“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 »
Fan of both “Orange is the New Black” and “Scandal”? Then this Instagram video, featured “OITNB”‘s Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks (Crazy Eyes and Taystee) spoofing the opening scene from “Scandal”‘s season three premiere, will delight you. Don’t watch either show? Consider this a helpful suggestion to get on it. [via Jezebel]
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!
As a NYU student who attended while “Felicity” was on the air, I can admit to imagining (depending on which one Felicity was dating at the moment), that either Noel Crane or Ben Covington was my boyfriend. Or at least that I should be dating someone like Ben or Noel. No such luck. When “Felicity” ended, and I graduated, I went through a period of grief over my imaginary boyfriends (and Felicity) and the real-life ones that never materialized. It’s good to know that I’m not the only one. During a recent press junket for “Scandal,” one of the reporters lamented to Scott Foley about how she went to NYU expecting to meet her Noel, but never did. After the jump, Foley’s tough love response: Keep reading »
Well done, Vanity Fair, for shooting the brainy and beautiful Kerry Washington for your August cover. Even on the cool blue tiles of a swimming pool, the lovely “Scandal” star is sizzling hot. She just landed her first ladymag cover on Elle last month, so it figures the woman who plays Olivia Pope would dominate Vanity Fair by summer’s end. This is one issue I can’t wait to arrive in my mailbox. [Jezebel]
With TV getting raunchier and more graphic every year, are you satisfied with the sex on your screen? The New York Times says that the sex on TV isn’t sexy anymore. We disagree. The Joylessness of Sex on TV discusses shows like “Homeland,” “The Americans,” and “House of Cards,” where sex is used as a ploy for personal gain instead of pleasure. It’s a valid point, but it doesn’t cover that broad of a spectrum. There are plenty of other shows out there doing sex in innovative and, well, sexy ways. Look at “Girls,” where the sex is pure awkwardness, and “Arrested Development,” where the sex is openly comical.
But what are we doing naming shows where the sex isn’t sexy? That’s just silly. You came here to find the best sex on television. These are the shows that are doing sex right. A collection of the shows with the hottest, steamiest, most salacious scenes that won’t inspire any critical analyses in newspapers. Keep reading »
“Josh Malina [who plays David Rosen] has left me messages that he’s a police detective and that he wants to question me. It’d scare the hell out of me. He did the same thing to Katie, saying he was a tabloid reporter and wanted scoop on the actors of ‘Scandal.’ He’s so bad. He’ll take our phones and tweet things like ‘I’m horny’ on Twitter and retweet it real fast. He’s a little shit. Me or Darby [Stanchfield, who plays Abby] are the more serious ones. For me, it’s because of my character. I try to stay low-key, in that Huck headspace. Columbus [Short, who plays Harrison] is the dancer. On Fridays after we wrap, he loves to give a little strip dance. He starts taking off his suspenders in front of everybody. Kerry [Washington, a.k.a. Olivia Pope] loves to sing; she’s a beautiful singer.”
– Tucked into this New York magazine Q&A (with spoilers!!!!) with Guillermo Diaz, who plays Huck on “Scandal,” are a few tidbits about his cast members’ off-camera behavior. As it turns out, hottie Columbus Short (pictured), who sizzles with sexual tension alongside Olivia Pope as her righthand man Harrison, likes to strip down at cast parties. Shonda Rimes, if you have any humanity in your heart whatsoever, you will write this into a plot. [NYMag.com]
Franchesca Ramsey (AKA Chescaleigh) from “Shit White Girls Say” has a new YouTube video out and this one is for the “Scandal” fans. It probably only makes sense if:
- You watch “Scandal” and YouTube makeup tutorials.
- You think Olivia and Harrison’s relationship is weird.
- The cadence of speech in Shonda Rimes’ scripts is getting to you.
All that being said, it’s hilarious: “You’re a fixer. That’s what you do. You fix things. And you’re going to fix your face because it’s half done and it looks weird.” Bonus points for Creepy Jake at the end. [YouTube]