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Emily Maynard Is Looking For Love Again–New ‘Bachelorette’ Photo Revealed (Photo)

Emily Maynard may have called it quits with Brad Womack, but that doesn’t mean she’s given up on love altogether. Emily, who was deemed the “winner” of Brad’s heart on The Bachelor, is coming back to reality television as ABC’s newest Bachelorette!

According to People Mag, Emily is “scared to death” about looking for love on television … Keep Reading >>



New Girl Renewed for Season Two and a Clue to the Jess-Russell Romance ©

Huzzah! Television’s most adorkable half-hour comedy, New Girl, has been picked up for a second season. What fresh misadventures will the second season bring? And what does the well deserved series extension mean for the likelihood of a Schmidt-centric spin-off? Have our dreams of Who Gives a Schmidt?, starring Max Greenfield and Chloe Moretz as his caustic little sister, been dashed against the rocks?

There’s more good news for the (many, we hope!) of us rooting for Jess’s new relationship with wealthy, 40-something helicopter parent Russell (Dermot Mulroney). Mulroney told The Los Angeles Times, “I’ve finished my run, and they’ve finished doing this season. But I’ve been harassing [creator Liz Meriwether] about how to get Russell back on.” The return of Russell! We love Russell. We feel like the employees of Instagram right now.


The Rolling Stone review For spring music 2012

Aaron Sorkin on His New HBO Show, The Newsroom, and His Style of “Musical Dialogue” ©

by VanityFair. photographs by Annie Leibovitz 12:00 AM, APRIL 6 2012

“I’ve always thought of myself as somebody who, when it comes to comedy or drama, I don’t do either one of them well enough to do only one of them,” Aaron Sorkin tells Vanity Fair writer James Kaplan in a May-issue sneak peek of The Newsroom, his series for HBO. “So I try to mix up my pitches a little bit in an episode.” But, Sorkin says, “I am truly at my happiest not when I am writing an aria for an actor or making a grand political or social point. I am at my happiest when I’ve figured out a fun way for somebody to slip on a banana peel.” In his forthcoming show, Sorkin investigates the fast-talking and volatile world of cable news, with a cast that includes Emily Mortimer, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, Jeff Daniels, and Sam Waterston. (See a slide show of Sorkin with the cast and crew, in photographs by Annie Leibovitz.)

“I create these shows so that I can write them,” he says of his limited collaborative style. “I’m not an empire builder. I’m not interested in just producing. All I want to do is write. I came up as a playwright—writing is something you do by yourself in a room. That said, I couldn’t possibly write the show without that room full of people. I go in there, and we kick around ideas. I’m writing about all kinds of things I don’t know anything about. So they do research for me.”

“I kind of see plot as a necessary intrusion on what I really want to do, which is write musical dialogue,” Sorkin says of his notoriously snappy style of discourse. “So these arguments aren’t me finding sort of a clever way to be politically persuasive. [The news is] just a really rich area for arguing.” He admits, “I’m pretty wordy when I write.”

Daniels, who stars as the broken-down anchorman Will McAvoy, agrees with that. “The trick with Aaron, which I think makes this the ultimate challenge,” he tells Kaplan, “is that you have to learn a Broadway play every week. We’re not walking around the corner holding a gun, going, ‘Look out!’ We’re coming around the corner and doing Sorkin, and that’s a whole other thing. And it’s Sorkin at 90 miles an hour, because there’s a musicality, there’s a rhythm to him. Dialogue that has to come out of your mouth, snap-snap—and not just actors talking fast. These [characters] are very smart people, they think fast and they talk fast, and those listening have to keep up.”

But, says Mortimer, that is part of why she loves doing Sorkin. “The problem with romantic comedies nowadays is that they’re not clever and they’re not about anything. Whereas this is very clever and it’s about something. The great writers and directors of the past have understood that sexual tension can be so brilliantly depicted in the way that people talk to each other—Billy Wilder and Cukor knew that, Shakespeare knew that, and Jane Austen knew that. And it’s so rarely investigated these days, partly because the world has to be a world where people talk fast and funny. And one of those worlds is the news.”

“I love television,” Sorkin says. “I love putting on a show every week. I love coming to work with the same people every week. I love the immediacy of it. But the price that you pay for all that is the ferocity of the schedule. We have to make a one-hour movie every nine days. So I have to write a one-hour movie every nine days. You’re writing an episode, you’re shooting an episode, and one is in postproduction while another is in pre-production, casting, and scouting. It becomes a little bit like a MASH unit.”

Read more: James Kaplan takes an inside look at the West Wing creator’s new dramedy in “The Sorkin Way,” published in the May 2012 issue.

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