While the series finale of The X-Files ended with a scene between Mulder and Scully, there was originally a different ending to the series. The clip above shows that final scene and commentary from executive producer Frank Spotnitz describing how they'd originally wanted Martin Sheen to appear. Read more...
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: In anticipation of Mad Men’s final episodes, special guest appearances from the show’s stars from before they went to work at Sterling Cooper & Partners. Show More Summary
This week, the President welcomed to the White House both student filmmakers and student scientists, hosted the Afghan president, and honored the five year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, while the First Lady championed the Let Girls Learn initiative in Japan and Cambodia. That's March 20th to March 26th or, "The Magic Page" read more
THE ELECTION IS OVER, Finn appears, Diane kills, we have a West Wing cameo and related gaffe, and Lemond Bishop plummets in the standings. It’s been a lackluster season of The Good Wife, and this episode wasn’t much better, but at least it gave me Diane and Kurt and Finn whispering into Alicia’s ear. Sort of. Not Read More...
President Obama has tapped an aide to Vice President Biden to become his new senior adviser, filling a top position in the West Wing in the final stretch of his presidency. Shailagh Murray, a former Washington Post reporter who joined the administration in 2011 as Biden's communications director, will step into the opening left when longtime Obama […]
This week, the President focused on students and college affordability at Benedict College, Georgia Tech, and back at the People's House -- as did Dr. Biden, who met with community college students in Gainesville and Austin. The First...Show More Summary
This should surprise exactly nobody. Whether it’s the earnest Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” or the manipulative Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack Obama. A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken this … Continued
"We're tired of understanding, we're tired of waiting, we're tired of trying to figure out why our children are not safe and why our efforts to try to make them safe seem to fail. We're tired. But we must know that we have made some progress and blame will only destroy it. Blame will breed more violence and we have had enough of that."
Whether it’s the earnest Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” or the manipulative Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack “No Drama” Obama. A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken this month...
WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - Whether it's the earnest Josiah Bartlet from "The West Wing" or the manipulative Frank Underwood in "House of Cards," Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President BarackShow More Summary
This week, the President dropped by the new home of a wounded warrior, met with some impressive Youth of the Year winners, celebrated St. Patrick's Day, hosted the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, and discussed Middle Class Economics in Ohio. That's March 13 to March 19th or, "See Ya, Sparkle!" read more
Please note: I withheld posting information that was too laced with OPINION in my post the other day about David Letterman. Now here is the data: A PERSON WHO WANTS YOU TO FOLLOW - Tells You What You WANT TO HEAR A PERSON WHO WANTS YOU TO DEVELOP - Tells You What You NEED TO HEAR. Show More Summary
It didn’t take long this morning for the wings to fall off Labor’s efforts to score state election points with its support for the second Sydney Airport project at Badgerys Creek in the city’s far west. All was in fact going well, until the state labor leader, Luke Foley, promised to impose the same ‘safeguards’ [...]
White House aides considered deploying President Barack Obama to Capitol Hill as part of a last ditch effort to stave off the 2013 government shutdown, taking inspiration from a famous scene from the popular television show "The West...Show More Summary
Hey, isn’t that…. longtime top White House aide Dan Pfeiffer and a pack of pals celebrating Pfeiffer’s departure from the West Wing at Duke’s Grocery near Dupont Circle on Friday night? Business casual was the order of the night for partygoers, including Reggie Love, the former bodyman to President Obama, and press secretary Josh Earnest. Everyone […]
If The West Wing was wish fulfillment for liberals of the 1990s — a president with a Nobel in economics who is a devout Catholic but nevertheless zings bigots instead of placating them — then House of Cards is wish fulfillment for present day centrist pundits, such as
Tim Burton's latest flight of fancy, MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN has just added multiple Emmy-winning actress Allison Janney ("The West Wing"), according to Variety. Janney joins a cast that includes Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell and Samuel L. Show More Summary
Daniel von Bargen, known for portraying George Costanza’s boss Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld in the late 90s, has passed away at the age of 64. The actor, who also had roles on Malcolm in the Middle, The West Wing, and more, reportedly had been suffering from an undisclosed illness for some time before his death. [...]
So far, we only know Matthew Perry from what we've seen him do on television. Is there any reason to bring up Chandler Bing on "Friends?" Or, Associate White House Counsel Joe Quincy on "The West Wing," or any number of other shows he's been on? I think not. Show More Summary
In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re talking about songs we’ve discovered via TV shows. Stephen Oliver, “Patriotic Song” (1981) I used to fancy myself a bit of a musical-theater snob, back in the days when I would’ve had no embarrassment thinking I knew what the hell I was talking about. Show More Summary