Government Shutdown: What Hollywood Is Saying
"Don't think of it as a government shutdown. Think of it as a 'Newsroom' finale," tweets former Obama speechwriter and "1600 Penn" co-creator Jon Lovett.
The government shutdown was a big topic on Twitter on Monday night.
Just ahead of the shutdown -- which occurred at midnight ET -- five of the 10 top trending terms were political: #governmentshutdown, #GOPshutdown, #shutdown, Dems and Obamacare.
After midnight, other trending topics included #HarryReidsShutdown and #cspanchat.
Here is what many in Hollywood are saying about the shutdown:
Wonder if folks will still take the repubs serious... #governmentshutdown ... Smh.— Estelle (@EstelleDarlings) October 1, 2013
Look Government.... We all miss Breaking Bad... but that's no reason to just up and Quit... #governmentshutdown— Will Rodgers (@WilliamRodgers) October 1, 2013
I hope everyone's 100% clear on the difference between a government shutdown and "The Purge"— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) October 1, 2013
Don't think of it as a government shutdown. Think of it as a Newsroom finale.— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) October 1, 2013
#governmentshutdown. Because our overseas allies need one more reason to think we're imbeciles.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 1, 2013
Don't worry, Repubs who shut down govt will still get paid while social security & veteran support centers will be closed. #Whew!— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) September 30, 2013
#LyricalTweets: "Frantic tick tick tick tick tock Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock…!"— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) October 1, 2013