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  • 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 […]

  • Paula Deen Enlists The Help of ‘Scandal’ Inspiration Judy Smith

    Jun 27, 13 by PJ 3 Comments


    *In what seems to be an attempt to revamp Paula Deen’s public persona, her management team brought in Smith & Co CEO Judy Smith. The move comes after Deen initially cancelled her appearance on “The Today Show” last Friday.  Smith, who is the inspiration behind Kerry Washington’s character on ABC’s “Scandal,” and also serves as […]

  • ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ Visits Set of ABC’s ‘Scandal’

    Dec 5, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *There’s a “Scandal” afoot on Sunday’s episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” Winfrey films the show from the Los Angeles set of ABC’s hit drama and will sit down with star Kerry Washington, creator Shonda Rhimes and real life “fixer” Judy Smith, whose PR work provides the inspiration for the series. Kerry talks about what it […]