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Scandal Recruits The Closer's Jon Tenney as a New Love Interest

  It's about time! Scandal 's first lady Mellie ( Bellamy Young ) is finally going to get some attention from...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Scandal-Jon-Tenney-1074371.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Scandal': Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope is not a 'looks for less' gladiator

Costume designers often say that to copy a character's look, all fans need to do is buy vintage, rip off sleeves and dye fabrics.Maybe if you have a degree from Parsons or the Fashion Institute of Technology, those instructions make sense. And maybe looks can be created cheaper and easier.Sometimes, however, the joy in a character is that it can't be copied easily.Witness Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal.""People keep wanting us to do looks for less," says costume designer Lyn Paolo tells Zap2it. "I think it is unfair to our gladiator. Olivia Pope is Olivia Pope."Paolo had a vision for Pope before she knew Washington was cast."I talked about the essence of femininity," Paolo says of meeting with show creator Shonda Rhimes. "And I didn't want to do another woman in a gray suit or a boring suit, and I wanted this to be elegant femininity."A woman can show her curves tastefully... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/scandal-kerry-washingtons-olivia-pope-is-not-a-looks-for-less-gladiator.html

'Scandal's' Khandi Alexander: 'We'll Get More Pieces to the Remington Puzzle'

After a relatively short stint, Scandal 's Khandi Alexander has made quite the impression on ABC's political thriller. After being cast as Olivia's mother, Maya Pope, the Treme actress' character was presumed dead, a casualty on a commercial flight that the president was ordered to shoot down -- by her then-husband. Then, the Shonda Rhimes drama revealed that there was one passenger to survive -- a guy named Omar, who in reality was none other than Maya Pope, who is being held in a maximum-security prison under orders from the head of B613.   Read More...   //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/DLE2a3o6ya0/story01.htm

Scandal's Khandi Alexander: Solitude Has Made Mama Pope Stronger

  Mama Pope lives! At the close of last week's Scandal , viewers discovered that Maya ( Khandi Alexander ) is actually alive. As part of Operation Remington, a civilian plane containing Maya was shot down by Fitz ( Tony Goldwyn ) decades prior, but it turns out, Maya was removed from the plane before take-off and imprisoned by her husband Rowan/Eli ( Joe Morton ) for the last twenty or so years. Why has Maya been locked up? Will she get to reunite with daughter Olivia ( Kerry Washington )? TVGuide.com caught up with Alexander to get the scoop:   //www.tvguide.com/News/Scandal-Khandi-Alexander-1073728.aspx?rss=breakingnews

[Video] 'Scandal' Sneak Peek: Mama Pope Wants to See Her Daughter

Olivia Pope and Associates has been overtaken by her need to find out the truth behind her mother's death and the President's involvement. Scandal  has lived up to its name because this one is a doozy. Will Olivia find out that her mother's alive and imprisoned in "Vermont is for Lover's, Too"?  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/scandal/scandal-spoilers-season-3-episode-8-51928.aspx

Scandal Season 3 Spoiler: Quinn's Plot Is So Shocking We Can't Be Prepared for It

While Olivia was busy realizing everything she ever knew about her life was a lie during last week’s episode of Scandal Season 3, the audience was equally busy having their minds blown by revelation after revelation, including Quinn being quietly corrupted by B613. The fact that one of the main characters was tricked into murdering a dude by the show's resident “Big Evil Shadowy Organization” in what was basically a C-plot says a lot about how high the stakes are in the rest of the show. But... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/0-CY5h8xxNY/2013-11-20-season-3-spoiler-quinns-plot

Scandal Season 3 Episode 8 Sneak Peek — Olivia's Mom's Ultimatum! (VIDEO)

We knew when Khandi Alexander was cast as Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) mom, that there was no way she wouldn’t make a huge impact on Scandal’s very core. In Episode 7, Rowan showed us that she is indeed still alive — and being held prisoner for some reason. A new sneak peek for Season 3, Episode 8 “Vermont is for Lovers, Too,” reveals that mama Maya has as much pluck as we would expect from the woman who gave birth to Liv. In the scene, Rowan appears at her bedside, telling her that... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/m9pq7P_shY8/2013-11-20-season-3-episode-8-sneak-peek

'Scandal': Rowan Tries to Fix the Mother of All Problems (Exclusive Video)

Who has the upper hand between Rowan ( Joe Morton ) and Maya ( Khandi Alexander ) on ABC's Scandal ? Following last week's major reveal that Olivia's mother is not only alive but being kept as an inmate at a maximum security prison under her husband's oversight, the two come face to face in this week's "Vermont is for Lovers Too" episode.   Read More...   //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/oi6hAaVTMxE/story01.htm

Olivia Pope’s Mother Is Alive! Check Her Out in the Scandal Season 3, Episode 9 Promo (VIDEO)

For all of Olivia Pope’s life (and in turn, the past few years ofScandal viewers’ lives), she’s thought her mother, Maya, was dead. She thought wrong. As revealed in the shocking last moments of Season 3, Episode 8: “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie,” we discovered that Mama Pope is alive and not-so-well, having been hidden away in a super-secure jail cell. Not surprisingly, Olivia’s father Rowan knew she was there — and likely put her there after getting her off the plane 20 years ago — and he... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/2Y4ejHQxP94/2013-11-14-promo-olivia-pope-mother-alive-video

Scandal Season 3 Episode 8 “Vermont is for Lover’s, Too”

Scandal  “Vermont is for Lover’s, Too” Season 3 Episode 8 airs Thursday, November 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  Scandal Season 3 Episode 8 “Vermont is for Lover’s, Too”- Olivia and the team try to handle both uncovering the truth behind Operation Remington, while also managing a potential crisis with the Josie Marcus campaign. Meanwhile, Quinn falls further down the rabbit hole with Charlie, and Cyrus creates a plan to take down Sally, but doesn’t think of the possible harm he could inflict on himself, on ABC’s “Scandal,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/11/21/scandal-season-3-episode-8-vermont-is-for-lovers-too/