After I realized Political Animals wasn't a pet-themed reality show and was actually about an empowered female politician, I was beyond thrilled. Any miniseries — forgive me, "television event" — that could lure Oscar-nominee Sigourney Weaver to the small screen has to be great, right? Well, yes and no. Only about 20 minutes into the premiere and I began to realize how misguided I'd been. Political Animals isn't about a strong female in government. It's just another prime-time soap featuring a woman whose power is her sexuality and whose weakness is men (yawn).
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Arsenio Hall is returning to late-night eight years after The Arsenio Hall Show left the air.
Hall, 56, is developing a new show with CBS Television Distribution that would debut in Fall 2013. So far, the show is...
Bill Clinton and Mindy Kaling, The Today Show
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10. Best Silent Killer: When it came time for the jury to have at the final three Survivor: South Pacific contestants, the most vicious commentary of all comes from an unexpected source —Whitney — the sweet Southern belle. "Albert, you're sleazy," she says. "Coach, you used Christianity to manipulate your whole tribe. And Sophie? You're the most condescending person I've ever met." Are you sure about that, Whitney? Because that condescending person managed to snare enough votes to win.
9. Most Biting Remark: Top Chef delivers a Christmas miracle, or perhaps just a case of...
Controversial writer Christopher Hitchens, whose works slammed religion as well as such public figures as Mother Teresa and Henry Kissinger, has died, according to the Vanity Fair. He was 62.
Hitchens, who was a contributing editor to the magazine for nearly two decades, died of pneumonia at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a long battle with esophageal cancer.
Chelsea Clinton will become a full-time correspondent for NBC News, according to The New York Times.
The former first daughter will begin her duties immediately and is expected to work on the "Making a Difference" segment of NBC Nightly News which spotlights people who volunteer to improve the lives of others in their community.
Hillary Clinton, Dorothy Rodham and Chelsea Clinton
Dorothy Rodham, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, died Tuesday. She was 92.
Rodham died shortly after midnight in Washington, surrounded by her family, the Clintons said in a statement.
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A cause of death was not disclosed. Rodham Clinton had canceled a scheduled trip to London and Istanbul on Monday to ...
Geraldine A. Ferraro, who was the first female vice presidential candidate on a national ticket, died on Saturday, according to CNN. She was 75.
Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital of complications from...
George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter
All four living former U.S. presidents will come together for NBC's special All Together Now: A Celebration of Service, the network announced Thursday.
George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush will honor the importance of American service and volunteerism. It will also include...
President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon
On Presidents' Day, Hardball host Chris Matthews will look at the 10 years that have passed since William Jefferson Clinton left the White House. Matthews' documentary, President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon (Monday at 10/9c on MSNBC) explores the former commander-in-chief's many recent roles, including humanitarian, political spouse and diplomat who helped in the release of two journalist imprisoned by North Korea. The Biz recently chatted with Matthews about why we seem to love Bubba more than ever.
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The United States Senate voted to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy Saturday, effectively allowing gay men and lesbians in the military to be open about their sexual orientation, according to The New York Times.
The law, which was passed in 1993 under President Bill Clinton's administration, was criticized by many for discriminating against homosexual troops. The repeal, which passed the Senate by a 65-31 vote, fulfills President Barack Obama's promise to reverse the ban.
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"By ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' no longer will...