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10.5M tune in for 'Scandal' Season 3 finale

10.5M tune in for 'Scandal' Season 3 finale

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- About 10.5 million viewers tuned in for the Season 3 finale of "Scandal," ABC's steamy political thriller, starring Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn.
Karen Butler
Twitter to roll out Facebook-like design update

Twitter to roll out Facebook-like design update

SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 (UPI) -- Twitter will begin rolling out its new profile page design in the coming weeks, and the redesign already appears on certain celebrity pages.
Ananth Baliga
Charles Barkley hates reality TV, loves 'Scandal'

Charles Barkley hates reality TV, loves 'Scandal'

March 19 (UPI) -- Basketball star Charles Barkley told TMZ that he hates reality shows like The Bachelor but loves DC drama "Scandal."
Aileen Graef
Jennifer Garner joined by Ben Affleck at Vanity Fair Oscars after party

Jennifer Garner joined by Ben Affleck at Vanity Fair Oscars after party

HOLLYWOOD, March 3 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck wasn't by Jennifer Garner's side when she walked the red carpet at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night.
Veronica Linares
See Kerry Washington in 'Escandalo,' Jimmy Kimmel's Spanish-language 'Scandal' spoof

See Kerry Washington in 'Escandalo,' Jimmy Kimmel's Spanish-language 'Scandal' spoof

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- Kerry Washington sat down with Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night to discuss {i:Scandal}'s enormous international following, then starred in Spanish-language spoof.
Kate Stanton
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.

'12 Years a Slave' wins four awards at NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Kevin Hart was named Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California, the event organizers said.
Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild Award for 'Gravity'

Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild Award for 'Gravity'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America bestowed its top honors on Alfonso Cuaron, Vince Gilligan and Beth McCarthy-Miller in Los Angeles Saturday night.
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Golden Globes 2014: Kerry Washington flaunts baby bump in Balenciaga

Golden Globes 2014: Kerry Washington flaunts baby bump in Balenciaga

Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The notoriously private "Scandal" star discussed her pregnancy for the first time on the Golden Globes' red carpet Sunday.
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SNL adds female African American cast member

SNL adds female African American cast member

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" is banking on Sasheer Zamata to add laughs and help take off some of the growing pressure over accusations that the show has a diversity problem.
Gabrielle Levy
Ex-Raider CB Asomugha ends pro football career

Ex-Raider CB Asomugha ends pro football career

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Former All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha confirmed he was retiring after signing a symbolic one-day contract with the Oakland Raiders.
Penelope Cruz named 2013's 'Best Body' by Fitness magazine

Penelope Cruz named 2013's 'Best Body' by Fitness magazine

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Two-time mom Penelope Cruz beat out Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence for this year's top spot in Fitness Magazine's "Best Bodies" list.
Veronica Linares
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Girls' up for Best Comedy Globe

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Girls' up for Best Comedy Globe

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Girls" were nominated for the Best Comedy Series Golden Globe Award in Los Angeles Thursday.
'Boardwalk,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' earn SAG Award nominations

'Boardwalk,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' earn SAG Award nominations

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were nominated for Best Drama Ensemble by Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild.
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Kerry Washington (born January 31, 1977) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Ray Charles's wife, Della Bea Robinson, in the film Ray (2004), as Idi Amin's wife Kay in The Last King of Scotland, and as Alicia Masters, love interest of Ben Grimm, The Thing, in the live-action Fantastic Four films of 2005 and 2007. She has also starred in the critically acclaimed independent films Our Song and The Dead Girl.

Washington was born in the Bronx, New York City, the daughter of a real estate broker father and a professor and educational consultant mother. She performed with the Tada theater teen group in 1985, when she was 15 years old. She attended the Spence School in Manhattan, graduating in 1994. Washington went on to earn a B.A. degree in theater in 1998 from The George Washington University. She also studied at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.

Washington made her screen debut in the ABC telefilm Magical Make-Over (1994). She was in the cast of the 1996 PBS sketch comedy-style educational series Standard Deviants, and she appeared in the short "3D" and the feature film Our Song in 2000. She went on to appear in several movies, including Save the Last Dance (2001), The Human Stain (2003), Spike Lee's She Hate Me (2004), Ray (2004), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Little Man, I Think I Love My Wife (2007), and as a wife of 1970s Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the UK historical drama The Last King of Scotland (2006). Washington has also appeared in the recurring role of Chelina Hall on the ABC television series Boston Legal, and in several episodes of the A&E cable-TV series 100 Centre Street.

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