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Scandal's Bellamy Young on Costar Kerry Washington: She's an 'Unbelievably Thoughtful, Enormous-Hearted Genius Woman'

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Scandal's Bellamy Young on Costar Kerry Washington: She's an 'Unbelievably Thoughtful, Enormous-Hearted Genius Woman'

Originally posted 08/17/2015 03:55PM

Mellie Grant may have a strained relationship with Olivia Pope on Scandal, but in real life, Bellamy Young has nothing but kind words to say about her costar Kerry Washington.

In a recent interview for Good Housekeeping's September issue, the actress opened up about the special friendships the Scandal ladies have.

"Kerry is the most thoughtful, best teacher-friend," Young says. "She's just this unbelievably thoughtful, enormous-hearted, genius woman."

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WATCH: Kerry Washington Consoles The Muppets' Kermit the Frog After His 'Tough Breakup' from Miss Piggy

Originally posted 08/14/2015 12:00PM

Is there anything that Kerry Washington can't fix?

In a new promo for The Muppets, the Scandal star gets together with her new network mates Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy to welcome them to ABC, and she finds out firsthand that there's still a lot of tension between the two in the wake of their recent split.

After Washington, 38, mentions to Piggy that she cut off her on her ex's line, the Muppets star retorts, "He stepped on my dreams!" before making a dramatic exit.

With four seasons of Fitz and Olivia's on-again/off-again relationship drama under her belt, Washington knows heartache when she sees it, so she gives the "It's Not Easy Bein' Green" singer the opportunity to tell her why he's blue.

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Kerry Washington: Josh Malina Likes My Dog More Than He Likes Me

Kerry Washington: Josh Malina Likes My Dog More Than He Likes Me

Originally posted 08/05/2015 06:00PM

There's a real scandal brewing on the Scandal set – and for a change it has nothing to do with the White House or extramarital affairs.

Kerry Washington's dog, Josie, plays favorites and everyone knows it.

"[Josh Malina] is Josie's favorite," Washington tells PEOPLE. But here's where things get complicated: "I'm pretty sure [Josh] likes her more than he likes me, and I guarantee if anyone asked him, he would agree."

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The Item Kerry Washington Always Poaches from Olivia Pope's Closet and More Scandal Style Secrets

The Item Kerry Washington Always Poaches from Olivia Pope's Closet and More Scandal Style Secrets

Originally posted 08/05/2015 02:15PM

The actress tells PEOPLE all about her fashion – on and off screen

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#StandWithPP: Lena Dunham, Kerry Washington & More Stars Tweet Support for Planned Parenthood

#StandWithPP: Lena Dunham, Kerry Washington & More Stars Tweet Support for Planned Parenthood

Originally posted 08/03/2015 09:25PM

Celebrities like Lena Dunham, Kerry Washington and Elizabeth Banks joined together Monday under the hashtag "#StandWithPP" to beat back a Senate vote to strip the embattled Planned Parenthood Federation of America of its federal funding after a series of damaging undercover videos kicked up a firestorm over the group's abortion practices.

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Shaun Robinson Leaves Access Hollywood After 16 Years: 'It's Been An Incredible Ride' | Access Hollywood

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Shaun Robinson Leaves Access Hollywood After 16 Years: 'It's Been An Incredible Ride'

Originally posted 06/24/2015 09:10AM

Since Shaun Robinson first stepped onto the Access Hollywood set in 1999, time has flown by. And after spending 16 years on the entertainment show, the host is moving on.

"It's been an incredible ride, and I'm so blessed to have been able to meet the people that I've met and to have covered the stories I covered on the show," Robinson tells PEOPLE.

Her decision to go didn't come easily. Three years ago, Robinson wanted to explore new opportunities and considered leaving but later changed her mind.

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PHOTO: Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in HBO's Confirmation

Kerry Washington Channels Anita Hill for HBO's Confirmation (PHOTO)

Originally posted 06/16/2015 01:40PM

If you thought Scandal star Kerry Washington had time to play only one of the Beltway's most influential women, think again.

On Wednesday, HBO revealed the first image of Washington in character as Anita Hill for the upcoming movie TV movie Confirmation.

Erin Brockovich scribe Susannah Grant wrote the historical drama, which stars Washington, 38, as the woman who in 1991 accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.

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#SquadGoals: Amy Schumer, Kerry Washington and Ellie Kemper Get Silly and Stylish | Amy Schumer, Ellie Kemper, Kerry Washington

#SquadGoals: Amy Schumer, Kerry Washington and Ellie Kemper Get Silly and Stylish

Originally posted 06/02/2015 07:30PM

Look who's hanging out!

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