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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?

Not Quite the Big One: 'Sanford and Son' 38 Years Later

Jason Williams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Williams

Thirty-eight years ago this week, Sanford and Son ended its historic television run after 136 groundbreaking episodes. The show was anchored by the incomparable Redd Foxx and then-rising-star Demond Wilson.

Kendrick Lamar, Lee Daniels, and Dismissing the Double Standards on Black Artistry

Ernest Owens | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Current standards set by the masses suggests that black men and women cannot artistically express anger, be imperfect, invoke rebellion, find humor in their woes, be unapologetically sexual, explore taboos, and re-appropriate the tumultuous barriers placed on us.

Deadline Piece On TV Diversity Slammed As 'Ignorant'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment

Late Tuesday night, published a story that ignited the Internet. Titled "Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings –- About Time Or Too ...

Did He Cheat? 'Grey's Anatomy' Recap of "Don't Dream Its Over"

Karen Fratti | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

The past two weeks felt very, very retro. Natural disaster. Improbable medical successes, like Hunt talking a little girl through saving her mother's life over the phone.

'Scandal' Just Exposed The Double Standard Women In Power Face

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.20.2015 | Women

Powerful women have to deal with a lot of bullsh*t. On last night's 'Scandal,' Abby Whelan delivered a monologue that perfectly articulated that strug...

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...

Shonda Rhimes Takes Broadway! | Karu F. Daniels | Posted 03.12.2015 | Black Voices

With hit primetime dramas such as 'How To Get Away With Murder,' 'Scandal' and 'Grey's Anatomy' under her belt, producer Shonda Rhimes has a midas tou...

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 01.30.2015 | 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,...

This Could Be The Next Shonda Rhimes Show

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.27.2015 | Entertainment

ABC has ordered the pilot for what could be your next favorite Shonda Rhimes show. According to, the new Shondaland project, a thriller entitle...

Beyond Awards Season: Why Viola Davis Really Matters

Karen J. Francis | Posted 03.23.2015 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

The idea of people reinventing themselves for Hollywood is not novel -- the concept is probably as old as Hollywood itself. What is remarkable are women like Davis, Rhimes, Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey and others, who are actually reinventing Hollywood.

9 Shonda Rhimes Quotes To Inspire You To Break Through The Glass Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women

Shonda Rhimes, the woman who has taken Thursday night television by storm, turns 45 years old today. Shonda's shows, "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," a...

5 Entertainment Events We Want To See Happen In 2015

Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices

2014 was filled with notable entertainment events from some of today's biggest names, including Nicki Minaj, Shonda Rhimes and Kevin Hart. And for the...

How 2014 Was A Bad Year For Women But A Good Year For Feminism

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women

Women's rights advocates didn't have it easy this past year, what with the Hobby Lobby decision limiting birth control access, Missouri's Abortion Per...

Why Shonda Rhimes' Shows Give Me Hope For The Entertainment Industry

Camryn Garrett | Posted 02.21.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

The best part isn't that all of these different types of people are included in these shows. It's that their differences aren't harped on, over and over again.

11 Unforgettable Black Entertainment Moments Of 2014

Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices

There is no doubt that 2014 had its share of exciting and heartbreaking entertainment news. From the good, like Lupita Nyong'o's first Oscar win, to t...

14 Baby Names Ripped From The Headlines In 2014

nameberry | Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents

The most notable names of 2014 come from famous figures in a variety of fields including entertainment, sports and the fine arts. Our picks for the...

The Year In Shonda Rhimes | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

What can’t Shonda Rhimes do? She’s the executive producer of the hospital drama "Grey’s Anatomy," the political thriller "Scandal," and the l...

Watch Shonda Rhimes' Totally Empowering Women In Entertainment Speech

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

Shonda Rhimes received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday, and in a speech ...

'Scandal' Star Reveals Drug Abuse

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

Last April, ABC confirmed that Columbus Short would not return to "Scandal" for Season 4. He had been charged with misdemeanor spousal battery against...

Everything We're Thankful For In Pop Culture This Year

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the past year and give thanks to all that was good. It's no different in the entertainment world, where your ...

Lauren Weber

'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: "Don't Be" | Lauren Weber | Posted 11.21.2014 | TV

Annalise Keating, once again, proves she's the smartest one in the room. And boy, is she always in the room. We kick off the episode with Annalise ...

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...