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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...

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...

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...

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.


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...

Columbus Short Confirms He Won't Be Back For 'Scandal' Season 4

April 26th, 2014 8:00am EDT
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...

'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...

'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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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 ...

Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy Forces ‘Scandal’ Execs To Shorten Season

December 7th, 2013 2:00pm EST
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, 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...

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

November 21st, 2013 3:30pm EST
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...

2013 Fall TV Season: What Will Be The Second Cancellation?

October 8th, 2013 6:00pm EDT
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...

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 ...

'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. reports that the premiere episode, titled "It's Handled," will reveal who dropped the bomb that Olivia is the First...

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, 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...

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...

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...

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...

Tony Goldwyn's Wife Hates His 'Scandal' Sex Scenes

May 17th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Tony Goldwyn
Scandal star Tony Goldwyn can't count on his wife to add to his show's ratings - because she hates his sexy love scenes with co-star Kerry Washington.

Goldwyn plays U.S. President Fitzgerald Grant in the hit show, and his character is in a steamy affair with Washington's character Olivia Pope. Goldwyn's wife, Jane Musky, has been discouraged to watch the show due to the on-screen physicality of the characters' romance.

On Watch What Happens Live, Tony said, "It's a problem... (But) the honest answer is, my wife doesn't watch it. She watched the pilot and thought it was great, but... I don...

5 Season Finale Spoilers You Need To Know: 'Scandal,' 'Castle' And More

May 6th, 2013 3:02pm EDT
With roughly two weeks left before the final curtain of the 2012-2013 television season, avid television fans are bound to be curious about the finales of their favorite shows.  I, your faithful TV addict, am here to guide through the minefield of deaths, break-ups, and the cliffhangers that will haunt you all summer.  Here are five spoilers you need to know on “Scandal,” “Castle” and more…


Shonda Rhimes’ twisty, crazy, sexy sudser has turned in two fantastic seasons packed with “WTF?” twists, and the May 16 finale will reportedly out scandal “Scandal.”  Not only will Albatros...

Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!

February 2nd, 2013 9:36am EST
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."...

Who Shot Fitz? Tony Goldwyn Talks About The Shocking 'Scandal' Cliffhanger

December 6th, 2012 9:30am EST
Tony Goldwyn
Who shot President Fitzgerald Grant?

That's the burning question on the minds of Scandal fans, who were stunned when last Thursday's episode closed with the Chief Executive being wounded as he arrived at his birthday party. As the audience waits for tonight's installment to see what happens next, actor Tony Goldwyn joined Digital Airwaves for a chat about what it was like for him to film the bold plot twist, and what it means for Fitz. SPOILER ALERT!

"I think I found out when I turned the page and said, 'Oh my God,'" said the actor, who added that he has "no idea" who the shooter is. "I...

Power and Grace: Getting to Know 'Scandal' First Lady Bellamy Young

November 29th, 2012 9:00am EST
Bellamy Young
On ABC's Scandal, First Lady Mellie Grant is a force of nature. She's unapologetically ambitious and capable of putting the President of the United States in his place with spot-on rants. It's a tough order for anyone, but a perfect fit for Bellamy Young, who has a history of playing strong women. The charismatic, affable actress - the total opposite of her alter-ego - recently spoke with Digital Airwaves about playing the most powerful woman in America.

"I am the luckiest girl in the world," she said, "because my part in the pilot was two sentences long. The only thing I knew when I aud...

Who is Quinn Perkins? 'Scandal' Season 2 Episode 1 Recap

September 30th, 2012 8:47pm EDT
WARNING! Spoilers follow. Read at your own risk.

Who the heck is Quinn Perkins?! Why is she on the run? Why is she important enough for Olivia to risk so much and cover up a bloody, murderous crime scene that could solve some major problems with the White House? These are the questions that racked everyone’s brains at the end of last season. We’ve heard plenty of speculation and outlandishly contrived stories in desperate attempts to give a background to the mystery woman.

Season 2’s first episode finally answers at least that first question. Quinn Perkins Lindsay Dwyer is now in custody...

'Scandal' Season 2: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

September 11th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
ABC's "Scandal" was a surprise mid-season hit last year, centering on professional "fixer" Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her ragtag team of lawyers and associates. Season two (a whole 13 episodes versus just seven last season) premieres on Thursday, Sept. 27, and we have some spoilery goodies to hold you over until it returns in a couple of weeks...

1) After Olivia and her team tried to hide any connection between Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes) and her dead reporter boyfriend Gideon at the end of the first season, the question of Quinn's identity came up. Viewers will learn the truth abo...

2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...

TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

May 25th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Revenge Cast
Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...

Review of ABC's 'Scandal': Have You Been Scandalized?

April 6th, 2012 9:20am EDT
scandal cast
Shonda Rhimes’ newest creation, ABC’s political thriller “Scandal” (based on the real life of President George H.W. Bush’s aid, Judy Smith) wants you to believe that Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), a corporate fixer with some surprising and sexy ties to the President, is a superhero with a chic trench coat and stilettos instead of a mask and a cape. She can intimidate gun-wielding Ukranian kidnappers with a single monologue, identify liars with her fine-tuned internal polygraph and is armed with a set of fabulously lethal cheekbones. To gain entrance to her high-end batcave, you must be a...

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