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Gladiators, round up! It’s almost “Scandal” time! On Thursday night (Sept. 10), ABC decided to give fans a sneak peek of the hot and heavy action to come by tweeting a trailer of the upcoming fifth season of the hit Shonda Rhimes produced primetime drama. The trailer features Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony…

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Spoiler alert: If you haven’t viewed last night’s “Grey’s Anatomy” episode and don’t know who died, don’t read any further. Despite the fact that the biggest plot twist of “Grey’s Anatomy” was revealed just minutes prior to the airing of the jaw-dropping episode last night (by Entertainment Weekly to its subscribers), that didn’t stop us…

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With race relations continuing to be a sensitive and volatile topic, one must be cautious of the content they put out there. Case in point, Shonda Rhimes’ latest beef with a controversial Deadline column, “Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings — About Time or Too Much of Good Thing?” On Tuesday, the Golden Globe…

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Olivia Pope is the lead character from the mind of Shonda Rhimes as she brought her TV show “Scandal” to life. By now, the show’s ratings and success is well-known. The content of the show is also popular, so there is no need to build up to my viewpoint. The reason I waited so long to…

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Shonda Rhimes knows how to throw a party. The Chi-Town native isn’t even required to make an appearance and it nevertheless will be jam-packed. Held in Hollywood, the Thursday night house parties, aka live tweet sessions, have one tiny requirement while you tune in, BYOS — bring your own smartphone. Everyone plays a part in…

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TGIT was the sentiment many felt as they tuned in for Shonda Rhimes‘ newest drama, “How To Get Away With Murder.” Viola Davis ruled the night with more than 14 million viewers tuning in to catch her spicy performance, following the season premiere of “Scandal,” which brought in just less than 12 million viewers. If last night’s…

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Columbus Short will no longer be a part of the hit TV show “Scandal.” According to a statement released by his publicist Anesia Williams, Short confirmed his exit. “At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I…

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Words by: A.R. Shaw Images by: DeWayne Rogers Model: Demi Grace Makeup: Marissa Ross The black female image is in trouble. If you rely solely on media to depict what it means to be a black woman in 2014, it’s highly likely that the takeaway would be overwhelmingly negative. But things haven’t always been this…

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Story by Stereo Williams Images by DeWayne Rogers The television landscape is ever-shifting, and in recent years there has been a resurgence of scripted shows targeting African American audiences. There has also been a rising number of African American stars on other scripted shows — even if those shows aren’t necessarily “black” in the traditional…

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Funniest ‘Scandal’ memes and Twitter reactions During last night’s episode of “Scandal” viewers watched with their mouths agape as Shonda Rhimes’ program took new twists and turns. Titled the “Mommy Monster” episode, “Scandal” delved into the background of Mama Pope, who miraculously showed up on Olivia’s doorstep asking her to help her escape her “evil”…

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ABC’s “Scandal” has become one of America’s most popular dramas. Now in it’s third season, it’s become must-see TV–especially for many African Americans. It is a hit show with an African American female lead (Kerry Washington) and is created by an African American woman (Shonda Rhimes), so the fact that is so popular and well-received has been cheered by many.

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Gabrielle Union is preparing for season two of BET’s original series “Being Mary Jane.” The actress has appeared on Essence magazines’s December issue entitled “Being Gabrielle.” Union, 41, opened up on an array of topics including the lessons she’s learned from being rejected and how Shonda Rhimes empowered her during her audition for “Scandal.” “Going…

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