07:33 PM EDT 04/23/2014
Originally posted 04/18/2014 08:50AM
Every half season of Scandal has its own main scandal: the murder of Amanda Tanner, the election rigging in Ohio, the existence of shadowy CIA squad B613. This spring's abbreviated string of episodes has nominally been centered on the reappearance of Olivia Pope's mother, but true Scandal fans know that that's a false-flag operation. The real scandal at the heart of the spring's half-season is the disappearance of star Kerry Washington's ever-growing baby bump, which the show's producers have attempted to hide with the worst cover-up the show has ever seen.
Don't believe us? Here's the evidence, by the numbers. Pin these up to your wall while a funky Motown song plays.
Originally posted 04/18/2014 07:40AM
Judging from the group of people who flocked into Hollywood's Couture lounge on Thursday night, it's clear Columbus Short has a slew of supporters.
Originally posted 04/17/2014 03:30PM
Mix a drink Olivia Pope would love to chug
Originally posted 04/17/2014 02:45PM
Less than a month after Scandal's Columbus Short was arrested for getting into a bar fight, the actor is now in more legal hot water.
Originally posted 04/17/2014 12:00PM
Alas, Scandal's season 3 finale is upon us. Soon there'll be no more Liv and Fitz makeout sessions, heated walk-talks through White House corridors or oddly angled camera shots hoping to hide Kerry Washington's growing baby belly.
Originally posted 04/17/2014 11:45AM
For any other show, a bomb in a church, a looming election, an attempted murder, the takedown of a shadow government agency, and some face-licking would make for an amazing season finale.
But when you're talking about Scandal, that was just the appetizer. On Thursday, ABC's D.C.-set hit drama, starring Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, wraps up its third season (10 p.m. ET) – and everyone wants to know if it will go out with a bang.
Spoiler alert! In case you missed last week's episode, Olivia's mom, Maya, planted an explosive device in a church where President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) was expected to attend a funeral. The president's chief of staff, Cyrus Beene, was tipped off about the bomb, but decided not to tell anyone about it because the church was already packed with his enemies – while the president was still safely ensconced in the White House.
Jeff Perry, who plays Cyrus, dropped a couple hints about what to expect on the finale.
Originally posted 04/14/2014 04:25PM
Spoiler Alert: If you're a Scandal purist and want to wait for Thursday's explosive finale before hearing any of the sudsy details, read no further. But if you ship Huckleberry Quinn, grab your gladiator gear and suit up for this exclusive sneak peek.
Originally posted 04/04/2014 05:00PM
Forget the president: As far as Scandal's concerned, fixer Olivia Pope is the most powerful person in Washington, D.C. – a challenging role that Kerry Washington pulls off every week.
Which explains why co-star Darby Stanchfield was nervous filming the episode that aired Thursday night, in which her character, Abby, stepped in as Olivia's proxy to help handle the incessant drama swirling in the White House.
"It was pretty crazy," Stanchfield, 42, tells PEOPLE of trying to channel the show's star. She even slipped into Pope's signature style.
Originally posted 03/26/2014 06:15PM
var brightcovevideoid = '3397733879001'; Scandal star Columbus Short may need the help of a real-life Olivia Pope.
Originally posted 03/20/2014 11:30AM
With Michelle Obama traveling to China with her daughters, President Barack Obama is fending for himself in the White House.
Fortunately, the commander-in-chief has a concerned friend eager to check up on him: Ellen DeGeneres, who quizzed the POTUS on his well-being at the First Lady's behest.
"Mr. President, Michelle said she's out of town, and she wanted to know, did you make your bed this morning?" DeGeneres asked via satellite on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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