Aaron Sorkin Upset Writer Broke the Sacred Trust of the Writers' Room

After The Newsroom's ridiculously over-the-top rape subplot aired last night, Alena Smith, a writer on the show, tweeted out her experience in the writer's room during the episode's creation. "When I tried to argue, in the writer's room, that maybe we skip the storyline where the rape victim gets interrogated by a… » 12/08/14 4:10pm 12/08/14 4:10pm

Do Teenage Girls and Middle-Aged Men Make the Best TV Characters?

New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum recently sat down and talked with Anaheed Alani for "Why Can't I Be You," a regular Rookie column where Anaheed interviews women about their exciting or inspiring careers. During their talk, the women discussed Nussbaum's preference for strongly written teen shows like … » 4/10/14 5:45pm 4/10/14 5:45pm

Sarah Jessica Parker Doesn't Care About Money, Except When She Does

I predict that a lot of people are going to pillory Sarah Jessica Parker for her comments in this week's New York magazine cover story, "Sarah Jessica Parker Would Like a Few Words With Carrie Bradshaw." The crux of the piece is Parker's apparent life of contradictions: she hates things that are "vulgar" and yet she… » 5/05/08 3:40pm 5/05/08 3:40pm