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Shonda Rhimes Has Already Decided When “Scandal” Will End

  • Shonda Rhimes said ”Scandal” has an expiration date and it will come sooner than we thought. “I think there’s only so much ‘Scandal’ you can tell satisfactorily,” the showrunner told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s not a 10-season or eight-season show. I’ve already decided how long that is and what that’s going to be.” Bummer. [THR]
  • Kourtney Kardashian’s baby daddy Scott Disick was secretly hospitalized for alcohol poisoning last month. [TMZ]
  • Uh oh: Matt Lauer was spotted in the Hamptons with a “smoking hot blonde” ladyfriend who was most definitely not his wife. This news comes from the ever-questionable National Enquirer, so there’s still an excuse to hold out hope that he’s not a cheating-faced cheater. [Jezebel]
  • Jason Biggs tweeted some icky jokes about the Malaysian Airlines plane that crashed this morning, and then got super defensive when people called him an asshole. Ugh. [Mediaite] Keep reading »

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 »

11 Shows You Need To Watch If You Want To Be Relevant

To this day, I think I might be one of the only people on earth who has never seen an episode of “Breaking Bad.” Even though the series has ended, its legend lives on, and I still find myself excluded from any and all Walter White-related water cooler conversation. But once a show has been on the air for a while, it seems like a daunting task to start watching from the beginning, sometimes having to catch up on several seasons, just to be able to understand why everyone keeps saying “bitch” at the end of every sentence. But I learned the hard way: it’s better to be late to the game than to never show up at all. If you’re crippled by FOMO and want to feel like you’re relevant in society, you should be watching at least one of these TV shows with cult followings … even if it means locking yourself inside for the rest of spring. Your street cred will thank you.

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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Columbus Short Leaving “Scandal,” Accused Of Violating Wife’s Restraining Order

  • Recently-fired “Scandal” star Columbus Short allegedly violated his restraining order and “ransacked” his and his wife’s home over Easter weekend, while she was out of town. Tanee McCall obtained a restraining order against Short following a domestic violence incident in early April when he threatened a murder/suicide. McCall has since filed for divorce. Short confirmed in a statement last Friday that he is leaving the cast of “Scandal.” [TMZ, ABC News]
  • Bob Hoskins from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and “Hook”  has died from pneumonia at 71. [US Weekly]
  • You know you want to see Amal Alamuddin’s engagement ring from George Clooney. [People]
  • Olivia Munn and her boyfriend of two years, Joel Kinnaman from “The Killing,” are dunzo. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

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 »

Columbus Short (AKA Harrison On “Scandal”) Accused By Wife Of Threatening Murder/Suicide

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Columbus Short, what are you doing?

The wife of the “Scandal” star — who plays Olivia Pope’s right-hand man Harrison — filed for divorce on Tuesday and accused him of threatening a murder/suicide. Keep reading »

Uh Oh: “Scandal” Star Columbus Short Knocked Out A Guy In A Bar Fight

  • “Scandal” star Columbus Short — he plays Harrison— apparently sucker punched a man at a Los Angeles bar last night after dudebro made a rude comment about Short’s wife. He reportedly broke the guy’s nose and knocked him unconscious for several minutes. Police are now investigating the situation. Yikes! Cue the jokes about calling up Olivia Pope to “fix” this one … [TMZ]
  • Khloe Kardashian bailed out of co-hosting “Fashion Police” with Joan Rivers after the comedian spoofed her sister’s sex tape with Ray J himself. [TMZ]
  • Oh, just Lisa Rinna slut-shaming Kim Kardashian … whilst showing how jealous she is that she isn’t on the cover of Vogue. [Twitter.com/LisaRinna]
  • Johnny Weir is claiming his soon-to-be-ex-husband Victor Voronov beat his dog. [TMZ]
  • Friends and family, including Mick Jagger, laid fashion designer L’Wren Scott to rest today at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Scott committed suicide last week at age of 49. [Radar Online] Keep reading »

The Soapbox: “Scandal” Lazily Relies On A Rape Scene To Make A Hated Character More Sympathetic

The Soapbox: "Scandal" Lazily Relies On A Rape Scene To Make A Hated Character More Sympathetic

Spoilers ahead!

I watch a lot of television. One of my mother’s favorite stories involves her coming home from work and finding a three year-old me on her couch, pointing to a schedule grid in her TV Guide and asking to watch a primetime “Scooby Doo” special. As such I have a vast amount of useless pop culture knowledge. I can remember who shot J.R., when Sam first kissed Diane, and why I still want to kick Damon Lindelof in the balls over the “Lost” finale. I also remember a lot of really, really unnecessary rape scenes.

Like Laura Spencer’s rape on “General Hospital.” Krystle Carrington’s rape on “Dynasty.” Liz Spencer’s rape on “General Hospital.” Kelly Taylor’s rape on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” Naomi Clark’s rape on “90210.” Joan Holloway’s rape on “Mad Men.” Tara Thorton’s rape on “True Blood.” Gemma Morrow’s rape on “Sons of Anarchy.” Gillian Darmody’s rape on “Boardwalk Empire.” Buffy Summers’ almost-rape on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Madison Montgomery’s rape on “American Horror Story: Coven.” [Warning: Spoilers after the jump.] Keep reading »

Almie Rose Does Every Episode Of “Scandal” In Two Minutes

You DO Need To Press Play!

Never seen an episode of ABC’s “Scandal,” starring the divine Kerry Washington? No worries, Almie Rose has got you covered. Above, Almie sums up basically every episode of the show in just two minutes. You DO want to watch this, you DO need to press play, and DON’T forget to pour yourself an extremely large glass of wine first. [YouTube]

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