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'Scandal': 5 Best Moments From 'Where The Sun Don't Shine'

November 21st, 2014 9:20am EST
'Scandal' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Where The Sun Don't Shine
ABC’s winter finales are usually bonkers and Scandal usually epitomizes that. For the most part, “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” was a calmer episode than we’re used to, but the ending really ramped things up. Here are the top 5 moments from the episode:

Killing B613

It’s almost as if Scandal heard our prayers. The B613 conspiracy is by far the weakest part of the show. It weighed down last season and its continual mentions this year have elicited quite a few groans. But in “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” the show is trying to rectify that problem by killing off the members of B613. Unfortunately...
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'Scandal's' Jasika Nicole Talks Kim: 'She's Always At Level Ten'

November 20th, 2014 12:03pm EST
'Scandal's' Jasika Nicole Talks Kim: 'She's Always At Level Ten'
She's the woman that Huck can't let go of, no matter how hard she tries to make him. The character of Kim has been breaking Huck's heart (and the audience's) since her first appearance on Scandal way back in season two, and for that we can thank actress Jasika Nicole, who brings her to life.

We had the opportunity to talk to Jasika last week about what it's like to play the emotionally wound up Kim (not easy), plus discuss how she was able to move forward from her best-known role as Astrid Farnsworth on Fringe.

"I did [my] first episode [of Scandal] and it was kind of like a dream," she e...
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Scandal Review: 5 Crucial Questions From 'The Last Supper'

November 14th, 2014 9:45am EST
Scandal Recap: 5 Crucial Questions From 'The Last Supper'
“The Last Supper” is the latest in a streak of good Scandal episodes. With the winter finale only one episode away, everything started shifting into gear. Olivia showed the boys why she’s the best in the business. Rowan showed them why he’s even better. Meanwhile Fitz and Jake just showed their asses. Overall, it was a satisfying episode, but it left us with a few questions.

Who Treats Olivia Worse: Fitz or Rowan?

The opening scenes of “The Last Supper” seemed like a race to see which of the men in Olivia’s life could treat her like an inanimate object in the grossest way possible. Fitz w...
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5 Scoops: Spoilers For 'Supernatural,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'Sleepy Hollow' And More

November 10th, 2014 11:20am EST
Supernatural
For TV fanatics, the only thing that's sweeter than your favorite shows are spoilers about your favorite shows. Consider '5 Scoops' as your weekly dessert doling out delicious spoilers for your favorite shows. Here are spoilers for "Supernatural," "Chicago Fire," "Sleepy Hollow," and much more!

Back in the Day. "Supernatural" celebrates its 200th episode this Tuesday! The episode, which has the guys working a case at a school putting on a musical production of the "Supernatural" books, was written as a love letter to the fans, according to TVLine.com. (Check out the extended promo ...
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'Scandal' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Baby Made A Mess'

November 7th, 2014 9:26am EST
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Best Moments From 'Baby Made A Mess'
Scandal is on a roll. The mistakes that plagued the third season are being rectified one by one. The sad, sobbing Olivia who mopes about boy problems has been replaced by the hardcore, problem solver we fell in love with. The threat of Rowan feels more personal than it did when B613 was all the rage. Mellie, Abby, and—geez—even Quinn are back to being forces to be reckoned with. And cases of the week are compelling again. It’s like all of our Scandal dreams have finally come true.

“Baby Made a Mess” is another leap towards the compelling season of Scandal we’ve sorely missed. Here are the ...
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'Scandal' Review: Best Moments From 'An Innocent Man'

October 31st, 2014 9:34am EDT
'Scandal' Review: Best Moments From 'An Innocent Man'
There are no innocent men on Scandal. Or women. Many of the characters like to claim they wear “white hats” and have high opinions of their own moralities, but we see each and every one of them commit atrocious acts in the name of getting their way. “An Innocent Man” plays on that duality between characters that want to do good things but are constantly lured into hurting people. In four seasons, most of these characters have yet to grasp that, but they’re finally starting. A few characters began to step out of their “good person” mode and towards the first strong character development in a...
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'Scandal' Recap: 5 Essential Questions From 'The Key'

October 24th, 2014 8:59am EDT
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Essential Questions From 'The Key'
“You are poison,” Abby tells Olivia after weeks of antagonizing each other. It’s not exactly a fair criticism, seeing as Abby is attempting to blame Olivia for Rosen’s own stupid actions. But it hits Olivia right to the core. Because as far as she knows, as far as she’s been told in “The Key,” that’s exactly what she is. She’s basically told that she’s a poison that infects the men in her life and sets them on the path to destruction.

It’s an assessment built on lies, but it points out a disturbing part of Scandal. How many terrible, seedy political actions have been committed out of love ...
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Actor Undercover: Meet 'Scandal's' Double Agent Brian Letscher

October 23rd, 2014 12:04pm EDT
Actor Undercover: Meet 'Scandal's' Double Agent Brian Letscher
Don't worry, Brian Letscher's only pretending to be lethal. As Secret Service agent slash B613 operative Tom Larsen on Scandal, the actor's complicit in the death of President Grant's son Jerry, tried to kill former boss Jake Ballard (Scott Foley), and is on the hot seat with the nefarious Rowan Pope (Joe Morton). And tomorrow, he might just add to his body count with a juicy new role in NBC's supernatural thriller Grimm.

But in real life, he's the nicest guy you could ever hope to meet. We caught up with Brian last week to discuss how much street cred he gets from playing the bad guy, wha...
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Michael Trucco Books Intriguing Guest Role On 'Scandal'

October 21st, 2014 8:12pm EDT
Michael Trucco Books Intriguing Guest Role On 'Scandal'
Everyone's favorite ex-significant other is coming to Washington, D.C. next month.

Michael Trucco, who's played (deep breath) Sarah Shahi's ex-husband on Fairly Legal (pictured above) and before that Stana Katic's eventually ex-boyfriend in season two of Castle, and also recently guest-starred as Meghan Ory's former significant other in an episode of CBS's short-lived Intelligence, can add another ex to his list now that he's been cast in a November episode of Scandal.

Per a report from TVLine, Trucco has been cast as the previously referenced but never-before-seen abusive ex-husband of A...
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5 Scoops: Spoilers On 'Supernatural,' 'Scandal,' 'Hawaii Five-0' And More...

October 20th, 2014 2:20pm EDT
5 Scoops: Spoilers On 'Supernatural,' 'Scandal,' 'Hawaii Five-0'
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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