Tweet: "In DC? Support my sister's campaign for MI Supreme Court, justice and fairness for all! I'll be there". The West Wing actress Mary McCormack rallies support to help her sister Bridget MCCormack win the Democratic nomination for a seat in the Michigan Supreme Court.
Fact: Hit late-night U.S. TV show LOPEZ TONIGHT is filmed on the same soundstage as long-running drama The West Wing.
Fact: Former The West Wing star Stockard Channing is heading back to the theatre - she's signed up to star in a production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest in Dublin, Ireland later this year (Jun10).
Fact: The executive producer of medical drama E.R. and The West Wing has been elected president of the Writers Guild of America for a second term. John Wells won a tight race at the end of last week (ends18Sep09). He defeated former M*A*S*H and Frasier writer Elias Davis, the union's secretary treasurer who had been endorsed by the outgoing president, Patric M. Verrone.
Fact: Former The West Wing star Kristin Chenoweth is set to become the latest U.S. star to hit the London stage - she'll front the English National Opera's West End production of CANDIDE next summer (08). The actress played the part of Cunegonde - the same role she'll play in London - for a 2004 concert production with the New York Philharmonic.
Fact: The worlds of big TV and blockbusters have collided - The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin has struck a new three-movie deal with Steven Spielberg and his DreamWorks company. Movie mogul Spielberg is expected to direct writer Sorkin's first movie, The Trial of The Chicago 7.
Quote: "I can manage the warm-up exercises, but I reap the benefit of my wife's expertise, particularly on Valentine's Day!" The West Wing actor Richard Schiff on mastering the 'S-Factor' - pole-dance fitness routine developed by his wife Sheila Kelley.