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Retta: It's Time to 'Hook a Sister Up' on Parks and Rec

Parks and Recreation's Retta Wants More Love for Her Character

Originally posted 02/27/2014 07:15PM

After bidding a bittersweet goodbye to Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, Parks and Recreation returns Thursday with plenty of Pawnee action. Though Ann and Chris are gone, there's now room for other characters to take the spotlight – and we're hoping Retta's Donna Meagle gets more time to shine.

Speaking to PEOPLE, Retta revealed she's pushing for love. Donna has enjoyed a wild dating life, but Retta thinks it's time for a real relationship.

"I want there to be a romantic interest in her future, and I keep bringing it up to our executive producer," Retta says. "I've kind of put it in his brain, and I believe that he shall hook a sister up, as they say."

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Kerry Washington's Beauty Secret Is Embracing Her Imperfections | StyleWatch, Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington's Beauty Secret Is Embracing Her Imperfections

Originally posted 02/26/2014 02:05PM

The star gives us some inspirational beauty advice

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Watch an Exclusive Clip from Scandal's Midseason Premiere

Originally posted 02/26/2014 09:15AM



Pour yourself a big bottle of red wine, change into your comfiest silk pajamas and get ready for a phone call from the Oval Office – that's right, Scandal is back.

POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT!

When we last left the ABC prime-time soap, Quinn was changing sides, the vice president had murdered her husband, and Olivia Pope was trying to process the knowledge that her mother was an international terrorist.

In this exclusive clip from Thursday night's midseason premiere, all those story lines take a back seat to the continuing plot thread of Fitz's re-election campaign. Mellie wants Olivia back on the team, and she's contrived a friendly photo op to get what she wants.

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Kerry Washington Celebrates Garden Party-Themed Baby Shower

Kerry Washington Celebrates Baby Shower

Originally posted 02/23/2014 11:00PM

Kerry Washington is one step closer to being a mom.

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PHOTO: Kerry Washington Has That Mom-to-Be Glow at NAACP Image Awards

PHOTO: Kerry Washington Has That Mom-to-Be Glow at NAACP Image Awards

Originally posted 02/23/2014 12:30PM

The expectant actress not only scored on the red carpet, but she also took home an award

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Oprah and Kerry Washington to Present at Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon | Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey

Oprah and Kerry Washington to Present at Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Originally posted 02/20/2014 12:00PM

Oprah Winfrey and Kerry Washington are lending their star power to honor their peers later this month.

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Kerry Washington Is 'Very Excited' About Being a Mom, Says Scandal Costar

Kerry Washington Is 'Very Excited' About Being a Mom, Says Scandal Costar Joe Morton

Originally posted 02/09/2014 06:00PM

Mom-to-be Kerry Washington has found the perfect way to bond with her baby on the Scandal set.

"She spends a lot of time singing to it and talking to it to say we're just playing pretend and everything's going to be okay, so don't worry about it," Joe Morton, who plays Washington's father on the hit ABC series, told PEOPLE at the 2014 BET Honors (which airs Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. EST on BET) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

"She's very excited about being a mom," he added. "She's sort of floating around having just been married and now having a baby and putting a family together. She's in pig heaven, as they say."

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A Justin Timberlake Playlist for Birthday Twin Kerry Washington | Scandal, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington

Justin Timberlake and Kerry Washington Are Birthday Twins, So Here's a JT Playlist for Olivia Pope

Originally posted 01/31/2014 02:15PM

In any class of more than 23 kids, there is a 50 percent chance two of them have the same birthday – and the same thing is true if those kids grow up to be famous Hollywood stars. Friday's birthday twins are two of 2014's most buzzed-about celebrities: Scandal emoter Kerry Washington (born on Jan. 31, 1977) and actor-turned-musician-turned-actor-turned-musician Justin Timberlake (born the same date, four years later).

Timberlake is Timberlake in everything he does, but for all intents and purposes, Washington is Olivia Pope right now. And since Olvia Pope has a lot of feelings, what better way to celebrate the occasion than by making her a JT playlist for all those late nights on the couch? Save the Motown for montages, Liv – it's handled!

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VIDEO: Michelle Obama Binge-Watches Scandal, She Confesses

Michelle Obama Binge-Watches Scandal, She Confesses

Originally posted 01/31/2014 01:45PM

Talk about the ultimate meta TV viewing.

In a radio interview with On Air host Ryan Seacrest, First Lady Michelle Obama confided that on her recent family vacation trip she binge-watched episodes of the Washington, D.C., political drama Scandal.

She had a lot of catching up to do. The behind-the-scenes White House drama now includes 39 episodes that are currently streamed online, by Entertainment Weekly's count.

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