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5 Scoops: Spoilers On 'Supernatural,' 'Scandal,' 'Hawaii Five-0' And More...

October 20th, 2014 2:20pm EDT
Supernatural
For TV fanatics, the only thing that's sweeter than your favorite shows are spoilers about your favorite shows. 5 Scoops doles out delicious spoilers for your favorite shows each week. Here are spoilers on "Scandal," "Supernatural" and much more...

Wrestle your demons, indeed. "Supernatural" just celebrated its 200th episode with a party in Vancouver over the weekend. Star Jensen Ackles tweeted "Celebrating with @jarpad at a wonderful 200 episode bash..." on Saturday night. While the actors marked the occasion with a fabulous fete, the show is doing so with a lot of angst and a bit of...
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'Scandal' Review: 4 Times Olivia is The Best and 4 Times Fitz is The Worst in 'The Bleep'

October 17th, 2014 9:30am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 4 Times Olivia is The Best and 4 Times Fitz is
The biggest failure of season 3 was the slow destruction of Olivia Pope. A character that started out as a single-minded woman with an almost supernatural ability to fix problems and a policy for no crying became a weepy, wine-drinking, love sick girl. The transformation was a disservice to a character who was built on strength, all in the name of appeasing fans who were aboard the “Olitz” train.

To make matters worse, her major love interests could not be less appealing. Her married presidential boyfriend was often comfortable calling her a slut, manhandling her, and treating her like she...
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'Scandal' Review: 5 Memorable Moments From 'Inside The Bubble'

October 10th, 2014 8:58am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 5 Memorable Moments From 'Inside The Bubble'
Here are 5 of the most memorable moments from “Inside the Bubble:”

Cliff Bride

Mellie continues to consistently be the best thing about season 4. Like many depressed women before her, Mellie becomes obsessed with the sensationalist news story of the week, in which a video seemingly shows a newlywed bride shoving her husband off a cliff. Mellie believes wholeheartedly that the bride must be innocent and devotes her entire being to proving it, enlisting the FBI and multiple members of the Cabinet to assist her. It consumes her life, even causing her to skip going to her son’s grave for the ...
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'Scandal' Review: 8 Most Shocking Moments from 'The State of the Union'

October 3rd, 2014 8:47am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 8 Most Shocking Moments from 'The State of the
1. Cyrus Blackmails Olivia

Remember when Olivia and Cyrus used to have a friendship based on mutual respect and shared interests? Well, that’s definitely a thing of the past. Cyrus has taken to blackmailing Olivia into taking his little White House jobs. He threatens to call the IRS on her, after framing her with some dodgy bank deposits, if she doesn’t take responsibility for getting the star guests of the White House to the State of the Union address. Of course, a little thing like the IRS isn’t enough to scare the great Olivia Pope. However, the threat of lying to Fitz about her being a...
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'Scandal' Season 4 Premiere Recap: The Best And Worst Moments Of 'Randy, Red, Superfreak, And Julia'

September 26th, 2014 8:35am EDT
'Scandal' Season 4 Premiere Recap: The Best And Worst Moments Of
There’s no doubt that Scandal is one of the most talked about shows on TV. It’s known for having more “shocker” moments per season than most shows have during their entire run. Part of the show’s appeal was also part of its downfall. The shortened season 3 had a significant drop in quality with its wishy washy characterization of the once rock solid Olivia Pope, misunderstanding of the audiences interest in the Quinn/Huck pairing, and the increasing heinousness of Grant. It seemed for a while that the show cared more about shocker moments than character development.

The season 4 premiere “...
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'Scandal' Season 3 DVD Review: A Wild Season, An Average Set

September 25th, 2014 2:08pm EDT
'Scandal' Season 3 DVD Review: A Wild Season, An Average Set
As we eagerly await the return of ABC's Beltway potboiler Scandal tonight, ABC/Disney's home video arm has released Scandal: The Complete Third Season on DVD. We've taken a look inside the multi-disc set to let you know if Gladiators will be thrilled or underwhelmed by the home video version of Olivia Pope and Associates' most recent campaign.

(SPOILER ALERT - This DVD review contains discussion of the third season of Scandal. If you're not aware of the season's major plot twists and don't want to be spoiled, skip this review.)

The third season of Scandal was when the show really went for...
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Kerry Washington Launches 'Scandal' Clothing Line

September 24th, 2014 8:36am EDT
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington and her business partner Lyn Paolo launched their clothing line at The Limited on Tuesday. The collection is inspired by the hit ABC series "Scandal."

The line includes a plaid cape, a white double breasted jacket, a cape trench coat, wide leg trouser pants and a black and white sheath dress.

The actress announced the project in June, explaining: "By creating a line inspired by the show, we are introducing a collection that embodies the elegance and power of the Scandal aesthetic for real-life gladiators and everyday fashionistas.

"The collection is a nod to our devoted ...
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Fall TV Spoilerfest: Scoops On 'Scandal,' 'Arrow,' 'Hawaii Five-0' And More

September 21st, 2014 10:03am EDT
Fall TV Spoilerfest: Scoops On 'Scandal,' 'Arrow,' 'Hawaii Five-
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Clear your social calendar and your DVR because your favorite returning shows are back with a stack of new episodes, new secrets, no bombshells and new ships. Here are 8 giant spoilers for the upcoming new season of premieres of your favorite returning shows!

Revenge, ABC

Call it a "Revenge" Smackdown! EOnline.com spills that with David Clark (James Tupper) alive and kicking, both matriarchs Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) will battle to gain control of him like the evil puppeteers they are. What's more? Daddy Deare...
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Weird Al Yankovic Parodies TV Theme Songs, Pushes 'Game Of Thrones' Writer George R.R. Martin To Write Faster

August 26th, 2014 7:23pm EDT
Weird Al Yankovic Parodies TV Theme Songs, Pushes 'Game Of Thron
There were few highlights to a rather uneventful and, frankly, boring 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony Monday night, but about halfway into the show, 'Weird Al' Yankovic took the stage for three-and-a-half minutes for a parody medley of the theme songs of hit shows "Mad Men," "Scandal," "Homeland," "Modern Family" and "Game of Thrones," the latter of which was the focus of the skit and co-starred Andy Samberg as the show's now deceased young king Joffrey Baratheon.

Dancers dressed in outfits the likes of the ones on the show surrounded the singer as he pleaded for writer George R.R. Martin to hur...
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ABC's Shondaland Thursday Stars Take On The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 19th, 2014 8:57am EDT
Grey's Anatomy
This fall, ABC's "Shondaland Thursday" (coined after Shonda Rhimes) is sure to heat up now that Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder will all air on the same night, but the stars of all three shows kept cool this week by taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The challenge, put in motion by the ALS Association, initially began as a way to create awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Participants are urged to dump a bucket of ice water over their head or donate to the charity. As of Monday, Aug. 18, the ALS Association raised $15.6 million in donations.

The...
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Portia De Rossi Lands 'Top Secret' Arc On 'Scandal'

July 23rd, 2014 9:24pm EDT
Portia De Rossi Lands 'Top Secret' Arc On 'Scandal'
Portia De Rossi is adding "Scandal" to her resume. The actress has signed on to the fourth season of the massively popular ABC series, according to TVLine.

Her wife Ellen DeGeneres also spilled the beans on Twitter.

So annoying when people brag on twitter & that's why I'm not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on "Scandal". Oops.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 23, 2014

The show's writers confirmed the news, tweeting: "We are so excited to have Portia de Rossi joining us this coming season!"

No word on what "top secret" role De Rossi will play on seas...
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Kerry Washington Creates Clothing Line Inspired By 'Scandal'

June 26th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Kerry Washington
Actress Kerry Washington has co-designed a clothing line directly inspired by her hit ABC series "Scandal." The star and the show's costume designer, Lyn Paolo, have joined together to create a collection inspired by Washington's character, Olivia Pope.

The actress explained: "By creating a line inspired by the show, we are introducing a collection that embodies the elegance and power of the Scandal aesthetic for real-life gladiators and everyday fashionistas.

"The collection is a nod to our devoted fans, to fans of fashion and to women everywhere who are inspired to boldly pursue their p...
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Hot Babe of the Day: Bellamy Young

May 24th, 2014 3:30am EDT
Hot Babe of the Day: Bellamy Young
Every day at Starpulse we upload some of hottest and most elegant photos of gorgeous woman from all around the world. Today's alluring target is Bellamy Young.

Bellamy was born Amy Young February 19, 1970 in Asheville, North Carolina. She is a television, film, and theatre actress, best known for her role as First Lady Mellie Grant in the ABC drama series Scandal.

The blue eyed beauty took an early interest in acting. She began singing and performing at local stage productions throughout Asheville while still a youngster, and found she had an aptitude for vocals.

Bellamy is a graduate o...
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Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May Not Work

May 15th, 2014 2:40pm EDT
Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May No
Now that all the big networks have revealed what they’ll be showing us this fall, let’s take a look at what may or may not work.

SUNDAY:

ABC is essentially playing it safe, and keeping Sunday Night intact. American Crime will swap for Resurrection at midseason. Resurrection was a buzzy drama that started seeing a ratings decline. Not waiting till midseason is probably a smart move. You don’t want to lose any more audience. It’s not a winning strategy, but ABC just doesn’t want to be in last place.

NBC has football, another super safe move. CBS is shaking things up, banishing Amazing Race...
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Columbus Short Confirms He Won't Be Back For 'Scandal' Season 4

April 26th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Scandal
Actor Columbus Short is leaving hit ABC political drama "Scandal" following a series of legal problems. Short, who has played Harrison Wright since the show premiered in 2012, won't be back for season four next fall.

He said in a statement: "At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I've called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today.

"I would like to first thank (creator) Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS (Scandal fans), who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to A...
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'Scandal's' George Newbern: The Man Behind Our Favorite TV Villain

April 3rd, 2014 12:15pm EDT
'Scandal's' George Newbern: The Man Behind Our Favorite TV Villa
You know one of the real joys in this season of Scandal? More George Newbern. We've enjoyed watching this guy ever since he adorably romanced Connie Britton in the pilot of Cupid, only TV's most heartwarming show ever made. Which makes it both awesome and mind-bending that he's now playing the sociopathic assassin Charlie on Scandal. He's too likeable to be killing people; he voices Superman, for heaven's sake! And it's entirely because of that charisma that we've come to love Charlie...inasmuch as you can love a murderer. BFTV had the chance to catch up with George last week and try to fig...
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'Scandal' Star Tony Goldwyn Gets 'Divergent'

March 20th, 2014 12:07pm EDT
'Scandal' Star Tony Goldwyn Gets 'Divergent'
If there were a Mount Rushmore of actors, Tony Goldwyn would be on it.

The impressively talented actor-director is not only hitting home runs this season as President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant on ABC's most popular series Scandal, but is also about to be seen in the highly anticipated feature film Divergent. And he's also adding TV production to his resume with the upcoming series The Divide. If there's something that he can't do exceedingly well, we haven't found it yet. BFTV checked in with one of our top five actors of all-time on Monday.

In Divergent, based on the young adult book of th...
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Joe Morton Makes For A Superior 'Scandal'

February 27th, 2014 2:10pm EST
Joe Morton Makes For A Superior 'Scandal'
The best thing about the third season of Scandal has been watching Tony Goldwyn and Joe Morton square off against each other. It's a prizefight between two acting titans. As the series returns from its winter hiatus, BFTV had the pleasure of speaking with Joe about inhabiting the role of the tough as nails Rowan Pope, and his storied career of over four decades. SPOILER ALERT: If you're not entirely caught up with Season 3 of Scandal, this interview references plot points from the current season.

Of course, you can't get too much out of him about the notoriously super-secret Scandal. "The ...
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Kerry Washington & Her Baby Bump Stole The Show At The NAACP Awards

February 24th, 2014 4:00pm EST
Kerry Washington & Her Baby Bump Stole The Show At The NAACP Awa
It was a busy weekend for Kerry Washington. The "Scandal" star attended the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards and took home a trophy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for the ABC show.

She looked radiant in a a custom blue and peach Thakoon dress.

The following day, 40 of the actress's closest friends and family members attended her baby shower at "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes' house.

Washington is expecting her first child with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha.
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5 Spoilers You Need To Know: 'New Girl,' 'Scandal,' 'Hawaii Five-0' And More...

February 24th, 2014 2:45pm EST
New Girl
Every four years, the Winter Olympics inspires nations through through extreme snowy sports, the human spirit and a centuries' old flame. As much as I enjoyed the tear-jerking interviews and the incredible performances, I'm glad the Olympic torch has been extinguished and the television can resume its regularly scheduled programming. In honor of all of the returning shows, here are five spoilers you need to know on "New Girl", "Hawaii Five-0" and more...

Schmidt Happens. If you are hoping for Schmidt and Cece to reunite on Fox's "New Girl", you might not want to hold your breath. T...
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7 Spoilers You Need To Know: 'Person Of Interest,' 'Supernatural,' 'HIMYM' And More...

January 7th, 2014 3:00pm EST
Person Of Interest
If the first week of 2014 has been anything, it's frigid.  Most of the nation is enduring the polar vortex, so it's a blessing that most shows are returning from their holiday hiatuses.  Now we have something entertaining to do while we hunker down in blankets.  Here are seven spoilers you need to know on "Person Of Interest," “Supernatural" and more...

It can always get worse.  If you thought the Carter's stunning death was this season's rock bottom, think again. EP Jonah Nolan ominously warns: "As taxing, difficult and ultimately lethal as the battle [with HR] was, that was just the ...
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Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy Forces ‘Scandal’ Execs To Shorten Season

December 7th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Scandal
Producers from the ABC TV series “Scandal” are shortening the number of episodes for the third season due to lead actress Kerry Washington's pregnancy.

According to Deadline.com, the show's costume designers are finding it increasingly difficult to hide her pregnancy on the show. As a result, TV executives decided to make just 18 episodes instead of 22.

The political drama airs the second part of its riveting winter finale next Thursday. The program will then take a brief hiatus before returning in February.

Washington is expecting her first child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha.

(Check ou...
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TV Report Card: Grading 'Scandal', 'Supernatural' And More...

November 21st, 2013 3:30pm EST
Scandal
Surprisingly, the freshman shows 2013-14 television season are offering some stiff competition for the veterans. Now that everyone is rolling out their November best for sweeps, it's time to grade your favorite returning shows. The SPOILER ALERT!! is implied...

"Scandal," Thursdays ABC, 10pm EST

The craziest thing about "Scandal" is an episode actually feels as good if not better than the 30-second trailers advertising the juiciest bits.  It's a thrill-ride that never stops thrilling, a heartbreak that never stops breaking...until now.  Before you call B6-13 to reserve some dark, torturou...
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2013 Fall TV Season: What Will Be The Second Cancellation?

October 8th, 2013 6:00pm EDT
Ironside
NBC- The Voice is still doing good numbers on Monday/Tuesday. The Blacklist is winning its timeslot, and was the first show (technically) to be rewarded with a back-nine pickup. Chicago Fire is also doing solid numbers on Tuesday. Revolution needs to regain some audience members if it wants a second season. With the success of The Blacklist, and Chicago Fire doing OK, Revolution is looking to be one of NBC’s weaker points right now. I can’t see it not running the full second season, but it might not get a third. Also, Ironside is definitely going to get cancelled. The premiere was so low, a...
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Kerry Washington Talks About Her 'Scandal' Wardrobe Choices

October 7th, 2013 10:28pm EDT
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington has a very clear vision when it comes to her Scandal wardrobe.

The Django Unchained star is back on the small screen as high powered political fixer Olivia Pope for the third season of the hit show, and reveals she worked closely with costume designer Lyn Paolo to come up with a strong yet feminine aesthetic for her alter-ego.

The 36-year-old actress told E! News: "Lyn Paolo, who is our brilliant costume designer, and I work very closely together. The first time that we met to figure out Olivia's aesthetic, we both came with pictures we ripped out of magazines and we had ...
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'Scandal' Season 3: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

October 2nd, 2013 4:30pm EDT
American Broadcasting Company
Last season's finale of "Scandal" found our favorite Gladiator the subject of her own crisis, her stalker Jake dumped in the dreaded CIA pit of darkness, and Olivia's (Emmy-nominated Kerry Washington) father was revealed to be the B613's director Rowan.  It's been far too long for since ABC's "Scandal" fans have gotten to don their white hats, but on Oct. 3 televisions craziest, sexiest sudser returns, so here are five spoilers you need to know...

Shock and Awe.  TVLine.com reports that the premiere episode, titled "It's Handled," will reveal who dropped the bomb that Olivia is the First...
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10 Reasons Why People Are Obsessed With 'Scandal'

September 24th, 2013 7:40pm EDT
Scandal Cast
From the outside looking in, those who are unfamiliar with the TV obsession known as “Scandal” may not understand why fans are so crazy about it. On the surface, “Scandal” just seems like a show about a mistress and the POTUS with a wandering eye, hands, lips...you get the picture. But don’t be fooled, it’s so much more than that. With season 3 of “Scandal” just around the corner (set to premiere on Thursday, October 3), we thought it was best to help those of you who are fighting the feeling to get hooked, to well, get hooked! So get comfortable and let’s talk. Here are 10 reasons why peop...
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2013 Fall TV Preview: The Returning Shows On ABC

September 3rd, 2013 11:46am EDT
Modern Family
Welcome to Week 2 of the 2013 Fall TV Preview. ABC kicks things off for the third year in a row. I wrote about the critics disdain for ABC president Paul Lee last week, but they acknowledge ABC's success with its veteran shows. Revenge and Once Upon A Time enter season three this month. Grey's Anatomy is entering its tenth season. Castle's on season six. The Neighbors and Nashville got a second season. ABC struggles to develop and maintain new shows. I don't know why. How futile is network analysis with the growth of streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix? Network analysis is interesti...
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Kerry Washington Left Speechless By Emmy Nomination

July 19th, 2013 8:50pm EDT
Kerry Washington
Actress Kerry Washington was left speechless after hearing that she's been nominated for an Emmy Award this year for her work in ABC drama Scandal.

Washington found out about her nomination -- the first in 18 years for an African American actress in a drama -- when she arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to start work on the next season of the show.

"People who know me well know how rare it is when I'm without words, and that's how I felt - speechless and truly humbled and grateful," she told the Hollywood Reporter.

Washington plays crisis manager Olivia Pope, who works to prote...
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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

July 18th, 2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...
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