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Kerry Washington & 'Scandal' Cast Celebrate 100 Episodes

Can you believe there’s already been 100 episodes of Scandal?!

The entire cast stepped out to celebrate the huge milestone at Fig & Olive on Saturday night (April 8) in West Hollywood, Calif.

This included stars Kerry Washington, Scott Foley, Bellamy Young, Darby Stanchfield, Guillermo Diaz, Joe Morton, Joshua Malina, Katie Lowes, Jeff Perry, George Newbern, and creator Shonda Rhimes.

“Next week we celebrate together. 100 episodes because of YOU. Our viewers. Our fans. Our #Gladiators. And this 100th ep?! NOT TO BE MISSED 😜” Kerry tweeted.

FYI: Katie is wearing a Max Mara outfit, Tamara Mellon shoes, an Edie Parker clutch, Dana Rebecca Designs earrings, and Graziela Gems jewels. Bellamy is wearing a Yousef Akbar dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, an Edie Parker clutch, Tacori earrings, and H. Stern ring. Kerry is wearing a J Mendel dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes.

20+ pictures inside of the Scandal cast celebrating 100 episodes…More Here! »

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Kerry Washington Speaks to How Long She Wants to Play Scandal's Olivia Pope

Kerry Washington takes the cover of Glamour magazine’s May 2017 issue, on newsstands April 11.

Here’s what the 40-year-old Scandal star had to share with the mag:

On how much longer she wants to do Scandal: “It’s not really up to me. It’s up to Shonda [Rhimes, Scandal’s creator] and to the network. Shonda has said from the beginning that she kind of knows how it ends. So I’m trusting her to guide the arc. It’s also important for me to do other work—and playing Olivia gave me the opportunity to become a producer. The charge of my production company, Simpson Street, is to tell stories that are about people, places, and situations that may not always be considered by the mainstream. Inclusivity is not about, you know, creating a world where straight white men have no voice; it’s about creating a world where we all have a voice. So I’m excited to start that new journey, as a producer.”

On how Scandal handles race: “In the first season it was as if Olivia Pope was raceless. There was no denying that Olivia was a black woman, because I’m a black woman, playing her in badass white trench coats that call to attention the fact that I’m not looking like anybody else on television. But we didn’t talk about her identity as a black person. [Since then] the writers have become more and more willing to deal with race. When Olivia was kidnapped, it was not lost on me that the fictional president of the United States was willing to go to war to save one black woman at a time when hundreds of black women were missing in Nigeria and we were begging the world to pay attention. Shonda was saying, ‘The life of a black woman matters.’ With her dad—he is trying to instill in her this generational learning about what it means to be a person of color in the United States. And Olivia is at odds with balancing the truth of his understanding with her ability to achieve things he was never able to.”

On how this time in history has changed her as an artist: “I’m not sure how it’s changing me yet. That idea of holding each other’s hands at the Women’s March—it feels like we are being invited to do that every day. So many of us are feeling attacked, whether it’s a woman’s right to choose or headstones in a Jewish cemetery, immigrants being deported or banned. So many of us feel the need to protect and defend our democracy. And march toward the dream of being ‘We the people.’ So that’s exciting, scary, and frustrating. We’re awake. We are awake more than ever before, and we have to stay awake.… Can I say one more thing? For democracy to work, everybody has to have a voice. It’s not about demonizing other voices. It’s important that there be real conversations across the aisle. There are people on the opposite end of the political spectrum who think that I’m part of a left-wing propaganda machine. It makes me sad that people would think that, because I believe for democracy to work, there has to be diversity of thought.”

FYI: Kerry is wearing Valentino on the cover.

For more from Kerry, visit Glamour.com.

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Tony Goldwyn Says Kerry Washington is 'Greatest Team Captain' At 'Scandal' PaleyFest Panel

The Scandal cast takes the stage during their panel at The Paley Center For Media’s 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles held at Dolby Theatre on Saturday (March 26) in Hollywood.

The whole main cast was in attendance including Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Darby Stanchfield, Jeff Perry, Katie Lowes, Joe Morton, Josh Malina, Cornelius Smith Jr, Bellamy Young, Giullermo Diaz, and Scott Foley.

While there, they discussed their reactions to scripts, the Gladiator fans, Huck’s fate, and more! Perhaps the best part of the panel was when Tony gave a big compliment to Kerry.

“One of the reasons we maintain this sense of family is the woman sitting to my right. She’s the greatest team captain,” he said.

Kerry also noted that during the first season, the show wasn’t even picked up for a full season and that the fan reaction really mattered.

FYI: Bellamy is wearing a Maria Lucia Hohan dress, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, an Emm Kuo clutch, Sylvia & Cie earrings, and Randall Scott and Ileana Makri rings. Katie is wearing an Aritzia top, a Greylin Collection skirt, Sarah Flint shoes, an EF Collection ring, Graziela Gems earrings, and a Tyler Ellis bag. Kerry is wearing a Roksanda jumpsuit, Christian Louboutin shoes, Rachel Katz rings, and EF Collection earrings. Darby is wearing a Topshop top, Stella McCartney pants, an Edie Parker clutch, and Le Silla shoes. Scott is wearing Timberland shoes.

15+ pictures inside of the Scandal cast at their PaleyFest panel…More Here! »

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'Scandal' Spoilers: Frankie Vargas' Killer Has Been Revealed

The moment that we have been waiting for all season long on Scandal has finally been revealed… the identity of Frankie Vargas’ killer is now known!

At the beginning of the season, Ricardo Antonio Chavira‘s character Frankie is elected as the next President of the United States, but he is assassinated while giving his victory speech on election night.

All season long we have been wondering who killed Frankie. Jeff Perry‘s Cyrus Beene was framed for the murder and we now know who did the framing, and the killing.

Click inside for spoilers from the latest Scandal… More Here! »

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Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, & More Stars Come Together to Encourage Women to Embrace Ambition!

Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Jon Hamm, Chris Pine, and many more stars have teamed up with the Tory Burch Foundation for a new PSA encouraging women to embrace ambition.

The new campaign coincides with International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

Inspired by Tory’s personal experience as a woman and an entrepreneur, the campaign aims to address the double standard that exists around ambition, which is often seen as a great attribute in men and as a negative in women.

Some of the other stars in the campaign include Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Zoey Deutch, Yara Shahidi, Rashida Jones, Billie Jean King, Gabby Douglas, Laila Ali, and more.

Zoey actually talked about being an ambitious woman in a recent interview!


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Kate Hudson & Kerry Washington Stun at Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2017!

Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington make their entrances on the carpet at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday night (February 26) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies did not attend the Oscars, but they got all glammed up to celebrate with the winners at the after party!

FYI: Kate is wearing a Cavalli Couture nude chantilly lace evening dress with a deep v-neck and pleated silk flounces. She finished her look with Charlotte Olympia shoes and a Tyler Ellis clutch. Kerry is wearing a custom copper sequin-embroidered stretch-tulle gown from Michael Kors Collection. She finished her look with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, an Edie Parker clutch, and jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira.

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Kerry Washington & Kate Beckinsale Show Off Chic Style at Spirit Awards 2017!

Kerry Washington and Kate Beckinsale hit the blue carpet at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday afternoon (February 25) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The ladies will both be presenting during the show this afternoon to help honor the best in independent film.

Kate looked gorgeous on Friday night while stepping out for the Piaget and Weinstein Company party to kick off the awards weekend. See those photos in the gallery!

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Prada dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Susan Foster earrings. Kate is wearing a Pamella Rolland top and skirt, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a L’Afshar clutch, and Piaget jewelry at the awards. She is wearing a Basil Soda dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Piaget jewelry at the party.

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