Things will be very different in DC when "Scandal" returns with the back half of its fifth season. Picking up six months after Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) had her abortion, broke up with Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), and exited the White House, "Scandal" continues on with a "changed" Olivia, a "stoic" Fitz, and a Mellie (Bellamy Young) who may be having second thoughts about her political aspirations.
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Young at EW's Screen Actors Guild Awards party on Friday and the actress hinted at what's in store for the former First Lady/Senator Melody "Mellie" Grant in Season 5B. "The [midseason] finale really saw Mellie personally emancipated — she went through this filibuster process, which was not a premeditated thing, and really found her footing, found her voice as a politician," the actress said.
When the popular political drama/thriller resumes, Mellie will be busy running for president. "She's so excited to be part of the presidential campaign, but I think she's really learning that it's easier to be a backseat driver now that she's behind the wheel," Young revealed. She adds that her character now makes sometimes unbelievable mistakes. more >>
Fans of the time travel series "Outlander" can now put an end to "Breewatch." Starz has announced that it has cast British actress Sophie Skelton in the much-anticipated role of Brianna for the fantasy romance-drama's second run, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
As fans of the Starz series and of the "Outlander" novels know, Brianna is the daughter of Scotsman Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a Highland warrior from the 1700s, and Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a nurse from 1940s Britain. Skelton is set to play an adult version of Brianna, who is described in the "Outlander" books as an intelligent, strong-willed, and redheaded woman, who has taken after both her mother and her father. In the international best-selling Diana Gabaldon series of novels on which the show is based, Brianna, as an adult, has her mother's inquiring mind and her father's bullheadedness.
Fans of the American-British historical drama have been eagerly awaiting news of Brianna's casting and have taken to using the hashtag #BreeWatch when talking about the actresses who may take on the role. more >>
Fans of the popular comedy-drama series "Orange Is The New Black" should mark their calendars now. Netflix has finally revealed that one of its most-watched series will be returning for its fourth run in June.
The streaming service made the official announcement at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, which concluded last month. According to Netflix, fans should get ready to spend another summer with the inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary, as Season 4 drops on Friday, June 17, at 12 a.m. PT (3 a.m. Eastern).
Along with the announcement, Netflix released a short promo video to give viewers a glimpse of what's ahead. Though the clip did not reveal a lot about Season 4, it did show that new cast members will join the regular cast of "Orange Is The New Black" when the series returns. more >>
Just over a month before the Netflix political drama "House of Cards" debuts its fourth season, the streaming service has announced that it has approved a season-five renewal for the Emmy-awarded series. Unfortunately, showrunner Beau Willimon, who developed and also executive produces "House of Cards," will not be returning after Season 4.
In a statement released last week, Netflix said that it, as well as production company Media Rights Capital, owes Willimon "a tremendous debt of gratitude" for his "strong narrative vision" and work on the first four seasons of "House of Cards."
"As an Academy Award-nominated writer, he made his first foray into television and built a riveting and critically acclaimed series, establishing his place in TV history," Netflix said. The statement went on to say that everyone from the show - the producers, cast and crew - wished Beau "the best in his next creative adventure." Willimon will depart the series to focus on developing an original play, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. more >>
Drake has earned chuckles for his role in T-Mobile's commercial for the upcoming Super Bowl 50 in which his hit song "Hotline Bling" is parodied.
The rapper's 30-second commercial for T-Mobile shows him performing his dance moves before company executives cut the recording to insert a few outrageous changes in the lyrics of his song "Hotline Bling." In the ad clip for the Super Bowl 50, Drake smoothly agrees to grant the requests of the executives, according to Vibe.
The Hollywood Life says the ad is hilarious because it flaunts the rapper's ability to make fun of himself and his work of art. When one of the company executives in the T-Mobile ad asks Drake to make some variations in the song's lyrics to insert the benefits of having a phone plan, he happily agrees and says he loves changes. more >>
"Game of Thrones" season 6 is still a few months away from its premiere, but fans are already itching for spoilers, and Sophie Turner has revealed a few details on what awaits her character in the HBO series.
Sophie Turner's character Sansa Stark has experienced tragedy after tragedy since the beginning of the series. However, "Game of Thrones" season 6 may finally see Sansa fighting back and gaining redemption after escaping from his evil second husband Ramsay Bolton, according to Nerd Core Movement.
During the finale of season 5, Theon Greyjoy helped Sansa escape from Ramsay's abusive hands and from Winterfell. Recently, Turner teased that her character will finally gain the courage to fight back and "Game of Thrones" season 6 will be the best season for her so far, the Hollywood Life reports. more >>