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Pro Wrestling Icon Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54

Pro Wrestling Icon Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54

Source: Dan Good / ABC News The Ultimate Warrior, one of professional wrestling’s biggest superstars, has died at 54, days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, WWE officials said in a statement. “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE superstars ever, […]

Michelle Obama Tells China Her Life Isn’t Like ‘Scandal’

Michelle Obama Tells China Her Life Isn’t Like ‘Scandal’

Source: Maria Puente / USA Today Well, this is a little disturbing: It turns out that Chinese television viewers may think Scandal is a true reflection of the president and first lady and Washington in general. But first lady Michelle Obama, who’s in China and also loves Scandal, put them straight. The first lady, who’s been in China since last week, […]

Isaiah Washington Promises His ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Return Will ‘Blow You Away’

Isaiah Washington Promises His ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Return Will ‘Blow You Away’

Source: Jesse Spero / Access Hollywood / Today Show Isaiah Washington says fans will be reeling (in a good way) when he returns to “Grey’s Anatomy.” The 50-year-old actor appeared on “Access Hollywood Live,” where he spoke about coming back to the ABC series he left 2007. “I read the script last night…. The script is […]

Viola Davis To Topline ABC Drama Pilot ‘How To Get Away’ Produced By Shonda Rhimes

Viola Davis To Topline ABC Drama Pilot ‘How To Get Away’ Produced By Shonda Rhimes

Source: Nellie Andreeva / Deadline In one of the highest-profile pilot castings this season, Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt) is set as the lead of ABC‘s drama pilotHow To Get Away With Murder, from ABC Studios and Shondaland. This marks the first series regular role in a decade for the two-time Oscar-nominated actress. In making her foray into pilot season, […]

ABC’s Anthony Anderson/Kenya Barris Pilot Taps Larry Wilmore As Showrunner

ABC’s Anthony Anderson/Kenya Barris Pilot Taps Larry Wilmore As Showrunner

Source: Deadline What do you do when you have a show about what it means to be black in today’s society that is in a need of a showrunner? You turn to an expert. ABC’s untitled Anthony Anderson/Kenya Barris comedy pilot (formerly Black-ish) has tapped The Daily Show’s senior black correspondent Larry Wilmore as executive producer/showrunner. Written by Barris and […]

‘Scandal’s’ Shonda Rhimes Not Pleased Her DGA Diversity Award Even Exists

‘Scandal’s’ Shonda Rhimes Not Pleased Her DGA Diversity Award Even Exists

Source:  Billy Nilles / Zap2It.com As the creator of “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” Shonda Rhimes has put some of the most diverse casts around on TV, but she’s not too thrilled about being honored for it. At the Directors Guild of America Awardson Saturday (Jan. 25), Rhimes and “Scandal” executive producer Betsy Beers were given the Diversity Award and, in her acceptance speech, Rhimes made clear […]

Could Thursday Night Football Bump Grey’s And Scandal? ABC Mum On Reported Bid For Games

Could Thursday Night Football Bump Grey’s And Scandal? ABC Mum On Reported Bid For Games

Source:  Matt Webb Mitovich / TV Line The day after a report circulated that ABC is set to bid on the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package — raising the possibility that Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal would need to be relocated — network president Paul Leewas firmly mum on the topic. As reported by Sports Business Daily, ABC is among the outlets poised to […]

White House Uses Celebs To Jump-Start Health Exchanges

White House Uses Celebs To Jump-Start Health Exchanges

Source: Kelly Kennedy / USA Today WASHINGTON — After a month of marketing the federal exchange site as “not broken anymore,” the White House has tossed the ball to Magic Johnson and Alonzo Mourning in new ads touting health insurance to begin running Thursday. The basketball legends offered up their help for free, said Julie Bataille, communications director at the […]

Roland Martin Is Washington’s Preeminent ‘Scandal’ Correspondent

Roland Martin Is Washington’s Preeminent ‘Scandal’ Correspondent

Source: Nikki Schwab / US News & World Report Forget CNN, political commentator Roland Martin has found a new calling–the D.C.-based television drama “Scandal.” Martin has been a prolific Tweeter on the show and has interviewed several of the principles including star Kerry Washington, her co-star Columbus Short and Judy Smith, the real crisis manager behind the […]

ABC Nabs Comedy Based On Kevin Hart’s Stand-Up With Put Pilot Commitment

ABC Nabs Comedy Based On Kevin Hart’s Stand-Up With Put Pilot Commitment

Source: Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com A multicamera comedy from top standup comedian Kevin Hart and former Community executive producersNeil Goldman and Garrett Donovanhas landed at ABC with a put pilot commitment. Written by Goldman and Donovan, the project is based on Hart’s stand-up. It takes a candid look at the post-divorce life of a couple trying to forge a friendship for the sake of […]

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