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Aaron Sorkin, George Clooney, Al Jazeera America and the Future of News

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media
Brent Budowsky

To continue the discussion about the future of news from my recent column "Citizen Bezos": Al Jazeera America is now on air with promises to offer in-...

Christopher Rosen

'One Of The Best Screenplays I Ever Read' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment

"Short Term 12" has been on the short list of must-see 2013 indies since announcing itself at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival by winning ...

Everything Is Falling Apart

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

There were a bunch of good things and one very bad thing about the Genoa plot this week. The bad came entirely in the shape of Jerry Dantana.

Sorkin Tackles Sideboob, Coming Out & Loss

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.11.2013 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

This is the second or third episode of this season so far where a lot happens in the plot, and yet it feels as though the show is spinning in place. There's an odd weightlessness, even as seemingly momentous things occur on screen.

Millennials and Entitlement to a Better World

Emily Atkinson | Posted 08.09.2013 | College
Emily Atkinson

I was furious, and I couldn't quite articulate exactly what had set me off. The patently false notion that everything used to be great all the time? The persistence of American exceptionalism? The accusation that I, at 22, am part of the worst generation ever?

Why Aaron Sorkin and The Newsroom Owe Me An Atta-Boy. Suits Anyone?

Tony Potts | Posted 10.05.2013 | TV
Tony Potts

"She opens her mouth, What comes out is a mystery, Thought about Not Understood, She's achin' to be..." Those lyrics are from an occasionally brillia...

What Happened To Maggie

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.05.2013 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

"Let me start with a really tough question," the lawyer tells Maggie. Was I the only one who was thinking it would be, "WHAT'S WITH THE HAIR?"

Former Romney Aide Slams 'The Newsroom'

Posted 07.31.2013 | TV

The 2012 presidential campaign was controversial enough before Aaron Sorkin got his hands on it, and now that it's being addressed on "The Newsroom," ...

This 'Newsroom' Scene Is Awfully Familiar

Posted 07.31.2013 | TV

"The Newsroom" basically made the same joke "Family Guy" previously made in 2008. In the second episode of "The Newsroom" Season 2, Maggie (Alison ...

How to Engage on Twitter: Four Tips From HBO's Newsroom

Blake Landau | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

Citizen journalism has taken a front seat in the world of breaking news and we're starting to see this explored in the script. Finally, traditional media morphs into more multi-faceted reporting on Newsroom.

Not This Again!

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.29.2013 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

I'm beginning to doubt the wisdom of starting this season of "The Newsroom" having already given away that the Genoa stuff isn't real. It saps the hunt for the story of some crucial dramatic tension.

The End Isn't Near For 'Thrones,' 'True Blood' Or 'The Newsroom'

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.24.2013 | TV

Calm down, "Game of Thrones" fans: Your show isn't going anywhere. There has been speculation -- even from the show's creative team -- about wheth...

Why She Thinks She Won't Get Wonder Woman Part

AP | HEATHER TAN | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment

SINGAPORE — Olivia Munn's love for Wonder Woman may be no secret, but the actress doesn't think she'd be likely to play the superheroine on the ...

CNN Is Dead, Long Live HBO

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.22.2013 | Media
Matthew Chapman

How tragic to watch Aaron Sorkin's brilliant, complex, committed "Newsroom" on HBO and then turn on CNN the next day and watch endless, spectacularly uninteresting coverage of the birth of a child (it's a boy!) to an uninteresting couple in England while the rest of the world burned.


Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.22.2013 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

Even though we know it's all going to fall apart, the story of the supposed American war crime in Pakistan continues to intrigue. It's somewhat encouraging that it is the framing around which the entire season appears to be based.

Dress the Part: HBO's The Newsroom

Vogue | Posted 09.15.2013 | Style

In one episode of The Newroom's first season, Maggie and Jim make a field trip to Flounce, a would-be Manhattan boutique where shopgirl Lisa, their roommate and love, respectively, is helping a customer find a dress for the Tony Awards.

It's Time To Catch Up On 'The Newsroom'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV

It's been almost a year since we left Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) in the controversial newsroom where he lost his temper, bashed America and argued tir...

Sorknado! Time To Play 'The Newsroom' Bingo

Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.11.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

In all sincerity, I've got to thank Aaron Sorkin for supplying me with the opportunity to come up with the "Newsroom" bingo card. Have fun playing!

Hopes For 'The Newsroom' Season 2

Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.12.2013 | TV
Leigh Weingus

"The Newsroom" caught a lot of flack during its first season. But the lights will be back on at Newsnight this Sunday, and before viewers open fire on Sorkin's latest work, I'd like to take the time to point out why Season 1 was actually great.

Olivia Looks GORGEOUS In Jeans, T-Shirt

Posted 07.12.2013 | Celebrity

Olivia Munn stepped out in New York City on Thursday looking nearly flawless. With skinny black jeans, a loose gray top, and towering black boots, Mun...

PHOTOS: Your New Favorite Show Was Written Here

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

The hit might be set in our time, but this office is right out of old Hollywood.

'Newsroom' Cast Addresses Growing Pains

AP | MICHAEL CIDONI LENNOX | Posted 07.11.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES -- Even the star of HBO's drama "The Newsroom" admits that season one had its growing pains. Creator Aaron Sorkin's show-about-a-news-sho...

Meet 'The Newsroom' Newcomers

Posted 07.09.2013 | TV

"The Newsroom" Season 2 premieres on July 14 (10 p.m. ET) and in preparation, HBO has released a behind-the-scenes video introducing some of the new c...

Sorkinisms Return!

Posted 07.08.2013 | TV

Aaron Sorkin, the Emmy and Oscar winning writer, sure loves certain phrases and character quirks. In the video below, Kevin Porter has cut togethe...

Advice for The Newsroom: You Want BS? Talk to a General. You Want Reality? Talk to a Grunt

Chez Pazienza | Posted 08.21.2013 | Media
Chez Pazienza

When half the people consulting on your show about how a newsroom operates -- a show that's called The Newsroom -- now lead lives that often involve working half-days and being ushered to and from work in free town cars, realism is going to suffer.