Anthony Weiner is going Hollywood.
The disgraced former congressman will pop up on the season finale of Amazon’s new original series, “Alpha House.” Weiner, best known for his below the belt antics, will make a cameo appearance in the Beltway comedy, along with a bevy of D.C. glitterati. Among the insiders scheduled to join the program are former GOP head Michael Steele, CNN analyst and Supreme Court guru Jeffrey Toobin and former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw.
But the most exciting “get” for “Alpha House” is the only real actor in the bunch — Bill Murray. The “Ghostbusters” star will return to the series to play jailed Senator Vernon Smits.
“Alpha House” was created by “Doonesbury”s’ Garry Trudeau and stars John Goodman. It centers on four U.S. Senators who bunk together in a Washington, D.C. house. The show is part of Amazon’s attempt to break into the original content business, following the mold of Hulu and Netflix. So far, reviews for the series have been strong, with the Los Angeles Times’ Robert Lloyd calling it, “an accomplished piece of work.”
The “piece of work” part of that sentence certainly applies to Weiner’s most recent turn in the media spotlight. The former congressman had to resign from office in 2011 after he inadvertently shared explicit pictures of his intimate areas on Twitter. His recent campaign for New York City mayor was derailed last year amidst revelations that his sexting habits continued after he retired briefly from public life.
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