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I’m just taking s simple poll!! Reblog if you are a fan of Tony Goldwyn!!!

sherlanpw:

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lovepollution:

Scandal cast in the press room at the NAACP Image Awards, 22nd February 2014 [x]

simplyjazzie21:

scandalrewind:

holy-crap-scandal:

                 REBLOG IF YOU’RE AN OLITZ SHIPPER. 

We’re curious to see how many of us there are! :3 

End game.

Better be endgame!!!

(Source: i--want--to--believe)

Apr 9
scandalabc:

"You just killed the president." -Jake 

As an African-American woman, it pains me to see how ABC has to use this picture of Jake choke-holding Olivia. This is not the first time that Jake has caused Olivia pain. In season 2, he was the catalyst in her falling, hitting her head and asking her to LIE about his part in it. I can’t help but think how the reaction would be if this was Harrison choke-holding Quinn, Mellie, Abby, or Quinn, I’m sure it would have NOW breathing down ABC backs demanding an apology from Shonda Rimes.
It is also a sad state of affairs when the African-American writer and producer feel the need to disrespect a woman of color since she too is an AA woman. I would expect the white writers and executive producers to not give a damn about WOC but when it is one of our own, there isn’t much to say.
With domestic crime out there and women being beaten everyday, this is not a good look for the show or audience. The message that this is sending out that it’s okay to abuse women, especially women of color because there are not consequences to the actions. 
ABC, Shonda Rimes, Betsy Beers, Tom Verica, Kerry Washington, and Scott Foley, all should be ashamed of how Olivia is portrayed in this scene. Instead of rectifying the wrong that was done, ABC is making matters worse by using the snippet as a promo as the show. It really saddens and sickens me that an African-American woman’s life has no value in Real or Reel Life.

scandalabc:

"You just killed the president." -Jake 

As an African-American woman, it pains me to see how ABC has to use this picture of Jake choke-holding Olivia. This is not the first time that Jake has caused Olivia pain. In season 2, he was the catalyst in her falling, hitting her head and asking her to LIE about his part in it. I can’t help but think how the reaction would be if this was Harrison choke-holding Quinn, Mellie, Abby, or Quinn, I’m sure it would have NOW breathing down ABC backs demanding an apology from Shonda Rimes.

It is also a sad state of affairs when the African-American writer and producer feel the need to disrespect a woman of color since she too is an AA woman. I would expect the white writers and executive producers to not give a damn about WOC but when it is one of our own, there isn’t much to say.

With domestic crime out there and women being beaten everyday, this is not a good look for the show or audience. The message that this is sending out that it’s okay to abuse women, especially women of color because there are not consequences to the actions. 

ABC, Shonda Rimes, Betsy Beers, Tom Verica, Kerry Washington, and Scott Foley, all should be ashamed of how Olivia is portrayed in this scene. Instead of rectifying the wrong that was done, ABC is making matters worse by using the snippet as a promo as the show. It really saddens and sickens me that an African-American woman’s life has no value in Real or Reel Life.

Apr 5

blackfashion:

Taraji P. Henson covers Upscale magazine’s April 2014 issue 

On what happened after her Oscar nomination and Tyler Perry: “People were like, ‘you just get nominated for an Oscar and the first movie you do is a Tyler Perry film?’ Well, it’s not like Scorsese called me! Tyler was the only call i got the day after the Oscars. And he gave me a quote. Up until then, I had no quote. I was getting paid pennies to do movies. Tyler treated me like a queen.”

On staying grounded/friendships: “I’ve got my road dogs who were with me before all other fame. My best friend in the whole wide world I’ve known since the seventh grade. My other girlfriend was my roommate at Howard. They are my backbone. They know me. When they see me, they look behind the eyes into my soul to see if I’m really alright.”

On the realities of being a black actresses: “It’s always a battle for black women; we’re totally at the bottom of the totem pole. Look at the white girls. How many times have you seen Amy Adams in a period piece with a great actor like Meryl Streep or Christian Bale? And look at Jennifer Lawrence! Hits out the wazoo! How come we’re not nominated every year? Because the scripts and the roles aren’t there. It’s not rocket science.”

On love and dating: “Here’s the deal. I’m no spring chicken. I’m not in my 20s dating around. I’m looking for happily ever after. So, once you get clear on what it is you’re looking for, the pickings are slim, honey. I’ve left the whole continent of North America. I’m looking abroad.”

Apr 1

REBLOG If you are here for Olitz!

scandalgladiators:

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babycakesbriauna:

absolutelyiris:

The cast of “Dear White People” at Sundance

Gorgeous people

scandalgladiators:

needscandalinmylife:

funnygladiator:

This was so sweet!

Hot! 

Muy caliente…

(Source: kerrybearw)

cminorsounds:

dynastylnoire:

incaseyuhnevaknow:

theuppitynegras:

emily84:

fahrlight:

gabzilla-z:

female-only:

nikiasunchld:

🌞Once again Hollywood is trying to paint a false image of African world history. They’re working on a new film called “The Gods of Egypt” in which they will be casting Danish actor “Nikolaj Coster-Waldau” (famed for his works on the game of thrones) as the “Egyptian” God Ra. This is a slap in the face of my ancestors and every other person of indigenous decent. SIGN THE PETITION ASAP in the LINK BELOW - Stop artistic team behind “The Gods of Egypt”, from holding an all white cast.
Link: http://www.change.org/petitions/danish-actor-to-play-egyptian-god-ra-stop-artistic-team-behind-the-gods-of-egypt-from-holding-an-all-white-cast

signed



I honestly don’t get why they have to whitewash egyptian gods. it does not make ANY fucking sense!
he is a great actor, but damn it let him play a norse god, not motherfucking RA!;;____;;

NO
NONONONONO
Nikolaj jfc please don’t do it. just DON’T.
(also SIGN THE PETITION)
edit: jesus fucking christ the WHOLE cast is white bar one actor. Gerard Butler as Set?  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus? Jeoffrey Rush as Ra? LOL FUCK NO

welp I know what movie I won’t be seeing

Not getting my money.

Not at all

White people need to cut this fuckshit out. There is NO REASON WHATSOEVER that a white man should be playing this role. This isn’t even hate. This is just the truth of the matter. White people wanna trip when someone says they are even thinking about casting a black person as their favorite fictional comicbook character. But they have to alter actual history?! FUCK FOR?! I’m pretty much gonna sign this petition and I hope all of you that reads/likes/reblogs this does as well. As a matter of fact… why don’t we just do one better and fight all productions like this? 

cminorsounds:

dynastylnoire:

incaseyuhnevaknow:

theuppitynegras:

emily84:

fahrlight:

gabzilla-z:

female-only:

nikiasunchld:

🌞Once again Hollywood is trying to paint a false image of African world history. They’re working on a new film called “The Gods of Egypt” in which they will be casting Danish actor “Nikolaj Coster-Waldau” (famed for his works on the game of thrones) as the “Egyptian” God Ra. This is a slap in the face of my ancestors and every other person of indigenous decent. SIGN THE PETITION ASAP in the LINK BELOW - Stop artistic team behind “The Gods of Egypt”, from holding an all white cast.

Link: http://www.change.org/petitions/danish-actor-to-play-egyptian-god-ra-stop-artistic-team-behind-the-gods-of-egypt-from-holding-an-all-white-cast

signed

image

I honestly don’t get why they have to whitewash egyptian gods. it does not make ANY fucking sense!

he is a great actor, but damn it let him play a norse god, not motherfucking RA!;;____;;

NO

NONONONONO

Nikolaj jfc please don’t do it. just DON’T.

(also SIGN THE PETITION)

edit: jesus fucking christ the WHOLE cast is white bar one actor. Gerard Butler as Set?  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus? Jeoffrey Rush as Ra? LOL FUCK NO

welp I know what movie I won’t be seeing

Not getting my money.

Not at all

White people need to cut this fuckshit out. There is NO REASON WHATSOEVER that a white man should be playing this role. This isn’t even hate. This is just the truth of the matter. White people wanna trip when someone says they are even thinking about casting a black person as their favorite fictional comicbook character. But they have to alter actual history?! FUCK FOR?! I’m pretty much gonna sign this petition and I hope all of you that reads/likes/reblogs this does as well. As a matter of fact… why don’t we just do one better and fight all productions like this? 

tumblr said that Kerry Washington had a girl but apparently she's going to have a Boy so...

Anonymous

refusetoshine:

Did you break into her confidential doctors files? I actually don’t know why people keep coming into my inbox and telling me things when everything I say is based on fact. Sorry anon, had to use you to make a point.

I don’t recall it being published anywhere what Kerry was having a boy. Even at the bridal shower, it was speculation because she wore a blue jean dress to the shower but nothing sound. 

spartaci:

Conversations with SLEEPY HOLLOW (x)

(Source: officialwiccan)

Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison at PaleyFest 2014

(Source: gracecrane)

Nicole Beharie Shines At PaleyFest's 'Sleepy Hollow' Panel

The panel facilitator begins thanking the crowd, indicating the end of the panel and the veterans rush the stage with the fans who catch on quick right on their heels.

If you’ve never been to a PaleyFest panel or other fan-centered event, at this point you’re confused for a few milliseconds. You might even ask yourself what you missed – what do they know that you don’t? Then you realize everyone is clamoring for autographs, a chance at close-up time with the object of their affection. This is how you separate the vets from the noobs.

Fans lineup along the front of the stage in congested layers, arms up, waving various paraphernalia while the actors take their places at the edge of the stage in an effort to show their appreciation in the form of autographs, fleeting conversation and awkwardly posed selfies.

This part isn’t a requirement or guarantee, some stay for it and some don’t. Time constraints are assumed. Everyone participating is working as fast and furiously as humanly possible to connect with as many people as humanly possible before the clock expires and a man in a dark suit, adorned with an earpiece begins pulling people away and shutting down the process.

Nicole Beharie is the first one with pen to paper and the last one to leave the stage. Lyndie Greenwood makes her exit only moments before.

The 31st annual PaleyFest (The Paley Center for Media) played host to the cast of Fox hit Sleepy Hollow on Wednesday evening at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Among those present were series leads Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones and Tom Mison, newly upgraded season two series regular, Lyndie Greenwood and recurring star John Cho. 

Noticeably absent was the other newly upgraded series regular, John Noble. The show’s executive producers, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Heather Kadin and Mark Goffman anchored the panel as well.

The panel kicked off with a clip of the jaw-dropping season finale followed by an introduction of panel participants. The facilitator asked the usual questions seeking any information the show runners could provide on season two, including potential new characters, Ichabod’s newly dysfunctional family and getting hoodwinked by his own son, Jones’ Frank Irving going to jail to protect his recently possessed daughter – you know, the usual stuff.

There was no way of getting through a panel with a room full of fangirls and fanboys without discussing shipping. Mison admitted that in the beginning he didn’t even know shipping was a thing. A Google search provided him with a little more than he bargained for when he ran across fan art that wasn’t exactly PG-13.

While there’s no denying the chemistry between Beharie and Mison or Abbie and Ichabod, show exec, Heather Kadin attributed the strong and apparent chemistry to the “honest and powerful friendship” between both Beharie and Mison and Abbie and Ichabod.

Beharie echoed the sentiments of Kadin, stating once again that she loves Abbie’s relationship with her newfound bestie as-is. Hesitantly, as if expecting disapproval, she stated that in regards to fans shipping the pair so fervently based on the chemistry they see: “people see what they want to see happen.”

As if on cue, the crowd voiced their disapproval in a low groan and while Beharie gave an apologetic grimace at the crowd’s reaction, she didn’t shy away from her stance on the matter. In previous interviews Mison has stated, in mild dismissal of Ichabbie, that his character is married. His facial expressions reverse-mirrored Beharie’s leading us to believe he might be here for the Ichabbie ship after all. Either that or he’s trolling the fans something terrible.

One thing Beharie and Mison did agree on was their favorite episode. When asked, the panel bounced between a handful of the same episodes from season one, with “Midnight Ride” being both Beharie and Mison’s favorite. Other favorites included the pilot episode for Cho and Jones as well as “Sin Eater” for Beharie as a second choice.

Then the questions got interesting and the answers did too. When asked whom they might cast for the other horsemen, a mention of veteran actor, Idris Elba garnered a visual exhibition of approval from Beharie and some additional verbal co-signs from the crowd. Clint Eastwood was another great name-drop from Greenwood.

The fans had several great questions as well. One fan wanted to know which show the panel would choose for a crossover episode. The answers ranged from the upcoming series Salem to Love Boat. It was Beharie’s suggestion, with a disclaimer that it was not in jest, of the HBO classic The Wire that left most of the audience a bit puzzled. A few fans voiced their approval – presumably the few members of the audience familiar with the show. 

Beharie’s answer, though perhaps unexpected wasn’t entirely surprising. Neither was the fact that she ended her very first answer by noting, “by the way it’s really great to see so many women in the audience.” Her praise of Lyndie Greenwood was no surprise either.

On working with Greenwood and the dynamic of the Mills sisters, Beharie said, “For me it’s been a huge gift.” She spoke on getting closer to the actor who plays her character’s sister, as well as building chemistry. She noted that getting close enough to an actor to give an honest portrayal of that type of dynamic requires “a lot of vulnerability – “ the kind of  “you would see in a movie where you have a ton of time.”

“So the fact that we were able to get so close and get so raw right away is a testament to who she is,” she added. Greenwood, who appeared genuinely touched by the sentiments, added that she felt welcomed by Beharie.

In an industry where most of the actors of color are competing for the same few roles it’s easy to operate in a spirit of competition. Instead, one of the things most notable about this rookie actor is the way and how often she champions for others, especially women and people of color.

If you’ve been following Beharie’s career at all then her answers, comments, infamous facial expressions, nor actions from Wednesday night’s panel could have surprised you. Her face was telling in her approval of the answer one of the series’ executives gave in response to the question of if the remarkable diversity among the cast was intentional or happenstance. (Ultimately he said it was both – they wanted a cast that was more than capable of telling the stories and tackling the issues that come as a reflection of “our changing world” and not just having diversity for the sake of having diversity.)

Among those unsurprising actions was Beharie’s decision to politely ignore the member of security who kept trying to pull her off stage while she was signing autographs and connecting with fans. Pointing to a crowd of hopeful and eager admirers she gently and firmly told the member of security that she had already promised the group she would come back to them. She stayed true to her word.

When the same security member sternly and repeatedly told fans to have their pens ready to make the process faster, she was patient, even giving fans a heads up if their sharpies were running dry. When the fans requested selfies she did her best to comply, despite the super chic pencil skirt and black patent pumps that restricted her movement. She made quick and pleasant conversation as she signed her name and smiled for pictures.

Beharie is in fine company with the über talented cast of Sleepy Hollow, her own acting chops on full display in every project on her resume. Gauging talent is subjective and open to debate – though a side-eye is deserved for anyone how dare question her talent.

Undeniable is the whole of Beharie’s artistry and her willingness to be a vocal advocate of visibility, diversity and empowerment. Signing on to smaller indie projects she believes in that don’t quite have the budget to pay her what she’s worth is Beharie putting her money where her mouth is.

The Sleepy Hollow panel at this year’s PaleyFest was just another prime exhibition of those qualities.

With the cult following of this breakout hit and critic ratings not too far off one could safely bet this remixed and flipped version of Washington Irving’s classic will be around for a while. It’s an even safer bet to say Nicole Beharie will be around, relevant, and doing much bigger things for as long as she wants to.

(Source: beharie-nyongo)

Mar 3
scandamonium:

This kiss just……Oh god the feels!

scandamonium:

This kiss just……Oh god the feels!