BOSTON, July 18, 2012 — Yes! I did it! Guilty as charged! I have compiled a new group of pop culture links/stories and have included both Anthony Weiner and Batman. Do I deserve a rasberry or a cheer? I’ll leave that up to you.
Aaron Sorkin defends “The Newsroom”
Although Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series “The Newsroom” has earned criticism, with journalists calling its portrayal of the industry unrealistic, the creator told NPR’s “Fresh Air” that “The Newsroom” is meant to be a fantasy.
“I like writing about heroes that don’t wear capes and disguises,” Sorkin told “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross of the criticism. “It’s aspirational. ‘Gee, it looks like the real world and feels like the real world, why can’t this be the real world?’ The metaphor of Don Quixote is used, all kinds of lost cities are used: Atlantis, Brigadoon … The show is meant to be a fantasy set against very real and oftentimes very serious events.”
Read more at Huffington Post
Anthony Weiner shares a family photo
What’s next for former New York congressman Anthony Weiner? Baby’s first steps, of course.
“I’m very happy in my present life,” Weiner, 47, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “The only next dramatic steps I’m planning on are Jordan’s first,” he says, referring to his 6-month-old son and remaining noncommital on whether he will run for office again.
Read more at People
“Dark Knight Rises” review
You say you want a revolution? Well, you know, there’s a comic-book movie for you. The Dark Knight Rises concludes the trilogy of Batman movies so distinctively rebooted, reimagined, and reinvigorated over the past seven years by director Christopher Nolan at the helm and actor Christian Bale in the Batsuit. And the highly anticipated project arrives with outsize political and cultural ambitions. Theme-wise, Nolan tackles nothing less than societal upheaval, urban unrest, class warfare, personal sacrifice, and spiritual salvation, with some nuclear brinkmanship thrown in for timeliness. That’s epic stuff, as grounded in serious social commentary as the literature of Charles Dickens that the director and his coscreenwriter brother, Jonathan Nolan, have cited as inspiration. This is a Batman narrative for a post-9/11 age of anxiety, morally split between the best of times and the worst of times.
Read more at EW
Halle Berry rushed to hospital
Halle Berry was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night after suffering an injury while shooting a movie.
Sources tell TMZ … Halle hit her head on concrete after taking a nasty fall.
According to a photo agency, Halle was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. We’re told the injury occurred at around 10 PM. There was an ambulance on scene, and it appears that’s how Halle was transported.
Read more at TMZ
Two HOT new “Fringe” videos!
I’m a huge “Fringe” fan. I know that I have a lot of company in that area. Here’s a couple of videos to get you excited for the upcoming season. It can’t come fast enough!
Support a worthy cause: Holly Robinson Peete’s HollyRod Foundation
The HollyRod Foundation was founded in 1997 by NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and actress Holly Robinson Peete in honor of Holly’s father, Matthew T. Robinson, Jr., who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1982 at the young age of 46. Although Mr. Robinson was forced to retire from a successful career in entertainment, he had the emotional and financial support of Holly, Rodney and the rest of his family.
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