Actress Cynthia Nixon is urging disgraced politician Anthony Weiner to remove himself from the race to become New York City's next mayor. Weiner was left shame-faced back in 2011 when it emerged that he had been swapping explicit snaps with a number of women over the web, despite being married.
The scandal prompted his resignation from Congress, but he made a comeback earlier this year (13) as a candidate in the New York City mayoral elections - only for his X-rated photo-swapping antics to tarnish his reputation once again.
He has so far refused to drop out of the race, but Sex and the City star Nixon admits she would like to see him stand down.
The star, who is backing Weiner's rival Bill de Blasio as Michael Bloomberg's replacement, tells E! News, "I don't really know what to say about that. I think there are people that are hoping that Anthony Weiner would get out of the race. I don't think he's going to, but it's his decision.
"He should let the voters decide. I think that's a legitimate point of view. Personally, I would like him to get out of the race, but I understand his point of view."
All The President's Men star Robert Redford wasn't surprised when the identity
of the mysterious 'Deep Throat' character who sparked the Watergate scandal was
recently revealed to be an FBI agent.
Redford starred alongside Dustin Hoffman in the 1976 film as The Washington
Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the real-life reporters who
brought about the events that led to U.S. President Richard Nixon's resignation
Although Redford asked Woodward about the identity of Deep Throat on numerous
occasions during the making of the movie, the journalist never revealed his
And when former deputy FBI chief Mark Felt unmasked himself three weeks ago,
Redford realized his suspicion the mole must have been a federal agent was
He says, "Some part of me did not want it to come out, because it was this
great piece of melodrama in the middle of this movie."
Redford is surprised the current American government isn't being held to task
by investigative reporters. He adds, "(But I'm) waiting to see if anybody is going to connect where we
were then and where we are now.
"You can go right down the line (in the administration of President George W.
Bush), there's about 15 issues as strong or as big as the Watergate break-in
was that have come and died out.
"There are guys out there digging and digging. There are stories appearing
every single day. But is it getting any traction with the public?"
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Documentary that examines Watergate and the last days of the Nixon administration. Participants and observers discuss the mood of his staff when they learned he had been lying to them. White House staffers, including Pat Buchanan and Ben Stein, describe Nixon's farewell speech. Military aide Jack Brennan reveals what it was like to be in the helicopter that ferried Nixon away from the White House.