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  • Judy Smith (The Real Olivia Pope) Brings Family Drama to NBC

    Aug 19, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *NBC is developing “House Of The Rising Sin,” a multi-generational family drama from “Scandal” co-executive producer Judy Smith, the inspiration for lead character Olivia Pope in the Shonda Rhimes drama. Written by Jeremy Miller and Daniel Cohn (“Entourage”), “House Of The Rising Sin,” from 20th TV, is set against a backdrop of politics and the […]

  • ‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Hires the Real Olivia Pope

    Feb 2, 15 by EURPublisher01 4 Comments


    *For some reason, “Girls” star Lena Dunham found it necessary to hire crisis management maven Judy Smith…a.k.a., the real life Olivia Pope. The Hollywood Reporter revealed last month that Dunham has hired PMK-BNC CEO Cindi Berger and Smith of Smith & Company to take a more active role in her press coverage…a.k.a. clean up her […]

  • Sony Hires the Real ‘Olivia Pope’ to Handle ‘Interview’ Debacle

    Dec 22, 14 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments


    *In the midst of serious backlash after its decision to pull “The Interview,” the studio has turned to Judy Smith, the woman upon which Shonda Rhimes based her “Scandal” fixer Olivia Pope. After the premiere of “The Interview” was canceled, Sony received serious criticism from moviegoers, Hollywood’s hottest names and even President Obama after it […]

  • Shonda Rhimes Labels Peabody Award Win As ‘A Complete Shock’

    Apr 15, 14 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *“Scandal” may simply be a guilty pleasure for the show’s gladiators, but for Shonda Rhimes, the recognition of the hit show confirms its weight as something worthy of receiving a deeper look. The “Scandal” creator, who was revealed on April 2 to receive a Peabody Award, admitted that her win against shows like “Breaking Bad” […]

  • ‘Scandal’ Muse Judy Smith Behind CBS’ ‘The Advocate’

    Nov 6, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Judy Smith, the inspiration for ABC’s “Scandal” and an executive producer on the series, is taking her talents to CBS. The real DC fixer has teamed with “CSI” executive producer Carol Mendelsohn for “The Advocate,” a drama that centers on a former doctor who has found her calling as a medical advocate. She works on […]

  • Paula Deen Fires Legal Team: They’re ‘Out of Their Depth’

    Jul 11, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Nearly a week after parting ways with her longtime agent Barry Weiner, disgraced chef Paula Deen has decided to cut ties with the legal team of the firm Oliver Maner. The team was defending her against the civil lawsuit filed by Lisa Jackson, a former manager of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House that Deen […]