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Scandal Recap: Lena Dunham Goes Fifty Shades of Grey ... and Someone Gets Murdered | Scandal, Lena Dunham

Scandal Recap: Lena Dunham Goes Fifty Shades of Grey ... and Someone Gets Murdered

Originally posted 03/19/2015 11:25PM

Lena Dunham's Scandal debut started out as a Fifty Shades of Grey situation that Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) needed to fix.

And just when it looked like her character might be getting a Sex and the City ending, Huck (Guillermo Díaz) gave her a fate more suited for Law and Order: SVU.

Thursday's episode was all about feminist issues: the line between owning your sexuality and being abused, the scrutiny a successful woman is subjected to versus a man. Though the Girls creator met a tragic end, our heroine rediscovered her erotic power with – surprise! – a man besides Jake (Scott Foley) or Fitz (Tony Goldwyn).

That's right, Gladiators: Liv is officially a dominant.

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Grapples with PTSD, B613 Is Exposed | Scandal

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Grapples with PTSD, B613 Is Exposed

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.

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Scandal Recap: Fitz and Mellie Plan Her Political Future as the Show Takes On Ferguson | Tony Goldwyn

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Scandal Recap: Fitz and Mellie Plan Her Political Future as the Show Takes On Ferguson

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.

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Dancing with the Stars: If the Mystery Contestant Isn't Chris Soules, We Have 5 Alternate Suggestions

UpdatePosted 03/03/2015 05:10PM

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?

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Scandal Recap: Which Character Returned to Rescue Olivia Pope?

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Scandal Recap: Which Character Returned to Rescue Olivia Pope?

Originally posted 02/19/2015 11:45PM

Washington's best white hat wearer finally got a white knight to save her – but who?

Fitz (Tony Goldwyn)? Jake (Scott Foley)? Her gladiators: Huck (Guillermo Díaz), Abby (Darby Stanchfield) and Quinn (Katie Lowes)? A returned Papa Pope (Joe Morton)? Or even a resurrected Harrison (Columbus Short)?

Nope. In an unexpected but truly lovely twist, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) was rescued by Stephen (Henry Ian Cusick), who departed Scandal after season 1, apparently falling in with some resourceful Russian mobsters.

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Scandal Recap: Who Bought Olivia Pope? | Scandal

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Scandal Recap: Mama Pope Is Back, Olivia Is Sold

Originally posted 02/13/2015 01:15AM

And you think eBay is stressful.

Thursday night's episode of Scandal saw the nail-biting – and blood-splattering, but we'll get to that later – online bidding war over Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington).

Basically every terrorist ever wanted a piece of Pope, who's now publicly proven to be President Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) weakness – and thus, the United States of America's.

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Scott Foley Says Fatherhood Is 'Insane'

Scott Foley Says Fatherhood Is 'Insane'

Originally posted 02/09/2015 07:50PM

The Scandal star tells PEOPLE his secret to getting sleep these days

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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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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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See the Best Celeb Food Photos of the Week from Kendall, Reese & More

See the Best Celeb Food Photos of the Week from Kendall, Reese & More

Originally posted 01/29/2015 06:00PM

From Super Bowl wings to baby shower cupcakes, these are the stars that are making us hungry

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