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Daniel Sauli has landed a role in HBO Films’ upcoming movie Confirmation, toplined by Kerry Washington. The film details the Supreme Court hearings for Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) that were rocked by testimony by Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill (Washington), which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and modern race relations. Cesd-repped Sauli will play Mark Paoletta, a lawyer with the… »
“Our goal is to show you the behind-the-scenes mechanizations of crimes, stuff that you didn’t know... When I read the scripts, I didn’t know half the stuff [that occurred]. I’m like, ‘That happened? That happened?’ I think people will find them so illuminating. I did.” Words from executive producer and director Ryan Murphy talking to USA Today about his upcoming FX series that focuses on the O.J. Simpson’s murder trial courtroom saga, which apparently will surprise viewers with new info that, it appears (based on his above comment), wasn't made public. He also added raves about Cuba Gooding Jr.’s performance as O.J. Simpson. It's one of 2 projects based on infamous 1990s court cases coming to our TV screens next season - the other being HBO's scripted movie based on the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings, titled "Confirmation," which stars Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce in the lead roles, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
‘There is a thrilling core of steel in Kerry Washington. She radiates capability alongside ethereal beauty’
It was not always thus. I first saw her in 2001 teen movie Save The Last Dance, in which she played a tough but kind student single mother. That small role led to parts in bigger things (Spike Lee’s She Hate Me, a role in Oscar-winning Ray) and the big thing came in 2012, when she was cast in Shonda Rhimes’ megahit, Scandal.
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- Bim Adewunmi
The Supreme Court changed history on Friday by legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. Almost immediately after the news broke, tons of celebrities from Justin Timberlake to Kerry Washington came forward with excited, elated reactions. Even Lgbt stars voiced their passion - many expressed their joy with emotional responses of their own. In recent years, we've been fortunate enough to see some truly beautiful same-sex couples come forward and thrive in the Hollywood limelight. So, to celebrate the big news, behold some of today's hottest Lgbt power couples on the scene who are married, engaged, or just plain dating. »
The hourlong project, based on an original idea from Katims, is described as a sweeping examination of the often baffling, sometimes unexpected but ultimately heart-wrenching ways in which love and human connection can be found today through a vast web of seemingly unconnected people.
“Jason is one of the most gifted writers working in television or any other medium, »
From the moment he first appeared on Shonda Rhimes‘ eventual juggernaut “Scandal,” Joe Morton, a.k.a. Rowan/Eli Pope became TV’s most popular villain. After snagging an Emmy last year for his performance on the ABC show, Morton has turned up the “twisty-crazy,” as they say in ShondaLand. His portrayal of Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) conniving father culminated in his imprisonment at the end of last season, leaving many fans wondering what will happen to his character next season. Also Read: Kerry Washington, ShondaLand Stars Dance Off at ABC Upfront Event (Videos) Morton talked to TheWrap about »
- Itay Hod
Independence Day Resurgence
A new piece of concept art from the upcoming "Independence Day" sequel has gone online. The art shows the military piloting an alien craft through what was once a city. Roland Emmerich returns to helm the follow-up to the 1996 alien invasion tale which is currently filming ahead of a release next summer. [Source: Empire]
The general release of Baltasar Kormakur's climbing disaster tale "Everest" has been pushed back by a week from September 18th to September 25th. The move has been designed to give an extra push to the movies IMAX run which will still continue on the 18th and have a one week exclusive run in the premium large-format.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, John Hawkes Michael Kelly and Sam Worthington star in the film about the 1996 disaster that left climbers stranded high atop the world's highest mountain. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
Kerry Washington and Kate Hudson will not star in the Warner Bros. thriller “Unforgettable” after all, as producer Denise Di Novi will recast the leads and take over the director’s chair, TheWrap has learned. Amma Asante had been attached to direct “Unforgettable” and was a major reason why Washington wanted to do the project. When the “Scandal” star decided to use her hiatus to shoot HBO’s Anita Hill movie, Asante chose to leave the project, for which Washington and Hudson will not return. Neither actress had a deal in place to star in “Unforgettable” but both had been in negotiations with. »
- Jeff Sneider
Di Novi has produced a long list of films for Warner Bros., going back to Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns” in 1992 and including “Crazy Stupid Love,” “Nights in Rodanthe,” “If I Stay” and the two “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” films.
- Dave McNary
After snagging an Emmy last year for his performance as Rowan Pope Aka Eli Pope in ABC's Scandal, Joe Morton hasn't slowed his roll. His portrayal of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)'s duplicitous father dominated last season, culminating in his imprisonment at his daughter's hand. Of playing TV's favorite “bad dad,” Morton says, "I read something the other day that said I was the worst parent on television." In TNT's new show Proof, which premiered this week, Morton plays… »
In HBO’s The Brink, which premiered Sunday, a low-level bureaucrat, a drug-dealing navy commander and the U.S. Secretary of State were faced with the rise of a schizophrenic dictator and the dawn of World War III.
The dark comedy, starring Jack Black (School of Rock), Tim Robbins (Mystic River) and a pornstache-less Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black), is meant to serve as an over-the-top satire on present-day geopolitical affairs. Unfortunately, its heightened reality and trio of drugged-up caricatures make it hard »
It's a style showdown between a pop princess and a silver screen siren! Lady Gaga swapped out her wacky style for a much more conservative, graphic red Tanya Taylor two piece in London last week. Mother Monster paired her sophisticated look with white pointed-toe ankle strap heels, metallic sunnies and a chic updo. But, the blonde bombshell wasn't the only star to wear this colorful combo! Kerry Washington put her own spin on the orange version of the matching jacquard top and skirt as she headed to an appearance at "Good Morning America" last month. The "Scandal" star completed her ensemble with Christian Louboutin T-strap sandals and a white Jason Wu purse. Both women looked fantastic in the show-stopping threads, but we have to give the nod to Gaga. She's sporting some serious swag as she heads out with her tea cup in hand! Who do you think wore it better? »
- tooFab Staff
Kerry Washington has been a frequent guest on Jimmy Kimmel’s latenight talkshow. But when the two met at Variety’s Actors on Actors studio, she got to ask a few questions of her own — and they learned a few things about each other, including a shared love of those long-gone afterschool specials.
Jimmy Kimmel: Kerry, what was your first time on television?
Kerry Washington: My first time on television was an “ABC Afterschool Special” entitled “My Special Angel.” And I had to join SAG for that.
Kimmel: Were you the special angel?
Washington: No, I was in a supporting role as a cheerleader friend.
Kimmel: I miss those. I don’t know why they don’t do that anymore.
Washington: It’s crazy to believe that people grow up to be sensible human beings without watching afterschool specials.
Kimmel: They don’t! That’s the problem with this generation. »
- Debra Birnbaum
Kimberly Elise and Kristen Ariza have joined the cast of HBO's scripted movie based on the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings, titled "Confirmation," which stars Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce as the 2 key characters. Elise will play Sonia Jarvis, Anita Hill’s college roommate and an attorney as well; while Kristen Ariza has signed up to play crisis management expert, and then White House press liaison, Judy Smith (you know her as the inspiration for Kerry Washington's character in Shonda Rhimes' ABC drama series "Scandal"). Elise and Ariza join the previously cast Jennifer Hudson, who is playing witness Angela Wright, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Kimberly Elise (For Colored Girls), Kristen Ariza (The Utopian Society) and Malcolm Gets (Caroline In The City) are the latest additions to the cast of HBO Films' Confirmation, toplined by Kerry Washington. The film details the Supreme Court hearings for Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) that were rocked by testimony by Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill (Washington), which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment… »
"Dear @HBO, Thank you for the profound opportunity of getting to inhabit Anita Hill and help tell this story!" she captioned the photo, which shows Kerry as Anita at a podium, speaking at what appears to be a press conference. "Yours Truly, K-Dub (aka super excited Exec Producer) #Confirmation" ...
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
It’s a familiar image: Kerry Washington at a podium, addressing the press. But in HBO’s upcoming film Confirmation, Washington will play the plaintiff instead of an expert fixer. The Scandal actress, 38, is playing Anita Hill, the attorney who sued Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment in 1991. The historic case is being dramatized for the new HBO film, and on Tuesday, June 16, the network released the first photo of Washington as Hill. “First Look. @KerryWashington as Anita Hill on the set of the HBO [...] »
Kerry Washington is taking a break from Scandal to portray Anita Hill in HBO's biopic Confirmation, and the network has tweeted out the first picture from the set. Hill is known for being a primary figure in Clarence Thomas's 1991 Senate hearings to become a Supreme Court judge. Hill, who was an aide to Thomas during his time at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, publicly accused him of sexual harassment. We have yet to get a look at Wendell Pierce as Thomas or Greg Kinnear as Joe Biden, but just be patient. Check out Washington below! First Look. @KerryWashington as Anita Hill on the set of the HBO Film, Confirmation. pic.twitter.com/Hc98wArzZO — HBO (@HBO) June 16, 2015 »
We now "Scandal" star Kerry Washington wears a politico under pressure well, and sure enough, the 2015 Emmy contender will once again go full feminist for HBO's "Confirmation" as Anita Hill. Currently shooting in Atlanta, the film is directed by Rick Famuyiwa, the breakout indie behind this year's hip-hop-addled Sundance comedy "Dope." "Confirmation" centers on the widely publicized 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings that brought Hill to prominence, and the country to a standstill about how we think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and race. The film is penned by Oscar-nominated "Erin Brockovich" scribe Susannah Grant. Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Hudson, Erika Christensen and Cobie Smulders round out the cast. Meanwhile, writers on Shonda Rhimes' "Scandal" are busily scribbling away on a fifth season of the hit political drama for ABC.
- Ryan Lattanzio
We now "Scandal" star Kerry Washington wears a politico under pressure well, and sure enough, the 2015 Emmy contender will once again go full feminist for HBO's "Confirmation" as Anita Hill. Currently shooting in Atlanta, the film is directed by Rick Famuyiwa, the breakout indie behind this year's hip-hop-addled Sundance comedy "Dope." "Confirmation" centers on the widely publicized 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings that brought Hill to prominence, and the country to a standstill about how we think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and race. The film is penned by Oscar-nominated "Erin Brockovich" scribe Susannah Grant. Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Hudson, Erika Christensen and Cobie Smulders round out the cast. Meanwhile, writers on Shonda Rhimes' "Scandal" are busily scribbling away on a fifth season of the hit political drama for ABC. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
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