Finally Some Good Political News for You to Click On: Allison Janney Stepped in As White House Press Secretary


Politics, which of late has been stealing material from your nightmares, finally started raiding your dreams: Allison Janney acted as press secretary during today's White House press briefing, filling in for real-life press secretary Josh Earnest, who was out with "a root canal." Beyond cruelly dangling an untouchable escape hatch, the former West Wing press secretary and current Mom star had an actual reason for taking the podium. Coming to the White House with Mom creator Chuck Lorre, Janney talked about opioid abuse, a topic central to Mom. She also promised a post-briefing "Jackal," because "Jackal" sensuality is NSFCSPAN.