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Kerry Washington Wants Women In Film To Step Up

“So, I want to tell on myself, because a dear friend of mine, Pat Mitchell, who herself is a badass woman in the business, having run PBS and the Payley Center for Media, she called me a few years ago, because she for a long time worked for TED … She called and said, ‘I’m going to be running TED Women and I would love for you to speak.’ And I said, ‘You know, gosh, you know what, Pat, I really appreciate the invitation, but I just don’t know really know what I would say, I’m not sure what my story would be, I think I should decline, and maybe when I’m ready I’ll come do that.’ And Pat said to me, ‘Kerry, I’ve worked with TED for a really long time. No man has ever said to me, I’m not ready to speak, but for TED Women you are part of a long list of women who have denied me by saying they’re not ready.’ And I realized that what that meant is that we as women put ourselves in this situation of feeling like we can’t take a risk, like in order to step out there we have to be perfect, because we’re scared that if we don’t say the right thing, or do the right thing, that we’ll reflect poorly on ourselves and our community, whether that community be women, people of color, both. Keep reading »

Kerry Washington Had Her Baby!

  • “Scandal” star Kerry Washington gave birth two weeks ago to a baby girl! Baby Isabelle was born on April 21 in L.A., according to TMZ. It’s her first child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, a former NFL quarterback. Congratulations, Kerry! [TMZ]
  • Paul Simon and Edie Brickell released a new song called “Like To Get To You Know Again” a week after their dual arrests for disorderly conduct. Let’s have a listen:

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10 Things We Can Learn From Olivia Pope On “Scandal”

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When it comes to “Scandal,” I was late to the party, but I’ve finally fallen down the drama-filled rabbit hole that’s had all my friends hooked since day one. What was my empty life before I found the feminist hero that is Olivia Pope!? I feel like she’s a role model, superhero, and big sister all wrapped up in one.  Here are a few things all of us can learn from Olivia’s badass approach to life: Keep reading »

More From Lucky‘s Terrible Kerry Washington Cover Shoot

More From Lucky's Terrible Kerry Washington Cover Shoot
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How did the mag manage to make Kerry look this terrible? Read More »

So I finally picked up a copy of the December/January issue of Lucky featuring that godawful photo of the divinely beautiful Kerry Washington on the cover. Normally I love the mag, but they realllllly dropped the ball with this shoot. I mean, check out this photo from inside the magazine. Kerry looks amazing in this shot, don’t get me wrong — but am I the only one who’s majorly distracted by the way those sunglasses are bizarrely perched on her head? What is this fuckery? They’re hugely off-kilter and so far forward they look about to fall off. I mean, two seconds after this photo was taken, those Ray-Bans were on the floor, mark my words. Did the stylist/photographer really not take the damn time to adjust those shades so they were placed on her head properly? Or maybe wearing your sunglasses cocked to one side a new trend for 2014. Whatever the case may be, Kerry Washington/Olivia Pope deserves better than this mess!

Anna Wintour Actually Approved Of That WTF Kerry Washington Lucky Cover

“Anna as the artistic director was definitely aware of our cover selection and was very supportive. Anna always provides me with guidance. As editor in chief, it comes down to my decision — and Anna agreed.”

Lucky magazine editor-in-chief Eva Chen doesn’t try to pass the blame when it comes to her mag’s shockingly unrecognizable Kerry Washington cover. But she also made it clear to Women’s Wear Daily that, hey, Anna Wintour liked it!  I can’t imagine how this cover got past the most meticulous and picky person at not only at Conde Nast, but maybe in all media in general.   Was Wintour for serious or is this some kind of Jedi mind trick to make Chen look bad at her job? [WWD]

Lucky Puts Kerry Washington On The Cover, Gets A Little Crazy With The Photoshop

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This morning, Eva Chen, the Editor-in-Chief of Lucky, was on “Good Morning America” to reveal, amongst other things, which fashionable star is on their December cover — and, it’s Kerry Washington! Now, while Washington is more than worthy of being on Lucky‘s cover — she’s a huge star with a fantastic sense of style and appreciation for fashion — WHAT IN THE HOLY HELL DID THEY DO TO HER? Kerry looks almost unrecognizable, but I can’t put my finger on why. Perhaps it’s the excessive bronzer or what appears to be some odd photoshopping around her mouth region? She’s so frosted looking too. How did this wonky shit become to cover? Kerry deserves better, dang it. [via NYMag.com]

Kerry Washington Helps “Saturday Night Live” Address Its Diversity Problem

Kerry Does Her Best!

After weeks, nay, months … nay, yeaaaaars of complaints from critics, viewers and cast member about the lack of any Black female cast members on “Saturday Night Live,” the comedy show final addressed its diversity problem on last night’s episode, hosted by “Scandal”‘s Kerry Washington (the first Black woman to host the show since early 2012). In the cold open, Washington played both Michelle Obama and Oprah, requiring her to change off screen in a direct nod to cast member Kenan Thompson’s recent refusal to continue playing any Black female characters in drag. The opener cheekily made use of the show’s bounty of white male cast members, sending out six of them as a bunch of Matthew McConaugheys. It was a funny start to what was otherwise a lackluster and at times cringeworthy episode. While Washington did her best with the material, the episode underscored “SNL”‘s need not only for a more diverse cast, but a more diverse writing team as well. Never was it more painfully obvious that the writer’s room at “SNL” is stocked with thirtysomething white dudes. That pageant sketch? Lord, help me. Keep reading »

Kerry Washington On Lesbian Rumors: “There’s No Reason To Be Offended”

“It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life. I understand their frustration. I like how people will post pictures of me with other women that I adore, hugging on red carpets, and say, ‘See?’ Are we so uncomfortable with love between two people of the same gender that we immediately label it as sexual? But I’ve never been bothered by the lesbian rumor. There’s nothing offensive about it, so there’s no reason to be offended.

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington is notoriously private about her personal life. She married in secret in June and has not publicly commented on the rumor, according to Us Weekly, that she is pregnant with her first child. And, she notes on the Advocate‘s blog, people are all too happy to speculate that because she isn’t showing off her man all around town, it must mean she must be a lesbian.  Being a lesbian is fine, of course, but don’t people realize there’s more than one reason a celebrity might ask for privacy?

After the jump, here’s Washington on reaching African-Americans about issues facing gay couples through “Scandal,” as well as the similarities between ‘passing’ as white and being in the closet: Keep reading »

Report: Kerry Washington Is Pregnant!

  • “Scandal” star Kerry Washington is pregnant, according to an exclusive US Weekly report.  A source told the magazine that she is four months pregnant with her husband, NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, whom she secretly married this summer. Mazel tov! [US Weekly]
  • Chris Brown has checked into rehab for “anger management,” days after he was arrested for assault in Washington, D.C. after punching a man in front of a hotel. “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point,” said a statement. Long overdue, probably. [TMZUS Weekly] Keep reading »

Celeb Style Poll: Which Kerry Washington Look Is Your Fave?

Celeb Style Poll: Which Kerry Washington Look Was Your Fave?

Kerry Washington was all over New York City this week, promoting the season three premiere of her amazing show “Scandal.” And she had quite a few dramatic outfit changes in between appointments. Which look was your fave? Vote below! 

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