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U.S. Boxer Rocks Trump Border Wall Shorts, Gets Crushed By Mexican Opponent

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An American pro boxer literally wore Trump's border wall on his shorts for a fight -- then got the Living Crap Beat Outta Him by his Mexican opponent!! Rod Salka was trying to make a political statement Thursday night vs. Francisco Vargas during Golden Boy's ESPN event in Indio, California ... steppin' into the ring with brick-patterned trunks in red, white and blue, with his waistband reading -- "America 1st." Rod Salka wore “America 1st
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Film Community Powers Catalonia’s Rebound From Recession

Film Community Powers Catalonia’s Rebound From Recession
Decimated by Spain’s financial crisis, which shriveled regional government and TV finance for its movies, the once-effervescent film hub of Catalonia is finally showing signs of recovery.

Some early indicators: A live-action short Oscar nomination for Juanjo Giménez’s security-guard romance “Timecode.” Lluís Quílez’s post-apocalypse love story “Graffiti” made the Academy Award shortlist for shorts. Carla Simón’s childhood tale “Summer 1993” won the Generation Kplus Grand Prix in Berlin and Laura Ferrés’ “The Disinherited” is playing Critics’ Week, the lone Spanish film selected for Cannes.

The drivers of recovery are twofold: government support and the other filmmakers themselves.

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A tax levy on telecoms in Catalonia is fueling the country’s film industry via the Catalan Institute of the Cultural Industries, says its head Xavier Díaz. In 2013, the institute’s cinema-tv budget stood at €8.5 million ($9.2 million); the 2016 budget comes in at $19.6 million.
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‘Scandal': We Finally Know Who Killed Francisco Vargas

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Thursday’s episode of “Scandal”) The biggest mystery surrounding this season’s “Scandal” has finally been solved — we know who killed President-elect Francisco Vargas. In the very first episode of Season 6, Vargas is assassinated right before he takes his Presidential oath and practically every episode since then has pointed the finger at a different suspect leading us to believe that basically every character on “Scandal” is involved in the murder. Well, thanks to Thursday night’s “Extinction” episode we can now rest easy knowing that Vargas’ death was
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Watch 'Scandal' Star Bellamy Young Ponder Wtf Fan Theories

In late January, Scandal returned for its sixth season with an explosive premiere that not only announced the winner of the Mellie Grant and Francisco Vargas' presidential race but also ended with a shocking death. Bellamy Young, who plays Grant on the show, stopped by Rolling Stone to tackle speculation for the latest in our Fan Theory Exploder series.

First up was a theory that Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) would become pregnant with Jake's baby during the new season. Young argues that the baby Olivia had aborted
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Exclusive: Olivia and Mellie Frantically Plot to Save the White House From Cyrus in 'Scandal' Sneak Peek

Exclusive: Olivia and Mellie Frantically Plot to Save the White House From Cyrus in 'Scandal' Sneak Peek
Olivia Pope is on a mission to save the White House.

Et exclusively debuts a sneak peek from Thursday’s brand new episode of Scandal, where Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Mellie (Bellamy Young) scramble to gather all the intel they can before the newly appointed president-elect, Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry), assumes presidential office.

Related: Kerry Washington Celebrates Her 40th Birthday With Her 'Scandal' Family

Following the explosive death of Jennifer Fields, who claimed Cyrus was the one behind President-Elect Francisco Vargas’ assassination, Olivia and Mellie have a frantic conversation over the phone about their next moves in their plot to take Cyrus down.

“I’m reminded of a movie where two women drive off a cliff together,” an exasperated Mellie tells Olivia, referencing the ending of Thelma & Louise. This after Olivia directs Quinn (Katie Lowes) to head to the charred remains of Jennifer’s cabin for any and all evidence she can find before the FBI
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Scandal's Killer Peotus Twist: ABC Boss Stresses, 'It's a Fictional Story'

Scandal's Killer Peotus Twist: ABC Boss Stresses, 'It's a Fictional Story'
During its Season 6 premiere on Thursday night, ABC’s Scandal presented an election night scenario which, in these delicate times, perhaps raised an eyebrow or two — especially if it had aired as originally scheduled, one the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration.

RelatedScandal Cast Reacts to Election’s Familiar Outcome in Season Premiere: ‘It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks!’

Soon into the season opener, which was filmed six months ago, it was revealed that Pennsylvania Governor Francisco Vargas had eked out a win over Senator Mellie Grant, putting him on the path to become the 45th President of the United States.
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Scandal Cast Reacts to Election's Familiar Outcome in Season Premiere: 'It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks!'

Scandal Cast Reacts to Election's Familiar Outcome in Season Premiere: 'It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks!'
The following contains spoilers from the opening minutes of the Scandal Season 6 premiere.

Scandal‘s Season 6 premiere was filmed six months ago, prior to series lead Kerry Washington’s maternity leave. That makes the outcome of the ABC drama’s fictional presidential election — in which the female candidate lost by a narrow margin, leading to a (briefly) contested vote — all the more eerie.

RelatedScandal‘s Killer Peotus Twist: ABC Boss Stresses, ‘It’s a Fictional Story’

In the delayed, long-awaited (and then delayed again) Season 6 launch, titled “Survival of the Fittest,” First Lady-turned-Senator Mellie Grant lost the presidential election by a narrow margin,
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Your Ultimate 'Scandal' Cheat Sheet: Here's What to Remember Before Watching Season 6!

Your Ultimate 'Scandal' Cheat Sheet: Here's What to Remember Before Watching Season 6!
After 259 days of impatiently waiting (Umm... hell yes we've been counting!) Scandal is finally back!

D.C.'s most notorious fixer, Olivia Pope, returns to ABC's beloved Tgit line-up tonight in the highly anticipated season six premiere, and we can promise that you're in for one hell of a ride.

But before you Gladiators pop a straw in that bottle of pinot noir, we at Et want to help you remember the most shocking twists and gut-wrenching turns from season five. Read on to find out where we last left Olivia, Fitz, Mellie and all the rest of your favorite scandalous characters!

Exclusive: Kerry Washington Opens Up About Filming 'Scandal' While Pregnant With Her Son: 'It's Always Fun!'

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Olivia (Kerry Washington)

Where We Left Her: Sheesh, what didn't Olivia do last season? She went from being the president's mistress, to a (briefly) engaged woman, the White House's newest resident, and then D
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Surprise! Scandal Gets a Web Series, Gladiator Wanted, to Tide Fans Over Until Season 6

Surprise! Scandal Gets a Web Series, Gladiator Wanted,  to Tide Fans Over Until Season 6
Scandal fans are in for a treat. The series' anticipated return, you know, the one that would reveal the results of the presidential election—Will it be Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) or Francisco Vargas (Ricardo Chavira)?—was pushed back a week to Thursday, Jan. 26 by ABC for an inauguration special ahead of Donald Trump taking the White House. But you don't have to wait a week for new Scandal thanks to Darby Stanchfield's Scandal: Gladiator Wanted, E! News has confirmed. Stanchfield, Abby Whelan on the series, created and directed the new web series that will debut all of its two or three minute episodes on Thursday, Jan. 19, the show's original premiere date. Scandal: Gladiator Wanted follows Huck...
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No, Scandal Is Not Mirroring the 2016 Election, So Please Stop Comparing Them

Listen, just because Scandal is basically a show about insanity and politics, it doesn't mean it has anything to do with Donald Trump. It's worth noting that the show's sixth season will pick up on election night. Perhaps that's why - at ABC's presentation as part of the Television Critics' Association Winter press tour - the show's cast, and creator Shonda Rhimes, fielded many such questions attempting to make a connection between Scandal's election and the 2016 race between Trump and Hillary Clinton. While last year the cast announced that there would be a Trump-like character in their fictional election, Scandal won't follow in the footsteps of the actual election. Read the quotes discouraging any sort of comparison below. Shonda Rhimes, on both elections: "I don't really equate the two. I mean, that's not really the goal, obviously. If that were the goal, we would have waited until after the
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'Scandal' Election Results Filmed Before Trump Win as Shonda Rhimes Stresses "There Aren't Any Similarities"

The cast and creators of ABC's political thriller Scandal want viewers (and perhaps Donald Trump) to know that its season-six premiere — which takes place on election night — was filmed months before the real world elected a Republican president.

"I don't know that there are any similarities," showrunner Shonda Rhimes told reporters Tuesday morning at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. "There aren't any similarities. The candidates don't have any similarities to the real-world candidates. Francisco Vargas (Ricardo Chavira) is a hopeful and different Democrat. These candidates don't equate. You can't correlate the two."

Stars Kerry...
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'Scandal' Season 6 Premiere Photos: Election Night for Mellie

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'Scandal' Season 6 Premiere Photos: Election Night for Mellie
After a long hiatus due to star Kerry Washington's pregnancy, Scandal will return for season 6 with a bang on Thursday, January 19, just in time for a new president to take office. The show will skip over the presidential campaign between Mellie Grant and Francisco Vargas (probably for the best since I'm not sure we can take any more after 2016), and the premiere will be set on election night.
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New Scandal Key Art Promises Big Changes in Season 6

New Scandal Key Art Promises Big Changes in Season 6
What could season six of Scandal possibly have in store for us? The latest key art for the show promises that "the balance of power is about to shift," which sounds like it at least partially refers to the Us presidential election—the results of which we're still waiting on. When the show returns in January, we'll learn whether the new president will be Mellie Grant or Francisco Vargas, which will also tell us just how much power Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is going to continue to have in Washington D.C. Could she be losing her hold on the country's most powerful players when the show finally returns? Knowing Scandal as we like to think we do, there's...
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Juan Manuel Zúñiga Develops First Feature ‘Mongo’

Juan Manuel Zúñiga, whose graduation short “Number Eighty” competes at Mexico’s Morelia’s Festival, is preparing his debut feature “Mongo.”

An intimate emigration drama “Eighty” turns on Chano, a illegal Mexican immigrant deported back to his homeland after spending most of his life in the U.S. As he rebuilds an old motorcycle with a retired racer, he learns where his home really is.

Immigration movies “usually focus on people who cross the U.S. border to the U.S., ignoring those that have built a whole life and family there. If they’re deported, they’re supposed to feel like they’re back home. But all they have is solitude.”

An aim of Mexico’s prestigious Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica film school, Zúñiga first short, “Don Sabás,” was a fest favourite, snagging a nomination for the 2012 Student Academy Awards. Zúñiga worked as an assistant producer on Francisco Vargas’ “The Violin,
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Jane the Virgin: Ricardo Chavira Cast as Season Three Love Interest

The plot thickens. Desperate Housewives' Ricardo Chavira has been cast as a love interest for Xo (Andrea Navedo) in the third season of the Jane the Virgin TV show on The CW. Chavira recurs as Francisco Vargas on ABC's Scandal. He also guest starred as Martin on former co-star Eva Longoria's Telenovela TV series, which was cancelled after on season on NBC.Deadline reports that on Jane the Virgin, Chavira's character is an ex-boyfriend of Xo. He who dated her while he was married. She is already set up for a Who's the Daddy Storyline, involving her ex-husband Rogelio (Jaime Camil) and his nemesis, Esteban (Keller Wortham). Read More…
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Meet Scandal's Presidential Candidates & Find Out Who Exposed Olivia's Big Secret

After a hard fought race, Scandal's presidential election is finally down to two candidates—but not before the crew (meaning Olivia Pope & Associates on Team Mellie Grant, President Fitz, Abby & co. on Team Susan Ross, Cyrus and Team Francisco Vargas, and Papa Pope and Jake on Team Edison Davis) managed to take down the horrific Hollis Doyle. The big case of "Trump Card" saw Mellie and Susan team up to take down Doyle (while the democrats sat by and watched). It took a bit of scheming—and pooling their resources in a momentary cease fire—but they managed to do it when Olivia leaked audio of Hollis demeaning his voter base to Sally Langston, who played it on air. Bye, Hollis and your...
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Ricardo Chavira Talks Guest-Starring on Scandal – and How Handsome Tony Goldwyn Is: 'It's Hard Not to Look at Him!'

Ricardo Chavira Talks Guest-Starring on Scandal – and How Handsome Tony Goldwyn Is: 'It's Hard Not to Look at Him!'
So, what's it like going to work with a bunch of gladiators? Just as awesome as you might imagine, according to Ricardo Chavira.

People caught up with the Desperate Housewives alum, who opened up about what it's been like to work with the stars of Scandal since he started guest-starring as Mexican-American Governor Francisco Vargas in February.

"I walk onto the set and I'm immediately greeted with a smile, a handshake and a hug from Tony Goldwyn," Chavira, 44, tells People of his costar, who plays President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant on the hit Shondaland show. "He's been a sweetheart. And the man,
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Ricardo Chavira Talks Guest-Starring on Scandal - and How Handsome Tony Goldwyn Is: 'It's Hard Not to Look at Him!'

Ricardo Chavira Talks Guest-Starring on Scandal - and How Handsome Tony Goldwyn Is: 'It's Hard Not to Look at Him!'
So, what's it like going to work with a bunch of gladiators? Just as awesome as you might imagine, according to Ricardo Chavira. People caught up with the Desperate Housewives alum, who opened up about what it's been like to work with the stars of Scandal since he started guest-starring as Mexican-American Governor Francisco Vargas in February. "I walk onto the set and I'm immediately greeted with a smile, a handshake and a hug from Tony Goldwyn," Chavira, 44, tells People of his costar, who plays President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant on the hit Shondaland show. "He's been a sweetheart. And the man,
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Ricardo Chavira Talks Guest-Starring on Scandal - and How Handsome Tony Goldwyn Is: 'It's Hard Not to Look at Him!'

Ricardo Chavira Talks Guest-Starring on Scandal - and How Handsome Tony Goldwyn Is: 'It's Hard Not to Look at Him!'
So, what's it like going to work with a bunch of gladiators? Just as awesome as you might imagine, according to Ricardo Chavira. People caught up with the Desperate Housewives alum, who opened up about what it's been like to work with the stars of Scandal since he started guest-starring as Mexican-American Governor Francisco Vargas in February. "I walk onto the set and I'm immediately greeted with a smile, a handshake and a hug from Tony Goldwyn," Chavira, 44, tells People of his costar, who plays President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant on the hit Shondaland show. "He's been a sweetheart. And the man,
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'Scandal' Has Abandoned Some of Its Dialogue After Presidential Debates

'Scandal' Has Abandoned Some of Its Dialogue After Presidential Debates
Amid the current presidential race, ABC's Scandal is staging its own — with a new candidate set to be revealed during Thursday's episode who bears a resemblance to, yup, Donald Trump. During the show's time at PaleyFest on Tuesday, fans were treated to an early screening of the episode — which THR won't spoil here — where a new candidate joins former first lady Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young), Susan Ross (Artemis Pebdani) and Francisco Vargas (Ricardo Chavira) in the race for the White House. { "nid": 875854, "type": "blog", "title": "Who Will Be 'Scandal's' Donald Trump Candidate?", "path": "http://www.

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