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Posted Saturday 11/17/18 at 6:41AM EST
A&E's The Clinton Affair is a worthy step forward in retelling the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, but its format is a bit stale
While the six-part documentary, premiering Sunday, gives Lewinsky a "meaningful say, it’s missing the sort of editorial eye one might expect from a film produced at a moment in which our culture finally seems ready to evaluate Clinton without falling for his charisma," says Daniel D'Addario. He adds: “The Clinton Affair gives viewers less in the way of overarching ideas to chew on. But it does generate a sense that Clinton is being evaluated — not by the blogosphere but by as exhaustively curious a lens as could exist — and coming up badly wanting. As such, it breaks through its format, and feels less like a staid work of recitation than a turning point."
Posted Tuesday 11/13/18 at 10:47PM EST
A&E previews The Clinton Affair: Watch Monica Lewinsky recall the emotional aftermath of her affair with Bill Clinton
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"I remember looking out the window and thinking that the only way to fix this was to kill myself," Lewinsky says in a preview of the docuseries premiering Nov. 18.
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Monica Lewinsky says she "bawled my eyes out" watching Hannah Gadsby's Nanette
Source: The Daily Dot
Gadsby mentions Lewinsky in her acclaimed Netflix standup special, noting that she became a late-night punchline. Lewinsky got to talk to Gadsby at Vanity Fair‘s New Establishment Summit on Tuesday, telling her “for at least a week after I saw your show, I would find myself zoning out, reliving this moment of transformation you created onstage.”
Posted Wednesday 9/05/18 at 11:03AM EDT
Monica Lewinsky sat down for extensive interviews for A&E's The Impeachment of Bill Clinton docuseries from Alex Gibney
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Lewinsky sat for several revealing interviews with Gibney and director Blair Foster, the team behind the the six-hour docuseries. Set to air over three nights beginning on Nov. 18, the project is expected to shine a new light on Clinton's actions in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Posted Friday 8/24/18 at 10:43PM EDT
Remember when Monica Lewinsky hosted the Fox dating show Mr. Personality?
Source: The Outline
Lewinsky was less than five years removed from the Bill Clinton scandal when Mr. Personality premiered in April 2003 and canceled after five episodes. Lewinsky was trying to rehabilitate her image, but Mr. Personality only resulted in more public shaming, especially from critics. The Outline revisited Mr. Personality with the show's producer and casting director, and notes that footage of the show is hard to find online.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Stephen Colbert offers Bill Clinton a "do-over" on the Monica Lewinsky question
“I notice you did not enjoy that entire interview," Colbert said of the former president's heated Today interview that aired on Monday morning, in which he was asked if he apologized to Lewinsky. “I want you to enjoy this one, but I do want to ask you something: Would you like a do-over on that answer? Do you understand why some people thought it was a tone-deaf response?” Clinton, who appeared to be much more prepared this time, responded: "When I saw the interview, I thought that, because they had to distill it, it looked like I was saying I didn’t apologize, and I had no intention to. And I was mad at me – not for the first time.” He added: "Here is what I want to say: It wasn’t my finest hour ... But, the important thing is, that it was very painful thing that happened 20 years ago. And I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family and the American people. I meant it then, I mean it now."
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Will Stephen Colbert ask Bill Clinton about Monica Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement?
The former president, in promoting his The President is Missing novel he co-authored with James Patterson, has already made headlines when asked about his 1998 scandal by CBS Sunday Morning and NBC's Today. As Buzzfeed points out, there will likely be more #MeToo questions. Clinton is scheduled to appear on Colbert's Late Show on Tuesday, where the question about Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement might be broached. (Colbert hasn't been afraid to discuss sexual misconduct with past guests Ben Affleck and James Franco.) Clinton is also set to visit Live with Kelly and Ryan on Friday and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on a date yet to be announced.
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Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Bill Clinton's Today interview gets heated when he's asked if he ever apologized to Monica Lewinsky
The former president is promoting his new thriller novel he co-wrote with James Patterson, The President is Missing, on various TV outlets this week, including Stephen Colbert's Late Show and Live with Kelly and Ryan. But in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Clinton is again being grilled about his White House sex scandal. That included questioning this morning from NBC News' Craig Melvin, who asked: “Did you ever apologize to her?," resulting in a heated exchange about Lewinsky, his impeachment and the #MeToo movement.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
History channel has also dropped plans for a Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky miniseries
Source: The Washington Post
After Ryan Murphy said he was scrapping an American Crime Story season on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, The Washington Post's Emily Yahr contacted History to see if it was still proceeding with its R.J. Cutler-produced six-part miniseries based on the book The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton by Peter Baker. "We made a decision not to move forward on that," a History rep responded, adding there are plans to do a "docuseries" on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 1:15PM EDT
Ryan Murphy adding Joan Collins to American Horror Story, scraps plans for a Monica Lewinsky American Crime Story season
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Murphy, who optioned the rights to Jeffrey Toobin's book on the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, says he had second thoughts about turning the scandal into an American Crime Story season, which he revealed to Lewinsky herself. "I told her, 'Nobody should tell your story but you, and it's kind of gross if they do,'" Murphy recalls saying. " 'If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.'" Murphy also says for the upcoming American Horror Story season, he's "throwing in Joan Collins" and is "interested" in Anjelica Huston.
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 1:35PM EST
Fox News announces Scandalous, a Bill Clinton impeachment docuseries
The seven-episode series, premiering Sunday, promises an “honest and detailed account of one of the most intense political and legal stories in American history.” featuring interviews with main players like Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and Linda Tripp. The program will also feature “never-before-seen photos of the investigation.” 20 years on, the Clinton impeachment continues to be fodder for the true crime genre. In December, HLN aired an episode of 'How It Really Happened with Hill Harper' focusing on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, the History Channel is developing a scripted series titled The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton, and TV Line reports that FX’s American Crime Story is looking at the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal in the future.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 2:16PM EST
HLN changed the title of its “The Monica Lewinsky Scandal” special after Monica Lewinsky objected
Source: The Washington Post
The two-part HLN true-crime series How It Really Happened with Hill Harper special will now be called “The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal.”
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
Monica Lewinsky doesn’t like HLN dubbing Bill Clinton’s sex scandal “The Monica Lewinsky Scandal”
Source: USA Today
CNN’s sister network announced in a press release that the true-crime series How It Really Happened With Hill Harper will delve into “The Monica Lewsinsky Scandal,” which prompted a response from Lewinsky herself on Twitter. She thinks the scandal should be called “The Starr Investigation” or “The Clinton Impeachment.”
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 10:17PM EDT
Monica Lewinsky recalls when David Letterman expressed regret for mocking her
Source: Page Six
On Dr. Oz’s Friday show, Lewinsky recalls being mocked during the 1998 scandal involving President Clinton. She also remembered writing a May 2014 essay about the “culture of humiliation,” and how Letterman responded by expressing regret over his jokes at her expense.