Viola Davis chats with Ellen DeGeneres. (Photo: The Ellen DeGeneres Show)

Viola Davis Says Wig Removal on ‘Murder’ Was Her Idea

Mama Pope will return to “Scandal” and Maya Rudolph brings laughs to “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Plus, there’s my watchlist and what’s hot (Kelly Rowland’s new bundle of joy) and not (the Oklahoma cop raping women).

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Yes, Olivia, girl, call  your friends, the list is out! (Photo: ABC)

My Hit List: ‘Scandal’s’ 3 Best Characters … and 3 Who Should Be Offed ASAP

It’s the circle of life. There are TV characters who we love and adore and those who we wish would exit stage left–quickly. Sometimes the same name may end up on both lists. And when one person leaves, a new one’s introduced. When it comes to ABC’s “Scandal,” people definitely have their favorites as well […]

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Can’t Stop Watching: ‘Scandal’s’ Mama Pope Is No Joke, Shonda Rhimes’ Book Deal & More

“Scandal” was something else last night! And Olivia Pope’s mother, Maya Lewis, is serious. She’s being kept in a maximum security facility that resembles something Hannibal Lecter was caged in during “The Silence of the Lambs.” Apparently her husband, who she calls Eli, but the secretive B-613 knows him as Rowan, felt her actions warranted […]

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Kerry Washington on "Scandal" (Photo: ABC)

‘Scandal’: The President Has Serious Game

This week’s “Scandal” showed that, like the rest of us, Olivia Pope has seen “The Notebook.” It also highlights one of the show’s dominant themes: the fantasy of an idealized “Cosby Show” domesticity, which none of the characters have ever achieved. Every time one of them gets close, he or she consciously or unconsciously does […]

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TV to Si: Manolo Cardona Gets Royal Treatment on ‘Reign’, What’s Next For Olivia on ‘Scandal’

It’s Thursday chicos, my favorite TV watching day all week! I can’t wait for primetime to come around so that I can kick back, relax, and watch many of my favorite shows. The DVR will be working overtime again but that’s ok, it’s the price you pay for excellent entertainment.

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Can’t Stop Watching: ‘Scandal’ Casts Olivia Pope’s Mom, Ruben Studdard Exits ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Fantasia Shines on Broadway & More

Well, well, well, ABC’s “Scandal” has cast Khandi Alexander as Olivia Pope’s mother, Maya Lewis. This news was quite unexpected. Many people, myself included, had been wagering to see who would be cast in the much-talked about role.

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‘Scandal’ Casts Olivia’s Mother

By Jethro Nededog “Scandal” has found Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) mother! Khandi Alexander has been cast as the enigmatic figure, Maya Lewis, a show representative told TheWrap. We’re told the 56-year-old actress will debut on Thursday’s episode via flashbacks in the recurring role. Also read: ‘Scandal’s’ Kerry Washington: ‘I’ve Never Been Bothered by the Lesbian […]

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The Drama Club: ‘Treme’ Begins, ‘Life Unexpected’s Season Ends

Watching ‘Treme,’ HBO’s latest drama from David Simon, the co-creator of ‘The Wire,’ is a longterm investment.  As the man behind what many people agree is the greatest drama in television history, Simon has earned the freedom to tell stories in his unique style, eschewing the traditional conventions of television narrative. Simon plunks viewers down […]

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