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Gore Clan Hits Hollywood

Algore_risky[Posted by Cynthia Littleton]
You might think members of the Gore clan were running for office in Hollywood these days. Al Gore was in town Sunday to be a presenter at the Grammy Awards, where Melissa Etheridge’s “I Need to Wake Up” was nominated for best song from a movie or TV show, while daughter Kristin Gore was busy collecting a trophy for her work on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” at the WGA Awards, held simultaneously at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City and at the Hudson Theatre in New York. The younger Gore, who has worked as a staff writer on Fox’s “Futurama,” among other credits, was part of a large team that won for the May 2006 episode of “SNL,” hosted by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, that featured a guest appearance by Al Gore, who was a good enough sport to take part in a few sketches. Kristin Gore was one of two writers from the New York-based sketch comedy series who were on hand for the Century Plaza ceremony. “I had no idea that this week of sleep deprivation would lead to this kind of hardware,” she giggled in accepting the award. Backstage, she fielded the inevitable questions about her father’s intentions in ‘08. “No those rumors aren’t true,” she said, joking that it’s fallen to her to “try to get him work.” And no, her father isn’t completely besotted with the trappings of filmdom. “He keeps saying he’s old enough to know that the red carpet is just a rug.” Next up for Kristin Gore is finishing the screenplay adaptation of her first novel, “Sammy’s Hill,” about a young woman’s adventures in Washington, which David O. Russell is attached to direct for Sony Pictures. And then there’s novel No. 2, “Sammy’s House,” which is due out in July.


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