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The 10 Worst Moments For Women On 'The Newsroom'

The Gloss | Posted 07.19.2012 | Women

I swear, I almost never use the word misogynistic. It’s partly because I don’t believe in a culture where we go around feeling victimized, and ...

How Jeff Daniels Convinced Aaron Sorkin He Could Play Angry

Posted 07.19.2012 | TV

While Jeff Daniels still couldn't say with any certainty anything about the possibility of that "Dumb and Dumber" sequel ever seeing the light of day ...

Olivia Munn Explains Why 'The Newsroom' Cast Is Intimidating

Posted 07.18.2012 | TV

On the new Aaron Sorkin HBO series "The Newsroom," Olivia Munn is in some pretty elite acting company. On "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (Weeknights 12 a.m. ET o...

Aaron Sorkin Says 'The Newsroom' Is 'Fantasy'

Posted 07.17.2012 | TV

Although Aaron Sorkin's HBO series "The Newsroom" has earned criticism, with journalists calling its portrayal of the industry unrealistic, the creato...

'The Newsroom' Recap: Dates From Hell

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.14.2012 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

In "I'll Try To Fix You," Aaron Sorkin decides to mostly take a break from the newsgathering part of "The Newsroom" and instead focus on the personal dramas of his characters. This proves to be a bit of a problem.

Review: Aaron's Sorkin's The Newsroom

Rajiv Naresh | Posted 09.11.2012 | Media
Rajiv Naresh

As all of Sorkin's work, there's enough drama and idealism to make this show watchable and even moderately addictive.

Figuring Out The Newsroom

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.10.2012 | TV
Zaki Hasan

Seeing Rambo II and The Newsroom in such close proximity got some neurons firing in my brain that helped me finally figure out what's going on with creator Aaron Sorkin's wildy divisive new HBO skein.

HBO's The Newsroom: Politics vs. Characters

Molly Fosco | Posted 09.10.2012 | TV
Molly Fosco

Everyone on this show seems pissed off all the time. They go on lengthy rants and sometimes take the entire episode to make their point.

Olivia Munn: Lay Off 'The Newsroom' & Aaron Sorkin

Posted 07.10.2012 | TV

Olivia Munn thinks "The Newsroom" (Sundays at 1- p.m. ET on HBO) deserves a break. A great deal of criticism has been thrown Aaron Sorkin's way sin...

A Great Speech About Why America Isn't Great Anymore (But Can Be Again)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 09.09.2012 | TV
Carla Seaquist

For those of us heartsick over the moral state of things in this country, this is pure catnip.

Will McAvoy's Rules -- And Ours

Howard Fineman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Media
Howard Fineman

Yes, it is unrealistic and predictable. It is preachy and takes place in a galaxy long ago and far away. In other words, it is a fairy tale. Well, fairy tales are meant to inspire and instruct, and The Newsroom manages to do both in a mostly entertaining way.

Broadway Stars Invade TV

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.09.2012 | TV

Broadway has some major competition for its acting talent: The small screen. Increasingly, stage actors are landing roles on TV. Known for their hi...

The Newsroom and a Healthy Democracy

Robert Davey | Posted 09.08.2012 | Media
Robert Davey

Why not give him some credit for putting on screen a fictitious version of the real battle for the soul of TV news, lost to the mercenary motives of men in suits to whom "pander" is a sacred principle?

'The Newsroom' Recap: All Hail Jane Fonda

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.08.2012 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

"The 112th Congress," the third episode of "The Newsroom," is alternately more annoying and, in certain spots, more entertaining than anything that has come before it.

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 07.06.2012 | Entertainment

Katy Perry may be one of the most successful female artists of all time, movie critics aren't as enamored with the "Teenage Dream" singer as music wri...

Alison Pill Talks Learning 'Sorkinese'

Posted 07.06.2012 | TV

Aaron Sorkin employs some interesting techniques when it comes to having his cast learn their fast-paced lines -- just ask star of "The Newsroom" (Sun...

Environmentalism Is Centerpiece of Major TV Series Premiere

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

In choosing an environmental story for The Newsroom premiere, Aaron Sorkin elevated that issue to what environmentalists believe should be its proper place as the issue of all issues, even in this election year.

Summer's Hottest TV Actresses

Posted 07.05.2012 | TV

Though many shows have signed off for the summer, TV is still heating up with new series and returning ones to keep us entertained. And with the Su...

Were We Great?

Noah Baron | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home
Noah Baron

Sorkin paints a view of American history that goes beyond even deeply flawed: it's downright fictional.

What Does It Mean To Be An American?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 09.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Vargas

As we celebrate America's Independence Day -- as we explore what it means to be American on the most American of all days -- I also celebrate my independence from the word "illegal."

Mark Cuban, The Newsroom and the Media's Attachment to Generalities

Sam Koppelman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

Liberals and conservatives alike should stop watching cable news until one of the three major stations (MSNBC, Fox, and CNN) puts on a show focused on presenting viewers with honest arguments.

'Eastbound & Down' Returning For Season 4

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 07.02.2012 | TV

Kenny Powers is coming back ... again. HBO has renewed Danny McBride's antihero comedy "Eastbound & Down" for a fourth season. The news, which was ...

'The Newsroom' Gets Renewed (Whether You Like It Or Not)

Posted 09.01.2012 | TV

HBO has renewed "The Newsroom" for a second season, shortly after the second episode of the debut season aired. Aaron Sorkin's return to TV has rec...

'The Newsroom's' Female Trouble

Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.02.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

It's hard to know what's most infuriating: that MacKenzie is written as though she hasn't even heard of a war zone or that she's presented as alternately hysterical and incompetent.

'The Newsroom' Recap: It Doesn't Get Better

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.02.2012 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

I worried that I'd been too cynical and too hard on the show. But the second episode, "Newsnight 2.0," did not do much to bolster my hopes for "The Newsroom."