Do Michelle Obama and Madonna Belong on a List of the 25 ‘Least Influential’ People?

GQ just released their list of various politicians, sports figures, musicians and Hollywood figures who they consider to be the least influential, and there are more than a few inclusions that just don’t sit right.

Amanda Bynes and Gotye: yes, Michelle Obama, hell no.

Forget that she’s the first lady, Mrs. O is actually somebody worth idolizing.

Seeing that her entry (number seven) is accompanied by a picture of her snarfing down Haagen Daz straight out of the container in a bath robe, it’s clear that the compiler of this list merely dislikes her vendetta against fast food.  Continue reading “Do Michelle Obama and Madonna Belong on a List of the 25 ‘Least Influential’ People?”

‘The Newsroom’ Breaks Out The Big Guns

Aaron Sorkin, Scott Rudin, Jeff Daniels, Greg Mottola, a voice cameo by Jesse Eisenberg? What more could HBO viewers ask for? Witness The Newsroom, which debuted on Sunday with decent premium channel ratings of 2.1 million viewers.

The show, made by the man (Sorkin) who wrote Moneyball and The Social Network and created The West Wing, follows a team of dysfunctional journalists and staff members who work for a well-known CNN-esque program called “News Night.”

I watched it yesterday and enjoyed it despite long-winded, unedited moments of dialogue. Fortunately it is good dialogue with an Emmy-ready cast worthy of delivering those witty lines that often relate to relevant stories of the past, like the BP oil spill of 2010.  Continue reading “‘The Newsroom’ Breaks Out The Big Guns”