Controversial though it may have been, HBO's 'The Newsroom' made plenty of headlines of its own by addressing real-life news stories, incorporated into the show's sliding timeline of remaining about one year behind real life. Now, as the Aaron Sorkin-scripted drama prepares to launch a second season on HBO this summer, will it cover some of 2012's biggest stories, or gracefully sidestep more sensitive tragedies like the December Newtown Massacre?
It's been awhile since we've heard or seen any real previews from 'The Newsroom' season 2, even if Aaron Sorkin isn't the type to buy into the spoiler machine ahead of schedule. Most recently we learned that 'Mad Men' star Rosemarie DeWitt had to bow out of a planned season 2 role, and ended up replaced and re-shot with Marcia Gay Harden, so what's the latest? Fresh off her turn in 'House of Cards,' Constance Zimmer will return to HBO after years of 'Entourage' for a role in 'The Newsroom' season 2. So, who will she play?
Late last week we brought you the news from HBO's second season of 'The Newsroom,' which unfortunately revealed that a scheduling conflict with 'Mad Men' star Rosemarie DeWitt meant the actress had to bow out mid-shooting, and be replaced with another actress. Now, HBO has announced that TV vet Marcia Gay Harden will replace DeWitt in the role, but will it change anything about the second season of the Aaron Sorkin drama?
Despite its premise of following real-world events approximately one year after they take place, we still know relatively little about the second season of Aaron Sorkin's controversial HBO drama 'The Newsroom.' Previously, we'd learned that 'Mad Men' and 'United States of Tara' star Rosemarie DeWitt was to take an important recurring role in the season as a litigator, but now it seems the actress has been forced to exit the production after shooting several episodes. Will HBO recast and re-shoot, or write around the departure?
Between the 'Studio 60' reunion announced for 'Go On' yesterday and the imminent return of HBO's 'The Newsroom,' it's a good time to be an Aaron Sorkin fan. Good is about to get even better as we've just learned the Oscar- and Emmy-winning writer will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of 'The Simpsons'! Guesting as himself, of course, Sorkin will provide advice to one of Springfield's citizens in a time of need, but whom?
As much as we love the work of Aaron Sorkin, it won't last forever. One day 'The Newsroom' will run its course, as 'The West Wing' fades into memory, and forgotten efforts like 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip' become cautionary tales. So what better way to pay tribute to one of Aaron Sorkin's fallen, than to reunite 'Studio 60' stars Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford? Find out who Whitford will play on NBC's 'Go On' inside!
For as much drama as HBO's 'The Newsroom' creates around Jeff Daniels' Will McAvoy and his supporting players, it's easy to forget that the show roots itself in real-life news events by keeping a timeline several months behind our own. Previously, we'd heard of a few guest stars joining the second season of HBO's buzzy Aaron Sorkin drama, but the latest confirms that former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will play a large role in season 2! So, are you ready to meet our new recurring cast member, a link to the famous one-percenter?
First, forget about that Ashton-Kutcher-as-Steve-Jobs movie - that's not what we're talking about here. This is the Steve Jobs biopic written by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin ('The Social Network,' 'A Few Good Men') that will serve as, for all intents and purposes, the official biopic of record. And what Sorkin is bringing to the film is certainly groundbreaking. Instead of using a traditional structure, the film will take place over three days in Jobs' life as he launched three of Apple's biggest products.
It was only a few short months ago that everyone was up in arms over whether or not Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama 'The Newsroom' was either his best work to date, or a pale imitation of beloved past dramas like 'The West Wing.' Well, regardless of how you feel, nostalgia seems ot have won the day as the entire cast of 'The West Wing' has reunited to deliver a special political message in a new video! But what cause could bring such Hollywood greats together again for a 'West Wing' reunion?
Whether you love or hate HBO's new Aaron Sorkin media drama 'The Newsroom,' there's no denying that it has people talking. That is to say, it has people arguing! Critics of the series have been extremely vocal about the manner in which Sorkin portrays women, as well as recycles both lines and plots from his past works, as well as the recent changes to the writing staff, but what happens when Sorkin faces a room full of inquisitive reporters?