Tuesday, July 17, 2007
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Moore and CNN trade accusations of inaccuracy
NEW YORK - 'Sicko' filmmaker Michael Moore called a truce Monday in his weeklong fight with CNN that flared when the network accused him of fudging facts in his popular documentary about the health-care system.
Moore had promised the network over the weekend that 'I'm about to become your worst nightmare,' leading CNN to post on its Web site a remarkably lengthy response to his accusations.
He noted in an interview Monday that CNN had admitted to two mistakes in reporting on 'Sicko' and that he's willing to move on.
'I trust the intelligence of the American people,' Moore told The Associated Press.
Patinkin quits 'Criminal Minds'
NEW YORK - Mandy Patinkin is leaving CBS' 'Criminal Minds,' saying his departure is the result of creative differences.
Patinkin, 54, asked to be released from his role as FBI profiler Jason Gideon last week, CBS Paramount Network Television and series producer ABC Studios said Monday in a statement.
His exit will be explained in an early episode this fall and wasn't related to a contract renegotiation or salary issues, the statement said.
Washington gets second chance
LOS ANGELES - Isaiah Washington, bouncing back from his 'Grey's Anatomy' firing with a role on a new NBC drama and prospects for his own network series, said Monday he's grateful for an unexpected second chance.
'I'm humbled by this opportunity,' Washington told The Associated Press, shortly before NBC announced he would be joining its new series 'Bionic Woman' for a five-episode arc.
Washington and NBC Universal Studios also are developing an action series.