Paula Deen, Kerry Washington
Paula Deen has hired the D.C. crisis firm led by CEO Judy Smith, the inspiration for Kerry Washington's character Olivia Pope on ABC's Scandal, AdAge reports.
Before he could become a big hit with the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning had to take a big hit. The veteran quarterback — who missed all of last season with the Indianapolis Colts due to a neck injury that weakened his throwing arm — was slammed to the ground during an August preseason game. Manning picked himself up, much to the relief of his new fans in Denver. "I've never heard a crowd cheer for an...
Ellen Pompeo, Kate Walsh and, for a short while, Caroline Dhavernas have all been leading ladies in shows from hitmaker Shonda Rhimes. Now, Kerry Washington steps up to the plate in Rhimes' new drama Scandal, which follows the exploits of professional fixer Olivia Pope, who manages the crises of the rich and famous on Capitol Hill. In the series premiere, Pope was tasked with cleaning up the potential controversy of a respected military man and murder suspect whose alibi turned out to be his boyfriend.
"I feel like the luckiest broad in show biz," Washington says of working with hit maker Rhimes. "I don't quite know how this happened, but I do feel like every time I read an episode it is Christmas morning."
TVGuide.com caught up with Washington to discuss being front and center in ABC's new drama, along with what's in store for Olivia Pope, the woman who's fixing everyone else's problems while toeing the ethical line:
Just because Scandal comes from executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, doesn't mean it's another Grey's Anatomy.
"The only reason...
A much-mocked 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian gets you on the list of the 10 most disliked pro athletes in America. Kris Humphries — who also didn't exactly insinuate himself into the good graces of Kourtney & Kim Take New York viewers — ranks fifth in a survey done by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research.
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The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Fox averaged some 12.4 million TV fans, an 8 percent drop from last year when the show lured 13.5 million, according to overnight ratings data the Nielsen Co. released Monday.
It was the $9 billion question: Could NFL owners and players reach an agreement to end the bitter lockout threatening the 2011 season? After a resounding yes on July 25, teams scrambled to get ready. Record-setting TV ratings last year cemented the game's status as America's favorite sport, but what can fans expect on the field in the wake of the time-consuming labor dispute? "Teams that had very little change are going to have a huge advantage once the season starts," says CBS analyst Rich Gannon. "Some teams that have new quarterbacks, new systems, they're going to struggle." As the season kicks off tonight, TV Guide Magazine asked NFL analysts to tackle five burning questions...
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Oprah Winfrey will air an exclusive interview with David Arquette instead of Michael Vick on Feb. 24, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"I can now confirm that next Thursday's episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show will now feature an exclusive sitdown with David Arquette in his first interview post-rehab...
Michael Vick has put off his upcoming appearance on Oprah Winfrey's show.
"After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future," the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback said in a statement.