Aaron Sorkin's proclivity for self-plagiarism is fairly well established.
If you haven't read any of the vicious reviews for Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom—that heartwarming new HBO show about a rich white man who finally finds the COURAGE to be an opinionated dipshit on TV—go read them. They're a hater's delight (Dan Rather's excepted), and they must have gotten under Aaron Sorkin's onion peel-thin skin, because he took time over the weekend to be a complete asshole to Toronto Globe and Mail writer Sarah Nicole Prickett. But before insulting her, he of course had to make a grand statement about WRITING and about WHAT AARON SORKIN THINKS OF THE WORLD TODAY:
Nearly six years after the Aaron Sorkin poli-drama West Wing went off the air, Funny or Die reunites Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Josh Malina, William Duffy, Melissa Fitzgerald, and Dulé Hill for a one-off West Wing short to promote — what else? — a walking-centric fitness campaign called Every Body Walk!
Here is the trailer for Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series The Newsroom, set to premier June 24. What's it about? Well basically, it's a show about the evils of the internet created by someone who believes the internet is evil. It's also about the news, the current state of our country, politics, celeb culture, web culture, the right, the left, the perils of capitalism, and how girls can make you act cuh-razy.
Entertainment Weekly printed a teleplay excerpt from Aaron Sorkin's new HBO show, The Newsroom, last week. And holy shit, it's the most Aaron Sorkin thing ever. If you were hoping that Aaron Sorkin would use his Social Network Oscar win to create another bullshit meta-drama where he uses his characters as empty speechifying vessels that tell you HOW AARON SORKIN THINKS THE WORLD SHOULD WORK, you're in luck! Because this excerpt is exactly that.
On tonight's 30 Rock, Liz Lemon got news that TGS was going into a forced hiatus due to Tracy Jordan's absence. So, Liz explored other opportunities—like Nick Lachey's The Sing-Off. And, whoa: Aaron Sorkin was there, too!
We think she looks great and is great, but Hollywood wrote her off for a while, and is now bringing her back in sad old lady roles. It's not fair. Also today: Wentworth Miller is trying to figure out what to do now that he's out of prison, Aaron Sorkin might make fun of himself, and sad news about a promising pilot.