Actress Yara Shahidi attends The Coalition For At-Risk Youth (CARRY) “Shall We Dance” Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills
*Yara Shahidi, who plays young Olivia Pope on ABC’s “Scandal,” is set to co-star in the network’s untitled Anthony Anderson pilot, from ABC Studios – formerly titled “Black-ish.”
As previously reported, the single-camera comedy project is from Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy and Principato Young. Continue reading
*Yes! Another black female lead coming to TV screens.
Another potential series for Black Twitter to get behind?
Well, maybe — especially since Shonda Rhimes is bringing Viola Davis right along to star as the lead in a new ABC drama, “How to Get Away With Murder.”
Kerry Washington was all smiles at her baby shower at Shonda Rhimes’ home on Feb. 23
*Kerry Washington’s baby shower took place on Sunday (Feb. 23), with approximately 60 friends and relatives — including Jane Fonda, Regina King, and Washington’s “Scandal” costar Darby Stanchfield – gathered at the Hancock Park home of show creator Shonda Rhimes.
Washington is expecting her first child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha this year.
The shower took place under an open-air canopy in Rhimes’ backyard, a source tells Us Weekly. Invitees started arriving at around 11 a.m., at which point they were escorted to the pool area for drinks and appetizers.
*This comes at no surprise!
Kerry Washington leads one of the best shows on TV as the powerful DC fixer Olivia Pope and Nielsen knows where a bulk of the popularity is coming from.
“Scandal” is the most watched show in prime-time TV among black viewers.
It makes sense — since Black Twitter helped in promotion of the show by virally discussing it during each episode.
*Comedian Kevin Hart and “America’s Got Talent’s” Nick Cannon – also co-stars of BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” are two of the top players returning to the annual NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, to be held on Valentine’s Day in New Orleans.
Hart, who has earned MVP for the past two years, will be feeling some extra love during the game: His new movie “About Last Night” also premieres on Feb. 14.
“Scandal” star Columbus Short and “Fruitvale Station” standout Michael B. Jordan are also on the roster, perhaps channeling some energy from the former NBA superstar who shares his name.