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A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in Dope, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the Sat.
A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.
- Michelle McCue
Nooooooo! In case you somehow missed all the tears and tweets last night, Scandal broke our hearts into millions of tiny little pieces. How? By killing one of our favorite characters. (Spoiler alert!) At the very end of the episode, Olivia's (Kerry Washington) seemingly random hookup buddy Russell (Brian White) turned out to be one of Papa Pope's (Joe Morton) henchman and attacked Jake (Scott Foley) at the Opa offices, stabbing him. Multiple times. In a promo for next week, Jake was declared "dead." Let us repeat: Noooooo! However, after several glasses of wine and multiple pints of Ben & Jerry's (Shout-out to Jimmy Fallon for the awesome "Tonight Dough" flavor!), we're, »
Jake learned the consequences of trying to take down Command when Papa Pope returned to stop the prosecution of B613 in Scandal’s “I’m Just A Bill.” Papa Pope Returns Picking up where we left off two weeks ago, Rowan (Joe Morton) has returned to pay Liv (Kerry Washington) a visit. Though he appeared at Liv’s […]
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- Olivia Truffaut
Could it be? Will he never have a chance to stand in the sun ever again!? Scandal fans were left shocked (and confused!) when Scott Foley's sexy character Jake Ballard was supposedly killed off at the end of Thursday night's episode "I'm Just a Bill." Foley, 42, joined Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and the rest of the gladiators in season 2. He quickly became a fan favorite — and dreamy eye candy! The Felicity alum, who played former "command" of B-613 and Olivia's lover, confirmed his departure [...] »
Looks like it's really true! Jake Ballard has been killed off and Scott Foley is leaving Scandal! In a shocking ending to Thursday, April 16's action-packed episode of the hit ABC show, Ballard was stabbed in the stomach by Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)'s new boyfriend Russell (Brian White). And as fans raced to Twitter to talk about whether that was really it for Foley's character, the man himself joined in the chat to say a final farewell to the Scandal fans. "So, there it is. Thank you Twitter for [...] »
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Thursday’s episode of “Scandal.”) “Scandal” is known for its twists and turns, but Thursday night’s episode shocked even the most hardened fan. The episode titled “White Hat, Red Shirt” should have been a teaser that one character would end up covered in blood. The unfortunate victim was Jake (Scott Foley), who sadly looks unlikely to survive. Who perpetrated the killing was even more of a surprise, as Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) new lover, Franklin Russell (Brian White) — whom many assumed was a hapless victim himself »
- Debbie Emery
Admittedly, cramming 40 years of “Saturday Night Live” — or rather, 40 years of American history — into 82 minutes is a daunting task, particularly as it forces a documentary to chart the symbiotic relationship between real-life fact and contemporaneous farce. But despite some judiciously chosen excerpts from great comic bits, Bao Nguyen’s “Live From New York!” turns out to be as much a collection of soundbites as one might expect from the mainstream media that the show originally set out to satirize. Amorphous, superficial and sporadically very funny, this Tribeca Film Festival opener should delight if not enlighten the show’s myriad fans.
Though Nguyen posits a throughline, saying that what started out as a calculated subversion of societal sacred cows wound up as a revered American institution itself, the documentary comes off as too much of an apologia to fully follow its own logic. The film’s problematic dynamic is visible from »
- Ronnie Scheib
You might’ve used the expression “The Real McCoy” and not actually known where it came from. Colloquially it refers to something being authentic, or the real deal. In fact, if someone were to name their movie after it, you might presume it was just a romantic comedy.
Well, now super-mega-star Chris Pratt is set to star in a movie about where that expression originated. The Real McCoy is a bootlegging drama about the life of Bill McCoy, a famous rum-runner during Prohibition who, as an American sea captain, shipped and sold illegal liquor across the coast until his capture in 1923. According to urban legend, McCoy touted that his liquor was never “cut”, or watered down, thus the expression “The Real McCoy”. But McCoy is also credited with having essentially created the six pack in order to better carry and ship bottles of rum and whiskey.
Pratt is to play »
- Brian Welk
Hot off his Sundance hit Dope, director Rick Famuyiwa has landed himself a high-profile gig. He’s set to helm Confirmation, HBO Films’ upcoming picture about the 1991 Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill scandal. Kerry Washington is already set to play Hill. Get all the details on the Rick Famuyiwa Confirmation deal after the jump. TheWrap reports Famuyiwa has closed his deal for […]
- Angie Han
It's good to see Rick Famuyiwa's post-Sundance career is moving along. After scoring a breakout hit with Dope, HBO has tapped the director to helm Confirmation, its movie about Clarence Thomas's controversial Supreme Court confirmation hearing, which ignited a dual media firestorm about sexism and racism when Anita Hill testified that Thomas had sexually harassed her. Kerry Washington, who is also producing, is already onboard as Hill. Famuyiwa dons the white (director's) hat this summer. »
- E. Alex Jung
“Dope” writer, director and producer Rick Famuyiwa is set to direct Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in the HBO film “Confirmation.” “Confirmation” details the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims rights and modern-day race relations. Production of the HBO Films project in association with ABC Signature Studios is set to being in early summer. Also Read: ‘Dope’ Cast React to Big Buzz on Rick Famuyiwa-Directed Movie, Ava DuVernay; Play ‘Wrapid’ Fire Round (Video) Executive producers on the movie include Washington, »
- Tony Maglio
HBO is moving full steam ahead with its telepic on the explosive 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas.
Rick Famuyiwa is on tap to direct “Confirmation.” The pic revisits the national debate over race relations and sexual harassment sparked during the hearings when law professor Anita Hill testified about her experiences with Thomas. Kerry Washington is to star as Hill.
“Erin Brockovich” scribe Susannah Grant penned the script and will exec produce with Washington, Michael London and Janice Williams. ABC Signature Studios is producing with London’s Groundswell Prods. banner. Production is expected to begin in early summer.
Famuyiwa is coming off a strong showing at this year’s Sundance fest with his feature “Dope,” which sold to Open Road and is set for release on June 19. He’s repped by Wme, Oasis Media Group and the law firm of Del Shaw.
- Cynthia Littleton
It's official: HBO's Confirmation has nabbed its director. Following prolonged negotiations, Dope breakout Rick Famuyiwa has signed on to helm the premium cable network's Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas TV movie, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Famuyiwa was rumored to be near a deal when THR broke news of the project in March. Read More Kerry Washington to Star as Anita Hill in HBO Movie 'Confirmation' (Exclusive) Read More Kerry Washington to Star as Anita Hill in HBO Movie 'Confirmation' (Exclusive) The HBO Films telepic — which will begin production in the early summer — will detail the explosive 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings (at which Hill
- Lesley Goldberg
Rick Famuyiwa, director of Sundance breakout Dope, has closed a deal to helm Confirmation, HBO Films’ upcoming movie starring Scandal leading lady Kerry Washington as Anita Hill. The film, set to begin production this summer, details the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims rights and modern-day race relations. Susannah… »
Riding probably higher than she's even been since entering the business many years ago, on the groundbreaking success of Fox's hit series "Empire," Taraji P. Henson will make her "Saturday Night Live" hosting debut this weekend, April 11, 2015! Mumford & Sons will be the show's musical guest - their second time. One can only assume that there'll be an "Empire" sketch during the episode, with Henson playing the character she plays on the show - the inimitable, always quotable Cookie Lyon; a role that's pushed Henson into a spotlight she really hasn't enjoyed until now. We can only hope it leads to even more work down the road for her - preferably diverse roles, and that she doesn't get boxed into playing "Cookie" in everything she's cast in from here on. It's a very rare occurrence when a black woman has hosted "Saturday Night Live." Since the show began in the mid-1970's, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Three powerful ladies! The May issue of Glamour magazine is all about strong women -- so who better pose on the cover than First Lady Michelle Obama and actresses Kerry Washington and Sarah Jessica Parker?! The chic trio stuns on the mag dressed in cream and peach hued frocks, as they open up about a special cause that is close to their hearts. These ladies already have a laundry list of commitments, but they are turning their attention to an important cause just in time for Memorial Day: Bringing aid to military women and families. Early on in her husbands campaign, one of Michelle's jobs was to travel around the country and listen to women. She found that she was particularly touched by stories from military spouses and veterans. "I was overwhelmed by their challenges, and the notion that we as a country don't even know that these women exist, »
- tooFab Staff
Three powerful ladies! The April issue of Glamour magazine is all about strong women -- so who better pose on the cover than First Lady Michelle Obama and actresses Kerry Washington and Sarah Jessica Parker?! The chic trio stuns on the mag dressed in cream and peach hued frocks, as they open up about a special cause that is close to their hearts. These ladies already have a laundry list of commitments, but they are turning their attention to an important cause just in time for Memorial Day: Bringing aid to military women and families. Early on in her husbands campaign, one of Michelle's jobs was to travel around the country and listen to women. She found that she was particularly touched by stories from military spouses and veterans. "I was overwhelmed by their challenges, and the notion that we as a country don't even know that these women exist, »
- tooFab Staff
Whose face has been dominating newsstands and checkout lines this year? That would be your girl, Kerry Washington. Yes, the Scandal star has appeared on four Us covers so far–InStyle, Marie Claire, Ebony, and now Glamour with Michelle Obama and Sarah Jessica Parker. That's one for every month of 2015. Plus a bonus cover: Net-a-Porter's The Edit. This trend is in no way surprising because Gladiator or not, most of us can admit to liking something about the star—Whether it be her red carpet style, acting prowess or political enthusiasm. Basically, this is her moment and publishers, like Hollywood, know it. So now the question is: When will Vogue catch on? Not that »
What do Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama and Kerry Washington have in common? They've teamed up in support of our country's veterans! The trio of power women grace Glamour's May cover, and inside the magazine, they discuss the challenges faced by America's servicewomen, veterans and military wives. The first lady, who helped launch the Joining Forces initiative in 2011 to support veterans, wants to urge women to ask for help. "Keep asking," she says. "Because that's the only way I survived. My women friends—how we get through is we reach out." "We have to keep encouraging women to know that asking for help is not a weakness; it is a necessity," she says. »
First Lady Michelle Obama graces the May cover of Glamour alongside Kerry Washington and Sarah Jessica Parker, and in the group's interview, they addressed the issues that face servicewomen, veterans, and military wives. As the first lady put it, "We live in a country where one percent of the population protects the rights and freedoms of the other 99 percent of us." The trio talks specifically about the experience of female veterans, plus how Hollywood frames their stories. At one point, the three women opened up about "their six" - military speak for people who have your back. Check out all the great May covers, and then keep reading to see who the women identify as their support systems. Catch the full interview in Glamour's May issue, which hits newsstands on April 14. On the people who have their backs: Sarah Jessica Parker: "I feel like the six changes because our lives change. »
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