At a Washington DC fundraiser hosted by Scandal scribe Shonda Rhimes and star Kerry Washington last night, President Barack Obama joked about the accuracy of the hit ABC drama series.
According to White House pool reports, the President is quoted as saying, “No offense – Scandal is a great show, but it’s not something that we necessarily want to be living out day in, day out.”
Later in his speech, Obama went on to praise Washington for her campaigning efforts during the last presidential election, commenting “there were few people who worked harder.”
Delia: Anything you can tell us about how Scandal will handle Columbus Short’s exit?
Wear black when you tune in for the premiere because Harrison will be long gone. “I think the key with every character’s exit on all of our shows is the writers try to find the most appropriate and interesting and phenomenal way of exiting the character,” Betsy Beers said. “I think, as a fan, they found an amazing explosive and dramatic way for him to exit.”
start the countdown. Scandal season 4 premieres Sept 25.
Congrats to all three on their Emmy Nominations this morning!
This fall, fans of Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope character on ABC’s hit political drama “Scandal” will be able to shop for some of her on-air looks at The Limited.
Talking up The Limited Scandal collection in an interview earlier this week, the Emmy-nominated actress said, “People who love the look of the show can now step into this world in a way that is affordable and accessible because not everybody can afford to have the clothes they see on the show.”
TV Fanatic: Congratulations on winning the Critics Choice Award. Did you go home after and watch yourself accept the award?
Bellamy Young: No, I’m sure I don’t want to. I’ve got it taped but I feel like I just really didn’t think that was going to happen. I feel like I will watch myself and cringe the whole time. I got everybody, I remembered, though I wanted to thank my coach if given that opportunity. But I texted her last night and with this great apology and great gratitude. So, I think I remembered to say everybody.
When I sat down [earlier], I was like, ‘it’s for real not me.’ And then they announced me, I stood up and I was like, ‘I can’t even find the stage. I don’t even know how to get to the stage. I don’t know how to get there.’ I got to the stage, I just didn’t even know what I was saying.
“Scandal’s” Bellamy Young and “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul took the first wins of the night. Young won supporting actress in a drama series, thanking Shonda Rhimes for giving her so much material to work with on ABC’s Washington-based sudser.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Annet Mahendru, The Americans (FX)
Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead (AMC)
Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Bellamy Young, Scandal (ABC)
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