Kerry Washington: White women approach me saying, ‘I want to be Olivia Pope’

07.02.13 5 years ago

Kerry Washington: White women approach me saying, “I want to be Olivia Pope”
“One of the most profound things for me about (‘Scandal’) is the number of white women of all ages who come up to me and say, ‘I want to be Olivia Pope,'” Washington tells Vanity Fair. Washington is this month’s Vanity Fair cover girl, a rare accomplishment for a black woman. PLUS: Shonda Rhimes talks starting in the middle of the story.

CBS moves “Big Brother” eviction to Thursdays
The Eye network is swapping “Person of Interest” with “Big Brother,” so the reality show’s live eviction will air on Thursdays starting July 11.

Matthew Perry: I was never high on the “Friends” set, but I was “painfully hung over”

Perry details his past addictions in the latest People magazine, saying that “eventually things got so bad I couldn’t hide it and everybody knew” on the “Friends” set.

7 Disney Channel shows to jump into the future over 1 weekend

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Hallmark Channel cancels Marie Osmond’s talk show “Marie” after 1 season

“Marie” is now eyeing a syndication launch for fall 2014.

“Person of Interest” is giving away Comic-Con key cards
Nearly 30 San Diego hotels will use the special key cards.

Will “Breaking Bad’s” Saul Goodman spinoff 30 minutes or an hour?
That’s one of the decisions Vince Gilligan is trying to make as he works “full speed ahead” on the proposed spinoff.

“The Wire” and “Fringe” alum Lance Reddick is taking on comedic roles to avoid typecasting

Reddick, who recently guested on “Wilfred” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” says: “I just wanted to do something silly, something completely different, and I felt like I just wanted to have some fun.”

“Glee” fans create their own Kurt-Blaine engagement scene for a charity project
Their scene ended up subbing for the one that never aired.

Is the good cop/bad cop trope actually used in real life?

Good cop/bad cop didn’t really become a big part of TV series until the last 30 years.

ESPN’s “Nine for IX” examines women in sports

Nine sports documentaries by and about women to mark the 40th anniversary of Title IX.

Catch a glimpse of Nickelodeon’s “Laverne & Shirley” reunion

“Today” showed a preview of Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall on “Sam and Cat.”

“Anna Nicole” vs. Anna Nicole
How does the Lifetime movie compare to real life?

“Naked and Afraid”: Reality TV’s craziest show?
The Discovery reality show is, “in every sense of the word, an insane show. It’s also quite possibly the most riveting reality series on television. Ever,” says Kevin Fallon.

Anna Camp suffered a concussion filming “True Blood”
“I was fortunate to have a great, great stuntwoman with me, but during one of the takes, I rolled, I was on the ground, and I hit my head,” she says.

Before “SNL,” Kate McKinnon starred in “Vag Magazine”

Watch McKinnon in a 2010 web series. PLUS: McKinnon calls “SNL” her dream job.

Win a date with Kristen Bell

The “Veronica Mars” star is raising money for the charity Invisible Children.

Here are 12 forgotten ’90s Saturday morning cartoons
From “Back to the Future” to “Kid ‘n’ Play.”

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