “The Newsroom,” which bowed late last month to mediocre ratings, has been renewed for a second season by the pay cable giant. The series

Sorkin Busted For Chronically Recycled Dialogue By YouTuber

Sorkin Busted For Chronically Recycled Dialogue By YouTuber

Video is a tribute to the recycled dialogue, recurring phrases, and familiar plot lines of Aaron Sorkin’s work. Follow editor @KevinTPorter on Twitter. Scenes taken from: MaliceA Few Good MenBulworthSports NightThe West WingStudio 60Charlie Wilson’s WarThe Social Network& Tom Hanks

New York Times Loves Sorkin's Version of the News

New York Times Loves Sorkin's Version of the News

In a love letter to themselves, the New York Times reviewed Aaron Sorkin’s new show “The Newsroom” and gushed: “CNN, which has long struggled to locate an anchor for its 8 p.m. hour, may have finally found him. Will McAvoy is

How Sorkin Can Save His Creative Soul

How Sorkin Can Save His Creative Soul

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin could write a Martian character as convincingly as one who pledges allegiance to the GOP. Based on Sorkin’s work, he’s never met either an alien or a bona fide conservative. That hasn’t been an issue until recently.