ICYMI: Kerry Washington For Post-Baby Body President! Take a Look For Yourself

Progression is Kerry Washington’s middle name and it shows in her newest cover!

The actress flexes her incredible physique on this cover of “Self” magazine. In nothing more than a sports bra and leotard the Scandal star defines what the “snapback” should really look like. Although, Washington was flawless before giving birth to her 1-year-old daughter Isabell, she claims that she’s not aiming for the pre-baby body. Kerry Washington has wowed in a new fitness and health spread for Self Magazine revealing how motherhood and her hectic set life as Olivia Pope, has set pushed to the next level.

“A few weeks ago, my manager asked: ‘Do you feel like you’re back? I feel like you’re back.’ She meant it as a total compliment, but we had this great conversation where I was like, ‘You know what? I try really hard not to use that language, because it’s not about going backward in life,'” Kerry explains.

“I’ve been really focused on not being ‘back’ to anything, but being the best version of myself right now,” she adds. “My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.”

You’d assume with a schedule like Kerry’s it’d be hard to stay dedicated to the gym. The actress explains that pilates is her thing, which she’s been doing two to six times a week for the past five years. She’s also a certified yoga instructor, and shares that her and her fellow Scandal actresses take regular hikes around Los Angeles as a group ritual. Washington tributes her dedication to her role on the ABC hit series Scandal

“It makes my heart smile to think that maybe part of the reason I’m taking all this on is because of Olivia,” she says. “She truly believes that she can handle every situation, and I do feel that has bled into my life. I have more of a sense of my capacity to do anything.”

Well, sounds like Kerry Washington is a real life Gladiator to say the least.

By Tia Long (@ByTiaLong)

An A to Z Index of All of the Television Shows That Have Been Cancelled or Renewed

Nothing stays the same and all things come to an end; these just the facts of life. As we approach the halfway mark for 2015, many broadcast, cable and digital networks, have begun to announce the renewal and cancellation of prominent television series in their roster. Fans of FOX‘s The Following for example will be heartbroken (but probably not surprised) to know that the show will end after it’s third season, while fans of AMC‘s Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, can rest easy knowing their favorite sleazy lawyer will be back for a second debauchery-filled season.

Here’s the full list of renewals and cancellations (thanks to Collider):

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2 Broke Girls (CBS): Renewed for Season 5

12 Monkeys (Syfy): Renewed for Season 2

The 100 (CW): Renewed for Season 3

A

About a Boy (NBC): Cancelled

The Affair (Showtime): Renewed for Season 2

Agent Carter (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC): Renewed for Season 3

Allegiance (NBC): Cancelled

Almost Royal (BBC America): Renewed for Season 2

American Crime (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

American Horror Story (FX): Renewed for Season 5

The Americans (FX): Renewed for Season 4

Archer (FX): Renewed for Season 7

Arrow (CW): Renewed for Season 4

Atlantis (BBC America): Cancelled; Season 2 episodes will air in 2015

A to Z (NBC): Cancelled

Awkward (MTV): Renewed for 5th/final season

B

Backstrom (FOX): Cancelled

Bad Judge (NBC): Cancelled

Banshee (Cinemax): Renewed for Season 4

Battle Creek (CBS): Cancelled

Beauty and the Beast (CW): Renewed for Season 4 ahead of Season 3’s May 21st premiere

Being Mary Jane (BET): Renewed for Season 3

Benched (USA): Cancelled

Better Call Saul (AMC): Renewed for Season 2

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Renewed for Seasons 9 and 10

Black-ish (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

The Blacklist (NBC): Renewed for Season 3

Black Sails (Starz): Renewed for Season 3

Bloodline (Netflix): Renewed for Season 2

Blue Bloods (CBS): Renewed for Season 6

Bob’s Burgers (Fox): Renewed

Bojack Horseman (Netflix): Renewed for Season 2

Bones (Fox): Renewed for Season 11

The Bridge (FX): Cancelled

Broad City (Comedy Central): Renewed for Season 3

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox): Renewed for Season 3

Bunheads (ABC Family): Cancelled

C

Call The Midwife (PBS): Renewed for Season 5

Castle (ABC): Renewed for Season 8

Chicago Fire (NBC): Renewed for Season 4

Chicago PD (NBC): Renewed for Season 3

Chozen (FXX): Cancelled

Constantine (NBC): Cancelled (But may be picked up elsewhere)

Continuum (Syfy): Renewed for 4th/final season

Copper (BBC America): Cancelled

Criminal Minds (CBS): Renewed for Season 11

Cristela (ABC): Cancelled

CSI (CBS): Cancelled (But may return for final/send-off episodes)

CSI: Cyber (CBS): Renewed for Season 2

D

Daredevil (Netflix): Renewed for Season 2

Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz): Renewed for Season 3

Defiance (Syfy): Season 3 premieres Summer of 2015

Devious Maids (Lifetime): Renewed for Season 3

The Divide (WEtv): Cancelled

Doctor Who (BBC America): Season 9 premieres in 2015

Dominion (Syfy): Renewed for Season 2

Downton Abbey (PBS): Renewed for 6th/final season

Drunk History (Comedy Central): Renewed for Season 3

E

Empire (FOX): Renewed for Season 2 (with a boost in the episode count to 18, from 12 episode in Season 1)

Elementary (CBS): Renewed for Season 4

Extant (CBS): Season 2 starts July 1st

Eye Candy (MTV): Cancelled

F

Falling Skies (TNT): Renewed for 5th/final season

Fargo (FX): Season 2 debuts Fall of 2015

The Flash (CW): Renewed for Season 2

The Following (FOX): Cancelled

Forever (ABC): Cancelled

Fortitude (Pivot): Renewed for Season 2

Franklin and Bash (TNT): Cancelled

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

G

Galavant (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

The Game (BET): Renewed for 9th/final season

Game of Thrones (HBO): Renewed for Season 6

Garfunkle and Oates (IFC): Cancelled

Getting On (HBO): Renewed for 3rd/final season

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Bravo): Renewed for Season 2

Girls (HBO): Renewed for Season 5

The Good Wife (CBS): Renewed for Season 7

The Goldbergs (ABC): Renewed for Season 3

Gotham (Fox): Renewed for Season 2

Graceland (USA): Renewed for Season 3

Gracepoint (Fox): Cancelled

Grantchester (PBS): Renewed for Season 2

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Renewed for Season 12

Grimm (NBC): Renewed for Season 5

H

Halt and Catch Fire (AMC): Renewed for Season 2

Hannibal (NBC): Season 3 premieres June 4

Hart of Dixie (CW): Cancelled

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): Renewed for Season 6

Helix (Syfy): Cancelled

Hell on Wheels (AMC): Renewed for 5th/final season

Hemlock Grove (Netflix): Renewed for 3rd/final season

Heroes Reborn (NBC): Premieres Fall 2015

Hindsight (VH-1): Renewed for Season 2

Homeland (Showtime): Renewed for Season 5

Hot in Cleveland (TV Land): Cancelled past Season 6

House of Cards (Netflix): Renewed for Season 4

House of Lies (Showtime): Renewed for Season 5

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

I

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (IFC): Season 3 premieres in 2015

Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central): Renewed for Season 4

In the Flesh (BBC America): Cancelled

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX): Renewed for Seasons 11 and 12

iZombie (CW): Renewed for Season 2

J

Jane the Virgin (CW): Renewed for Season 2

K

The Knick (Cinemax): Season 2 premieres Fall of 2015

L

The Last Ship (TNT): Renewed for Season 2

Last Man Standing (ABC): Renewed for Season 5

Law & Order SVU (NBC): Renewed Season 17

The League (FXX): Renewed for 7th/Final season

The Leftovers (HBO): Renewed for Season 2

Legends (TNT): Renewed for Season 2

Legit (FX): Cancelled

The Librarians (TNT): Renewed for Season 2

Longmire (A&E): Renewed by Netflix for Season 4

Looking (HBO): Cancelled (But will air a finale special)

The Lottery (Lifetime): Cancelled

Luther (BBC America): Season 4 premieres late 2015

M

Madam Secretary (CBS): Renewed for Season 2

Magic City (Starz): Cancelled

Major Crimes (TNT): Renewed for Season 4

Manhattan (WGN America): Renewed for Season 2

Manhattan Love Story (ABC): Cancelled

Man Seeking Woman (FXX): Renewed for Season 2

Maron (IFC): Renewed for Season 3

Married (FX): Renewed for Season 2

Marry Me (NBC): Cancelled

Masters of Sex (Showtime): Renewed for Season 3

The McCarthys (CBS): Cancelled

The Messengers (CW): Cancelled

The Middle (ABC): Renewed for Season 7

Mike and Molly (CBS): Renewed for Season 6

The Mindy Project (Fox): Cancelled (though Hulu may pick it up)

The Missing (Starz): Renewed for Season 2

Modern Family (ABC): Renewed for Season 7

Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Prime): Renewed for Season 2

Murder in the First (TNT): Renewed for Season 2

The Mysteries of Laura (NBC): Renewed for Season 2

N

Nashville (ABC): Renewed for Season 4

New Girl (Fox): Renewed for Season 5

Newsroom (HBO): Cancelled (but will air season 3)

NCIS (CBS): Renewed for Season 13

NCIS: LA (CBS): Renewed for Season 7

The Night Shift (NBC): Renewed for Season 3

O

The Odd Couple (CBS): Renewed for Season 2

Once Upon a Time (ABC): Renewed for Season 5

One Big Happy (NBC): Cancelled

Orange is the New Black (Netflix): Renewed for Season 4 ahead of Season 3 premiere

The Originals (CW): Renewed for Season 3

Orphan Black (BBC America): Renewed for Season 4

Outlander (Starz): Renewed for Season 2

P

Person of Interest (CBS): Renewed for Season 5

Playing House (USA): Renewed for Season 2

Portlandia (IFC): Renewed for Seasons 6 and 7

Power (Starz): Renewed for Season 2

R

Ray Donovan (Showtime): Renewed for Season 3

Rectify (Sundance): Renewed for Season 3

Reign (CW): Renewed for Season 3

The Returned (Sundance): Renewed for Season 2 in France

Resurrection (ABC): Cancelled

Revenge (ABC): Cancelled

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim): Renewed for Season 2

Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): Renewed for Season 6

Royal Pains (USA): Renewed for Seasons 7 and 8

The Royals (E!): Renewed for Season 2

S

Satisfaction (USA): Renewed for Season 2

Scandal (ABC): Renewed for Season 5

Scorpion (CBS): Renewed for Season 2

Secrets & Lies (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

Selfie (ABC): Cancelled

Shameless (Showtime): Renewed for Season 6

Sherlock (PBS): Renewed for Season 4 (Preceded by a special in late 2015)

Silicon Valley (HBO): Renewed for Season 3

The Simpsons (Fox): Renewed for Seasons 27 and 28

Sirens (USA): Cancelled

Sleepy Hollow (Fox): Renewed for Season 3

State of Affairs (NBC): Cancelled

Stalker (CBS): Cancelled

The Strain (FX): Renewed for Season 2

Suits (USA): Renewed for Season 5

Supernatural (CW): Renewed for Season 11

Survivor’s Remorse (Starz): Renewed for Season 2

T

Teen Wolf (MTV): Renewed for Season 5

Togetherness (HBO): Renewed for Season 2

Top of the Lake (Sundance): Renewed for Season 2 by the BBC

Transparent (Amazon Prime): Renewed for Season 2

True Detective (HBO): Season 2 premieres in June of 2015

Tyrant (FX): Renewed for Season 2

U

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix): Renewed for Season 2

Undateable (NBC): Renewed for Season 3

Under the Dome (CBS): Season 3 premieres June 25th

Unforgettable (CBS): Cancelled

V

The Vampire Diaries (CW): Renewed for Season 7

Veep (HBO): Renewed for Season 5

Vikings (History): Renewed for Season 4

W

The Walking Dead (AMC): Renewed for Season 6

Witches of East End (Lifetime): Cancelled

Y

Younger (TV Land): Renewed for Season 2

Young & Hungry (ABC Family): Renewed for Season 2

You’re the Worst (FXX): Renewed for Season 2

Z

Z Nation (Syfy): Renewed for Season 2

 

Check back to this list frequently as it will be updated as announcements begin to roll in.

Scandal Recap! Season 4 Ep. 14

Olivia Pope is back, but can she handle one of the toughest scandals in gladiator history?

Shonda Rhimes has tapped into an issue in the African -American community that has not yet been discussed on primetime television–Police brutality.

1. Olivia Pope should be resting or talking to someone after her kidnapping organized by the vice president, but like we all know, gladiators don’t quit. She is called by the chief of police to the scene of a shooting in a predominately black neighborhood. Brandon Parker, a 17-year-old black male, was shot and killed by Officer Newtown, a white cop, after charging and allegedly pulling a knife out on the officer.

2. In an effort to find out who killed his son, the slain teens’ father, Mr. Parker, comes out of his home with a shotgun and demands answers. Sound familiar?! He chooses to stand his ground, holding his shotgun close until all of his demands are met. He was even given a lawn chair to sit while he waits for a local activist in the community, Marcus Walker.

3. Olivia officially met her match when Marcus Walker challenged her reason for being at the crime scene. He even tells Olivia that her black card is not going to be granted access just because she is “trying” to help diffuse the situation. **sips tea**

4. Why was it ok for the police to allow the coroner’s office to take almost 30 minutes to come get that young man’s body off the street?

5. Fitz, the ‘President of The United States’, should have taken a stance and said something. The crime happened just a few blocks from the White House so why not show the people how much you care about them and go to the scene and try to help? It was a nice gesture at the end of the show for him to meet with the Mr. Parker.

6. After sleeping with the Vice President to get the information needed to help save Olivia, Mellie was concerned that Fitz was not going to hold up his end of the deal they made. Much to her surprise, Fitz honored his word.

7. Officer Newtown’s breakdown in front of Olivia is one for the books! It’s a major problem for him to think killing an unarmed man, planting a weapon on him and releasing an actually criminal is ok.

This was seriously an eye opener for anyone and everyone! Many have screamed for the rights of our people when an issue occurs, yet the moment a distraction occurs, all media coverage and minds are deterred from the serious situation. Taking into consideration all of the things that went on in this episode, do you think Shonda Rhimes depicted the issues accurately? What can we do as a community to show more support?

Natalee J. Langley (@_naturallynat)

Kerry Washington To Be Honored At The 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Earlier today America’s LGBT media advocacy organization announced that it will be honoring Kerry Washington during the upcoming 26th annual GLAAD Media awards on March 21.

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Columbus Short Reportedly Threatened To Murder Jamie Foxx

Law abiding citizen should be taken off Columbus Short’s resume

Last year, Columbus Short was arrested after his wife told police he choked her and threatened to her and himself. Subsequently, in a very unsurprising turn of events, it would be announced that Short would not be returning as the insanely popular character Harrison on Shonda RhimesScandal series. Since then, he’s done his best to stay out of the spotlight, but his temper has other plans.

Last week, his now ex-girlfriend, Agostina Laneri, filed a restraining order against Short due to claims that he was emotionally abusive towards her, and physically abusive to her child. Not only that, Laneri added that Short had a specific movie star in mind as a target for his anger.

If I choose to kill one of these n****s, I will do that. I’m that crazy n**** that will be on the news as the n**** that murked Jamie Foxx. Y’all should be very afraid. Very afraid.

Thankfully, no violence between the two film and television stars has transpired, but considering the fact that Short has since admitted to a drug and alcohol problem, the claims shouldn’t be taken lightly. For now, Short is mandated to stay at least 100 yards from Laneri and her child, who Short has reportedly hit because “he needs to learn.”

The “Inside The NBA” Crew Test Out New England Patriots “Deflate-Gate” Theory

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