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Olivia Pope

Of Course Jake Ballard Was Alive

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Last night Scandal fans saw one of Poppa Pope's assassins stab Jake Ballard in the gut a handful of times and leave him bleeding out on the floor of Olivia's empty office. The moment had deep irony, because Olivia's father is very good at fixing her up with bad boys; she's currently sleeping with the guy who killed Jake -- maybe.

Kerry Washington Doesn't Feel Like Olivia Pope Until She Does This

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Style

Kerry Washington says she found her love for all things style later in life, but when it comes to channelling her "Scandal" character Olivia Pope, fas...

Lena Dunham's Scandal Fail

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Lena Dunham may have a huge following on Girls but casting her on Scandal was a huge mistake. Last night's episode was probably one of the worst eve...

Watch Olivia Pope Yell At Lena Dunham On 'Scandal'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment

Olivia Pope is not happy with Kinky Sue. Sue is the author Lena Dunham plays in her upcoming cameo on this week's "Scandal." In a new clip from the...

How Olivia Pope Has Redefined Leadership for Young Women

Mona Kosar Abdi | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Mona Kosar Abdi

Pope's impeccable problem solving skills, assertiveness and unapologetic demeanor are traits that attribute to her success as a fixer. However, these qualities are typically not viewed positively when displayed by women. Yet, she is revered by those around her.

Dear Empire Critics, Stop Hating. You Just Don't Get It.

Ernest Owens | Posted 04.07.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It's a prime-time drama for entertainment and reflection, people, not a political editorial or a public-policy initiative. Lee Daniels is a creator who should be given a right to fully explore his cinematic talent without being constrained by the narrow social confines of "making black people look good."

Kerry Washington's Stroke Of Genius Would Make Olivia Pope Proud

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.05.2015 | Black Voices

Every Thursday evening, Twitter explodes with commentary and live play-by-plays from “Scandal” fans who can’t get enough of the hit ABC drama. W...

Why Did Scandal Dumb Down Olivia Pope?

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Twice in one show, the writers turned a fast-thinking, amazingly intelligent woman into the basic dumb female in a thriller. All they left out was mindless shrieking, but they did still turn her into Olivia Dope.

How To Be As Fierce As Olivia Pope In 5 Simple Steps

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women

We could all learn a thing or two (or 12) from television's biggest #BossLady. With the second half of season four of "Scandal" premiering Jan. 29,...

Sony Hires Real-Life Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment

After the premiere of "The Interview" was canceled, Sony received serious criticism from moviegoers, Hollywood's hottest names and even President Obam...

How To Get Through A Breakup Olivia Pope-Style

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.30.2014 | Divorce

Olivia Pope from "Scandal" is a force who gets things done. She's a bonafide badass who effortlessly fixes the lives of Washington D.C.'s elite. In ot...

Shonda Rhimes Is Truly Running The Show At ABC

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

Shonda Rhimes has perfected the art of crafting a hit TV show. The showrunner behind ABC's top-rated Thursday night lineup has received rave reviews f...

Jessica Samakow

The Subtle, Revolutionary Thing That Happens On 'Scandal' Every Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Samakow | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women

In early October, Gloria Steinem and bell hooks sat on stage at the New School in New York City and addressed an audience of like-minded people who li...

Matthew Jacobs

Why Is TV So Obsessed With Extramarital Affairs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment

As contemporary television goes, the more illicit the sex, the steamier. Cue up the many articles praising TV executives, particularly ones of the...

Kerry Washington Wants You To Know She's Not Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment

If it's something weird and it don't look good, who you gonna call? Not Kerry Washington. When the "Scandal" actress visited "Late Night" on Monday...

'Scandal' Just Taught Scott Foley A New Sex Position

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment

Things have been getting pretty steamy on "Scandal" lately, starting with this season's premiere, when Jake Ballard got a little, um, handsy with Oliv...

The Real-Life 'Olivia Pope' Got Pranked By George H.W. Bush

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush -- a known prankster -- pulled a fast one on the real-life Washington fixer who inspired ABC's hit "Scandal." As...

All The Crazy Things That Happened On The 'Scandal' Season 4 Premiere

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment

"Scandal" is back for Season 4 and we finally know where Olivia Pope went on that plane. Here are all the crazy, insane, bonkers, "Scandal"-rific mome...

Kerry Washington Is More Obsessed With 'GoT' Than You Are

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment

Where is Olivia Pope? She's probably at home binge-watching "Game of Thrones." On Tuesday's "Tonight Show," Kerry Washington revealed to Jimmy Fall...

The Kitten Parody Of 'Scandal' Totally Handles It

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.23.2014 | Comedy

Get a large wad of catnip ready, everyone. In the latest from The Pet Collective, Shonda Rhymes' smash-hit drama series "Scandal," which returns fo...

Is The End Near For 'Scandal'?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment

Ready yourselves, gladiators, this isn't good news. Shonda Rhimes, the mastermind behind shows like "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," just revealed ...

About Those Sex Scenes On 'Scandal'...

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 04.19.2014 | TV

Raise your hand if you think pregnancy sex can be a bit awkward. If you've been watching the latest season of "Scandal", you've probably noticed a...

Out With A Bang

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 04.18.2014 | TV

Thursday's season finale of "Scandal"went out with a bang. Literally. Bombs exploding, Papa Pope proving he really is the most immoral human being...

'Shut It Down'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 04.18.2014 | TV

Last night's season finale of "Scandal" proved there's not enough wine in the world to help deal with Olivia Pope's family drama. Bombs going off,...

Dear Olivia Pope, It's Time To Handle Your Fitz Situation

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.03.2014 | TV

Dear Olivia Pope, I hope this letter finds you well, rather than in the heat of a national crisis and/or government conspiracy. I'm writing because...