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Will Smith Explains Why He Passed On 'Django Unchained'

24 November 2015 5:00 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Actor Will Smith took part in a round table interview for The Hollywood Reporter where he discussed his previous involvement with director Quentin Tarantino for the 2012 western, "Django Unchained." 

Smith admitted to having meetings with Tarantino but the actor initially passed on the lead role of Django, which ultimately went to Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx ("Ray") and co-starred Christoph Waltz ("Inglorious Basterds"), Kerry Washington ("Scandal"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant"), and Samuel L. Jackson ("The Hateful Eight").

Smith talked about why he passed on the script written by Tarantino saying:

"It was about the creative direction of the story,” Smith added, "To me, it’s as perfect a story as you could ever want: a guy that learns how to kill to retrieve his wife that has been taken as a slave. That idea is perfect. And it was just that Quentin and I couldn’t see [eye to eye]."

Smith continued:

"I wanted »

- J.B. Casas

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Inside Scandal's Fall Finale Table Read (And What That One Scene Didn't Say)

21 November 2015 2:03 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Just as the Scandal audience was caught off guard by the fall finale’s abortion scene, so too was the ABC series’ cast as it sat down for the conversation-stirring episode’s table read on Oct. 6.

RelatedScandal Attracts Planned Parenthood Praise, Conservative Slams

“Look, it was the midseason finale, and Shonda [Rhimes] is known for sort of shaking things up,” Scott Foley tells TVLine. “And while David giving the bracelet to Elizabeth and then giving it to Susan was really cute, we were waiting for something big to happen. And for us, there were two big moments, obviously.”

The first »

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TVLine's Performers of the Week (tie): HTGAWM's Viola Davis & Matt McGorry

21 November 2015 8:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Performers | Viola Davis and Matt McGorry

The Show | How to Get Away With Murder

The Episode | “What Did We Do?” (Oct. 25, 2015)

The Performance | How to Get Away With Murder‘s Annalise Keating and Asher Millstone couldn’t be further apart in style and temperament if their names were Trump and Sanders. And yet as the show’s Season 2 fall finale descended into the stuff of nightmares, their portrayers Davis and McGorry not only made plausible the dozens of “What the heck is happening?!” plot twists, but ensured they were emotionally gripping, as well.

RelatedHtgawm Boss Talks ‘Christophe’ Twist and »

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Will Scandal End With 'Olitz'? Did Castle Make a Baby? Can Arrow's Thea Destroy Darhk? And More TV Qs

20 November 2015 12:04 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Grimm, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy and The Big Bang Theory!

1 | Isn’t it a little weird to watch Grimm‘s Adalind being so nice? Is anyone else just waiting for the other Hexen-shoe to drop?

RelatedAsk Ausiello: Spoilers on Chicago Fire, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Supernatural, Bones, Flash, Scorpion and More

2 | “Black Jeopardy” was moderately amusing on Saturday Night Live, but can we get a 12-month moratorium on game show sketches?

3 | Walking Dead fans, are »

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‘Scandal’ Gets Political With Abortion, Planned Parenthood Storylines

20 November 2015 10:48 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Shonda Rhimes has never shied away from tackling political storylines, and last night’s “Scandal” lived up to that standard.

The show featured plotlines that tackled the defunding of Planned Parenthood — a hot topic in the current presidential election — as well as abortion, with Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) ending her surprise pregnancy. Frustrated by a bill that would have classified Planned Parenthood as “discretionary spending,” Republican Senator Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) led a 16-hour filibuster on the Senate floor, reading off a laundry list of items that the bill would have kept intact.

“The ‘Scandal’ writers did their research,” Rhimes tweeted during the show. “Every budget item Mellie recites is actually real.”

The #ScandaI writers did their research– every budget item Mellie recites it actually Real. #Tgit

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 20, 2015

While Planned Parenthood praised the episode, conservative groups called it “Hollywood’s moral depravity on full display.”

After the episode aired, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Scandal's Abortion Episode Takes a Firm Stance...and Receives Praise and Blacklash

20 November 2015 9:15 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Scandal lived up to its name last night with its fall finale. Spoiler warning for "Baby, It's Cold Outside." In the episode, Senator Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) stood up for Planned Parenthood funding and filibustered, keeping her fellow senators away from holiday plans for 16 hours in an effort to block the vote on a bill. While all this happened, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) watched from afar, stepping in to help with Vice President Susan Ross (Artemis Pebdani) when needed, before ultimately missing Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) cabinet dinner to have her own abortion. Scandal depicted Olivia having the procedure and in the aftermath, she and Fitz called it quits (thought he didn't find out she had the »

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Holiday Hair: Your Ponytail Just Got Upgraded With These Celeb-Inspired Party Looks

20 November 2015 6:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Pony up! Red carpet regulars like Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid and Kerry Washington have all stepped up their ponytail games as of late, fiercely demonstrating the alluring power of a simple style.  While ponytails often get categorized as the go-to lazy girl hairstyle, the under-the-radar up-do actually has the potential to transform your next holiday look. Now we're all for haphazardly tossing hair into a messy style when the occasion calls for it, but you might be surprised how just a few unexpected celeb styling cues can take your trusty pony from practical to ultra-chic.  To recreate these elevated ponytails at home this season, celeb hairstylist Marc Mena breaks down »

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It's Almost as If Kerry Washington Gets More Gorgeous by the Day

19 November 2015 4:20 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Kerry Washington radiated on the red carpet at Variety and Wwd's Stylemakers event in La on Thursday. The actress posed for photos in a striped crop top, matching skirt, and chevron heels before heading inside. The party, which celebrated costume designers, hairstylists, and makeup artists in Hollywood, also brought out Kourtney Kardashian, Viola Davis, and Katie Holmes, who was accompanied by fashion designer Zac Posen. Kerry's outing came just hours before the Winter finale of Scandal, which is halfway through its fifth season. We also got a glimpse of her in a gorgeous tulle gown at the Baby2Baby Gala last weekend, where she was honored with the giving tree award for her dedication to helping children in need. She also showed her charitable side on The Ellen DeGeneres Show recently, playing the tuba to raise money for one of her favorite causes. Keep reading to see Kerry, Kourtney, Katie, »

- Brittney Stephens

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Jimmy Iovine Doesn’t Think Women Know How to Find Music; Mary J. Blige Has Her Knife Ready to Attack in New Apple Music Ad

19 November 2015 2:16 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In today's sexist garbage: Apple Music executive and longtime music-industry bigshot Jimmy Iovine thinks women are too stupid to find music. He tells CBS News, "I always knew that women find it very difficult at times – some women – to find music. And this helps makes it easier with playlists, curated by real people." Well, Jimmy to the rescue! He explains that his (and hopefully only his) reason behind producing Ava DuVernay's brilliant Apple Music commercial, with Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, and Mary J. Blige, was to dumb the process down for women. "I just thought of a problem: Girls are sitting around talking about boys. Or complaining about boys, when they have their heart broken or whatever," he actually says. "And they need music for that, right? It’s hard to find the right music. Not everybody knows a DJ." Even worse, Iovine spews this nonsense with a »

- Dee Lockett

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Lupita Nyong’o, Robin Wright’s Stylists Predict Awards Season Fashion Trends

19 November 2015 6:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Celebrity stylists weigh in on which formalwear fashions will rule this year’s biggest red carpets.

1) Suits:

“Suiting is making a comeback,” says stylist Micaela Erlanger, who’s responsible for outfitting awards season veterans like Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto. “I expect to see menswear-inspired looks this season. When done correctly, it can make a sul- try, chic statement in a very effortless way. And beyond that, it’s just unexpected and cool!”

“My client (actress) Tatiana Maslany wore a Bouchra Jarrar couture cream tuxedo to the Emmys,” she says, also pointing out stellar suited looks chosen by non-cli- ents. “Carey Mulligan wore a powder-blue Marc Jacobs tuxedo to the Elle Women in Hollywood event. Emma Stone wore that amazing Lanvin look this year. Who says you can’t wear pants on the red carpet?”

2) Metallics:

Gina Rodriguez’s stylist Lauren Rodriguez (no relation) is »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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Olivia Pope Has No Patience for First Lady Foolishness in This Scandal Sneak Peek

19 November 2015 6:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Whatever you do, don't bother Olivia Pope with your frivolous cookie recipe requests, you hear? It looks like someone didn't get the memo in this exclusive sneak peek of tonight's Scandal winter finale as America's Gladiator-in-Chief finds herself bored to tears at a White House holiday party while a guest drones on about needing Liv's (Kerry Washington) help. What kind of help, you ask? "Well, I've been searching forever and there was a cookie I had once, at a dinner with the president. It was just to die, I mean, really to die," the woman says. "I asked the chef, but I forget what he called it. It had a cute little name. Do you think you could get me that »

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Htgawm's Viola Davis: Emmy Speech Felt Like 'Dying a Quick Death' (Video)

18 November 2015 6:58 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Viola Davis‘ Emmy win was famously followed by an acclaimed acceptance speech that brought fellow Shondaland actress Kerry Washington to tears.

Be that as it may, the How to Get Away With Murder star was almost sure her historic moment had gone south.

RelatedABC’s Midseason Schedule: Shonda RhimesThe Catch Joins Tgit Lineup, No Winter Hiatus for Castle

Talking with Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s  Late Night, the Tgit all-star admitted that she couldn’t get a sense of the reaction on stage, and thus feared she was “dying a quick death” as the first African-American to bring home »

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So Many Powerful Women Stepped Out at This La Soiree

16 November 2015 7:05 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

This year's Baby2Baby Gala swept through La, drawing more than a handful of Hollywood's leading ladies. Kourtney Kardashian, Jessica Biel, and Kelly Rowland all struck poses on the red carpet, along with Reese Witherspoon, who was accompanied by her husband, Jim Toth. Also in attendance was Jenna Dewan Tatum and her other half, Channing Tatum, as well as Gwen Stefani and Kerry Washington, who was honored with the giving tree award for her dedication to helping children in need. The event was organized by Jessica Alba's children's charity in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Baby2Baby. Keep reading to see even more famous faces and fun moments from the soiree. »

- Monica Sisavat

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Kerry Washington Opens Up About Privilege and Giving Back at Baby2Baby Gala

15 November 2015 10:37 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Shonda Rhimes stepped up to the podium at Saturday’s Baby2Baby gala in Culver City to introduce the evening’s honoree, her friend and “Scandal” star, Kerry Washington.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for the news that someone aside from my sisters was going to have a baby than I was when Kerry Washington told me she was pregnant,” Rhimes said. In 2014, Washington gave birth to a daughter, Isabelle. “We were in her trailer, and I think I danced. Or maybe I jumped up and down, but whatever I did, her trailer was rocking.”

The showrunner praised the actress, who received the Giving Tree Award for her work with Baby2Baby, a non-profit foundation that provides children with basic necessities. “Kerry is changing the lives of children in general. As many as she can. Which may sound ambitious, but if you think that, you don’t know Kerry. »

- Seth Kelley

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Soleil Moon Frye Is Pregnant With Baby No. 4! Actress "Feeling Beyond Blessed" as She Debuts Baby Bump

14 November 2015 8:58 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Congratulations are in order for Soleil Moon Frye! The actress took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to share some big news. As it turns out, she's expanding her family yet again! "Excited to share some big news," she wrote on Twitter while holding a positive pregnancy test. "Feeling beyond blessed. #ClearblueConfirmed #growingfamily @Clearblue #ad #grateful." The Sabrina, the Teenage Witch alumna would later confirm the news to E! News at Saturday night's Baby2Baby Gala honoring Kerry Washington. While wearing a little black dress, the actress cradled a small but growing baby bump while posing for pictures. Jessica Alba, Julie Bowen, Jessica Biel, Kourtney Kardashian and »

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‘Scandal’s’ Joe Morton on Rowan’s Cliffhanger: ‘You Should Be Afraid for Papa Pope’

12 November 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the Nov. 12 episode of “Scandal,” titled “Rasputin.”

The tables have turned on Papa Pope. On the eighth episode of “Scandal” Season 5, Rowan (Joe Morton) was put in real danger in a life-or-death situation.

After being let out of jail earlier this season by none other than Mellie (Bellamy Young), Rowan reunited with Olivia (Kerry Washington), admitting that he’s fearful for his life. And his fear seemed sincere — so much so that Liv couldn’t stand to think of her father being murdered.

After Olivia told President Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) that she was the one who let her father out of jail, Fitz came to her rescue and told her that he wants to protect her. Turns out, Rowan was the one who needed to be protected: as the episode ended, Huck (Guillermo Díaz) seemingly went back to his »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Julianne Moore Is a Redheaded Bombshell on the Cover of Town & Country Magazine, Reveals Her Biggest Addiction

12 November 2015 9:26 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Whether she's posing on the red carpet or taking up cover space on top-tier magazine, the effect is the same: Julianne Moore is an absolute bombshell. This time around, the 54-year-old actress is taking her sophisticated charm to Town & Country magazine, gracing the glossy in a captivating moss-colored Dior Couture coat. The redheaded beauty also sports two separate breathtaking designer gowns for her spread, with the first a midnight blue velvet Dior Couture design with a plunging neckline, and the second a regal blood-red Valentino confection (recall we'd actually predicted Kerry Washington would wear it for the 2015 Emmys, but clearly Julianne already had dibs).    We'll go ahead and »

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Kerry Washington Channels Her Inner Marching-Band Geek With a Wonderfully Weird Performance

12 November 2015 7:50 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ellen DeGeneres has been celebrating the 2,000th episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show with a lengthy roster of impressive celebrity guests, but so far none of them have managed to outshine Kerry Washington's wonderfully weird musical moment on Thursday morning. After awarding Ellen with bathtub-size wine glasses and a bottle of red that would make Olivia Pope drool with jealousy, the Scandal star was given the opportunity to raise money for her favorite causes by playing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" on a tuba, and she totally nailed it. Watch the full video to see more of their interview! »

- Quinn Keaney

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'Scandal' has turned Olivia Pope into TV's best anti-hero since Walter White

11 November 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Early in last week's episode of "Scandal," Scott Foley's spy Jake Ballard finally lost his patience with the show's main character (and his ex-girlfriend), D.C. fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). He compared her to a plague, and asked, "How does someone as brilliant and accomplished as you not know what you are? Who you are?" It was a dynamite scene, in a "Scandal" season that's been full of them. At least once per week, and often more, the Shonda Rhimes-created drama will pair off two characters — say, Tony Goldwyn's arrogant President Fitzgerald Grant with his former chief of staff Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry), or Fitz with soon-to-be-ex-wife Mellie (Bellamy Young) — with a tangled, tragic mix of personal and professional history, and lets them tear each other into little tiny pieces over all their past sins. It's fantastic each time. "Scandal" is a fundamentally melodramatic show, where »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Production underway on Quentin Tarantino documentary

11 November 2015 5:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tara Wood, co-director of 21 Years: Richard Linklater, has begun production on an authorised feature-length documentary exploring the career of acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, Variety has revealed.

“Quentin is the most revolutionary, distinctive director of our time,” states Wood. “There is no shortage of stories from his collaborators about what it takes to get his visionary style to the screen. It has been an enlightening process both personally and professionally.”

As with the Richard Linklater documentary, 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino will “draw upon the idea that the first 21 years of work defines the career of an artist” and is set to feature interviews with a host of Tarantino collaborators including Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Lucy Liu, Zoë Bell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, Eli Roth, Robert Forster, Diane Kruger, Michael Madsen and Kerry Washington.


- Gary Collinson

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