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Ed Harris Going Maverick to Play John McCain

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HBO has picked Ed Harris to play Senator John McCain in Game Change, an adaptation of the novel. The movie shows an insider’s point of view of the historic 2008 Presidential election.

Which means, yes, Sarah Palin will also be portrayed in the flick. The movie follows both campaigns, McCain’s and Obama’s. Jay Roach will return to HBO to direct the flick. He won an Emmy for HBO's Recount, the 2008 account of the 2000 Presidential election.

Harris is only 60, making him a bit young to play the elderly McCain, but the four-time Oscar nominee is sure to bring a lot to the role. As we reported, Julianne Moore will play opposite him as former Governor Sarah Palin.

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South Park Mocks Obama, McCain and the Voters


Apparently the news outlets weren’t the only ones hard at work on Election Day.

In less than 24 hours, co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone managed to craft a fresh new episode of . While its possible some segments were prepared ahead of time, other details in the program - the acceptance/concession speeches, the candidates’ clothing, the street parties - were obviously produced after the fact.

You can watch three more clips from last night’s show after the jump.

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Tuesday Ratings: Noteworthy Numbers for Historic Evening

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Specials, ABC, Cable, CBS, NBC, News, Ratings,

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Although CW decided to broadcast new episodes of 90210 and Privileged last night, we’re going to ignore that network for just this week.

While it would be hard for anyone to deny the significance of last night’s , how many people were actually tuned in? Here’s some of the highlights from yesterday’s political coverage:

  • Approximately 71.5 million watched the events unfold over 14 different networks. That’s a 16% increase from 2000’s contest between and Al Gore (61.6 million) and a 21% increase over 2004’s battle between Bush and Kerry (59.2 million).
  • Of the 71.5 million, 38.13 million saw Barack Obama become the President-elect via the four major networks.
  • ‘s 13.1 million viewers bested the competition Monday. (That was the Alphabet network’s first win since 1996.) had been holding the title since the 2000 election.
  • ‘s 12.3 million actually beat CBS and NBC for 2nd place. That was the cable channel’s largest audience in its 28-year-history. That number almost doubled what the network saw in 2004.


(You can review last Tuesday’s ratings here.)

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This Week on TV (11/3-11/9)

Law & Order

(You can view TV Envy’s Fall Television Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (11/3)
  • Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo, 8pm):  Season 15 premiere. “A conversation with Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn, who retraces her career journey and discusses her books, her tattoo and her mother’s death.” James Lipton will also retrace the moments when Hawn’s career started dying a slow death.
  • Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2008 (NBC, 9pm):  “A ready-for-prime-time political skewering, featuring new material and a collection of politically-themed clips from the show’s archive.” This could be your last chance to laugh before you cry.
  • First Class All the Way (Bravo, 9pm):  Series premiere. “Sara whips up a high-end getaway to Paris and Monaco for a clique of privileged women, but there’s a bump in the road when a passport goes missing.” I just hate to see a privileged woman miss out on a trip.
  • The Hills (MTV, 10pm):  “Audrina moves out.” Haven’t we seen this episode already? Oh wait - we just saw it unfold in Us Weekly.

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Could Another Presidential Race End Up in the Hands of the Supreme Court?

Posted by Cynthia Guenthner Categories: Elections, Law,

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With only a few short days to go before the November 4th presidential election, Attorney Philip Berg is appealing his “Obama eligibility” lawsuit to the U. S. Supreme Court. On Thursday, Berg filed a Writ of Certiorari and an application for an immediate injunction to stay the election. The story of the case, virtually absent from the mainstream media, is heavily detailed in Berg’s website, Obamacrimes.com.

Berg’s suit, Berg v. Obama, No. 08-cv-4083, had been dismissed in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, federal court on the grounds that, as Berg states, “According to [federal] Judge Surrick, we the people have no right to police the eligibility requirements under the U. S. Constitution.”

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Barack Obama Makes His Statement

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Specials, CBS, FOX, NBC, Editorial, Video,


In a highly presidential fashion, democratic White House contender bought up thirty minutes of network TV time (on several stations, no less) to directly address the American public he hopes to win over. It was all very State of the Union - and incredibly politically savvy. But did his message strike a chord with viewers?

Replete with clips of Obama’s more moving speeches and statements from fellow Democrats along with high-ranking CEOs and others, the half-hour infomercial put Barack right into the living rooms of U.S. voters. There was no stage, there were no other candidates jockeying for position or good sound bites; there was no or John McCain. It was, all in all, one of the best aspects of the entire campaign season thus far.

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Opie and the Fonz Endorse Barack

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Internet, Videos,

Less than 2 weeks to go before the vote that changes America (we hope.) We just got a peek at the latest in silly endorsements. This time Andy, Opie/Richie, and Fonzie are involved in getting you to vote. Listen, if it’s good enough for Arthur Fonzarelli, then you know it’s something you want to do, too. You can find other political commercials on Funny or Die, including some with Paris Hilton, John Stewart, and Gina Gershon doing Sarah Palin.

 

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Leonardo Encourages Voting Online

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Videos,

We admit that some of us were not big Leo DiCaprio fans, but now that he has created this Voting PSA for declareyourself.com, we have to give him points. Featuring such celebs as Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Tobey Maguire,  Dustin Hoffman and Ashton Kuchter, the online video is aimed at younger voters in an effort to get them to register, with the deadline being this week in some states. Supposedly shot in his backyard in one day, it has already had over 40,000 views. Our kudos to the politically correct actor.

 

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Saturday Night Live Makes Room for Barack Obama and Tina Fey

Barack ObamaUPDATE: In light of Hurricane Ike, Obama has decided to cancel this appearance.

Let the political season officially begin.

Although it’s still unclear who Saturday Night Live will choose for their key political roles, we now know which candidate will be stopping by Rockefeller Plaza first: .

It’s just been announced that the Democratic presidential candidate will be appearing on the show’s 34th season premiere. Obama will just one of the high-profile guests this weekend. Olympic phenom Michael Phelps is also scheduled to host.

This will not be Barack’s first visit to the NBC studio. He last participated in a Halloween sketch back in November 2007. I wouldn’t be surprised to see in the upcoming weeks as well. The Republican nominee has made several cameos on the program already. (You can see one of those clips after the jump.)

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MIchael Moore Offers Free Online Film

Slacker Uprising

Starting September 23, director will be giving fans a rare treat: a free look at his latest project. This move, which will happen purposefully before the presidential election, comes four years after the controversial Fahrenheit 9/11 was released.

In Slacker Uprising, cameras follow Moore during a 2004 tour. The filmmaker hit 62 different cities that year in hopes of inspiring young adults to vote. (A trailer for the documentary can be seen after the jump.)

Although he originally intended to release Slacker in theaters, Moore - who doesn’t expect to profit from the release - wanted a way to celebrate Roger & Me‘s upcoming anniversary. (That film debuted in 1989.) “This is being done entirely as a gift to my fans. The only return any of us are hoping for is the largest turnout of young voters ever at the polls in November, ” Moore states on his website.

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