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Malina Avoids Prison Protest

THE WEST WING star JOSHUA MALINA is relieved after California officials scrapped plans to build a jail in his neighbourhood.Malina was preparing to fight plans to open a new facility to house inmates near his...

Malina Opposes Prison Plans

THE WEST WING star JOSHUA MALINA is preparing to fight plans to build a prison near his California home.The actor was horrified to discover government officials want to open a penitentiary in his Malibu neighbourhood....

Whitford & Kaczmarek To Divorce

Former THE WEST WING star BRADLEY WHITFORD and actress JANE KACZMAREK have filed for divorce.Whitford and Kaczmarek, who appeared in Malcolm In The Middle as neurotic mother Lois, applied for legal separation in Los Angeles...

West Wing Actor Dies Of Cancer

Actor Ron Silver, best known for his performance on the US TV show The West Wing, has died of cancer.The Emmy-nominated actor is reported to have died peacefully in his sleep with his family around...

By on 16 March 2009

West Wing Creator To Pen Clooney Court Drama

Aaron Sorkin, the creator of The West Wing, is to collaborate with George Clooney on upcoming courtroom drama The Challenge.Variety reports Clooney's production company Smoke House is to develop the film, based on the trial...

By on 03 February 2009

Channing Eyes Return To Tv

Veteran actress STOCKARD CHANNING is eyeing a return to television - three years after ending her stint on hit U.S. series THE WEST WING. The celebrated stage actress, 64, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting...

Chenoweth Risks Upsetting Parents With Controversial New Roles

Former THE WEST WING star KRISTIN CHENOWETH is set to test her conservative parents again by playing a "suicidal prostitute" in a new movie and singing about dirty sex and bowel movements online. The actress/singer...

West Wing's Sorkin To Make Facebook Movie

The creator of U.S. drama THE WEST WING is to make a film about the founders of social networking website Facebook. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the Tom Hanks movie Charlie Wilson's War, has even...

West Wing Writer Aaron Sorkin To Pen Facebook Film

Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, is to write a movie based on the rise of Facebook, he has confirmed.The screenwriter is in negotiations to create an as-yet-untitled film about the social networking site,...

By on 28 August 2008

Alan Dale And Kelly Brook Join Moving Wallpaper Cast

Ugly Betty actor Alan Dale and model Kelly Brook are to join the cast of ITV1's Moving Wallpaper, it has been revealed.The Australian actor - once renowned for his role as Jim Robinson in Neighbours...

By on 18 August 2008

Sorkin Says Writer-producers Forced End Of Writers' Strike

TV writer-producer Aaron Sorkin ( The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip ) has disclosed that as the writers' strike dragged on into January, he and "seven or eight" other top screenwriters were...

Rob Lowe Asks Court To Dismiss Nanny's Wage Claims

Rob Lowe has requested that a court dismiss a former nanny's claims of wage violations, it has been reported.Jessica Gibson, who worked as a nanny for the actor and his family on and off over...

By on 16 May 2008

Kidman Faces Rival Springfield Project

LATEST: NICOLE KIDMAN and former THE WEST WING star KIRSTEN CHENOWETH will go head-to-head in two rival biopics of the same star - 1960s singer DUSTY SPRINGFIELD. Last week (01May08), scriptwriter Michael Cunningham revealed Kidman...

Rob Lowe's Wife: New Nanny Claims Are Sickening

Rob Lowe's wife has attacked a sexual harassment allegation made by a former nanny as "sickening".Laura Boyce, who worked for the West Wing star and family for seven months in 2007, this week filed a...

By on 02 May 2008

Rob Lowe's Lawyer Criticises New Sexual Harassment Claim

Rob Lowe's legal team have denounced a second sexual harassment claim made against the actor and his wife as "false".The couple's former nanny Jessica Gibson filed a lawsuit in Santa Barbara, California last month, claiming...

By on 01 May 2008

West Wing's Sheen Backs Obama For President

Venerable Hollywood actor Martin Sheen has publicly backed Barack Obama as the Democratic party's presidential nominee for the first time.Campaign groups representing Obama and his rival Hillary Clinton had both previously approached the 67-year-old seeking...

By on 24 April 2008

Rob Lowe's Lawyer: Harassment Claims Are Untrue

Legal representatives of actor Rob Lowe have dismissed sexual harassment claims made by his former nanny as "outrageous" and "untrue".Jessica Gibson has filed a lawsuit in Santa Barbara, California, claiming the West Wing star had...

By on 16 April 2008

Lowe's Lawyer: Sexual Harassment Claims Are Outrageous

Legal representatives of actor Rob Lowe have dismissed sexual harassment claims made by his former nanny as "outrageous" and "untrue".Jessica Gibson has filed a lawsuit in Santa Barbara, California, claiming the West Wing star had...

By on 16 April 2008

Rob Lowe's Lawyer: Sexual Harassment Claims Are Outrageous

Legal representatives of actor Rob Lowe have dismissed sexual harassment claims made by his former nanny as "outrageous" and "untrue".Jessica Gibson has filed a lawsuit in Santa Barbara, California, claiming the West Wing star had...

By on 16 April 2008

Chenoweth Plans Tell-all

Former THE WEST WING star KRISTIN CHENOWETH is to reveal all about her childhood as an adoptee in a new book. The actress/singer will reportedly pen a memoir for publishers Touchstone. The Oklahoman plans to...

Conti Angered By Buckingham Palace 'West Wing' Show

British actor TOM CONTI is outraged after a TV network commissioned a show about life at Buckingham Palace in the same style as hit U.S. drama THE WEST WING. The Shirley Valentine star spent several...

Janney Injures Her Foot In Trampoline Accident

Former THE WEST WING star ALLISON JANNEY is hobbling around Hollywood after suffering a trampolining injury. The actress was spotted wearing a cast and a foot support while grocery shopping with longtime partner Richard Jenik...

Chenoweth Battling Pain After Stair Fall

Former THE WEST WING star KRISTIN CHENOWETH is smiling through the pain after cracking ribs and damaging her chest wall in a parking lot fall. The actress/singer tumbled down 12 concrete stairs four weeks ago...

Sopranos Nominated For 15 Emmys

New Jersey gangster drama The Sopranos has picked up 15 nominations for this year's prestigious Emmy TV awards.After concluding in the US earlier this year, The Sopranos has been nominated for a clutch of gongs...

By on 19 July 2007

Sky One Captures Prison Break

Sky One has captured the rights to broadcast the hit US show Prison Break from terrestrial broadcaster Five.Prison Break, which is currently in production for a third series, involves a man placed on death row...

By on 06 June 2007

Strip Stripped From Nbc's Schedule

Marking the end of one of the greatest debacles in its history, NBC is expected to disclose during its upfront season presentation on Monday that it has canceled Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the...

Sheen: 'I've Been Arrested 65 Times'

Campaigning actor MARTIN SHEEN has been arrested an astonishing 65 times in the last 20 years. On Sunday (01APR07), the veteran actor received a police citation for trespassing on a Nevada nuclear test site. Sheen...

John Spencer's Death Ended The West Wing

MARTIN SHEEN knew THE WEST WING would be axed after the death of castmate JOHN SPENCER. Spencer, who played Chief Of Staff LEO MCGARRY in the White House drama, died in December 2005 of a...

Sorkin To Battle The Pink Robots With Flaming Lips

THE WEST WING creator AARON SORKIN will collaborate with the FLAMING LIPS on the group's stage musical, inspired by their hit 2002 album YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS. Tony Award-winning director DES MCANUFF will stage...

Schiff Regrets Taking On West Wing Role

THE WEST WING actor RICHARD SCHIFF regrets signing on to the hit US political drama for its entire run, because he feels it outran its popularity. Schiff, 51, also insists he may have reconsidered taking...

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