Can You Imagine Jill Scott as Olivia Pope?
With the 100th episode of Scandal set to air this Thursday, cast and crew were recently brought together by the Hollywood Reporter to discuss what it took to bring the controversial political drama to network television. It was of course no shock to hear ABC wanted the part of Olivia Pope to be played by a white woman, despite the character being inspired by real-life African American political fixer Judy Smith. What was a bit shocking, however, were some of the names being thrown about to play Olivia once the network agreed to the casting of a black woman.
Olivia and the team are determined to bring down Peus, but as the Electoral College vote nears, the fight for power claims another victim.
Kerry Washington Gets Glam for Opi Photo Shoot
Kerry Washington’s latest collaboration has her headed back to the White House. As previously reported, the Scandal actress has once again teamed up with Opi, this time to create a whole new line of Washington DC-inspired colors for the fall. The 15-shade collection officially goes on sale today, and with it comes images from its first print campaign, which were unveiled earlier this week via Opi’s official website.
Kerry Washington and OPI Team Up for Washington D.C. Nail Collection
We can totally see Olivia Pope approving of Kerry Washington’s latest beauty collaboration. The Scandal star took to Instagram earlier today to share the first campaign from her upcoming 15-shade Washington D.C. Collection with OPI.
Taraji, Kerry and Viola Land People’s Choice Awards Nominations
Actresses Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) have all landed nominations for this year’s People’s Choice Awards. Each is nominated for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress, and will be competing against Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy) and Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy).
Each of their shows is also nominated in the Favorite Network TV Drama category, and will face off against Fox’s sophomore drama, Gotham.
Though obviously not nominated, Apple Music was by far one of the biggest winners at last night’s 67th Annual Emmy Awards.
The world’s largest music purveyors weren’t on hand, but still managed to steal a good portion of the show’s glory with a commercial that featured two nominees and the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.
I’m sorry, I just couldn’t help myself. This newly released Olitz poster from season five of Scandal was just begging for a caption.
I continue to be semi jealous of Scandal fans, because even though it’s taken nearly five years for Olitz to become canon, at least you guys have writers who are willing to acknowledge that your ship is the backbone of the show.