Kerry Washington

‘Scandal’ Season 4 Episode 15 Recap: “The Testimony of Diego Muñoz”

Well, B613 had a good run. Now that Huck’s focusing on himself and David Rosen’s rocking a white hat, B613 is on the brink of being exposed. It’s the one lie that could dismantle everything in the Scandal universe, the one truth that if told, could make everything fall apart so fast. B613 is so far outside of the law, and all the characters are so entrenched, it’s hard to imagine what would happen if the truth came out. Something so extreme, it would probably require the clean-up muscle of one Olivia Pope. … Read More

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‘Scandal’ Season 4 Episode 14 Recap: “The Lawn Chair”

Last night’s Scandal ended with the embrace of two men who know what it means to lose their sons, Nina Simone pleading that she shall be released, and tears on the keyboard.

I found myself crying not for Brandon Parker, the 18-year-old black boy whose death at the racist hands of D.C. police stood at the center of last night’s episode. I found myself crying for Michael Brown, for Trayvon Martin, for Tamir Rice. And that’s exactly what Scandal had intended in this ripped-from-the-headlines episode. I’m just not sure there was any way to tackle America’s Black Lives Matter problem in a single episode without it seeming at least a little cheap. At times “The Lawn Chair” was not enough to capture the weight of this real-life epidemic, other times too overblown in the usual Olivia Pope ways (i.e. monologues that inspire preacher-like delivery). … Read More

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‘Scandal’ Season 4 Episode 13 Recap: “No More Blood”

“I wasn’t raped,” Olivia Pope tells the President upon safe return this week on Scandal. “Guess what I learned. There are worse things than rape.” … Read More

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The 5 ‘SNL 40′ Sketches You Absolutely Have to Watch

Last night, during NBC’s celebration of Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary, viewers were treated to three hours of familiar faces and sketches — both live sketches and montages of classic ones. And just like every other episode of SNL, the new sketches were hit or miss. But there were still plenty of gems found in the mix. From the successful return of fan favorite “Celebrity Jeopardy” to a wonderfully long segment featuring Maya Rudolph’s perfect Beyoncé impression, here are five SNL 40 sketches everyone will be talking about. … Read More

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‘Scandal’ Season 4 Episode 12 Recap: “Gladiators Don’t Run”

How much is Olivia Pope worth — and how much is she worth to Fitz? Last night’s Scandal came to the conclusion that she’s worth $1.1 billion, at least to an unknown buyer that may be Iran but — knowing this show — is probably Papa Pope. With Jake, Fitz, Huck, and even Maya Pope banding together, Liv’s dad will eventually go down. But for now, we wait. It’s Kerry Washington’s world and the Gladiators are just living in it, so it’s not like they’re going to kill her off. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Gifts for 50 Cultural Icons

It’s that time of year again: the season of the holiday gift guide. And in keeping with tradition, if you’re looking for a present for that special cultural icon of yours (or just someone who reminds you of a certain famous face), Flavorwire has you covered. Here are our gift recommendations for some of the year’s biggest names in culture, whether they be naughty, nice, or lurking somewhere in… Read More

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