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How Does Scott Foley Break Tension on the Scandal Set?

Originally posted 02/06/2015 12:50PM

Scott Foley's character Jake Ballard may be all business, but the actor likes to play around when things get tense on the set of Scandal.

"I make a noise," Foley told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday. "It's a flatulence noise."

Lest you think the 42-year-old would be above such boyish antics, he bragged, "It sounds pretty good. ... You can take different intonations, you can drop it." Oh, and did we mention that he was demonstrating the noise throughout the conversation?

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Shondaland Recap: 5 OMG Moments from Grey's, Scandal & HTGAWM

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Shondaland Recap: 5 OMG Moments from Grey's Anatomy, Scandal & How to Get Away with Murder

Originally posted 02/06/2015 09:40AM

Each week, Shonda Rhimes offers up three solid hours of Anatomy, Scandal and Murder – a new block of must-see TV. If you're not SPOILER-averse, check out Shondaland's hot-button moments below, which we've ranked from least to most shocking – and don't forget to click on the episode titles to read full recaps!

5. How to Get Away with Murder: Scratch That
Oh, how far Wes (Alfred Enoch) has come from that bumbling first day of law school. Two shots in "Best Christmas Ever" zeroed in on the deep, handmade grooves in the wall above his bed and implied there might be more to those notches than we previously thought. As the Keating Five slowly lost their minds under the stress of keeping the huge secret of Sam's (Tom Verica) murder, Wes was clearly impacted most of all. Now that Sam's body has been found, how much deeper into madness can our beloved naïf plunge?

4. Scandal: Nichols & Dimed Out
Surprise! "Where's the Black Lady" revealed that Vice President Andrew Nichols (Jon Tenney) – whose relationship with Mellie (Bellamy Young) we used to ship so hard – is the evil genius behind Olivia's kidnapping. His plan? Hold Liv (Kerry Washington) in indefinite captivity, exploiting the desperate love of POTUS Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and push the president toward a super Conservative political agenda. When Liv realized that Fitz declaring war still wouldn't be enough for Andrew to let her go, she manipulated Ian (Jason Butler Harner) into selling her to the "highest bidder" instead. Touché, Ms. Pope.

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Pope's Captor Is Revealed

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Pope's Captor Is Revealed

Originally posted 02/05/2015 11:45PM

Think the vice president has no real power? Not in Shondaland.

On Thursday's episode of Scandal, VP Andrew Nichols (Jon Tenney) was revealed to be the evil mastermind behind Olivia's (Kerry Washington) kidnapping, and he quietly took over the White House in a coup that reduced President Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) to his puppet.

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• Well, that was fast! Just one episode after Liv was snatched, Andrew came forward as her kidnapper, demanding that Fitz declare war on West Angola – or else, Liv would die in 48 hours. Naturally, this was why he and Elizabeth (Portia de Rossi) had her followed this whole season: to advance the Republican agenda. Stay classy.

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Scandal Sneak Peek: How Much Is War Worth to Olivia's Captor? (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/05/2015 04:00PM

What really is the cost of war?

For Olivia Pope's kidnapper on Scandal, international conflict comes pretty cheap: $1.

That's how much Ian (Jason Butler Harner) bets Liv (Kerry Washington) when she flatly tells him the plan to force President "Fitz" Grant's hand is a nonstarter: "It's not going to work, using me as bait. He won't do it. He won't go to war. The President doesn't negotiate with terrorists."

Of course, Liv was singing a different song to Ian last week when she thought he was a fellow hostage.

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Scandal Just Aired Its Darkest Episode Yet | Kerry Washington

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Pope Is a Hostage

Originally posted 01/30/2015 12:00AM

Murder and torture are mainstays on Scandal. But it's still the kind of steamy drama you watch curled up on your couch with a glass of red wine in one hand and your phone teed up with sassy tweets about Scott Foley's abs in the other.

Not this week. From the How to Get Away with Murder-like time jumps (we see you, Shonda) to the Homeland-style setting, this wasn't the Scandal we've grown to love. It was something new, something darker and far more sinister than Pope & Associates has ever tried to fix.

Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), the woman who wears the white hat and leads her gladiators into battle – arguably one of the most powerful people in Washington – lost control.

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Scandal's Bellamy Young: 'We Do Something We've Never Done Before' on Tonight's Episode

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Scandal's Bellamy Young: I Loved Playing 'Fat Mellie'

Originally posted 01/29/2015 07:40PM

After the death of her son, Scandal's first lady went through a deep depression this season – but actress Bellamy Young says playing the grieving Mellie Grant was "the most fun I've had on the job."

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Which Scandal Character Might Inspire a Spinoff for ABC?

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Which Scandal Character Might Inspire a Spinoff for ABC?

Originally posted 01/21/2015 09:30PM

Scandal may not last that much longer on ABC, but that doesn't mean the characters have to go away, too.

Creator Shonda Rhimes – who has reportedly said her Kerry Washington drama, unlike Grey's Anatomy, won't last 10 or even 8 seasons – can imagine a drama revolving around B613.

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Kerry Washington and Selena Gomez Fangirl Over Each Other on Twitter

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Kerry Washington and Selena Gomez Fangirl Over Each Other on Twitter

Originally posted 01/06/2015 06:00PM

Selena Gomez is a Gladiator. Kerry Washington is a Selenator. All is right in the world of entertainment.

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How Did The Big Bang Theory Fare? Top 20 Most-Watched Shows This Fall | The Big Bang Theory

How Did The Big Bang Theory Fare? Top 20 Most-Watched Shows This Fall

Originally posted 01/02/2015 10:55AM

America still can't get enough of Sheldon and his brainy pals.

After eight seasons on CBS, The Big Bang Theory, starring Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco, remains the most-watched comedy on broadcast TV. The veteran sitcom is joined in the winners' circle by CBS's other mammoth – and very mature – hit NCIS, which remains TV's most-watched drama after 12 seasons.

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PEOPLE Magazine Awards: Kerry Washington Got Dan Bucatinsky Hooked on Pineapple

Originally posted 12/18/2014 10:50PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "3951762806001" "" "" "auto"] It's been a year of ups and downs for Dan Bucatinsky.

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