12:56 AM EDT 04/25/2015
Originally posted 03/12/2015 11:15PM
Scandal's Gladiators better hold on to their white hats.
Thursday night's episode was mostly a set-up for the next swooping dramatic arc: The takedown of B613 (no, really this time), and possibly your favorite characters along with it.
"You gave me those files," Attorney General David Rosen (Joshua Malina) said in the penultimate scene. "You said, 'Go get the bad guys.' "
"Rosen, we are the bad guys," Jake (Scott Foley) replied.
"Not anymore," David insisted.
But is that really true? Because for all the good the employees of Pope & Associates do, their fixing hasn't exactly followed the letter of the law.
Originally posted 03/10/2015 02:10PM
Olitz or No-litz?
When it comes to the couple nickname for Scandal's Olivia Pope and President Fitz, Jimmy Kimmel isn't a big fan.
"They really need to go back to the drawing board on Olitz," Kimmel said while hosting a Paleyfest panel with the ABC drama's cast in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Originally posted 03/09/2015 02:10PM
Even the most ardent Huckleberry Quinn shippers were creeped out by the Scandal characters' fetish for licking each other in season 3.
Or so we thought.
"People have asked me to lick them! To live their faces!" Guillermo Díaz – Huck on the ABC drama – told the PaleyFest LA audience Sunday of his strangest fan encounter.
Originally posted 03/09/2015 11:00AM
There may not be a fan more invested in Monday's finale of The Bachelor than Scandal's Joshua Malina.
At PaleyFest in Los Angeles on Sunday, Malina revealed not only his dedication to Chris Soules's love life but also his opinion on who should hand out the roses on the next Bachelorette.
Originally posted 03/07/2015 11:10AM
There was nothing scandalous about Thursday's Scandal: The drama was too raw, the plot – a young, unarmed black man being shot by police – all too familiar.
But that's what made the episode so moving, and why Twitter is already clamoring for guest-star Courtney B. Vance to win an Emmy.
Vance, 54, is known for his work in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and being the proud husband of actress Angela Bassett. He also has an upcoming role as O.J. Simpson defense attorney Johnnie Cochran in Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story
On Scandal, he played Clarence, the father of the slain teen Brandon Parker, who incited a police stand-off when he rushed the crime scene and raised a shotgun, refusing to leave his son's body until justice was served.
"Some people called me and said 'I'm still crying over it,' " he tells PEOPLE. "If nothing else, it will hopefully keep the dialogue open, which was one of the tragic things about Ferguson and other situations. Let it go to trial. Let's talk it out. When you change that process, people don't get the chance to hear it all and flesh it out.
"If that doesn't happen, then all we're left with is our anger."
Vance discusses the powerful episode, House of Cards's take on race and working with Kerry Washington below:
Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes and More Key Players Reveal What It Was Like to Make Scandal's Ferguson Episode
Originally posted 03/06/2015 03:00PM
If Scandal's latest episode left you feeling completely gutted, you're not alone.
Originally posted 03/06/2015 12:25AM
In its first episode since Olivia Pope's (Kerry Washington) escape, Scandal didn't pull any punches.
The ABC drama doesn't openly discuss race often, but when it does – from Olivia's searing "I'm feeling a little, I don't know, Sally Hemings/Thomas Jefferson about this" jab to her father's mantra that she had to be "twice as good" – it's a raw reminder that, even in Shondaland, America is far from color-blind.
Thursday night's episode handled the shooting of a young, unarmed black man – a clear statement on Ferguson's Michael Brown – with profound grace, exploring police brutality, racial identity and grassroots activism from all sides.
Originally posted 03/05/2015 05:00PM
It's every Gladiator's dream come true: a guest spot on Scandal and a smooch from Kerry Washington.
Lena Dunham posted a behind-the-scenes shot of her buzzy guest appearance on ABC's political drama, and you'll barely recognize the Girls star in an auburn wig and Olivia Pope-style tweed jacket.
Dancing with the Stars: If the Mystery Contestant Isn't Chris Soules, We Have 5 Alternate Suggestions
Originally posted 03/03/2015 04:15PM
As Dancing with the Stars enters its 20th season in just two weeks, one very important question has yet to be answered: Who will dance alongside Witney Carson, the winner of last season's mirror-ball trophy?
Originally posted 02/22/2015 09:00PM
The Scandal star channels her famous TV alter ego
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