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Olivia Munn Shoots Down ‘Newsroom’ Conflict Rumors

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Olivia Munn swears she isn’t starting trouble on the set of Newsroom.

Rumors that started making the rounds a few days ago claimed the actress’ bad attitude was causing all sorts of problems on the set of HBO’s television series. In hopes of setting the record straight, Munn discussed the reports about her behavior on Twitter. According to her, there’s absolutely no truth to these nasty rumors.

“Sucks to read bulls*** that’s perpetuated on blogosphere. But feels so great to have friends like this who stick up for you,” Olivia Munn wrote on January 1. This is definitely a tough way to start the new year.

The friend who recently stuck up for Munn was Newsroom producer Aaron Sorkin. Despite what you may have read on other sites, the award-winning writer said the actress isn’t doing anything at all to cause trouble on the set of the show.

“The story bears no resemblance to reality. Olivia is a perfect cast member who is loved and respected by the entire cast, by the crew and the producers, by HBO, and especially by me,” Sorkin told Us Weekly.

Rumors about Olivia Munn’s problematic attitude began with a report posted over at Radar Online. According to one of those anonymous sources, the actress seemed dedicated to making everyone’s life miserable.

“Olivia and Aaron’s relationship soured so completely during season two of The Newsroom that it created a poisonous atmosphere on the set,” the insider explained.

The conveniently anonymous source continued, “It affected the entire show because Olivia was written to be such a prominent player this season. But by the end of the long shoot, Aaron and Jeff were barely speaking to her, and you can expect that in the third season, her role will be greatly diminished.”

If you enjoy Olivia Munn’s work on Newsroom, then you can rest easy knowing that Sorkin and HBO are perfectly happy with the actress’ stint on the series. As always, it’s best not to believe everything you encounter while hanging around the internet.

Munn is apparently a magnet for criticisms and rumors. During an interview with Flare last summer, she discussed how her appearance often prompts people to put her in a box.

“There’s apparently no way that I can embrace my sexuality, be on the cover of a men’s magazine, and also be thoughtful and smart, and know what the Pythagorean theorem is,” she explained to the publication.

Munn added, “If you don’t like that I’m being sexual, or letting myself be objectified, then you better not own a push-up bra and wear it outside of the house.”

What do you think about the recent rumors regarding Olivia Munn’s behavior on Newsroom?

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