8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Mar 13 2015

Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill in the HBO film Confirmation, about the landmark Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings in 1991. (The Hollywood Reporter) Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Emmy Awards in September. (Vulture) Transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings will be the subject of a new docuseries on TLC called The New Face of Transgender Youth. (The Hollywood Reporter) Jimmy Kimmel told The Daily Beast that the lack of women in late-night TV is a sign of network stupidity. Agreed! (The Daily Beast) Disney unleashed a whole new Force of Star Wars news: Episode VIII will hit theaters May 26, 2017, and Felicity Jones will star in the upcoming stand-alone film, Rogue One, which opens December 16, 2016. (Variety) Health officials in Australia have recalled a paleo cookbook for babies amid concerns that children could actually die if they were fed the recipes in it. (The Australian Women's Weekly) Audra McDonald is returning to Broadway in a revival of the 1921 musical Shuffle Along. (The New York Times) Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, determined that liberal politicians are better at Tyra Banks-style smizing than conservatives are — and thus appear more genuine. (Science)
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