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Dan Rather Biopic Truth Lands Topher Grace And John Benjamin Hickey

2 October 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The behind-the-scenes expose of Dan Rather’s scandalous George W. Bush story has landed another two additions to its expanding cast. Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter each bagged the news that Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3) and John Benjamin Hickey (HBO’s The Normal Heart) have signed on for Truth.

The true life story of CBS newscaster Dan Rather’s ruinous report has already attracted a strong cast. It’s not a surprise, either, with a scandal as juicy as the one in which Rather found himself. Based on the memoir by the anchor’s producer, Mary Mapes, the movie investigates what happened as Rather alleged that former President George W. Bush had been granted special preferential treatment during the Vietnam draft.

Grace will play one of the key figures behind Rather’s downfall, Mike Smith. He’s been described as “a researcher who helped figure out the truth behind the »

- Gem Seddon

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Stephen Colbert Goes Back to 1974 for Richard Nixon Resignation Special (Video)

5 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stephen Colbert grew sideburns, donned earth tones and lit up on camera to go back to 1974 to mark the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation. No longer content just to expain the news, Colbert also explained a little history on Monday's “Colbert Report,” interviewing Nixon speechwriter Pat Buchanan and White House counsel John Dean. He called Nixon his “all-time favorite non-Reagan president.” Also read: Stephen Colbert, Out of Character, Tells Teen Girls What to Do About Catcalls (Video) Colbert asked Buchanan if Nixon should have destroyed the so-called “smoking gun” tapes that indicated Nixon had tried to cover up the break-in. »

- Tim Molloy

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