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Shonda Rhimes Scandal

Thank You Shonda Rhimes, For Reminding Me That I'm Not Alone

Camryn Garrett | Posted 04.20.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

To me, you are a fairytale. I never thought that someone like you could exist. I didn't think that a black woman could tell the stories of so many different people on one of the most watched channels in the country.

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.

Shonda Rhimes Mainstreams Gay Marriage

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Lev Raphael

Scandal episodes are filled with characters who practically burst forth in arias of rage or need or envy (last night Mellie let fly). This was a soft, solemn elegy -- and deeply moving, because who doesn't want what Michael does?

Shonda Rhimes Isn't 'Diversifying' TV, She's 'Normalizing' It

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices

Shonda Rhimes proved long ago that she is a force to reckon with. The growing influence she has had in television has not gone unrecognized and ha...

Scandal: The Romanticization of Dysfunctional Relationships

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices
Anna Nti-Asare

Fitz is an extremely aggressive individual, and I often get scared watching his interactions with both Mellie and Olivia, but somehow the show still paints him as the victim, the "good guy," and I really don't think it is okay.

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,...

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...

Shonda Rhimes Totally Just Called Out Katherine Heigl

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment

Um, scandal alert: Shonda Rhimes took a subtle shot at Katherine Heigl in a new profile with The Hollywood Reporter. While commenting on the fact...

Stephen Collins Pulled From Upcoming 'Scandal' Episode

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment

One day after TMZ released an audio recording of Stephen Collins allegedly confessing to child molestation, the former "7th Heaven" star was pulled fr...

TV Writer Explains Why 'Post-Racial' Is A 'Facade' In Scripted Television

Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices

With the conversation surrounding diversity in television continuing to be a hot button topic across America, many are questioning how much of an impa...

#TGIT Was A HUGE Success

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment

Shonda Rimes owns Thursday nights. ABC marketed Thursday's new lineup as #TGIT, airing Rhimes' three shows, "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and newcomer "...

What Happened When Shonda Rhimes Was Called An 'Angry Black Woman'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment

Shonda Rhimes, along with much of the Internet, wasn't too happy on Friday after New York Times television critic Alessandra Stanley wrote that the ac...

Where In The World Is Olivia Pope?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment

Where did Olivia Pope go when she got on that plane at the end of Season 3? We just found out ... kind of. The promo opens with Fitz desperately c...

Lily Karlin

How 'Crossroads' Proves Teen Girls Have Been Right All Along

HuffingtonPost.com | Lily Karlin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment

When the much-anticipated Britney Spears film "Crossroads" hit theaters in 2002, I was 11 years old and prepared at any moment to break out into the m...

Portia De Rossi Is Joining 'Scandal' In Secret Arc

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment

It looks like "Arrested Development" star Portia de Rossi is joining the "Scandal" gang next season. On Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres tweeted that her...

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 ...

Why This Actress Can't Handle All Those Sex Scenes On 'Scandal'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

Actors Tony Goldwyn and Marin Ireland stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to discuss their new show, "The Divide," and Ireland emphatically revealed s...

Columbus Short Opens Up About His 'Scandal' Exit

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment

If only Olivia Pope could really handle this situation. Actor Columbus Short won TV viewers' hearts as Kerry Washington's most-loyal gladiator on ...

ABC Adds Some Serious Diversity To Their Fall Primetime Lineup

AP | Posted 05.19.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC will add a new drama from "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" powerhouse producer Shonda Rhimes to its fall schedule, giving her owne...

Lauren Duca

When Will Diversity Really Happen On TV?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.24.2014 | TV

Debbie Allen remembers the segregated water fountains of the 1960s. Growing up in Texas, life was so difficult, she and her family crossed the border ...

Danielle Cadet

We Are NOT Happy About This

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Cadet | Posted 04.18.2014 | TV

A few weeks ago, we looked around and realized that HuffPost didn't have anybody recapping "Scandal." We are here to rectify that horrible error, just...

Sound Familiar?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 04.15.2014 | TV

We love Shonda Rhimes! She's given us drama in the ER and extramarital affairs in the White House, and she does it in a style that's completely her ow...

Danielle Cadet

NO WAY!

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Cadet | Posted 04.04.2014 | TV

A few weeks ago, the two of us looked around and realized that HuffPost didn't have anybody recapping "Scandal." We are here to rectify that horrible ...

Viola Davis Joins Forces With Shonda Rhimes

Posted 02.26.2014 | TV

Shonda Rhimes is about to get some help from Academy Award nominee Viola Davis. Deadline reports that Davis has signed on to star in Rhimes' new AB...