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'Scandal's' Casting Scandal: Shonda Rhimes Speaks!

8 May 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Your Daily Roundup of Hollywood Happenings & Star Shenanigans!

Scandal Casting News Falls 'Short': "Scandal" was in the midst of a mini casting scandal this week, when a report claimed that Columbus Short's character, Harrison Wright, would be replaced by "World War Z" actor Eric West. Show creator Shonda Rhimes channeled her inner Olivia Pope and squashed the report, Tweeting, "I've never heard of Eric West. Harrison is not being recast Ever. How about reporters Check Their Sources before running with a story?" She then followed up with "Um, @Deadline? Handle yourself," a Tweet that ousted former Deadline queen ...

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Speed Read: Jada Pinkett-Smith Responds to Willow's Photo Controversy

8 May 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Source: Getty / Gilbert Carrasquillo Jada Pinkett-Smith said there is "nothing sexual" about the recent controversial photo of her daughter, Willow Smith, and shirtless actor Moises Arias. Miley Cyrus gave a bizarre speech at her London show, urging kids to smoke weed, get laid, and take Vitamin B. Oprah's long-lost audition tape is amazing. Watch to see her in action, and find out the origins of her name: The Fault in Our Stars trailer is the most "liked" in YouTube's history. It probably also holds the record for most tears shed while watching. Scandal is not recasting Columbus Short's character, Harrison, with Eric West. Shonda Rhimes handled that rumor perfectly: I've never heard of Eric West. Harrison is not being recast Ever. How about reporters Check Their Sources before running with a story? — shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) May 7, 2014 What's old is new again, as Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are »

- Alyse Whitney

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Fox Cancels “Enlisted,” NBC Renews “Svu” and “Witches of East End” Cast a Mysterious Stranger

8 May 2014 4:51 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Hgtv was planning on airing a new house-flipping show, Flip It Forward. However, following a revelation by Right Wing Watch that the proposed show’s hosts had a history of religious bigotry, stalking an abortion doctor and anti-gay activities like protesting pride celebrations. Hgtv has cancelled the show.

Let’s start with the good news. Despite rumors that Fox might give in to the powerful influence of producer Seth MacFarlane, Fox has decided to cancel the offensive, unfunny Dads. Unfortunately, there’s also bad news — the promising and endearing Enlisted (also the Chris Meloni sitcom Surviving Jack, which inspired strong feelings in few people). In worse news for comedy, the network also passed on two promising-sounding pilots, Dead Boss and Fatrick. Fatrick reunited Ray Ford with Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Kajhan. Dead Boss was a remake of a British comedy with Jane Krakowski and Amy Sedaris. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Shonda Rhimes: Columbus Short, Eric West Scandal Recasting Rumor Is Not True

8 May 2014 2:04 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

A major scandal hit Scandal this week. On Wednesday, May 7, Deadline reported that Columbus Short's Scandal character, Harrison Wright, would be recast following his departure. The entertainment publication reported receiving a press release, claiming that Eric West (World War Z) would be replacing Short, 31.  Showrunner Shonda Rhimes took to Twitter on Wednesday evening, to shoot down the rumors and call out Deadline for spreading the story.  "I've never heard of Eric West," Rhimes wrote. "Harrison is not being recast Ever. How about reporters Check Their Sources before [...] »

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Eric West Replacing Columbus Short On Scandal? [Exclusive]

28 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Now that Columbus Short has announced that he’s stepping away from his role on Shonda Rimes' Scandal, rumors are circulating that Eric West could be the one tapped to fill his shoes.

Eric West Replacing Columbus Short?

An insider told Uinterview exclusively that Rimes and company have been quick to replace Short and have selected West for the job. “Note to all,” a memo allegedly read from a Shondaland employee to members of the show’s cast and crew. “Eric West will be replacing Columbus.”

It’s uncertain as to whether West will take over Short’s role of Harrison Wright or if he will be playing an entirely new character in Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) team of gladiators. Currently, the Gladiators only include Pope, Huck, Quinn and Abby.

Columbus Short as Harrison Wright on Scandal

West, 31, most recently starred on the MTV comedy sketch show Hey Girl »

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