SAM SEABORN RETURNS.
Photo: Doug Mills/NYT
CBS’ Mark Knoller says Lowe was there to visit Gene Sperling, former consultant on The West Wing and current Director of the National Economic Council.
May 22, 2013: Life imitates art.
Janel Moloney in Brotherhood
She’s really good in it. But be warned: She is 180 degrees from Donna Moss in this one. Season 2 of a show which was very good, if rather dark, both with and without her.
Good Morning, CJ
A perfect example of Aaron Sorkin’s fast-paced, walk-n-talk television masterpiece
Other shows have come along that I’ve loved as much, but none that I have loved more.
Here’s a rarity: Marley Shelton as Annabeth. (The caption at Getty Images says that’s who she’s playing.) Apparently, she was in the role until they re-cast with Kristin Chenoweth. It’s surprising that, for a show in its sixth season, they released a publicity photo, then re-cast the role.
Well, it looks like things aren’t going to work out for Suburgatory’s Tessa living with her mom because Malin Akerman’s new ABC pilot just got picked-up. Trophy
Bradley Whitford to play Malin Akerman’s husband.
Is there a non-phone-related prank you’re particularly proud of?
I did some of my finest work on The West Wing. One of my favorite things was, when Jimmy Smits first joined the show, I guess it was a few weeks before Valentine’s Day, Janel Moloney and I sent an enormous bouquet of flowers to Jimmy from Brad [Whitford] and used Brad’s personal stationary. Apparently, it was very awkward. Jimmy went up to Brad and said, “Thanks for the flowers. It’s nicer than what I got my girl,” of course working in that he’s both heterosexual and involved.
I wrote an e-mail from Josh Charles’s e-mail account twelve years ago when we did Sports Night that he was very, very unhappy about, and I lied for years. He, being the star of the show, had a computer — this was back when we all had AOL accounts — and he would let me use his computer in his dressing room when he was there. Once he typed his password in the wrong box, so instead of coming up as asterisks, I could see the password. And so I was like, Done. One day when he wasn’t at work, I sent an e-mail to everyone in his address book, coming out. “I know this is an awkward way to do this, but it’s the easiest way for me.”
Did you see any of his friends’ replies?
No. I know that a couple of his friends wanted to kill me. It was messy and bad. But this is the price you pay.
My favorite part is that Janel Moloney was Malina’s co-conspirator on the Whitford/Smits prank.
Posting this again because I’m SURE it didn’t used to have the photo attached. I mean we - eventually - found the photo, and it cracks me up that even the version they have is crappy, mostly it’s just a really adorable interview and BE IN MORE THINGS TOGETHER DAMMIT.