Monthly Archives: November 2012

SCANDAL Pace (News): Olivia’s vintage gown featured in People Magazine’s StyleWatch

Image credit: ABC/Vivian Zink

November 29, 2012 — Scandal’s brilliant costume designer Lyn Paolo talks with People Magazine about searching for the perfect gown worn by Kerry Washington in tonight’s episode, “Defiance“. Click here for the complete article.

SCANDAL Pace (S2 Teasers): Executive producer Betsy Beers warns Gladiators to ‘BRACE YOURSELVES’

November 29, 2012 — For the past week or so GLADIATORS have constantly been warned to “not miss any of the upcoming episodes” and “brace yourselves” as the tweets from cast and crew below point out.


‘Scandal’ executive producer Betsy Beers sat down for a Q&A with TV Fanatic’s Jim Halterman to discuss a few juicy tidbits about what’s in store for fans before the show takes a small break during the Christmas & New Years holidays. Check out the complete interview here.

ABC’s Scandal airs Thursdays at 10/9c! Be sure to check your local listings.

SCANDAL Pace (News): Go behind-the-scenes with Vibe Magazine and the stars of Django Unchained

November 29, 2012 — Gracing the cover of Vibe Magazine’s new issue are Django Unchained stars: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and of course, ABC’s Scandal beauty Kerry Washington. Django Unchained, a new Quentin Tarantino film coming to theatres nationwide on Christmas Day, With the help of his mentor (Dr. King Schultz played by Christopher Waltz), a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Django, played by Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife (Broomhilda von Shaft, played by Kerry Washington) from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Django Unchained also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Don Johnson.

Click here to read the full cover story and click here for the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

SCANDAL Pace (S2 Spoilers): Huffington Post reveals SNEAK PEEK of “Defiance” (VIDEO)

November 28, 2012 — GLADIATORS have waited another two weeks for a new episode of ABC’s Scandal, and the anticipated return of Fitz (Tony Goldwyn).  This Thursday the wait will finally be over when Scandal returns with an all new episode, “Defiance” on November 29 at 10/9c. Until then, check out the exclusive sneak peek, courtesy of the Huffington Post, which raises the questions: “Is the President in danger?” and “What is the First Lady hiding?”. Scandal Promos & Sneak Peeks – Episode 207, “Defiance”

SCANDAL Pace (News): Will Kerry Washington’s X factor earn an Oscar nod this season?

Kerry Washington at the 2012 American Music Awards in LA. Dress (Stella McCartney); jewels (Sydney Evan)

November 24, 2012 — Film contributor, Joey Magidson of recently posted an article on this season’s possible Oscar nominees, highlighting the crossover between television and big-screen actors and actresses. Will ‘Scandal’s Kerry Washington receive a nod at this year’s Academy Awards? Magidson had this to say about the Best Supporting Actress category:





The supporting ladies of 2012 have their share of former TV stars as well. Helen Hunt notably made the transition from owning the small screen on Mad About You to owning the big one with an Oscar win for As Good As It Gets, something that could repeat itself here for The Sessions.

Sally Field has won two Oscars already and seeks a third one for Lincoln, but she’s recently been spotted returning to TV with Brothers & Sisters. Another winner with multiple ties to TV happens to be Melissa Leo. She seeks a surprise nod for Flight, but has highly praised work on Treme to comfort her if that candidacy falls short.

Other long shots include Jessica Biel and Judi Dench, with the former notably leaving the show 7th Heaven to focus on films and the latter spending plenty of time on TV before becoming an often-nominated and award-winning thespian. They seek attention for Hitchcock and Skyfall, respectively. The real X factor here, though, has to be Kerry Washington. She’s received good buzz for Django Unchained, and as much as she’s likely to get attention for that film, she’s also gotten plenty of praise for her small-screen work on Scandal.

Click here for the complete article

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SCANDAL Pace (News): ‘Scandal’ featured #1 on Entertainment Weekly’s ‘Must List’

SCANDAL Pace (S2 Updates): “Defiance” promotional photos & upcoming episode descriptions released

November 24, 2012 — GLADIATORS have been warned NOT to miss upcoming episodes of ABC’s ‘Scandal’.  ABC Media Relations releases promotional stills for next week’s all new ‘Scandal’, “Defiance”. Plus, check out episode press releases for 208, “Happy Birthday Mr. President” and 209, “Blown Away”. Click on the links below for details on each episode.

Defiance” – Episode 207 (original airdate: November 29, 2012)

– Includes official press release and episode description from ABC Media Relations, episode photos

“Happy Birthday Mr. President” – Episode 208 (original airdate: December 6, 2012)

– Includes official press release and episode description from ABC Media Relations

“Blown Away” – Episode 209 (original airdate: December 13, 2012)

– Includes official press release and episode description from ABC Media Relations

‘Scandal’ airs Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC. Be sure to check your local listings.

SCANDAL Pace (S2 Spoilers): TV Line’s Michael Ausiello has the scoop on the upcoming FLASHBACK episode

November 15, 2012 — Series creator/executive producer, Shonda Rhimes referenced that there may be another flashback this season during the PaleyFest 2012 Scandal panel discussion back in September. This week’s ‘Ask Ausiello’ offers an update on when GLADIATORS can expect to see the next highly anticipated flashback episode. Click here for the complete article.

Question: Please give me some Scandal spoilers, particularly of the Olivia/FItz variety! I love them. —Nicole.

Ausiello: If you loved the Season 1 flashback episode that showed us how those two crazy kids met, you won’t want to miss the 11th episode of Season 2. Once again, the show will travel back in time, but a bit further down the campaign trail. There, it becomes clear what, exactly, stands between Grant and the White House. (Hint: Obama can relate.) And the reason for this flashback? Let’s just say that it ties into the Quinnspiracy and that “defiance” word that oil tycoon Hollis Doyle has been lobbing around.

ABC’s Scandal airs on Thursdays at 10/9c! Be sure to check your local listings.

SCANDAL Pace (S2 News): TV Guide warns GLADIATORS – ‘Do NOT miss the next 3 episodes of Scandal’

Image credit: ABC

November 15, 2012 — TV Guide’s Natalie Abrams chats with ‘SCANDAL’ executive producer, Betsy Beers, about what to expect in upcoming episodes in this edition of ‘Scandal Scoop: Was the Election Rigged?’. Click here to read the complete article.

ABC’s Scandal airs Thursdays at 10/9c! Be sure to check your local listings.

SCANDAL Pace (News): “Beltway Unbuckled” dissected in this week’s Scandal Round Table

Fitz Worries

Image credit: ABC/Ron Tom

November 4, 2012 — What was your favorite scene from “Beltway Unbuckled?”  How do you feel about Abby teaming up with David?  What do you think of Huck being Olivia’s Dexter? Get TV Fanatic’s writers’ take on these questions and more in this week’s Scandal Round Table discussion on episode 204, “Beltway Unbuckled.” Click here and join TV Fanatic staff members Jim Garner, Carla Day, Leigh Raines and Miranda Wicker, along with Emily from abcSCANDALfans, as we speculate on the secrets of Olivia Pope. Then share your theories in the comments…